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Giveaway! $50 (x2) for the Steam Summer Sale 2017 (Congrats to the winners)!!!

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Dec 21, 2011
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Software Win 10 Pro (Fortress), Win 10 Pro (Ella02), Ubuntu for everything else
Benchmark Scores Why sit on the Bench when you can get in the game and Crunch!!!
My 49th birthday is coming up soon :fear: and I'm going to celebrate it by giving a TPU member a $50 gift* to get in on the Steam Summer Sale.

Due to the awesome response I have decided to add an additional $50 Steam gift!


- TPU member in good standing prior to May 1, 2017
- have a minimum of 50 posts
- post in this thread stating- I'm in!
- Share what you plan on doing this Summer
share a favorite summer story

*Note- gift will be in the form of a Steam gift card/code, Paypal gift, or other format (dependent on winners locale)

Winner will be selected this Sunday evening (6/25) at around 8pm (Eastern US)

Good Luck everyone!!! :toast:

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"I go fast!1!11!1!"
Oct 13, 2008
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I'm in!

Playing games, of course! :D
Oct 17, 2012
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System Name Americas cure is the death of Social Justice & Political Correctness
Processor i5 8600k
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Mar 20, 2008
834 (0.18/day)
System Name Raptor
Processor Core i7 3930K@4.0Ghz
Cooling Noctua NH-D14
Memory 4*4GB Gskil RipjawsDDR3 @2133MHz 1.6v
Video Card(s) MSI DUKE RTX 2070 super
Storage Vertex 3 SSD 120GB + SanDisk Ultra II 480GB +1TB seagate
Display(s) ACER-H243HX 24"
Case HAF-X
Audio Device(s) on board Realtek
Power Supply Corsair 850HX
Software Windows 10 & 7 dual boot .
I'm in!

Learning Blender and playing games this summer.

Thank you.
Feb 11, 2012
1,484 (0.46/day)
Anchorage Alaska
System Name Matter's / Helios 300 Predator
Processor Ryzen 7 2700 / i7 7700HQ
Motherboard B450 Tomahawk / Acer Helios 300 Predator
Cooling Arctic Freezer eSports Duo
Memory Patriot Viper ddr4 32gb / 32gb gskill ddr4
Video Card(s) MSI RTX 2080 Super Ventus OC / GTX 1060 6gb
Storage Patriot Viper nvme M2, crucial MX300 275gb, Samsung 860 qvo 1tb
Display(s) Acer 24" 1080p / 15.6 1080p HD
Case Antec 300 / Acer Helios 300 Predator
Audio Device(s) On Board - Steel Series Arctis Pro Wireless Cans
Power Supply Antec 850watt high current pro
Mouse Steel series Rival 600
Keyboard Corsair K70 / Acer Helios 300 Predator
Software Win 10 Pro / Win 10 Home
I'm in :)
My summer plans are vacation back home to Ohio and plenty of Fishing for Halibut and Cod, and the occassional Salmon if jumps on my line ;)
Apr 7, 2009
343 (0.08/day)
Valencia, Venezuela
System Name Tropicaliente | Digger | A515-43-R19L
Processor FX-6300 | Q6600 | R3 3200U
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme 4 | Gigabyte X48T-DQ6 | Grumpy_PK
Cooling EVGA CLC120 | OCZ Vendetta | Stock
Memory 16GB DDR3-1600 | 8GB DDR3-1333 | 12GB DDR4-2666
Video Card(s) PowerColor RX-570 4GB Red Dragon | HIS HD5670 1GB IceQ | Vega 3
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Audio Device(s) on board + Logitech Z623 | on board | on board
Power Supply Cooler Master GX-650 | Antec VP-450
Mouse MS Wired Desktop 600
Keyboard MS Wired Desktop 600
Software Win 10 x64 Pro | XCP-ng 8.1: XOA, pfSense, RouterOS, FreeNAS, Zabbix | Win 10 x64 Home


Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder
Nov 11, 2008
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Video Card(s) R9-290X/Gigabyte GTX 1660
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Case Corsair Air 540
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Power Supply Seasonic modular 850 watt Platinum/EVGA T2-850 Titanium
Software Windows 10 Pro/Windows 10 Pro
Oh man!!!! You are amazing and never cease to amaze me, bro!!!!!!!!!

Well..................I'm In!!!!!!!!

