The ASUS VGA Treasure Hunt

How to enter...

ArrrrrCOMPETITION ENDED
 
The ASUS VGA Treasure Hunt
 
Following the success of our previous treasure hunt competitions Overclock3D in association with ASUS are offering our readers the chance to win a new graphics card EVERY week for the next three weeks! Starting with the EN9600GT TOP Edition this week followed by the EN9800GT MATRIX and ENGTX260 MATRIX over the coming two weeks, there really are some awesome cards up for grabs.
 
 
So, what do I have to do?
 
We've sneakily hidden the image on the right somewhere in a previous ASUS review or news article on the website. All you need to do is use your expert treasure hunting skills to track down the image and let us know where it is. Every Sunday for the next three weeks we will pick a winner from the list of people who have found the image and announce it on or forums. Then on the following Monday the whole treasure hunt will start again with a new prize and a new winning location!
 
Week 1 Winner (EN9600GT): Ghosthud1
Week 2 Winner (EN9800GT): Rastalovich
Week 3 Winner (ENGTX260): FreshNClean
 
What do I do if I find it?
 
Email the web address (URL) you found it at to our asushunt@overclock3d.net competition address. For example, if you found the picture in this review, you would need to send us an email in the following format:
 
NAME: Gingerbeard
ADDRESS: Caribbean Sea
FORUM USERNAME: ginger_beard
WINNING URL: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.php?/gpu_displays/asus_engtx275_896mb_pcie_graphics_card/1
 
Simple eh?
 
 
Any other rules?
 
• Only one entry per person. Names & Addresses will be checked!
• Competition is open to both members and readers. Forum registration required.
• Competition ends Sunday 9th August 2009 at 11:00am GMT.
• Normal forum and website terms and conditions apply to your entries.
• One entry per week will be picked at random to be the winner.
• Overclock3D reserves the right to refuse entries.
• Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.
• This article and the OC3D forums are not included in the search locations.
 
Overclock3D will not share your details with any other party. All entry details are destroyed after a winner has been chosen to protect your privacy.
 
 
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Most Recent Comments

14-07-2009, 11:34:05

Freak
hmmm, ok then. As I know nothing.
What would you suggest that I get?
I was looking on Laptops direct for a bit - then it broke.

There were some there. Toshiba Satellites seemed to be better than the others at that price range.

I would imagine that all i would be doing is "Office" work. On it,

14-07-2009, 11:36:06

tinytomlogan
Get more bang for your buck if you buy used mate.
Have a look through ebay, then just hit the reviews up.
I spent a couple weeks looking for mine, then found what I wanted and got a good deal, its now running windows 7 and I couldnt be happier.

14-07-2009, 11:38:41

Diablo
I would go for a 15.4" screen (or there abouts), above that they are no longer portable, and below that they really are too small.
Look for DDR2 ram, as that's dirt cheap to upgrade. Try to get a graphics chip in it (not integrated if you can) if you plan to do anything like watch movies on it.
I can't see anything new for that budget with decent performance. I recommend above 2.2GHz if you can get it (dual core), 2GB (4GB ideal) RAM, 250GB+ HD. You ought to be able to buy that for about £500 new TBH.

14-07-2009, 11:39:17

Freak
Thanks for the idea.
Though I have no idea what to look for.
Guess that I will have to learn about lappy cpu and gpus then and the like....

Didnt see post above.
Thanks all, thats a brilliant starting point.,

14-07-2009, 11:40:23

alexhull24
Wouldn't touch the Satellites from experience. Satellite Pro's are good, and Tecras are great, but more pricey and less features, but better quality.

I find Fujitsu Siemens, Lenovo and Sony to be the most reliable brands, though not all their machines are equal of course.

14-07-2009, 11:44:52

Diablo
Sony tend to be pretty expensive new, but well designed. Lenovo are again pretty good, a lot of buisnesses trust them as they are pretty robust.
Laptop GPUs are a fair bit less powerful then their desktop counterparts (a 260GTXm = an 8800 GTS I think), but they are more energy efficient. CPUs are more energy efficient, but a 2.0GHz laptop cpu will be the same as a 2.0GHz desktop performance wise. (with the exception of pentium 4s, but you shouldn't be looking at those TBH)
Check the speeds of the hard disks if possible. a 4200rpm HD will be horribly slow.

14-07-2009, 11:44:54

Freak
Vaio VGN-FZ11Z

14-07-2009, 11:51:34

alexhull24

Vaio VGN-FZ11Z



Not sure how much it'll cost, but that only has a 200gb 4200rpm drive, 667mhz RAM, the CPU isn't the latest, and the gfx chip is mediocre and known to sometimes have issues over many heat cycles. Looks pretty though!

14-07-2009, 12:21:43

monkey7
Take a look at LeNovo's 13.3" series. I can't find them at the moment, but I recall a 1280*something screen, intel 4500 or nVidia 9300m graphics, T5750 or something and then the usual stuff for a reasonable price.

14-07-2009, 13:10:52

mrapoc
Dell are having crazy offers on and off recently

I got a lappy with bluray, 4gb of ram, p8600 (2.4ghz) and 500gb hdd for £650 (also an ati something or other hd graphics 512mb)
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