View Full Version : Gigabyte GA-7DXR+ Competition!

02-07-2002, 11:38 AM
How would you like to win yourself a brand new Gigabyte GA-7DXR+ motherboard? The colourful motherboard from Gigabyte (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/products/7dxr+.htm) uses the AMD 761 chipset with full support for the AMD Athlon, XP and Duron processors with up 3GB of DDR SDRAM. That's not all, this motherboard also has full Promise ATA133 RAID support and USB 2.0. Here's what we are playing for:


The good news is we have one to giveaway in the forums!

Now your wondering just how you can win it... Right? Well, it's really quite simply. Once you have registered and signed up for the forums and posted 25 messages, you are eligible to enter the contest. Not that hard right? Once you've got 25 posts to your name, you have to answer both of the following questions:

1) What do you like about TweakTown?
2) What don't you like about TweakTown?

Competition Update - Only 10 post required now!

Anyone from any country is eligible to win, we pay shipping anywhere in the world. Entries are chosen randomly and the competition will end on the morning of the 25th of February Australian time. If you've been a member of the TweakTown Forums for a while now and have already clocked up 25 posts or more, just answer the question by replying to this thread and you'll be entered into the competition automatically!

Best of luck to you all and happy posting - Remember people who post pointless messages will not be eligible to win.

02-07-2002, 12:04 PM
Like: Forums are good fun, and great for a laugh, there are also some good reviews on the site :D

Dislike: the amount of times the forums are down hehe

02-07-2002, 12:46 PM
likes: the forums, the new news format, constant news posting (GW wiggo :thumb: )

dislikes: the seperate news page, i'm not an admin in the forum ;)

02-07-2002, 12:51 PM
Like about Tweaktown:

- covers a wide area of topics
- forum is both informative and fun
- Site is well structured
- contains vast amounts of information
- constant updating


- some people's attitude in the forum
- recent slowdown of reviews / guides
- recent problems with servers (can't be helped)
- the :kay: smiley.. :D

02-07-2002, 01:15 PM

I like the community spirit, technical expertise/help, the way people go out of their way to help.


Slamo (joking)

just the downtime which can be frustrating

lack of spell checker : party ha

02-07-2002, 01:26 PM
like: Tweaktown has taught me a lot about computers and made me more confidant when upgrading hardware

dislike: lack of software reviews

02-07-2002, 01:26 PM
lack of spell checker : party ha

asif we nead a speel cheaker ;) :p

02-07-2002, 01:30 PM
Well, the "Like about TT" part is easy..

Great community.. There aren't that many forums like this one (Beer Garden :?: ).
Wealth of information, easily accessible.
Post a question, and a minute later you can have an answer.
NO POPUPS. Yeah, we all love those. :thumb:
Very nice design on the website/forum.

"Dislike" gets harder..

Oh yeah.. not enough beer..
The fact that the smilies selection board stops when you click on one of them.. Those smilies are COOL! :geek:

02-07-2002, 01:36 PM
like: [list=1]
kick ass forums
great news page that is regulary updated
friendly community
the owner is a great guy who is very generous and kind, who gives away expensive prizes
REVIEWS galore

dislikes: [list=1]
occasional downtime of forums
every1 on the forums (j/k guys, i luv ya's)
not much else to complain about :)

The Wizard
02-07-2002, 02:41 PM
Like: Friends ive never met in real life, but already feel close to and comfortable with.
Dislike: *******s in the cars section, and webgraph :D

The Wizard
02-07-2002, 02:43 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Olie
[B]like: [list=1]
kick ass forums
great news page that is regulary updated
friendly community
the owner is a great guy who is very generous and kind, who gives away expensive prizes
REVIEWS galore

Olie, why dont you just GLUE your lips to Tweaky's ass, it will save some effort. hahahaha!! j/k! :thumb: :cheers:

02-07-2002, 04:23 PM
The reason for lack of reviews lately is the lack of new hardware. That will all change within the next few weeks as the GeForce4 has been released and manufacturers should be announcing their GF4 based boards in the near future. There is also DDR333 chipsets on the horizon and some other interesting goodies on the way.

