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    Default Re: 2006 Christmas Giveaway with nVidia and ASUS!

    Ok, so I thought it might be a good idea to read up on what everyone else wrote up on here in case of competition or something like that. But hey, its more for fun so here goes; an honest simple reason(s) why I should get those cards.

    In June my dad decided he wanted to buy a new pc to use as a server running Windows 2003, and he asked me to help him spec and build it which I agreed to do. So we got to PC World (bad place to buy PC parts I know but this is my dad and whilst hes a software genius he's not exactly great with hardware) and as we got to the checkouts it occurred to me that it was actually a pretty damn decent machine for the £520 we paid for it (spec described in signature although we already had the monitor and I bought the keyboard and mouse a few months later and the Philips sound card I had floating around) so I asked him if I could buy it off him. He said fine, we would use the PC I'd been using at the time (really not worth describing). Everything ran perfectly and smoothly, it seemed like the perfect gaming computer to last me the next few years.
    A few months down the line, after endless hours spent on CS:S, I got bored of the games I had so went out and bought BF2. One of the best gaming decisions ever. Except it only ran on low detail. Anything up onto medium and I'd get lag so bad you'd think you were playing something about as advanced as Pacman. But fair enough, it was still a good game and was worth playing on low detail for the gameplay (well done to EA for that one).
    Same story, a few months down the line, BF2142 comes out. Instantly went out and bought it, being told it used exactly the same engine as BF2 (which it does) only it was less demanding on the system. In a sense this was true I guess, it certainly used up less of my CPU time but it was a lot more demanding on the little 7300GS. I still play it a lot, again on low detail, but even then it lags a lot, every time something explodes in front of me I find myself dead instantly having been shot during the system lag. After a half hour or so it sometimes freezes completely, sound loops, system non-responsive and I either have to wait a few minutes for it to reboot itself or I have to hold down the power button on the front of the case, which I'm sure none of you would consider to be a good idea. Pretty much all of the forums I searched for help with this said the same thing; reduce the overclocks on the graphics card and put more cooling on it. But here's the thing - it's currently running at stock speeds (550Mhz Core, 540Mhz memory) and I have an exhaust fan pulling air directly off of the heat sync. So it's really not a case of being more sensible with the hardware, my graphics card simply can't cut it.
    I would just replace the thing but I really can't afford to. I still owe my dad £235 for the rig and I then have to buy a monitor and really won't be able to afford an 8800GTX which I really want.
    Those 7600GT's would pretty much save my life (in the gaming sense) which I know comes across as a pretty sad life for an 18 year old, but gaming is what I do and it really isn't that enjoyable with the amount of system lag I experience from the bottleneck that is my 7300GS.

    That post came out a lot longer than I intended it to, so sorry for going on quite so much. Happy Christmas to all, and good luck choosing the winners, there are some pretty damn good ones out there.

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    Default Re: 2006 Christmas Giveaway with nVidia and ASUS!

    So here's my lifestory on gaming. Be warned that this will be fairly boring and needlessly sentimental and wordy, but I had time to kill when I wrote it, so I decided to follow through with more of an essay than a mere response. Here I go.

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    I am by no means a hardcore or a veteran gamer, since I play games only when I have the means and the time. When I do find the time out of college and life to play games, however, I enjoy playing them very much, as I have since I was very little - about age six or seven.
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    It was actually my dad who introduced me to gaming, since he owned a computer store at the time and would periodically install some of the promotional titles he received from software companies on a his store's demonstration PCs. These were by no means actual games, since most of the titles were of the semi-educational and children's multimedia variety, but as a kid, I was at least intrigued by the novelty of vibrantly-animated graphics and responsive sound effects. My dad was even considerate enough to install some of the actual (non-educational) titles and thus introduce me to my first true 'gaming experience.' I remember playing a game called Raptor, which was in itself a top-down arcade shooter where I played a lone fighter pilot blowing through fleets of enemy aircraft. Again, the game's (at-the-time) visceral graphics, responsive sound, and fast-paced gameplay all had me hooked.
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    Naturally, I sought out more and more exciting games to play, and inevitably became an avid gamer. That's not to say that I became addicted, however, since my dad, who had in fact brought me the world of gaming in the first place, was ironically very opposed to my newfound hobby (he feels it's a distraction to my studies) and thus reprimanded me whenever I played for too long. This did not deter me from playing games, though, as my dad's newly set restrictions only encouraged me to savor the few moments for gaming I was allowed.

