Win a Gigabyte GTX780 OC!

Gigabyte GTX780 Treasure Hunt!

 Win a Gigabyte GTX780 OC!  

 

ITS COMPO TIME MOTHER FLIPPERS!

So while I was nearly dieing in hospital due to the wonders of mobile internet I was able to use Skype and basically guilt trip Gigabyte into giving me a GTX780 OC to give away to you lucky mofos! This time we felt like it was time you actually earned your entry because the last few comps we have made it too easy for people to sign up, enter and not do anything else!

So somewhere on the OC3D website and forums (not this page wise crackers) I have hidden the image below, all you have to do...... Is find it and be a forum member! If you do just use the entry form below to send is the PAGE URL that our hidden  image is on. The correct answer is the page we have hidden the image on. Linking to your own page is not the answer we are looking for. You only get one entry so make it count. (do not send us the image URL we need the page that our hidden image is on the validate your entry) You also need to accept our newsletter but we will only ever use this to email you about competitions like this and to inform you about big reviews and videos we have done. So don't worry about getting any external 3rd party spam, it wont happen. EVER.

 

Win a Gigabyte GTX780 OC! 
You only get a single entry so make it count. You will not be informed if you entered correctly or not. The image above is very unique so no excuses for getting it wrong. We just wanted to make it extra hard for spam bots and time wasters to enter this time ;) 

Keep an eye on this thread an we will reveal the winning location, then you will be able to check if you got it right or not!

Be sure to keep up to date with all the goings on in the thread here at the OC3D Forums.

Any other rules?

• Participants must submit their answer to OC3D via the form above.
• Only one entry per person. Names & Addresses will be checked!
• Competition is open to both members and readers. Forum registration required.
• Competition ends Sunday 29th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT.
• Winners will be notified of success by a forum PM sometime before hell freezes over.
• Normal forum and website terms and conditions apply to your entries.
• One entry will be picked at random to be the winner.
• Collective or multiple entries will not be accepted from the same email address.
• Overclock3D reserves the right to refuse entries.
• Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.

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Most Recent Comments

02-09-2013, 14:44:42

tinytomlogan
So the compo is now closed and You are all wondering where the image was actually hidden.....?

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/soft...stem_builder/1

That was the correct answer and all of the correct entries are listed below. If your name isnt on there then you got it wrong!

All the members below are in the shortlist to win the Gigabyte GTX780!
Correct Entries

tackle70
unclefapsalot
metac
viteckz
pdgessler
varashtra
sir_gamealot
psygnosis
co.
bierne
skruw33
gurt11
netroxen
grassyuk
harbinger
cekki92
nickjones3
milla
minus47
pinzetta35
solkku
soppamiez
bolp79
fourpixel
hellena
juban
lg_whafu
euro_bucks
mariani
smiley_acid
andybc
lloyd_himself
dacho
sps
bertuccio
velmanatov
frankiethesax
fredrikfh
laxer23
failwheeldrive
kasinova
colrath
gwadj
jape1337
wazzelby
itzboro
gnarkore
itatanka
jarethlegend
senator_au
darkzor1991
doltron
courtathor
cypto
redusomo
ccheetah75
aichah
thenewnormal
b3rni3
nrage
sharriemonkey
codedaemon
shamtusktic
sconesonabeach
filipej
gastf2
rubby
tensazangetsu
martin_b
cmasupra
tappeddarkman
jond7
chadwik
drossus
merv69
fieryabyss
sagara
lordpantsington
dred0
piecko
kevinf88
theo
aphoristic
penance81
kibeloko
yamuda
evilelite2000
darkpartyguy
chris230291
blackmage007
sxect1986
c.p.
blingy
powerpuncher
ace_hammerheart
danieltm
uva7dance
ericayusim
willsk
red dragon
gishan
soplias
vetrox13
lixxi
xsadrulesx
relaxx
indigobv
blubh
thrangz
metetron
vasilis
rammoudespoina
gladi
paulkheld
vrettel
mojothejester
ghostdog99
diffracted
parklane79
diltech
mrspoon
thecheek92
sorbz
lashley
alias
dan_man555
boyneedsgames
okan
phot3k
stereotype
dentside302
nfs3freak
theo993
bluepickles
empire
bendabanga
classicgod
agila
ronn3y
revenx
tushargandhe
tdoric
sulfie
rudolf
ragecarb
otm shank
wrenaudrey
sam656
boy
microalex
alexxcri
sqd3
fintekonivel
stylage
gabrieljaddir
przemek
notional
r0y
uber_nobody
carambola
alcoholocaust
clowe
drokin
dottor
theramjam
kylemch
kaziopogromca
morbidrampager
misia1
maydayone
kalel
tolagarf
odepust
apatel92
eddwills95
dreight
theeye
blitz23es
osytersnag
maztah
cdan86
mira2020
wiseved
luther
vraba
j-a-c-o-b
jayess
fredex
etheblack
roms
syllom
alasdairhurst
simsas18
tom620
moyo
looking glass
nyomic
sirquilty
syphadeus
skorpien
bitterholz
aeolocphry
wraithguard
f300
scarecrow1976
thebigcheese1901
mesleepyone
sharlaw
martyn
stormsys
n4villu5
shimian
a_marvel
souliris
spiderz
venom3185
dext
escaflown
nutter308
goldenboy
mabpukuha
carla
death_masta187
plasmavirus
jzorz
taavi
barnett89
samdb
thakang
furby
chrismjurd
nomadg
sparkledjackson
james86
anonymous
litchu
danish11223
ju_hho
taurus
immy
scrooge
maniac
trippy_n00b
digitaljuice
broken gear
buzzard25
zeus_anoxia
mrchay
carlos.
peegee
bla
tommay
rebel
markyellguy
gravematter
snow
epitek
magare
mgutierrez33
abakerboi
adyiy
kiajilaw
ronin
vida
xternum
rayzen
leso
altikal
xtern
omar os
madrocker
tezvanzan
dracarys
emax27
tomtech
m07a2m3d
synchronite
cmn13
steve.gt
trans
raawmeat
willock
angrydave
metallo97
rayden
masterx1234
deadapollo
william
wpitcher
yellowfever9271
codehunterd
tisca
svinogidiot
truntelunte
solarnova
rulkez
corvus albicollis
raphael
tahmerjay
bentheren
proute
xmodder
jedicus_11
otark
nerdfighter
crazda
utopic
germo
tehninjaza
blackknight
versifier
da_ging
daeguard
sotiris.bos
eczina
mknuii
realteflon
gogoasha2001
xploited titan
ijammin
balanceblade
0rpheus
gymer
chuck norris
mumbles37
snortan
iceboxshow
afonsosantos
stefanozurich
modrod
superlattice09
kingboo
hitmancho
jay_slim
sheepborg
dsteppa
poorlifechoices
sychodemus
yaright
markallen1988
megamomo
kitty
hien666
g4ttoobeso
skullkilla
harzman01
st3
justgene
risky101
bobybec
bluejade
chris0177
alek
kryptik
ricardo_jm
popov_br
guiga
geraldo
starbuxx
eddy
wuzseen
cookiechan
disturbed94
maniak
alexwilson8
leonardo
mrswillbilly
moorerk89
caduguedes
grocha
rtervoort
simion
kameruh
gaznod
jimmylao
krew
c.c.reed
jmarella
slimtim315
pcdudefromouterspace
silberdrachi
peanutkam
stanava
carmas
pickypeach
jnmisbatman
kathy1965
poppop1961





Winner is: abakerboi please check your inboxQuote

02-09-2013, 15:34:59

Spiderz
Time to go put on the kettle thenQuote

02-09-2013, 15:35:56

giannakos23
hahaha i used the url from the entry...silly me
nice one tom...good luck to those of you who are going to find the right url Quote

02-09-2013, 15:37:57

Sheppard
At least narrow it down a bit, all it takes is someone with the knowhow to scan the website for uses of the image to get an unfair advantage.

Is it in the first page of an article because searching 20odd pages per review is a bit ridiculous.Quote

02-09-2013, 15:46:55

Ghosthud1
That feel when you know OC3D has 20 page reviewsQuote

02-09-2013, 15:48:06

saz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghosthud1 View Post
That feel when you know OC3D has 20 page reviews
indeed bro... better go make some tea Quote

02-09-2013, 15:59:21

QuietOne
I had a quick look but no luck, good luck to the rest of you though Quote

02-09-2013, 16:02:59

Wraith
TinyTom you are an evil man! I myself am giving away £1,000,000 it's hidden somewhere on the Internet good luck!Quote

02-09-2013, 16:04:56

FTR.4500MHz
We need to team up and brainstorm. We gotta find out how Tom thinks to find the key to the treasure.

I'm contacting the Mentalist right away.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:05:02

QuietOne
Can I just put overclock3d.net as the url? That pretty much covers itQuote

02-09-2013, 16:07:23

0rpheus
This is gonna be tough...Good hunting everyone! Quote

02-09-2013, 16:10:36

QuietOne
I bet it don't even exist, Tom is doing this to keep you lot busy while he siphons your bank accounts.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:14:11

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTR.4500MHz View Post
We need to team up and brainstorm. We gotta find out how Tom thinks to find the key to the treasure.

I'm contacting the Mentalist right away.
This convinced me to look in the sexy ladies thread and whilst scrolling through my dad walked in and I had to explain that it was a 'business thing'...Quote

02-09-2013, 16:14:12

tinytomlogan
People are still entering the entry page as their answer. Way to waste an entry LOLQuote

02-09-2013, 16:16:50

FTR.4500MHz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
This convinced me to look in the sexy ladies thread and whilst scrolling through my dad walked in and I had to explain that it was a 'business thing'...
LoL mate !

I was thinking in the thread with sexy lads you the one for the ladies...Since wed guys dont go there as often.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:20:04

Cru
do we have anyone who can program something that scans the whole site? lolQuote

02-09-2013, 16:25:55

B3rni3
My head hurts, I have gone through so many webpages looking and no luck so far

But the again if it was easy then it wouldn't be a competition.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:28:30

SuB
it exists, and scanners won't work :P Quote

02-09-2013, 16:34:41

tinytomlogan
Yeh its deffo there. MuhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaQuote

02-09-2013, 16:35:00

Stuen4y
Would love to see a counter for correct answers on the first post... Good luck to everyone. It's gonna be tough...
P.S. I believe the server might crash at some point from the multiple image searches through various search engines.
P.P.S. We all want a gift - mouse, cause all our scroll wheels will be dead by the time we find it.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:35:23

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Yeh its deffo there. Muhahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa
But where that is the question lol.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:35:47

PapaSmurf6768
Oh god I don't even know where to start... I really hope it's not just in a random thread or this is gonna take days.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:37:00

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
People are still entering the entry page as their answer. Way to waste an entry LOL

LOL! Quote

02-09-2013, 16:37:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by PapaSmurf6768 View Post
Oh god I don't even know where to start... I really hope it's not just in a random thread or this is gonna take days.

You have month...... You might need it!Quote

02-09-2013, 16:38:31

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
People are still entering the entry page as their answer. Way to waste an entry LOL
Just gives us a better chance to win! Quote

02-09-2013, 16:38:59

r00st3r
I'm upgrading to 1440P here soon... so that means I'm going to strip search this site... no gaming in my free time till I find that post!!! And If I don't find it, I'll probably snap my keyboard in half. Lol, good luck everyone!!!

*edit* Can you at least give us a hint... at least a letter or number in the title of the thread?Quote

02-09-2013, 16:40:04

WYP
This may take a while....Quote

02-09-2013, 16:40:33

SparkleDJackson
thank goodness for fibre broadband lolQuote

02-09-2013, 16:41:09

ThatReconGuy
Aaaah I don't know whether to start looking through the forums or the main site! NOOOQuote

02-09-2013, 16:42:52

19Dan81
"• Winners will be notified of success by a forum PM sometime before hell freezes over."

LOLQuote

02-09-2013, 16:44:24

SparkleDJackson
Threads: 54,369, Posts: 675,598 it doesnt matter where anyone starts hahaQuote

02-09-2013, 16:44:30

SieB
At least we have till the end of the month. It's going to take quite some time to sift through the many threads it could be in :\Quote

02-09-2013, 16:44:41

shlokpatel
Holy Crap, this is hard. Well, now I have something to do in my spare time
Good luck to allQuote

02-09-2013, 16:46:14

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by r00st3r View Post
I'm upgrading to 1440P here soon... so that means I'm going to strip search this site... no gaming in my free time till I find that post!!! And If I don't find it, I'll probably snap my keyboard in half. Lol, good luck everyone!!!

*edit* Can you at least give us a hint... at least a letter or number in the title of the thread?
In the url - www

Quote

02-09-2013, 16:46:36

GODuk
The worse thing for me, I have seen the image before knowing that it was there for this Treasure Hunt Competition and now I can't find it again...re-read/look through everything again! aggghhhhhhhQuote

02-09-2013, 16:50:09

qhfreddy
I'll be laughing my head off when noone finds it at the end of the monthQuote

02-09-2013, 16:53:54

dalewakelin
I would feel like such a if i won this too but ill give it a crack Quote

02-09-2013, 16:57:50

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by GODuk View Post
The worse thing for me, I have seen the image before knowing that it was there for this Treasure Hunt Competition and now I can't find it again...re-read/look through everything again! aggghhhhhhh
Really? That sucks lolQuote

02-09-2013, 16:58:43

Stuen4y
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
Threads: 54,369, Posts: 675,598 it doesnt matter where anyone starts haha
This sounds so depressing...
Lets put in the numbers. 675,598 posts, 40 posts per page, roughly 30 pages per minute, all together 23 days scrolling. 24 hours per day. And that's just the forum. Someone very lucky will win, patience is not a player here.Quote

02-09-2013, 16:58:51

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheppard View Post
At least narrow it down a bit, all it takes is someone with the knowhow to scan the website for uses of the image to get an unfair advantage.

Is it in the first page of an article because searching 20odd pages per review is a bit ridiculous.
That's the point. Do you not think it's worth putting in some time to earn a £550 card? If not then don't enter, just buy one, but I'd be willing to bet if you spent the time it'd take to earn the money to buy one, you'd have a good chance of finding the image wouldn't you?Quote

02-09-2013, 16:59:10

dalewakelin
While looking i just found this review, wtf? haha

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/m...ng_over_cure/2Quote

02-09-2013, 17:01:18

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by dalewakelin View Post
While looking i just found this review, wtf? haha

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/m...ng_over_cure/2
Brilliant.

Also, don't forget peeps - "• Winners will be notified of success by a forum PM sometime before hell freezes over."Quote

02-09-2013, 17:02:12

GODuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Really? That sucks lol
Tell me about it...i'm gutted! Im sure others will find it too and it will become a lucky dip anyway lolQuote

02-09-2013, 17:02:18

ThatReconGuy
Just bought a Windforce 770 so I'm not sure why I'm so desperate to find it I'll just wait for the hints to come out and give it another crack. Good luck to all of you out there in your searching Quote

02-09-2013, 17:10:02

GODuk

02-09-2013, 17:11:32

Stuen4y
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Also, don't forget peeps - "• Winners will be notified of success by a forum PM sometime before hell freezes over."
This more or less describes the looking for a needle in a warehouse full of hays process.Quote

02-09-2013, 17:12:18

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by GODuk View Post
Yes cause... it's 3 days old?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dalewakelin View Post
While looking i just found this review, wtf? haha

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/m...ng_over_cure/2
This is brilliant :')

Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
"• Winners will be notified of success by a forum PM sometime before hell freezes over."

LOL
Just read that as well, had a proper laugh



Anyway, is this going to be the nostalgic thread where we post links to things that have happened here in the past? Quote

02-09-2013, 17:13:27

GODuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Yes cause... it's 3 days old?



This is brilliant :')



Just read that as well, had a proper laugh



Anyway, is this going to be the nostalgic thread where we post links to things that have happened here in the past?
Whoopse...wrong link! That link was for a mate lolQuote

02-09-2013, 17:22:35

TheEye
I have just 1 question only one whose the other image posted today its a simple question just say yes ore no Quote

02-09-2013, 17:26:20

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheEye View Post
I have just 1 question only one whose the other image posted today its a simple question just say yes ore no
Would love to answer that, but, I have absolutely no idea what you said, so...Quote

02-09-2013, 17:27:06

Tripp
i am sure i have seen it, an now i need to remember where i cant think. damn you tomQuote

02-09-2013, 17:29:24

vraba
Soo.. this picture is posted by who? This much should be known
If someone posts is today or within this month and we give you that as an answer Quote

02-09-2013, 17:34:42

TheEye
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Would love to answer that, but, I have absolutely no idea what you said, so...
I asked "tinytomlogan" if he posted the second image we need to find today ore perhaps a couple days ago.Quote

02-09-2013, 17:41:28

Kerozen
I've been searching for quite a while now....

They probably posted that image in someones Profile or something.Quote

02-09-2013, 17:44:58

GODuk
Time for my 2hour break! lol So glad i'm off tomorrow Quote

02-09-2013, 17:47:00

SeekaX
wait does this include forum threads? kill me.Quote

02-09-2013, 17:49:54

GODuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
wait does this include forum threads? kill me.
Yes, Forum...OC3D...YouTube...FaceBook...Quote

02-09-2013, 17:50:32

Cru
http://i.imgur.com/uzVj5H9.png

well thats not gonna take long at allQuote

02-09-2013, 17:51:14

crispy345
Time for sleep, then school.. Meh..Quote

02-09-2013, 17:52:45

Uber_Nobody
hmmm... all we've had is "think logically" from tom...Quote

02-09-2013, 17:56:43

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uber_Nobody View Post
Think, Tripp, think! First, think of the day you saw this. Then, try to picture what was around it. Was is a post, was it a profile picture, was it part of a review? Then, if you can remember that, go try and find that. Please PM me or post here if you have any idea where you saw it.

Thanks
Mine as well disqualify yourself for saying that.Quote

02-09-2013, 17:59:20

T3chwarri0r
If been the the whole Forum now so everywhere where was a new entry today and there was just nothing at all.
I tried through google and it doesnt know :-(
At the main page there where no new entrys if not seen eighter. also not under download nad the other stuff trust me if been through all of these by now. last hope youtube and facebook but in the comp. it say just OC3D page and forums?!

Pls inform me im u get to know somrthing new or maybe a hint.

good night i need some restQuote

02-09-2013, 17:59:48

SeekaX
http://i.imgur.com/4uqRfjA.png
found it, gg ez next one please.
idk if i can be arsed to search the forums, maybe i'll stumble upon it.
/edit
i'll just edit it into one of my old threads. winQuote

02-09-2013, 18:03:34

Frzn
I'm pretty sure it needs to contain the actual image showed in the entry page but if that leads you to it, gl!Quote

02-09-2013, 18:04:07

Marts123
i'm looking so hard my face is starting to go numb..Quote

02-09-2013, 18:07:59

Levent
this competition is harder than studying mathsQuote

02-09-2013, 18:09:58

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
http://i.imgur.com/4uqRfjA.png
found it, gg ez next one please.
idk if i can be arsed to search the forums, maybe i'll stumble upon it.
/edit
i'll just edit it into one of my old threads. win

inb4 trolls start posting the image around the forums just to mess with people
Quote

02-09-2013, 18:10:29

RizenTalon
I'm furiously trying to build a small rig with a kick for my sister to take to LAN parties, this would be perfect, going crazy trying to find it.Quote

02-09-2013, 18:13:54

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willock View Post
inb4 trolls start posting the image around the forums just to mess with people
Already started.

As a note for everyone trying to cheat, please re-read the article:

http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...te_gtx780_oc/1

Quote:
YOU NEED TO FIND OUR HIDDEN IMAGE, POSTING YOUR OWN ON THE FORUMS WILL GET YOU DISQUALIFIED

THE IDEA IS TO FIND THE URL OF THE PAGE WHERE WE HAVE HIDDEN IT. THAT IS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO GET AN ENTRY
Quote

02-09-2013, 18:25:29

Kerozen
I want to find it so hard but with no hints its pretty much impossible as its random...

I've tried pretty much everything besides all the 1040 reviews ,3760 Articles and all the forum posts...

I tried the most relevant reviews and Articles with no luck.

I don't know what I'm looking for, if its for a profile, a post, a web page or even an Ad.

It's a but frustratingQuote

02-09-2013, 18:26:47

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Would love to answer that, but, I have absolutely no idea what you said, so...
Rofl, I just thought the exact same thingQuote

02-09-2013, 18:37:10

GODuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerozen View Post
I want to find it so hard but with no hints its pretty much impossible as its random...

I've tried pretty much everything besides all the 1040 reviews ,3760 Articles and all the forum posts...

I tried the most relevant reviews and Articles with no luck.

I don't know what I'm looking for, if its for a profile, a post, a web page or even an Ad.

It's a but frustrating
Your looking for the image of the GFX card with the words "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner", as it is on the FRONT PAGE of the competition. Quote

02-09-2013, 18:39:36

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerozen View Post
I want to find it so hard but with no hints its pretty much impossible as its random...

I've tried pretty much everything besides all the 1040 reviews ,3760 Articles and all the forum posts...

I tried the most relevant reviews and Articles with no luck.

I don't know what I'm looking for, if its for a profile, a post, a web page or even an Ad.

It's a but frustrating
Why would you start looking for it, when you didn't know what you were looking for?Quote

02-09-2013, 18:45:26

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
Why would you start looking for it, when you didn't know what you were looking for?
I know im looking for the picture but it could be in a profile or in a review. Basically it could be ANYWHERE on the Website or Forum.Quote

02-09-2013, 18:54:00

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerozen View Post
I know im looking for the picture but it could be in a profile or in a review. Basically it could be ANYWHERE on the Website or Forum.
Well if I understand it correctly, we have 1 month to try and find it, so get cracking! TTL said if not many people are finding it, then he'll start giving clues. Everyone is in the same boat here Quote

02-09-2013, 19:04:40

SieB
308 threads and 5,617 posts down.

54,061 threads and 669,981 posts to go.

Quote

02-09-2013, 19:06:23

DAN131
Im gonna get RSI by the end of this been searching since 10:30Quote

02-09-2013, 19:06:54

Alias
Serious, those who have found it I bet are close to TTL. Or they just happened to STUMBLE upon it.

Either way, I have a feeling he's going to give us a hint sooner than he thought.Quote

02-09-2013, 19:09:30

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Serious, those who have found it I bet are close to TTL. Or they just happened to STUMBLE upon it.

Either way, I have a feeling he's going to give us a hint sooner than he thought.
There's absolutely no way Tom's told anyone at all where it is.

The people who are saying they've found it are most likely lying for attention, lying so everyone else gives up and they have more of a chance of actually finding it themselves, or they've just been incredibly lucky!Quote

02-09-2013, 19:09:34

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Serious, those who have found it I bet are close to TTL. Or they just happened to STUMBLE upon it.

Either way, I have a feeling he's going to give us a hint sooner than he thought.
He could probably just give things to people that are close to him without needing the guise of a competition lol. Well you could tell he was so tempted to give a hint in the announcement video but he managed to restrain then Quote

02-09-2013, 19:13:13

Brandonb21
anyone got any hintsQuote

02-09-2013, 19:14:16

rikyy
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
There's absolutely no way Tom's told anyone at all where it is.

The people who are saying they've found it are most likely lying for attention, lying so everyone else gives up and they have more of a chance of actually finding it themselves, or they've just been incredibly lucky!
New here, yadda yadda etc who cares about me,

so, TTL said on the youtube video that he already has 3 correct entries, that means people actually found it.Quote

02-09-2013, 19:27:50

giannakos23
although my entry is wasted i am going to try and find it just for the sake of it :PQuote

02-09-2013, 19:30:37

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by giannakos23 View Post
although my entry is wasted i am going to try and find it just for the sake of it :P
I'm not even allowed to enter and I'm still trying to find it Quote

02-09-2013, 19:33:54

giannakos23
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
I'm not even allowed to enter and I'm still trying to find it
hahahaha that's the spirit of curiousity Quote

02-09-2013, 19:39:40

Brandonb21
dose the 780 come with a fully loaded gun, time im done finding this picture i may need it to put my self out of messery

/sarcasmQuote

02-09-2013, 19:42:19

NeverBackDown
I find it very amusing how many people are complaining about how hard it is. Seriously the bitching and moaning in ever comp i have witnessed gets worse progressively.. If it's too hard and you can't find it then wait for a hint. Don't post about it being too hard. It's a very expensive card so why would it be an easy entry? If you want it you'll try and earn it, if it's too hard then learn that life is rarely easy.

I feel bad for Tom having to deal with it all..
/end rantQuote

02-09-2013, 19:54:31

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
I find it very amusing how many people are complaining about how hard it is. Seriously the bitching and moaning in ever comp i have witnessed gets worse progressively.. If it's too hard and you can't find it then wait for a hint. Don't post about it being too hard. It's a very expensive card so why would it be an easy entry? If you want it you'll try and earn it, if it's too hard then learn that life is rarely easy.

I feel bad for Tom having to deal with it all..
/end rant
Yeah, Tom has to deal with it on every treasure hunt I'm sure. It's just one of those more frustrating compo's he likes to torture us with. Quote

02-09-2013, 20:07:07

Kanped
I thought I was being really clever earlier, though. I tried using online programs to search for instances of the image. No luck.

OK, so Tom posted it, right? Just check his recent posts using the forums! Nope.

No, he wouldn't post it; he'd edit a previous post. So if I google "edited by tinytomlogan" and then look for ones from very recently...

Nope. Quote

02-09-2013, 20:34:41

Mariani
Meanwhile, I'm just going trough the main website like a mother*****.
Fingers crossed.Quote

02-09-2013, 20:34:45

Dilzo999
You need to be Sherlock holmes to find that image before the first hint comes out. (Or extremely lucky). Also are you guys sure it's on the forums?Quote

02-09-2013, 20:35:34

GeneralChaos
meh want ...............plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz and good luck all monkeys !!!!Quote

02-09-2013, 20:40:00

Smiley_acid
I just have to suggest, is it Gigabyte related?. If so I can't find it anywhere on the website or the forums.Quote

02-09-2013, 20:47:02

akzy
So I tried making it my profile picture (which technically isn't posting it) which apparently isn't allowed :P Still looking!!Quote

02-09-2013, 22:24:58

Pendragon
I'm frazzled, of to watch a movie, I'll start again tomorrow...


Good luck everyoneQuote

02-09-2013, 22:25:01

Blaziken584
Found it and submitted =3

He hid it in an extremely sneaky sneaky part of the website, that I doubt 99% of people looking will find Quote

02-09-2013, 22:26:47

Pendragon
bugger me I have just seen the time, FFS Tom I have been at this for hours. Sleep I need my bet it's 3:26!!!!Quote

02-09-2013, 23:07:41

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaziken584 View Post
Found it and submitted =3

He hid it in an extremely sneaky sneaky part of the website, that I doubt 99% of people looking will find
Obviously he would LOL. Can we get a hint? Forums or Website? I need to get to bed but this is going to bug me until I find it...Quote

02-09-2013, 23:34:16

GeneralChaos
the the link izzz Cheese i need CHEEEEESSE @_@ ........... NO IT NOT I FAILED to that Q/A thing in the Entry i know it didnt make SinceQuote

02-09-2013, 23:54:11

Ralm
I honestly feel that including the forum too is a bit too much.

The website already has like 2000 reviews and articles and in each of those the average is problably 10 pages, so I just feel its too much.Quote

03-09-2013, 00:00:19

Alias
Tom, can we get an estimate of how many have found it? I'm curious to know.Quote

03-09-2013, 02:18:37

tinytomlogan
Anyone have eagle eyes.........?Quote

03-09-2013, 02:26:46

Koiworks
Dropping hints this early in the morning Tom?Quote

03-09-2013, 02:33:03

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koiworks View Post
Dropping hints this early in the morning Tom?

People think this job is all about playing with epic hardware, they dont think about the late nights early mornings and the fact Ive worked 14 hour days every day since I got out of hospital....... Quote

03-09-2013, 02:45:11

Koiworks
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
People think this job is all about playing with epic hardware, they dont think about the late nights early mornings and the fact Ive worked 14 hour days every day since I got out of hospital.......
Well, I believe most of the people here have been following your videos for quite some time, and in some of them we can actually tell you look completely destroyed and in need a good rest. But despite all that you still an put the extra effort of making the video/full written reviews as soon as possible so that we can be happy about it! Reviewing and showcasing anything to the extent and detail that you/your team is completely unique and probably exhausting.
And BTW, your a bit of a nut to still be able to do all that you've done so far since you've gotten out of the hospital. Most of us would just be lying in bed complaining and doing nothing... So for that and for all that you've done for the community we THANK YOU



Sorry about the offtopic everyone... so back to what matters:

I wonder... is the "we" written in Red a clue as well??? I wonder:

THE IDEA IS TO FIND THE URL OF THE PAGE WHERE WE HAVE HIDDEN IT. THAT IS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO GET AN ENTRYQuote

03-09-2013, 03:51:33

SuB
Just to be super mega ultra clear

Quote:
send us the PAGE URL that our hidden image is on. The correct answer is the page we have hidden the image on. [...] (do not send us the image URL we need the page that our hidden image is on the validate your entry)
Quote

03-09-2013, 04:07:27

Stuen4y
I have a question that is somewhat relevant. Do we need adblock turned off in order to see the image? Cause it will be a shame looking for it and missing it just because of that.Quote

03-09-2013, 04:17:26

T3chwarri0r
Does someone know where i can see whos on TTL's Team ?

And to fair if he edited one of his posts then the ones who posted there in this thread will be informed so its quite unfair to all others isn't it?Quote

03-09-2013, 04:25:48

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3chwarri0r View Post
Does someone know where i can see whos on TTL's Team ?

And to fair if he edited one of his posts then the ones who posted there in this thread will be informed so its quite unfair to all others isn't it?
None of the team members are allowed to enter, writers & moderators have never been allowed to enter any comps.