We're in for a busy few months :)

Bahamut Zer0
02-07-2002, 07:09 PM
Likes- News, layout and da funky forums

Dislikes- Downtime, lack of software reviews and this smiley: wings:
It must be destroyed.

02-07-2002, 07:49 PM
does everything count as a valid answer?? no seriously..
- The forum community is just awesome! ppl can come to the forums for help with hardware/software problems. or even Personal problems! even Tweak himself has come to the forums for advice on personal problems! i have yet to see any other forums like this.
- The constant evolution of the site...i hate sites that are always the same. never change.. but TT just keeps growing from strength to strength. even with all the set backs we've had, good work:thumb:
- the webnews, thanks Wiggo. great job..and love the new layout. much easier :)
- the layout, its really simple to find your way around this site unlike some others which will remain nameless..i hate wastin time tryin to find somethin in a cluttered site.. but here. everythings set out perfectly.
- the smilies! they rock! lol

- the lack of in house reviews + guides lately (which isnt anyones fault as ppl have pointed out, hope it picks up soon guys)
- the recent downtime of the forums, and problems with the servers :( (which once again. isnt anyones fault)
- the occassional ppl who disrupt the forums...(on a side note. i'd like to applaud the regulars of the forums who take this behaviour so well and deal with it in a mature manner)..but then again. that happens at all forums and cant be pointed out as a bad point for TT :)
umm thats about it hey. i dont have any probs with the site!

02-07-2002, 08:15 PM
Thanks for the comments on the news from those ppl. :thumb: (more in the mornin' ;) )

Likes - Most everything

Dislikes - Yes we do need more of a look at software.


02-07-2002, 08:34 PM
Competition Update - Only 10 post required now!

02-07-2002, 09:20 PM
Like : Web news , also how my birthday was remembered in the forums !:sun:

Dislike : Pentium 4 reviews

02-07-2002, 09:55 PM
- Webnews,
- Helpful forums

- Downtime,
- it would seem I'm not as big a fan of the Beer Garden as most either....

02-07-2002, 10:14 PM
Likes: the forums are active and questions don't go unanswered for long. Which is a huge improvement over some other sites forums..
When TT does put up a review, its usually a quality one..

dislikes: too many people with increasing long signatures in the forums [who do you need a 15 line sig for a 2 line post].

02-08-2002, 12:37 AM
Like: Constant flow of new news
Dislike: Server probs you guys have been having

02-08-2002, 05:38 AM
holy free stuff!

02-08-2002, 05:41 AM
couldve sworn I had registered already,
ok then

02-08-2002, 05:59 AM
1) What do you like about TweakTown?
excellent reviews and guides.
2) What don't you like about TweakTown?
That I only recently found out about the forums

02-08-2002, 06:30 AM
Dislike: *******s in the cars section,

Ouch....that hurts....:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

02-08-2002, 01:46 PM
Like: the ammount of Reviews and Forums
Dislike: Downtime, server problems, slow speeds to my end :)

02-08-2002, 02:33 PM
-COMPETITIONS - keep em coming :p
-The friendly staff
-Frequent Review and News Updates
-Good quality/comprehensive reviews

-Constant losses of forums resulting in lost posts :(

Good Luck to everyone :)

EDIT - (oh, and should TT staff/mods/admins be allowed to enter?? normally on all comps teres a clause like no employee of the company or their immediate family blah blah...)

The Wizard
02-08-2002, 03:17 PM
Ouch....that hurts....:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Moosey, you know i meant that other ******* in the cars section! :laugh: :cheers: :thumb: :toung: :hammer:

02-08-2002, 03:30 PM

-the new buttons on the forums... ooooh ahhhhh
-the content of the reviews
-the technical knowledge displayed in all bar one of the forum sections
-load times


-the downtimes, loss of backups, and constant reboots of the server
-current news page layout on the front page
-the bull**** in the beer garden... so sue me :P
-this :kay: crap...

