• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

TechPowerUp and ECS LIVA Z2 Mini PC Giveaway: The Winners!

btarunr

Editor & Senior Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Oct 9, 2007
Messages
35,588 (8.89/day)
Likes
18,082
Location
Hyderabad, India
System Name Crypto-plague Survival Kit
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K
Motherboard ASUS Z97-A
Cooling Xigmatek Aegir CPU Cooler
Memory 2x 8GB Kingston HyperX Beast DDR3-1866
Video Card(s) Colorful iGame GTX 1070 Ti Vulcan X
Storage ADATA SU800 512GB + Intel SSD320 120GB + Patriot WildFire 120GB
Display(s) Samsung U28D590 28-inch 4K UHD
Case Corsair Carbide 100R
Audio Device(s) Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe
Power Supply Corsair HX850W
Mouse Razer Abyssus
Keyboard Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Windows 10 Pro
#1
TechPowerUp and Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) brought you a unique opportunity to bring home a LIVA Z2 mini PC over the month. After sifting through hundreds of entries, we have a winner, who receives a LIVA Z2, which is primed to be an ideal, super-compact HTPC, or a space-saving desktop that you can tuck away behind your monitor! Some entries were disqualified for being additional ticket entries without following through with social-media sharing. Without further ado, the winner!
  • Mark from Michigan, USA
A huge Congratulations to you, Mark! TechPowerUp and ECS will return with more such interesting Giveaways!

 
Likes: Ahhzz
Joined
Oct 22, 2014
Messages
6,440 (4.50/day)
Likes
3,826
Location
Sunshine Coast
System Name Black Box
Processor Intel Xeon E5-2680 10c/20t 2.8GHz @ 3.0GHz
Motherboard Asrock X79 Extreme 11
Cooling Coolermaster 240 RGB A.I.O.
Memory G. Skill 16Gb (4x4Gb) 2133Mhz
Video Card(s) Nvidia GTX 710
Storage Sandisk X 400 256Gb
Display(s) AOC 22" Freesync 1m.s. 75Hz
Case Corsair 450D High Air Flow.
Audio Device(s) No need.
Power Supply FSP Aurum 650W
Software W10 Home Premium 64 bit
#2
Congrats Mark, lucky you don't live O.S.
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
18,043 (3.44/day)
Likes
19,694
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#3
Got this from a user

Would you mind clarifying this for the masses. ( a followup in your Winner post ) As to what was/went wrong.
https://www.techpowerup.com/247578/techpowerup-and-ecs-liva-z2-mini-pc-giveaway-the-winners

You said, "some of which were disqualified for bring additional ticket entries that did not complete the social-media sharing"

I don't know how this played out on your end but my understanding is that if you enter the drawing you get 1 entry. If you complete the "likes" on other social media sites you get an additional entry for each site posted on, up to a limit of 4 additional entries.

What do you mean, "did not complete the social-media sharing"

I don't do social media, so how does one get the additional entries if they don't post and how is one given more entries than one completes?
The way I implemented it on TPU, to not require social media app permissions from user (ie so we can see everything you post at your wall), is that as soon as you click the button it records the extra ticket. No matter whether you actually share the link or just close the window immediately. Without asking for permission through e.g. Facebook API we have no way to know.

During the winner picking stage when an entry comes up with additional tickets I manually look for their social media account and take a quick look at the wall at the specified date to see if the sharing post exists or not. If not, disqualified, pick next random winner.
 
Joined
Apr 3, 2012
Messages
3,824 (1.62/day)
Likes
7,775
Location
St. Paul, MN
System Name LappyTop/ Bay2- Lowerbay- RushCity1/ Opti/ T3500
Processor i5 1.7GHz/ i3 2120's/ i5 2400/ x5670
Motherboard ASUStek/ HP UltraSlim's/ HP/ Dell workstation
Cooling Air/air/ air/ Big Air
Memory 8GB Kingston HyperX 1600/ 2GB/ 4GB/ trip chan 12GB
Video Card(s) intel HD4000/ HD2000's/ HD 2000/ MSI GT710
Storage 256GB Crucial Mx100 SSD/ HDD's/ 500 GB HDD/ 500GB 7200 HDD
Display(s) 1366x768/ one acer x223w between the rest
Case ALU, beauty!/ HP 8200 UltraSlim's/ Dell Opti 390/ Dell tower
Audio Device(s) Sonic Master/ onboard's/ NA
Power Supply ASUS brick, 17W i5/ 19.5 volt bricks/ Dell PSU/ 525W sumptin
Mouse cheap GigaWire930, CMStorm Havoc and a Logitech M510 wireless/iGear usb
Keyboard Dynex usb
Software WIN8.1-64bit/ Mint 18 Sarah and Sylvia
Benchmark Scores 6.9 processes per second!/ cruncher's!!/XEON cruncher!!
#4
I hope that didn't take very long!! @W1zzard , Hopefully only a couple!

I am unsure how long I could spend, searching for facebook shares! Sounds mind numbing!!

Regardless, Thanks for doing it properly, and for having these awesome Giveaways!

TPU ROCKS, thanks to you, and your mods. Also, a great group of user's. For the most part. There is always one or two that should be brought out behind the shed. :laugh:

:lovetpu:
 

W1zzard

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
May 14, 2004
Messages
18,043 (3.44/day)
Likes
19,694
Processor Core i7-4790K
Memory 16 GB
Video Card(s) GTX 1080
Display(s) 30" 2560x1600 + 19" 1280x1024
Software Windows 7
#5
Hopefully only a couple!
Just very few. To clarify: i click "pick random winner", and the site spits out one entry. i check that, if disqualified i click the button again, otherwise that's the winner
 
Top