HH and MSI Lazy Days Of Summer Sweepstakes!

HH and MSI Lazy Days Of Summer Sweepstakes!

To pay tribute to the hot, lazy days of summer, we're giving away some equally HOT new hardware in conjunction with our friends at MSI! This time around, you could win a pair of MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GB GeForce GTX 460 cards for some SLI action and an awesome MSI Big Bang-XPower motherboard. In addition, for the duration of the contest, we'll also be giving away 10 copies of the DX11 and PhysX-enabled game Metro 2033!

As we've done with previous sweepstakes, we’ll be giving this prize package away to a randomly selected contributor to our on-line forum and discussion systems, but like many previous contests, there are other ways to enter (see below)...


Grand Prize: (2) MSI N460GTX Cyclone 1GB cards, (1) MSI Big Bang-XPower motherboard



Runners Up: (10) Copies of Metro 2033

To be entered into the sweepstakes, you’ve got to be a registered, active member of our forum and a resident of the United States or Canada. If you’re not already a member, you can sign up quickly and easily (and for free), right here.

From this point forward, we’ll be monitoring discussions here in the news and in the forum. We will be randomly selecting winners based on community involvement and quality of contribution. You can also increase your chances of winning by signing up for our HotHardware News Alerts or becoming a fan of HotHardware via our respective DiggFacebook and / or Twitter pages. And we’d urge you to become a fan of MSI’s Facebook page as well! The contest will run through Monday September 13, 2010 at which point we’ll announce the grand prize winner.

This is a great chance for to you to win some powerful hardware. Now go make some new friends in the forum and get in the running! Good Luck!

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Do want! For the record, I also have Metro 2033, so give count me out from the game contest but in for the hardware.

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That cyclone cooler looks wicked.

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Yep, a pair of those bad boys and you'll be running cool, quiet and lightning fast!

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Those are some nice givaways nice board, graphics and game I would like to own any one of those so count in and good luck to all you guys and any gals out there!!

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By 3vi1 "That cyclone cooler looks wicked"

These Cyclone cards are rated higher than any other GTX460's on the market at present. They are quieter and faster than all of the others. I also read a review of two of these cards running in SLI. They smoked a GTX480 card while using less power and the two of them together cost less!

I'm gonna go read up on the Mainboard now,.........Is it this one?

I'm in for this one folks! Yow, what a prize!

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Hmmm... wonder if you could put them in tri-SLI with a GTX465?

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I don't think so sir.

but for an extra $230 you could pick up a 3rd 460 and run a tri-sli and really be smokin

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acarzt:
you could pick up a 3rd 460 and run a tri-sli

The GTX460's don't have the connection to setup three together, just two at a time.

NVIDIA probably did this to keep from destroying all future sales of their way-more expensive GTX470 and GTX480 room heaters. Embarrassed

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realneil:

acarzt:
you could pick up a 3rd 460 and run a tri-sli

The GTX460's don't have the connection to setup three together, just two at a time.

NVIDIA probably did this to keep from destroying all future sales of their way-more expensive GTX470 and GTX480 room heaters. Embarrassed

Aww dang... what a gype... I never noticed that before Sad

I had always just assumed.. cuz why would nvidia leave off such a potentially awesome option?

Le Sigh Sad

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acarzt:
why would nvidia leave off such a potentially awesome option?
 

According to reviews being posted all over the place, two of these things are beating their own GTX480 cards significantly, yet together they cost less than one GTX480 does.

I believe that three of them together would probably destroy sales of the GTX470 and GTX 480 completely due to the GTX470 and GTX480's huge power draws and outrageous heat output. These things (GTX460 1GB) draw very little power and produce hardly any heat compared to many other cards.

A three way SLI with them would be awesome. The decision to limit the SLI capabilities was just preserving their flagship segment for them.

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it would be nice if a 3rd party went and enabled Tri-SLI anyway lol

Maybe when the 470 and 480 refresh comes, we might get some 460 tri-sli love?

One can hope right?

That or we might get a 495 with a pair of 460s on board and 2GB or ram?

Then we'll get 4 460s in a nice little package :-D

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acarzt:
it would be nice if a 3rd party went and enabled Tri-SLI anyway
  How would they connect without a plug to use?

acarzt:
we might get a 495 with a pair of 460s on board and 2GB
Yeah, two of those would be significant,.....

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What do you mean without a plug to use realneil?

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Inspector:

What do you mean without a plug to use realneil?

There is only one connection per card. For triple SLI you need a second connector on each card. See pic below.


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If a manufacture were to add a triple SLI to it, wouldn't they be able to just add the connector???

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realneil:

acarzt:
it would be nice if a 3rd party went and enabled Tri-SLI anyway
  How would they connect without a plug to use?

Well that was what I was intending neil.

For them to add the connector to enable Tri-SLI.

They went out of there way to slap together all kinds of other absurd concoctions(like the ares card)

I would think a tri-SLI capable 460 would be slightly easier to do and sell significantly better.

The only question is, will the drivers support it?

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acarzt:
I would think a tri-SLI capable 460 would be slightly easier to do and sell significantly better. The only question is, will the drivers support it?

Their drivers support Tri-SLI already, So drivers wouldn't be a problem unless they excluded 3 GTX460's on purpose. (not beyond the realm of possibility) I think that when a manufacturer buys from NVIDIA or ATI, they make agreements as to what they are allowed to do with the technology offered beforehand. They may be limited by contract. NVIDIA would be fools to allow these cards in a 3-way SLI setup. We would just be happy.

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Tri SLI would make this into a sweet machine!

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We already talked about that a750 :D, its not possible to do tri SLI as they don't provide the plug on the card.

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Wow you guys are going back to back with these contests lol. The other one hasn't even ended yet :-P

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i am all the way if hot hardware wants to do none stop contest, more chances for me to win stuff lol.

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Alright! Somebody is going to have some new Hot Hardware!

Now they will be able to play dx11 Metro at full rate with HD, and THX sound!

Dave might be onto something here, giving away all these games...maybe we will have MMORPG's as a good meeting place for all of us in the forums?

Good luck to all!

 

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i vote the new star wars game as the game of choice.

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OK Fat,

Some might not know the SW game of that which you speak:P

B sure 2 watch as high def as U canGeeked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQf1nas8BO4

I like the look better than the Clone Wars>

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Gahhh! 

 

College takes up so much time of my life that I don't have time for the forums here :(

 

Another great giveaway guys! 

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