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Bit-Tech Christmas Countdown Competiton - 5 December

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Shirty 5th December 2013, 16:06 Quote
Entered once again.

Perhaps I could ask that nobody else enters these to help my chances along a little bit?
jinq-sea 5th December 2013, 16:07 Quote
Too late, I'd already entered. Damn you for ruining my chances!
Shirty 5th December 2013, 16:09 Quote
I have a really nice hacksaw at home. If I win I'll cut the board in half and I'll even let you choose your half. If you win I'll post the saw with a return envelope, and you can ship me the half you don't want plus my saw.

Fair?
schmidtbag 5th December 2013, 17:07 Quote
I haven't owned a desktop Intel system since I think 2003. In some ways I'd prefer a free CPU over a motherboard since Intel is so expensive, but, this is a pretty nice board and even an overclocked i5 would still be faster and more power efficient than my current system (FX-6300 at 4.4GHz). My system is arguably close to retirement, so I think this would be a nice step up.
jinq-sea 5th December 2013, 17:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shirty
I have a really nice hacksaw at home. If I win I'll cut the board in half and I'll even let you choose your half. If you win I'll post the saw with a return envelope, and you can ship me the half you don't want plus my saw.

Fair?

Sounds good to me. If you want opposing corners, we could cut it into quarters if you like?
Shirty 5th December 2013, 17:29 Quote
I'm willing to play

*puts on shades*

the silicon lottery.

Awwwww yeeaaahh!

demastes 5th December 2013, 20:12 Quote
demastes ftw!!! ..... please?!? =)
SchizoFrog 5th December 2013, 21:27 Quote
Guys, I'll let you win one each over the next couple of days if you let me win one... OK? I mean just take a look at my specs (forum signature), I am NEED of an upgrade.

Bit-Tech, please feel free to pre select me for any Case, GPU or CPU prizes. thanks. :)
schmidtbag 5th December 2013, 21:41 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
Guys, I'll let you win one each over the next couple of days if you let me win one... OK? I mean just take a look at my specs (forum signature), I am NEED of an upgrade.

Bit-Tech, please feel free to pre select me for any Case, GPU or CPU prizes. thanks. :)

An i7 4770K is almost the same value as the entirety of your current system. While I don't disagree that you would want something more modern, I'm not sure how you'll be able to afford to take advantage of this motherboard. It'll cost you at the very least $400 to put some good use to this board. With that money, you can build a complete AMD A10 system that is better than your current one (at least if you use the same tower, storage, and PSU).

BTW, I think your system is fine. Old isn't always bad. I'm not sure what you do but I figure a GPU upgrade and an overclock might be all you need to play modern games at medium-high settings.
mi1ez 5th December 2013, 22:24 Quote
I've just realised I've not been putting my phone number on any of these! NOOOO!
schmidtbag 5th December 2013, 22:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by mi1ez
I've just realised I've not been putting my phone number on any of these! NOOOO!

Whoops I forgot to list that. Oh well, if I'm selected maybe they'll ask.
Meanmotion 5th December 2013, 22:57 Quote
Yeah, don't worry about it. We'll email back any winners to confirm details.
Redbeaver 6th December 2013, 00:36 Quote
Ok. This would be perfect.
Otis1337 6th December 2013, 01:16 Quote
everyone can stop entering now, all xmas competition are closed. a mod told me.....


honest......
SchizoFrog 6th December 2013, 01:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by schmidtbag
Quote:
Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
Guys, I'll let you win one each over the next couple of days if you let me win one... OK? I mean just take a look at my specs (forum signature), I am NEED of an upgrade.

Bit-Tech, please feel free to pre select me for any Case, GPU or CPU prizes. thanks. :)

An i7 4770K is almost the same value as the entirety of your current system. While I don't disagree that you would want something more modern, I'm not sure how you'll be able to afford to take advantage of this motherboard. It'll cost you at the very least $400 to put some good use to this board. With that money, you can build a complete AMD A10 system that is better than your current one (at least if you use the same tower, storage, and PSU).

