Win an ATI 4870 X2 video card !

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  1. billionairebum

    billionairebum New Member

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    Hey guys its really great that your running such a cool competition. I had a really great rig, e6400 @ 3.2, 8800gt ect... it took me two years to come up with the cash, for real, saving and working holidays. Our family came under some heavy financial difficulty and i started working three jobs and studying. We had to move out our house and i sold most of my valuables to support my family( Mom, lil bro:) The day came that i sold my rig and it broke me in two. Two years later and although going through some rough times, we are doing a lot better. Some of my old clan buddies raised some money for me to rejoin them and we are only short a cpu and a graphics card. If you think i deserve the card then i thank you with tears in my eyes.
    Regards.
     
  2. markvm1

    markvm1 New Member

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    first let me say hello to all,and to answer the question why? would i like to have the
    4870x2 card and the reply would be should i tell the truth or give some wacky sob story.
    well i dont lie and my answer is simple i like ati better then nvidia and i would like to own
    the fastest ati card out thier.
     
  3. Allubz

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    Hiya guys,

    After having moved thrice the last year, including from the Netherlands to Germany, I hadn't had a single cent to spend on a new rig as a poor philosophy student.
    Today the day has come (I'm not joking here, it's 100% serious) that my 4-year old rig has finally died.
    The two 6600GTs probably still work, the CPU is a joke anyway (a 3200+ Venice core clocked on 2.5GHz) and 2x 512MB ValueRAM isn't exactly what a hardcore gamer is looking for to begin with.
    The problem is that the Zalman passive cooler I had on the northbridge slowly began to fall off the A8N-SLI SE NForce 4 chipset... I pulled out a Coolermaster heatsink with 50mm fan from an old computer and taped (really o_O) it to some free spots in my case :)
    Today the northbridge gave up on me though, no booting, nothing.

    It's dead

    Conclusion: I need to buy a new rig else I can't play Warhammer Online which I just bought on Ebay for a mere 15.50 euros :)
    - New mobo = 130.-
    - New RAM = 60.-
    - New CPU = 135.-
    - New Graphix = 200 (HD4870 ftw !!)

    That adds up to: 525.-

    So I called my accountant and he told me there's a mere 100.- left to live on for the whole month, and then it's over x.x

    If ANYONE feels for a student which rig actually today burned out and got lucky as hell to see the Driverheaven.net advertisement, please do share your feelings and help this chap out!

    Thanks for reading,

    - Al


    --If my English is poor feel free to slap me, zeh germans have taken all my skills o.o

    EDIT: Update: I managed to get myself a Maximus Formula Special Edition for a mere 135.- incl. shipping I had to lend the money from my girl friend whether you believe it or not.. xD

    EDIT2: Right now I'm bankrupt. No money left, even managed it into the negatives just to get a rig again. I'd be most grateful for any donation and a HD4870x2 would seriously blow my heart out!
     
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  4. retrogamer1990

    retrogamer1990 New Member

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    I am trying to help the poor!

    If i won the card, i would give my old GeForce 4 MX away, but i am sure it is so bad that nobody would want it!
    Like this...
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    Put me out of my misery and help the poor at the same time!

     
  5. omura89@

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    Well i have an AMD 5400x2 + BE o/c'ed to 3.4ghz and my intel/nvidia whore buddy, got pissed when my 4850 owned his gtx 260 in a crysis benchmark. (22 fps to 20) (all on high maxed out 24 msaa) and now i am using a pci 5500 that i found in a pc that was tossed to the curb (yes if there is a pc on the curb i will take it)(also i would like to rub it in his face)(then own him in crysis)
    though i wouldent be able to use a 4870x2 to its fullest potential so you might as well through in a spider setup with a phenom 9950 be and a water cooling setup a new case (antec 1200) oh possibly a new psu?
     
  6. Molecular

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    Well I am only getting 30 FPS in Crysis Warhead at Enthusiast settings with my 8800GTX SLI config and it's got me popping Prozacs like they were M&Ms. With this card, I can at least pretend I'm going to get better frame rates. And as a bonus, I will donate each 8800GTX to the charity of DH's choice. =-)
     
  7. chaotic.robot

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    I don't really want to win this card. No seriously. It is just too fancy.
     
  8. hasher

    hasher if u got some ,pass it around

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    ati 1600 enuff said. serously i magor gamer but i can play half the games now a days with out making game look black and white .(sarcasim) but i would really appreciate it and i would right a big review on the games i play and the diff it made in my machine thats not top of line to campre just how a new card in old system can make .im out work and i got make this system last anouther 2 years . oh did i mention cpu intel 820 .see why i need it .i really want to play warhead in all it glory:) so plz pick me the truely need one.
     
  9. Fromashes

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    I imagine to myself,that by winning this card.I would have prove in the theory of 'chances of life'...which actually is making the chance for the dice to fall to your side.

    Like everyone says,I should mention first,that I fully deserve this card,why?
    I'm ''here'' to enjoy life to the max. And having and 'ATI Beast' with you will surely make that come to life,so the conclussion lies on your shoulders.