02-09-2002, 01:15 AM
I like

~ reviews
~Great Hardware forums iwth lots of inteligent posters
~Great Contests & prizes

I don't like
~ server/ forum problems (I used to lurk here alot, but stopped when it was hard to get through,at some point my my user name was lost)
~ a few disruptive posters (just like real life I guess, you find them everywhere)

I hope you can keep it up (THE SITE, NOT THAT) if so, I'll stick around this time

02-09-2002, 08:58 AM
- The competitions (if it's to be a permanent part of TT) :)
- The smileys available in the forums, I haven't seen any other website's forums having as comprehensive a set at that on Tweak.
- Personalities: it's definitely what makes or breaks a community, and we got a great bunch of people here.
- Clean, efficient site design. Amateur website designers tend to go overboard with fancy fonts, pop ups, or unecessary java or shockwave features just to show off. That doesn't impress me. For daily viewing pleasure, TT's simplistic design is easy on the eyes and the font size is just right for me. :p

- Ummm.... the range of smileys?! When my IE cache is flushed, and I come back to the forums it takes quite a while to load up all those animated gif smileys again. But that's not TT's fault, it's my slow dial-up.
- Also another thing that's beginning to bug me: people with ultra humongous sigs. I mean cmon - be sensible! :toung:

02-09-2002, 09:09 AM
like: reference source, contest & feedback in forums.
dislike: only so many hrs in day to work, sleep, game & review web sites.

02-09-2002, 05:37 PM
I believe that is classed as spam....

one post would have been sufficient

02-09-2002, 06:46 PM
I agree.....

Bug, your excess posts have been deleted. Contrary to popular belief, posting 3 times instead of once will not increase your ***** length - or have any other postitive impact. It only makes people angry :hmph:

02-09-2002, 07:38 PM

-the friendly atmosphere
-the help you get, quickly
-technical information
-that Gavin guy's articles


-marquees. please disable them :)
-smiley overkill
-the fact that there's not skill-related competitions

02-09-2002, 09:55 PM
:thumb: likes: I love the forums here, they are very informative and use full they've deffinitely helped me out. The tweak guides have also been a God-send. My winxp and cable modem have never been running better. I think i could go on forever but i realize you'll have like a hundred more of of these to read so i guess i'll stop now.

:thumbs do dislikes: I don't really have any. Well since i have to. I wish there were more Canadians here, i think i've only seen 2 or 3 others. I feel so lonely:( Anyways, i really just get confused about prices and what is actually available in Canada, but i suppose we are all in that boat since there are at least 3 countries represented here.

02-10-2002, 07:40 AM
What I like about Tweaktown: The news, the forums, the ppl in the forums who don't brag and who actually try to help out newbies and last but not least, the fact that it's fast enough, even for my 33.6 modem from the other side of the world....

What I dislike: Those few in the forums who think the sun shines from their ***, the smileys & other icons in msgs (perhaps that''s because I usually view my mails via telnet to a unix machine, so I feel close to he pure nongraphical consoles)

02-10-2002, 12:59 PM
LIKE: to find out what people thinks of stuffs on the forums, on the forums la la.
DISLIKE: the big sigs that fill up my screen on the forums, on the forums la la.
: peace:

02-11-2002, 02:46 AM
1) What do you like about TweakTown? The forums !

2) What don't you like about TweakTown? More reviews !

02-11-2002, 05:19 AM
Likes: The hardware reviews
Dislikes: Server downtime:geek:

02-11-2002, 06:45 AM
likes: forums, web news, the people:)

dislikes: the layout of reviews, unconsistent flow of reviews, the variety of reviews, server downtime, the slowness of the current server

02-11-2002, 06:47 AM
likes: forums, web news, the people

dislikes: the layout of reviews, unconsistent flow of reviews, the variety of reviews, server downtime, the slowness of the current server

02-11-2002, 08:04 AM
I could Definately use a 761 motherboard. I have found some good info at Tweaktown over the years.