Only 2 of us know where it is anyways.Quote

03-09-2013, 04:49:58

Cru
really people, stop complaining about this being "too hard". its a damn 780. you don't get that thing just brought to you on a silver tray and shoved up your arseQuote

03-09-2013, 04:53:58

tinytomlogan
Its also worth noting the people moaning its too hard are just lazy. That means those who put the effort in are in with a MUCH better chance of winning.

Out of nearly 1000 entries only 3 people actually read the T&C's and have submitted the correct page URL.

5 people have found the image but submitted the image url and sadly thats incorrect so will not be entered


n0000b filter working perfectlyQuote

03-09-2013, 05:00:50

BradKing
3 out of 1000, sweet, will try during lunch break and at home, gl all Quote

03-09-2013, 05:10:14

litchu
It would be faster to get a job and work enough to pay for a 780 then go here and find the image. But you cant get rid of me that fast!Quote

03-09-2013, 05:13:04

SuB
@ the adblock question...

Do us a freaking favour and turn adblock OFF for oc3d anyway.. thanks.. it helps A LOT.Quote

03-09-2013, 05:25:10

JoshM689
When will you give us hints! o.o we'll be here days. .. :'(Quote

03-09-2013, 05:31:50

SuB
It's only been up a few hours, stop asking for hints so soon cuz you're not getting them :P.

Get on with searching chaps.Quote

03-09-2013, 05:33:06

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by litchu View Post
It would be faster to get a job and work enough to pay for a 780 then go here and find the image. But you cant get rid of me that fast!

Someone found within 90 mins of the competition opening.

Even I dont earn £550 in 90 minutes!Quote

03-09-2013, 05:33:13

SieB
This isn't too bad if you are a older member.
It's good seeing some old threads and posts that I made, as well seeing old faces that aren't around any more.

Still boring, but interesting at the same time. Quote

03-09-2013, 05:46:16

Koiworks
Still cant believe the amount of people complaining about this!!
It's a free giveaway for an item that's worth quite a bit and all you have to do is browse a bit and sell your soul to the OC3D forum (yes, you do need to sell your soul when registering. It's all in the small print.)

And btw I'm here since 7am and still have not found it!Quote

03-09-2013, 06:09:04

tinytomlogan
There are now 2 hints easily visable.Quote

03-09-2013, 06:11:53

SparkleDJackson
It is quite amusing to see the frustration of people trawling the oc3d universe to no avail. I guess that was the plan. Lets give the masses something but let them scurry about like hungry rodents lol. Great idea gentlefolkQuote

03-09-2013, 06:12:41

Austin Green
Can anyone clarify if were supposed to be looking for a
Gigabyte GTX780 or


Gigabyte GTX780 OC!

and does the image have "winner winner chicken dinner" exactly like the main comp entry page or is it an image of just the card at the same angle ?Quote

03-09-2013, 06:17:33

Pid
#arehashtagsahint?Quote

03-09-2013, 06:26:19

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austin Green View Post
Can anyone clarify if were supposed to be looking for a
Gigabyte GTX780 or


Gigabyte GTX780 OC!

and does the image have "winner winner chicken dinner" exactly like the main comp entry page or is it an image of just the card at the same angle ?
You are looking for the picture that is on the entry form. It might be slightly different to that one.

But basically if you see a pic of a 780 with the words "winner winner chicken dinner" then that is obviously the one.Quote

03-09-2013, 06:48:17

GhostDog99
just wanted to know can it be on any page or it only on the first page of any thread i think it would be really hard if it could be on any page ther ar threads with more than 400 pagesQuote

03-09-2013, 06:54:17

SuB
Some people are not paying attention it seems.. it's <<<< designed >>>> to be hard! it's a 780 for crying out loud!Quote

03-09-2013, 06:58:34

GhostDog99
i never say that i was not designed to be hard and i am paying attention
just wanted to know nothing rong with that mate a simpel yes or no would have been a lot beeter im not one to complane i just want too get it right so i know what i need to doQuote

03-09-2013, 06:59:51

SuB
lol clue drops are falling on deaf ears it seems.Quote

03-09-2013, 07:01:49

Koiworks
Also bare in mind that this is the first day of the compo. It will last until the 30th and Tom said in the video that some hints will be given later on. If it was meant for everyone to find it in the first day it would kinda lose the point of making it more dificult...Quote

03-09-2013, 07:02:03

Cru
seriously the clues he's given are pretty obvious..Quote

03-09-2013, 07:02:25

JoshM689
grrrr haha... been looking hours lol... forums or reviews?Quote

03-09-2013, 07:02:31

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by r00st3r View Post
I'm upgrading to 1440P here soon... so that means I'm going to strip search this site... no gaming in my free time till I find that post!!! And If I don't find it, I'll probably snap my keyboard in half. Lol, good luck everyone!!!

*edit* Can you at least give us a hint... at least a letter or number in the title of the thread?
I"ll give you a LOT more than that. Here you go: http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=
The last part is the tiny bit that you have to find

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshM689 View Post
grrrr haha... been looking hours lol... forums or reviews?
I'm doin the revs frst....Quote

03-09-2013, 07:06:34

GhostDog99
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
lol clue drops are falling on deaf ears it seems.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru3L139 View Post
seriously the clues he's given are pretty obvious..
yes i got the clue
and thanksQuote

03-09-2013, 07:06:54

Empire
Gosh damnit, picture! Why u so hard to find?
Seems like if i'll have to rip the Website and then let a search algroithm run over it...Quote

03-09-2013, 07:07:50

Austin Green
Thanks for the very helpfull clarification! ;-)Quote

03-09-2013, 07:12:47

JoshM689
did he post clues on THIS topic??

Quote:
Originally Posted by GhostDog99 View Post
yes i got the clue
and thanks
wtf is the clue?Quote

03-09-2013, 07:13:53

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshM689 View Post
did he post clues on THIS topic??
you want a clue to get clues? really?Quote

03-09-2013, 07:15:59

JoshM689
just want A clue... is it something to do with numbers? Quote

03-09-2013, 07:16:02

dugdiamond
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
None of the team members are allowed to enter, writers & moderators have never been allowed to enter any comps.


Only 2 of us know where it is anyways.
am i allowed to enter?Quote

03-09-2013, 07:23:00

JoshM689
LIve? cant see it on 4960x review? :PQuote

03-09-2013, 07:29:09

moose_338
Lol I bet Tom and Sub are doing this just to watch the world burn. I can see Tom sitting there cackling like a mad hatter watching everyone freak out about it being to hard.

I've noticed that Tom also edited the YouTube announcement for the compo and it no longer says the forums. Only says to search the website now. But the forums are part of the website so do they still count? I think I might need a break. Been looking for close to 6 hours total now.

I hope the hints that come later on will be better then the ones we've been given so far, cuz they suck or I'm just not smart enough to figure them out...Quote

03-09-2013, 07:30:04

B3rni3
I have seen one hint but I cant find the second lol.Quote

03-09-2013, 07:32:30

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
I have seen one hint but I cant find the second lol.
Same got one of them but still not having any luck.Quote

03-09-2013, 07:49:36

sotiris.bos
I am going to destroy my SSD with all that temporary internet dataQuote

03-09-2013, 07:53:32

T3chwarri0r
Hey does any one have Safary with tis continous scrolling ? Does it wor on forums? If yes i gonna download Safarie and keep on searching/scrollingQuote

03-09-2013, 07:55:25

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by sotiris.bos View Post
I am going to destroy my SSD with all that temporary internet data
Make a ram drive

Quote:
Originally Posted by T3chwarri0r View Post
Hey does any one have Safary with tis continous scrolling ? Does it wor on forums? If yes i gonna download Safarie and keep on searching/scrolling
English plz Quote

03-09-2013, 07:55:51

dugdiamond
actually... THREE hints i have seen Quote

03-09-2013, 07:57:04

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by T3chwarri0r View Post
Hey does any one have Safary with tis continous scrolling ? Does it wor on forums? If yes i gonna download Safarie and keep on searching/scrolling
Stop trying to cheat. All you will find is the image url and thats not the answer. Ive explained all this. If you dont search manually you wont get the answer right.

We have done this before and the compo is laid out very specifically to stop people being able to look for easier ways.

Put the effort in or tbh just dont bother you will be wasting your time.Quote

03-09-2013, 07:59:23

Dacho
This feels like a point-and-click adventureQuote

03-09-2013, 08:02:10

sotiris.bos
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Make a ram drive
Only 4 gigs of ram...Quote

03-09-2013, 08:04:30

SuB
Make a very small Ram-drive Quote

03-09-2013, 08:07:25

akzy
Tried what I thought the clues were and no luck. DAMN YOU!!!Quote

03-09-2013, 08:08:59

Feronix
What you guys are forgetting is that the picture may not be the same as in the competition announcement. It *may* be a photo of the picture printed out or something...Quote

03-09-2013, 08:13:10

akzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
What you guys are forgetting is that the picture may not be the same as in the competition announcement. It *may* be a photo of the picture printed out or something...

Is this a hint or a suggestion....Quote

03-09-2013, 08:14:02

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
What you guys are forgetting is that the picture may not be the same as in the competition announcement. It *may* be a photo of the picture printed out or something...
Im pretty sure it says youre looking for the same image.

sake peeps its not hard why are you all making a meal out of this. Read the ing front page, understand it, start looking and STFU! Swear down every comp needs baby sitting so much Im thinking about stopping them.



Quote:
Originally Posted by akzy View Post
Is this a hint or a suggestion....

Why would a forum member know anything to be able to advise you.Quote

03-09-2013, 08:17:36

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Why would a forum member know anything to be able to advise you.
He found it and being mega nice


or more likely he found it and is running misdirection to everyone else that can't exactly be ignored in the off chance he is doing the first option.Quote

03-09-2013, 08:18:01

akzy
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Why would a forum member know anything to be able to advise you.
I have a theory that you are like the Harbringer from Mass Effect which has the ability to take over and become any account to give friendly hints to the chaps and chapettes of this forums...Quote

03-09-2013, 08:18:57

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Im pretty sure it says youre looking for the same image.

sake peeps its not hard why are you all making a meal out of this. Read the ing front page, understand it, start looking and STFU! Swear down every comp needs baby sitting so much Im thinking about stopping them.

Why would a forum member know anything to be able to advise you.

Ehrr... May just be because you put it right after quoting me but I feel that you also aimed at me, which I think is a bit unnecessary. I don't even know if I'm joining in yet as I don't have a use for a GTX 780 anyway.

I know nothing, was just saying so that everyone can bugger off with their cheating ideas but ohwell...Quote

03-09-2013, 08:30:15

JoshM689
it's a cool idea and all but it's not fair for people with titans and 3 780s to join! What about the people with 500 and less series gpu's! just a thought :? still looking though...Quote

03-09-2013, 08:35:13

SuB
lol anyone can join who isn't staff dude, not fair to count people out just because of their current gear is it?Quote

03-09-2013, 08:44:34

dugdiamond
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
lol anyone can join who isn't staff dude, not fair to count people out just because of their current gear is it?
cool - i'll join in the hunt Quote

03-09-2013, 08:49:35

FTR.4500MHz
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Anyone have eagle eyes.........?
Does this mean the image is extremely small ?Quote

03-09-2013, 09:08:38

Brandonb21
is there an admin i can pm i think i found it but im not sure if its the real oneQuote

03-09-2013, 09:13:43

Indloon
I do not see any ads on Overclock3D.
I also do not use Adblock nor any content blocking other tools.

Is it normal or not?Quote

03-09-2013, 09:15:02

Synthesis
almost fell for a similar pic of a 670 lolQuote

03-09-2013, 09:16:14

SuB
We're not confirming links via pm, no. You have one chance, if you're sure, then submit it Quote

03-09-2013, 09:21:46

Supercharge
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTR.4500MHz View Post
Does this mean the image is extremely small ?
The gigabyte logo sort of resembles an eagle eye, but that's probably not what the hint is referring to.

To everyone complaining...
YOU HAVE A WHOLE MONTH TO FIND THE IMAGE... GET CRACKIN, AND START TREASURE HUNTING & STOP TRYING TO SOLVE RIDDLES. THIS IS A TREASURE HUNT NOT A RIDDLE SOLVING GAME. The clues are hints.. and not riddles.

You should be grateful Tom is giving us anything at all. He didn't have to go through all this trouble & put up with this nonsense. Cheers mate.

To anyone not willing to put in the work for a $650 graphics card then by all means don't bother.

Hint #1 one/#1 = can stand for the first of something, or maybe the highest of something
Hint #2 Eagle Eye = Something perhaps small unusual and out of the way (not the image itself but where to find it) most likely a linkQuote

03-09-2013, 09:23:37

Brandonb21
yeah im pretty sure its the right one. cause i needed my "eagle vision"Quote

03-09-2013, 09:27:14

FreemanBooker
So guys, do you literally have to find a picture or the content within the picture? (e.g. the slogan, the angled picture of the card, etc.)Quote

03-09-2013, 09:30:51

dugdiamond
^^^ not many sherlock's here - lolQuote

03-09-2013, 09:35:46

Supercharge
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
^^^ not many sherlock's here - lol


Honestly it's quite frightening to see posts by people who didn't read the rules... Quote

03-09-2013, 09:45:29

GODuk
I'v come back on for the day and NICE HINTS...now lets go find it Quote

03-09-2013, 09:48:14

R0Y
pheeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww
read through all the 18 pages of this thread and dozens of reviews, still no luck Quote

03-09-2013, 10:08:01

Excalabur50
I think we need to include a scroll wheel and index finger to the list of prizes lol as I think many will be worn out by the finish of this!!! I know mine are lol.Quote

03-09-2013, 10:08:27

Brandonb21
the sad part is is once you find it ... its like "OMG it all make sense now"Quote

03-09-2013, 10:09:26

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Excalabur50 View Post
I think we need to include a scroll wheel and index finger to the list of prizes lol as I think many will be worn out by the finish of this!!! I know mine are lol.
One tip: At the top right of reviews you can click 'printable version' to quickly scroll through without having to click pages all the time Quote

03-09-2013, 10:20:42

fredtrix
Can you still find/see the image if you use Lynx?Quote

03-09-2013, 10:22:11

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
One tip: At the top right of reviews you can click 'printable version' to quickly scroll through without having to click pages all the time
yup i started doing that.

There are 1040 reviews.... that will take a while....

I've searched 420 Articles from 3760....
I tried the "About us" and all the other pages and unless the image is just a pixel it must be in a review or article...Quote

03-09-2013, 10:24:35

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
There are now 2 hints easily visable.
I like that hint you sneaky ninja you Quote

03-09-2013, 10:24:35

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandonb21 View Post
the sad part is is once you find it ... its like "OMG it all make sense now"

Well lots of things could make sense.

The image could be in an Nvidia review/articles, Gigabyte review/articles, etc etc.Quote

03-09-2013, 10:34:09

Ghosthud1
<<<<>>>> only makes me think of mushkin Quote

03-09-2013, 10:37:54

Brandonb21
il give you a hint its the number one something...... someone from this something made something out of the boat loadsQuote

03-09-2013, 10:39:15

JoshM689
Has it got a purpose where it is or is it random? :PQuote

03-09-2013, 10:42:20

Brandonb21
yes it has a purpose your just overlooking it.Quote

03-09-2013, 10:49:15

GODuk
Wow...my old card before it died last year! I had the ZOTAC 280 GTX though lol
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/g..._xxx_edition/1Quote

03-09-2013, 10:49:34

miniq
BAHAHA

Enjoy this thread and competition while it lasts TTL is sneaky and hilarious...Quote

03-09-2013, 10:59:58

tackle70
Phew... I need some more coffee.

Just browsed through about 1.5k review pages with no luck. But I'm almost 20% done... I should make it through every review or news post ever made on this site by the end of the day today

But a small part of me is pretty sure it's in the forums.... Quote

03-09-2013, 11:00:48

Iverian
hahahah Sure it does.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:03:02

SuB
People dropping incorrect hints...Quote

03-09-2013, 11:05:32

Indloon
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
People dropping incorrect hints...
to increase chance to win. Quote

03-09-2013, 11:06:21

SuB
lol no, they submitted wrong as well

All people need to do is be ULTRA clear when reading the rules and stop being stoopidQuote

03-09-2013, 11:08:24

FreemanBooker
If we were in the spy business, the mods and TTL would be in intelligence ops while the rest of us would be counterintelligence.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:09:44

SuB
That'd be great if anymore than 2 people on staff were in on it's location.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:09:52

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
If we were in the spy business, the mods and TTL would be in intelligence ops while the rest of us would be counterintelligence.
I think I'd probably be making the tea tbh...Quote

03-09-2013, 11:10:30

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
I think I'd probably be making the coffee tbh...
FixedQuote

03-09-2013, 11:11:43

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Fixed
is this a hint?! Quote

03-09-2013, 11:13:39

petrucius
Your "Legal" link in the bottom of the site is not working, BTW.

And cheers for the great competition! Still searching.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:14:51

tackle70
If the image were to be on a review page, would it show up on the printable version? I've not been using it because I'm worried the printable version won't be up to date with the changes...

I'm probably being paranoid...Quote

03-09-2013, 11:18:58

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
If the image were to be on a review page, would it show up on the printable version? I've not been using it because I'm worried the printable version won't be up to date with the changes...

I'm probably being paranoid...
probablyQuote

03-09-2013, 11:21:57

T3chwarri0r
Sry I may ask again and i start to grind ur geas but I got a bit confused.
DO I LOOK FOR A LINK OR THE ACTUAL PIC IT SELF(or a pic in a pic that is in a pic) wierd i know but i swear it's the last question if its getting answered propably.

And to someone else who notice my bad english sry for that eighter.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:23:43

R0Y
In the video Tom says it's on the forums as well as the main site, but in the description (on YouTube) the #hint says it's on the *website*. Bit confused Quote

03-09-2013, 11:24:51

FreemanBooker
I've asked that before; I got only silence. I'd take it as evidence.Quote

03-09-2013, 11:26:54

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
In the video Tom says it's on the forums as well as the main site, but in the description (on YouTube) the #hint says it's on the *website*. Bit confused
the videos was made before he started giving hintsQuote

03-09-2013, 11:29:45

Dilzo999
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cru3L139 View Post
the videos was made before he started giving hints
So what are all the current hints available right now?Quote

03-09-2013, 11:30:32

SuB
Quote:
So somewhere on the OC3D website and forums (not the entry page wise crackers!) I have hidden the image you can find on the entry page, all you have to do...... Is find it and be a forum member! If you do just use the entry form on the front page via the link below to send us the PAGE URL that the image is on.
To clarify.. again... last time... no more mercy. :PQuote

03-09-2013, 11:35:24

SparkleDJackson
Out of curiosity do you have the figure for the amount of people that have entered incorrectly. Or could you release that when its all over for giggles. Just yhe figure not actual names. Wouldnt want to hurt anyone's feelingsQuote

03-09-2013, 11:48:20

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilzo999 View Post
So what are all the current hints available right now?
1. It's on the *website*
2. We need *eagle eyes*
3. no idea, but apparently it's there Quote

03-09-2013, 11:48:21

dugdiamond
hints are:

1 hint led straight to a hint.
^^^ so that was two hints.

then another hint... could very easily help you narrow your search down.

3 hints in totalQuote

03-09-2013, 11:59:11

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
hints are:

1 hint led straight to a hint.
^^^ so that was two hints.

then another hint... could very easily help you narrow your search down.

3 hints in total
The third hint *could* be helpful is not a hint.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:06:40

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
1. It's on the *website*
2. We need *eagle eyes*
3. no idea, but apparently it's there

sake the image is the same size or bigger than the compo article.

You need eagle eyes because Ive been putting hints in my signature FFS and theres another one in the original post on this thread.


I swear to god I worry about some of you lot, putting so much effort into looking for stuff thats NOT there and missing the obvious stuff.

There is no secret the image is hidden on the main website somewhere.


Your parents have a lot to answer for! I feel like a baby sitter.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:08:32

Indloon
Main website....

So, it has to be on place, what is Gigabyte/GTX related.
I do not see a reason to add a Gigabyte winning picture to MSI review for an example.
Or it might also be at Tom Logan's first review?

Oh wait, it's main.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:09:22

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
sake the image is the same size or bigger than the compo article.

You need eagle eyes because Ive been putting hints in my signature FFS


I swear to god I worry about some of you lot, putting so much effort into looking for stuff thats NOT there and missing the obvious stuff.

There is no secret the image is hidden on the main website somewhere.


Your parents have a lot to answer for!
Quote

03-09-2013, 12:12:26

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
sake the image is the same size or bigger than the compo article.

You need eagle eyes because Ive been putting hints in my signature FFS and theres another one in the original post on this thread.


I swear to god I worry about some of you lot, putting so much effort into looking for stuff thats NOT there and missing the obvious stuff.

There is no secret the image is hidden on the main website somewhere.


Your parents have a lot to answer for! I feel like a baby sitter.
"#makingittooeasy - website ony" Quote

03-09-2013, 12:15:53

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
sake the image is the same size or bigger than the compo article.

You need eagle eyes because Ive been putting hints in my signature FFS and theres another one in the original post on this thread.


I swear to god I worry about some of you lot, putting so much effort into looking for stuff thats NOT there and missing the obvious stuff.

There is no secret the image is hidden on the main website somewhere.


Your parents have a lot to answer for! I feel like a baby sitter.
well, if you don't want to deal with retarded behaviour then don't create situations that are conducive to dumbassery. you brought this on yourself.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:18:25

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
well, if you don't want to deal with retarded behaviour then don't create situations that are conducive to dumbassery. you brought this on yourself.
To be fair the rules are clear and people still mess them up so if he was to not put himself in a situation to be surrounded by dumbasses then we wouldn't have a competition.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:18:39

Psygnosis
Looking into the Website for hours... obviously found nothing :SQuote

03-09-2013, 12:19:22

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Looking into the Website for hours... obviously found nothing :S
Me too. I just havnt stumbled on it yet like a lot of people here. I got the website/sig clue ages ago but still havnt found it lol.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:20:52

Spiderz
By making it too easy everyone is over-thinking and missing the obvious? Damm, no wonder I sucked at playing along with "Are you smarter than a 5 year old"Quote

03-09-2013, 12:26:27

tinytomlogan
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:29:34

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
would make it too easy imo. it's not impossible as people have found itQuote

03-09-2013, 12:29:43

maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
is it only me that think tom is a genius? what a way to blow the website and forum traffic sky high :PQuote

03-09-2013, 12:30:26

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.

one of those images will be somewhere i already looked and i wont find it xD

I think you shouldn't add more images. The original image is obviously well hiden but people have already found it so its not impossible. We have a full month to search for it, adding more pictures would defeat the purpose of the treasure hunt. If you really want to add more pictures wait until the middle of the month or something.

Its only been a day since the competition startedQuote

03-09-2013, 12:41:23

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerozen View Post
one of those images will be somewhere i already looked and i wont find it xD

I think you shouldn't add more images. The original image is obviously well hiden but people have already found it so its not impossible. We have a full month to search for it, adding more pictures would defeat the purpose of the treasure hunt. If you really want to add more pictures wait until the middle of the month or something.

Its only been a day since the competition started
This. I've gone through a lot of gigabyte related stuff on the site and have yet to find it. Hell, I'm STILL looking for it at work LOL.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:46:09

steve30x
Its pointless looking in the gigabyte stuff alone. They were expecting us to look there so it wont be in there.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:46:34

inhinyera_sibil
does the image also contains winner winner chicken dinner?Quote

03-09-2013, 12:49:18

steve30x
Quote:
Originally Posted by inhinyera_sibil View Post
does the image also contains winner winner chicken dinner?
Yes. Its the exact same image as in the competition pageQuote

03-09-2013, 12:50:10

Koiworks
Quote:
Originally Posted by inhinyera_sibil View Post
does the image also contains winner winner chicken dinner?
As it was said before and also in the rules.... Yes. the image is exactly the same as the one found on the page announcing the comp.Quote

03-09-2013, 12:51:03

djinn
if my boss finds out, that all ive done today is, opening hundreds of tabs on an website, im gonna be screwed hahaha Quote

03-09-2013, 12:59:37

RCoon
There's two links, one of them doesnt work and one of them does. It's not the original competition URL, but it's damn close. Kicked myself when I found it. Either that or they forgot that there is an alternative URL, merely by pressing a button.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:01:12

Kerozen
I'm almost done with the 670 articles.

Quote

03-09-2013, 13:02:00

Simple2013
I've been looking all over and can't find it.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:02:27

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
Do the sharing, guys...Quote

03-09-2013, 13:03:30

akzy
Can we get a chicken dinner aswell if we win?Quote

03-09-2013, 13:03:54

RCoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple2013 View Post
I've been looking all over and can't find it.
You're looking too hard. And far.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:04:03

macwin
Is it found in Forum or the main website ?Quote

03-09-2013, 13:04:08

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCoon View Post
There's two links, one of them doesnt work and one of them does. It's not the original competition URL, but it's damn close. Kicked myself when I found it. Either that or they forgot that there is an alternative URL on the very page, merely by pressing a button.
wait what?Quote

03-09-2013, 13:06:02

RCoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerozen View Post
wait what?
I found it, but it was in a very stupid URL, so either they dont realise this is a possible entry (and perfectly legitimate), or they are mind f***ing you on purpose - to make their web traffic awesome.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:07:41

Simple2013
Is it possible you made the picture smaller? Or is it the same size? Cuz if it's smaller we've all been trickedQuote

03-09-2013, 13:08:37

RCoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple2013 View Post
Is it possible you made the picture smaller? Or is it the same size? Cuz if it's smaller we've all been tricked
It's the identical picture, same size, same everything. Though my page background was different.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:11:40

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCoon View Post
I found it, but it was in a very stupid URL, so either they dont realise this is a possible entry (and perfectly legitimate), or they are mind f***ing you on purpose - to make their web traffic awesome.
the print website is not legit.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:12:04

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by RCoon View Post
I found it, but it was in a very stupid URL, so either they dont realise this is a possible entry (and perfectly legitimate), or they are mind f***ing you on purpose - to make their web traffic awesome.
wtf are you talking about? How the hell can an url be "stupid"? And afaik, there's only one page (as of now) which has that picture, and we need to provide the address of that very page, and not the "reproduction", cache, iframe bs or whatever.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:15:08

Simple2013
I give up. Way to wide area to search through.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:20:14

RCoon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple2013 View Post
I give up. Way to wide area to search through.
Even if I may be wrong, I'm certain the idea is not to search too far and wide.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:22:23

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Simple2013 View Post
I give up. Way to wide area to search through.

You have a whole month. Keep trying to find it. Im tired of searching for now, i will search a bit more at night. At the moment i think im probably over thinking too much and i'm rushing trough things which is bad.

If i find it somewhere i already searched i'm going to get ed xD. The only thing that is bothering me is that its probably not in a review or article or people wouldn't have found it so fast but i think i already looked everywhere besides all the reviews and articles.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:25:06

Fniz
I have spent too many hours on this, it, goodluck to the guys who found it.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:25:21

wazzelby
I thought this would be a fun search but it's more frustrating than anything. As a new member, it's extremely overwhelming. For those that say "you have a whole month", remember that it's very possible the "hidden" place will be buried further each day, so those of us that are new to the site and not used to navigating it are at a HUGE disadvantage.
Plus, I've never, ever, won or received anything from an online contest.. So it's not really worth the trouble of trying to search thousands of pages on the site..
But I'm sure there will be tons of "newbies" like myself that give up and post threads like this..Quote

03-09-2013, 13:26:34

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
I thought this would be a fun search but it's more frustrating than anything. As a new member, it's extremely overwhelming. Plus, I've never, ever, won or received anything from an online contest.. So it's not really worth the trouble of trying to search thousands of pages on the site..
But I'm sure there will be tons of "newbies" like myself that give up and post threads like this..
you nailed itQuote

03-09-2013, 13:27:52

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
you nailed it
Was going to say "look up".....Quote

03-09-2013, 13:29:29

Empire
Good thing is: There'll only be a few people really entering the competition.
Bad thing: I'm not one of them(at least not yet).Quote

03-09-2013, 13:31:30

R0Y
Yeah, I've had it for now. Currently watching something refreshing for sore backs on YouTube (rkiTJNcp5MQ) .... :P (removed the link 'cause looks outta place here)Quote

03-09-2013, 13:34:35

macwin
Threads: 54,405, Posts: 676,161

Good luck finding !Quote

03-09-2013, 13:37:19

Fniz
Atleast give some valueable clues like you did with this http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/..._edition_gpu/1

Eagle eyes? I have clicked bitfenix chasis resembling eagles, I have looked at every gigabyte cards that has the eagle logo.. Signature says it's on the website, well yeah? That narrows it down to 700k posts.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:38:12

AndyBC
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
Yeah, I've had it for now. Currently watching something refreshing for sore backs on YouTube (rkiTJNcp5MQ) .... :P (removed the link 'cause looks outta place here)
I think that might have been a wise move Quote

03-09-2013, 13:41:13

Ironsoldier
Tom how many people have found it atm? Or can you / will not say?Quote

03-09-2013, 13:42:45

GUNMAN296
I found it and all i have to say is, Tom, you are one slick motherer, you know that?Quote

03-09-2013, 13:45:48

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by macwin View Post
Threads: 54,405, Posts: 676,161

Good luck finding !
See post below

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fniz View Post
Atleast give some valueable clues like you did with this http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/..._edition_gpu/1

Eagle eyes? I have clicked bitfenix chasis resembling eagles, I have looked at every gigabyte cards that has the eagle logo.. Signature says it's on the website, well yeah? That narrows it down to 700k posts.
The eagle eyes clue was referring to his signature where it said it was in the website part only which doesnt include the forums.Quote

03-09-2013, 13:49:33

GODuk
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
BumpedQuote

03-09-2013, 13:55:07

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
ONLY 2 shares!!!!!!! wtf!!!Quote

03-09-2013, 13:56:00

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
3 now Quote

03-09-2013, 13:59:27

dugdiamond
i am glad TTL shouted out.

the 1st hint "eagle eyes" pointed to TTL's sig --> the sig was the real hint. "WEBSITE ONLY".... so not on the forums OR any other pages (fb; etc....).

then, there was another hint/tip, in another of his posts later on. look for it.

as for TTL posting more images around the site, that is unfair for those couple that have found it.

it is a pukka £550 GPU, that is currently holding steady in 1st place for most of the TTL benchmarks... and yet people want an easy way/chance of winning!

go figure! Meh!Quote

03-09-2013, 13:59:37

Ilsfort
Found it loved the search. Was the most fun i had today Quote

03-09-2013, 14:00:35

unclefapsalot
Been too much of a lurker, only posting entries in Giveaways. Now I feel bad.Quote

03-09-2013, 14:17:00

GODuk
All the ones saying that they have found it are so far NEWBIE's lolQuote

03-09-2013, 14:19:41

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
i am glad TTL shouted out.

the 1st hint "eagle eyes" pointed to TTL's sig --> the sig was the real hint. "WEBSITE ONLY".... so not on the forums OR any other pages (fb; etc....).

then, there was another hint/tip, in another of his posts later on. look for it.

as for TTL posting more images around the site, that is unfair for those couple that have found it.

it is a pukka £550 GPU, that is currently holding steady in 1st place for most of the TTL benchmarks... and yet people want an easy way/chance of winning!

go figure! Meh!
This!

