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fat78:

Contest ends tomorrow not today. So every one is going to have to wait a little longer.

Correct today is the last day. It usually takes a few days for the winner to be announced so the anticipation is going to continue to kill us all for a little bit longer.

 

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fat78 replied on Mon, Jun 27 2011 6:33 PM

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

Found a nice case review of this case.

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PFeenstra replied on Mon, Jun 27 2011 7:50 PM

Nice review, I might just have to buy that case, I'm really diggin'  it.

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omegadraco replied on Mon, Jun 27 2011 10:54 PM

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

Found a nice case review of this case.

Very nice review of the case, I love all the close ups.

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rapid1 replied on Mon, Jun 27 2011 11:28 PM

Contest ends in 33 minutes, and as far as this case, yes it is very, very nice I would think one of my top few if I was getting a new case if not the top.

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Oliveoil replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:03 AM

lol i hope i win, im tired of  this pentium 4 lmao

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:24 AM

By the time people read this tommorow, the contest will already be over and let me just say congratulations to the winner in advance! Even though we don't know who he/she is yet.

Now for the final time, I shall bestow these words upon everybody.

Good luck y'all!

 

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PFeenstra replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:33 AM

Indeed, good luck again everyone! Though wasn't the winner announced a bit later last time? I guess we'll see! 

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:39 AM

Just checking here is an awesome looking new slate/tablet for you guys to check out

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

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:40 AM

New Toshiba slate/tab contest http://www.thetoshibatablet.com/missions/#mission4 with a sweet looking new device.

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 8:57 AM

Did anyone else have trouble sleeping?  I know the winner will be announced eventually but I had that little shoulder devil whispering, "Don't go to sleep yet just push F5 one more time."  Devil

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I need to just right a script to reload the page until I press something, lol. These contest are always fun, regardless of win or lose the feeling just before the announcement is always worth it. Minus the subsequent sadness of losing which is cured by picking up the Xbox controller to vent on the newbs, lol.

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omegadraco replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 10:49 AM

LBowen:

Did anyone else have trouble sleeping?  I know the winner will be announced eventually but I had that little shoulder devil whispering, "Don't go to sleep yet just push F5 one more time."  Devil

Haha LBowen, personally did not have any trouble sleeping but I know what you mean. Just push F5 one more time.

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PFeenstra replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 10:56 AM

I guess the contest gods slept in lol

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 11:49 AM

It usually takes a couple of days, and even more so depending on how active the contest/comments were. Marco and Dave have a lot to go through to make the decision. While I of course wish it would be me I very seriously doubt I have any chance as I have not had enough time to be super active this past month.

I personally Imagine maybe late tonight or tomorrow however this one is kind of special because it is a Marco/Dave special which they are building. When this happens and it actually is rather rare, it can take a day longer when it is just Marco, with Dave also being involved it may take another day so I would say probably Thursday or Friday we will know something.

One more thing specifically for Commander Dave and Marco the Miraculous you guys are awesome because of the site and it's realistic as well as constant announcement, discussion and reviews, and 2.5 geeks (so this is to liaz as well). On top of that you guys seem to always be able to correlate one of these contest's non stop since I became a member, which was several years back now.

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Manduh replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 12:00 PM

rapid1:

 with Dave also being involved it may take another day 

Was that part suppose to be funny? because I kind of chuckled :P

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LBowen replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 1:01 PM

Yeah, I expect the announcement to happen soon so I know we all have to wait. The buildup of anticipation has been great for this one. Going to leave my F5 alone and try to find something productive to occupy my time. I feel like a kid before Christmas hoping Santa delivers that one toy I really wanted :)

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Hey all-hang in there. Lot's of good stuff and lot's of fun was had for sure. Dave/Marco-just give a shout if you need help putting that bad boy together. My boy & I are here to help and we've got exactly 1 build under our belts alread :0. Thx for running such a sweet site & doing the cool give-a-way! Way-cool!

