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post #1 of 95
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FREEBIE IS OVER
WINNER: Neutrino


Howdy folks. I have a Sapphire 4870 1GB that I decided I'm not selling but will be tossing up as a freebie on OCN. Anyone is free to enter but I am going to choose the winner based on their need of the card. If you (or someone you know) REALLY needs a decent card, just post and list your reason. You can also PM me if you would prefer to not to say in the thread (but still post in the thread that you are in). The decision will be made partially random with heavy weighting on OCN activity and need. Users that are members as of the time of this post are eligible.

Cleaned up requirements:

  • Member as of the time of this post
  • Want/need the card listing reason


Winner will be chosen at some point based on reason, activity, and perhaps a random element. You pay shipping outside the US. In the US we'll split it.

Hmmm, yup, think that about sums it up. Go for it.


edit: I think I'll narrow it down to a few finalists and ask for proof once we have enough. As much as I'd love to trust everyone on the interwebs, I know that it isn't always the best idea. tongue.gif
Edited by IEATFISH - 3/23/12 at 11:06am
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post #2 of 95
Awesome IN!, jeez man you are generous, anyways here is the story, i have a cousin hes about 13, his name is Darren, and for a long time, he has enjoyed using my computer to play PC games, which is what convinced him to upgrade his PC. Little did i know that he would go out and buy a prebuild Dell... HOWEVER, for 400 bucks, it wasnt a bad system, an intel core i5 first Gen, 6 GB of RAM, a Delta 350W PSU, and a 1 TB storage drive so he can play his games... but the graphics is intel HD 3000... He likes to play Combat arms, however he tells me the reason he isnt buying COD or BF3 is because his graphics card isnt good enough, which i verified after checking his system. This would make a great beginner gaming card for him, since i could give him my 500W unit and take his 350W to power my old P4 rig. Hopefully i can win this for him, iv been looking around Ebay and Kijiji for a used cheap video card for a while now. He isnt gunna be going all out extreme DX11 mode or anything, but a 4870 looks decent enough to go with his i5 and power his 1080p display.

EDIT: Also i cant stop laughing at your user image biggrin.gif i used to have a 2 legged running horse tongue.gif

Forgot to mention i convinced him to FOLD biggrin.gif our Grandpa passed away about 3 years ago due to liver cancer, folding, and we have family friends who have autistic kids. (which got me into folding). FOLD FOR A CURE WITH OCN heart.gif
Edited by Pentium4 531 overclocker - 3/20/12 at 3:00pm
    
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post #3 of 95
Oh man I would love this video card. Both my brother and sister use ridiculously old cards (7800GT and X300) but they love to game on the computer but must do so on lowest settings everything. Either of them could definitely use this upgrade. Also great giveaway by the way and I would not mind to pay for the whole shipping at all. Very generous of you.
    
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post #4 of 95
4870 freebie? woah, you deserve a medal thumb.gifbiggrin.gif

uhm well, my dad plays bc2 and he still has 4650, i think it even bottlenecks his quad, he is getting horrible fps, but he doesnt mind (for me its unplayable)
this card would be a nice gift for his birthday in 1 week since i still havent bought anything doh.gif
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post #5 of 95
Count me in please.

I have been wanting to build my wife a little rig so she can play her sims games lol. If she gets on this computer... there is no getting her off hahaha.
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post #6 of 95
In.

Our 9 year old daughter very much loves playing games, but even her Disney Universe game requires discreet graphics which her computer sadly can't handle with it's useless on-board gpu.

I let her play on mine, but am usually using it for work so she doesn't get to game much at all.

Thanks,

Would also be more than happy to pay for full shipping.
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post #7 of 95
In on this. I'm building a custom case and everything for my gf and need an avg graphics card that will run everyday kind of things. If there is anyway that I could get this it would mean a lot to me. Being a college student means I have a VERY low budget and am trying to take savings wherever I can. Getting this free card would be one the best things that could happen to me
post #8 of 95
definitely in for this, always looking for additional hardware to keep on crunching for BOINC, nice giveaway cheers.gif
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post #9 of 95
I got a 4850 freebie so I could xfire my other one with it. However, the member stopped responding to me after 3 weeks of it not arriving. >_>
    
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post #10 of 95
Count me in too.

I personally do not need this card, however my brothers 4850 died on him awhile back and he has been stuck using onboard graphics (4250 I think?) and trying to play Skyrim and whatever other games he plays. I tried playing Skyrim on his computer and it is completely unplayable. I don't know how he does it. He has no money since he is only 16 and keeps asking me to let him use one of my 460's, so if I could get a 4870 for him that'd take a load off my back thumb.gif
Edited by iinversion - 3/20/12 at 2:55pm
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