    I can actually remember begging my dad to let me play tetris on his bulky green-screened laptop, but as the years went by, my gaming repetoire expanded and evolved. I remember being scared and thrilled at the same time while playing Doom and Wolfenstein 3d, discovering the RTS genre in Warcraft, Command and Conquer, and Total Annihalation, learning the joy of levelling up in Diablo, being amazed by the story-telling and gameplay of Half-Life, and of course taking advantage of multiplayer in Starcraft (as well as Half-Life and all of its mods.. ftw CS!).. the list goes on.

    I continued to play newer and better games with great enthusiasm, and up until a few years ago, I was able to enjoy them 'as they were meant to be played' (sorry for the copyright infringement, Nvidia!). In the past few years, however, I have been limited by my lack of time (e.g. college prep, getting into college, and then going to college), as well as my lack of gaming hardware (my dad installed a Geforce4 MX420 and a 1GHz AMD on the system he built me a few years back - the same one I now use for college). Since my dad hasn't been in the computer business for a decade, and since I have to pay for college on my own accord, cutting-edge components for a top-notch gaming computer haven't exactly been on my list of financial investments. So, even though my computer's motherboard doesn't support SLI (nor does it support PCI express x16 for that matter), receiving the pair of cards would give me more than enough incentive to upgrade (I'm considering a conroe and a new motherboard). Considering that I lack the ability to use the SLI feature, if I were to receive a pair of cards, I could do a few things: I could give one of the cards to my dad, to rekindle his enjoyment of gaming, or one to my little sister, so that she could sharpen her photo-editing and flash skills. Who knows, maybe my mom would even be interested in entering the gaming arena (although I can't imagine her playing WoW or FEAR anytime soon). As for myself, I know that I would love to actually be able to play CS Source on a decent resolution and frame rate.. *drool* ..I would finally be able to see my friends before(!) they shoot me! ZOMGOSH!!
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    Anyways.. regardless of how my family would end up distributing this kind of gift, I would make sure that we would put it to extremely good use. I, in particular, would very much love to rediscover the wonder and excitement that I had enjoyed from gaming when I was still in gradeschool. Anyways, I'll stop boring you all with this long and cheesy telling of my gaming life. I really doubt I'm going to win anything with this, but thanks for reading, and happy holidays! <o:p></o:p>
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    Default Re: 2006 Christmas Giveaway with nVidia and ASUS!

    i know that the chances are very slim to win but if it is really destined not to be mine then eventually even if i wrote a good story, it would still not be mine . so i thought...hmm? y not try? could safe me a alot as i have thought of purchasing a 6600gt! and 7600gt! Wow, is even better than a 6600gt.

    so here i go...shorter than.....300 words? hmmm.....

    act 1

    Here i am, wondering on my bed.

    act 1 = blank mind [.................] (thinking about how to save up to $100 as soon as possible as i get only $4 a day for school...maybe will not even get one.) then suddenly...won a 7600gt!!! Wooot![(blank mind)[at first] will burst and starts rolling like a thunderstorm!
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    Act 2

    sitting on a chair in front of the computer screen looking at a price list

    hmm...the price of a 6600gt is $100, i got $4 a day or maybe don't even get one....$4 is also meant for eating at school....

    then suddenly i fell asleep..in my dream i found myself holding a 6600gt..carefully i unwrap the anti-static bag and install it into my pc. it works so perfectly that i cried in amazement while playing my favourite need for speed underground 2. soon i started to race my car like a champ when suddenly my car crashed and i saw my car flying into the air. suddenly i was awoke. Oh men...that was a dream huh...so here i am..still stuck on my onboard video.... pls make that wish of mine getting a 7600gt a reality, actually a 6600gt is enuff for me but since this contest is for 7600gt than that's a whole lot better! thank you >.<

    Pls cry!!!

    just joking hehehe

    pick me! pick me as the winner

    [F.Y.I] i just found out about this web around 4pm this afternoon =)
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    Hello everyone,

    Here is my situation:
    I'm 18 and saving up to go off to college. I want to keep my debt down and in doing so, I can not afford to build a computer. Almost all my time is spent earning money or studying for school. Currently I am stuck with a Dimension 2400. This thing barely gets me by with daily studies. FPS are almost non-existant Here are my plans If I where to get those cards: 1. I would scrape up some money. 2. I would use as many components from the old Dell as possible to cut costs - hd, stock mouse and keyboard, and anything else I can salvage. 3. Since I don't need a super computer with SLI, I would sell one of the cards to get money to purchase other components.