I like:

The Tweaking Guides

I don't like:

Worldwide differences in product releases, marketing and distribution. Sometimes what's available there is not here or vice versa.

02-11-2002, 08:30 AM
Likes - Speed of Site/Forum...Forums...People...Family feeling (everyone helps each other)...layout (Easy on eyes)...Web News Link...Polls (if updated)...thats about it i guess...oh wait...Darth and Wiggo and old bugger...and mr.tweak (Gawd)...lol...and all the members.

Dislikes - No water cooling reviews/articles (peltiers too)...basically...more reviews and articles...thats about it...the downtime doesnt bother me now...back then it was bad...thats about it...so request more products guys...lol...take care

Peace out

:flames: :flames: :devil: :flames: :flames:

02-11-2002, 02:56 PM
What I Like about TweakTown:
The forums (specially the beer forum), the people in it, the prizes
and tweek guides

What I dislike about TweakTown:
The reviews are not so up-to-date as they should be

02-11-2002, 03:41 PM
:D Hmmmmm.......

I like the following the BEST:

* Top notch Tech. help

* The people, no finer goup of members around

* The forum.....just good , clean fun........

* The reveiws, Great job staff.

* There isn't a hidden aggenda, and the moderators handle problems with style, never over bearing.

* It's home with the famoly......Done right down under or anywhere.: party ha

Things I'd like to see improved:

- frequency of reveiws, more naturally.

- Junk posts.......

- My lack of time to visit TT.....

: party ha thks

02-11-2002, 07:12 PM

Australian (Go the Aussies!!!)
more smilies : peace2:
The General Attitude


Server can be a bit slow at times
ATM there aren't many posts (compared to other places) - bit of advertising perhaps???

02-13-2002, 09:47 AM
-Teasing Beefy on Forums
-Forums cover most topics

-Too many forums threads to read from work, I still havent had time to check out the rest of the site :(

02-13-2002, 09:50 AM
mummy! the bad man is picking on me... :cry:

02-14-2002, 09:19 AM
Like about TT?

Very good info,just got in to computer stuff 7 months ago now cant get enoughf,lot of topics,not a bad site for rookies. THKS TT!!!

Dislike down time (probabley do better if i wasnt running an old 233Mhz my brother sent). No other dislikes.


intell 233MHz,128megs of mem,reg cooling fan nothin fancey,intell mob(max 233MHz),had 8 meg video card went got generic compaq32meg,250w pw suppley. plane janebeen running for 7months.

Whative bought latley not together yet

GIGABYTE 7VTXE, xp1400,2 WD 120GB,Swiftech mcx 462,creative labs MP3sound card, toshiba DVD, Plextor 24/10/40A CD-RW,512m of DDR. nothing esle as of yet. THKS AGAIN TT!!

Bahamut Zer0
02-14-2002, 12:07 PM
Not havingg a go at you mate, but press the 'post reply' button to reply to an existing thread rather than 'post new thread'

02-14-2002, 12:55 PM
Actually I'll see if I can get an Admin to merge it into the other thread. ;)

02-14-2002, 12:56 PM
Consider it done.

02-14-2002, 01:03 PM
*Ammendment to competition post*

- The speed at which the admins merge posts from other threads into currently existing competition threads.. :)

02-15-2002, 06:59 PM
10 days left!!!

02-15-2002, 07:07 PM
A whole 10 days still? <img src="http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/scared.gif">
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-15-2002, 07:27 PM
A whole 10 days still? <img src="http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/scared.gif">
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Well 9 days and 1.5 hours to be technical... :D

02-16-2002, 07:15 AM
1) What do you like about TweakTown?

got 10 posts so Im now in the contest.

2) What don't you like about TweakTown?

Havent yet found anything I dont like but then again Im new.

02-18-2002, 08:08 PM
heh heh, I thought I'd missed this comp ! Well since it's still going I'd better enter it ! I haven't read the previous posts so I may be repeating other people but it's my opinion so that doesn't matter. I'll try to be constructive rather than sucking up too...

