TechSpot Giveaway: 27-inch monitor, iPad, GTX 460??

By Julio Franco ยท 749 replies
Oct 25, 2010
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  1. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    Voted for monitor, only because it's so freaking hard (or expensive via Dell) to get bigger than 24 inch and 1080p. :(

    I think this is second or third competition I've seen here, but first I've joined. Nice one TS. :)
  2. customcarvin

    customcarvin TS Enthusiast Posts: 103   +8

    Count me in for this contest please!

    I'm hoping for the CPU/mobo/memory combo. I'm running one of the first 939 Athlon x2 procs (3800+) that AMD made, with an Abit Av8 mobo, and DDR-400 memory... boo! I'm in definite need of an upgrade!! Oh, and my GPU is a Radeon AGP 9600xt :-( rig is fine for surfing the net, but forget about an modern gaming!

    Thank you!
  3. subglo

    subglo TS Rookie

    I voted too. The 27- inch monitor looks nice. This is the first time when i enter in this kind of giveaway. :)
    I wish myself and others a big luck! :)
  4. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    cpu/mem/mobo stuck with a core 2 duo e4600 and dont have any money to upgrade in
  5. SEverard

    SEverard TS Rookie Posts: 18

    I voted for the Geforce GTX 460. I'm building a custom PC in my workshop for myself for gaming and have made a list of my specifications and this is the graphics card I chose. It would be awesome to get it.
  6. kaonis92

    kaonis92 TS Enthusiast Posts: 118

    Thank you for the giveaway, please sing me up.
    I'd prefer the cpu/mobo/memory combo.
  7. pheonixnexus

    pheonixnexus TS Rookie Posts: 17

    CPU/mobo/memory combo please!! i hope i can write my comments without rewriting them a thousand times and then forgetting to post them.
  8. edison5do

    edison5do TS Rookie Posts: 231

    CPU/mobo/memory combo

    Thats the one Im really Needing.... Im In!!
  9. Uvindu

    Uvindu TS Booster Posts: 120

    I voted for the iPad. I live in Botswana and they haven't released it here yet. Some people do get it through grey importers but it costs a lot. I really like portable technology as it allows me to work and play on the road. I travel often during the weekend with my parents to visit my grandparents and the drive is quite monotonous.

    I have never owned a tablet, but I think it should be great. I can't afford to buy apple products (even if it were available) here where I live as it is always beyond the budget my parents give me. I have a sylvania 7-in netbook, but it's performance is sad :<. I have read and seen so much about the iPad that I really wish I had it. One person at our school had bought one when he went on holiday to USA, and now he is like *GOD*. I really likethe idea on which the iPad is based on.

    I was also thinking about voting for the monitor. I really need to upgrade my samsung 920nw as it is getting old and and it only accepts D-Sub (the usually blue plug, I think it is also called VGA/RGB) connection. My graphics card supports HDMI but my monitor doesn't. It is an nVidia GF GT210, and it lets me play NFS Shift and some other games at low-medium settings with playable framerates. THe 27-inch would be great for watching movies. The reason I didn't choose it is because, it is something that is available here and I know that I might be able to eventually get it, but the iPad is not so likely.

    I really really want this iPad but I don't usually have luck to win stuff for free. I have never in my life won something "for free". May the force be with me...
  10. kupang

    kupang TS Rookie

    definitely go for CPU/mobo/memory combo ..
    would be great for my new rig .. ;)
  11. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    I'd love a new cpu/mobo/memory and build a new system, mine is getting too old..sign me up!
  12. Malner

    Malner TS Rookie

    Definitely monitor. Other prizer are also compelling and I could use any of them.
  13. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,185   +208

    Shiny graphics card would be nice :)
  14. scout2of3

    scout2of3 TS Rookie

    I picked the Budget laptop or netbook. It would be for my wife as she is always sharing her PC with her kids and she needs something of her own.
  15. boykov

    boykov TS Booster Posts: 74

    CPU/mobo/memory - Graphics Card seems easier to fit with the family budget for the holiday season :)
    27" - soo tempting...
  16. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,352   +293

    Yah, I ended up having to flip a coin between the cpu/mobo/memory and SSD, with the SSD winning... Building a new Win7 computer this winter anyhow, so either of those 2 options would be a great.
  17. AbsolutGaloot

    AbsolutGaloot TS Rookie Posts: 92

    It seems that the budget netbook isn't as popular as I had hoped, but I can keep my fingers crossed. My poor netbook has certainly seen better days.
  18. college spook

    college spook TS Rookie

    I voted for the Ipad because it is totally unlike anything that I already have.
  19. Johny47

    Johny47 TS Rookie Posts: 157

    I voted for the CPU/Motherboard/Memory combo because I 'worke4d it out' that the Core i7 alone is about the same value or more than any of the other prizes... and you win a motherboard and memory supporting that CPU? if so that's brilliant.

    And I've been wanting to build a intel based gaming PC since I finished my AMD one but I just haven't saved the money to do it yet(buying games etc =P) winning these components will be a great 'head start' to that PC build =)
  20. grimm808

    grimm808 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    I voted for the Monitor, my current monitor is showing it's age.
  21. miggypublic

    miggypublic TS Rookie

    count me in!, i've chosen the ipad. :)
  22. nigel

    nigel TS Enthusiast Posts: 31   +7

    Chose netbook so family could have additional internet access
  23. xcelofjkl

    xcelofjkl TS Rookie Posts: 86

    i dont think anyone can beat a brand new spanking 27" LG monitor. We look at the monitor DAILY, and our eyes will certainly thank us for having a nice monitor. peace!
  24. FLHR

    FLHR TS Rookie Posts: 17

    Love the great prizes they are all great and anyone of them would be super.
    count me in on the 27" monitor.
  25. Mydnight

    Mydnight TS Rookie

    I've been wanting to upgrade my video card to a GTX 460, so that's where my vote went :D

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