Summer............My very favorite time of the year! Warm days and lovely nights here. One of my favorite summers was the year my wife and I met. We enjoyed many of the same things and did a ton of camping, including a week long camping trip
with some of our best friends now. We fished, hiked, camped, and completely enjoyed that entire summer!!!!!
May 18, 2011
850 (0.24/day)
Processor Ryzen 3700X
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Cooling Cryorig H7
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Video Card(s) EVGA RTX 2070 Ultra SC
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Power Supply EVGA Supernova 650 G3
Mouse Logitech Pro
Keyboard Corsair Strafe Cherry MX Silent w/red LED
Software Win 10 Pro
I'm in. Thanks for holding the giveaway. I plan on playing a lot of computer games this summer of course. ;)
Apr 15, 2009
2,909 (0.69/day)
System Name N/A
Processor i7-4790K
Motherboard Asus Z97-A
Cooling Thermalright True Power 140
Memory 2 x 8GB GeIL Potenza 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 970 Gaming
Storage 2TB Seagate Barracuda
Display(s) 24" Samsung 1080p LED Monitor
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro
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Mouse Logitech MX518
Keyboard Corsair K70 (Brown MX)
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Nov 3, 2013
1,907 (0.74/day)
Processor Ryzen 3200G
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Cooling Stock
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Video Card(s) RX 470 Nitro+ 4GB
Storage 860Evo SATA 250GB
Display(s) AOC 24G2U
Mouse G703
Keyboard Apex m500 (red)
Software W10
I'm in!
Playing games and looking for a part time job here in Tokyo.
Maybe learn some more Japanese. Maybe...
Jan 24, 2006
444 (0.08/day)
West Chester, Oh
System Name N7
Processor AMD Ryzen 3600
Motherboard Asrock B450 Gaming-ITX
Cooling Custom loop
Memory Gskill F4-3600C16D-16GTZNC
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Audio Device(s) onboard, Steelseries Arctis 3
Power Supply Corsair AX760
Mouse Corsair M65 Pro
Keyboard HyperX Alloy FPS Pro
Software Windows 10 64 bit
Benchmark Scores Firestrike 21626 Time Spy 8907
I'm in!
I'll be playing games, taking care of kids, and working.
Feb 19, 2006
6,270 (1.16/day)
New York
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Memory CRUCIAL BALLISTIX 3000Mhz 4x8 32gb @ 4000Mhz
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Display(s) 50" Sharp Roku TV 8ms responce time and Philips 75Hz 328E9QJAB 32" curved
Power Supply 1600 Watt
Software Windows 10
I'm in!

Summer time stories would all be of fishing, bonfires, hiking, a bit of gaming....good ole stories;).

Thanks for the offer for your Birthday!!!!!


WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
Jan 9, 2011
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Case Thermaltake P3
Power Supply SeaSonic 660XP2
Mouse Logitech G900
Keyboard G Skill KM570 MX Silver
Software Windows 10 Pro
@Norton, why you gotta be so awesome!? :respect:

This summer... Working like woah, trying not to melt in the summer sun :cry:

I can't enter because I just don't have time for games lately. I haven't been on Steam in forever, just no time, no energy for that lately, and I can promise that my wife is happy about it :laugh:
Nov 21, 2010
1,616 (0.44/day)
Right where I want to be
System Name Miami
Processor Ryzen 3800X
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Storage 1TB WD M.2 SSD/ 2TB WD SN750/ 4TB WD Black HDD
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Case Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL
Audio Device(s) EVGA Nu Audio
Power Supply Seasonic Prime Gold 1000W
Mouse Corsair Scimitar/Glorious Model O-
Keyboard Corsair K95 Platinum
Software Windows 10 Pro
I'm in!

Saving for the new semester and doing poorly on that front.
Dec 29, 2012
614 (0.21/day)
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Motherboard MSI Z270 gaming pro carbon
Cooling CM 212 EVO
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Power Supply Seasonic 850FX focus gold 80plus
Mouse Logitech 502 Hero
Keyboard Corsair K55
Software W10
1st I will drop a bucket of thanks to you for this.
Im in!!!!

keep playing awesome games and try to save money for a new monitor 1440p for enjoying graphics more and more!!!


Tech, Games, and TPU!
Mar 26, 2014
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Washington, USA
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Storage 2 NVME + 4 HDD
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Case CoolerMaster NR600
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Power Supply Rosewill Fortress 750w
Mouse Corsair Scimitar Pro
Keyboard Corsair K57
Software Windows 10 Professional
Benchmark Scores Brrrrrrr
I'm in!

Gonna take a vacation down to see family that I haven't seen in years. Should be fun.
May 31, 2007
1,051 (0.21/day)
Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia
System Name Rampage 3.0
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Motherboard ASRock Z77 Extreme 4
Cooling Corsair 110 (280mm rad)
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Case corsair vengance c70 - white
Audio Device(s) On Board
Power Supply Corsair HX-750w
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
I'm in!

Sadly I'll be working :(


Semi-Retired Folder
Nov 22, 2005
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Indiana, USA
Processor Intel Core i7 10850K@5.2GHz
Motherboard AsRock Z470 Taichi
Cooling Corsair H115i Pro w/ Noctua NF-A14 Fans
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Storage 500GB SX8200 Pro + 8TB with 1TB SSD Cache
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Case Fractal Design Define S
Audio Device(s) Onboard is good enough for me
Power Supply eVGA SuperNOVA 1000w G3
Software Windows 10 Pro x64
I'm in!

Though I'll be working on my new house all summer(just bought it Jun 9th!).


