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Enter to Win a Diamond Radeon R9 280X Graphics Card

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Looking to do a new build, or are you simply looking for a graphics upgrade? Then you will want to enter now to win one of four Diamond AMD R9 280X PCIE GDDR5 3GB Memory Graphics Cards!

There will be one Sweepstakes, which will run to December 22, 2013 9:00 PM PST.

Eligibility: U.S. resident (excluding Rhode Island) 18 years or older.

Go here to enter.

Learn more about the Radeon R9 280X here in our round-up!

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    meowmix44 , December 6, 2013 4:18 PM
    I need one of these ASAP!
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    karmageden , December 6, 2013 4:35 PM
    Damn you Americans! Canadians like to game too, and we don't even need to worry about cooling systems, we just set up outside.
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    Bdad , December 6, 2013 5:24 PM
    I would register but refuse to use Facebook
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    thesuperguy , December 6, 2013 5:42 PM
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    Damn you Americans! Canadians like to game too, and we don't even need to worry about cooling systems, we just set up outside.


    Turn off heating and you can also set up inside.

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    JOSHSKORN , December 6, 2013 6:02 PM
    Wish there was a contest to win a Samsung EVO 840 1TB SSD.
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    lp231 , December 6, 2013 6:30 PM
    I still remember their video cards comes with a special software during the Win98 days. Once it was installed, you can launch the start menu anywhere on the desktop, without having to actually click on the start button itself.
    http://assets.hardwarezone.com/2009/reviews/video/DiamondFusion/Diamond-Fusion.html
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    magicandy , December 6, 2013 8:40 PM
    Why is Rhode Island excluded? Did the corrupt RI Lottery push lew legislation prohibiting people from entering sweepstakes from other states?
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    DXRick , December 7, 2013 1:39 AM
    Do you have to "like" DMM on Facebook? I already liked THG.

    Oh dang. They want your phone # too. No way.
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    Unolocogringo , December 7, 2013 4:15 AM
    No thanks, I get enough junk email and telemarketing calls as it is.
    No need to give my information to another company. So they can sell it to 1,000's more companies.
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    bustapr , December 7, 2013 7:17 PM
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    Why is Rhode Island excluded? Did the corrupt RI Lottery push lew legislation prohibiting people from entering sweepstakes from other states?


    RI has a very strict law concerning games of chance. To run a giveaway of high value item in rhode island, the company has to file a statement and pay a $150 filing fee. I think the item has to be worth round $500 for this to be in effect, not entirely sure what happens for giveaways of lower value. if a company fails in filing this statement and paying the fee, they will be guilty of misdemeanor.

    It really sucks that the law is this way because its just driving business away from the state. Im pretty sure THG wont be going to rhode island to file anything or pay any ghastly fee any time soon just for a giveaway.
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    AndrewJacksonZA , December 9, 2013 1:37 AM
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    Eligibility: U.S. resident (excluding Rhode Island) 18 years or older.
    Please, Please, PLEASE extend these hardware competitions to the UK and South Africa! What tax reasons are preventing you from doing so?
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    vmem , December 19, 2013 8:21 AM
    all of you guys complaining about these things being US only

    you realize that it's not Tom's issue but a problem of government regulations right? you can petition your government to push for standardized international regulations about these contests if you want there to be one for your country
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    Innocent_Bystander , December 19, 2013 9:27 AM
    "Turn off heating and you can also set up inside."

    Turning off heating and using AMD's new cards are mutually exclusive concepts.

    IB
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    lostgamer_03 , December 19, 2013 9:34 AM
    What about EU, I'm like... Sad and stuff..
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    bemused_fred , December 19, 2013 11:36 AM
    Any chance that us in the EU will get some love? I know you've got a German studio, so it should be possible....
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    alidan , December 19, 2013 2:49 PM
    @u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya

    MSRP is for a reference card, once you put a non reference cooler on them, msrp goes up. 320-350 is about where the card was sitting, than everything sold out, and only it came back in, price goudge. the only place you can get a 280X is dell for 350$

    i cant blame them for adjusting for supply and demand, though i do think 120+$ over msrp is retarded, im now waiting on them going to reasonable numbers again.
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    meowmix44 , December 20, 2013 12:04 PM
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    @u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya

    MSRP is for a reference card, once you put a non reference cooler on them, msrp goes up. 320-350 is about where the card was sitting, than everything sold out, and only it came back in, price goudge. the only place you can get a 280X is dell for 350$

    i cant blame them for adjusting for supply and demand, though i do think 120+$ over msrp is retarded, im now waiting on them going to reasonable numbers again.