    It would be really great to get one of the most expensive components out of the way.

    As ALWAYS, I love this forum. I've learned a lot from you guys and gals. I've posted here for about a year and a half, which is a lot more than those who posted 1 time and on just this thread.

    I wish everyone best of luck and I hope you have Happy New Year!

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    I've recently become a serious gamer and I am totally hooked. Here's the problem, I've got a crappy graphics subsystem. I consider myself a pretty good gamer, but due to video card issues I'm dead long before I see my opponents. I think my best FPS has been maybe 24 with an average of about 12-14. I don 't need to tell you that playing online with a 14 FPS is like sending a letter by mail to my friends and family. It's incredibly excuciating. I'd buy one in a heart beat, but alas money is tight and can't afford to buy a new card. Please help a brother in arms fight the good fight and actually get my frag rate a bit better.




    I also am using X200M graphics, yes that is right, integrated graphics. I love BF2, but I can only play on low and the frame rate still often drops. Also I can't play many new games such as BF2142, I tried the demo, but it was unplayable on low at 800x600. If I won these two cards Iíll be able to play all recent games at decent frame rates as Iíll be able to use them in SLI .


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    I would take care of them just like my babies & wonít try to overclock them at all so that they can run cool all the times. I wonít be doing any kind of overclocking just to see some better FPS ratings.




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    Well I can't say that I am the most deserving here but Iím certainly one of them.Please Tweak Town , make the right choice.I will treasure it with my life.Iím a poor student & canít afford these kind of fancy things like SLI.




    I obviously would loved to play games in a SLI system but frankly speaking, I donít have that kind of money to buy these monsters.So, SLI is still like a luxury to me.



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    Help me out & provide me these two Asus EN 7600 GTs so that I can fulfill my dreams of playing 3D games at atleast some decent frame rates.I think u would not mind me doing that.would you ?



    Wishing all a very Happy & Prosperous New Year 2007
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    Default Re: 2006 Christmas Giveaway with nVidia and ASUS!

    shouldn't we have the winners by now?
    and since the comp was supposed to awarded by xmas, anyone who posted after that shouldn't be eligble (just trying to increase the odds of me winning)
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    Default Re: 2006 Christmas Giveaway with nVidia and ASUS!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kheldar View Post
    shouldn't we have the winners by now?
    and since the comp was supposed to awarded by xmas, anyone who posted after that shouldn't be eligble (just trying to increase the odds of me winning)
    "The giveaway contest will end on 31st December 2006, any entries after this will not be considered."

    It's write in the rules, on the first post, by Mr. Tweak.
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    Hi there,

    I'm a gamer. And I have a girlfriend. Yes, you read right. And, to top that off, she is NOT a gamer. How is our relationship, you say? Well, it's really hard to compromise on the time that I put towards her, and on that towards my gaming.. as both really do deserve my attention. One gives me fun, and the other gives me fun. No, I'm not trying to be perverted (since the italicized "fun" CLEARLY indicates PERVERT), but I'm trying to make a point - my experiences with my girlfriend are obviously different than those with my gaming, but both are positive and enjoyable in their own unique ways. So how am I supposed to find a middleground for gaming and girlfriend, you say? Well, I don't. My girlfriend has taken over my life completely, and I can't get a wink of gaming in without her coming over and distracting me from my PRECIOUS GAMING TIME by smothering me with repulsive hugs and kisses, using my computer to look at her myspace or facebook, or to do some preposterous assignment from some ridiculous class called "ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 101" to fulfill some random GE for some bizarre thing called a degree.

    Sorry for the sarcasm, there - unless you really don't like women or something, but anyways, here's what I mean to say..

    I love my girlfriend to death, but I have in fact given into her, and between work and college, I haven't had the chance to play any sort of real game since I met her about two years ago. Recently, however, I've made a stand to her that I really want to play games and that I can't spend ALL my free time with her for fear of LOSING MY GAMER SOUL. So, she agrees - I score myself a few hours of "whatever-I-want-to-do-by-myself-it's-find-by-her" time, and I am READY TO GAME. Pretty sweet deal, huh? Not so, my friend!

    I go to borrow my colleague's copy of F.E.A.R. - a game I have wanted to play since I first saw it in a magazine, and fired it up on my comp. What do I get? 14 fps. Max. On lowest possible everything, resolution, settings.. yes, it is as some say... "the pee in the poo."

