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Hello OCN,

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am giving away a Sapphire 6970 with an installed Accelero Extreme Plus II cooler (since I don't have the original shroud). It should be working and does not come with a box, papers, warranty (that I know of), etc. Just the card, the Accelero cooler installed, and the anti-static bag I'm sending it in. Once again, it is a Sapphire 6970. That's three times (twice in bold biggrin.gif) now so you're sure the number is right. Now onto the catch.

You must meet the following requirements.
  • 10 rep OR at least 6 months on OCN OR 50 posts.
  • You CANNOT have a better GFX card than this in your current system. Below the 6970 or 580. Also current gen applies if I can clearly place the current card below the cut off. The comparison is done using this site. No other. Sorry. Also I look at the first card listed in your rig or post. I don't look at SLi or CFX because single card is less of a headache than two sometimes. Having one strong card versus two cards that add up to be slightly stronger is better IMO.
  • Include a story as to why you need or want the card. Don't BS. If you want it just to make your system better or if you want to give me a sob story I don't care. Just say something.
  • I will ship anywhere. International will have to help cover some of the cost however.
  • Your account must have been created before this post. biggrin.gif
  • Maybe more if I forgot something.

Also, I will be doing things differently for entries into this. The site related requirements equal your entries. Each requirement filled is one entry and multiples of any requirement equal that multiple of entries. While this may not seem fair to some of you, it gives older and more active members better chances. Plus it's my freebie. If this violates any rules of OCN let me know. I checked and I don't think it does. And I will check each person's stats on the day of Christmas to give them the most accurate chance. I just have that much time on my hands. For users with over 500 posts, the entries for posts reduced to 1 entry per 100 posts. I realized this logistical error as some users would have like 50 entries off of posts alone. Plus not to mention posts are easy to get after a while. As for staff members, I will give any staff entries the same rep amount as the most I find on this thread. Unless I have a better suggestion in between now and the end.

For example:
Bobs Burgers has 14 rep, 4 months on OCN, and 93 posts. He gets 2 entries (1 + 0 + 1).
Don Draper has 103 rep, 3 years on OCN, and 2000 posts. He gets 41 entries (10 + 6 + 25(10+15)).
Fred Flintstone has 25 rep, 1 year and 8 months on OCN, and 639 posts. He gets 16 entries (2 + 3 + 11(10+1).



If you wish to go in for another person unfortunately I can't help you. This is for OCN members only. I understand you may have relatives or friends that could use this but I want to keep this an OCN freebie. Plus they would have 0 entries anyways since they have no OCN stats. tongue.gif

This freebie runs from the time of this posting to 12:00AM EST Christmas Day. Post in here to be recognized and I'll add you to my list. You can post multiple times if you wish but your name only goes down once. I will read every post so make sure you include that story. Also, in your post include your location. Country at least, state/region/providence/territory/etc if you want. Just so I know you read this entire post. If it's under your avatar by default that works. Now for some background info on why I'm doing this so my post requirement is hidden in the text and not at the very end.

I acquired the card in a trade here on OCN and it has been sitting on my shelf. I have two 680s and no use for this card. I figured I can start my own tradition of giving away a nicer piece of equipment to those who need it on OCN. So I guess this is the First Annual Shion314 OCN Giveaway! Maybe that'll go in the title, let me know?

Oh, by the way. A sort of second place prize will go to my favorite post in this thread. Idk what it will be but it will be a small token of my appreciation for being the best post when I have to go through all 87613509 posts that will end up here. Okay. Done now. Good luck to all and have a great holiday season!

EDIT: Number of entries calculation.
Edited by Shion314 - 12/22/12 at 8:12am
post #2 of 309
Count me in!

I'm way overdue for a graphics upgrade. The old GTX 460 isn't cutting it with all the games anymore. redface.gif
I'd also love the opportunity to tweak on a modern AMD card!

That's about it I think. Thanx for the chance. Great giveaway!
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post #3 of 309
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metal_gunjee View Post

Count me in!
I'm way overdue for a graphics upgrade. The old GTX 460 isn't cutting it with all the games anymore. redface.gif
I'd also love the opportunity to tweak on a modern AMD card!
That's about it I think. Thanx for the chance. Great giveaway!

PSST! Read through the post. You forgot something!

EDIT: Just kidding, your location is under your avatar which is technically a part of your post.
Edited by Shion314 - 12/17/12 at 6:32pm
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Originally Posted by Elyminator View Post

While I can't enter the drawing if you will on multiple accounts I just wanted to say that I really can appreciate what you're doing and that the fact that you made use of Mad Men in your examples made me laugh. I love that show!

Thanks. Only 39 posts to go and you'll qualify! Hahaha. Although I can't encourage spam so don't post 40 useless things in between now and then. But if you get 50 by Christmas I'll know. I'll be making my list and checking it twice. biggrin.gif Darn, I should have put that in the OP.... And I love Mad Men. So good!
post #5 of 309
Not sure if I'm eligible because I have an unlocked 6950. Regardless, here's my attempt!

I'd like this card so that I can crossfire with my current one. No sob story here, just greed redface.gif Also, I'm from Aberdeen, OH as my location on the left says.

If I don't qualify, thanks anywho. I love to see great freebies going on.
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This is an awesome freebie! Has to be one of the best I've seen in a long time and love that it gives the more active and older members a better shot since they definitely deserve it thumb.gif

I actually was trying to figure out when I could upgrade my graphics next and with this I could finally get into the 2GB VRAM club and see what everyone is raving about biggrin.gif Honestly, I really would like to get this so I can put more power into the BOINC team and help the projects I enjoy more with the better power than my 5850, which has been great but is begining to show it's age.

I'm in the state of Indiana, near Louisville, Kentucky, in the United States so at least shipping won't be a bear biggrin.gif
post #7 of 309
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tehmaggot View Post

Not sure if I'm eligible because I have an unlocked 6950. Regardless, here's my attempt!
I'd like this card so that I can crossfire with my current one. No sob story here, just greed redface.gif Also, I'm from Aberdeen, OH as my location on the left says.
If I don't qualify, thanks anywho. I love to see great freebies going on.

That qualifies as it's originally a 6950. Don't worry. thumb.gif And looking at your stats you're gonna have so. many. entries.... Gotta break out that calculator! lol
post #8 of 309
I'm in.

I'd love this card as it's a huge upgrade from a 550ti. AND when I get my 7950 (christmas, might be able to get 2x) I can probably crossfire this 6970 in there for MOAR POWER!

It'd be to Pennsylvania USA.
     
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Hey,

I'm a college student living in Connecticut with a lot of loans to pay and can't afford a new graphics card. I have been stuck with my old HD4850 for years and recently the card has been shutting down my computer (I'm guessing it's coming to an end of its life) and I can't even use the computer for more than 20 minutes without shutting down. If I'm lucky and it's cold outside like right now, I can manage to get by and use the computer normally. I have the first gen of HD4850 which if you remember they were single lot and would idle at around 90c. My card idles at 93c and it shuts down after 20 minutes into windows. Anyways, thanks for doing this and helping someone.
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I am also going to enter and see if I can make it to 50 posts by Christmas....

Would love this card to crossfire with my 6950, that I will hopefully unlock soon. Came here to learn about OCing and soon im hoping to hit at least 4 ghz with my phenom, waiting for a water cooler to get here just in case.

Must say that stuff like this is what really gives forums a great name and I love the communities that are built around them and this one seems to be another winner.
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