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Have you filled in our 2010 reader survey?

Have you filled in our 2010 reader survey?

Win this bundle of prizes from Corsair by answering questions in our survey.

As you might be aware, we're currently running our 2010 reader survey - we want to know about the computers you use, the tech you want, the games you play, and what you want us to be writing about in the future.

This is the last time we'll bug you about it, promise, but we're keen to get responses from as many readers as possible to make sure that the answers truly reflect what the bit-tech community is like and what you're interested in reading about.

It's not just good karma that will come your way if you take a few minutes to fill in the survey - it'll mean you'll see a magazine and website that contains more of the coverage you want to read.

Even better, you can win prizes too - simply by filling in the survey, you'll be in with a chance of winning a fantastic Corsair Professional Series prize bundle worth £340, featuring a PSU, H50 water-cooling kit and 6GB of DDR3. Here's what our friends at Corsair describe it:

"The Professional Series HX650W is a modular PSU with low-profile cables to increase airflow through the chassis. It offers a single 52A +12V rail, making it ideal for modern PCs with multi-core processors and DirectX 10/11 graphics cards. And with 80 Plus Bronze certification, ensuring efficiency of 85% under typical load conditions, the HX650W will reduce your energy usage, while remaining cool and quiet.

The Hydro H50 High Performance CPU cooler uses liquid-cooling technology to provide better performance than competing air-coolers, at lower noise levels. Its sealed, maintenance-free design and compatibility with all current Intel and AMD socket formats makes it an ideal upgrade, whether you are looking to overclock your PC, or just keep it cool and reliable.

The Corsair 6GB 1600MHz Dominator memory kit is designed for triple-channel Intel X58 motherboards. Featuring tight timings of 8-8-8-24, and XMP profile for simple memory configuration in the BIOS, and Corsair’s patented DHX+ memory heatsink for unmatched reliability, Corsair Dominator is the ideal choice for a performance PC.
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Unfortunately, the prize draw is only open to UK residents but the survey is open to all readers - so please let us know your thoughts! We've also altered the data collection options, so if you don't want to register with Dennis, you don't have to.

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earlydoors 7th May 2010, 10:11 Quote
Done. Enjoyed that, work cooling down after a hectic couple of days, nice relaxing survey to work through

Hope I win, I want that RAM!
Xir 7th May 2010, 11:44 Quote
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We've also altered the data collection options, so if you don't want to register with Dennis, you don't have to.
Oooh, I can "continue" without checking the "read and understood" tickbox...
Sifter3000 7th May 2010, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Xir
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We've also altered the data collection options, so if you don't want to register with Dennis, you don't have to.
Oooh, I can "continue" without checking the "read and understood" tickbox...

:D
Omnituens 7th May 2010, 13:06 Quote
I think I have filled this in.... can't remember though.
runadumb 7th May 2010, 14:51 Quote
Just filled it in and theres one thing I hate about these tick box surveys is it leads to misinformation. There's no box to write "Buts" or explain why you ticked a box only half agreeing with what it said.
2 Examples being it asked how many games did I buy for my PS3 the last 12 months. I said 0, so it looks like I don't play on my ps3 but I do regularly its just that I rent them all. I've played through about 6 games so far this year. Also the do I buy music and download games question was really stupid.

Hope my rant doesn't get me booted from the competition though haha
Mitcian 7th May 2010, 17:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb
Just filled it in and theres one thing I hate about these tick box surveys is it leads to misinformation. There's no box to write "Buts" or explain why you ticked a box only half agreeing with what it said.
2 Examples being it asked how many games did I buy for my PS3 the last 12 months. I said 0, so it looks like I don't play on my ps3 but I do regularly its just that I rent them all. I've played through about 6 games so far this year. Also the do I buy music and download games question was really stupid.

Hope my rant doesn't get me booted from the competition though haha

That's generally the problem with questionnaires, you can try to think of every eventuality and response people will give, but it just makes analysing the data nigh on impossible.
I know from some research im doing at the moment, that no matter how much you pilot a questionnaire someone will still come up with an answer you hadn't thought of or simply not understand a question you were sure was very obvious.

I was slightly frustrated with one of the multiple choice questions, it would only allow me to select 3 of the options out of about 5 or 6, (I can't remember which question) and I wanted to select all of them. But thats just the way it goes I guess, I was too eager to give my feedback to this community/magazine :D
GregTheRotter 7th May 2010, 19:44 Quote
bit crap about the, 'you give us full permission to contact you about any other crap we may feel like, and use your info to share with our other spam horders'. :/
GregTheRotter 7th May 2010, 19:44 Quote
Argh, ffs, i didn't realise i could untick that stupid box :/
CowBlazed 7th May 2010, 19:59 Quote
Pretty obvious the site and its owners consider this a UK affair, guess other people's survey results don't matter as much so I won't bother.
jazzzyj 8th May 2010, 11:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by GregTheRotter
Argh, ffs, i didn't realise i could untick that stupid box :/

Same here! :-/
lga45 9th May 2010, 04:18 Quote
Damn I really wanted to fill this in. I had loads of useful feedback to give, which I gave. I love the magazine and the website and I check it all the time.

Then, I got to the last page about partners etc contacting me, and how I shouldn't worry because I can opt out any time.

Shame on you, bit-tech. Spam email, and spam postal mail is an enormous problem. I know many companies have opt-out processes that mysteriously never seem to work. I hate spam with a vengeance, and I cancelled my feedback to your site, for fear of being eternally spammed by email and postal mail. Do you know how unscrupulous many firms are with personal data? Do you know that most of the "we respect your privacy" are total lies? I've worked for companies who say this on their sites, and absolutely do not respect people's privacy. Companies pass contact data around to each other all the time. My data will spread like a virus, and for a very high price. Of course, I receive non of the benefit. I just get tons of junk mail.

Next time, consider that smart, savvy PC building techs know what these disclaimers really mean, and will do just about anything to avoid receiving unsolicted email, postal mail and phone calls. Including forgoing the chance to provide feedback to, and win prizes from, our favourite hardware magazines.
Sifter3000 9th May 2010, 11:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by lga45
Shame on you, bit-tech. (rant cut)

Or perhaps, shame on you for not reading the article:
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We've also altered the data collection options, so if you don't want to register with Dennis, you don't have to.
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