I can use the multiple monitor support to edit video in one monitor, preview it in another monitor. Then edit audio in one monitor, have my desktop as another monitor, internet as another monitor, and then music. (don't really need six monitors though XD)
It's what I do now, except all on ONE monitor. D=
Oh yeah, it would be good for gaming as well.
I think that I'm going to make a video, I'll upload it here when it's finished Marco!
stubblep00:i have no good reason. i dont need one. i just want.
Good luck. No seriously, good luck.
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I have been very interested in Eyefinity for a while now, but I haven't had the chance (or funds) to take advantage of the technology. I am a network administrator and use multiple monitors at work (4 on my desk) and at home, I am a hardcore PC gamer. I play a lot of Battlefield Bad Company 2 right now and I have seen some incredible screen shots showing the capabilities of Eyefinity! I'm sure my multi-monitor setup at home could take advantage of Eyefinity and make the game even that much more incredible. Another game I have that I have seen great screenshots for is Dirt 2. It looks amazing on just one monitor...I can't imagine how sweet it would be spanned out!!
I'm also interested in trying it in a business setting,, but first and foremost, gaming is my priority :) Thanks for reading and considering me!!!
How would it change my life you ask? Well if I had that sweet gear and Eyefinity I would no longer be married, have a job, custody of my son, and probably wouldn't be able to use it after long after my house was foreclosed, the electric cut off or I starve to death whichever comes first. The reason being, I would never leave this seat. I am addicted to my games enough as it is people. So do my family a favor and don't give it to me. Or make my life spectacular for a couple months atleast and give it to me
On a cold, blizzardy day somewhere in Antarctica, a guy gets up in the wee morning to do his usual morning routines. The first thing he checks out is his email on his cramped all-in-one computer screen, which is connected to the internet via satellite.
His first email reads:
Hey Gil, Good news today.You know that crappy All In One computer you have? We're sending you something else. Hopefully it will help you with your work. Also - we're sending with it some extra supplies.
(Gill thinks to himself - i've already been doing this job for the past 3 months here in Antarctica collecting weather data, why do they need to change anything, it's going to screw up my routine!)
It should be arriving by the time you read this via helicopter. Take care, and see you in about a month - Ted
Great! Thinks Gil.
Right after reading the very last word, he heard the sound of whirring blades outside. He could hear the helicopter engine straining in the fast but diminishing winds outside. As Gil went to go check outside, he just caught the helicopter gently dropping off a 10'x10' crate on the ground next to his building using a quick release mechanism.
"Now how am I going to get this stuff inside without getting everything inside covered in snow?" Exclaimed Gil. Who just so happens to talk to himself (quite often, at that) among other things since being left alone for the past 3 months.
After waiting until noon, the blizzard finally died down and the sun was shining fantastically across the frozen land. Gil decided to open up the crate and bring everything in before the excellent weather takes off again.
Upon bringing in all the supplies, the last box really caught Gil's eye. The box said "To Eyefinity, and beyond!" "Eyfinity? What the heck could that be?" Curious, Gil immediately brings the box in and rips it open before anything else, even his newly acquired supplies.
After opening the box, he discovers 3 Brand new LCD's along with a Dragon platform desktop with a fancy new wireless keyboard and mouse combo. After glancing back and forth between his old computer, and the new system, Gil immediately starts to take apart his old system, and starts to set up the new one.
"WOW!" Exclaimed Gil. "This system boots up so fast, and now I can open up multiple applications for weather, email, and umm, something else with this new Eyefinity set up." "It was so easy to set up...I wonder if there are any cache-22's for this kind of thing!"
After another week of toiling with his new system, Gil explained to himself "This makes work so much easier, and it's much less harsh on my eyes than the old system with the tiny LCD I used to have" Now, Gil cannot live without his multi LCD system known as Eyefinity, and upon the last week he was supposed to be stationed at Antarctica, he emails his colleague Ted:
Just wanted to let you know, thank you for the new Eyefinity set up. It has been working flawlessly and now I can work AND play at the same time! It was grueling to be here for the past 3 months with a previously crappy system.
Anyways, I would like to stay here for an extra 3 months. Those free games that came with the system have been keeping me occupied! Of course it isn't detracting me from my work though ;)
As always, take care Ted. Gil
Gil ended up staying another extra 3 months and with his new setup, was able to set up theme nights for himself, such as movie nights and game nights.
The themes he did kept him busy and opened his eyes to a whole new different world, one which is not squished by a single LCD.