As much as I am struggling to find it so far (doubt I will without painfully obvious clues) I agree, it should be one picture and one picture only.Quote

03-09-2013, 14:21:50

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by GODuk View Post
All the ones saying that they have found it are so far NEWBIE's lol
I'm sure 90% are lying.Quote

03-09-2013, 14:23:10

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
I'm sure 90% are lying.
or have put in the wrong link and are thinking they did it. Like Tom said earlier so many people have gotten the link wrong.Quote

03-09-2013, 14:25:35

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
i am glad TTL shouted out.

the 1st hint "eagle eyes" pointed to TTL's sig --> the sig was the real hint. "WEBSITE ONLY".... so not on the forums OR any other pages (fb; etc....).

then, there was another hint/tip, in another of his posts later on. look for it.

as for TTL posting more images around the site, that is unfair for those couple that have found it.

it is a pukka £550 GPU, that is currently holding steady in 1st place for most of the TTL benchmarks... and yet people want an easy way/chance of winning!

go figure! Meh!
One of the few people on here that actually gets this.



99% of entries have been wrong or people trying to be clever. 3 people have got it right thats it.Quote

03-09-2013, 14:25:56

GabrielDrake
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
Done.
Still searchingQuote

03-09-2013, 14:49:47

Ilsfort
I have not submitted yet. Im on a mobile device right now. Once I get to a PC. I Will submit my findings.

Though the last post from Tom has me worried a bit. Quote

03-09-2013, 15:00:03

Ghosthud1
Andddd there goes my internet bandwidth XD guess ill check back in 20 days to try again. I thought i was good at this :/Quote

03-09-2013, 15:08:22

SuB
lol people seem to think the print option is an option, it's the same page silly. Doesn't count!Quote

03-09-2013, 15:10:36

Wraith
I have spent more time reading all these posts rather than actually looking for the image, seriously ing myself at all the noobtards thinking there's hidden cryptic meaning behind every word TTL posts, the vast majority are simply not READING the terms or following "simple" instruction I don't think OC3D could have made it any clearer. I'd be surprised if most of you know how to get dressed in the mornings. This has been a top idea Tom keep it up it's been my sole source of entertainment since last night. Quote

03-09-2013, 15:19:27

Kerozen
I have a question:

Lets say the image is in an article if i clicked in the article and the image was there would it be a link that would send you to the image page or the image would be visible from the start?

I just finished looking at 760 articles but i didn't really pay much attention to links.


Sorry for me English, its even worst now from all the time i spent searching xDQuote

03-09-2013, 15:20:28

AlexBournemouth2013
It's not the actual, f****** competition page, is it?! I will be so f****** ed off, if that is the page we need to enter. T.T

Guy above says it is so easy, so either he's a d***, or there's a double negative somewhere.Quote

03-09-2013, 15:21:50

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
It's not the actual, f****** competition page, is it?! I will be so f****** ed off, if that is the page we need to enter. T.T
It's not... they have told us countless time that the competition page doesn't count! A lot of people already lost their entry because they used the competition link.

Its even written in HUGE white letters... how can people still miss it?!Quote

03-09-2013, 15:23:55

AlexBournemouth2013
'Guy above says it is so easy, so either he's a , or there's a double negative somewhere.'

I take it he's a .Quote

03-09-2013, 15:26:03

Mariani
I'm glad I've found it on the first day already. Now, unless I was stupid and did something wrong, I believe I'm all set.
And for those of you who are complaining about difficulty: Be tenacious.Quote

03-09-2013, 15:26:03

JoshM689
Something sounds dodgy here? Everyone is making out that its on the first page! I must be blind... Tom said it's not in forums, and it would take way to long to look at all the reviews so it must be blatantly obvious O.OQuote

03-09-2013, 15:33:45

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoshM689 View Post
Something sounds dodgy here? Everyone is making out that its on the first page! I must be blind... Tom said it's not in forums, and it would take way to long to look at all the reviews so it must be blatantly obvious O.O

Same here. Everyone who finds it (or say they do) say its simple. Almost like its 1 click and boom there it is!

I have now looked at +- 800 articles with no luck...Quote

03-09-2013, 15:36:39

AlexBournemouth2013
I've read every single Gigabyte review/article on the site. Maybe I missed it. T.TQuote

03-09-2013, 15:40:17

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
I've read every single Gigabyte review/article on the site. Maybe I missed it. T.T
If you go on the right page youd never miss it lol.Quote

03-09-2013, 15:41:45

Psygnosis
I think they have not really found the image, just trolling, because if it's that easy, everyone at this time should have found it...

200 + articles today... now 100+ =|


EDIT : and why my signature was removed ? having the link and some words, to the Clan website, it's a crime now ?!Quote

03-09-2013, 15:51:14

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
If you go on the right page youd never miss it lol.
Why oh why does Tom have to be so vague...

You're making this too fun lolQuote

03-09-2013, 16:02:47

Dacho
Oh yes. Found it!!!
I have to say thanks to Tom for the 2 clues.
And thanks to Logitech for implementing continuous/endless scroll on their Performance Mouse MX. Very useful in this case.

Just received the "OC3D Competition Entry Success" email, so I guess I didn't screw up.
Best of luck pips, you still have 26 days to find it.
And like Tom said: "If you go on the right page youd never miss it lol."Quote

03-09-2013, 16:04:25

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dacho View Post
Oh yes. Found it!!!
I have to say thanks to Tom for the 2 clues.
And thanks to Logitech for implementing continuous/endless scroll on their Performance Mouse MX. Very useful in this case.

Just received the "OC3D Competition Entry Success" email, so I guess I didn't screw up.
Best of luck pips, you still have 26 days to find it.
And like Tom said: "If you go on the right page youd never miss it lol."

You get that even with a wrong answer. We dont tell you if its right or not!Quote

03-09-2013, 16:11:10

Spiderz
Heads up TTL, if you go to page 21 of the "all reviews" section it shows you everything that is on page 2 (Should show March/April 2012 but shows July 2013. Here's the link http://www.overclock3d.net/content/21/1 )

EDIT: Same with page 25

And 31Quote

03-09-2013, 16:12:12

JoshM689
It's gotta be really simple... T.TQuote

03-09-2013, 16:13:19

Ironsoldier
My eyes are starting to play tricks on me. Quote

03-09-2013, 16:13:45

Kerozen
Tom hypothetically speaking, if the Image was in a review would it show up in the Printable Version?

About 1000 articles down 2760 more to go...Quote

03-09-2013, 16:16:26

Kerozen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiderz View Post
Heads up TTL, if you go to page 21 of the "all reviews" section it shows you everything that is on page 2 (Should show March/April 2012 but shows July 2013. Here's the link http://www.overclock3d.net/content/21/1 )

EDIT: Same with page 25

That happens on the articles sections of Audio ,Misc and GPU & Display it and i saw it happen on some review pages. I dont know the page number
I dontQuote

03-09-2013, 16:23:33

wazzelby
Well, I've looked through just about every link on the main page and didn't find anything so I'm just giving up. I have a feeling the "clues" are easier to spot for people who are familiar with this site.
On the flip side, there are some very interesting articles that I'm going to go back over and actually read..
On a side note, can someone list the actual clues? I keep seeing that there were 2 clues but one clue pointed to the other clue, so is that actually just one clue? All I have is the "main site" that I got from TTL's signature. .Quote

03-09-2013, 16:30:12

unclefapsalot
Oi..... Going through all these reviews/articles makes me realize how numerous Gigabyte boards are with their confusing naming scheme....Quote

03-09-2013, 16:30:33

Dacho
Both clues are in TTL's first post on his threadQuote

03-09-2013, 16:32:19

krew
i hate competitions like this cuz looking for this takes forever especially when U realize that You end up reading some interesting articles..
tho love the fact that it actully takes some effort.. not just dumb luck

anyway Thanks for competition Quote

03-09-2013, 16:33:02

tackle70
Got it!

1 day of procrastination
+ something like 2k-4k website page views
= 1 free chicken dinner

I'm hungry. Thanks for the competition! Heck, I feel like I won something just by finding it... lol

With a month to go I'm sure my odds to win will still be like one in a thousand or something, but hey - better than one in fifty thousand!!

Now, I think I was supposed to actually be doing work today..........Quote

03-09-2013, 16:46:42

wazzelby
Quote:
Originally Posted by krew View Post
tho love the fact that it actully takes some effort.. not just dumb luck
Basically it is dumb luck.. The only real effort is opening 4000+ links looking for a picture. Quote

03-09-2013, 16:51:52

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Basically it is dumb luck.. The only real effort is opening 4000+ links looking for a picture.
Sure felt like a lot of effort to me... maybe I was just really unlucky, but if the amount of time it took me was any indication, it's between a half day and a full day of work just to be able to enter.

Quote

03-09-2013, 16:53:31

Kerozen
I'm going to sound like a Jerk after having asking for a Hint but now i think that hint is way too easy xD.

There were 2 Hints in that 1 Hint. (i think there is an extra one making it 3 hints but its not really an hint, just human nature that influences what i'm thinking is a ti :P )Quote

03-09-2013, 16:57:24

SuB
Tone the (insinuated or otherwise) language down please that includes starred out posts.

Thanks

Staff.

P.S. Very surprised more have not found it, there is now an official Clue 1 if you haven't already seen itQuote

03-09-2013, 17:01:32

Relaxx
"Adblock will block the image"............
Only like 9 hours wasted then.Quote

03-09-2013, 17:09:35

Ironsoldier
Time to start again. Adblock you have let me down this time. :PQuote

03-09-2013, 17:09:39

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dacho View Post
Oh yes. Found it!!!
I have to say thanks to Tom for the 2 clues.
And thanks to Logitech for implementing continuous/endless scroll on their Performance Mouse MX. Very useful in this case.

Just received the "OC3D Competition Entry Success" email, so I guess I didn't screw up.
Best of luck pips, you still have 26 days to find it.
And like Tom said: "If you go on the right page youd never miss it lol."
How the hell is everyone finding it so easy? Liek WTF -.-Quote

03-09-2013, 17:15:01

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
ITS COMPO TIME MOTHER FLIPPERS!

So while I was nearly dieing in hospital due to the wonders of mobile internet I was able to use Skype and basically guilt trip <<<<Gigabyte>>>> into giving me a GTX780 OC to give away to you lucky mofos! This time we felt like it was time you actually earned your entry because the last few comps we have made it too easy for people to sign up, enter and not do anything else!

So somewhere on the OC3D website and forums (not the entry page wise crackers!) I have hidden the image you can find on the entry page, all you have to do...... Is find it and be a forum member! If you do just use the entry form on the front page via the link below to send us the PAGE URL that the image is on. You only get one entry so make it count. (do not send us the image URL we need the page that it is on the validate your entry. You also need to accept our newsletter but we will only ever use this to email you about competitions like this and to inform you about big reviews and videos we have done. So don't worry about getting any external 3rd party spam, it wont happen. EVER.


ENTER HERE




Anyone giving out the image location will instantly be disqualified from all future OC3D competitons. Discussion of searching is permitted but remember boys the least amount of people that find it, the better a chance you have of winning!



YOU NEED TO FIND OUR HIDDEN IMAGE, POSTING YOUR OWN ON THE FORUMS WILL GET YOU DISQUALIFIED

THE IDEA IS TO FIND THE URL OF THE PAGE WHERE WE HAVE HIDDEN IT. THAT IS THE CORRECT ANSWER TO GET AN ENTRY



Official hint number 1 - adblock will block the image. Youll need to white list us and keep an eye on the body of the article or the review. You wont miss it if you find the right page
seriously?! 12 hours of search down the ing drain because of AdBlock?! what's next? it doesn't work on Chrome? this is a messed up oversight!Quote

03-09-2013, 17:18:52

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
Not sure the extra images are needed, but then I'm not an evil geniusQuote

03-09-2013, 17:23:39

Empire
I literally just fired 20 gigs of traffic through the internet just for finding out that it was all for nothing
Btw: Will the image be blocked in the print version, too?Quote

03-09-2013, 17:24:36

unclefapsalot
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
seriously?! 12 hours of search down the ing drain because of AdBlock?! what's next? it doesn't work on Chrome? this is a messed up oversight!
Well, honestly, forums like this live off ad revenue for the most part, so it would at least be courteous to not use it at all in the first place...Quote

03-09-2013, 17:27:43

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
seriously?! 12 hours of search down the ing drain because of AdBlock?! what's next? it doesn't work on Chrome? this is a messed up oversight!
I would think that it's more like a call to use common sense... if you know you're on an image hunt, why would you go through that hunt using plugins that block images?

Also, it's not like the ads are intrusive on this site... really no downside to whitelisting.Quote

03-09-2013, 17:30:57

motherby173
I could be wrong but given what he's told us about the competition. I get the feeling it will be page one of whatever article it's buried in. He says you won't miss it and I don't imagine we'll have to dig ridiculously deep. Also and I may be 1000000 miles away on this. I suspect it will be in an NVidia post, otherwise it would be providing advertising to whatever it's on. NVidia might not like. But again. Just speculatingQuote

03-09-2013, 17:33:17

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
Well, honestly, forums like this live off ad revenue for the most part, so it would at least be courteous to not use it at all in the first place...
I have it disabled on YT by default (that's where I usually follow TTL and think it mostly counts); never thought forums work on the same principle. btw, this is my first forum account made in the last 5 years; I thought they went the way of the dinosaurs.Quote

03-09-2013, 17:53:15

SuB
Wow people complaining about adblock on an IMAGE search.

Oh hey while you're at it white list us and support the site why don't ya? Doesn't cost you a penny, helps us a lot

FYI lots of people saying "it's easy, I found it"... Wrong!Quote

03-09-2013, 17:53:44

sobertito
Do I or do I not explain the method that I used to find it in roughly 30 seconds? Not bragging, just saying.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:00:42

SparkleDJackson
def not. not only would it be unfair to those who have been successful but it would spoil it for everyoneQuote

03-09-2013, 18:04:24

skorpien
Would corporate firewalls block it? I'm able to see ads but my work has YT blocked (among some other things) so embedded vids are not viewable. I'm wondering if it's the same for said image, because all I've managed to find are eye-strain and frustration.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:05:24

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by skorpien View Post
Would corporate firewalls block it? I'm able to see ads but my work has YT blocked (among some other things) so embedded vids are not viewable. I'm wondering if it's the same for said image, because all I've managed to find are eye-strain and frustration.
you are at work. you are supposed to work. Quote

03-09-2013, 18:05:49

velmanatov
I think I got it. It requires a bit of persistence - but no tricks involved on oc3d part!Quote

03-09-2013, 18:07:07

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by velmanatov View Post
I think I got it. It requires a bit of persistence - but no tricks involved on oc3d part!
You think? You can either see the image on your screen or you can't! lolQuote

03-09-2013, 18:08:19

Fniz
Quote:
Originally Posted by sobertito View Post
Do I or do I not explain the method that I used to find it in roughly 30 seconds? Not bragging, just saying.
I doubt that, you are probaly 1 of the many that have done it wrong.

Kinda feel like a cavemen searching for this, my scroll wheel has steam pouring out of it.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:08:47

Spiderz
I had thought my adblock was disabled on here, remembered doing it and I was seeing adverts down the side and top. Obviously it decided to reactivate itself partially so got it completely disabled.

Too late to start again though :/ Feeling a bit sillyQuote

03-09-2013, 18:09:21

skorpien
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
you are at work. you are supposed to work.
But... GTX 780!!!... You can't blame a guy, can you? Quote

03-09-2013, 18:10:51

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by sobertito View Post
Do I or do I not explain the method that I used to find it in roughly 30 seconds? Not bragging, just saying.
I would imagine you might invalidate your entry.

The rules say this

Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.

So I would imagine explaining how to find it would be a similar offense. I could be wrong but I wouldn't risk it.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:14:24

SuB
@sobertito: Don't bother explaining, because you were incorrect anyway.

and yes, public sharing etc is against rules.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:18:39

skorpien
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
@sobertito: Don't bother explaining, because you were incorrect anyway.

and yes, public sharing etc is against rules.
Hah! So many smug posters "bragging" they have it right. At least I know I'm not crazy/stupid/mentally challenged not having found it yet Quote

03-09-2013, 18:23:03

SparkleDJackson
the good thing about this is that whoever does have the luck to win will deserve it hahaQuote

03-09-2013, 18:40:24

fredtrix
FINALLY! God damn it. Now i can go sleep! Good luck everyone =) I very much enjoyed this comp.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:40:49

thenamelessx
out. unsubscribe.Quote

03-09-2013, 18:46:56

Mariani
Hahaha, his only post is saying that he is leaving.
I've seen enough to conclude that OC3D givaways tend to drive some insane.
And I haven't even been here that long.Quote

03-09-2013, 19:45:07

xStone
I've gone through 600 of the articles so far... going to have to take a break for a while haha.Quote

03-09-2013, 19:58:05

Diffracted
What does "body" of the article or the review mean or refer to? I know I'm stupid..

This comp is genius though lol..

Quote

03-09-2013, 19:59:20

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
What does "body" of the article or the review mean or refer to? I know I'm stupid..

This comp is genius though lol..

a basic website consists of a header, a body and a footer. i think that should be enough to explain it.Quote

03-09-2013, 20:08:50

Alias
Okay, here is a useful question. Will the tech search even pick up the page the image is on? Because for the last 14 hours or so I've yet to see it and I'm browsing using the tech search.

NVM hit a wall at 10 pages.....Quote

03-09-2013, 20:12:16

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
a basic website consists of a header, a body and a footer. i think that should be enough to explain it.
I googled it to make sure. I don't know anything about how websites are built, the "body" of a page in my swedish tired eyes could mean anything. Under normal circumstances I wouldn't have a problem and could probably guess (and I did) the answer, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding or missing some different meaning, giving how important it was. xD ThxQuote

03-09-2013, 20:40:02

jewie27
It says main body of review or article. is that the first page? I'm confused.Quote

03-09-2013, 20:42:54

GaryC
Hahaha I doubt you'd need to get *that* much into specifics. Just disable adblock for OC3D, and start searching the articles/reviews/content.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
It says main body of review or article. is that the first page? I'm confused.
Main body means not the youtube links, comments section, etc.Quote

03-09-2013, 20:59:26

jewie27
most reviews are like 10 pages long... is it in a review from this year? or can it be from like 5 years ago?Quote

03-09-2013, 21:03:27

tackle70
As TTL said guys - if you hit the right page and don't have any ad blocking software, you can't miss it.

I was extremely paranoid I was missing it browsing through thousands of links, but once I found it - no way I could have missed it.Quote

03-09-2013, 21:10:34

GaryC
I'm still searching, but yes. It wouldn't be a tiny image. It'll be at least the same size as the one on the competition entry page.Quote

03-09-2013, 21:12:37

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
As TTL said guys - if you hit the right page and don't have any ad blocking software, you can't miss it.

I was extremely paranoid I was missing it browsing through thousands of links, but once I found it - no way I could have missed it.
GAAAAHHHHH, what are we doing wrong???

I've searched so many reviews and articles it's not even funny. I'm talking like A LOT...Quote

03-09-2013, 21:34:57

AssassinPride
some1 know how to know if my google chrome blocked ad or not..?Quote

03-09-2013, 21:35:14

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
GAAAAHHHHH, what are we doing wrong???

I've searched so many reviews and articles it's not even funny. I'm talking like A LOT...
I estimate it took me between 3500 and 4000 page views from looking at my Chrome history. Quote

03-09-2013, 21:35:37

GaryC
Do you see the ads on the right of the page?Quote

03-09-2013, 21:41:59

AssassinPride
Yeah i can see those "publicity" XDQuote

03-09-2013, 21:44:11

GaryC
Then it's fine.. You should be able to see the Chicken Dinner!Quote

03-09-2013, 21:46:25

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
I estimate it took me between 3500 and 4000 page views from looking at my Chrome history.
Any MINOR hints? I've already looked through ALL 130 pages of reviews on the main page so if I missed it, say I missed it.Quote

03-09-2013, 21:49:52

tackle70
Sorry, you'll have to get hints from TTL. Just keep looking, and remember you have a month to find it!Quote

03-09-2013, 21:51:51

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
Sorry, you'll have to get hints from TTL. Just keep looking, and remember you have a month to find it!
It's worse when the pages for both the articles and reviews are broken every 8-10 pages....Quote

03-09-2013, 21:56:34

moose_338
Yeah you know what I was having a good time looking for it last night and all, thought it was funny. Spent close to 6 hours total looking. Then to my surprise I come home from work to see:
"oh your using ad block? well it's not going to show up for you." For all I know I could have been on the right page without even knowing.

Now don't get me wrong but being newer to the site and what not I didn't think to white list it, I like to support the content makers and have ad block off for YouTube and twitch for example.

But for you guys to knowingly make it not show up for someone with a ad block program and not tell us till people have wasted large sums of time is asinine. And then to act as if it's our own fault, and we should have know better. It's an image not an ad we were set to searching for. What's to make someone like me that doesn't work with or know how websites and what not work, know to white list the website.

This was fun, till I found out I wasted hours of time. And I know I'm not the only one to be a little turned off by this.

Next time a heads up at the start of a competition would be nice if you're going to pull a move like you did. That's all I ask, isn't that fair enough?Quote

03-09-2013, 21:58:32

tackle70
I don't understand why people ever thought using ad blocking software on an image search was a good idea... that's not OC3D/TTL's fault.Quote

03-09-2013, 22:10:06

lordpantsington
This is my first treasure hunt. I went back through some of the older contests to see sort of how they are done, and have a question: When the contest is over, are the hunted images edited back out? I've yet to see any from the past, and while I've checked disable on overclock3d.net for ABP, I wonder if running No Script might also be screwing with my search?Quote

03-09-2013, 22:10:19

Brett82
well ive been looking all day and its now 3:AM time for bed zzzzzzzzzzzzz :/ Really need some thing to replace this old on its last legs gtx 260 Quote

03-09-2013, 22:33:24

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by moose_338 View Post
Yeah you know what I was having a good time looking for it last night and all, thought it was funny. Spent close to 6 hours total looking. Then to my surprise I come home from work to see:
"oh your using ad block? well it's not going to show up for you." For all I know I could have been on the right page without even knowing.

Now don't get me wrong but being newer to the site and what not I didn't think to white list it, I like to support the content makers and have ad block off for YouTube and twitch for example.

But for you guys to knowingly make it not show up for someone with a ad block program and not tell us till people have wasted large sums of time is asinine. And then to act as if it's our own fault, and we should have know better. It's an image not an ad we were set to searching for. What's to make someone like me that doesn't work with or know how websites and what not work, know to white list the website.

This was fun, till I found out I wasted hours of time. And I know I'm not the only one to be a little turned off by this.

Next time a heads up at the start of a competition would be nice if you're going to pull a move like you did. That's all I ask, isn't that fair enough?
You don't have to enter to be honest and if it's not fair to have a free chance to win a 650$ card then by all means let others try and win. Complaining won't solve anything and neither will blaming others by pulling "a move" get you anywhere. Thanks for trying

I've searched for a few hours and haven't found it but i enjoy doing it. I want to earn the 780 and would much rather have a hard time doing so than an easy time to stop the people who just join to win and never come back( i understand them just coming here helps the site though). It's a fair competition so i see no harm in putting any time in.Quote

03-09-2013, 22:52:11

Alias
Anyone willing to tell us if you can find it using the printable version of the review/article?Quote

03-09-2013, 22:54:09

William3D
Wow this look impossible to find. please add more hints.Quote

03-09-2013, 22:59:47

failwheeldrive
Woot found it. Seriously didn't think I would lol. Thanks TTL!Quote

03-09-2013, 23:08:49

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by william View Post
Wow this look impossible to find. please add more hints.
Suck it up. There's a whole month to search.Quote

03-09-2013, 23:33:58

failwheeldrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
Suck it up. There's a whole month to search.
lol that's the problem... every day brings new hints and applicants, and I need a new GPU Quote

03-09-2013, 23:34:12

R0Y
I have both noscript and adblock plus disabled for the site and forums, but still I can't seem to find a single ing ad. I'm gonna start over with opera this time.Quote

03-09-2013, 23:36:37

stereotype
Quote:
Originally Posted by failwheeldrive View Post
lol that's the problem... every day brings new hints and winners, and I need a new GPU
New winners? What? There's *one* GTX 780 to win, and the winner will be picked randomly after the deadline from the hundreds or thousands of people who've submitted a correct answer by then.Quote

03-09-2013, 23:42:36

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.

I only have a problem since my ADD kicks in and I lose track of what I was doing and drift off doing something else. Oh well, I keep trying but at this pace if I don't focus I'll still be looking in 30 years. Quote

04-09-2013, 00:23:28

failwheeldrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by stereotype View Post
New winners? What? There's *one* GTX 780 to win, and the winner will be picked randomly after the deadline from the hundreds or thousands of people who've submitted a correct answer by then.
sorry fixed it, I meant more applicants lol. The longer this goes on the less likely I'll be getting that shiny new 780 Quote

04-09-2013, 00:30:29

R0Y
I never won a lottery and probably never will. This is a nice distraction nonetheless.Quote

04-09-2013, 00:32:24

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Right if I can get 25 shares of the compo post on facebook and 25 votes on reddit I will add a two more images somewhere else in the site......... That way you have a much higher chance of finding them.

please everyone quote this for a bit so everyone can see it further down the thread.
Seems easy enough!Quote

04-09-2013, 00:49:51

Aeolocphry
Long time subscriber of TTL on youtube, new to the site and forums.

Is it just me or is the website's search function not working? Specifically here: http://www.overclock3d.net/search/

Instead I've been using google search, but maybe it'd be easier to browse results using the site's search.

Thanks for the competition, hope to find that page, been looking for hours but I'm determined at this point to find it. Quote

04-09-2013, 00:52:27

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
I never won a lottery and probably never will. This is a nice distraction nonetheless.
Never giver up. I never won a comp before and won on here. I never expected to, I was pleased just to find the forums. Just have a lot going on and my post frequency count has dropped and reading has dropped, but I'll get back to posting and reading more someday.Quote

04-09-2013, 01:07:19

failwheeldrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
I never won a lottery and probably never will. This is a nice distraction nonetheless.
lol yeah I never have expectations of actually winning these contests, but I have to admit that finding the pic in the first place was reward enough in itself I wasn't sure how I felt about the treasure hunt yesterday, but I'd like to see more of these contests in the future.Quote

04-09-2013, 01:37:41

R0Y
Thanks for the encouraging words fellas. Having friendly chats like this is rewarding enough

Now to the IMPORTANT point, peeps

You need to tweak your browser settings to display ads on the oc3d site. Just white-listing may not work! I tried doing so with noscript and abp on ff, but still no ads! Then I tried opera with all the entries removed from "content blocking" on the site, but that didn't work either. So I completely disabled content blocking on oc3d, and now I can see ad sweet ad . Look at the cropped screenshot attached and do whaever you can to make oc3d look like this on your browser, then start over.
http://s23.postimg.org/nkbzh617f/oc3d_ad.jpgQuote

04-09-2013, 02:41:01

onadinz
just a another day for me, still lookin for that bahh.. Quote

04-09-2013, 03:55:10

SuB
Morning coffee ready, *checks submissions* hmm, getting there. Come on people keep searching, YOU CAN DO IT!. Quote

04-09-2013, 04:05:32

JonD7

04-09-2013, 04:14:23

tinytomlogan
So many people saying they have got it right trying to send in the link to our facebook page, links to the print button and most of all the actual competition page even though we said its else where on the site.

So just to name and shame heres a list of everyone that has entered and got it WRONG!

