Hardware Giveaway: 5,000 Comments Challenge!

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Update (27/02): we received 9000 comments – we hit the 5,000 mark! And the winners are: 1) graphic card goes to Joshua Lawson (#5533) from Sewell, NJ; 2) the mouse goes to Gareth (#5651) from Cape Town, South Africa; 3) the headphones go to Catalin (#8598) from Bucharest, Romania. Congratulations! All winners have already been contacted.

If you didn’t win, it may make sense for you to subscribe to our RSS-feed1, more giveaways are coming! Thank you for participation!

Why should you get gifts only on Christmas and your birthday? We at Smashing Magazine love to give away things all year long. This time, you have a chance to get some really cool hardware.

Taking part in this giveaway is easy… well, maybe not that easy. We’re keen on seeing a lot of comments and want to see at least 5,000 comments in this post, so spread the word and help us get to 5,000 or more comments and then win one of the smashing prizes below.

The 5,000 comment challenge is important, folks. If we don’t reach that goal, then the prizes get torched. Okay, they don’t get torched, but the giveaway only kicks in after 5000 comments. It is not a random, unrealistic figure either; we got 3,800 comments in our recent books giveaway2.

Prizes You Can Win

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X23, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory 2 x 256-bit memory interface, 2.4 teraFLOPS of GPU power and 1600 stream processing units.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4870 X24

Sennheiser PXC 3505, a high-end travel headphone, with active noise compensation and a set for active attenuation of ambient noise.

Sennheiser PXC 3506

Microsoft Arc Mouse Black7, an ergonomic laser mouse with customizable buttons that folds to 60% of its fully expanded size; for both left-handers and right-handers.

Microsoft Arc Mouse Black8

How Do I Participate?

To participate, just leave a comment and tell us:

  • Where in the world are you currently located (country and city), and
  • How is the weather outside? Rainy? Sunny? Foggy?

The giveaway lasts until Friday, February 27th. The three winners will be selected randomly. Good luck, folks, and please spread the word!

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://rss1.smashingmagazine.com/feed/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/10/08/books-giveaway-comment-and-win-2/
  3. 3 http://www.testfreaks.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-4870/
  4. 4 http://www.testfreaks.com/graphics-cards/sapphire-radeon-hd-4870/
  5. 5 http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_travel-line_500371
  6. 6 http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/home_en.nsf/root/private_headphones_travel-line_500371
  7. 7 http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=112
  8. 8 http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/productdetails.aspx?pid=112

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  1. 1

    hello from Dhaka, Bangladesh
    its a hot and sunny day out there.

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  2. 4452

    I think I’ll not win, but I’ll participate any way :)
    I’m from Amman, Jordan
    The wheather is sunny *

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  3. 8903

    Vosselaar, belgium

    Let’s say it’s dry and cold at the moment, hopefully all day.

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  4. 13354

    Firanze, Italy
    its cold outside, but sunny with blue skies. summer time can’t get here soon enough.

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  5. 17805

    This should be possible :)

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  6. 22256

    Ilanz (GR), Switzerland – snowy and bright outside :D

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  7. 26707

    Sri Lanka [Colombo]
    Was hot and sunny but right now its Gloomy and windy

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  8. 31158

    Paris, France
    Foggy and cold :(

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  9. 35609

    Atlanta, Georgia, and it is partly sunny. Or partly cloudy, depending on your outlook.

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  10. 40060

    Griesheim, Germany

    Cloudy today (haven’t seen the sun for days).

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  11. 44511

    Greetings from Strasbourg, France.
    Cloudy and 5 deg C with a north-east breeze.

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  12. 48962

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    CLOUDY.