- The forums are layed out well, they're clear and bright (many other forums I've seen have a lot to learn)
- Positive forum atmopshere, fun people who also happen to know HEAPS of usefull info to help out all those pc problems (very rare find)

- Lack of hardware reviews. Yes there are a few occasionally, and when they come along they're not very informative. I find myself going elsewhere on the net for such info, ie toms hardware.
- Server downtime, although there ain't much you can do about that.

If I think of more I'll edit my post !

02-19-2002, 05:36 PM
Well 9 days and 1.5 hours to be technical... :D

how long now?
i need my upgraded for the disco otherwise i won't have the power to run teh lighting and music programs at the same time= work for olie

02-20-2002, 09:16 AM

- Competitions
- User Reviews
- The BBS
- The Guides


- None at the moment

New to tweak town for the most part been on the site for 6 months but only recently have I really looked at the site.

02-21-2002, 06:53 AM
:shoot: : peace: shooting hippies? Then try Tweaktown! They are the **** and they have everything in teh whole wide world!

First was TT is bad: Umm, err, doesn't regularly ship free, unreleased hardware to my house, delivered by naked hot women instantaneously by teleportation. Regularly.

Tweaktown is my favorite place in the universe, because:
-Moderators and everyone else is totally kick ass knowledgable, nice, intelligent people, who I like to talk to.
-Forum is set up awesome, News is absolutely the best ever
-Smilies are fun:sun:
-Contests rock, plus I think I need a motherboard more than anyone else here, I am running an evil Aopen AK33 Via POS KT133, combined with Windows XP it slows it down soo bad. I also have no job which sucks, since I have tried like 5 places recently. I love TT so much and I hope the wil love me back by awarding me this fine motherboard. In fact, I think I will write a collosal essay on why TT kicks ass. GO!

Tweaktown is the most informative website that I read. They aren't as in depth as Tom's Hardware, but I don't really like that as much, as Tom's sometimes gives more info than necessary. TT is full of wonderful people and information. It is my goal to become a reviewer for TT sometime when I can further hone my reviewing skills to the point of TT worthyness. As TT founder Cameron Wilmot said: "without a doubt the most important people are you, the loyal readers of TweakTown!" That's me right? Too bad all my work would go in vain were I to write the 15 page essay I was planning on. I just realized that the entries are chosen randomly. I was seriously going to write a 10 page essay on why TT is great. I still will if you'll give me teh motherboard :clap:

02-22-2002, 02:54 PM
1) What do you like about TweakTown?

-The funny posts at the beer garden
-The funny people
-The funny Smilies
-How the threads change the subject in the middle of them. Itīs funny.

2) What don't you like about TweakTown?

- When they talk about prices they use the Australian dollar, and i donīt know how much it costs
- Some of the posts are huge! They use enormous pics that take a long time to download.
- Itīs written in english

02-25-2002, 07:01 AM
Is it just me, or is there two hours to go in the comp? :D

02-25-2002, 09:16 AM
It's got to be close. :D
But the chief might not be feelin' to good atm. :cackle:
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-25-2002, 09:50 AM
He was up and posting when he got home this morning.. didn't seem too bad then. But i guess he's probably gonna sleep til about 3 now... oh well

02-25-2002, 10:37 AM
He was up and posting when he got home this morning.. didn't seem too bad then. But i guess he's probably gonna sleep til about 3 now... oh well

I'm back better than ever (don't tell anyone, but I still feel pretty hung over).

The competition is closed, no more entries after this post will be included.

02-25-2002, 11:00 AM
*Drum Roll*

The winner is.............. nVladik - Congrats, we'll get the board sent out to you soon! :clap:

Here is how I choose the winner, totally random. I put all the names in a text file and named them each 1 to 40. Not having seen the list, I asked Kay (she didn't enter in the competition) to choose a number and she choose 17 which was nVladik.

02-25-2002, 11:07 AM
I object!

Nah.. maybe not.. Congrats nVladik. Hope you enjoy the board...