2ez4m
2fat_lala
aalpha3
adamjamesroe
adept91
agent maine
ala1104
alexg9090
andreberg
antreasg9
arijit.ray81
arzamas1
asad4230
awesomemint
badcop
barneytoo
beyonder
blaziken584
blt54321
brandonb21
branfield
byrol
cameronltg
camsterdam
castanosaur
chapeshiel
cocopuffy
colencon
connor0095
cri8tive08
dagoth
dang3r0us
davidb89
davidbc
dritsgonnabeok
edster95
emmeff
epicness_zombie
feniuxryan
fiend1976
fokinmate
fyzka
gathent
generalchaos
georg248
ghost-script
giannakos23
gunman296
harteela
honeytrooper
hongthienl
ihidesaka
iistr
iphysx
iverian
jamesmck
jesusvkai
jhatfie
jonan1
jowdyboy
jstil
kaefer
kaefers
kanutex
kaush83
kostya70
krakenman
lati22
libery300
liquidmetal14
loktar ogar
lorenzoguidotti
mary jane
mattias197711
mbarnett87
mcgill2009
mental
mentaldraco
michae1
michaelmo
michvdbent
mikeyboy456
milkco72
miniq
mitsuma
mklokner
mknopfler
mldlr23
mreliasen
mtnman
mutantpoo
muzobuff
nautilus377
nevbox
nicholasnhz
notanonjustpro
obiruk
oldfordfreak
oscah
pandorazninja
pct3echpr0
pipskie
pitbull#2
precinct
pricey0804
pvao
ratchet34321
rbby258
rcoon
rizeallard
rob47ww
ruller2
ryanpell
sarahp72
scorp07
shaneamondos
sjk
skycuboid
smurfval
soa_rru
sobertito
splwf
sux
swdescent
techbalapsg
theldo
the_forsaken
tikshow
tomerem
tredien
tuke
tunk77
vegasv12
viper1152002
weily
wombatdk
xenomorph92
zicro
zpuQuote

04-09-2013, 04:21:42

ObscureParadox
Jesus!

Dat incorrect list man.

I don't understand really how you can get it incorrect though. Surely it's a case of, "I've seen the picture, enter". How can that many people get it wrong??? Quote

04-09-2013, 04:24:53

tinytomlogan
People have been sending in links to the compo entry page, links to facebook, print links and one person found the image but sent the image link in not the url to the page its on!Quote

04-09-2013, 04:26:24

ObscureParadox
People really need to learn to read the rules it seems XDQuote

04-09-2013, 04:26:58

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Anyone willing to tell us if you can find it using the printable version of the review/article?
Since there aren't any ads on the printable version, I'm assuming not.
Though sometimes when we assume, we make an "ass" of "u" and "me" Quote

04-09-2013, 04:27:47

FreemanBooker
Another day at the office, 8 more hours of searching coming up Quote

04-09-2013, 04:28:34

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
So many people saying they have got it right trying to send in the link to our facebook page, links to the print button and most of all the actual competition page even though we said its else where on the site.

So just to name and shame heres a list of everyone that has entered and got it WRONG!

2ez4m
2fat_lala
aalpha3
adamjamesroe
adept91
agent maine
ala1104
alexg9090
andreberg
antreasg9
arijit.ray81
arzamas1
asad4230
awesomemint
badcop
barneytoo
beyonder
blaziken584
blt54321
brandonb21
branfield
byrol
cameronltg
camsterdam
castanosaur
chapeshiel
cocopuffy
colencon
connor0095
cri8tive08
dagoth
dang3r0us
davidb89
davidbc
dritsgonnabeok
edster95
emmeff
epicness_zombie
feniuxryan
fiend1976
fokinmate
fyzka
gathent
generalchaos
georg248
ghost-script
giannakos23
gunman296
harteela
honeytrooper
hongthienl
ihidesaka
iistr
iphysx
iverian
jamesmck
jesusvkai
jhatfie
jonan1
jowdyboy
jstil
kaefer
kaefers
kanutex
kaush83
kostya70
krakenman
lati22
libery300
liquidmetal14
loktar ogar
lorenzoguidotti
mary jane
mattias197711
mbarnett87
mcgill2009
mental
mentaldraco
michae1
michaelmo
michvdbent
mikeyboy456
milkco72
miniq
mitsuma
mklokner
mknopfler
mldlr23
mreliasen
mtnman
mutantpoo
muzobuff
nautilus377
nevbox
nicholasnhz
notanonjustpro
obiruk
oldfordfreak
oscah
pandorazninja
pct3echpr0
pipskie
pitbull#2
precinct
pricey0804
pvao
ratchet34321
rbby258
rcoon
rizeallard
rob47ww
ruller2
ryanpell
sarahp72
scorp07
shaneamondos
sjk
skycuboid
smurfval
soa_rru
sobertito
splwf
sux
swdescent
tackle70
techbalapsg
theldo
the_forsaken
tikshow
tomerem
tredien
tuke
tunk77
vegasv12
viper1152002
weily
wombatdk
xenomorph92
zicro
zpu
SO people can seeQuote

04-09-2013, 04:43:52

dugdiamond
people aint so clever.
it often makes me wonder if they allowed to even have a computer!!! lolQuote

04-09-2013, 04:45:18

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
people aint so clever.
it often makes me wonder if they allowed to even have a computer!!! lol
Im certain its irresponsible carers.Quote

04-09-2013, 05:20:06

Ironsoldier
Day 2 of searching begins. Quote

04-09-2013, 05:29:55

FTLN
Does Flashblock affect easter egg ?Quote

04-09-2013, 05:42:22

SPS
Just a lot of good old searching and you'll find it, simple as.Quote

04-09-2013, 05:56:44

darklighthim
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
People have been sending in links to the compo entry page, links to facebook, print links and one person found the image but sent the image link in not the url to the page its on!
I don't understand how people can find this so hard to grasp or why they make it so hard for themselves.

You've hidden a copy of the picture from the comp page on either the main OC3D site or forums which we need to find then enter by providing the link to the page it was on. It's just as simple as a where's wally book in terms of understanding what to do though it's maybe not as easy to actually find the picture which imo is a good thing.Quote

04-09-2013, 05:59:00

Empire
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Just a lot of good old searching and you'll find it, simple as.
*Throws activated hand-grenade into a huge haystack and walks away, locking the door in front of you...Quote

04-09-2013, 06:45:24

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
I don't understand why people ever thought using ad blocking software on an image search was a good idea... that's not OC3D/TTL's fault.
Maybe and I could be completely wrong here but maybe because they assumed the image would be an image and not an ad. If you were like me and had ad block on and saw the compo page the image was clearly visible so it would be easy to assume the same would be said for when you found it on the site. I have been meaning to whitelist this site for a while now just never knew how and this was the push I needed to figure out how.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
So many people saying they have got it right trying to send in the link to our facebook page, links to the print button and most of all the actual competition page even though we said its else where on the site.

So just to name and shame heres a list of everyone that has entered and got it WRONG!

2ez4m
2fat_lala
aalpha3
adamjamesroe
adept91
agent maine
ala1104
alexg9090
andreberg
antreasg9
arijit.ray81
arzamas1
asad4230
awesomemint
badcop
barneytoo
beyonder
blaziken584
blt54321
brandonb21
branfield
byrol
cameronltg
camsterdam
castanosaur
chapeshiel
cocopuffy
colencon
connor0095
cri8tive08
dagoth
dang3r0us
davidb89
davidbc
dritsgonnabeok
edster95
emmeff
epicness_zombie
feniuxryan
fiend1976
fokinmate
fyzka
gathent
generalchaos
georg248
ghost-script
giannakos23
gunman296
harteela
honeytrooper
hongthienl
ihidesaka
iistr
iphysx
iverian
jamesmck
jesusvkai
jhatfie
jonan1
jowdyboy
jstil
kaefer
kaefers
kanutex
kaush83
kostya70
krakenman
lati22
libery300
liquidmetal14
loktar ogar
lorenzoguidotti
mary jane
mattias197711
mbarnett87
mcgill2009
mental
mentaldraco
michae1
michaelmo
michvdbent
mikeyboy456
milkco72
miniq
mitsuma
mklokner
mknopfler
mldlr23
mreliasen
mtnman
mutantpoo
muzobuff
nautilus377
nevbox
nicholasnhz
notanonjustpro
obiruk
oldfordfreak
oscah
pandorazninja
pct3echpr0
pipskie
pitbull#2
precinct
pricey0804
pvao
ratchet34321
rbby258
rcoon
rizeallard
rob47ww
ruller2
ryanpell
sarahp72
scorp07
shaneamondos
sjk
skycuboid
smurfval
soa_rru
sobertito
splwf
sux
swdescent
tackle70
techbalapsg
theldo
the_forsaken
tikshow
tomerem
tredien
tuke
tunk77
vegasv12
viper1152002
weily
wombatdk
xenomorph92
zicro
zpu
LOL......That is all Quote

04-09-2013, 06:51:04

TheNewNormal
400 odd review pages (almost 7% of the reviews): time for a breather I think.
Who knew that keeping your eyes open and wiggling your finger a little bit could be so tiring?

Also - after viewing it so many times, the AMD tautology "never settle forever" is starting to bug me Quote

04-09-2013, 07:32:55

Empire
I have now successfully visited all front pages of every review on this website. Since i couldn't find it one may think it is deeply hidden in one of the nearly 20 pages every review has...
Seems like this will really take a month to complete I wish i had as much luck as those few people that found it already. This seems like just a tedious art of a competition entry. You could also have required us to send you 1K pieces of paper, handwritten with our forum name on it...Quote

04-09-2013, 07:46:03

SuB
calm the hell down, if you post more pictures you'll get booted so pack it the in.Quote

04-09-2013, 07:52:44

GUNMAN296
Quote:
Originally Posted by ObscureParadox View Post
People really need to learn to read the rules it seems XD
yes, but if you want to get technical about it, the print page DOES meet the requirements of the comp Quote

04-09-2013, 07:55:39

SuB
Except that we have specifically stated it DOES NOT meet the requirements and doesn't count. Accessibility options are there as a convenience, not for loopholes to be found.Quote

04-09-2013, 08:06:51

SuB
just because you have an image url, doesn't mean it will show up on a webpage.

You can have an image url of an advert, it will appear when you link to it regardless of adblock, the key to adblock is that it detects ELEMENTS ON A PAGE. When you load an advert graphic on it's own, to for example a .jpg link. It is ignored by adblock.

When you load a page with it on it may hide it

Stop questioning it, and just find it.Quote

04-09-2013, 08:08:23

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
just because you have an image url, doesn't mean it will show up on a webpage.

You can have an image url of an advert, it will appear when you link to it regardless of adblock, the key to adblock is that it detects ELEMENTS ON A PAGE. When you load an advert graphic on it's own, to for example a .jpg link. It is ignored by adblock.

When you load a page with it on it may hide it

Stop questioning it, and just find it.
double post!Quote

04-09-2013, 08:11:09

William3D
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
Suck it up. There's a whole month to search.
It is almost impossible for me after 12+ hours working I have only few minutes every day to search. get it ?Quote

04-09-2013, 08:15:24

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
double post!
because someone deleted a post between mine...Quote

04-09-2013, 08:15:37

FreemanBooker
It would be easier for ~70 people to donate each 10 euros and have our own raffle for a GTX780 ... with blackjack and hookers the odds of winning would be much better also. but collective action is so damn hard to achieve ...Quote

04-09-2013, 08:15:51

djinn
Either i wasted my entry, or the gramatical errors and the lack of punctuation are intentional. Guess I´ll only find out at the end of the month ^^Quote

04-09-2013, 08:20:56

Empire
I wonder how much money one would make from the whole traffic rushing over the website?Quote

04-09-2013, 08:43:32

o0odellero0o
I have been finding the image for 2 day but still nothing...Quote

04-09-2013, 08:48:46

Empire
Alright, i dug through 18% of the reviews for the last couple of hours, enough for the day! If i do another 9% every day i should be finding the image in approximately 9 days, worst case.Quote

04-09-2013, 09:13:51

Ghosthud1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
I wonder how much money one would make from the whole traffic rushing over the website?
I'd rather concentrate on the £550 cardQuote

04-09-2013, 09:14:46

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
I wonder how much money one would make from the whole traffic rushing over the website?
maybe this can help you get an ideea (don't know how accurate it is, but it seems plausible)
http://nickstraffictricks.com/7764_h...d-to-earn-100/Quote

04-09-2013, 09:16:34

Psygnosis
Mmmmh, the Image will show up if we look for it in the articles with the " Printable Version " ?! Or we need to check every page in the article / review ?!Quote

04-09-2013, 09:29:08

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
I wonder how much money one would make from the whole traffic rushing over the website?
Nothing mate. All of our advertising is pre sold. So it makes things look worse if anything because you are not clicking on banners it makes the click through rate %'s drop.

Im making no money on you going through the site, if anything it costs me because of server charges.Quote

04-09-2013, 10:29:12

ragdollcatman
Can I just ask 1 question.

I've disabled adblock as per TTL's sig.

Is this image a pop up type thing (that would require the disabling/whitelisting) or is it actually embedded in whatever page it is on?

Trying not to be included in the noob/f*cktard crowd but obviously I now feel like I'm not that smart coz I can't find it even with the clues Quote

04-09-2013, 10:29:16

tnecniv102
im giving up... lolQuote

04-09-2013, 10:38:22

ragdollcatman
I want to find it I want a GTX 780 to go with the EVGA SC ACX I spent money I didn't technically have on :P

I needz moar powar! :PQuote

04-09-2013, 10:47:36

maniac
I wasn't gonna enter but I accepted this as a personal challenge and now I gotta find it, currently have over 50 tabs open and windows is telling me that my pc's performance is slow -.- it feels like the early 2000's again everything laggy and .Quote

04-09-2013, 10:53:23

Empire
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Im making no money on you going through the site, if anything it costs me because of server charges.
Would be better if some money was going to you, you earned it But what shall one do...Quote

04-09-2013, 10:54:21

maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
Would be better if some money was going to you, you earned it But what shall one do...
see this thread mate ----> http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=55011Quote

04-09-2013, 11:58:13

Poloman
Page 11 of articles has the firsts articles again...wtf???
Should i ingore them,search them or what....Quote

04-09-2013, 11:59:57

garih
is anyone else getting slowed down looking for this? i keep getting drawn into reading reviews... lolQuote

04-09-2013, 12:03:53

SieB
Edit:
Oops, wrong thread.Quote

04-09-2013, 12:05:27

Sassenach
^ Yep! Thats whats slowing me down too hahahaQuote

04-09-2013, 12:17:15

lordpantsington
Quote:
Originally Posted by ragdollcatman View Post
Can I just ask 1 question.

I've disabled adblock as per TTL's sig.

Is this image a pop up type thing (that would require the disabling/whitelisting) or is it actually embedded in whatever page it is on?

Trying not to be included in the noob/f*cktard crowd but obviously I now feel like I'm not that smart coz I can't find it even with the clues
Being a noobtard lurker myself I just used a browser that I don't normally. It is in a default state, no add ons at all. No more questioning if I'm spinning wheels. Looks like it loads pages faster, but I still hate chrome.Quote

04-09-2013, 12:17:43

SparkleDJackson
Quote:
Originally Posted by garih View Post
is anyone else getting slowed down looking for this? i keep getting drawn into reading reviews... lol
I have learned some things I didn't pick up on beforeQuote

04-09-2013, 12:32:09

ES#67
Well after a day of looking I've got a headache and eyestrain. But I'll say TTL this was a great idea! So good luck to everyone and keep the java juice coming.Quote

04-09-2013, 12:36:02

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by ES#67 View Post
Well after a day of looking I've got a headache and eyestrain. But I'll say TTL this was a great idea! So good luck to everyone and keep the java juice coming.

This is the type of competition post I like to see.


Positivity!Quote

04-09-2013, 12:37:48

tackle70
I also vote to comps like this... it's more fun to have to put some effort in to be able to enter.

Also, even if you don't win the card, you can still feel like you won something just by being able to enter.Quote

04-09-2013, 12:55:02

Supercharge
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
I also vote to comps like this... it's more fun to have to put some effort in to be able to enter.

Also, even if you don't win the card, you can still feel like you won something just by being able to enter.
It's a shame you didn't get a proper entry. Guess you didn't find the right link after all. Page 38 5th post down your name is on the list of people who did it wrong. Quote

04-09-2013, 12:59:11

failwheeldrive
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supercharge View Post
It's a shame you didn't get a proper entry. Guess you didn't find the right link after all.
lol'd

for more compos like this. It can be tiring, but it's definitely more rewarding than "fill out this form to enter." Good luck guys, keep searching!Quote

04-09-2013, 13:13:51

Alias
Ok so I'm guessing you can't use the printable version to find it?

Gah, this is going to take forever LOLQuote

04-09-2013, 13:36:03

wazzelby
Wow... just wow.. I was seriously about to give up when I ran across it... I'll just say, I still don't see how the clues could have helped (other than the first one). But using a "brute force" search took forever!!!
Good luck, I sincerely hope no one else finds it so I actually have a chance at winning something on the web
Now I can go back and read some of the threads I flagged, there's tons of really good stuff on this site!Quote

04-09-2013, 13:40:49

adamjamesroe
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

>>
>>
Incorrect entries as of 04/09/13
>>
adamjamesroe
>>
Oh I do love being wrong. Looing back I t looks like I didn't read it properly. Oh well better luck next time I suppose. Quote

04-09-2013, 13:44:29

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Wow... just wow.. I was seriously about to give up when I ran across it... I'll just say, I still don't see how the clues could have helped (other than the first one). But using a "brute force" search took forever!!!
Good luck, I sincerely hope no one else finds it so I actually have a chance at winning something on the web
Now I can go back and read some of the threads I flagged, there's tons of really good stuff on this site!
Good lad Quote

04-09-2013, 14:28:34

cmasupra
Can you tell us if the image is stored on the OC3D servers or externally? I would assume it's external since you say AdBlock blocks it, but I don't really know how AdBlock's algorithm works. I've never used AdBlock since I actually like ads.Quote

04-09-2013, 14:41:37

macwin
I have search all articles and review could not find that image found
instead i found more broken images and Links getting repeated !

This is madness !
More hints please ?

Is it possible that link can be found inside sub section of reviews like conclusion , tests etc.. ?

Is the image found at bottom of the page or middle or top ?Quote

04-09-2013, 14:43:48

Ghosthud1
Serious question, Why do the articles keep repeating themselves? I've come across the same one at least 5 times between 1-50Quote

04-09-2013, 14:44:45

cronic5
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmasupra View Post
Can you tell us if the image is stored on the OC3D servers or externally? I would assume it's external since you say AdBlock blocks it, but I don't really know how AdBlock's algorithm works. I've never used AdBlock since I actually like ads.
That doesn't necessarily mean it has to be external, but it makes it likely.Quote

04-09-2013, 14:47:35

ryandigweed
can users with incorrect entries re-try?


annd what if ive used blocked adverts by the host file?Quote

04-09-2013, 15:04:20

SuB
No more clues coming, its been on for like 2 days.. Come on..Quote

04-09-2013, 15:04:37

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by ryandigweed View Post
can users with incorrect entries re-try?


annd what if ive used blocked adverts by the host file?
good god just go and never come back.Quote

04-09-2013, 15:52:43

B3rni3
I spent most of last night going through articles. I was meant to play Rome 2 but I kept going 1 more article I am sure it will be there. Started at 8.30 and finished at 1 am probably should go see someone about my addictive personality Quote

04-09-2013, 16:08:22

Smin
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
I spent most of last night going through articles. I was meant to play Rome 2 but I kept going 1 more article I am sure it will be there. Started at 8.30 and finished at 1 am probably should go see someone about my addictive personality
Question is did you find it? Quote

04-09-2013, 16:09:27

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smin View Post
Question is did you find it?
Not YET lolQuote

04-09-2013, 16:11:28

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by darklighthim View Post
I don't understand how people can find this so hard to grasp or why they make it so hard for themselves.

You've hidden a copy of the picture from the comp page on either the main OC3D site or forums which we need to find then enter by providing the link to the page it was on. It's just as simple as a where's wally book in terms of understanding what to do though it's maybe not as easy to actually find the picture which imo is a good thing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Wow... just wow.. I was seriously about to give up when I ran across it... I'll just say, I still don't see how the clues could have helped (other than the first one). But using a "brute force" search took forever!!!
Good luck, I sincerely hope no one else finds it so I actually have a chance at winning something on the web
Now I can go back and read some of the threads I flagged, there's tons of really good stuff on this site!
Mind telling us how long it took you to find it?Quote

04-09-2013, 16:13:30

Psygnosis
Can't...

Stop...

Searching...

Must.... STAHP.... NEVAHHH !

Damn, this is the hardest contest I've ever done :S But seriously need a chance to win that GTX 780, so I can replace my 560 ( almost 3 years of activity ) and play Battlefield 4 or some new gen game with all freaking ULTRA Details !

In Star Citizen, Hangar Module, 1920x1080 , settings to Very High ( max ) I do only 15 / 20 frames with my actual card XDQuote

04-09-2013, 16:18:15

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
I spent most of last night going through articles. I was meant to play Rome 2 but I kept going 1 more article I am sure it will be there. Started at 8.30 and finished at 1 am probably should go see someone about my addictive personality
Thing is, I've missed the last two evenings on BF3 searching for this image - I'm not even eligible to enter!!! Quote

04-09-2013, 16:32:32

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Thing is, I've missed the last two evenings on BF3 searching for this image - I'm not even eligible to enter!!!
what. since when are you staff. did i miss something?Quote

04-09-2013, 16:41:01

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeekaX View Post
what. since when are you staff. did i miss something?
About a week or so? Wasn't announced or anything.

I found the image! Get my life back, good luck to all who enter.Quote

04-09-2013, 16:59:11

GnarKore
Jesus! Finding it was the most satisfying moment in my recent life!..... Now i just hope i entered it all correctly, seemed simple enough but now im second guessing myself due to the immense amount of people that failed at following simple instruction lol.Quote

04-09-2013, 17:03:20

Psygnosis
I re-ask again this question btw :

The image, will be visible if we use the " Printable Version " of the Article / Review ?!Quote

04-09-2013, 17:09:08

Itzboro
I found it at last now to praying I win it lolQuote

04-09-2013, 17:11:31

garih
to help me reduce wear n tear on my scroll wheel, i have finally found a use for this feature of my dell 24" screen.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5772341c.jpg

EDIT: this screen is bloody tall...Quote

04-09-2013, 17:23:42

Supercharge
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
I re-ask again this question btw :

The image, will be visible if we use the " Printable Version " of the Article / Review ?!
No it won't.Quote

04-09-2013, 17:40:25

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by garih View Post
to help me reduce wear n tear on my scroll wheel, i have finally found a use for this feature of my dell 24" screen.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5772341c.jpg

EDIT: this screen is bloody tall...
Haha that's exactly what I did mate!Quote

04-09-2013, 17:59:18

cmasupra
You guys don't need to destroy your scroll wheels. Don't forget you can use the arrow keys to scroll, and you can middle-click to scroll as well.Quote

04-09-2013, 18:00:42

Cru
Quote:
Originally Posted by garih View Post
to help me reduce wear n tear on my scroll wheel, i have finally found a use for this feature of my dell 24" screen.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5772341c.jpg

EDIT: this screen is bloody tall...
should have done that as well...

Quote:
Originally Posted by cmasupra View Post
You guys don't need to destroy your scroll wheels. Don't forget you can use the arrow keys to scroll, and you can middle-click to scroll as well.
or space bar!Quote

04-09-2013, 18:25:11

Blade of Grass
Quite a great contest man! Still haven't found it, but I'm known for my persistence.
Off to spend the rest of this month at home browsing to find this, who needs school?! Quote

04-09-2013, 18:38:35

Remmy
Quote:
Originally Posted by garih View Post
to help me reduce wear n tear on my scroll wheel, i have finally found a use for this feature of my dell 24" screen.

http://i1147.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5772341c.jpg

EDIT: this screen is bloody tall...

Lol it looks so bizarre Quote

04-09-2013, 18:54:52

unclefapsalot
Ehm.... I found.... something else? I don't know... I found Pedo Bear on one of the pages and.... Is that like an Easter egg? Is it even relevant?Quote

04-09-2013, 18:56:54

Blade of Grass
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
Ehm.... I found.... something else? I don't know... I found Pedo Bear on one of the pages and.... Is that like an Easter egg? Is it even relevant?

Lol, can I see this with a link?Quote

04-09-2013, 19:18:00

skorpien
Total WTF moment... Found Pedobear in one of your reviews... Slightly disturbed now...

Was that for another competition?

No luck with the chicken dinner yet. Still on the search

Edit: And it seems I'm a bit late...Quote

04-09-2013, 19:28:43

GnarKore
Lol i was thrown when i found the bird on the easter egg reviewQuote

04-09-2013, 19:47:31

DAN131
cleaver not putting the winners onQuote

04-09-2013, 19:54:58

SparkleDJackson
I tell ya what. It's tiring. If I didn't have 80 meg broadband I'd be hating life. It also doesn't help my business partner decided to go off for 2 week hols leaving me do do 3 people's work on top of my other job.

I may need the month lol. It good craic for sure. Re reading some of the reviews is good aswell. It give ideas for the futureQuote

04-09-2013, 20:16:13

Joao Dario
Tom, did you just said where the image is ??Quote

04-09-2013, 20:17:32

darkzor1991
How many have found it?Quote

04-09-2013, 21:19:06

bluethunder
I hope this isn't to much to ask, with the whole adblock thing, could we just get a image on the competition entry page with something to the affect of, if you can see this you will be able to see picture. To let us know we are configured correctly for finding it in the first place. That would probably settle a lot of the chatter about adblock and configuring this or that.Quote

04-09-2013, 21:29:27

unclefapsalot
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluethunder View Post
I hope this isn't to much to ask, with the whole adblock thing, could we just get a image on the competition entry page with something to the affect of, if you can see this you will be able to see picture. To let us know we are configured correctly for finding it in the first place. That would probably settle a lot of the chatter about adblock and configuring this or that.
Well, AFAIK, as long as you can see the ads on the side and top right, I think you're good, no?Quote

04-09-2013, 21:36:22

wazzelby
Correct. If you see the ads along the side, then you are fine.. Trust me, it's there and once you find it you'll smack your forehead and spend another 8 hours reading articles Quote

04-09-2013, 21:38:09

Courtathor
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Correct. If you see the ads along the side, then you are fine.. Trust me, it's there and once you find it you'll smack your forehead and spend another 8 hours reading articles
Is that a sneakily placed hint?

EDIT: TTL, you sly dog, you!Quote

04-09-2013, 22:11:20

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by ES#67 View Post
Well after a day of looking I've got a headache and eyestrain. But I'll say TTL this was a great idea! So good luck to everyone and keep the java juice coming.
I hear you! My ADD is messing with me, but it is fun. It is a challenge to keep myself focused on the task at hand. Perhaps a good exercise to get me to learn to stay on focus. Nothing the professionals have told me works, so this has just as good of a chance to be the holy grail.

Shoot, having trouble focusing just writing this with MMA on the tv.Quote

04-09-2013, 22:27:34

unclefapsalot
Quote:
Originally Posted by Courtathor View Post
Is that a sneakily placed hint?

EDIT: TTL, you sly dog, you!
HMMMM Your little back and forth here is making me paranoid that I'm missing something obvious....Quote

04-09-2013, 22:59:21

garih
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
Lol it looks so bizarre
i managed to keep it like that for about 10 minutes... was doing my head in as the top was too far away!!Quote

04-09-2013, 23:08:36

Psygnosis
Ok.. I've found Pedobear image, inside a page... But no chicken... Counting more than 720 pages views right now..Quote

04-09-2013, 23:41:44

Alias
Well, I'm guessing the pic is an ad placed on a page somewhere on a review/article. If that's the case I have a feeling it's not going to show for everyone unless Tom set it static.

I'm just not finding it anywhere, and I'm halfway done with both the reviews and articles. I'm looking at stuff posted back in 2010 now.Quote

05-09-2013, 01:25:07

deejayburnout
i have been a youtube video watcher and forum lurker for months now and this comp made me sign up for an account.

now to find the pic, and read the forums.

here we go.Quote

05-09-2013, 03:27:43

FreemanBooker
Morning moles!
I've been going through all articles (and all pages and comment section for each article) from here http://www.overclock3d.net/content/1/1 until here http://www.overclock3d.net/content/60/1 with no luck.
Either something is still messed up or I am out of luck or the picture is in the rest of the articles until http://www.overclock3d.net/content/130/1.
And no, the above is not a hint because I might have missed it myself or my addons are still not completely disabled.
Either way, today I'm calling in sick again at work
Happy hunting!
P.S. I've put less work into my graduate school than I am compared to this damn contest.Quote

05-09-2013, 03:40:22

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
f that's the case I have a feeling it's not going to show for everyone unless Tom set it static.
It will show to everyone who finds the correct page.Quote

05-09-2013, 05:06:06

TheNewNormal
ahhahaha, the articles list didn't load for me properly, so at page 51 there's this competition article again. Being "in the zone" I didn't realise immediately...

Feels like winning the lottery, but division 7 where you get back less than you paid for the ticket

Back to the grindstoneQuote

05-09-2013, 05:09:57

Ghosthud1
I mentioned previously that the articles section is messed up, you'll be at 2010 articles and suddenly on the next page you're back to article one, it's totally random and has thrown me off badly.Quote

05-09-2013, 06:04:30

FreemanBooker
On the other hand, going through all these articles one can uncover lost treasure

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...153010492l.JPGQuote

05-09-2013, 07:50:24

meister_red
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
On the other hand, going through all these articles one can uncover lost treasure

http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...153010492l.JPG
I'll buy you a GTX780 myself, if you promise never to post that picture again. It's definitely going to haunt me in my sleep.Quote

05-09-2013, 08:07:34

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by meister_red View Post
I'll buy you a GTX780 myself, if you promise never to post that picture again. It's definitely going to haunt me in my sleep.
Quoted for records.

p.s. Prude.Quote

05-09-2013, 08:22:12

Courtathor
Will the incorrect entries be getting updated?Quote

05-09-2013, 09:12:18

wazzelby
Quote:
Originally Posted by Courtathor View Post
Is that a sneakily placed hint?

EDIT: TTL, you sly dog, you!
No, not at all. I'm saying that I had to turn off my ad block to finally see it. I missed it the first time. I'm not dropping any hints and ruining my chance of actually winning something!!
Oh, and for those of you PM'ing me asking for help...... NO...cheaters...