Well hopefully I amused you guys with my writing! I'm sure with unlimited amounts of time I could write something much better
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Blu Ray Drive (reader)
Once upon a time there were three little pigs called HD2000, HD3000 and HD4000. They lived happily until one day came big bad wolf with the new video game. He entered the house of HD2000 and said: “I want you to play this game with excellent visual experience or I will blow your house down!”. Poor little HD2000 installed game on his computer but he only managed to play the game in very low resolution. Wolf became very angry and blew the house down. HD2000 could save only his monitor and rushed to HD3000’s house. Wolf followed him there and repeated to HD3000: “Play this game with excellent visual experience or I will blow your house down too!”. HD3000 installed the game but resolution wasn’t the natural resolution of his monitor and that made wolf angry and he blew his house down. HD2000 and HD3000 took their monitors and ran to HD4000 house. Wolf again followed and when he entered the house, he started shouting: “Play this game with excellent visual experience or I will blow your house down too and eat you all!” The HD4000 confidently installed the game and ran it in full HD resolution. Wolf looked and said: “You were better than these two, but that is not enough. I will come again in the morning and you better figure it out how to satisfy me!”. And the wolf left. Poor three little pigs didn’t know what to do and they cried. HD4000 look through the window and saw the falling star. He wished for a miracle that will save his brothers and him. Suddenly something flew into the room. It was shinning red star that transformed into beautiful fairy. “I’m the ATI fairy”, she said. “I heard your wish HD4000 and I came to help you. Your problem is that you don’t work like brothers, together. You should join your three monitors and play the game like that.”. “But no graphic card can power up three full HD monitors in the game ATI fairy”, sadly said HD2000. “Well that’s where I come in!”, smiled fairy and summoned something. Three little pigs looked and there it was, ATI RADEON HD5870. “What is that?”, asked the three little pigs. “That is new, state of the art graphic card. It supports multiple monitors, so you can now play every game on three monitors with excellent visual experience, never seen before. It’s called Eyefinity and it will change your lives!”, and than she disappeared. Wolf came in the morning as he said. Three little pigs started the game, playing it on three monitors. Wolf was happy and said: “That is what I’m talking about! This is the excellent visual experience! Good job pigs!”. Than he took all three monitors and the graphic card and went home. Three little pigs were shocked. How will they play the games now? Would you like to donate three monitors and HD5870 so they can live happily ever after? :-)
Ok here is my go at it...
In a world known as “Eyefinity” there lived a man in a town
far off from civilization. His name was James. James was a professional gamer,
web designer, video editor, graphics editor and more. But because of a mishap
at his old job he was sent away (He was accused of releasing top security files
that would of made the company a fortune, he did no such thing). The company
sent him to where is currently lives at as a torture for making the company
have such a big lose. They gave him the supplies to live and do his work but he
only had the worst of everything. The food was garbage and the technologies that
were given to him were ancient. He though the electronics in his house were no
longer on earth as it was all destroyed long ago. The worst of all the electronic
was his computer. He use to have 6 screens to work on but now he has one that
is twice as small as one of his screen back in his old house. He could no
longer game, his video rendering took days to complete when it use to take
minutes on his old rig. One day he begged to the sky for a pleasing and that he
can return to his old life where everything was the best.
“Someone! Anyone! If you hear this, all I want is something simple
that I can work on. “
Then suddenly something falls out of the sky right in front
of him. He opens the box to find a brand new computer equipped with an ASUS
Matrix 5870 graphics card and the top of the live technology. Inside were also
3 screens (It was not as good as his old setup but it was better then what he
currently has). He screamed out “THANKS!” and went inside to set it up. He
could not believe how nice it was. He rendered his videos in seconds compared
to his old rig. He did all his work at once and it did not crash a bit. His
works were the best and it was the only thing keeping the company alive. Meanwhile
back at the company, they were falling apart and no one could produce something
close to James work. Now James has a plan, he started his own publishing
company at that house and soon the old company he worked for had fallen, he
returned to his own old house where his company took off like a rocket. It
blasted to the top. His life was changed because of the accident he did not
My awesome image to go with it xD lol Awesomeness!
i only have a 3850, and i want to play games at fast speeds. the end and i live unhappily ever after. that story always pulls my heartstrings :(
Okay guys, I spent quite a bit of time on this to make sure it was pretty enough to present.