:clap: :clap: :clap:

02-25-2002, 11:12 AM
Congrats nvladik...........hope my cheque is now in the mail j/k ;)

02-25-2002, 11:34 AM
Gee and I told ya which number ya were supose to say. :rolleyes2
j/k :laugh:
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-25-2002, 11:47 AM
3 would have been nice.. I bet wiggo said 11, didn't he?

02-25-2002, 12:07 PM
Not even close buddy. ;)
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-25-2002, 12:31 PM
Congrats nvladik :)

02-25-2002, 01:01 PM
Yes and enjoy my board when ya get it buddy. :thumb:
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-25-2002, 01:03 PM
congrats nVladik

too bad the chosen number wasnt 18 (cos I posted right after nVladik)

If only I entered the comp 1 hour earlier :)

oh well, time for the next comp tweako

02-25-2002, 01:23 PM
The list was in alphabetical order and backwards. :D
:cackle: :cackle: :cackle: :cackle: :cackle:

Mr. C
02-25-2002, 01:50 PM
Right on nVladik!
You fortunate devil:D

Now lets replay those famous words again sports fans!

Like: the ammount of Reviews and Forums
Dislike: Downtime, server problems, slow speeds to my end :)

There you have it folks, the stuff champions are made of:clap:

02-25-2002, 02:06 PM
Well hopefully the server problems are behind us - Elite Internet Communications (http://www.eicomm.net) do a wonderful job of providing TweakTown with an affordable and reliable service. Even when the forums go down now, the main database stays online. Very impressive!

Slow speeds? Well, the speeds have increased here in AUS since the change of server. A 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM and a 60GB RAID-1 array form our backbone, and with links to three of America's largest Telco providers - you can be assured of redundancy :thumb:

And since we have a dedicated server, it leaves us more room to grow. :)

02-25-2002, 02:14 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself... :)

02-25-2002, 08:12 PM
It's very strange he has slow speeds though when he's in the same country as the server. :?:

02-25-2002, 09:31 PM
Maybe its the babe forum that is slow to load ;)

02-26-2002, 10:18 AM
Wow... now that was unexpected... thanx guys...

Mr.Tweak, you guys need my address and stuff? Or the address is picked randomly too? :laugh:

02-26-2002, 11:48 AM
Now there's a thought! <img src="http://members.optushome.com.au/wiggo100/thinkerg.gif">

<---------A random address. :thumb:

:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-26-2002, 11:51 AM
Yeah, a random address.....

<----- hang on, that's no good.. ummmm

---> My place.


02-26-2002, 12:31 PM
That'll teach ya for takin' it out won't it. :rolleyes2
:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

02-26-2002, 01:19 PM
congrats nVladik :thumb:

now as soon as you get it send it over to me :D

02-27-2002, 10:21 AM
YOOOOOOUUU BAAAAAASTAAAAAAARDS! I needed that mobo SO BADLY, VIa is raping my Winxp, GF3 system. I needed that board so bad. NVladiak you suck so much, now I will pray to Jeff K and Vanilla Ice to coerce the UPS to divert the package to me. Hmmmm maybe if I can fake his email address and send Mr. Tweak my addy....:rolleyes2

02-27-2002, 11:00 AM
No........ the prize was won fair and square, and as for the address............ just check with me Mr T ;) :angel:

02-27-2002, 12:22 PM
ha... ahaha... and might I add muahhaha... and btw... to late... Mr. T has the address already...

02-27-2002, 12:24 PM
Well I never............... too late again by the looks

02-27-2002, 08:52 PM
Hey nVladik !! Nice work ! I hope the board gives you many hours of fun !!!

However, I lost so let's keep having competitions till I win something ! What's next ???!

04-25-2002, 09:48 AM
Hey guys... just thought everyone on the forums should kno that it's been 2 months and I never got the board. Make your own conclusions...


04-25-2002, 11:02 AM
Hey guys... just thought everyone on the forums should kno that it's been 2 months and I never got the board. Make your own conclusions...


It was sent, please e-mail me about it.

04-25-2002, 12:34 PM
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