Honestly, once you find it you'll see it's not as hard as you think. Just takes some time and detective work. I gotta say that it was really frustrating but I felt like I found a Wonka golden ticket when I found it! I kept the page open for a bit and refreshed it just to make sure I was seeing the right picture. Then copied the URL twice to a text doc before sending it in.
But as I stated before, there's some excellent reading on this site, if nothing else, I'm glad I signed up just for that!Quote

05-09-2013, 09:15:19

R0Y
I couldn't see the ads EVEN after disabling AdBlock. So I looked deeeeeeeep into the noscript settings and that did it. You're gonna have to allow those googleadservices, quantserve, doubleclick etc sites... :OQuote

05-09-2013, 09:22:32

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Courtathor View Post
Will the incorrect entries be getting updated?
Not sure what you mean but if you mean "I got it wrong, do I get another chance?" ... read the rules, you get one chance...Quote

05-09-2013, 09:27:24

Courtathor
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Not sure what you mean but if you mean "I got it wrong, do I get another chance?" ... read the rules, you get one chance...
In the OP TTL has listed a bunch of incorrect entries correct as of 04/09, just wondering if they would be updated...Quote

05-09-2013, 09:40:38

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Courtathor View Post
In the OP TTL has listed a bunch of incorrect entries correct as of 04/09, just wondering if they would be updated...
Maybe Quote

05-09-2013, 09:41:45

ccheetah75
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
I gotta say that it was really frustrating but I felt like I found a Wonka golden ticket when I found it! I kept the page open for a bit and refreshed it just to make sure I was seeing the right picture. Then copied the URL twice to a text doc before sending it in.
But as I stated before, there's some excellent reading on this site, if nothing else, I'm glad I signed up just for that!
Felt and did exactly the same thing. Even opened another browser and posted the link there to make sure it came up correctly before sending it in.

Yeah, I posted a brief message in the introduction. I've read reviews and articles here for ages when researching computer components, studying up, and the like, just hadn't signed up previously. Contest made the decision to sign up an easy one. Right now though, time to get back to work and make up for a bit of lost clock time searching for chicken dinner. Quote

05-09-2013, 10:07:12

MrSpoon
this is really rustling my jimmies Quote

05-09-2013, 10:20:20

B3rni3
Found it at last

I hope I put everything in correctly now Quote

05-09-2013, 10:34:06

Empire
48% done after three days...

Shouldn't be too long now. Imma continue tomorrow it seems. Quote

05-09-2013, 10:35:08

NickOmega
I give. Think I've been through every Gigabyte related review, as well as other 780 related posts, other GTX cards, overclocking. Still not seen anything. Don't even care if I win or not, I just want to find the damn thing now Quote

05-09-2013, 10:50:38

Snortan
Why would you think that it's hidden in such obvious places?Quote

05-09-2013, 10:52:13

Psygnosis
Same here, I've checked - from the first day of this comp - ludicrous numbers of articles, reviews, etc etc, but still nothing. Just again that Pedobear.

Now counting like more than 1000 tabs / pages checked... Last night I was falling asleep on the keyboard, had to turn on some extreme music to stay awake :S

Obituary FTWQuote

05-09-2013, 10:54:34

nrage
Finally found it!! To those still trawling, don't give up. The brute force method does work... eventually.Quote

05-09-2013, 13:01:23

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrage View Post
Finally found it!! To those still trawling, don't give up. The brute force method does work... eventually.
And Tom is mocking us like it's on the front page or something ... Quote

05-09-2013, 13:02:11

Psygnosis
Ok...

Checked ALL the articles... Took 3 entire days... No image... and no I don't have AD Block installed on my Pc... And no also here, I'm not blind... Found only that one with Pedobear as said before... jeezQuote

05-09-2013, 13:08:08

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Ok...

Checked ALL the articles... Took 3 entire days... No image... and no I don't have AD Block installed on my Pc... And no also here, I'm not blind... Found only that one with Pedobear as said before... jeez
Well if you did look at every article then we need to look in the reviews. That narrows it down some.Quote

05-09-2013, 13:11:07

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Well if you did look at every article then we need to look in the reviews. That narrows it down some.
with all the articles I mean also the reviews ( they are actually articles ) - got also many pages ( always in both columns ) with duplicate stuff =|

if those duplicates replaces existing and different pages, well, that's a GG ! impossible then to find the imageQuote

05-09-2013, 13:26:52

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
with all the articles I mean also the reviews ( they are actually articles ) - got also many pages ( always in both columns ) with duplicate stuff =|

if those duplicates replaces existing and different pages, well, that's a GG ! impossible then to find the image
Did you search ALL the pages or just the first page of the articles/reviews?Quote

05-09-2013, 13:35:09

SparkleDJackson
to be honest im still trying to determine the clues. i got the first one but the other two i have no idea unless adblock was a clue then i am only missing one.Quote

05-09-2013, 13:39:39

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
to be honest im still trying to determine the clues. i got the first one but the other two i have no idea unless adblock was a clue then i am only missing one.
1. It's on the website, meaning no need to search the forums.
2. Need eagle eyes, means look at his signature, and
3. You need to see the ads, on any browser. Disabling adblock may not work if you have other like noscript etcQuote

05-09-2013, 13:43:15

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
Did you search ALL the pages or just the first page of the articles/reviews?
all the pages of the articles / reviews obviously, not only the first one ! As said before, took 3 days to check them all Quote

05-09-2013, 13:45:00

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
all the pages of the articles / reviews obviously, not only the first one ! As said before, took 3 days to check them all
Obviously you missed it. I'm gonna take my time and go through everything sequentially from the start Quote

05-09-2013, 13:50:38

SparkleDJackson
so those where the clues. i pent hours lookignfor clues i already hadQuote

05-09-2013, 13:53:32

Empire
After being done with the reviews for maybe 60%, i noticed there are also 376 more sites full of articles i'll have to check out...
Damn it! Another restless day!Quote

05-09-2013, 13:54:08

19Dan81
Guys. The only clue you need is; It's on the site. Nothing cryptic about that at all and trust me, it IS there and if you have searched the whole site, every article and you still can't find it, then this competition isn't for you.Quote

05-09-2013, 14:04:52

SparkleDJackson
That was my problem I over thought it and presumed it would be cryptic and did searches on key words. I failed. Hahaha. I will find it. I willQuote

05-09-2013, 14:04:56

drs101
is this comp a bait? i guess i will never know. dont have time / cba to spend hours looking for it.Quote

05-09-2013, 14:09:32

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Guys. The only clue you need is; It's on the site. Nothing cryptic about that at all and trust me, it IS there and if you have searched the whole site, every article and you still can't find it, then this competition isn't for you.
I've paid attention to every single page... And also double checked...

BTW not my fault if the website bugs the article / reviews colums with 3, 4 or 5 times the same 8 pages... from page 11 to 14 for example, I had the same articles / reviews repeated... what if the image was in a page between for example, page 20 / 28 ? how you can manage to find it if you get the same articles / reviews ?! and where are the missing articles / reviews of that pages ?!

lol, the competition isn't for us... sounds like arrogant...Quote

05-09-2013, 14:11:17

harryj1995
I thought it was cryptic too. I tried looking at the 780th review instead of going through all of them Quote

05-09-2013, 14:13:16

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
I've paid attention to every single page... And also double checked...

BTW not my fault if the website bugs the article / reviews colums with 3, 4 or 5 times the same 8 pages... from page 11 to 14 for example, I had the same articles / reviews repeated... what if the image was in a page between for example, page 20 / 28 ? how you can manage to find it if you get the same articles / reviews ?! and where are the missing articles / reviews of that pages ?!

lol, the competition isn't for us... sounds like arrogant...
Not at all. I didn't know where the image was, had no clues that you guys didn't know about and I found it. It's a picture, on a page, on the website. It baffles me that people can complain about it?Quote

05-09-2013, 14:22:02

dugdiamond
TIP:

if you are looking at gigabyte or gtx780 reviews/articles... then you are looking in the wrong placesQuote

05-09-2013, 14:27:25

Smin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
I've paid attention to every single page... And also double checked...

BTW not my fault if the website bugs the article / reviews colums with 3, 4 or 5 times the same 8 pages... from page 11 to 14 for example, I had the same articles / reviews repeated... what if the image was in a page between for example, page 20 / 28 ? how you can manage to find it if you get the same articles / reviews ?! and where are the missing articles / reviews of that pages ?!

lol, the competition isn't for us... sounds like arrogant...
The repeating thing must be random because I get them at different pages (repeats at page 31 for instance).Quote

05-09-2013, 14:37:55

wazzelby
Yes, it's frustrating when you can't find it.. We all get that. But it IS there. It's not hidden and there's no tricks. If you truly searched "every page" then you would have found it. It's that easy. I missed it my first time through because I was too worried about getting through all the pages and didn't pay enough attention.
It seems like most of the complaints are site noobs (very much like myself). Who apparently thought this would be a fast, easy task. It's not an easy contest, but it wasn't meant to be. Do yourself a favor, don't get hung up on screaming through articles or pages. Stop every now and then and actually read a few articles. It will break up the monotony and keep your head clearer.Quote

05-09-2013, 14:39:01

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Yes, it's frustrating when you can't find it.. We all get that. But it IS there. It's not hidden and there's no tricks. If you truly searched "every page" then you would have found it. It's that easy. I missed it my first time through because I was too worried about getting through all the pages and didn't pay enough attention.
It seems like most of the complaints are site noobs (very much like myself). Who apparently thought this would be a fast, easy task. It's not an easy contest, but it wasn't meant to be. Do yourself a favor, don't get hung up on screaming through articles or pages. Stop every now and then and actually read a few articles. It will break up the monotony and keep your head clearer.
This.Quote

05-09-2013, 14:44:19

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smin View Post
The repeating thing must be random because I get them at different pages (repeats at page 31 for instance).
Nice ! So this thingy is also random and mess up the articles / reviews !

I would like to know where the missing pages gone then...Quote

05-09-2013, 14:45:57

Smin
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Yes, it's frustrating when you can't find it.. We all get that. But it IS there. It's not hidden and there's no tricks. If you truly searched "every page" then you would have found it. It's that easy. I missed it my first time through because I was too worried about getting through all the pages and didn't pay enough attention.
It seems like most of the complaints are site noobs (very much like myself). Who apparently thought this would be a fast, easy task. It's not an easy contest, but it wasn't meant to be. Do yourself a favor, don't get hung up on screaming through articles or pages. Stop every now and then and actually read a few articles. It will break up the monotony and keep your head clearer.
I'm not complaining in the least bit. Although I'm a noob as far as sight count, I look up reviews once in a while on here and have done contests like this before. By no means did I think it was going to be easy. The repeating articles is just throwing some of us off.Quote

05-09-2013, 14:51:35

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Nice ! So this thingy is also random and mess up the articles / reviews !

I would like to know where the missing pages gone then...
They're not missing. It's just those pages are repeated and the next pages fall to the next and so on.Quote

05-09-2013, 15:22:05

Dilzo999
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Not at all. I didn't know where the image was, had no clues that you guys didn't know about and I found it. It's a picture, on a page, on the website. It baffles me that people can complain about it?
There's a bug on the site where some articles do not appear where it just repeats the articles from the previous page.Quote

05-09-2013, 15:39:05

AlexBournemouth2013
I am an avid viewer of the YouTube channel, and by no means is this meant to be bitching or whining, but this competition isn't exactly 'hard'; it's just excruciatingly irritating. It would have been nicer, if everyone had a fair chance of winning. And, I know they technically do, but this is just annoying and not in a good way.Quote

05-09-2013, 15:52:50

DjSlangaker
Lurker here. Still searching for the image. xD
Not stressing out because i see no reason for it. We still have so many days left.
I see no reason in complaining and bitching about that it's hard. Just suck it up and do like me, just stroll around the place and read some interesting stuff. Maybe you will get lucky and suddenly stumble upon it ^^
(When you're completely focused on finding it you may become so stressed that you'll miss it xD)Quote

05-09-2013, 16:00:51

wazzelby
But that's exactly it, it is fair for everyone. The picture is posted somewhere and you need to find it. If someone chose to install an ad blocker or script blocker, then that was their choice and has nothing to do with the basic rules of the contest.
I don't see how this could be any more fair to be honest. It takes no technical knowledge, no insider information about the site or products, no special tools or skills... It's a simple "find the needle in the haystack" challenge. It takes time, patience and luck. Not one or two of those, but all three. I mean for gods sake, it's a GTX 780, not a thumb drive. I'm just happy he didn't ask for a 5 page paper on why we want to win...Quote

05-09-2013, 16:00:57

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
It would have been nicer, if everyone had a fair chance of winning.
Everyone DOES have a fair chance of winning. It's just a question of "do you want a one-in-whatever chance of winning a GTX 780 badly enough to put in the time to find the image"?

It's not a question of fairness, it's a test of desire/laziness.Quote

05-09-2013, 16:05:31

Mariani
The important question is:
Where is the pedobear image?
I don't remember seeing it.Quote

05-09-2013, 16:10:03

B3rni3
Guys please stop complaining. First of all this is a competition and you have until the end of the month to get your entry in so don't stress out. You do not need to find it today or tomorrow as there is plenty of time left so calm down a little.

My tips are forget about the clues so far as they aren't cryptic or misleading.

As a recap of the clues so far. The first clue was "Eagle eyes" That was referring to Tom's signature which has now changed so don't worry about that one. What it was referring to was that the image is on the main website somewhere. This means it is somewhere under www.overclock3d.net and it didn't include the forums, facebook, youtube or the competition page. It dosen't include the original image or the version in the printable version.

The next clue was turn off ad block or any other add blocking software in your browser for the site as it will stop the image popping up. Do not worry about millions of ads as the ads aren't that big or intrusive and it helps the site so be nice and turn them off for this site. If you can see the ads to the right hand side and to the top of articles then you know they are off.

My tips would include have patience. Take your time as you have over 3 weeks left to find it. Do not worry about repeating articles as everyone has them and they pop up in different pages but they won't stop you seeing it.

Next bit of advice is use your spare time. Do not make this competition a priority but rather do a little bit of searching in between jobs or tv programs or while having something to eat. That way you wont get burnt out or frustrated by the whole thing.

Next use some logic, I cant say why or how but use some logic when searching. One bit of advice I can give you though is if you literally search one section of the website and its not there then search another section instead of saying I must have missed it. It is there.

Use the brute force method and have some patience and you will find it, you cannot miss it when you open the right page trust me its big and right in your face.

As for people saying its not fair well I would have been of the same impression about treasure hunts on other websites that are usually a first come first served policy so you have time against you there and I hate those as its more pot luck in finding it. Here at least you have a better chance of finding it and then you have a draw so it is fair if you put the work in. At the end of the day its a free graphics card worth 600gbp so stop complaining, you sound like its your right to have a chance to enter.

Go forth now and look and remember to take breaks.Quote

05-09-2013, 16:15:55

unclefapsalot
For those who are encountering the "glitch" or whathave you, where you'll be half way through, lets say, the reviews, and suddenly, on the next page of reviews, it shows the FIRST page of reviews, try editing the URL.

For Instance: http://www.overclock3d.net/content/71/1 Would be the 71st page of reviews, first page of articles. editing the first number will change the page of Reviews, and the second will change the page of articles.

If, for arguments sake,you're on page 71 of the review section, and suddenly page 72 is showing the first page of reviews or whathaveyou, change the SECOND number to something else, something random, such as the number for the last page of the articles, and Vice-Verca if you're going through the articles.

I hope my thoughts came across clearly Quote

05-09-2013, 16:43:08

MrEliasen
sadly I entered the url of the competition before the additional info was added to the page as I thought it was just like "finish the following sentence" anti-spam thing... wasted entry - But no worries it was my own fault I guess.

Good luck everyone!Quote

05-09-2013, 16:49:14

rubby
HORAY ! I got it finaly after about 4 hours of clicking. My heart stoped for a second when i saw that chicken thingy .Quote

05-09-2013, 16:54:47

anonymous
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
Next use some logic, I cant say why or how but use some logic when searching.

Use the brute force method and have some patience and you will find it, you cannot miss it when you open the right page trust me its big and right in your face.
Very helpful indeed
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
you sound like its your right to have a chance to enter.
To be fair no one likes being unable to enter a contest and while there is no barrier here, it seems like a lot of work to simply enter the contest. You don't actually win the card for finding the image. Simply a chance to win said card.Quote

05-09-2013, 16:57:54

cmasupra
Is there any evidence to suggest the picture is on a review or article and not somewhere random on the site?

Also, in my searching, I seem to have found 2 site errors:
1) The legal link at the bottom of the site doesn't work.
2) The "CSS valid" link at the bottom of the site does work, but the site is not actually CSS valid.Quote

05-09-2013, 17:11:43

Dilzo999
When is hint 2 coming out?Quote

05-09-2013, 17:17:42

SeekaX
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmasupra View Post
Is there any evidence to suggest the picture is on a review or article and not somewhere random on the site?
read, for god's sake, read.Quote

05-09-2013, 17:19:31

phatmcpat
Haha, I am going to feel dumb once the answer comes out, but I did find an error in one of your links.

On the bottom of most of your pages are a few links and the legal one appears to be broken...Quote

05-09-2013, 17:20:50

tackle70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilzo999 View Post
When is hint 2 coming out?
There are already two hints, and they've been pointed out several times in this thread.Quote

05-09-2013, 17:36:57

Dilzo999
Quote:
Originally Posted by tackle70 View Post
There are already two hints, and they've been pointed out several times in this thread.
I'm talking about the official hints on the first post.Quote

05-09-2013, 17:52:53

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
Very helpful indeed
Actually it is, I cant say the logic I used because if I did I would give a huge hint. All I am going to say is if you were looking for a something related to sports in a paper your hardly gonna look at the obituaries now are you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
To be fair no one likes being unable to enter a contest and while there is no barrier here, it seems like a lot of work to simply enter the contest. You don't actually win the card for finding the image. Simply a chance to win said card.
Ya no one likes it but the prize is something epic so if your not willing to put in a little work in your spare time then you dont deserve to win something worth 600 pounds. Also by doing it this way you have a better chance of winning. For example so far less than 100 people probably have entered with the correct answer so your odds of winning are greatly increased. Now if you didn't have to put in any work what do you think the odds would be. More like 1000/1 or maybe more if it was like a facebook contest where all you have to do is click one button.

At the end of the day if you want it bad enough you will put in the effort.

Like I would love to win it cause I would sell my sli 680s and buy a second one and have sli 780s Quote

05-09-2013, 18:55:35

cmasupra
I found it in 1 hour and 30 minutes! There's no need to brute force your search if you can think outside the box

Tom, you were sneaky with the dates you used. I like it!

Edit 2: Ignore the edit below. I've submitted my entry!

Edit: On a semi-related note, I haven't yet submitted my entry because I want to make sure this site works with my email first. I don't want to win and then not be notified!Quote

05-09-2013, 18:56:58

SparkleDJackson
Quick question. What the flip is brute forceQuote

05-09-2013, 18:58:30

cmasupra
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
Quick question. What the flip is brute force
Brute force is where you go through every single page on this website and try to find the image.Quote

05-09-2013, 19:02:07

SparkleDJackson
Oh right. I call that browsing. I guess im a bit of a noob when it comes to terminologiesQuote

05-09-2013, 19:10:02

tensazangetsu
I just scared the bejeezus out of the missus by screaming 'YEAAAAAHH'.

Brute force browsing will eventually win out. It's taken me the better part of three days.Quote

05-09-2013, 19:24:17

wazzelby
Basically, "brute force" (in this context) means the long way. Opening every single link and manually checking the contents. As opposed to having a strategy and breaking up the search by dates or clues.Quote

05-09-2013, 19:45:25

Martin_B
After looked the quarter of the ******, without any luck. I changed my method of searching by trusting my instincts and my logic and FOUND IT!!!! Yahoo!
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f_CgUcYDoS...appy+dance.gifQuote

05-09-2013, 19:56:39

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmasupra View Post
I found it in 1 hour and 30 minutes! There's no need to brute force your search if you can think outside the box

Tom, you were sneaky with the dates you used. I like it!

Edit: On a semi-related note, I haven't yet submitted my entry because I want to make sure this site works with my email first. I don't want to win and then not be notified!
How far outside the box? LOLQuote

05-09-2013, 20:10:54

Psygnosis
sigh...Quote

05-09-2013, 20:15:21

SparkleDJackson
Quote:
Originally Posted by tensazangetsu View Post
I just scared the bejeezus out of the missus by screaming 'YEAAAAAHH'.

Brute force browsing will eventually win out. It's taken me the better part of three days.
Your name is the name of my rig. We can be friendsQuote

05-09-2013, 20:37:28

cmasupra
Well, I just submitted my entry. This site does work with my email (had to be sure, though).

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
How far outside the box? LOL
I'm not going to say. I want a good chance to win! Quote

05-09-2013, 20:50:57

unclefapsalot
Quote:
Originally Posted by cmasupra View Post
Well, I just submitted my entry. This site does work with my email (had to be sure, though).


I'm not going to say. I want a good chance to win!


HEY HEY HEY I saw something else in your post just a minute ago HAHA. SneakyQuote

05-09-2013, 20:54:45

cmasupra
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
HEY HEY HEY I saw something else in your post just a minute ago HAHA. Sneaky
Rofl! I was wondering if anyone would see that! I'm such an indecisive person.Quote

05-09-2013, 20:59:40

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
HEY HEY HEY I saw something else in your post just a minute ago HAHA. Sneaky
Saw it too and just wrote it on a sheet righhhht here before I forgetQuote

05-09-2013, 21:14:14

FreemanBooker
it would be cool if this page displayed properly so I could see the friggin articles there ... http://www.overclock3d.net/content/74/1 for all I know, that's where the picture may be hidden!Quote

05-09-2013, 21:19:16

unclefapsalot
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
it would be cool if this page displayed properly so I could see the friggin articles there ... http://www.overclock3d.net/content/74/1 for all I know, that's where the picture may be hidden!
Change the URL to http://www.overclock3d.net/content/74/376 and the review section should be in the right area nowQuote

05-09-2013, 21:20:40

FreemanBooker
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
Change the URL to http://www.overclock3d.net/content/74/376 and the review section should be in the right area now
uuu, thanks a lot! fixed it!Quote

05-09-2013, 21:55:12

Psygnosis
And what about this :

" Competition ends Sunday 30th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT "

The 30th of September is Monday this year, not Sunday ! Sneaky Tricky ?Quote

05-09-2013, 22:48:12

Alias
FINALLY I FOUND IT!!!!












Yeah right..... I'm now looking at stuff back in 08...Quote

05-09-2013, 22:59:07

stereotype
I gotta say, trying to use my brain to find it quicker hasn't worked out so far... either it's not something you can really figure out, or my brain isn't functioning properly.Quote

06-09-2013, 01:26:33

unclefapsalot
Oi, reading the earliest reviews was an odd endeavor indeed. It got to the point, for me, where alot of the pictures for the reviews didn't exist, and some reviews had comment sections that seemed to be from another article! hahaQuote

06-09-2013, 02:49:33

deejayburnout
man its hard to find.Quote

06-09-2013, 03:47:11

tappeddarkman
finally found it. after about 15 hours of searching.
thank you Tom, for this awesome competition.Quote

06-09-2013, 04:23:16

JonD7
I finally found it!... yay my sanity is back.

http://s0.thejournal.ie/media/2013/05/kermitexcited.gif

Thank you Tom and OC3D fam... it was pretty challenging(my arm is literally hurting from 3 days of searching!) but I still really enjoyed it a ton! Quote

06-09-2013, 04:34:13

jewie27
this is an awesome competition thanks Tom and OC3D.Quote

06-09-2013, 04:34:32

unclefapsalot
YAY found it. my work here is done. When I put my entry in, I didn't put my actual address, just My Country and State. (the text box said Location not address, so I assumed it was just general location for shipping purposes) Hope that's okay!Quote

06-09-2013, 04:46:29

JonD7
Quote:
Originally Posted by unclefapsalot View Post
YAY found it. my work here is done. When I put my entry in, I didn't put my actual address, just My Country and State. (the text box said Location not address, so I assumed it was just general location for shipping purposes) Hope that's okay!
I did the same. Quote

06-09-2013, 08:03:01

kirel
its like a game of wheres wally but for nerds, now i remember why i burned wheres wally books when i was youngerQuote

06-09-2013, 08:46:52

Sulfie
Well, I'm either overthinking the clues and missing something obvious, or I'm just stupid

I ended up at the pedobear image from trying to figure out the clues, and I don't know if that is another clue, or just a "Try again" image.

Either way I have resorted to just brute forcing it now Quote

06-09-2013, 09:13:32

metallo97
Let's begin the search... Poor meQuote

06-09-2013, 09:56:05

Horza
TTL, are you saying we should think logically, or laterally???Quote

06-09-2013, 10:02:45

metallo97
I'm doing bruteforce, no other methods found....Quote

06-09-2013, 11:42:30

NickOmega
Going through reviews and found this: http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/m..._1600mhz_kit/5

This from the previous treasure hunt?Quote

06-09-2013, 11:45:30

rudolf
what do you mean, can't see anything unusual..Quote

06-09-2013, 11:47:58

Smin
Don't see anything unusual either. Please take a SS and post it if possible. If there is content that some of aren't seeing it may lead us to actually figure out why we aren't seeing it. I've got adblock turned completely off but I don't see anything on that link..Quote

06-09-2013, 11:48:04

NickOmega
Quote:
Originally Posted by rudolf View Post
what do you mean, can't see anything unusual..
The BitFenix logo

http://i.imgur.com/CZu0nqG.jpgQuote

06-09-2013, 11:53:59

wazzelby
I'm not sure what that logo has to do with this contest? It's not a logo that you're searching for.Quote

06-09-2013, 11:56:25

NickOmega
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
I'm not sure what that logo has to do with this contest? It's not a logo that you're searching for.
I know that, I found it whilst looking for the current image and I simply asked if it was part of a previous treasure hunt. Since other people have posted about various things they've come across whilst doing this treasure hunt I thought I would do the same.Quote

06-09-2013, 12:12:11

wazzelby
Ahhh, gotcha! I thought you were looking for the wrong thing! Nothing to see here, moving along Quote

06-09-2013, 12:22:35

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
Actually it is, I cant say the logic I used because if I did I would give a huge hint. All I am going to say is if you were looking for a something related to sports in a paper your hardly gonna look at the obituaries now are you.
It's "you're". I'm not being a . It just pains me tremendously to see smart guys like you do this.Quote

06-09-2013, 12:24:15

NickOmega
*hides before the double-post beatdowns begin*Quote

06-09-2013, 12:27:53

dstruct2k
Small error in the contest rules:
Quote:
• Competition ends Sunday 30th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT.
Sept 30th is a Monday.Quote

06-09-2013, 12:28:17

Sulfie
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
I have taken a break from searching. I'm quite drunk right now. All I wanna know is WTF is this pedobear ? Give me the link!!!!!
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/g...ition_review/3Quote

06-09-2013, 12:31:42

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by alcoholocaust View Post
*hides before the double-post beatdowns begin*
Sorry, I'm drunk I don't see the option to delete a post Quote

06-09-2013, 12:34:46

NickOmega
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
Sorry, I'm drunk I don't see the option to delete a post
Click the edit button, then "delete" is beneath the text window

EDIT: OT, I must be missing something blatantly obvious, but the hints have been little to no use to me.Quote

06-09-2013, 12:34:58

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sulfie View Post


Quote:
Originally Posted by alcoholocaust View Post
Click the edit button, then "delete" is beneath the text window

EDIT: OT, I must be missing something blatantly obvious, but the hints have been little to no use to me.
Thanks, man! Quote

06-09-2013, 12:52:17

merv69
been searching for hours and then as tom said think logically and its not that hard to findQuote

06-09-2013, 13:20:25

Fieryabyss
Finally found it! Its not some sneaky small picture, you'll know when you've found it.Quote

06-09-2013, 13:49:51

filipadrian1980
What browser do you use ?Quote

06-09-2013, 13:53:13

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by filipadrian1980 View Post
What browser do you use ?
Google ChromeQuote

06-09-2013, 13:57:05

filipadrian1980
ThanksQuote

06-09-2013, 14:05:11

okan
it doesn't help that my internet is and pages stop loading before the images are done and i get a bunch of empty boxes...super frustrating.Quote

06-09-2013, 14:33:08

stereotype
Quote:
Originally Posted by okan View Post
it doesn't help that my internet is and pages stop loading before the images are done and i get a bunch of empty boxes...super frustrating.
Everyone gets empty boxes on some of the old pages, the images are simply missing.Quote

06-09-2013, 14:54:03

okan
i am getting them on the home page even.Quote

06-09-2013, 15:04:05

FreemanBooker

06-09-2013, 16:16:11

lordpantsington
All I have to say is: I'll comment more after it closes. Thanks for the opportunity!Quote

06-09-2013, 17:20:37

Dilzo999
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
It's "you're". I'm not being a . It just pains me tremendously to see smart guys like you do this.
He's human he makes mistakes.Quote

06-09-2013, 17:56:19

l337hero
Thank you for the treasure hunt!

Those are fun if you have time to dig into them you can catch those reviews you missed some time ago.

TTL really does listen. cheers.Quote

06-09-2013, 18:00:50

metallo97
Nothing in the reviews, the recent one at least...Quote

06-09-2013, 19:07:56

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
It's "you're". I'm not being a . It just pains me tremendously to see smart guys like you do this.
Unfortunately this:
Quote:
It's you're.
... is not a grammatically correct sentence.
In case you can't guess, I AM being a B-)Quote

06-09-2013, 21:15:03

WinkieDink
uhhh i was looking through source code, didn't find anything besides that im surprised how awesome this forum runs off of straight html, also "http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/bg.gif" this was on this page 1 can you find it????Quote

06-09-2013, 21:15:19

Fez
Well peeps its took me since it started to find the picture and i cant even enter the competition, now thats dedicationQuote

06-09-2013, 22:52:54

MetaC
I brute forced atleast 70% of the site until I just started to actually think where it might be. Then I found it after an hour. God it feels good.Quote

06-09-2013, 22:55:15

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fez View Post
Well peeps its took me since it started to find the picture and i cant even enter the competition, now thats dedication
I've put in 28 hours into this and I'm still looking...