Here you go Marco and Dave, my entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImWgiWp47JY
Eyefinity could change my life in a big way. I help run a Team Fortress 2 clan of 60 plus members with over 1500 community members that have taken the time to join our steam group. I spend hours a day working on the 7 team fortress, 2 Left 4 Dead 2, and 1 DoD server that we run. I also set up and work on mods for weekly community events. I generally have open HLSW for server monitoring, Filezilla for our fast download server, remote desktop to our main box, multiple forums, Team Fortress 2, Ventrilo, and Steam windows. I usually have about 5 steam conversations going with 20 plus right before events while I am trying to configure the match server. Quite a lot of stuff for one monitor. Being able to have all that in my vision at once would make everything so much quicker so I have more time to enjoy the servers and of course improve my game and not slow to a crawl during a storm in Left 4 Dead 2 and keep from getting shanked from the side by spys in Team Fortress 2.
Well here let me just show you a quick look at my rather light 3:30am workspace as I work on one of the servers.
Great contest Dave and Marco! (Worldwide )
I'll probably enter for fun at some stage so I can be part of it and I hope the main prize and second prize go to HH readers who really deserve it.
Very amusing entries so far guys
I think yours is pretty well done Marius
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It wasn't the noise that bothered her, as much as the heat of the hit. Without totally comprehending it completely, she glanced down and noticed a bright red splotch on the fabric of her vest that just wasn't there before. She stared, trying to figure out exactly what it was she was looking at when the air exploded around her, along with the side of Sgt. Macguires right side of his face.
"Sniper!" she heard dully, then felt the force of the impact as Lt. Michaels hit her to the ground with the butt of his gun.
She looked up, wanting to thank him for saving her life, but the body that was once Lt. michaels danced like a broken marrionette as bullets riddled his body. Finally, and end of a clip, and the body collapsed unto itself on the ground.
Breathing hard, she cursed her luck, knowing full well that if she wasn't blinded peripherally on both sides, this would have all been different/ She could have helped her squad, she could have stopped the bomb from going off.
If only she had Eyefinity, she would have seen the threats, and been prepared...
Heart-Pounding, fingers twitching sweat coming from the hairline, waiting for the right moment to strike. The finger pushes down just enough to let out a single 7.62mm round; I can see the smoke as it leaves the barrel. I watch it down the sight as it slithers throw his chest and out the back; he drops to his knees and keels over to the side. I look to the right to see if he had back-up on the way. No one was there, but I would keep a close eye out. So what was my job? I was the lone ranger sent in to make sure they don’t get through the choke point. I was the one to make sure our camp didn’t get raided; if I fail, not only I but my friends could die. Stay alert, that’s the only thing I could do at this point. Armed with a standard issue M40, I would have a single shot to take out an approaching soldier if need-be. The man I had just killed attracted attention from an oncoming party, they look up instantly to find no one there. The Marine training was paying off, I was heavily camouflaged. I wouldn’t strike now, because there were too many opponents and not enough time with this bolt-action; one or many would be able to get a shot off at me. I would have to wait ‘till they split up into search parties.
They started to, and this was where the adrenaline kicked in. The rifle starting pulsing at an powerful rate, from my guess it was because my heart was pounding too quickly. It was getting intense, I had a feeling one of them spotted me. He continued to look my way, and finally pointed his rifle. His commanding officer continued on to push his rifle down. Phew! I wish I could hear what he had said, because I wanted to know why he didn’t shoot. But for now it wouldn’t matter I had other things to worry about. They were slowly getting closer and I would now have to start taking shots. There was a lone man off to my left, if I had turned my rifle too far I would surely be spotted. I had to take the chance anyways; I needed to take one out by the time they got any closer. I looked through the sight and lined it to his right lung, I would have taken the heat-shot but in a chance like this it’s way too risky. I would finally call the shot, three more steps from him would mean one deep breath for me. I would start to inhale, and look down to line him up. I squeezed the trigger and let out a gasp of air. He fell, but was squirming. I had to take another shot before he let out a cry to alert the others. I started to panic, lined up very quickly and missed. He let out his cry and the others had become alert.