    Even the 290 and 290x are being marked up to $530 and $630 respectively when they should be $400 and $500 and there are no non-reference cards out for either of them yet. I would gladly pay $320 for a decent non-reference 280x. $10-20 over MSRP is perfectly acceptable. $120-150 over? No chance in hell I pay that much for a 280x. As late as the first week of December it was possible to get a regular HD 7970 non-reference (I think XFX) for $260 brand new after a rebate. Now, the same exact card is $469 after a $30 rebate, the same price as the 7970 GHz edition XFX. You can't even get a new 7950 for less than $400 and they were going for under $250 w/o a rebate as late as the 1st week of December as well. I can wait until the litecoin miners can no longer turn a profit off of even a 290x. Instead of paying $400-$420 for a 280x now, I'll wait a month or two and get a 290 for the same price which is what it was supposed to be in the first place. By then there will be NR 290s as well. I checked Dell also and the earliest the order will be ready is 6 weeks. That is about the same amount of time that all the retailers who are still taking orders of the 280x at normal prices are backed up to. If you try to order a $320 NR 280x from a place like Adorama it will take about 6 to 8 weeks to get it. If you want it before Christmas, expect a free colonoscopy from Newegg or Tiger Direct.


    You sir are correct. I bought my ASUS 7970 for 250USD like 4 months ago, now I get get inferior 7970s for like 400 minimum. I think its time I sell mine for 450 and buy a 780 off ebay.
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    CaptnKirk , December 23, 2013 12:38 PM
    @U_gonna_squeal, Meowmix, etc that are complaining about the higher price on ATI cards.

    You obviously don't understand supply and demand. Everyone wants to repeal the law of supply and demand and it's NOT POSSIBLE. It's not a government law, it's a natural law.

    Raising the price actually makes it more likely that you can get one of those cards if you really want one. If the price stayed below the market demand, people would just buy them all out immediately. It doesn't matter if they place a quantity limit, there are always ways around that if you are willing to find them. (Besides, why would you put a quantity limit of 1 on an item that is designed to work in tandem with up to at least 4 cards in one PC possible? That makes no sense!) If the retailers left the price at MSRP, they would sell out nearly instantly and the only place you could buy them would be on ebay etc. where you would likely have to pay even more than what the retailer is charging now? How would that make any sense to the retailer and how would it help you? They should sell it for less than what it's real value is on an open market just so their customer could buy it from them and mark it up to sell to someone else? Get real! I am so sick of whiners that think everything is about them. Competition works. It makes things available to the most people at the best price. The only way "price gouging" is possible is if there is a monopoly on the product. So long as there is competition prices will gravitate to the lowest possible price where a profit margin can be maintained and supplies are available. It's basic economics and human nature. Where the problems come in is when people try to meddle with these natural laws. Take a look at the mess of Obamacare for an example of that. Government meddling in the insurance industry has on average doubled the price of insurance and tripled the deductible so you are paying a fortune for something that will only help you if you have catastrophic health problems. You used to be able to get catastrophic only insurance for $50 per month. Freedom and Capitalism work every time they are tried, but there are always a bunch of whiners crying "its not fair" and "there ought to be a law" messing it up for everyone. No one cares or should care that you want to buy a stock at lower than market price, why should it be any different with a video card? The market works, always has, always will if left alone to work without over-regulation.
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    Unolocogringo , December 23, 2013 4:13 PM
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    I still remember their video cards comes with a special software during the Win98 days. Once it was installed, you can launch the start menu anywhere on the desktop, without having to actually click on the start button itself.
    http://assets.hardwarezone.com/2009/reviews/video/DiamondFusion/Diamond-Fusion.html


    I still have one of their early cards.
    2MB ram with 2 sockets for another 2MB.
    Those were the days.