TPU addict
Jun 23, 2007
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Mouse Steelseries Sensei wireless \ Steelseries Sensei wireless
Keyboard Logitech K120 \ ROCCAT MK Pro ( modded amber leds )
Benchmark Scores Meh benchmarks.
I'm in, as this summer not really any thing tbh.

Thank You.
Apr 30, 2011
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Motherboard MSI B450 Tomahawk MAX
Cooling Deepcool Gammaxx 400 Black
Memory 2*8GB PATRIOT PVS416G373C7K@3333MT_C16
Video Card(s) Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 Pulse 8GB
Storage Sandisk SSD 120GB, INTEL 540S SSDSCKKW180H6 180GB, Samsung F1 1TB, Hitachi HUS724040ALE640 4TB
Display(s) AOC 27G2U/BK IPS 144Hz
Audio Device(s) Realtek 7.1 onboard
Power Supply Zalman Z550
Mouse Sharkoon SHARK Force Black
Keyboard Trust GXT280
Software Win 7 sp1 64bit/Win 10 pro 64bit
Benchmark Scores CB R15 64bit: single core 173p, multicore 1306p
I 'm in!

Working and trying to rest a bit on short vacation later this summer is the plan if possible.

Thanks a lot Norton! A truly generous guy who gets even better as time pass. ;) :toast: :lovetpu:
Oct 29, 2012
842 (0.29/day)
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Processor Intel Xeon E3-1230 v2
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H
Cooling Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev.A (BW)
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP Black
Video Card(s) Gigabyte GTX 670 OC
Storage 525GB Crucial MX300 & 256GB Samsung 830 Series
Display(s) Home: LG 29UB65-P & Work: LG 34UB88-B
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini
Audio Device(s) Asus Xonar Essence STX /w Sennheiser HD 598
Power Supply be quiet! Straight Power CM E9 80+ Gold 480W
Mouse Roccat Kone XTD optical
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex M500
Software Win10
I'm in.

I plan on inviting friends over at least once every weak, since I haven't had much time for them lately as I've been pretty preoccupied with work, my kids, our house and back garden.

Appreciate the generous offer @Norton . Thank you! :rockout:
Dec 23, 2012
1,470 (0.51/day)
south korea
System Name COVID Bonus Build
Processor Ryzen R9 3900XT 4.5 Ghz @ 1.275V
Motherboard Asus ROG Crosshair Viii Hero Wifi
Cooling Lian Li 360 Galahad
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32gb OC @ 3733 mhz CL14-13-13-21 1T @ 1.45V
Video Card(s) Zotac GTX 750ti. (yup not a typo error) :)
Storage Seagate 520 1TB + Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB + lots of HDD's
Display(s) Samsung Odyssey G7
Case Lian Li PC-O11D XL White
Audio Device(s) Onboard
Power Supply Super Flower Leadex SE Platinum 1000W
Mouse Logitech MX Master 2S
Software Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores Have tried but can't beat the leaders :)
I'm In

My plan for summer is stay cool :cool:

Advance happy birthday and thank you for giveaway :toast:
Apr 19, 2009
917 (0.22/day)
Processor i7-9700
Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO
Memory 32GB DDR4
Video Card(s) msi 1080
Storage Samsung SSD 850 pro 2TB+1tb hdd 7200rpm+ 1tb 970pro
Software Mageia 6 + Windows 10
I'm in!
Happy B-Day in advance, I plan to enjoy the life + learn Illustrator(if will be time)...


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Oct 15, 2006
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Motherboard Asus ROG Strix X370-F Gaming | Intel DQ77MK | SuperMicro X10SLQ
Cooling Noctua NH-U14S Push-Pull + NT-H1 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4 | Stock Intel Cooler + AC MX4
Memory 16GB (2x8) G.Skill DDR4-3200 | 16GB (4x4) Samsung DDR3-1600 | 32GB (4x8) Mushkin Stealth DDR3-1600
Video Card(s) MSI GTX980 Ti Gaming 6G LE @ Stock | Onboard Intel HD 4000 | Onboard Intel HD 4600
Storage SSD 250GB + 960GB, 1x2TB | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x2TB (6TB) | 120GB SSD, RAID10 6x3TB (9TB)
Display(s) Samsung 32" TV IPS 1080p, Dell 23" U2312HM IPS 1080p | 19" Dell on KVM..mostly headless operation.
Case Corsair 600C - Stock Fans on Low | Lian Li Lancool PC-K7 - Cougar fans | Modified Lenovo TS430 Case
Audio Device(s) Aune T1 mk1 > AKG K553 Pro + HiFiMAN HE-350 (Equalizer APO + PeaceUI) | Not in use
Power Supply EVGA 750G2 Modular + APC Back-UPS Pro 1500 | EVGA KR500 80+ Bronze (Both) + APC Smart-UPS 1500
Mouse Logitech G502 | Dell USB Laser Mouse (KVM)
Keyboard Logitech G15 rv2 | Dell USB Keyboard (KVM)
Software Windows 10 Pro x64 | Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V) | Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
I'm in! :toast:

Edit: I'm going to work off debt this summer. :D
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