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Greetings Overclock.net members! As if the launch of the Community Choice Awards wasn't enough to keep your insatiable appetite for chances to win gear satisfied, tonight we're launching a new giveaway with AMD, where you could win one of their newest Trinity APUs!

We'll be giving away one AMD A10-5800K and two AMD A8-5600K chips, and all you need to do to enter yourself for a chance to win is to answer the following two questions in a reply to this thread:
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 3 months, 6 months, Other (please specify)

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: (Choose: Price, Performance, Graphics Capability, Brand, Other (please specify)

AMD tells us the following about these new chips:
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Continuing the excellence of high performance and low power consumption of last generation APU, the AMD Trinity APU once again leads the trend in the industry. This new generation APU, like its predecessor, combines multi-core CPU and discrete-level GPU to provide both excellent computing power and premium graphic performance in a single chip. Revamped internal architecture for both CPU and GPU part, complete with an array of AMD exclusive technology such as AMD Accelerated Video Converter, AMD Eyefinity Technology and AMD HD Media Accelerator enable greatly evolved performance for your workload and entertainment, while compromising no energy efficiency. AMD Turbo Core Technology 3.0 intelligently adjusts the working frequency of both CPU and GPU based on actual load level to provide more performance when you need it most.

To read more about the A Series APUs, see AMD's site:
http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/processors/a-series/Pages/a-series-pib.aspx

Entries will close on December 15th, and we'll announce winners shortly afterwards.

Full terms and conditions can be found here:
http://www.overclock.net/a/amd-cpu-contest-terms-and-conditions

Good luck - get your replies in! Many thanks to AMD for providing us the gear to put this contest on! thumb.gif
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 3 months, 6 months, Other (please specify)
I don't plan to upgrade, I plan on making a new build. Likely within the next 6 months.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: (Choose: Price, Performance, Graphics Capability, Brand, Other (please specify)
Situational usage.
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
Whenever I have the money, which will probably be in a year... or more... hah frown.gif

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Best bang for buck.


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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
With in Next 6 months Haswell..

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?

Performance for Main system and Best price per performance for HTPC pretty much shop used for price per performance.
    
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month, 3 months, 6 months, Other (please specify)

6 Months


What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Choose: Price, Performance, Graphics Capability, Brand, Other (please specify)

Price/Performance 

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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
Within next month.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
Price, Performance.

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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
In the next 6 months or more i wait for haswell/SR

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
Price/performance is what i look.
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: 6 Months.

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Performance, followed by figuring out the "best bang for the buck" out the processors that suit my needs.
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next year or so, dependent on what is released in that time frame.
What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: I look for the best balance between price and performance when purchasing a new processor.
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When do you next plan to upgrade your Desktop PC?
A: Within the next month/3 months

What do you look for when selecting a processor upgrade?
A: Price/Performance Ratio
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