Tuesday, November 6th 2012

TechPowerUp and NZXT Announce Facebook Giveaway

Do you like TechPowerUp? Then you're going to love the awesome new Giveaway we have planned with NZXT. We are giving away some of NZXT's hottest hardware, including a Crafted Series Phantom 820 case, a HALE82 750W modular power supply, and HAVIK 140 dual-fan CPU cooler. All you have to do to participate is "Like" TechPowerUp's page on Facebook, and feed in your name and e-mail address for us to contact. The giveaway is open to all, and will run for 14 days (till 20/11/2012). A winner will be picked by random, and announced in the week of 30/11/2012.

For more information, and to participate, visit this page
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73 Comments on TechPowerUp and NZXT Announce Facebook Giveaway

#1
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Wooot done!
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#2
Kovoet
Done and thank you guys
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#3
Delta6326
Awesome! Thank You TPU and NZXT my two fav's.
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#4
Sasqui
Sweet, entered. All I have to do now is win something.
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#5
adulaamin
Thank You TPU and NZXT!!! :toast:
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#7
Mathragh
I really dislike the fact that an ever increasing amount of communication goes through a company whos sole way of making money is extracting as much personal information from you as they can. In other words, I wish there was another way to subscribe to this apart from having to use facebook. I know I dont actually HAVE to participate in any way, but its just sad to see this happening imho.

Apart from that, Nice giveaway! I hope this stuff goes to the people that need it the most! ^^
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#8
Delta6326
by: Mathragh
I really dislike the fact that an ever increasing amount of communication goes through a company whos sole way of making money is extracting as much personal information from you as they can. In other words, I wish there was another way to subscribe to this apart from having to use facebook. I know I dont actually HAVE to participate in any way, but its just sad to see this happening imho.

Apart from that, Nice giveaway! I hope this stuff goes to the people that need it the most! ^^
... All you have to do is give Name and Email how else are they going to contact you? It's not like TPU makes you use some strange app that collect data from your Facebook...
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#9
CJCerny
Good luck giving away Facebook--I doubt that anyone wants it anyway. :)
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#11
Mathragh
by: Delta6326
... All you have to do is give Name and Email how else are they going to contact you? It's not like TPU makes you use some strange app that collect data from your Facebook...
Hehe, I was talking about using facebook as a whole. You have to be signed up to facebook in order to "like" something. Its not like i've got stuff to hide, but I dont know, I just dont like what facebook stands for, and I'd gladly pay a monthly fee for a service like it if they'd just leave me alone while using it.
But this discussion is a little out of place here, feel free to PM:)
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#12
W1zzard
by: Mathragh
Hehe, I was talking about using facebook as a whole. You have to be signed up to facebook in order to "like" something. Its not like i've got stuff to hide, but I dont know, I just dont like what facebook stands for
my personal opinion completely agrees.

however, fb contests get the results .. so far already 100 people signed up.
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#13
Mathragh
by: W1zzard
my personal opinion completely agrees.

however, fb contests get the results .. so far already 100 people signed up.
Hehe, I also completely understand that, facebook is just by far the biggest social medium and gets to a lot of people. From that standpoint its a great idea.
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#14
PopcornMachine
I don't want to face book. You can't make me face book! :eek:

Good luck everyone anyway. :D
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#15
theonedub
habe fidem
by: W1zzard
my personal opinion completely agrees.

however, fb contests get the results .. so far already 100 people signed up.
Is it at least setup to where you need to be a member of TPU? Or are these giveaways like the GPUz partnerships where anyone can sign up and win? It would be nice if you at least needed to be a registered member as of the day before the contest (to prevent randoms from joining just to win a contest while also growing the membership base).
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#16
entropy13
by: Mathragh
I really dislike the fact that an ever increasing amount of communication goes through a company whos sole way of making money is extracting as much personal information from you as they can. In other words, I wish there was another way to subscribe to this apart from having to use facebook. I know I dont actually HAVE to participate in any way, but its just sad to see this happening imho.

Apart from that, Nice giveaway! I hope this stuff goes to the people that need it the most! ^^
I don't see the point of your complaint as the "real" personal information in FB for me is my name (albeit it's only a nickname plus my surname) and birthday, and where I studied, i.e. you can opt to give the least amount of "real" personal information possible. I'm even an employee of a company that doesn't exist, while I have friends who are actually female that have "Male" as their gender (and no, they're straight). And I also don't see the "fuss" of the personal information given away by Facebook to advertisers whose ads I don't see at all anyway.
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#17
manofthem
Giveaway contests are always awesome, thanks :toast:
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#20
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
if you "like" something on facebook does that mean everyone else can see your name?
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#21
SIGSEGV
by: Easy Rhino
if you "like" something on facebook does that mean everyone else can see your name?
yes, they can
anyway it doesn't matter for me as they provide kind of registration form to enter the event
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#22
W1zzard
by: SIGSEGV
anyway it doesn't matter for me as they provide kind of registration form to enter the event
the registration form is decoupled from facebook. you submit only to tpu. unless you use the auto-fill option, then you have to tell facebook in the popup that it's ok to send your basic info to tpu
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#23
renosablast
what about the non-facebook readers?

I sure do get tired of these facebook-only contests. This is actually illegal in many states in the US as an alternative method of entry is required so as not to discriminate. Do sites like TechPowerup not remember that a significant portion of their readership wants nothing to do with social media like facebook?

Bribing readers to post "likes" on facebook is certainly not a legitimate method of measuring a site's true readership. Good luck with that attitude.

"Facebook contests always get the results" -- you are only kidding yourself about "results". When the "results" are meaningless and self-fulflilling they are totally worthless. Facebook will be dead and gone in another 2 years or less -- what do your "results" mean then?
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#24
mediasorcerer
I dont have any time for facebook either, [id rather hang here to interact with fellow webizens],
but, nobody makes us enter, it does seem to be an increasing trend on many websites to run comps with fb unfortunately, so that counts me out, but thanx anyway w1zz, it's a generous and nice idea.
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#25
kupaloids427
Yet another one of those LIKE Facebook contest... haven't people already had enough of faking themselves. I only see Facebook as another one of those dating sites for people who can't get laid in the real world. Just a bunch of people showing off all the fun things they do, the great friends they have and how supposedly creative they are. When in reality their life is so boring they don't do anything else but sit in front of their PCs post something and wait for someone to notice them.
I love both TPU and NZXT but why bother giving those people a chance to win these stuff when you have people here on TPU (or if you wish include other techsites) who are willing to participate and will actually appreciate winning these prizes. Thanks... but no thanks!:toast::toast::toast:
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