The man that had pointed at me before, pointed at me a second time. The others used their rifle sights to get a better look. I saw one had looked down to *** his rifle, and I fired. Down like a sack of potatoes, but the others would start to shoot. Now that my position is given, I would have to stand up and start to run. With the current rifle I couldn’t fend them off as quickly as they could get to me. I proceeded to stand, but fell to my knees. The commanding officer had gotten a lucky shot at tree near me which splintered off and hit me in the leg. From the time I thought it went in about 2 inches because it had penetrated my muscle. Being the Marine I was, I pushed through the pain to get up and run. If I thought my blood was pumping before, it was bursting through my veins now. All of this camouflage was heavily weighing me down. I still kept running, I wouldn’t look back, running as fast as my feet could move. I was running for my life. I could hear them shouting behind me and firing off shots. I kept running and running, I only had to run a mile before I would reach camp, but it was too far with this weight and a wounded leg. I didn’t let that stop me, I kept running but then I saw blood splatter on the tree in front of me.
I quickly looked down feeling my chest and panicking, only to realize it was only a game. I looked up to find that there was a three panel window into another world.
Loved the video Marius Malek, Wish everyone good luck.
Hmm.. If i were a rich man....:-) Back to the story, if i have an Eyefinity system, i mean three or more displays and an ATi HD5870 Eyefinity card, i would save a lot of time. When i work i used to have use a lot of windows on my screen. One (or more) for the internet, one for the office aplications one for the others and so on. With three monitors it would take much less time to do my job. It would be a dream come true when i don't have to swich between applications just to take my eye on the other screen. And because of the saved time, i would have more time to enjoy myself ( of course gaming and entartainment in ultra wide) .
O.Z.O.R.A. The paradise where i born, and i hope there will i die...
I hope this made you laugh.
If only i had six eyes
change my life? don't you mean everyone’s life
Would change my life, Would love to get rid of these hulking monitors I'm currently using and move to flat screens, Definitely could use the power associated with the 5870s. Would be a dream really ^_^. (typing this up as I'm installing the new 10.5 ATI Drivers)
Multiple monitors allow me to be much more productive with my gaming time.
First of all this thing is some REALLY sweet stuff.
If ASUS woul have given me the 5870, it would change my life!! It would call for better gaming and i can let my cousin do hid video stuff on my pc(his one sucks)! i can even let others in my locality enjoy this mind blowing gaphics. And maybe it can help me supplement my dads income(which is around 200$p.m.)?
ASUS help me rise from levels of mockery to Pride and envy!!
Well it's official. These people are expecting Eyefinity to change their *gaming* life. Here's another story/entry from me. But from a different perspective.
In 2009, deep in the city of Iraq, there was a war going on between the United States and the terrorist group Al-Qaeda. There was a woman named Syleene Johnson who was a communications officer for the US army, she handled communications for any soldiers in the air or on the ground, re appropriating them when necessary. One day, her superior officer Mrs. Jenny arrived suddenly and Mrs. Johnson was surprised because she did not expect her to be here today. "Mrs. Jenny, what are you doing here." said Johnson with suspense and Mrs. Jenny then said "A squad of soldiers has been trapped and is now surrounded by a bunch of terrorists, we need you to fly a drone and figure out where the terrorists are hiding." said Jenny and Johnson was shaking, he had not flown a drone before, nor could she find confidence in herself. Jenny, seeing the fear inside Johnson, said "Don't worry, it'll be easy to fly. All you gotta do is find the terrorists and identify them for us, do you understand?" and Johnson, still shaking, said "Yes" and Jenny gave her some rare words of encouragement. "I know what your feeling, I used to have it when I first started my job and you know how I dealt with it? I dealt with it by being strong and most of all, I dealt with it by being direct." She then paused for a second and she continued on saying "You gotta face with any fears you might have, and you gotta face with them directly. In other words, just do it." and Johnson felt more motivated then she ever did in her lifetime, and she gave a rare sense of gratitude to her superior by saying "Thank you; Mrs. Jenny. I'm going to get on the computer and I am going to find those terrorists." and Jenny, with a sense of accomplishment on her face, left the room to allow Johnson to do her own thing.