BTW, I think your system is fine. Old isn't always bad. I'm not sure what you do but I figure a GPU upgrade and an overclock might be all you need to play modern games at medium-high settings.

I'd be happy to win anything. Also, just because I might win a high end prize such as this, doesn't mean I can't find a way for it to benefit me. As for my current system, trust me it is overclocked to it's maximum safe limits. Any higher and I've had random errors and issues with either CPU or GPU. I am hoping to build a completely new system in the new year though, probably based around an mATX as I don't trust the sound available with a Mini-ITX build, no matter how much I would like a system that small.
maverik-sg1 29th December 2013, 21:15 Quote
When can the winners expect to receive their prizes?
maverik-sg1 13th February 2014, 11:38 Quote
Guys - I was informed by Bit-Tech that I was the winner of this motherboard waaaay back in 2013, despite an exchange of emails to Bit-Tech and (so I am informed) from BitTech to YOYOTECH, there's still no sign of my prize.

Please advise.
maverik-sg1 19th February 2014, 17:22 Quote
Bump! Because I have still yet to receive my prize.
Shirty 19th February 2014, 18:01 Quote
Try an email to editor@bit-tech.net, and be patient :)
maverik-sg1 21st February 2014, 20:03 Quote
Thanks for the info, I have sent a fresh email in addition to the previous emails which we're sent to the originators but tech address.

I am pretty patient, but information regarding this is conspicuous only by it's absence and that makes me nervous, as a result of my concerns I am sure like many other people the basics of 'bang the drums' and make some noise will perhaps be the timely reminder that is required to grease the wheels so to speak.
maverik-sg1 3rd April 2014, 14:13 Quote
Still no sign of a prize, in fact the last communication I received stated the original prize is no longer available so there were some discussions' between Bit-Tech and YoYoTech about replacing that prize with one of a lesser value/specification, which I found in bad taste after such a long delay - having worked in logistics I can tell you that you don't just discover that you're out of stock 6weeks after it should of been shipped.

Since that got rejected and an alternative and more fair resolution had been proposed - it's gone dark again.

Patience - only 14 weeks since the competition ended.

As hosts, there's a burden on Bit Tech to resolves this, however, it's not a very good PR story for YoYo Tech so far, I hope this is resolved soon.

Anyone know consumer rights regarding competitions?
Shirty 3rd April 2014, 14:20 Quote
No rights as you haven't parted with any money, and Bit has just been sold by Dennis so I wish you the best of luck in sorting this, but I suspect you might have to chalk this one up to experience and hope that our new hosts run competitions a bit more frequently!

(hint hint admins)
Margo Baggins 3rd April 2014, 15:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by maverik-sg1
Still no sign of a prize, in fact the last communication I received stated the original prize is no longer available so there were some discussions' between Bit-Tech and YoYoTech about replacing that prize with one of a lesser value/specification, which I found in bad taste after such a long delay - having worked in logistics I can tell you that you don't just discover that you're out of stock 6weeks after it should of been shipped.

Since that got rejected and an alternative and more fair resolution had been proposed - it's gone dark again.

Patience - only 14 weeks since the competition ended.

As hosts, there's a burden on Bit Tech to resolves this, however, it's not a very good PR story for YoYo Tech so far, I hope this is resolved soon.

Anyone know consumer rights regarding competitions?

Maverick-sg1 as I live and breathe! Long time bro :) I checked in on benchtec the other day and I was sad to see it wasn't very active at all :(

I will poke yoyo and see what they say.
maverik-sg1 3rd April 2014, 15:27 Quote
Hey hey Margo - trust all is well with you.

Yes, Benchtec is sadly a shell of it's former self - great news streams though :)

If they were ever to start doing ad banners etc, the amount of traffic would certainly generate some revenues and exposure for sure as benchtec still get a high volume of traffic - just seldom that anyone posts sadly.

I'd appreciate any help you can provide, might be worth touching base with Ed first as he was the intermediate - I'd hate for YoYoTech to get a bad name for not being a company you can associate with trust and integrity.
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