Really, I'm almost done with both the Articles and Reviews. I have 20 pages left starting from number 1 so can SOMEONE just point out if I missed it or not.... Quote

06-09-2013, 22:58:32

Kibeloko
Unfortunately i forgot my 2006 account in this site, so i had to create a new one.

I found the image in only 2,5hr today and i hope i win dat...GL all

Quote

06-09-2013, 23:02:02

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kibeloko View Post
Unfortunately i forgot my 2006 account in this site, so i had to create a new one.

I found the imagine in only 2,5hr today and i hope i win dat...GL all

Ugh......Quote

06-09-2013, 23:22:44

Kibeloko
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Ugh......
God Bless Ctrl-F Quote

06-09-2013, 23:23:25

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
I've put in 28 hours into this and I'm still looking...

Really, I'm almost done with both the Articles and Reviews. I have 20 pages left starting from number 1 so can SOMEONE just point out if I missed it or not....
You cant miss it, if you go through everything and didn't see it something's wrong with your browser. Or your sleep deprived and passed it entirely lolQuote

06-09-2013, 23:37:38

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fieryabyss View Post
You cant miss it, if you go through everything and didn't see it something's wrong with your browser. Or your sleep deprived and passed it entirely lol
Laptop and desktop both have firefox 23.0.1 install with NO ADDONs. I can see the ads and the flash graphs soooo....

There are no logical hints to search for. It's basically brute force or forget about it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kibeloko View Post
God Bless Ctrl-F
Ctrl+F isn't useful for finding pictures.Quote

07-09-2013, 02:55:43

Noobnerd
I must be spending all my time looking through the wrong !!! Spent around 12+ hours looking through reviews and articles and NOTHING. I must not be cut out for this.

I am enjoying my beer though Quote

07-09-2013, 03:55:48

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fez View Post
Well peeps its took me since it started to find the picture and i cant even enter the competition, now thats dedication
Same here Quote

07-09-2013, 05:25:40

evilelite2000
Thanks for the competition, found it after about 3 hours or so Quote

07-09-2013, 05:30:54

darkpartyguy
Thanks for this amazing chance, I really like this competition -- Way more exciting than previous ones I've entered! :-)Quote

07-09-2013, 05:39:14

Empire
My logic seems to be leaving me...
I looked through all the spots that seemed logical to me but didn't find a thing. I feel dumb now
Anyways, i'll just wait on the next hint and read this thread, maybe we'll find out more...Quote

07-09-2013, 05:54:10

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNewNormal View Post
Unfortunately this:

... is not a grammatically correct sentence.
In case you can't guess, I AM being a B-)
I can. It's blatantly obvious. However, you do need to notice the "quotes" in my sentence. If that doesn't make sense to you, have my sympathy.Quote

07-09-2013, 06:34:31

GnarKore
Tom gave a MASSIVE clue last night on the WAN show, it really wouldve helped if i hadnt already entered.Quote

07-09-2013, 06:58:24

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by GnarKore View Post
Tom gave a MASSIVE clue last night on the WAN show, it really wouldve helped if i hadnt already entered.
Damn! The video is not there in youtube Can you pass the hint please? Quote

07-09-2013, 07:42:53

Chris230291
I found it! XD
Hearts beating like an absolute mother trucker! LOL
I've been saving for a 770 since forever. Hope i get the 780!Quote

07-09-2013, 08:32:34

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
I can. It's blatantly obvious. However, you do need to notice the "quotes" in my sentence. If that doesn't make sense to you, have my sympathy.
Haha, fair enough, it was a thin argument at best. I just can't resist trying to pick faults in sentences which are pointing out faults of others. No offence intended

EDIT: so it is, thanks AlexQuote

07-09-2013, 09:50:13

AlexBournemouth2013
It's called ad hominem.Quote

07-09-2013, 10:13:42

Blingy
Found it Quote

07-09-2013, 10:33:54

Ironsoldier
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...te_h55n_usb3/2

Is it me or is the background on that page just really dark compared to normal.

aka borked pageQuote

07-09-2013, 10:37:33

Ace_Hammerheart
Whew found it. Took a while. Perseverance is your most valuable quality here, if you can't find it keep going. You really can't miss it.Quote

07-09-2013, 10:49:01

anonymous
Quote:
Originally Posted by GnarKore View Post
Tom gave a MASSIVE clue last night on the WAN show, it really wouldve helped if i hadnt already entered.
Do you remember the time of the video when he gave the clue? I'd wouldn't want to the watch the video in its entirety considering its 2 hours.Quote

07-09-2013, 11:02:35

Chris230291
Yeah its on Linus Tech Tips .... :PQuote

07-09-2013, 11:25:23

SuB
lol you're so not getting time codes for the linus video. Put some fricking effort in.Quote

07-09-2013, 11:26:52

Gishan
Quote:
Originally Posted by GnarKore View Post
Tom gave a MASSIVE clue last night on the WAN show, it really wouldve helped if i hadnt already entered.
Saw the show some hours ago but the clue wasn't that much of a help...
I went through all gigabyte articles and reviews back to 2010 and haven't found it yet.

I'm wondering if his clue was about the brand or the memory size unit.Quote

07-09-2013, 11:28:03

Chris230291
Is OC3D going to list the users that answered correctly? It's not much use seeing who got it wrong :PQuote

07-09-2013, 11:28:05

19Dan81
The only clue you need is - it's on the site! Find it like everyone else has Quote

07-09-2013, 11:40:07

WillSK
It took a couple of cups of tea and a fair bit of time but I finally found it!!!! Thanks for the competitions as always and good luck to all! Quote

07-09-2013, 12:00:48

SuB
correct entires will likely be named on closure yes.Quote

07-09-2013, 12:01:32

Gishan
Nice, found it too! =)Quote

07-09-2013, 12:04:39

Red Dragon
Just found it, took me 2 days to find it , but relieved i found it (was going abit mental to find it, i had like 60 pages open at all times in chrome on my tv and then searched trough them xD)

Fun competition and good luck to the rest that are still looking (patience and booze helps ,atleast it did for me :P)Quote

07-09-2013, 12:30:08

Ironsoldier
Love how lots of the people posting saying they have found it has less than 10posts.Quote

07-09-2013, 12:58:52

Blingy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironsoldier View Post
Love how lots of the people posting saying they have found it has less than 10posts.
I watched the WANshow (linustechtips) yesterday and TinyTomLogan mentioned this raffle there.

I really need to replace my gt220 and trying my luck hereQuote

07-09-2013, 12:59:00

xsadrulesx
is this open to north america too?Quote

07-09-2013, 12:59:13

Forfrey
How does post count even matter? For exmple I'm reading forum often, but I don't post at all. Still, following TTL on YT for quite a long time (since 2010 I think) and so far, watched his every video since subscription date.
And I'm sure there are many others just like me. Should it make us disqualified just cuz we're not posting? LOLQuote

07-09-2013, 13:15:37

Relaxx
Omg I finally found it! After 8920 pages viewed I switched to google because of that clue on the livestream last night. Found it in less than 2 minutes.

Hope I win this Quote

07-09-2013, 13:18:42

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheNewNormal View Post
Haha, fair enough, it was a thin argument at best. I just can't resist trying to pick faults in sentences which are pointing out faults of others. No offence intended
No problem

----

Can somebody please tell me what clue Tom gave on that freaking WAN show? I have a very slow connection, so live streaming is just impossible. At least give me the link to the archive so I can download it... although that's gonna take forever Quote

07-09-2013, 13:25:47

Empire
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
No problem

----

Can somebody please tell me what clue Tom gave on that freaking WAN show? I have a very slow connection, so live streaming is just impossible. At least give me the link to the archive so I can download it... although that's gonna take forever
As far as i know the Archive goes up 1-2 days later on YouTube, so don't worry Quote

07-09-2013, 14:03:08

Yamuda
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
As far as i know the Archive goes up 1-2 days later on YouTube, so don't worry
Or you can go on Twitch and find it there. It automatically uploads as soon as a live show finishes

By the way, found the image in like 1-2 hours Quote

07-09-2013, 14:24:47

cypto
Just a case of searching the good old fashioned way, even small python scripts to crawl the site took more time than looking for it due to the vast quantity of links of the OC3D site. However it sure paid off, found the image towards the start of my search 2-3 hours in.

Prefer this type of competition personally as it takes persistence rather than just messages on social networks, if you want a chance to win you're going to put the time in. Also increased odds in winning for people that do find it. Cheers Tom for the great comp.Quote

07-09-2013, 14:32:35

Smin
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relaxx View Post
Omg I finally found it! After 8920 pages viewed I switched to google because of that clue on the livestream last night. Found it in less than 2 minutes.

Hope I win this
What was the clue?Quote

07-09-2013, 15:06:13

Relaxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smin View Post
What was the clue?
I'm not to sure I'm allowed to say since that moderator did'nt wanna say it earlier. It's linustechtips twitch channel anyways.. it should be saved there somehere.Quote

07-09-2013, 15:08:36

SieB
Link to the WAN show from last night. If you want the clue, watch it

http://www.twitch.tv/linustech/b/457447419

I finally have time to search for this darn pic tomorrow \o/ hopefully the clue from the WAN show narrows it down.Quote

07-09-2013, 15:08:47

Chris230291
Awh too many people finding it! :/Quote

07-09-2013, 15:15:41

Smin
Thanks. been trying to find the WAN show link.Quote

07-09-2013, 15:35:50

spiro
Youll need to white list us

I been googled it and still not sure what it is,

Do that mean to ensure my email box to accept ov3d mail? Is that right?Quote

07-09-2013, 15:40:35

Relaxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by spiro View Post
Youll need to white list us

I been googled it and still not sure what it is,

Do that mean to ensure my email box to accept ov3d mail? Is that right?

It's if you use ad-blocker. Then you need to whitelist oc3d so you can see the image. If you don't have any addons for the browser that blocks images or flash then just forget about it.Quote

07-09-2013, 15:45:21

spiro
Oh I see. Thanks Cheers.Quote

07-09-2013, 16:43:05

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ironsoldier View Post
Love how lots of the people posting saying they have found it has less than 10posts.
My very first post was that i found it, doesn't mean i didn't spend just as much time as everyone else trying to find it.Quote

07-09-2013, 17:58:37

mojothejester
This is also my first post, and I've just found it. Been reading reviews on here for a few years though. Good luck to all those that entered correctly, good luck to those still searchingQuote

07-09-2013, 19:19:10

Diffracted
Got it, finally. If I win I'll have a reason to get a new cpu and psu Good luck to everyone. Quote

07-09-2013, 19:41:27

MrSpoon
found it Quote

07-09-2013, 19:49:00

DilTech
Gotta love the thrill of the hunt. :PQuote

07-09-2013, 19:59:39

wrenaudrey
Can i just confirm, what exactly do i/you put for the location on the entry page? Country? State/County?Quote

07-09-2013, 20:03:26

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by wrenaudrey View Post
Can i just confirm, what exactly do i/you put for the location on the entry page? Country? State/County?
i put city/stateQuote

07-09-2013, 20:19:52

FreemanBooker
more from the deepest dungeons of OC3D ... the search unveils only the weirdest things :/ don't get me wrong, I really appreciate that Tom is awesome enough to let something like this leak to the interwebs. it's a better place because of it. I know I've been fixing PCs in my PJs ... trying the bum bum maneuver every once in a while. word of advice, if you don't have proper lubrication don't go titillating places you can't normally reach

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...79/11-0001.jpgQuote

07-09-2013, 20:35:31

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
more from the deepest dungeons of OC3D ... the search unveils only the weirdest things :/ don't get me wrong, I really appreciate that Tom is awesome enough to let something like this leak to the interwebs. it's a better place because of it. I know I've been fixing PCs in my PJs ... trying the bum bum maneuver every once in a while. word of advice, if you don't have proper lubrication don't go titillating places you can't normally reach

This Quote

07-09-2013, 20:53:37

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relaxx View Post
Omg I finally found it! After 8920 pages viewed I switched to google because of that clue on the livestream last night. Found it in less than 2 minutes.

Hope I win this
Google search?Quote

07-09-2013, 21:29:29

Relaxx
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alias View Post
Google search?
I just filtered the search to only show pages from here Quote

07-09-2013, 21:35:04

Alias
Quote:
Originally Posted by Relaxx View Post
I just filtered the search to only show pages from here
Are you using Google's advanced search or the tech search on OC3D?

I'm not kidding, I've looked in all the reviews and articles. Haven't found it yet....


FINALLY ING FOUND IT!!!!!!! God damn was that search a pain in the ass.....Quote

07-09-2013, 21:54:43

TheUnkn0wn
You have a failed attack on : http://www.overclock3d.net/news/misc...d_cebit_2008/1 (or at least that's what it looks like)

Take note the

Code:
News <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 22/03/07
Well... chromes telling me http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js is unsafe anyway.

Oh I still cant manage to find this image btw I can find everything else though!Quote

07-09-2013, 22:09:50

DilTech
Quote:
Originally Posted by FreemanBooker View Post
more from the deepest dungeons of OC3D ... the search unveils only the weirdest things :/ don't get me wrong, I really appreciate that Tom is awesome enough to let something like this leak to the interwebs. it's a better place because of it. I know I've been fixing PCs in my PJs ... trying the bum bum maneuver every once in a while. word of advice, if you don't have proper lubrication don't go titillating places you can't normally reach

http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/v...79/11-0001.jpg
It's a disc drive...not a **** drive. There's a reason we got rid of the floppy decades ago.

I'm still laughing at the cadburry egg review btw.Quote

07-09-2013, 22:48:29

Phot3k
FINALLY found it! Taken about three days searching on and off until I used the logical way and found it in about an hour! Quote

07-09-2013, 23:25:18

o0odellero0o
May I know it is on forum or web ?Quote

08-09-2013, 00:02:32

stereotype
YES I got it. Please no more hints now. Quote

08-09-2013, 00:22:36

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by o0odellero0o View Post
May I know it is on forum or web ?
Please read the posts in this thread before asking questions that have been answered a dozen times already.Quote

08-09-2013, 00:48:06

dentside302
After a couple hours of searching, I finally found it. It is possible, don't be discouraged. Quote

08-09-2013, 02:46:08

nfs3freak
This hurt my brain. I'm happy the pain is over with though.Quote

08-09-2013, 06:35:33

Sulfie
Can someone confirm that there is only 2 instances of the image on the site? The one on the entry page and the hidden one?Quote

08-09-2013, 06:42:11

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sulfie View Post
Can someone confirm that there is only 2 instances of the image on the site? The one on the entry page and the hidden one?
Yes, that's right.Quote

08-09-2013, 07:11:37

Rastalovich
Z0mg, another fantastic competition from OC3D.

... never been good with these search for picture things, think I found one AND won something ! So will attempt to perceiver.

I take it it displays ok with Safari ? O o (I got no ad blocking on this mac)Quote

08-09-2013, 07:16:15

Empire
Lol, found it today after like half an hour of searching. I feel dumb now, wasted 5 days of my time looking through the wrong places...Quote

08-09-2013, 07:28:04

Sulfie
Quote:
Originally Posted by 19Dan81 View Post
Yes, that's right.
Thanks Quote

08-09-2013, 08:06:03

Ronn3y
Took me 4 hours Good luck!Quote

08-09-2013, 08:21:13

AlexBournemouth2013
Have read every single article/review on Gigabyte twice (with AdBlock off), so Tom's 'hint' about it being on a Gigabyte article/review is either a troll (very likely), or it is shown for a split second in a YouTube video about a Gigabyte product. If that is the case, all hints have been trolls. I have scrolled through a load of Gigabyte videos, but haven't seen the image, but I know that images don't often show in the scroll.

If I don't find it soon, I am giving up. I have a 770 Lightning, anyway.Quote

08-09-2013, 08:47:23

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
Have read every single article/review on Gigabyte twice (with AdBlock off), so Tom's 'hint' about it being on a Gigabyte article/review is either a troll (very likely), or it is shown for a split second in a YouTube video about a Gigabyte product. If that is the case, all hints have been trolls. I have scrolled through a load of Gigabyte videos, but haven't seen the image, but I know that images don't often show in the scroll.

If I don't find it soon, I am giving up. I have a 770 Lightning, anyway.
Nothing has been trolling.

You haven't looked hard enoughQuote

08-09-2013, 08:51:14

Sulfie
Well, posted my entry, would be nice to win, but I just hope after looking for so long that I entered it correct :P

Good luck to everyone, and thanks for the comp!Quote

08-09-2013, 08:55:58

Blade of Grass
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
Have read every single article/review on Gigabyte twice (with AdBlock off), so Tom's 'hint' about it being on a Gigabyte article/review is either a troll (very likely), or it is shown for a split second in a YouTube video about a Gigabyte product. If that is the case, all hints have been trolls. I have scrolled through a load of Gigabyte videos, but haven't seen the image, but I know that images don't often show in the scroll.

If I don't find it soon, I am giving up. I have a 770 Lightning, anyway.
He's stated that it's on the site, not YouTube, not the forum, not Facebook.Quote

08-09-2013, 09:03:42

rudolf
Second post on this forum and a positiv one as well...

FOUND THE PICTURE !!

btw there are a lot of very good articles on this site. So i'm pretty sure to visit it more often now.Quote

08-09-2013, 09:48:32

okan
unless i screwed up my entry, i found it finally. i had to sign up for the forums, although i have been subscribed to the youtube channel for a while now and this site was one of the few that convinced me to buy a gigabyte 3d aurora case a few years back.

thanks for the opportunity! i am planning a new build in the next few months to replace my 920/gtx 275 system.Quote

08-09-2013, 10:27:29

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fieryabyss View Post
i put city/state
I just put in country, seemed logical. Quote

08-09-2013, 10:56:21

AlexBournemouth2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Nothing has been trolling.

You haven't looked hard enough.
I've looked twice and very slowly, so I am 99% sure I haven't missed it. I give up. It can't be on a Gigabyte review/article, or Tom's purposefully hidden a Gigabyte thing in a thread with a different title or something. LOL, IDK why people are thanking him for this; it's been a f*****g nightmare! Quote

08-09-2013, 11:38:39

Fieryabyss
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
I've looked twice and very slowly, so I am 99% sure I haven't missed it. I give up. It can't be on a Gigabyte review/article, or Tom's purposefully hidden a Gigabyte thing in a thread with a different title or something. LOL, IDK why people are thanking him for this; it's been a f*****g nightmare!
The photo is just as big as the one on the contest page, and you'll know the second you find it. If you've been through everything and didn't see it then its a browser or add on problem.Quote

08-09-2013, 11:50:25

Boy
Wow didn't think I would spend this much time trying to find it. The official hint isn't exactly much of a help. However it was a nice challenge. It took away some of my homework time but I like to believe viewing all those pages thought me a lot about the technology. Best of luck to everyone Quote

08-09-2013, 11:50:48

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fieryabyss View Post
If you've been through everything and didn't see it then its a browser or add on problem.
Or intelligence, or eyes, or something else... It's impossible to miss and the clues point straight to it.Quote

08-09-2013, 11:57:06

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
I've looked twice and very slowly, so I am 99% sure I haven't missed it. I give up. It can't be on a Gigabyte review/article, or Tom's purposefully hidden a Gigabyte thing in a thread with a different title or something. LOL, IDK why people are thanking him for this; it's been a f*****g nightmare!
Well he did say and to quote "it's in something related to Gigabyte" so it may not actually be an article or review about a Gigabyte product by itself. So it could be in something with a Gigabyte product in it but not by itself.

By the way, I have no idea where it is.
I haven't even started looking yet, well, apart from 1hr after the comp was announced. And even then I was looking in the off topic section, which was before we got the hint that it was on the main site, derp. Quote

08-09-2013, 12:13:46

Empire
Nooooo! You published the hint! Now noone's gonna watch the WAN show archive anymore! xD
After i heard the hint i found it in 20-30mins.
The problem is all of us started with the wrong thing/categgory/whatever. The guy that sent the right thing in 90 minutes after TTL uploaded the vid was one of the few people who started at the right place, i guess Quote

08-09-2013, 12:21:28

SieB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
Nooooo! You published the hint! Now noone's gonna watch the WAN show archive anymore! xD
After i heard the hint i found it in 20-30mins.
The problem is all of us started with the wrong thing/categgory/whatever. The guy that sent the right thing in 90 minutes after TTL uploaded the vid was one of the few people who started at the right place, i guess
Well I posted the link to the WAN show yesterday so I figured anyone paying attention to this thread would have already have gotten the clue from it Quote

08-09-2013, 12:33:48

R0Y
-snip- found it!!!!!!!! Quote

08-09-2013, 12:35:50

Sulfie
I don't even know how I never heard of the WAN show before.. I have been a subscriber of Linus and and OC3D for at least a year ;..;Quote

08-09-2013, 12:42:05

R0Y
Hey what do I put in the "location" field in the entry form? City/Country or complete postal address?Quote

08-09-2013, 12:49:01

fintekonivel
Finally I found it!!! keep on looking it is there!
Quote:
Originally Posted by R0Y View Post
Hey what do I put in the "location" field in the entry form? City/Country or complete postal address?
I used country.Quote

08-09-2013, 12:51:36

stylage
My eyes are bleeding but my poor treasure hunting skills did not fail me. Pretty sure I've looked at every single page before finding it, haha. Anyway, good luck to everyone who has found it!Quote

08-09-2013, 12:56:09

GabrielJaddir
Awesome competition, hope i win.

p.s. Linus sent me. Quote

08-09-2013, 13:00:13

SuB
Just put your base location, uk / usa etcQuote

08-09-2013, 13:01:34

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Just put your base location, uk / usa etc
Thanks Quote

08-09-2013, 13:03:14

Notional
I finally found it after going through all the things. So releaved. My old getto modded 4870 won't survive for much longer, so bad luck to all of you, because I need this .. nah I'm just kidding, good luck Guys, if you found it you deserve it as much as me Quote

08-09-2013, 13:08:44

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by Notional View Post
I finally found it after going through all the things. So releaved. My old getto modded 4870 won't survive for much longer, so bad luck to all of you, because I need this .. nah I'm just kidding, good luck Guys, if you found it you deserve it as much as me
Likewise Quote

08-09-2013, 13:14:11

Przemek
I got it Really good competition good luck to everyone elseQuote

08-09-2013, 13:15:15

rubby
Well aparently more and more ppl are finding the chicken thingy so chances of winning are getting lower and lower Quote

08-09-2013, 13:16:11

Sulfie
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Just put your base location, uk / usa etc
Oh well, like a weirdo I already put my full address x)Quote

08-09-2013, 13:17:45

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sulfie View Post
Oh well, like a weirdo I already put my full address x)
Doesn't matter, I have your address now mwahahahaaaa.. *cough*
/evil-over-lord-modeQuote

08-09-2013, 13:19:25

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Doesn't matter, I have your address now mwahahahaaaa.. *cough*
/evil-over-lord-mode
I'm sure you have a lot more than that on us lolQuote

08-09-2013, 13:20:18

Empire
I think the adress is the last thing to worry about...
Btw i also put my full adress in, just in case. It's better to have more information than to have less, said the NSA...Quote

08-09-2013, 13:28:37

MicroAlex
Thanks for the compo guys! Was quite harder than usual, but that is the idea right Most importantly it is damn rewarding at the end.

Cheers!Quote

08-09-2013, 13:31:10

Notional
I put in my full address too. Started with my country, but then it said they will be checking names and addresses, so I just went with the safe road. I don't care

Also the competition should totally end right now Quote

08-09-2013, 13:34:55

Uber_Nobody
Such a relief to find it! That last hint made searching much quicker. Still took me 2+ hours though lol.Quote

08-09-2013, 13:41:37

NickOmega
OMFG finally!!!

Feels like it was on the one page I missed or something, but yay, now I have my life back. Cheers Tom and good luck all.Quote

08-09-2013, 13:50:46

Carambola
Found it! Took me quite some time though Quote

08-09-2013, 13:55:25

stereotype
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexBournemouth2013 View Post
I've looked twice and very slowly, so I am 99% sure I haven't missed it. I give up. It can't be on a Gigabyte review/article, or Tom's purposefully hidden a Gigabyte thing in a thread with a different title or something. LOL, IDK why people are thanking him for this; it's been a f*****g nightmare!
If you restrict your Google search to certain date ranges, then he's not going to find the page at all. That was my mistake. Otherwise I would've found it on day 1 lol.Quote

08-09-2013, 14:23:58

Fniz
Looked through every review/article containing anything gigabyte related, nothing. Just -snip nothing, I am loosing my mind!Quote

08-09-2013, 14:50:52

dottor
Found it! :O

With the last hint in the WAN show it was easy.Quote

08-09-2013, 14:55:54

TheRamJam
Yeah found it

Great comp guys..Quote

08-09-2013, 15:50:41

Empire
The hint was kinda unneeded i think, we could've guessed this before We were just overcomplicating things...Quote

08-09-2013, 16:09:41

Blingy
How many people found it so far?Quote

08-09-2013, 16:41:07

nfs3freak
With all the hints from the WAN show and just having been on the site, we don't need to be giving hints to other people, guys. Just let them do the hard work as many of us did and sit back and enjoy.Quote

08-09-2013, 16:55:33

Gilles3000
Blowing off the search for today, scroll wheel is almost on fire . I will continue tomorrow. The hint from the wan show was great, but i still couldn't find it ... maybe i overlooked it? Who knows...Quote

08-09-2013, 17:06:09

KalEl
Finally i found it My brain is overclocked to the max and my vision is so blurry, now i'm going to chill little bit...anyway that isn't to important cuz the prize is so worthy and i will do over and over again if i must,thank you Tom for this crazy searching experience, for next one i will be ready,steady,go,by the way i read very good reviews and articles,good luck to all Quote

08-09-2013, 17:59:50

The Holy Beans
I have just finished taking a quick look on the site to find the picture but no luck ;-;. I just hope that the picture is not on one of the posts that I have visited except on a different page Other wise I would be really bummed :c.

If there is no advantage in finding the URL early I might as well wait until the next hint comes out and by the way does anyone know If the URL is on the forums I might just give up if so.Quote

08-09-2013, 18:29:06

tolagarf
Found it! Thank you Tom, for making me waste hours of daily mouse clicking. Yet still, an awesome competition!Quote

08-09-2013, 19:00:50

anonymous
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Holy Beans View Post
If there is no advantage in finding the URL early I might as well wait until the next hint comes out and by the way does anyone know If the URL is on the forums I might just give up if so.
After the hint given in the WAN show, I doubt we will be getting anymore clues. Or at least not soon.

Also as been repeated: the picture is not on the forum.Quote

08-09-2013, 19:26:15

The Holy Beans
Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
After the hint given in the WAN show, I doubt we will be getting anymore clues. Or at least not soon.

Also as been repeated: the picture is not on the forum.
Tanks m8 Quote

08-09-2013, 19:40:30

stereotype
The funny thing is that the hint from the WAN show was actually dropped by Tom in this thread way earlier. But almost nobody got it. Quote

08-09-2013, 20:30:39

TheEye
found it and i hope i win
because my old pc is now 8 years old
so it would be a great steep to start on Quote

08-09-2013, 23:04:32

maztah
Remember Duke Nukem?
Hail to the king, Baby!!!

Finally, what an effort ha - not as straight forwards as I had hoped.

Good luck to everyone
I could really need a good graphics card... Quote

09-09-2013, 02:14:05

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by maztah View Post
Remember Duke Nukem?
Hail to the king, Baby!!!

Finally, what an effort ha - not as straight forwards as I had hoped.

Good luck to everyone
I could really need a good graphics card...
You "could need" ? Withdraw your entry ASAP !!!Quote

09-09-2013, 02:20:13

cdan86
I found it and submited my entry, good luck to all.Quote

09-09-2013, 03:40:25

Luther
For those who found the image. Will you be able to see the image if you view it as "Printable Version"?Quote

09-09-2013, 03:51:05

SuB
Stop looking at printable version, that's an accessibility thing just use main pages. You WILL find it this way.Quote

09-09-2013, 04:43:18

jewie27
do we have to scroll through every page of each article to find it?Quote

09-09-2013, 05:35:04

Tisca
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blade of Grass View Post
He's stated that it's on the site, not YouTube, not the forum, not Facebook.
Where did he say this, can some one verify this is true?Quote

09-09-2013, 05:43:01

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tisca View Post
Where did he say this, can some one verify this is true?
It's on the main website, that's it.Quote

09-09-2013, 06:04:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tisca View Post
Where did he say this, can some one verify this is true?
Ive said it loads..... You just need to read this thread.Quote

09-09-2013, 06:06:43

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
do we have to scroll through every page of each article to find it?
Yes, it's a treasure hunt.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tisca View Post
Where did he say this, can some one verify this is true?
He's said it multiple times, it's true.Quote

09-09-2013, 06:21:05

NickOmega
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tisca View Post
Where did he say this, can some one verify this is true?
Anyone would think people don't read the thread... Quote

09-09-2013, 06:43:45

EddWills95
Finally found it last night after a good couple of hours
with some real patience and breaking bad to ease the monotony, it popped up.

Had to have a bit of a double take just to make sure ;p

Thanks for the Comp. Tom Quote

09-09-2013, 07:27:01

Diffracted
The amount of people actually trying to cheat their way through it is incredible lol. Quote

09-09-2013, 08:57:35

J-a-c-o-b
I found it, fairly simple really, even if I hadn't known the clues, knowing the latest one from the wan show narrowed my search down significantly and I found it in under an hour. GL to those that are yet to find it.

I must of checked several times that I pasted the right URL in the field.