    Alright! I guess you know where TweakTown comes in right about now..
    I thought I scored one for the guys by getting my gametime back from my the clutches of my girl.. But now I haven't got the hardware to make use of it. I might as well hand in my ***** as well.

    WHAT AM I SAYING??! I SHALL DO NO SUCH THING.

    2xASUS EN7600GTs TO THE RESCUUEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!1_________________________ Please.


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    Using onboard video just exudes embarrassment. As a humble computer user I have never been blessed with the capacity to enjoy such delightful and entertaining gaming gratification. The perils of raising two children detract from the more arresting things in life.
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    I think I deserve these graphics cards because of my patience, I have been saving up for a gaming PC for many years, and I still can't afford one because of the really high prices of computer hardware (which have ruined my gaming dreams as well) . It took me 4 full years to accumulate some parts for a new PC and I must say, a pair of 7600 GTs in SLI would be a wonderful jump in performance. I could sell my 6600LE and put that $ towards something more useful ( another step closer to an AM2 build ).
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    Believe me, the whole gaming world has gone against me not because that Iím an anti-social but I canít play any new games with decent frame rates. I also had to make excuses to my friends on many occasions that, I donít like to play games which U know, I simply lied to them coz I just canít play the Half Life 2 Episode One & Battlefield 2142 with my crappy graphics. I simply need these cards to revive that gaming lust in mysel f.
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    You guys are holding an awesome give-away just for our sake .I have never owned a gaming PC and I just hope I win so I can finally get rid of my Socket 754.These Graphics cards could give a leg up to my next build, and I'll be thankful to TweakTown if I win.
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    So, please help my sole & brace myself with the power of these two Asus EN 7600 GTs so that I can regain my lost respect among the gamers & If I don't win I'll be stuck here for a long time to come. Now itís all upto u.
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    Happy New Year 2007 to All

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    Honestly <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
    I don't know how can I beat that stories, songs and even forces of outside of this world (hypnotists) :-)<o:p></o:p>
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    I just wanted to say I cannot afford any of the new stuff from new hardware. Since I recently bought a flat, so next 20 years my income is pretty much wasted :-(<o:p></o:p>
    But hey at least I'll have something to live in when I'll retire. Yey.... but I'm surely not going to live like a priest until that. Hey recently I got Warhammer - Dark crusade came out, and my 6600gt is slowly but surely dying on me. But I didn't come here to complain since it looks like most of the people here have old-centuries ago graphic cards.<o:p></o:p>
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    Main reason because I think that I should win those 7600gt's is because I've always been faithful to Nvidia, and this contest would be great for continuing this tradition :-)<o:p></o:p>
    I've never even plugged in (and was being harassed by my friend who always liked Ati-until now I really don't know why), on any of my old and current computers any Ati-based graphic cards. From agp times of riva tnt, geforce 2mx, geforce ti4200 & geforce fx5600. I must admit that my last choice (fx 5600) was one of the hardest, since generation 5*** had major trouble with performance/heat and finally price of it. I decided not to plug any of the Ati based cards no matter what, and I must admit I was unable to play much of those FPS back then, and soon afterwards Nvidia released (luckily) geforce 6600gt pci-e.<o:p></o:p>
    So that the card I'm currently using and pretty much everything works o.k. but just that those never games are really (like new Warhammer expansion) hungry for new (at least)7600 or stronger GPU chips.<o:p></o:p>
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    Last thing I wanted to say is Asus. Now I'm very impressed with that company and now I know what it means for enthusiasts like me. Hey I even read every month issue of Asus world e-mag on their webpageÖ I donít know much people who read it, but itís very useful with tons of informationís of current asus products. But I must admit that I surely wasn't faithful to Asus from the beginning. I tried MSI, Gigabyte boards... but then I have just realized how much Asus is superior then others in every way! Support, updates, quality and constant R&D of never and better features! Really impressive.<o:p></o:p>
    Not to mention the fact that I'm currently using asus silent square cpu cooler & Asus (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City w:st="on">Conroe</st1:City> capable) motherboard, which is waiting for me to plug in new <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Conroe</st1:place></st1:City>. <o:p></o:p>
    So those two Asus components would surely like to hang out with two 7600gt twins! Hey it's almost New 2007, and family should always stick together!! :-)))<o:p></o:p>
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    That's all from me for now<o:p></o:p>
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    Bye<o:p></o:p>
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    And happy new year to all of you people..<o:p></o:p>

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