Sunday, February 22nd 2015

TechPowerUp Fractal Design Giveaway

Fractal Design and TechPowerUp bring to you the season's hot new giveaway. Simply "Like" our Facebook page and fill up a short form (or make Facebook do it for you), and you could win one of three bundles from Fractal Design. The first prize is a bundle of Fractal Design Define R5 case, a Fractal Design Edison M 650W modular PSU, and a Fractal Design Kelvin S24 all-in-one liquid CPU cooler. The second prize winner gets the case and the cooler, while the third prize winner gets the case.

For more details and to participate, visit this page.
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32 Comments on TechPowerUp Fractal Design Giveaway

#2
PHaS3
If I may be so bold as to ask, what about those TPU users that dont use Failbook? Myself included...

"Entry into to giveaway is only possible after liking TechPowerUp on Facebook."

Just seems like a bit of a fail for the loyal TPUers that dont like or want to have a facebook account.
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#3
Caring1
I agree, it does seem discriminatory. :toast:
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#4
Nabarun
OK. I could use those.
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#5
jmcslob
That's right...keep whining and dragging your feet.....increases my odds of winning.
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#6
MakeDeluxe
While I myself don't need anything from this giveaway, I'm joining for a chance to get a cool birthday present for my brother. :toast:
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#7
AlienIsGOD
enough with the "i dont have FB" line, if you dont have FB then thats your choice. Comps like these arent meant to just cater to TPU members....
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#8
Caring1
AlienIsGOD, post: 3243920, member: 57450"
enough with the "i dont have FB" line, if you dont have FB then thats your choice.
So basically, Independent, free thinkers, with more intelligence than the average sheep on FB aren't invited.
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#9
AlienIsGOD
Caring1, post: 3243922, member: 153156"
So basically, Independent, free thinkers, with more intelligence than the average sheep on FB aren't invited.
TPU has had other contest which do not require FB. Also, throwing insults at the intelligence of ppl that use FB is pretty childish. As I said before, if you choose not to have FB thats YOUR choice. Plz move along as there is nothing for you here.

Its not like this is the 1st time ppl crowed about FB contests here and it wont be the last. Go find another comp to enter that doesnt require FB, there are plenty out there
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#10
lZKoce
Caring1, post: 3243922, member: 153156"
So basically, Independent, free thinkers, with more intelligence than the average sheep on FB aren't invited.
Rly, dude? :)) How about FB was and still is a social instrument, that some people use for its actual purpose? I don't wannt to be preacy, but come on :), that was low. ;)
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#11
BiggieShady
Caring1, post: 3243922, member: 153156"
So basically, Independent, free thinkers, with more intelligence than the average sheep on FB aren't invited.
Look at it the way I do, say with me "Yay, now I finally get to use my facebook account again!"
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#12
Norton
Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain
No facebook required:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-february-2015-wcg-challenge-planning-thread.209705/
Just membership on this forum and on the TPU crunching or folding Team and a willingness to spend some of your cpu/gpu time on humanitarian projects.

Starts Thursday 2/26 at 8:00pm (Eastern)*
* Note- link above is for our planning thread- Challenge thread to be launched within 48hrs so watch for it if interested :cool:
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#13
64K
If you get a Facebook account and only use it to enter the TPU contests then you aren't being a typical Facebook user. Don't even add Facebook to your Bookmarks/Favorites so you won't have it tainting your rig. When the contest rolls around type it in your browser, quickly enter the TPU contest and then delete it from your browsing record while mumbling curses under your breath. Free hardware is free. :D
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#14
Jose
Forcing someone to "like" on FB may not be legal. A quick GOOGLE search found this:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-promotions-and-the-law-what-you-need-to-know/

Consideration—something of value given by entrants to the giveaway sponsor. Often it’s money, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on what you require entrants to do, you could be pushing the envelope on this element. Each state may have its own particular definition, making it very difficult to manage.

As such, requiring someone to “like” you or “follow” you could be construed as consideration. Even more important, asking an entrant to go to a third-party site, navigate to find a product or service and then report back to your site is even more likely to be deemed consideration, and thus places your giveaway into the classification of illegal lottery. Time is exceedingly valuable!
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#15
AlienIsGOD
Jose, post: 3244122, member: 155665"
Forcing someone to "like" on FB may not be legal. A quick GOOGLE search found this:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-promotions-and-the-law-what-you-need-to-know/

Consideration—something of value given by entrants to the giveaway sponsor. Often it’s money, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on what you require entrants to do, you could be pushing the envelope on this element. Each state may have its own particular definition, making it very difficult to manage.

As such, requiring someone to “like” you or “follow” you could be construed as consideration. Even more important, asking an entrant to go to a third-party site, navigate to find a product or service and then report back to your site is even more likely to be deemed consideration, and thus places your giveaway into the classification of illegal lottery. Time is exceedingly valuable!
except noone is FORCING anyone to do anything.....
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#16
CounterZeus
Nice, I could use a new case. Mine has been making noises since I bought it :(
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#17
64K
Jose, post: 3244122, member: 155665"
Forcing someone to "like" on FB may not be legal. A quick GOOGLE search found this:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/social-media-promotions-and-the-law-what-you-need-to-know/

Consideration—something of value given by entrants to the giveaway sponsor. Often it’s money, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending on what you require entrants to do, you could be pushing the envelope on this element. Each state may have its own particular definition, making it very difficult to manage.

As such, requiring someone to “like” you or “follow” you could be construed as consideration. Even more important, asking an entrant to go to a third-party site, navigate to find a product or service and then report back to your site is even more likely to be deemed consideration, and thus places your giveaway into the classification of illegal lottery. Time is exceedingly valuable!
I get lost when it comes to legal stuff. It's very complicated but Facebook's Promotion Guidelines seems to say what TPU is doing is legit.

https://fbcdn-dragon-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/851577_158705844322839_2031667568_n.pdf
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#18
Harryp1137
I would be happy with the 3rd give away (Just the case) my current case is the thermal take v4 mid tower, after buying it I knew it was't the best choice out there. It doesn't have front mounted fan/mounting holes, big issue for my graphics card because it gets quiet hot in summer with no front intake.
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#19
Jose
AlienIsGOD, post: 3244135, member: 57450"
except noone is FORCING anyone to do anything.....
In Wisconsin, you cannot have a contest that costs you. So basically, they are getting free advertising by my "Like". Look and see how Engadget.com does this, they always offer 1 free entry.
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#20
AlienIsGOD
Jose, post: 3244193, member: 155665"
In Wisconsin, you cannot have a contest that costs you. So basically, they are getting free advertising by my "Like". Look and see how Engadget.com does this, they always offer 1 free entry.
then dont "like" and move on. I repeat noone is FORCING you to like the FB page. Dont use FB, then this contest isnt for you.
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#21
theonedub
habe fidem
Norton, post: 3244025, member: 101332"
No facebook required:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-february-2015-wcg-challenge-planning-thread.209705/
Just membership on this forum and on the TPU crunching or folding Team and a willingness to spend some of your cpu/gpu time on humanitarian projects.

Starts Thursday 2/26 at 8:00pm (Eastern)*
* Note- link above is for our planning thread- Challenge thread to be launched within 48hrs so watch for it if interested :cool:
That's fantastic. Well played, sir :respect:

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#22
SirMango
Hot diggity! I would love to have an R5. Good luck everyone!
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#23
Ikaruga
Thanks and good luck everyone!
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#24
jaggerwild
Suppose we already liked TPU on our FB page?
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#25
W1zzard
The FB regulations allow to ask, just forcing people to like is no longer allowed. ie. incentivizing an action
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