Thanks Mr TTLQuote

09-09-2013, 09:20:15

tushargandhe
wow...reading all these posts about working hours to find the image...i feel so lucky having found it in about 10-15 mins!

great competition!

good luck everyone Quote

09-09-2013, 09:31:06

vraba
When found did anyone else try to test it with adblock, or it is jut me ? Quote

09-09-2013, 09:43:38

wazzelby
So now that they practically gave away the location, are we finally going to hear less whining about how hard it is to find? I think you should give special recognition to those who found it without a road map..Quote

09-09-2013, 09:46:43

Psygnosis
Funny thing is :

- I don't have Ad Block
- I know where the image is
- Can't see it with Explorer last version
- Can't see it with Chrome
- Can't see it with Firefox

dafaq ? ideas ?Quote

09-09-2013, 09:49:46

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Funny thing is :

- I don't have Ad Block
- I know where the image is
- Can't see it with Explorer last version
- Can't see it with Chrome
- Can't see it with Firefox

dafaq ? ideas ?

Go to specsaversQuote

09-09-2013, 10:00:32

mehere
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Go to specsavers
you make me laugh with your sarcasm Quote

09-09-2013, 10:01:15

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Go to specsavers
HEH! Had to look that up, not around here.Quote

09-09-2013, 10:03:25

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Go to specsavers
No thanks i don't need them, since I KNOW where it is but it won't show up in the browsers... so fun <3Quote

09-09-2013, 10:07:24

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
No thanks i don't need them, since I KNOW where it is but it won't show up in the browsers... so fun <3
If you can't see it, how do you *know* where it is?Quote

09-09-2013, 10:08:10

Empire
Quote:
Originally Posted by vraba View Post
When found did anyone else try to test it with adblock, or it is jut me ?
Me 2 Unexpected results?Quote

09-09-2013, 10:14:55

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
If you can't see it, how do you *know* where it is?
You know, mates / clan mates can help you in the research ( and they are not partecipating )...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Empire View Post
Me 2 Unexpected results?
Yeah sure, unexpected result... read above...

Everyone have their own methods, we have our, like playing a Clan War : Teamplay

Love the forums <3 Especially when you meet the classics that complain with new users : " omg omg only 1 post just here for teh prizzzzzze !1!!1! "Quote

09-09-2013, 10:19:16

tinytomlogan
It shows up fine in browsers, user error as normal.Quote

09-09-2013, 10:20:03

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
You know, mates / clan mates can help you in the research ( and they are not partecipating )...
Sounds a little like disqualification material to me... :PQuote

09-09-2013, 10:27:42

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Sounds a little like disqualification material to me... :P
Disqualification because my mates were helping me out ? Disqualification is - like in the rules said - if YOU POST the link here in the forums...

Steam / Private Teamspeak isn't the Forum Chat... and THEY ARE NOT partecipating.

• Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.


publicly... not PRIVATE...Quote

09-09-2013, 10:35:55

eTheBlack
Found it!

I searched by bruteforce (checking every review/article), and I got bored and went to Google search, found it in 10 seconds.
Do you know what is funny? I just stopped/got bored with bruteforce on the page where it actually was! Damn!

Just don't stop, you will facepalm yourself...


P.S. AdBlock, nor DoNotTrackMe, doesn't block it.
I don't think viewing Ads helps the site, only clicking on it. Right? If not, then remove this bit, so people actually disable AdBlock for this site, it doesn't have any "intrusive" material.Quote

09-09-2013, 10:36:00

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Disqualification because my mates were helping me out ? Disqualification is - like in the rules said - if YOU POST the link here in the forums...

Steam / Private Teamspeak isn't the Forum Chat... and THEY ARE NOT partecipating.

• Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.


publicly... not PRIVATE...
In the words of the internet, "calm yo tits". Did you spot the cheeky :P smiley?Quote

09-09-2013, 10:43:52

Syllom
I can't see some article pages,often some pages are showing one and same newer article page.Site's prob or my browser's?I'm using Firefox.

Edit:To be more specific,now im at the 58th page in articles.It shows me the 8th page not the actual one that it supposed to be.That happens quite often when you pass more pagesQuote

09-09-2013, 10:51:23

eTheBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by Syllom View Post
I can't see some article pages,often some pages are showing one and same newer article page.Site's prob or my browser's?I'm using Firefox.
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showpos...&postcount=518

Read this.Quote

09-09-2013, 10:53:36

maztah
I was looking for hours and hours and eventually found it, early in the morning, clicking away all night...

Really, I thought it was my brower or something, or I was stupid or both.
But fact is, when you find the page, you WILL see it.
It is like it is described on the entry page, there is no trick or anything.

If you cannot see it, you just have not found it yet, simple as that.

Good luck everyone Quote

09-09-2013, 10:54:08

Syllom
Quote:
Originally Posted by eTheBlack View Post
Oh man...seriously?!?!?!
Sigh....cba now ill try again some other time:PQuote

09-09-2013, 10:55:01

FredEx
Even with my ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) raring its ugly head, I found it. If I can, cause it is very bad for me, anybody should be able to. When it comes to reading my attention span is measured in seconds. (very slight exaggeration, maybe a few minutes and I'm gone)Quote

09-09-2013, 11:02:09

Syllom
rofl i just found it,damn glitch man....
And I was wondering all these days..am i so retarded?Quote

09-09-2013, 11:47:22

wazzelby
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Disqualification because my mates were helping me out ? Disqualification is - like in the rules said - if YOU POST the link here in the forums...

Steam / Private Teamspeak isn't the Forum Chat... and THEY ARE NOT partecipating.

• Publicly sharing of the answer URL will result in disqualification.


publicly... not PRIVATE...
You sir are a fail.... You've spent the last week complaining about how hard this is and went so far as to have your "mates" help you look? Seriously? You're spending so much time trying to circumvent the rules that you really don't deserve to win anything.. I don't really see any difference between "posting the link in the forums" or having someone else just give it to you. The idea is that you find it yourself..
The idea behind this contest isn't just to make people spend every waking minute clicking on every single link on the web site (ok well maybe TTL would do that for fun ), it's to get people involved in actually reading some of those articles along the way. You missed the whole point..Quote

09-09-2013, 11:57:36

SparkleDJackson
I near puked when the guy said he google found it in ten seconds. I dont have the time to hunt for it atm. Babysitting my wee sister. But I look forward to getting back into it. But like the guy before that said about firing on breaking bad. Thats the best idea. Fire on netflix and grind through a few seasons of SoA. Good luck to those still hunting and congrats to those that found it already. You are obviously sharper than me hahaQuote

09-09-2013, 12:16:55

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
I near puked when the guy said he google found it in ten seconds. I dont have the time to hunt for it atm. Babysitting my wee sister. But I look forward to getting back into it. But like the guy before that said about firing on breaking bad. Thats the best idea. Fire on netflix and grind through a few seasons of SoA. Good luck to those still hunting and congrats to those that found it already. You are obviously sharper than me haha
I think the new season of SoA starts today/tomorrow. Exciting stuff!!Quote

09-09-2013, 12:44:24

Dreight
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
I think the new season of SoA starts today/tomorrow. Exciting stuff!!
WOOT that's a good news !Quote

09-09-2013, 14:34:27

eTheBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
I near puked when the guy said he google found it in ten seconds. I dont have the time to hunt for it atm. Babysitting my wee sister. But I look forward to getting back into it. But like the guy before that said about firing on breaking bad. Thats the best idea. Fire on netflix and grind through a few seasons of SoA. Good luck to those still hunting and congrats to those that found it already. You are obviously sharper than me haha
Maybe you need more time to read my post?
I did find it in 10s after i searched with google, because before it I used bruteforce and checked quite a few articles and reviews, and browser remembers which sites you visited, thus links are different colors.Quote

09-09-2013, 15:04:20

SparkleDJackson
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
I think the new season of SoA starts today/tomorrow. Exciting stuff!!
tears of joy. im only starting s3. cant wait for them to arrive in belfast so i can see if i recognise anywhere. its such a good show. i did the first 2 seasons in a week. had to stop as i was contemplating killing m sisters horse to make a kutte

Quote:
Originally Posted by eTheBlack View Post
Maybe you need more time to read my post?
I did find it in 10s after i searched with google, because before it I used bruteforce and checked quite a few articles and reviews, and browser remembers which sites you visited, thus links are different colors.
lol i understood your comment and i know about the colour change. im pretty sure people keep clearing my history as they always turn back to blue for me haha. still 10s is good. i bet you were more than slightly overjoyed hahaQuote

09-09-2013, 16:20:59

SirQuilty
OMG!! I can't believe i just found it.
Would love to give clues but why would i reduce my chances of wining.
Took me the entire weekend searching.
But today I just decided to alter my searching method and it worked almost instantly with about 20 pages of searching compared to the hundreds in the days previous.

Looks like chicken for dinner tonight. xDQuote

09-09-2013, 16:43:07

Syphadeus
I found it just now after intermittently searching for it using a very unintelligent brute force approach. To be fair I don't really thing any of the 'clues' people are looking for are really going to help, it's just where it is.

Having said that I was feeling pretty dedicated and had made a little note of where I'd gotten to with searching through articles, reviews and other sections of the site. I'm chuffed just for finding it. Chances of me winning are low because I never win anything but it's still a nice feeling of success!Quote

09-09-2013, 16:51:53

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Go to specsavers
LOL!Quote

09-09-2013, 18:15:00

skorpien
Woo! Finally! Was feeling a bit disheartened at not being able to find it, but man does it feel good when ya finally do

Thanks for the opportunity Tom! Good luck to all who found it and best of luck to those still searching.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
In the words of the internet, "calm yo tits". Did you spot the cheeky :P smiley?
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_md...feepo1_500.jpgQuote

09-09-2013, 20:39:53

Aeolocphry
FINALLY found it using the first few "hints" given on day one of the competition. When I saw it I couldn't believe it at first, so I refreshed the page a few times.

Also before anyone starts yapping at me about only having 2 posts here, I've been a subscriber for OC3D TV and TTL for a long long time, and would occasionally read reviews on the site for things I was interested in. I just never actually signed up on the forums.

Keep searching everyone, you'll find it after enough clicking.

Also, is there some way of confirming that I got the URL right? Just don't want any errors, this competition is a big deal!Quote

09-09-2013, 20:52:30

DeXt
Can someone confirm if the image will appear on the printable version of the review/article?

Think i'll break my mouse with all this clicks. :PQuote

09-09-2013, 21:07:07

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aeolocphry View Post
FINALLY found it using the first few "hints" given on day one of the competition. When I saw it I couldn't believe it at first, so I refreshed the page a few times.

Also before anyone starts yapping at me about only having 2 posts here, I've been a subscriber for OC3D TV and TTL for a long long time, and would occasionally read reviews on the site for things I was interested in. I just never actually signed up on the forums.

Keep searching everyone, you'll find it after enough clicking.

Also, is there some way of confirming that I got the URL right? Just don't want any errors, this competition is a big deal!
No


Quote:
Originally Posted by DeXt View Post
Can someone confirm if the image will appear on the printable version of the review/article?

Think i'll break my mouse with all this clicks. :P
...and no (as in nobody can confirm it as that's basically just giving you another hint.


You'll know when you've got it, there's really no need to ask us to confirm it for you.Quote

09-09-2013, 21:43:09

Fieryabyss
Way too many hints given IMO. I found it after 3 days only knowing that adblock would block it and that it was on the website. I took my time and went section by section so i wouldn't get burned out, but now the new comers to the comp simply need to Google for 10 minutes to find it.Quote

09-09-2013, 22:02:59

stereotype
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fieryabyss View Post
Way too many hints given IMO. I found it after 3 days only knowing that adblock would block it and that it was on the website. I took my time and went section by section so i wouldn't get burned out, but now the new comers to the comp simply need to Google for 10 minutes to find it.
10 minutes WTH? It still takes a lot more time than that, unless you're somehow very lucky. There are still MANY pages to look at.

Nonetheless I agree, making it too easy would be unfair to those who've spent days searching the entire site.Quote

10-09-2013, 05:55:00

GhostDog99
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
Lol, no one forces you to enter. You don't have to look for it if you don't want to
I'm sure there are plenty of people on here that don't want a 780 that bad and can't be bothered looking for the pic or don't have the time to either, but you don't see them moaning about it.

If you want the chance to win the 780 then you have to look for the pic.
i agree with you 100%
not only is he biching like someone owes him something
but he is ungrateful of tom being nice enough to even give a way a GTX 780 and even giving us extra tips and clues against his better judgement
he sould sat thank you to tom and stop bitchingQuote

10-09-2013, 06:00:57

FredEx
Tom, thanks for all the comps you come up with. Thanks to the folks helping Tom run this site and run the whole shebang at TTL Towers and any satellite locations.

OH YEAH...thank you to all the sponsors! Pardon me, I have some ads to click on.Quote

10-09-2013, 06:51:01

MeSleepyOne
Tom you are so awesome for making this giveaway happen Thank You and Gigabyte. After so many day of searching I FINALLY FOUND IT!!!!!Quote

10-09-2013, 07:01:35

Sharlaw
Wow thanks for an awesome comp Tom and Gigabyte.

Luckily most of the management in the office have been away this week. So after many, many hours of searching, I found it. Quote

10-09-2013, 07:02:17

nrage
Quote:
Originally Posted by vraba View Post
When found did anyone else try to test it with adblock, or it is jut me ?
I tested it too Quote

10-09-2013, 08:42:10

Joao Dario
So, today I changed my search methodology and went to look for all related gigabyte articles and reviews, and of course no luck
It would be half expected to be in a old review article related to gigabyte, but it is not apparently.
Now I'm going back to search between the topics "audio", "cpu & cooling" etc.

Way to much work to find a picture when only one person will win the prize IMHO.Quote

10-09-2013, 08:46:06

Sharlaw
It's worth it considering the prize, this isn't some mid to low tier card.
It retails from £500-£600, and is worth a little effort to win imho.
And tbh if people can't be bothered to look, more chances for the rest of us Quote

10-09-2013, 09:31:05

Joao Dario
I didn't say its not worth the trouble but only one person will win it.Quote

10-09-2013, 09:37:43

B3rni3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao Dario View Post
I didn't say its not worth the trouble but only one person will win it.
This springs to mind.

Quote

10-09-2013, 09:44:38

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao Dario View Post
I didn't say its not worth the trouble but only one person will win it.
Yeah that's usually how these things work out
I still can not get over the fact people are still moaning about working a little bit for a free £550 graphics card.

It's simple really all you need to do is "Look", "Find" and enter - simples!Quote

10-09-2013, 10:19:03

Joao Dario
Well, if I win it I would be ING GRATEFUL ( I still am grateful for the opportunity) but if not will be" "look", "find" and enter - simple!" for nothing.

What I don't understand is Why U SO MAD ? I'm not complaining.

you are the one who's complaining about my not complaining... dumbass.Quote

10-09-2013, 10:22:54

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joao Dario View Post
Well, if I win it I would be ING GRATEFUL ( I still am grateful for the opportunity) but if not will be" "look", "find" and enter - simple!" for nothing.

What I don't understand is Why U SO MAD ? I'm not complaining.

you are the one who's complaining about my not complaining... dumbass.

If you want to talk like that DUMBASS Ill just block you from all OC3D competitions for life. Wind your head in.Quote

10-09-2013, 10:27:24

Trans
I'm still looking, but.... MY EYES ARE BLEEDING!!

Finding some super reviews and articles along the way though =]Quote

10-09-2013, 10:38:14

Joao Dario
Do what you got to do or what you think is right to do, I wasn't complaining about anything (this is the second competition I enter) I was just comparing the "work" with the chances of winning it. See, no complaining !!! Or do I need to explain every detail of my words ?

Don't see the need of him accusing me of complaining or moaning or whatever, and that said, I wasn't talking like a dumbass, ... If you know what I mean.

edit: BTW thank you for the competition and the chance to win a 600€ graphic card.

edit2: Don't really see the need of threatening me with a ban for life from all competitions that is way to exaggerated.Quote

10-09-2013, 10:47:21

Stormsys
:P i found it with programming!Quote

10-09-2013, 11:03:21

Joao Dario
Quote:
Originally Posted by B3rni3 View Post
This springs to mind.

That was funny xDQuote

10-09-2013, 11:25:07

N4villu5
Found it! Woot!Quote

10-09-2013, 12:30:16

Madrocker
God Damn it, I suck at this.
As I scan articles/reviews I keep stopping and reading them, wasting valuable picture hunting time lolQuote

10-09-2013, 12:35:24

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madrocker View Post
God Damn it, I suck at this.
As I scan articles/reviews I keep stopping and reading them, wasting valuable picture hunting time lol
There are some excellent Reviews and Articles on here take the time to appreciate and enjoy the work gone into writing them, I've lost many a fine hour on the reviews and subscriber videos :-)Quote

10-09-2013, 13:36:03

Trans
Quote:
Originally Posted by Madrocker View Post
God Damn it, I suck at this.
As I scan articles/reviews I keep stopping and reading them, wasting valuable picture hunting time lol

I have so far lost what I have and haven't looked through because of this =P
But it's definitely not a waste of time.

The reviews from 2008 bring back some hardware memories Quote

10-09-2013, 13:44:34

Diffracted
While we wait, here's some porn





And what about PHANTEKS first ever case? Gorgeous right?









Tom, request them to send you a review case?
Quote

10-09-2013, 14:49:30

Wraith
It's been fun but for now I'm shattered and work has to be done (caught up) :-(

Has anyone looked down the back of the sofa or the fridge??Quote

10-09-2013, 15:11:00

DeXt
Found it! Good Luck all, but mostly for me. :PQuote

10-09-2013, 15:32:15

Escaflown
After nearly 4 hours of systematic searching the site I can finally count myself to the lucky ones who found it :-)

Good Luck to everyone else !!Quote

10-09-2013, 15:39:09

Spiderz
On a totally unrelated note, maybe there should be another silly article or something like we had with the Mince Pie testing or the Boxing Day recipes.Quote

10-09-2013, 15:55:17

The Holy Beans
Day 3.

I have been looking for hours on end on this accursed site but no luck. At first you think it wouldn't be that hard but you don't realize how big this site is and the only clues I have is that it is one of the ads and it is related to Gigabyte making near impossible for me to search this vast site.

There is still hope as long as Tom releases new hints eventually I may get some sleep.Quote

10-09-2013, 16:03:00

metallo97
Nothing on articles/news about Gigabyte :\Quote

10-09-2013, 16:10:47

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Holy Beans View Post
There is still hope as long as Tom releases new hints eventually I may get some sleep.
I highly doubt there will be more hints. The ones we have gotten is far more than we need to do it.. Seriously. What do you want him to do, point you directly to the specific page? Just keep looking and scrolling. Good luck.Quote

10-09-2013, 18:10:19

furby
Having such a mare of a time finding it - making me second guess if i even had adblock or notQuote

10-09-2013, 19:08:01

anonymous
Is anyone else seeing bizarre formatting on some reviews like:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...te_h55n_usb3/8

The entire body is a dark blue instead of the normal light blue.Quote

10-09-2013, 21:43:44

Zaim
Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
Is anyone else seeing bizarre formatting on some reviews like:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...te_h55n_usb3/8

The entire body is a dark blue instead of the normal light blue.
Yeah same for me.Quote

11-09-2013, 01:14:57

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Holy Beans View Post
... the only clues I have is that it is one of the ads and...
I don't think it's actually one of the ads, it's just a picture, but adblock might block it.

Hopefully I've made some sort of sense. Reading back over what I've written, I'm not sure I've helped at all!Quote

11-09-2013, 03:39:54

FreemanBooker
I've actually found out yesterday that I've won a 7850 from another competition running in my country (it's not a 780, I know, but I don't even own a desktop PC so free tastes deliciously free). I completly forgot I had entered it at all, thought the email was a scam, and almost deleted it. This is karma paying me back for all the time I've wasted looking for the bloody chicken dinner. I'm out ... blaze of glory. Good luck to the rest of you moles, you have one less (potential) entry to worry about!Quote

11-09-2013, 03:42:21

jewie27
will it be on the first page upon opening the article or review? or do we have to read every single page?Quote

11-09-2013, 05:39:54

abakerboi
Just chipping in here, clues so far have been good, but I spent a few days searching before I saw them! DOH!

I intend to narrow and make my search more logical today when I have time! Very generous competition considering how new these cards are, I can't believe people are complaining about anything in here at all, really surprises me! This is free guys, jump off your soap boxes :PQuote

11-09-2013, 05:54:11

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by anonymous View Post
Is anyone else seeing bizarre formatting on some reviews like:

http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...te_h55n_usb3/8

The entire body is a dark blue instead of the normal light blue.

Its a very old review dudeQuote

11-09-2013, 08:51:08

abakerboi
Okay so most of this thread is "I can't find it in the reviews" My next 'batch' is going to be in Articles only me thinks!

Any fellow hunters about?

Ant.Quote

11-09-2013, 09:26:06

Barnett89
Found it at last! Had fun reading some old articles/reviews at the same time, so hardly time wasted. GL to all (sort of).Quote

11-09-2013, 09:30:53

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by abakerboi View Post
Okay so most of this thread is "I can't find it in the reviews" My next 'batch' is going to be in Articles only me thinks!

Any fellow hunters about?

Ant.
Have scoured what feels like the entire site. Not giving up yet though.Quote

11-09-2013, 10:48:07

Diffracted
Let's play a game. Everyone continue each others sentences.

Once upon a time there was....Quote

11-09-2013, 11:04:07

abakerboi
...a game that ended the post after it started.

Ant.Quote

11-09-2013, 11:07:39

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by abakerboi View Post
...a game that ended the post after it started.

Ant.
Well... that wasn't very fun Quote

11-09-2013, 11:12:13

dalewakelin
Quote:
Originally Posted by abakerboi View Post
...a game that ended the post after it started.

Ant.
But then somebody turned it into a small paragraph...Quote

11-09-2013, 11:27:24

furby
XD just about to give up for the day again and bam, it pops up... made me super paranoid that it wasn't real XD. Great compo.. dunno why but even if i dont win now, i know i found itQuote

11-09-2013, 11:40:43

chrismjurd
thank god for that, my ocd was going off the wall but totally worth it, nothing quite as satisfying as finding something well hidden!Quote

11-09-2013, 12:18:34

Gurt11
I just saw your 980X's funeral again, sniffles Quote

11-09-2013, 12:23:39

SparkleDJackson
i cut my finger and thumb on a pcb last night. i think it was lucky cos i just found the flip out of it correct page. good luck those yet to enter. and to the crew. cheers for the opportunity. now i can get back to making real posts hehe.Quote

11-09-2013, 12:49:33

James86
I finally found it!!
Only took me a week of off and on looking. All I can say is keep on looking guys if you find the right page you will know.Quote

11-09-2013, 13:56:53

SparkleDJackson
And the boss wasnt kidding saying you cant miss it when you land on it. I just looked at it for a few minutes and kept refreshing to make sure it wasn't my desire playing tricks. My advice to those still hunting would be not to rage quit. Take note of the clues and apply the clues because to be fair if the clues where anymore obvious or there were more clues it may aswell be a click to enter affair. Keep a cool head guys. You'll get there.Quote

11-09-2013, 14:39:46

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
i cut my finger and thumb on a pcb last night. i think it was lucky cos i just found the flip out of it correct page. good luck those yet to enter. and to the crew. cheers for the opportunity. now i can get back to making real posts hehe.
So literally I case of no pain no gain there

Congrats.Quote

11-09-2013, 16:01:48

anonymous
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Its a very old review dude
Of course, but there are even older reviews that don't have that problem. Anyways I was just pointing it out.Quote

11-09-2013, 16:06:32

jewie27
Is there a link the WAN show archives? I can't find it.Quote

11-09-2013, 16:09:17

anonymous
Its on both YouTube and Twitch.tv. Pretend you're searching for the image

Edit: speaking of image I finally found it! I think I'm gonna cry now.Quote

11-09-2013, 16:51:21

Taurus
Found it after at least 8 hours of searching and just entered!Quote

11-09-2013, 17:26:10

deejayburnout
My back is killing me and i am stooped over my pc looking for the pic. Still cannot see it.

I think i might cry if i find it.Quote

11-09-2013, 18:15:29

scrooge
Finally found it after about 3 hours. Linus hint helped. Good luck to you all.Quote

11-09-2013, 18:41:53

Psygnosis
Ok, had to do some work here at home and left the competition in a corner due my Browsers problem ( yeeeap, not glasses ^^ ).

Today I've created a Thread in the Rig forum to show my Brinkase ( i can put that link in my signature ?! ), had some matches in Showdown Effect after that to relax, watched again some Titanfall and GTA V footage then back to work for a fix...

After uninstalling, re-installing the browsers, re-install AdBlock and working around the options, set in the white list oc3d, nothing... then I've downloaded Opera.

Bam ! That browser was the solution ^^ The image instantly popped out ! Pfiew ! So if someone have issues with broken images, try opera, it worked for me

Sorry if I was some kind of " rude " or " upset ", but this problem after the searching made my head explode ahah ! Won't happen again :P

Thanks a lot Tom for this competition and the opportunity ! I've read also some reviews, especially that one with the motherboard with 2x CPU and the content in the various pages in the website are a pleasure to read, I mean that they are detailed and really useful / well done !

GL to everyone that entered the competitionQuote

11-09-2013, 19:06:20

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Ok, had to do some work here at home and left the competition in a corner due my Browsers problem ( yeeeap, not glasses ^^ ).

Today I've created a Thread in the Rig forum to show my Brinkase ( i can put that link in my signature ?! ), had some matches in Showdown Effect after that to relax, watched again some Titanfall and GTA V footage then back to work for a fix...

After uninstalling, re-installing the browsers, re-install AdBlock and working around the options, set in the white list oc3d, nothing... then I've downloaded Opera.

Bam ! That browser was the solution ^^ The image instantly popped out ! Pfiew ! So if someone have issues with broken images, try opera, it worked for me

Sorry if I was some kind of " rude " or " upset ", but this problem after the searching made my head explode ahah ! Won't happen again :P

Thanks a lot Tom for this competition and the opportunity ! I've read also some reviews, especially that one with the motherboard with 2x CPU and the content in the various pages in the website are a pleasure to read, I mean that they are detailed and really useful / well done !

GL to everyone that entered the competition
I'm still having no luck. I'll give Opera a try in the morning and see what happens. Cheers.Quote

11-09-2013, 19:08:16

Goldenboy
Can i still win even if this is my very first post? Assuming that i have sent the right page?Quote

11-09-2013, 21:26:40

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
Can i still win even if this is my very first post? Assuming that i have sent the right page?
Of course you can. Quote

12-09-2013, 02:54:58

importpsycho
I must be doing it wrong
I ran search with Linus hint word (top right corner search) and went through all of the reviews and articles, but i didn't find it...Quote

12-09-2013, 04:13:14

Tisca
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Ok, had to do some work here at home and left the competition in a corner due my Browsers problem ( yeeeap, not glasses ^^ ).

Today I've created a Thread in the Rig forum to show my Brinkase ( i can put that link in my signature ?! ), had some matches in Showdown Effect after that to relax, watched again some Titanfall and GTA V footage then back to work for a fix...

After uninstalling, re-installing the browsers, re-install AdBlock and working around the options, set in the white list oc3d, nothing... then I've downloaded Opera.

Bam ! That browser was the solution ^^ The image instantly popped out ! Pfiew ! So if someone have issues with broken images, try opera, it worked for me


Sorry if I was some kind of " rude " or " upset ", but this problem after the searching made my head explode ahah ! Won't happen again :P

Thanks a lot Tom for this competition and the opportunity ! I've read also some reviews, especially that one with the motherboard with 2x CPU and the content in the various pages in the website are a pleasure to read, I mean that they are detailed and really useful / well done !

GL to everyone that entered the competition
Well, which browser DID NOT WORK!?? Why would you leave crucial info like that untold.
I think we all know where to narrow the search and I've gone through it all with ABP off and on Chrome. Nothing.Quote

12-09-2013, 04:15:00

mgibbs
Buggered if I can find it and I need to get some work done! I have however read some interesting articles, which I guess is the whole object of the exercise.
I'll come back to it later.Quote

12-09-2013, 05:55:15

trippy_n00b
Clicked the page and found it...couldn't believe my eyes! Good luck to everyone still searching.Quote

12-09-2013, 05:57:27

tinytomlogan
All browsers work. Theres no way they looked at the same or right page if one worked and one didnt. Simple as.

We tested it with every one on serveral different rigs, so people saying it made a difference are either trying to put you off or are thick!Quote

12-09-2013, 06:18:45

mehere
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
All browsers work. Theres no way they looked at the same or right page if one worked and one didnt. Simple as.

We tested it with every one on serveral different rigs, so people saying it made a difference are either trying to put you off or are thick!
a bit of miss-direction to improve their chances of a win I think
may have to go and have a look for this keep telling myself not to bother as I just put 2 7970s in but curiosity is getting to me can/will I find it?Quote

12-09-2013, 07:18:56

nrage
Quote:
Originally Posted by importpsycho View Post
I must be doing it wrong
I ran search with Linus hint word (top right corner search) and went through all of the reviews and articles, but i didn't find it...
That didn't work for me either, no idea why, I guess I must have missed it. I also must have missed it when I used the Content|All pages looking for the hint word in both reviews and articles.

What eventually worked was looking at every page of every article on the Content|All pages from the first until I found it.

Slow, but guaranteed to work (unless you make some mistake)Quote

12-09-2013, 08:19:18

digitaljuice
ah wow what a contest, good luck to anyone else that finds it! but i secretly hope no one else does so I have a better chance =3

time to sleep now, that only took 2 hours t_tQuote

12-09-2013, 08:22:12

Sheppard
I'm done with this competition, been searching since it went live and I've still not even come close.

Sick of all the condescending posts "omg think logically" and the WAN show hint didn't do anything for me.

Gluck to those that entered.Quote

12-09-2013, 08:27:22

Psygnosis
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
All browsers work. Theres no way they looked at the same or right page if one worked and one didnt. Simple as.