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  13. 53413

    As common in the Ruhrarea a cloudy sky. Dortmund (germany)

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  14. 57864

    I am from Vancouver, Canada, currently in Malmö, Sweden for a semester abroad exchange. The weather here is gorgeous, the first warm and sunny day I’ve had since I arrived in mid-january.

    cheers,
    -jody

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  15. 62315

    1 from me….

    interesting idea with this 5000 comments post….go go go

    i am from Brasov, Romania and the weather is “u don’t wanna know” it’s cold, and when i say cold i mean -15 °C…

    “it’s cold but smashingmagazine heats my heart…”

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  16. 66766

    Kalmar, Sweden – wet snow everywhere, cloudy skies and cold.

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  17. 71217

    Bad Aibling, Germany (Yes, in the Alps!)
    Snowy

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  18. 75668

    Tallahassee, FL, US
    Surprisingly cold outside!

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  19. 80119

    Hello it’s Akash from Noida, India, It is a Sunny day..

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  20. 84570

    Albuquerque, NM checking in.

    Cheers!

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  21. 89021

    Graz, Austria

    cloudy

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  22. 93472

    Located: The Netherlands, Rotterdam.
    Current weather: Cloudy, but its dry ;o)

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  23. 97923

    I’m in Warsaw, Poland. It’s foggy here.

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  24. 102374

    Nr Brighton, England.
    It is rather chilly outside, the sky is patchy with clouds yrt not a drop of rain.
    Only thing is it wont stay that way… :(

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  25. 106825

    São Marcos – Cacém, outside Lisbon (Portugal)

    Sunny.

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  26. 111276

    Toulouse, France

    Il fait du brouillard ce matin, mais ça risque de se lever.
    There’s some fog this morning, but this afternoon should be sunny.

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  27. 115727

    Antwerp, Belgium

    Cloudy…

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  28. 120178

    Im in South Africa in the city of jhb and the waether today is Rainy…

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  29. 124629

    Amersfoort, The netherlands
    Cloudy

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  30. 129080

    I am from Narrogin, Australia.

    It bloody Sunny here, boiling as hell. Just wish the flies would piss off.

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  31. 133531

    San Diego , California,USA. sunshine coast and it is drizzling!!

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  32. 137982

    Sedziszow Malopolski, Poland – crisp and sunny day, about 2°C, the snow is melting

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  33. 142433

    Sri Lanka
    Gloomy

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  34. 146884

    Singapore and as usual, its an urban jungle – humid but cloudy today.

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  35. 151335

    césar pérez miguel

    February 24, 2009 3:16 am

    Hello. I’m from Zaragoza (Spain).

    And it’s a sunny day.

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  36. 155786

    I’m from Kharkiv, Ukraine.
    It’s frosty outside and there are lot of snow.

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  37. 160237

    Hello World,
    From Milan, Italy;
    Today is freezing cold, 5°C, but the sun is shining high!

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  38. 164688

    Turkey, Istanbul
    Cloudy skies and cold.

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  39. 169139

    1. Stockholm, Sweden
    2. Snowy and wet

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  40. 173590

    I’m currently in Norwich, England and there’s a bleak grey sky over my head :(

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  41. 178041

    Hello from

    Monza, Italy
    It’s SUNNY!

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  42. 182492

    I’m an American from California living in Bundang, South Korea.

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  43. 186943

    Hi from Singapore where its cloudy but warm right now

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  44. 191394

    Le bonjour de France !

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  45. 195845

    I’m in Toulouse, France and it’s sunny out.

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  46. 200296

    Citov, Czech Republic
    Its foggy outside.. :))

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  47. 204747

    Alexander Högberg

    February 24, 2009 3:18 am

    Hello from Visby, Sweden.
    The weather is snowy, with the spring sun coming through the clouds.

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  48. 209198

    Northwest England, Nr Preston (Lancashire)

    Rather dull and gloomy outside with a bit of drizzle, the bad kind that gets you wet through in seconds but it’s really fine…

    and the tinted windows aren’t making it look any better out there either.

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  49. 213649

    Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
    Cloudy and cold. Still dark so hoping for a clear warm day.

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  50. 218100

    I am in London, UK where the weather is cloudy and the sky is grey (24 Feb 2009 11.15)

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