Tuesday, January 29th 2013

TechPowerUp and MSI Present Facebook Giveaway

MSI and TechnPowerUp bring you the newest Facebook Giveaway, your chance to win some great prizes by simply priming up to Graham's Number liking our Facebook page (if you haven't already), and filling up a short form (or making Facebook do it). Up for grabs is an MSI Z68A-GD65 socket LGA1155 motherboard (1st place), two sets of MSI flash drive and "Military Class III" mousepads each (2nd and 3rd places); and two MSI LED watches (4th and 5th places).

For more information, and to participate, visit this page.

Also Announcing the Winners of Fractal Design and TechPowerUp Facebook Giveaway!

Here are the winners of our Fractal Design Giveaway held earlier this month. A huge congrats to you guys!
  • Kadir from Turkey, wins Fractal Design Define XL R2 (black) case
  • James from Australia, wins Fractal Design Newton R3 800W power supply
  • Alexey from Germany, wins Fractal Design Adjust 108 fan controller
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38 Comments on TechPowerUp and MSI Present Facebook Giveaway

#1
DrCrow
by: W1zzard
that's correct
Thank you so much TPU :peace:
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#2
TRWOV
by: thebluebumblebee

IMHO, bad form MSI, bad form.
I understand your reasoning but I think that the barrier of entry is something to take into account. If MSI asked of us to spend some time performing benches, making an essay or what have you then yes the second and third prizes are lame. The only thing you must do is click a button, nothing else.

I know that MSI isn't doing this intently, I'm sure that they had lots of leftover promo items from CES or something and want to get rid of them. The board is just enticement.

The other option is that MSI likes to remind people that second place is the first loser :laugh:
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#3
theonedub
habe fidem
Can't beat free you guys.
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#4
Ikaruga
by: thebluebumblebee
One of the things that I enjoy about being on a site like TechPowerUp.com is seeing the different cultural and economic viewpoints. This giveaway has shown how people react on both accounts. I (my viewpoint) think it is in very poor taste to give, as a prize, anything but your best, and some of the comments echo that. These prizes represent the company, and MSI should have asked themselves what this says about them. Others don't care that MSI, "one of the world's largest motherboard and video card manufacturers. In addition, MSI also manufactures a wide range of products including notebooks, gaming laptops, All-in-One PCs, servers/workstations, industrial PCs, household appliances, car infotainment products, barebone systems and communication devices among other things" - with "Revenue TW$74.61 billion / $2.54 billion (2011)" (from wikipedia)- would give away a discontinued, (Newegg.com) previous generation product. This is not to bash MSI's products. Their use of "Military Class" components has contributed greatly to the quality and longevity of all motherboards today. I have a MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC that I absolutely love.
IMHO, bad form MSI, bad form.
I know MSI don't really need my defense here, but I have to disagree with you on this one. Discontinued or not, that is a good board (imho), and would do just fine with any of the current CPUs. Whoever gonna put that board into use, won't be disappointed, and won't feel that MSI gave him something low quality or cheap (even if many of us would probably just sell it). If TPU can get all these "previous generation" promo hardware and give it to one of us for free, that's a pure win-win situation both for MSI and for the TPU as well, and I'm all for it, please keep them coming as much as possible.

Thanks again for MSI and for TPU, giveaways are great:toast:
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#5
altereDad
Congrats to the winners of the Fractal competition
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#6
najiro
I'm in! :)
^ nice to see yah here too :toast:
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: DrCrow
"Kadir from Turkey, wins Fractal Design Define XL R2 (black) case"

i think that named person winner is me :respect:
Yup, it's you. Bring in the raki.
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#8
Jorge
I wonder how much FARCEbook is paying these websites/manufacturers to hype FARCEbook? I see the same nonsense at several forums, so I doubt that it's a coincidence. It's amazing how easy it is to dupe the sheeple. ;)
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#9
andrewsmc
by: ikaruga
i know msi don't really need my defense here, but i have to disagree with you on this one. Discontinued or not, that is a good board (imho), and would do just fine with any of the current cpus. Whoever gonna put that board into use, won't be disappointed, and won't feel that msi gave him something low quality or cheap (even if many of us would probably just sell it). If tpu can get all these "previous generation" promo hardware and give it to one of us for free, that's a pure win-win situation both for msi and for the tpu as well, and i'm all for it, please keep them coming as much as possible.

Thanks again for msi and for tpu, giveaways are great:toast:
thank you!
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#10
Vlada011
Manufacturer is better to organize giveaway before launching something new like presentation hardware, not to clean storage of unsold products. Let's clean 1156 and 1366 shelf...
Miserable, MSI people expect 5-10 MSI 7970 lightening, ASUS people expect 5-10 Matrix,... Look on EVGA NEX Giveaway... 13.000$ worth, company with 200 employers.
People get hardware same week when retailers.

Do you know... I don't know is that true or not, one guy told he won motherboard from MSI, and they send broken motherboard and he can't get replacement.
Can you imagine... I swear in god he told that... I guess it's true because he non stop talk he finished with MSI. That was before 2-3 years.
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#11
ste2425
Well ive entered. Any free prize is better then nothing, thanks :)
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#12
W1zzard
by: Vlada011
one guy told he won motherboard from MSI, and they send broken motherboard and he can't get replacement.
if such a thing ever happens with a tpu giveaway i'll pay the cost out of my own pocket.

edit: or call their biggest competitor, ask if they could help out with a prize, then run a big news story on it.
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#13
safwan
TechPowerUp and MSI Present Facebook Giveaway winners???
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