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Title: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 05, 2009, 09:19:21 am
October Cooling Contest! (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7716&Itemid=56) - Closed

Congratulations to: kooLbLue, Cottonmouth, Zenphic & JMBCC

BCCHardware (http://www.bcchardware.com), Thermaltake (http://www.thermaltakeusa.com) and Zalman (http://www.zalmanusa.com) are proud to present our October Giveaway!  The prizes?  The low-profile, high performance Thermaltake ISGC-400 (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7600&Itemid=40) cooler and the Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7652&Itemid=40).  These coolers are designed for maximum performance and minimum noise for many of today's popular CPUs.

There are our 99th and 100th Cooling product reviews.  These of course aren't all CPU coolers, but #99 was the Thermaltake ISGC-400 cooler and #100 was the Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler.  The good news is that you can have a chance to win one of these coolers.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2594/3983817137_2abefac98b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcchardware/3983817137/sizes/l/)

Contest Rules:

    * You may submit one picture per day in the forum thread here.
    * You can enter as many times as you like.
    * All prizes will ship anywhere in Canada or the USA for free.
    * Contest Ends October 31st at 11:59MST. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
    * Any questions can be sent to admin@bcchardware.com

Enjoy!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: slugbug on October 05, 2009, 12:58:48 pm
I'll see what I can do  :)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 05, 2009, 01:11:09 pm
Tell your friends, post in other forums and it may earn you credit!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on October 05, 2009, 05:07:30 pm
Too bad I don't have any dirty coolers :'(

Now that I think about it, my workplace probably has some nasty coolers that haven't never been cleaned, ever :P

I'll spread the word in other forums O0
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Onion-Or on October 05, 2009, 06:45:16 pm
well it is not durty but just a stock fan could use an upgrade
it is on a quad core

(http://i561.photobucket.com/albums/ss54/Onion_OR/n810455121_5737738_20481.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: kooLbLue on October 05, 2009, 09:08:45 pm
here is mine

(http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/2870/picture1wc.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: sushrukh on October 05, 2009, 11:22:06 pm
Mine.

(http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3407/1001243vw8.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Dedra33Jo on October 06, 2009, 01:55:16 pm
Here's My Cooler!
(http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Dedra33Jo/MyCooler.jpg)

Not As Bad As I Thought..But Still Yucky..
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on October 06, 2009, 03:04:45 pm
Best I can do, for now.

(http://thumbnails9.imagebam.com/5137/19e03a51363806.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/19e03a51363806)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Cottonmouth on October 06, 2009, 06:28:13 pm
Here is Mine!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 07, 2009, 06:50:41 am
Excellent pics guys - keep them rolling in!  Remember, you can take a picture of a different heatsink (not your own) and send that it for another chance to win!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Dedra33Jo on October 07, 2009, 10:35:47 am
Here's My Other Pc..

(http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/tt223/Dedra33Jo/NewPIcs2003.jpg)

Hehehe Yuck...
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Dunceiam on October 10, 2009, 12:06:31 pm
About to pull out my ~1995 comp ;).
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 10, 2009, 01:41:10 pm
I love the title of your picture Dunceiam... ~sigh.  lol
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on October 12, 2009, 03:53:59 pm
This one is nice and clean  8)

(http://thumbnails2.imagebam.com/5214/ea7ffd52139470.gif) (http://www.imagebam.com/image/ea7ffd52139470)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on October 13, 2009, 04:04:00 pm
Cool prizes those would cool my new cpu nicely :)

Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on October 14, 2009, 12:38:19 pm
Another one of my old machines :)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: BrokenDream on October 14, 2009, 11:06:08 pm
My first comp, it's really old, it even have spider webs x.x

(http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/6189/imgp0565n.th.jpg) (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/imgp0565n.jpg/)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 15, 2009, 05:49:15 am
BrokenDream, I hope you realize that the coolers probably won't work on your Pentium 233MMX. lol
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on October 16, 2009, 06:21:04 am
Another pic
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: psychonub on October 16, 2009, 07:38:23 am
That Zalman would be a worthy upgrade from my stock cooling  ;D

Here's my parents' old PC from my visit this Summer. The case was laid out on the carpet for years, bringing in dust, pet hair, and god knows what else.