She opened a viewer program and she hooked up the nearest Joystick to her computer to control the drone. Her sense of fear then came back for a moment but her fears were extinguished as she controlled the drone with relative ease with a smile on her face. She then forced the drone into the city and controlled the 360 degree onboard camera on the Drone to find the terrorists. On the ground, a terrorist with a sniper rifle saw the Drone and thinking that it was a small enough threat to be controlled, put his eye near the scope, aimed at the drone; the terrorist cleared his mind of any bad thoughts that might throw off his aim and he shot the drone; the bullet hit the drone but it didn't bring it down, it just hit the part of the camera that allowed it to move. Back at the base, Johnson tried to move the camera but discovered that she could not; thinking quick on her feat, she guesses that a bullet has disabled the motors and therefore, inhibited the ability to move the camera. Sensing that somebody on the ground might know about the drone, she flies the drone as fast as she can out of the city and lands it at a nearby airfield. Johnson then picks up her walkie talkie, turns it on and radios for her superior Mrs. Jenny. "Mrs. Jenny; Mrs. Jenny, come in; do you read?"; there was dead air for a while, until Johnson heard a voice coming from her walkie talkie. "Johnson, what's going on, what happened to the drone?" and with some fear, she said "Nothing major, but the camera's motors have been hit." and Jenny, annoyed by what she is hearing, tells her "What can I do about it?" and Johnson then says "I don't know, maybe you can replace the camera's motors?" and Jenny then says "We don't even have any spare parts, we just go by what we've got. We're basically even lucky just to get some equipment around here." and Johnson, now concerned about the fact that she can't identify the terrorists on the ground, then says "How am I going to find the terrorists now." and Jenny then says "Hold on, I got a package that will help you do what you're trying to do." and Johnson, proud as ever, then says "Oh Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!" with excessive joy.
Minutes have passed, she was waiting at the door inside her trailer waiting for Jenny with that package that she was talking about. Johnson then heard a knock on the door, Johnson then opened it up and she discovered that it was Jenny. "Oh Jenny, do you have that package?" said Johnson with anxiousness and Jenny said "I've got the package right here." and it was a big brown cardboard box. Johnson then takes the box nonchalantly and says "Thank You Jenny!" and then she closes the door. She anxiously puts the package on the desk and opens it up with a cardboard knife, when she opened the flaps, she was surprised by what she saw; a ASUS Radeon HD 5870 and 3 monitors. Johnson, confused and angry, screams out "What am I going to do with this?" and Johnson, having no other choice, took the dive as she installed the ASUS Radeon HD 5870 and the 3 monitors. When she turned on her computer, she discovered that the desktop was now stretched to three screens, but it did not amaze her as she had been in the Army for 4 years now. She then opened up the viewer program and discovered that she could now see from the left and right; this would make her happy as she was now able to find the terrorists she promised Jenny she would find. Johnson then took out the Joystick and she taxied the drone around the runway; as she prepared herself for takeoff, she checked to see if everything was within parameters; she then eased on the throttle and the Drone started to roll down the runway. The drone was gaining speed, she was not sure when to lift up or whether it would roll off the runway but she remembered the speech that Jenny gave earlier so she took the chance and started to steadily pull up on the Joystick; the Drone had trouble taking off at first but it finally got into the sky and Jenny was filled with a sense of joy and excitement.
He then headed back to the city where thanks to Eyefinity, she was able to look left and right. She was flying down the city when she noticed something strange in the distance, so she began to film what the Drone was seeing and then after a while she put the Drone on autopilot; she opened up the movie that the drone had just filmed and began to watch it and she paused when she saw something. Looking to the left and right, she saw that the terrorists that were surrounding the squad of soldiers. She then began to analyze the footage deeply, analyzing where they were; after a few minutes, she discovered that the terrorists were occupying the buildings on the East, West and South. With this information on hand, she radioed army ommand on her walkie talkie. "Central Command, come in; Central Command come in. This is Syleene Johnson, communications officer; Central Command come in." and after seconds of dead air, someone answered her call. "Hello, this is Central Command, what are you speaking to us about." and Johnson, thinking fast, says "About your squad, I discovered where the terrorists are hiding, sending the images to you now." And she got on her computer and sent the images containing where the terrorists were positioned to Central Command; they received the images and they realized that the squad that was trapped now has the intel to take out the terrorists and escape. Central Command then radioed back Johnson saying "Thank you Johnson, we'll make sure that you get a recommendation." and Johnson, with a tear in her eye, holds up her walkie talkie and says "Thank you, sir.", holding back tears. Jenny, her superior officer then comes into the trailer after hearing about the big news. "I heard that someone helped a squad today, what's going on." and he said "Today, I found out where the terrorists were hiding and I helped the squad out!" and Jenny, feeling proud for what Johnson had done today, says proudly. "Great, so what are you going to do now?" and Johnson, not sure, tells her "I think I'll be behind the UAV alot" and Jenny says "That's great, we need a girl like you to work the drones." and Johnson, seeing the pride in Jenny's eyes, says to Jenny "You know what, I think I'll do it." and Jenny says "Wonderful, I'll forward your request to Central Command and she if they'll consider you." and Johnson then said "Thank you Jenny, no seriously, thank you a lot." and Jenny, after hearing that, left the room. Johnson was unsure if she was going to get the job or not but one things for certain, she did help save a squad from certain death, and it's all thanks to the ASUS Radeon HD 5870 and Eyefinity.
