XFX lose bet pay in hardware

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  1. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Read Full Story Here.
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    One lucky HH visitor gets themselves a new 7000 series XFX Radeon...
     
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  2. Stop It

    Stop It HHs' Resident Kitty Lover

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    They are? Wow, that's very cool of them!

    Thanks XFX and HardwareHeaven, you guys are great :)
     
  3. IvanV

    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    Congratulations, Stop It, both on the card and on winning a market related bet against a member of the industry. :)

    Also, major props to XFX, they are being true gentlemen. :)
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Fair play.

    News piece read like a bit of an XFX press release though :p
     
  5. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    And why not, it was a very cool thing for them to do :)

    (No hardware was mentioned at the time of the bet to my knowledge, this is just a nice gesture by XFX so the enthusiastic news post seemed appropriate.)
     
  6. Tyrsonswood

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    score !
    nice gesture from XFX :)
     
  9. Stop It

    Stop It HHs' Resident Kitty Lover

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    Indeed it wasn't, so this is a fantastic gesture by them, it really is.

    For a bit of context for people who weren't there, the companies who attended the AMD/Heaven GamExperience event had their stands dotted around the venue, so I made sure to speak to each one at least once during the event.

    The XFX rep was one of the more talkative guys, and when I spoke to him about the new AMD 7 series, I just mentioned the Kepler series from Nvidia and we had a (good natured) debate about when it was out. At the time there were rumours of it being delayed, but I said that Nvidia would get a product out by March, something that was strongly rebuffed, so I said that I bet it would do so. The bet was accepted, but I didn't expect anything out of it.

    When the Geforce 680 was launched, I mentioned the bet in the HH review thread just to poke fun really, so to get this as a reply was an unexpected treat and it made my week :)

    Well, it's my birthday next Saturday, so I'm going to say it's for that, hehe :)

    I think my stubborn nature helped really. When I get an idea in my head, I rarely drop it! :p
     
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    Now, if they will give 'Stop It' Double Lifetime Warranty like on their old cards that would be even more gentleman-like.

    ...Or a free DD 7850 with Lifetime will suffice. So jealous. Congrats man! I still look at my XXX 8800GTS 320MB for old times sake.
     
  11. Stop It

    Stop It HHs' Resident Kitty Lover

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    Well, she has arrived:

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    I can't wait to test this thing out, once I get CCC working in Windows 8, hehe!

    Thanks again guys :)
     
  12. Stuart_Davidson

    Stuart_Davidson Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool ;)

    Will ask AMD what the latest is on Win 8 7000 series drivers.
     
  13. IvanV

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    Niiice! :)
     
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    Right on!
     
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    "A couple of weeks"
     
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    Congratulations Stop It, nicely done. :)
     
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  17. Stop It

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    Thanks. I have the drivers working after I manually installed but no CCC, that's fine for now though!

    Thanks guys. I owe this site 2 of my last 4 graphics card upgrades, and this one is possibly the sexiest looking card I have ever owned. It seems to be very cool and quiet too, so I'm very happy!
     
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    Yeah, I long ago totally dismissed the possibility that I'd ever find myself buying a graphics card again :p
     
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    Neshi HH's cuddly Blue Bear

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    I'm still on my quest to be able to put together a complete desktop (tower) just by the stuff I've won on HH (and maybe kitguru)..
    At least I've already got a gfx card.. just waiting on the rest :D
     
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    If you weren't in NZ, I'd post you some stuff :p
     
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