(http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9506/21dustyinterior.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on October 17, 2009, 04:40:46 am
One more:
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: psychonub on October 17, 2009, 06:48:58 am
Another one. Will post some of the computers from work next week.

(http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/6789/32dustycpuhsf.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on October 18, 2009, 12:46:33 pm
My old socket A system after 2 years with no cleaning. Not too bad since my house ain't too dusty.  O0
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Cottonmouth on October 23, 2009, 02:58:02 pm
Another pic of mine! O0 :o
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 26, 2009, 10:34:05 pm
dust bunnies =D go uncleanliness
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on October 27, 2009, 07:07:41 am
Got a pic from my game pc
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 27, 2009, 12:25:26 pm
posted it on a number of different forums:
http://www.hitechlegion.com/forum?task=viewtopic&pid=2698&Itemid=127#p2698
http://forum.rbmailing.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1677
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 27, 2009, 10:09:51 pm
here;'s another =)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: psychonub on October 28, 2009, 07:38:34 am
@work. Dell p4 system from ~2003-2004.

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/5385/workdust.jpg)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 28, 2009, 10:33:40 pm
dusty heat sink =D
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 30, 2009, 12:00:26 am
and another =)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 30, 2009, 10:00:56 pm
last one
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on October 31, 2009, 03:39:20 pm
How many cameras do you have eden999?  Almost all of the pictures were taken with different cameras...  EXIF data says Sony, Canon, Fuji, Panasonic...
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on October 31, 2009, 05:08:13 pm
camera freak
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on October 31, 2009, 09:24:44 pm
He prolly Googled them :P

Aaaaaaaaand, speaking of Google and eden999's entry: http://www.cybermaidnc.com/Dirty%20Computers1.jpg

The cat is out of the bag, here are the rest of the pics he used as his own entries:
http://librarynation.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/pc_01.jpg
http://www.technibble.com/articlecontent/2008/09/dusty-computer-2.jpg
http://content.techrepublic.com.com/2346-10877_11-6064-14.html
http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p101/uzumaki_arashi_album/DSC01720.jpg
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on November 01, 2009, 04:16:24 am
Oh my a little cheating going on. How low can you go.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 03:47:35 pm
meh, does not say u can't do what i did. i'm sure others found some on internet as well.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 03:51:04 pm

Contest Rules:

    * You may submit one picture per day in the forum thread here.
    * You can enter as many times as you like.
    * All prizes will ship anywhere in Canada or the USA for free.
    * Contest Ends October 31st at 11:59MST. Winners will be announced shortly thereafter.
    * Any questions can be sent to admin@bcchardware.com


does not say in rules, plus zues said in a post, you can take pics of other peoples photos, so waht's the problem, essentially the same thing.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 01, 2009, 03:53:26 pm
Your entries are painfully obvious.

meh, does not say u can't do what i did. i'm sure others found some on internet as well.
I am guessing your didn't read the contest page (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7716&Itemid=56). 3rd paragraph says the following:
In order to get in to win, you have to post up a picture of your nasty cooler. Key word is "your".

does not say in rules, plus zues said in a post, you can take pics of other peoples photos, so waht's the problem, essentially the same thing.
So do you know the people who own those heatsinks that you posted as your entries? No, you don't because you googled them.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 03:58:01 pm
Excellent pics guys - keep them rolling in!  Remember, you can take a picture of a different heatsink (not your own) and send that it for another chance to win!

dude do you not read either
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:00:55 pm
also: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1020661/is-dirtiest-pc i wasn't the first one to start doing that, so someone who led by example
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 01, 2009, 04:02:19 pm
Just keep digging.

Excellent pics guys - keep them rolling in!  Remember, you can take a picture of a different heatsink (not your own) and send that it for another chance to win!

dude do you not read either
Did you really think he meant you can use google? Not your own means friends, family, workplace, not google; have some common sense.