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Marco C replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 10:13 PM

We're working through the entries right now fold--won't be much longer. :)

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PFeenstra replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 10:45 PM

Woo-hoo! Congrats to __________ __________ I hope you enjoy your awesome new computer! lol

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Jun 28 2011 11:58 PM

I did not mean Dave personally would slow it down, I meant Dave had to get to Marco's house. Of course they may also live next door to each other I don't know. When I thought about it in that way I kinda laughed to though Manduh!

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 12:49 AM

Congrats to the newest wiener out there, and welcome to the wiener's circle too! This is going to be a real rompin', stompin' son of a gun and you'll have a spot-on PC for a long time to come. (whoever you are)

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 1:34 AM

LBowen:
Yeah, I expect the announcement to happen soon so I know we all have to wait. The buildup of anticipation has been great for this one. Going to leave my F5 alone and try to find something productive to occupy my time. I feel like a kid before Christmas hoping Santa delivers that one toy I really wanted :)

You said it LBowen! That F5 key is just tempting me to push it but I'm just going to try the best I can to resist the urge and well, do something productive until the winner is announced.

 

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can't wait :)

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rrplay replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 7:52 AM

...tick...tick...tick...some lucky winner is sure going to be excited and most grateful

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PFeenstra replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:33 AM

Wow I thought they would have announced it before I woke up. I guess that goes to show just how much goes into picking a winner.

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:58 AM

PFeenstra:
Wow I thought they would have announced it before I woke up. I guess that goes to show just how much goes into picking a winner.

They have a heck of a lot of posts to sort through, and for this contest there have been a lot of very active posters.

(I can see no clear winner when I look it over, but it's apparent when reading them, that many of you have figured out how to make it happen)

So their choice is not an easy one this time around, I'm sure. Just imagine that for the eventual winner, it will be worth the wait, and as always, a little anticipation never killed anyone before. Smile

Good Luck to all of you.

 

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acarzt replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 10:22 AM

I know I haven't been active enough to win this bad boy, but it sure would be awesome lol

Congrats to whoever gets it!

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PFeenstra replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 10:33 AM

Oh for sure, nearly 600 posts coupled with sorting them by quality and then other things like RSS etc. That will definitely make for a long night. That's what's great about these contests, it's not just a draw. Kudos for that!

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Agreed! Congrats in advance! I can't wait to see who gets it, has anyone broken their f5 yet? Mine is still broken from the last contest. Good luck to everyone.

Have they let loose of the build video? Am I missing that somewhere?

Now you're just mashing it!

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omegadraco replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 11:17 AM

Drake_McNasty:

Agreed! Congrats in advance! I can't wait to see who gets it, has anyone broken their f5 yet? Mine is still broken from the last contest. Good luck to everyone.

Have they let loose of the build video? Am I missing that somewhere?

Haha, my F5 key is only mashed a little :)

I have not seen the build video yet but am looking forward to it.

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 12:48 PM

*Facepalm*  I still fail at embedding videos, sort of embarrassing.

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eunoia replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 3:32 PM

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...pending.

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 5:00 PM

Anticipation anticpa-ya-ya-tion it's making me wait!

This sure has been a lot of fun and it's been great meeting all of the new people. Looking forward to seeing you all here on this great site.

And don't forget, who ever wins has to post lots of pics when they get this great rig!

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...and that's how I spent my kid's summer vacation.

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 5:33 PM

Pictures, benchmarks, and lots of smiling.

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fat78 replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:07 PM

starting to spam F5 for contest results.

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:22 PM

I've been commencing "Operation F5" for some time now.  I have showed some restraint today and only visited a few times each hour.

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PFeenstra replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:28 PM

I pressed mine repeatedly, all day. Doesn't even say F5 anymore, it's just a blank key on the keyboard. ahah not really ;)

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LBowen replied on Wed, Jun 29 2011 9:33 PM

I'm going to play some videogames.  Some gameplay will hopefully distract me for awhile and give the servers/my keyboard some respite.

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