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i must not want this so much!
a story about a boy
every week this boy goes to school 5 days he works a few nights and on weekends. he is bored and depressed every day at school and every time he tries to suppress the anger he feels working for such an incompetent employer. his teachers describe him as unmotivated and that he needs to start working harder and if he tried he could really do great things, but he doesn't listen he doesn't care, his employer often says that sometimes he seems to be concentrating inwardly and that sometimes he seems to to oblivious to whats happening around him, says if he's not careful he might loose his job, unfortunately he needs that job.
this boy needs his job because he needs every dollar he makes. he has to pay for his internet connection and mobile phone bill, every other dollar he saves and spends it towards the only thing that really matters to him. his computer, his sanctuary, the place where he spends every spare moment he has. his games, his online friends, his music, his movies. he loves them all spends all his time all his money all his effort into upgrading organizing and improving his computer. his family think he's a bit strange, they don't understand him, how his computer is his passion his computer is his life and what he does in the real world is all just what he has to put up with in order to be able to spend as much time as possible at his computer.
he has recently run into a string of problems with parts of his computer breaking, not having the money to replace the parts and not having the time to get them repaired under warranty. for the past week he has been between parts and is becoming very frustrated it now appears that when his power supply broke it also burnt out either his motherboard or possibly his graphics card, it will 2 weeks till he can get them fixed, 2 or the worst weeks of his life.
in case you didn't guess this boy is me and an eyefinity setup is my dream come true. having this system would make me so happy and take off some of the stress. I've got my fingers crossed
I'm addicted to gaming, my first memories of playing games are from when I was like 5 or 6 on my late fathers then office Pravetz 8C which is a Bulgarian-made clone of Apple II, very cool for it's time. I remember paying games like Karateka and Moon Patrol which replaced my time 'till his shift was over from staying on the shooting range trying to do my best holding the rifles 'cause I was very tiny at that age. It was big fun and I think I still have some games on 5 1/4 inch Floppy Disk hanging around.
But here's the thing: I'm writing this on a PC I bought like 8 years ago, it has a AMD AthlonXP 2200+ (that's like 1800Mhz with 256KB of L2 cache), an Asus A7N8X mobo with the magnificent (for its time) nForce2 chipset, 1GB of DDR-333 (not DDR3, not even DDR2, just plain old DDR) of RAM. It had an ATI 9600Pro VGA witch gone faulty beyond repair a few years ago, and am now using a AGP NVidia 7300GT gifted to me by a friend who got a better one some months after mine gone bad. And it's all putted through a 17" CRT Dell E773c display which I even can't remember how I got my hands on. So a couple of years ago I started saving for a new PC, 'cause this one can't run a single new game and ever chokes on HD video and other stuff that is easy on newer ones. I was almost buying one when some bad luck struck me (you know losing my job, a bit of family related issues and the f**king world economics crisis on top of all), so those money saved me but I lost my chance to get a new PC. Now I'm in my way of collecting cash again, I'm in love with the new X4 Black Edition Quad Cores, the 880/890 chipsets and with the HD 5000 family, especially the 5850. So that goes like more then $1100 for the PC alone, which is like 3-4 times my whole monthly salary. But I can't put it all in a PC, because like a normal human being I have expenses like food, fees, taxes and so on. So it cost me like and year to accumulate almost $900, I even quitted smoking and started going out less to do that.So here comes the opportunity from one of my favorite hardware sites and my favorite hardware manufacturer to win the VGA of my dreams or even a better one plus an array of displays. So why don't give it a shot, luck can be one my side from time to time, 'cause you know "It's always greener on the other side". It doesn't hurt to dream once in a while, and it's a wonderful and beautiful thing when your dreams come true. And here's a promise: If I win I'll post pictures of the build which I'll do on my own because it's great fun to do that, and also throw a LAN party in my apartment to show the rig to my friends. I'll do that even if I don't win but it will be more fun and really sooner with some help from you guys.
Keep up the good work on one of the best hardware sites and keep supporting your fans with contests and giveaways while writing good reviews and doing maybe the best and accurate benchmarks of modern hardware these days.
Greetings from Bulgaria.
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