also: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1020661/is-dirtiest-pc i wasn't the first one to start doing that, so someone who led by example
How does that relate to this contest?
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:08:50 pm
did you even take a look at tthe picture in the link. I'm obviously not the first to take pictures off google/ whatever
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 01, 2009, 04:11:48 pm
did you even take a look at tthe picture in the link. I'm obviously not the first to take pictures off google/ whatever
Again, how does that relate to this contest?
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 01, 2009, 04:15:13 pm
Just as a suggestion for any future contests that incorporate a similar idea; having users include their forum username hand written on a price of paper in their entry/entries is a good idea to prevent cheating.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:18:33 pm
did you even take a look at tthe picture in the link. I'm obviously not the first to take pictures off google/ whatever
Again, how does that relate to this contest?
wow can u not browse throught he pictures, and see that pscyhonoob used on of those pictures from the website to even partake in this contest until i saw that.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 01, 2009, 04:22:31 pm
So there are 2 cheaters now.

wow can u not browse throught he pictures, and see that pscyhonoob used on of those pictures from the website to even partake in this contest until i saw that.
You should have said that in the first place. Instead of cheating why didn't you report him? Did you think following by his example was fine?
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:31:48 pm
still, the contest never stipulated in the rules, plus he said you could take photos of those that are not your own, plus do NOT accuse me of cheating on other websites, because thtat's just ridiculous. You're basing it on the fact that i aqssumed, if one person can do it i can as well. Does not mean i was cheating.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:38:35 pm
also, zues's original photo was also taken off the web, so i  thoguht it meant we could.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on November 01, 2009, 04:40:45 pm
Here's a quote from the contest page - over here. (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7716&Itemid=56)

Quote
In order to get in to win, you have to post up a picture of your nasty cooler.  The dirtier the better, but please don't destroy your entire PC in order to win.  These coolers retail for ~$60 - $80 so it's a nice bonus and will help you keep your PC running cool and quiet.

I never assumed that people would try and scam the site for a free cooler.  I'll admit that I said you could take pictures of other computers, but the reality is that some people were too lazy to do that, but not too lazy to google for pictures and claim them as their own.

When I questioned eden999, he said that he was a camera freak.  The problem is that the EXIF tags showed that he was a liar as one of them actually was copyrighted - and not by him.  I may have let some of the pictures slide, as I clearly said...

Quote
Remember, you can take a picture of a different heatsink (not your own) and send that it for another chance to win!

These were not his pictures.  I guess I expected a little honestly, and what I got was a lot of scamming.  To be fair I allowed each of the obvious offenders a single entry and gave them credit that at least one of the pictures belonged to them, or they actually took it.

Keep in mind a couple of things.  1) I said take a picture of your own heatsink, and 2) take a picture of your friends heatsink.  I never said download content from other websites, violate their copyright and terms of service and post it up here pretending it's your own.  That is what has happened.  Cheating or not, I don't like being lied to.

People.  Use Common Sense.  Cheating or whatever is lame.  Lying is so 4-year old'ish.  If you want to keep contests going at BCCHardware.com suck it up and actually read what I've posted.  Please refer to quotes 1 & 2 above.

EDIT: I'm sorry I didn't make it clear enough, but really, don't lie about it when questioned.  Next time it will be more clear.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on November 01, 2009, 04:42:50 pm
eden999: Seriously dude.  Grab a clue.  I took the photo with my camera phone.  Please show me where it is on the web.  If you found it on flicker it is probably in the bcchardware stream - which, um, I own.  Get your facts straight before you try and pass off your behavior on someone else.

also, zues's original photo was also taken off the web, so i  thoguht it meant we could.

I believe you mean this image here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bcchardware/3983817137/

That would have been hilarious if you'd have used one of my pictures for the contest...  :laugh:
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: eden999 on November 01, 2009, 04:46:54 pm
personally, i think you should not hold contests. I really don't care if i win or not, just trying to post up pictures. You can disqualify me and i don't really care, not like i have a desktop computer that can use it anways.

Edited for personal attacks and forum rule violation #10. Forum rules here (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=0&topic=21.0)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: x.clay on November 02, 2009, 06:16:21 am
I haven't dropped by this thread in a while (I have no need for a new CPU cooler) and WOW - this thread sure derailed  :(.   

Quote
personally, i think you should not hold contests. I really don't care if i win or not, just trying to post up pictures. You can disqualify me and i don't really care, not like i have a desktop computer that can use it anways

Sites like BCC hold contests to bring in new people and reward their loyal readers.  Running a hardware site is a lot of work so how about being thankful for a shot of free stuff.  I know a lot of people enjoy a good contest, especially when it gives them a shot at some nice upgrades.  If you have no use for the prize, why enter?

Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on November 02, 2009, 06:31:11 am
Thanks x.clay.  We will continue to hold contests for the reasons you specified - reward our loyal readers and to welcome new readers.  Stick around we've got a new contest coming very soon!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on November 02, 2009, 09:25:55 am
An unfortunate turns of events. I thought the rules were fairly well laid out. Obviously, you have to know when to stop posting pictures to give a chance to others.

personally, i think you should not hold contests. I really don't care if i win or not, just trying to post up pictures. You can disqualify me and i don't really care, not like i have a desktop computer that can use it anways.

Edited for personal attacks and forum rule violation #10. Forum rules here (http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=0&topic=21.0)
That is sure a harsh thing to say for someone who is at fault. And to say you wanted to maximize your chances to win something you had no use for...
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: slugbug on November 03, 2009, 08:43:10 am
I skipped this one because I recently won a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme and really had no use for another heatsink. Good luck to everyone who entered with their own pics.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: werty316 on November 03, 2009, 01:21:24 pm
I skipped this one because I recently won a Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme and really had no use for another heatsink. Good luck to everyone who entered with their own pics.
Winners: http://www.bcchardware.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=61&topic=2491.msg11464#msg11464
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: x.clay on November 03, 2009, 01:44:21 pm
congrats to the winners  :)
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Cottonmouth on November 03, 2009, 03:48:58 pm
Wow, dude. get a clue!!!!!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on December 31, 2009, 03:38:32 pm
Still haven't received the heatsink I won in this contest, curious if the other winner(s) ever got theirs.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on December 31, 2009, 06:45:04 pm
I'll send Thermaltake another email....  Sorry for the hold-up JMBCC.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on January 15, 2010, 08:18:31 pm
I haven't received anything either. From what I've read in the past, TT usually hold out 4-8 weeks before sending out a prize, so it should be coming anything time soon.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on February 02, 2010, 04:07:31 pm
Yep, still nothing from them. I got a TT case from another site and it came within 2 weeks of the contest ending. Not sure why TT is being so slow this time.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zeus on February 02, 2010, 04:18:10 pm
I've sent them another email JMBCC.  I'm not sure what is up either.  This is ridiculous.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on February 11, 2010, 06:08:52 pm
Nothing over here as well. TT is sure slow this time.  :-\
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on March 04, 2010, 05:32:37 am
Nothing over here as well. TT is sure slow this time.  :-\

Slow is not the word, I'm guessing they have no intention of sending the prizes.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Fujitsu on March 04, 2010, 10:41:02 am
Sorry JMBCC, I'm really not sure what the holdup is, but we will definitely remind Thermaltake again to finally get you your prize.

Sorry once again for the holdup
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on March 04, 2010, 01:42:56 pm
Nothing over here as well. TT is sure slow this time.  :-\

Slow is not the word, I'm guessing they have no intention of sending the prizes.

No kidding lol

I RAAGGGEEEE  >:D

Send TT a notice about my prize as well, please!
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Fujitsu on March 04, 2010, 02:01:27 pm
Sure thing Zenphic, This is really weird as we've done TT contests in the past and have never had any shipping/receiving issues like this.

We'll fire off an email and hopefully get a response for you guys as soon as possible.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: JMBCC on March 07, 2010, 09:39:12 am
Thanks for taking the time to look into it, I appreciate it.
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on April 13, 2010, 04:43:38 pm
Any updates on them coolers Fujitsu?  :angel:
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Fujitsu on April 13, 2010, 08:14:36 pm
We've emailed and called multiple times now and they are "looking into it" yet we've still received no response as to when these coolers will finally ship out.

This is really strange, we've done multiple contests like this in the past and have never had issues like this, we'll poke them for more updates again

Sorry for the huge delay
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on July 09, 2010, 05:43:51 am
Here's another bump. I still haven't received anything yet. TT is dissapointing me.  :(

Could you check with TT again Fujitsu?
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Fujitsu on July 11, 2010, 03:27:06 pm
We'll see what we can do, this really sucks that its has taken this long
Title: Re: [Frontpage News]October Cooling Contest!
Post by: Zenphic on July 15, 2010, 04:59:33 am
Thanks dude. Keep me updated!