    A little of topic :Now I always wondered why is it that people fight,compete.And as I see it,one is so they could exist and the other reason is so they could WIN!Now fighting just so you could live is not the way I choose.You should fight so you could win,and thus survive in everyway as a stronger entety

    I would like to explain to you,what is it to hold a graphics card for me in my hands...what is it to hold any new technology that comes to life.
    I never held a just-born child in my hands,but I believe that it is something similar to that.
    "When you unwrap the box you find there something giving you hope,happiness for the things that didn't happen yet,potential,happiness for it's purity in all,for it's place here"...that is what holding new technologies is for me.

    Main Reason:

    It would bring me unfortold happiness to have in my hands the card you so cherishlly give away :)

    and etc(the other not so significant reasons):

    Like;

    I have a 6600GT atm...Woopy!//sigh.....playing games lower then low :/
    Don't have the money to afford a nice PC rig :/ all together,this would really be a start of a chain reaction of upgrading your PC...
    I just LOVE eyeCANDY!!!...ATI brings that the BEST
    I liked NVIDIA more,but things change and now I see,I want to keep up with time.ATI at long last proved that it will rock you much more.
    I'm studing Grapchical Design,so for the future I will need some nice Graphic rendering unit....4870 will bring that up perfectly!
    I want to catch up for the love that I didn't give to ATI...Give me a second chance xD(cookey:p)
    Also,because I actually took the time to write this,to register.
    That life is a b*tch sometimes on you and you have the power to give me a break :))

    ...
     
  10. grimmjow

    grimmjow New Member

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    Re : Win an ATI 4870 X2 video card !

    Hi everybody,

    I will explain to you why i want to win this card, it's very simple:

    First i would like to say that i am an ATI fanboy since the begining (i agree ATI was not the best performance cards at the begining but they were cheap and that's good ...), and now ATI release the powerfull card "of the world", that's why i would like to be part of this Frame Rate world domination by ATI, but i can't buy the only thing (this ATI 4870 X2) that can make me an "ATI Frame Rate world domination super soldier terminator like" for life (you know the economy is not very good here in france too ....), so if i win this card, i can realize my dream "blow up all Frame rate in all existing game".

    So for the mankind salvation, let me win this card and don't forget “May the Force be with you.”
     
  11. [hobo]eclipse

    [hobo]eclipse ...just bummin 'round

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    ATI! that freakin sweet!
     
  12. Cow_160483

    Cow_160483 HH's only cow moooooo...

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    I need that card to complete my rig, Muhahahahhahahhhaaaaaaa (evil laugh)
     
  13. arcani

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    My girlfriend says I am playing to much and I muss specify that I have an old video card . I muss have it so I can give her right and the phrase "girls are allways right" to have a meaning again.
    P.S. I love her but I love Crysis high resolution+details too.:p
     
  14. Redslash

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    My dog died yesterday, when I pulled my old video card out... With the ATI 4870 X2 he will LIVE! (Hopefully my dog will look better, with the ATI 4870 X2)
     
  15. Bucketface

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    This thread is already quite full of 'sob stories', I haven't read through them yet in an attempt at keeping mine unadulterated and free from extraneous elements.

    I don't have any deeply profound goal, I'd just like to have this piece of equipment. Currently I don't have a desktop computer at all; I am typing this message via my linux running laptop. I have been seriously contemplating getting together all the parts to build a computer, I'm afraid that I just don't have enough money. My job left me quite content in regards to money but starting college I needed to buy an expanse of expensive books which soon amounted to so much more than I anticipated. I have never been fond of socialising in such a manner that puts a strain on my wallet and I don't think I could justify buying a piece of hardware of this calibur and put pressure on my mother whom I live with to pay for any further expenses arising from college and my friends seem to be leaving me behind with their fancy gadgets, I have never felt so left out! But, I could perhaps minimise the expenses if I received this card and it'd make a nice birthday present for me too!

    Any consideration I receive I appreciate, thanks alot! P.S. I have visited this site plenty of times before to read the reviews, but I never really enjoyed forums much :( Maybe I can become a part of this community now that I have taken a plunge into it :p
     
  16. comp_ali

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    I am having 5500fx>>>...
     
  17. Chosen_One

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    ATI Radeon 4870 X2

    I won't invent an untrue story, just in case of getting this piece of hardware. But if you are willing to power up my new system with this graphic card I can start to play again. My actual card is a high end graphic card from...2000. A Voodoo5 5500 AGP rocks, but every 8 years a new system should be advisible.
     
  18. HamidFULL

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    I need to this card and if I clould have it I will sell it ASAP because I should pay my university salary before 5 Dec 2008 and if I dont pay my debt they will Swap me while I have passed 120 units from 144 units :tears:


    my rig :
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    All right.... Here it is: I'm an Old Fart (53). I play online games everyday. I need the speed and graphical accuracy this video card offers to smoke the Young Punks off the battlefield maps. I have to compete with little snot-licking brats that have quad-quad video card computers that Mommy and Daddy buy for the little suckers because they're sniveling, cross-eyed, thong-wearing, cootie incubating, illiterate deviants!

    I MUST HAVE this video card because it's us (Old Farts) against them (sniveling, cross-eyed, thong-wearing, cootie incubating, illiterate deviants).

    HELP! HELP! HELP! PLEASE!!! Anyone have a spare Depends I can borrow? I promise I'll give it back....
     
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    I have 4 children whom i love dearly but at the end of the month with insurances daycares and school fee/s and lunch money there isn't enough for me to even think of having a card like this its Ati's beast love to have it but can't afford it thankz for the contest good luck to everone. thankz ATI.
     
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