We tested it with every one on serveral different rigs, so people saying it made a difference are either trying to put you off or are thick!
Well I'm not telling lies mate, I had just this broken image " bug " or something and with Opera worked =)

It's like the BSOD, someone can have them and someone doesn't, even not a single BSOD ( or in my case that annoying BSOD is totally random, like, I can have it right now and after 2 months he will not show up ! I tried everything, decreasing the CPU OC, testing the rams, vga, etc etc, but it comes out totally randomly - the local hardware seller tested and stressed for 2 days my rig, but they said it's all fine, zero problems - dunno what could be - now it passed some months and still no BSOD :P )

Obviously with all the other browsers you can find the image as Tom said, but this was just my problem, not trying to put someone off, everyone should have a chance to enter this awesome competition ( well, if they find the image first ofc ! ^^ ) Quote

12-09-2013, 08:53:09

eTheBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psygnosis View Post
Well I'm not telling lies mate, I had just this broken image " bug " or something and with Opera worked =)

It's like the BSOD, someone can have them and someone doesn't, even not a single BSOD ( or in my case that annoying BSOD is totally random, like, I can have it right now and after 2 months he will not show up ! I tried everything, decreasing the CPU OC, testing the rams, vga, etc etc, but it comes out totally randomly - the local hardware seller tested and stressed for 2 days my rig, but they said it's all fine, zero problems - dunno what could be - now it passed some months and still no BSOD :P )

Obviously with all the other browsers you can find the image as Tom said, but this was just my problem, not trying to put someone off, everyone should have a chance to enter this awesome competition ( well, if they find the image first ofc ! ^^ )
Looks like profile glitch. Unistalling doesn't remove it.

Use this: Revo Uninstaller


Or longer version:
http://evansims.com/6425/resetting-y...-user-profile/

Or you will also need to remove registry leftovers:
http://www.mytechguide.org/444/how-t...google-chrome/


Sorry for offtopic.Quote

12-09-2013, 10:06:21

abakerboi
Damnit still looking! My eyes hurt!

Ant.Quote

12-09-2013, 10:16:36

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrage View Post
That didn't work for me either, no idea why, I guess I must have missed it. I also must have missed it when I used the Content|All pages looking for the hint word in both reviews and articles.

What eventually worked was looking at every page of every article on the Content|All pages from the first until I found it.

Slow, but guaranteed to work (unless you make some mistake)
So not a review then? Quote

12-09-2013, 10:38:22

PeeGee
Thank you for the competition OC3D and TTL Quote

12-09-2013, 10:44:35

abakerboi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheppard View Post
I'm done with this competition, been searching since it went live and I've still not even come close.

Sick of all the condescending posts "omg think logically" and the WAN show hint didn't do anything for me.

Gluck to those that entered.
Byeee!! One less person = better odds (if/when I eventually find it!)

Btw, how do you know how close you've come if you haven't found it? It's kind of like me saying "I'm close, I can feel it!!" are you a Jedi too?

Ant.Quote

12-09-2013, 11:00:48

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sheppard View Post
I'm done with this competition, been searching since it went live and I've still not even come close.

Sick of all the condescending posts "omg think logically" and the WAN show hint didn't do anything for me.

Gluck to those that entered.

You just need to calm down dudio. When I post where it is once the compo is over youll wish you kept at it Quote

12-09-2013, 11:40:40

Gurt11
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
You just need to calm down dudio. When I post where it is once the compo is over youll wish you kept at it
Indeed, I was about to give up, but I just found it good luck all!Quote

12-09-2013, 12:02:17

taavi
Long time lurker here, finally decided to make a forum user because of this compo Found it thanks to the hint in WAN show.

Good luck to everybody!Quote

12-09-2013, 12:05:40

Tommay
Finally found it. Being methodical and patient paid off Quote

12-09-2013, 12:58:29

Rebel
Big thanks to OCD3 and Gigabyte for the compQuote

12-09-2013, 13:47:24

Xploited Titan
Little question. Will the image appear if we check the printable version? Scrolling is less straining than clicking through all pages of all articles. ^^Quote

12-09-2013, 13:50:10

maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xploited Titan View Post
Little question. Will the image appear if we check the printable version? Scrolling is less straining than clicking through all pages of all articles. ^^
check once you find it, it might work or it might not

I wasn't gonna enter but I challenged myself and after going through ~ 1000 pages (yes I was keeping a log where I searched and didn't search), then I started to give up and lose hope. Then I actually used my brain and found it within 15 mins of searching..... great way to waste about 20 hours of my life just for being lazy :\Quote

12-09-2013, 13:57:31

DilTech
So how many legitimate entries have been entered thus far?Quote

12-09-2013, 14:18:20

metalhebrio
Searching for a few days now, still can´t find it.. :c
Good luck to all!Quote

12-09-2013, 14:58:04

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by DilTech View Post
So how many legitimate entries have been entered thus far?
I think it's safe to go ahead and assume that the answer is a whole lot. Quote

12-09-2013, 16:37:10

magare
just found it, good luck everyone Quote

12-09-2013, 16:51:45

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
What was the hint in the WAN show? I watched it twice. (Linus' Show)
Just watch the part where Tom comes on, he says it before he leaves.

Good luck!Quote

12-09-2013, 16:55:59

jewie27
Thanks got it. Will it be on the first page of the article/review or do we need to click on all the pages to find it?

Is it a 2013 article?Quote

12-09-2013, 17:02:54

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
Thanks got it. Will it be on the first page of the article/review or do we need to click on all the pages to find it?

Is it a 2013 article?
Stop double posting and trying to cheat.

People are not allowed to reveal extra clues like you're asking - please read the rules on the competition page:
http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...te_gtx780_oc/1

You need to search the forums for it - people aren't going to give you an easy answer.Quote

12-09-2013, 17:07:15

jewie27
so you're saying it could be from 2005? and on page 100?Quote

12-09-2013, 17:11:24

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
so you're saying it could be from 2005? and on page 100?
Yes, it could...

Only one way to find out!Quote

12-09-2013, 17:11:33

DilTech
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
so you're saying it could be from 2005? and on page 100?
It could be ANYWHERE on the site. That's how this works.

As in, could be in the first article ever published here, or it could be on a review from september 2nd.Quote

12-09-2013, 17:18:11

Tommay
It can be a grueling process, but it's worth it when you find it.Quote

12-09-2013, 17:24:09

jewie27
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
Stop double posting and trying to cheat.

People are not allowed to reveal extra clues like you're asking - please read the rules on the competition page:
http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/...te_gtx780_oc/1

You need to search the forums for it - people aren't going to give you an easy answer.
It's not cheating. people are giving hints. I never asked exactly what page it's on.Quote

12-09-2013, 17:32:04

SparkleDJackson
Either get your finger out and grind front to back or take on board the hints that have been given out here and on the wan show. When I applied the hints it took me a half hour to find it. And when you find it you will kick yourselfQuote

12-09-2013, 17:34:05

jamesriley94
Quote:
Originally Posted by jewie27 View Post
It's not cheating. people are giving hints. I never asked exactly what page it's on.
Other members aren't meant to be giving hints out - only Tom is.

Asking things like:
Quote:
Thanks got it. Will it be on the first page of the article/review or do we need to click on all the pages to find it?
Is it a 2013 article?
...is cheating as everyone else here who's found it has had to go through the entire site looking whilst you're trying to get an easy answer.

I'd also like to remind you that moderators can see the reasons you put when you delete your posts, and putting reasons like: 'moderator is stupid and won't let me ask questions' will certainly not do yourself any favours on here.Quote

12-09-2013, 17:43:14

jewie27
Quote:
Originally Posted by SparkleDJackson View Post
Either get your finger out and grind front to back or take on board the hints that have been given out here and on the wan show. When I applied the hints it took me a half hour to find it. And when you find it you will kick yourself

Searching said articles/reviews now. Have no idea how far to go back.Quote

12-09-2013, 18:32:57

GODuk
Well, I don't know what else to do I have searched EVERY Article, EVERY Review and spent literally DAYS and DAYS doing it. I still can't seem to find it

Using Chrome with AD Block White Listed and Disabled for good measure :'(Quote

12-09-2013, 18:42:06

19Dan81
Quote:
Originally Posted by GODuk View Post
Well, I don't know what else to do I have searched EVERY Article, EVERY Review and spent literally DAYS and DAYS doing it. I still can't seem to find it

Using Chrome with AD Block White Listed and Disabled for good measure :'(
It's there man!Quote

12-09-2013, 18:45:51

Netroxen
Loving this! Definitely should have more of these treasure hunts in the future... Thanks for the freebie Tom!Quote

12-09-2013, 18:46:54

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by GODuk View Post
Well, I don't know what else to do I have searched EVERY Article, EVERY Review and spent literally DAYS and DAYS doing it. I still can't seem to find it

Using Chrome with AD Block White Listed and Disabled for good measure :'(
I was nearly ready to give up yesterday but had one last crack at it today and found it. Keep going you will find it.Quote

12-09-2013, 19:18:02

skorpien
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
I'd also like to remind you that moderators can see the reasons you put when you delete your posts, and putting reasons like: 'moderator is stupid and won't let me ask questions' will certainly not do yourself any favours on here.
Really? Wow... Well, at least now we know why he has to ask for hints... Just wow...Quote

12-09-2013, 19:18:37

GODuk
I got no where else to look lol Brain Fried, wrist killing lol

Thanks anyway TTL for the comp Quote

12-09-2013, 19:27:45

GrassyUK
Took a fair while to find it but was definitely worth it. Thanks for the chicken dinner.Quote

12-09-2013, 19:28:44

The Holy Beans
Day 5

I'am getting low on supplies but no where giving up. I have just back tracked everything I have done to make sure I didn't miss the picture. Well, like the saying goes! "The greater the challenge the more glory in overcoming it" I will start crying tears of joy once I find this Quote

12-09-2013, 22:08:46

Mgutierrez33
Chicken is so delicious... once you find it... which I did 8-DQuote

13-09-2013, 04:38:03

abakerboi
I found it!! I Found it!!!

Methodical thinking and clue checks got me there! It's surprisingly easy to find when you realise where it is.

So pleased, good luck everyone!

Ant.Quote

13-09-2013, 05:52:49

SuB
Keep it up peoples still plenty more people to enter yet.Quote

13-09-2013, 07:04:10

Diffracted
Maybe it's just me... ... But I think anyone with the same s****y attitude as "jewie27" and all the others who's been acting like small children in these comps (you know which ones I'm referring to) shouldn't even be allowed to win anything even if they find it. I'm beginning to understand why Tom is tired of the crap. Quote

13-09-2013, 07:32:24

Spiderz
Finally got the little rascal of a picture (I hope), took me far longer than it should have.Quote

13-09-2013, 07:49:20

Tommay
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Holy Beans View Post
Day 5

I'am getting low on supplies but no where giving up. I have just back tracked everything I have done to make sure I didn't miss the picture. Well, like the saying goes! "The greater the challenge the more glory in overcoming it" I will start crying tears of joy once I find this
There really isn't any point back tracking. If you find the right page you can't miss it.Quote

13-09-2013, 08:28:49

Carbon20
I haven't found it. The size of this website becomes apparent once you start looking through everything. It's huugee.

I also have a feeling that maybe OC3D Competition related threads shouldn't be open for general members to post in. As in, just have the comp thread. Mods can post updates, hints etc as the comp develops. I don't see why the thread should be 100 odd pages long and full of people complaining. The size also makes it difficult to find important updates. Just my thoughts on it though.

As usual, best of luck to the eagle eyed who have found the treasure Quote

13-09-2013, 10:51:23

Rayzen
Well, i browsed almost every single review and article before i found it. The place was unexpected for me, and i was already thinking about how i'll become bad luck brian very soon. Good luck to everyone who already found it, or will find it.Quote

13-09-2013, 12:50:40

aLtikal
Well I quite like these competitions because its not like "anyone and his dog" can enter it. It took me the best part of 2 hours to find it. I was just about to give up and began to close all my tabs when i thought "5 more mins" and then i found it haha. Goddammit now after all of that I just hope i win hahaQuote

13-09-2013, 13:16:28

Xtern
Thank you for the this brilliant competition ... I am new here on forums as it can be seen, but I wanted to state my gratitude for the competition but moreover for the reviews, which influenced some of my decisions on PC-related purchases ... Keep up the good workQuote

13-09-2013, 15:07:52

Omar Os
Finally found it after days of digging it was a nightmare..
BTW Tom, me and my mouse will never forgive you for this
but seriously nice competition 👍
Quote

13-09-2013, 15:20:47

Madrocker
I found it finally.
Would of got it faster but I couldn't help but read loads of the reviews as i was searching lol.Quote

13-09-2013, 17:20:36

Dracarys
Just found it. Thank you for the awesome compo, really separates the people who want it from those who aren't prepared to put in the effort. Also deters sweepers.Quote

13-09-2013, 22:53:11

TheEye
dudes stop giving hints the less people the more of a chance you have of wining
think about it Quote

13-09-2013, 23:05:11

FredEx
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
All browsers work. Theres no way they looked at the same or right page if one worked and one didnt. Simple as.

We tested it with every one on serveral different rigs, so people saying it made a difference are either trying to put you off or are thick!
I tried it on 5 browsers including two Android and all worked.Quote

14-09-2013, 02:15:43

NeverBackDown
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredEx View Post
I tried it on 5 browsers including two Android and all worked.
Pretty sure andoid is chrome which is the most common browser(or one of)Quote

14-09-2013, 03:46:33

nfs3freak
I'm pretty sure someone has already posted the link in some other forum. Seems like ppl are getting far more than hints.Quote

14-09-2013, 07:51:03

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by nfs3freak View Post
I'm pretty sure someone has already posted the link in some other forum. Seems like ppl are getting far more than hints.
I never understand all this cloak and dagger stuff for a competition.

1. It's unfair on those who have put the effort in
2. It worsens the odds because more people will enter by cheating
3. Despite the awesome prize it is still just a competition, why ruin everybody's fun by removing the treasure hunt part.

sad, pathetic people if you ask meQuote

14-09-2013, 07:54:57

mehere
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
I never understand all this cloak and dagger stuff for a competition.

1. It's unfair on those who have put the effort in
2. It worsens the odds because more people will enter by cheating
3. Despite the awesome prize it is still just a competition, why ruin everybody's fun by removing the treasure hunt part.

sad, pathetic people if you ask me
on that Quote

14-09-2013, 08:09:30

Cekki92
i have found it in 2 days of searching , thanks =^.^=Quote

14-09-2013, 08:10:33

Netroxen
I agree that the thread should be read-only next time, getting a little frustrated when I see people dropping hints even if it is with good intention. Seems a little counter-intuitive that entrants would want to reduce their chances of winning!Quote

14-09-2013, 09:16:31

SparkleDJackson
but there are a lot of people simply offering encouragementQuote

14-09-2013, 11:07:00

Blingy
Maybe you should get higher chances to win the earlier you found it? like
1. week 4 entries
2. week 3 entries + new hint
3. week 2 entries + new hint
4. week 1 entry + new hintQuote

14-09-2013, 11:14:08

Wraith
Sorry but if anyone is caught sharing a link even if its the wrong link takes it upon themself to get a boot up the harris from the Guvnor! Also don't forget the admin have the capacity to view your history so they'll also know if you visited a link and whether you used it (Times, Dates). Cheaters never prosper!

Happy hunting! :-)Quote

14-09-2013, 12:21:42

Tommay
It did help someone with the WAN show hint a few pages back. Although looking back I shouldn't as it was pretty easy to find both in the video and throughout this thread. So from now on It'll just be a good luck from me...Quote

14-09-2013, 14:35:47

emax27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tommay View Post
It did help someone with the WAN show hint a few pages back. Although looking back I shouldn't as it was pretty easy to find both in the video and throughout this thread. So from now on It'll just be a good luck from me...
It was easy because you speculated the hint, what if it wouldn't have been so and it would have been in some place people rarely take time to look? The speculation would fall apart... overall, if you were conscious about looking based on the 1st hint, it would really take a lot of time to check everything.

It also depends on your rig, if it's new and capable its easy, mine craps out at 10 tabs at once and some reviews go past that.

Curious to see if the answer is what I found or if it's a trap.Quote

14-09-2013, 16:18:42

Diffracted
The incorrect entries list needs an update haha. Would be fun to see how may more people made a mistake after you had gone over the rules a billion times. Quote

14-09-2013, 17:37:52

M07a2M3D
haha,I found it.
the WAN show hint help me a lot.
good luck for every one !!!Quote

15-09-2013, 07:41:01

Trans
FOUND IT! And it's only taken me about a week =] I did make a few mistakes though which set me back =\

Cheers TOM!Quote

15-09-2013, 09:02:21

Willock
Phew, that was quite an adventure!
Finally found it though, it was tricky, but not hard, just required a bit of perseverance!

Anyway, good luck to those who haven't yet found it, keep trucking on and you'll get it eventually!

Thanks to Tom and Gigabyte for yet another brilliant compo!

Now the real question is, who wants my 680 when I win? :PQuote

15-09-2013, 09:59:53

emax27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willock View Post
Now the real question is, who wants my 680 when I win? :P
Don't you mean "if"? Quote

15-09-2013, 10:38:26

AngryDave
Finally found it. I was seriously running out of pages left to check, was beginning to think I had somehow missed it!

Definitely think my searching 'strategy' took me on the longest possible route. Ah well, done now. I'm sure I've absorbed a lot of tech knowledge from having pretty much Johnny Five'd the entire site!

Good luck to everyone else still going!Quote

15-09-2013, 10:55:56

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
Don't you mean "if"?
Yes.... "if"..... *looks around shiftily* Quote

15-09-2013, 11:08:32

metallo97
FOUND IT!
Nearly 2 hours Quote

15-09-2013, 12:01:20

rayden
It's quite easy to find if you use all the tips provided by Tom, took me around 15 minutes.Quote

15-09-2013, 23:36:44

wpitcher
Finally found it, Tom's hints helpedQuote

16-09-2013, 04:26:16

codehunterd
Great competition!!
Good luck everybodyQuote

16-09-2013, 09:13:42

AngryDave
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayden View Post
It's quite easy to find if you use all the tips provided by Tom, took me around 15 minutes.
Lol damn, in that case I think next time I'll start my search nearer towards the end of the comp when more clues are out. Quote

16-09-2013, 12:20:11

NomadG
I hope i can win this prize! I only use integrated GPU... Please... Quote

16-09-2013, 13:02:59

mehere
Quote:
Originally Posted by NomadG View Post
I hope i can win this prize! I only use integrated GPU... Please...
O dear another " O woe is me I only got " post Quote

16-09-2013, 14:24:55

Tilo79
oooh I wont in!!!Quote

16-09-2013, 14:32:21

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by mehere View Post
O dear another " O woe is me I only got " post
They will come with every competition. the intelligent amongst us will always know that it'll have no impact on someones chances of winning yet still they comeQuote

16-09-2013, 14:51:38

Phot3k
If I was to win i'd swap my Ares II for another GTX 780 or sell for cheap lolQuote

16-09-2013, 16:32:44

svinogidiot
found it, been looking on and of since the start, so now im happy
hints helped a lot, so good luck allQuote

16-09-2013, 19:11:25

Raphael
Found it!! After 7 hours non-stop searching I finaly did it. Good luck to all those still searching.Quote

17-09-2013, 04:56:18

minus47
Question - Is the image only visible when signed into the forums? Because I spent an hour looking for it without realising that I hadn't signed in.Quote

17-09-2013, 05:15:51

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by minus47 View Post
Question - Is the image only visible when signed into the forums? Because I spent an hour looking for it without realising that I hadn't signed in.
It's on the main site so the forums make no difference. Other than the fact you need a login (which you obviously do)Quote

17-09-2013, 09:47:22

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
It's on the main site so the forums make no difference. Other than the fact you need a login (which you obviously do)
Tell them exactly where it is why don't you.

Quote

17-09-2013, 09:57:39

SuB
I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said quite openly by Tom in clues.Quote

17-09-2013, 10:09:17

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I'm not saying anything that hasn't already been said quite openly by Tom in clues.
I'm just saying let people find clues by them selves. If everyone would repeat all the hints to help everyone else in every comment there's less chance to win for everyone. Call me selfish idk Quote

17-09-2013, 10:37:04

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
I'm just saying let people find clues by them selves. If everyone would repeat all the hints to help everyone else in every comment there's less chance to win for everyone. Call me selfish idk
In case you haven't realised, the white thing under his name saying "Webmaster" means he can basically say what he likes mate

In any case, if a thicko like me can find it, I'm pretty sure anyone can by this point.Quote

17-09-2013, 10:47:56

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
I'm just saying let people find clues by them selves. If everyone would repeat all the hints to help everyone else in every comment there's less chance to win for everyone. Call me selfish idk
lol if you don't clarify sometimes people just ask, n ask, n ask. The stuff that has been clear as day 100% been said I don't mind posting but that's where the line is drawn

Quote:
Originally Posted by Willock View Post
In case you haven't realised, the white thing under his name saying "Webmaster" means he can basically say what he likes mate
Lol that's an interesting point of viewQuote

17-09-2013, 11:21:53

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Lol that's an interesting point of view
Well I thought ...
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
This job needs some perks, this is one of them!
Am I wrong?



inb4 I'm stalking you O_oQuote

17-09-2013, 12:01:52

aLtikal
The closing date needs some clarification.

The post says : "Competition ends Sunday 30th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT."

But the 30th September is a Monday.

So does it end on the Sunday 29th or Monday 30th? Quote

17-09-2013, 12:18:30

Madrocker
Quote:
Originally Posted by aLtikal View Post
The closing date needs some clarification.

The post says : "Competition ends Sunday 30th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT."

But the 30th September is a Monday.

So does it end on the Sunday 29th or Monday 30th?
I'm going to take a guess at Sunday 29th at 11.59pmQuote

17-09-2013, 13:18:17

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willock View Post
In case you haven't realised, the white thing under his name saying "Webmaster" means he can basically say what he likes mate

In any case, if a thicko like me can find it, I'm pretty sure anyone can by this point.
I never claimed that he couldn't.Quote

17-09-2013, 14:20:25

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
I never claimed that he couldn't.
I'm not even going to grace that with a response.Quote

17-09-2013, 15:19:25

DeXt
@tinytomlogan

Hey Tom, I've sent you a PM with a doubt, have you seen it?
And no guys, not asking for help because I already found the image.. lol

Quote

17-09-2013, 15:20:15

SolarNova
Finaly found it after many many hours of searching over many days lol.
I made it hard for myself by not reading the hints, i like a challenge

Great way for entering the competion Tom, i think all competitions should be like this and take some work to enter.

I only stumbled apon a couple reviews/articles i wanted to read(old ones), though tbh i keep track of this site regularly anyway so didnt expect to stumble across much through this search

Sti la great hiding place i must say Good job.

Good luck to everyone who is still searching, and Good luck to all those who have entered for the final draw.Quote

17-09-2013, 16:25:29

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Willock View Post
I'm not even going to grace that with a response.
Then why did you? Are you 10? I never said what he could say and not. Fact. I expressed my opinion about whether or not its a good idea help others with the hints, and mentioned that it's easier to win if there are less people who actually find the picture. You're acting like I basically "told" him what to do. And I don't like it when people put words in my mouth... Last words you'll get from me in this comp.Quote

18-09-2013, 04:18:52

SuB
Calm down lads no need to get in a tiz. Quote

18-09-2013, 09:36:54

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
Then why did you? Are you 10? I never said what he could say and not. Fact. I expressed my opinion about whether or not its a good idea help others with the hints, and mentioned that it's easier to win if there are less people who actually find the picture. You're acting like I basically "told" him what to do. And I don't like it when people put words in my mouth... Last words you'll get from me in this comp.
I was joking with you dude, chill. No need to name call either Quote

18-09-2013, 20:30:27

emax27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
I'm just saying let people find clues by them selves. If everyone would repeat all the hints to help everyone else in every comment there's less chance to win for everyone. Call me selfish idk
No dude! Each and everyone of us has only one chance and it doesn't matter how many we are, only the probability decreases but it also spreads evenly so that we all get the same "chace" to win, no one gets more or less better probability. Having "less chance" is only valid in multiple draws or multiple entries scenarios.

In the end, you're selfish over nothing...Quote

18-09-2013, 20:49:34

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
No dude! Each and everyone of us has only one chance and it doesn't matter how many we are, only the probability decreases but it also spreads evenly so that we all get the same "chace" to win, no one gets more or less better probability. Having "less chance" is only valid in multiple draws or multiple entries scenarios.

In the end, you're selfish over nothing...
So 1/10 chance is exactly the same as 1/1000 chance? I think you need to think about it some more. But whatever floats your brick I guess.Quote

18-09-2013, 23:03:31

emax27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
So 1/10 chance is exactly the same as 1/1000 chance? I think you need to think about it some more. But whatever floats your brick I guess.
It's not 1 in 10 chances, it's a common misnomer among math and logic illiterates. It's 1 chance out of 1 draw. There are no 10 draws out of which you might have a 1 chance of winning.

And 1/10 is the probability which everyone has, evenly... so you're no richer than anybody else if you have 1/10 or 1/1000. In either case, everybody has the same chance to win and the same to lose.Quote

19-09-2013, 01:07:09

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
It's not 1 in 10 chances, it's a common misnomer among math and logic illiterates. It's 1 chance out of 1 draw. There are no 10 draws out of which you might have a 1 chance of winning.

And 1/10 is the probability which everyone has, evenly... so you're no richer than anybody else if you have 1/10 or 1/1000. In either case, everybody has the same chance to win and the same to lose.
Chance is defined as the probability of something happening

As more possible outcomes become available, any given outcome's chance of occurrence (or probability) lessens

LOL @ "whatever floats your brick"Quote

19-09-2013, 06:59:18

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
It's not 1 in 10 chances, it's a common misnomer among math and logic illiterates. It's 1 chance out of 1 draw. There are no 10 draws out of which you might have a 1 chance of winning.

And 1/10 is the probability which everyone has, evenly... so you're no richer than anybody else if you have 1/10 or 1/1000. In either case, everybody has the same chance to win and the same to lose.
Wow! Your math skills are unmatched... Quote

19-09-2013, 10:45:13

Barnett89
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
It's not 1 in 10 chances, it's a common misnomer among math and logic illiterates. It's 1 chance out of 1 draw. There are no 10 draws out of which you might have a 1 chance of winning.

And 1/10 is the probability which everyone has, evenly... so you're no richer than anybody else if you have 1/10 or 1/1000. In either case, everybody has the same chance to win and the same to lose.
Not sure if serious...Quote

19-09-2013, 12:04:50

skorpien
Wow... Really? How is that even...

What are they teaching in schools nowadays and why hasn't anything been done to fix it???

Edit: If you mean that everybody has one chance and one chance only to get the entry right, then yes you are correct. But "chance" as defined by the context in which it has been used in this thread means the probability of winning. 1/10 probability (chance) does NOT equal 1/1000...

Please, if you're in school, stay in school and pay more attention.Quote

19-09-2013, 12:53:17

maniac
I'm not sure what I'm reading but lets make this clear, I'm 100% sure that everyone has 1/(how many people entered) to win, if it was a 1/1 chance then everyone would win.....

the more people enter, the smaller the fraction becomes and so the less chance you have to win!Quote

19-09-2013, 13:11:40

fintekonivel
i think what he meant was that every one has equal chance to win.Quote

19-09-2013, 13:13:59

SieB
This thread needs cleansing, enough of the maths

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19-09-2013, 13:14:16

maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by fintekonivel View Post
i think what he meant was that every one has equal chance to win.
exactly!

If 2000 people enter, then everyone has 1/2000 chance to win the 780 :PQuote

19-09-2013, 14:00:19

Willock
Quote:
Originally Posted by SieB View Post
This thread needs cleansing, enough of the maths


I'm so confused now...Quote

19-09-2013, 14:27:57

Nerdfighter
Hmm... I've used the available tips and searched through all the relevant pages, but haven't been able to find the image. I give up... Bet I'll feel like a f'n idiot when the compo ends and the location of the pic is revealed.Quote

19-09-2013, 14:38:03

Dilzo999
Quote:
Originally Posted by skorpien View Post
Wow... Really? How is that even...

What are they teaching in schools nowadays and why hasn't anything been done to fix it???

Edit: If you mean that everybody has one chance and one chance only to get the entry right, then yes you are correct. But "chance" as defined by the context in which it has been used in this thread means the probability of winning. 1/10 probability (chance) does NOT equal 1/1000...

Please, if you're in school, stay in school and pay more attention.
I'm currently still in education (A-levels) and I can assure you teachers don't spew out nonsense like what that guy is saying.Quote

19-09-2013, 14:47:49

skorpien
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dilzo999 View Post
I'm currently still in education (A-levels) and I can assure you teachers don't spew out nonsense like what that guy is saying.
My apologies, I meant no disrespect. I'm just baffled at his argument and assumed it was due to an underlying, external factor.

But enough of that nonsense Good luck people! And don't give up, the image does exist. I know I was beginning to question it myself (thought you all were putting me on...) but you can't miss it, and for a prize this good it's well worth it.Quote

19-09-2013, 15:42:39

wazzelby
Wow.. I found it in the first few days without all the hints. I came back today and find another 30 pages of complaints on how hard it was until they got the hints... Seriously? I should have waited until the last few days and had someone hand me the answer too...Quote

19-09-2013, 15:47:19

emax27
Quote:
Originally Posted by fintekonivel View Post
i think what he meant was that every one has equal chance to win.
Yes, that's what I meant. basically, the guy I was replying to was thinking that his chances of winning are greater because of less people have entered, but at the same time he neglected that the other people in the entry have the same amount chance. Amplifying it, will still get the same amount to each and every competitor. What will get is a lessened probability, when winning has more to do with luck than math as probability is an inexact science.

If I would take a tenis example, out of 3 sets, at start each player has the same chances of winning. If one loses, he will have less chance to win because he will need to win more sets compared to his opponent. This is what sets apart the ex. or dice or whatever from this contest.

I was referring to the word chance, someone described it as being related to probability when in fact the word actually means LUCK, nothing else, an uncontrollable and unpredictable event.

The only way to have better chance is to have more entries than the rest.
As a result, chace is the same as luck.

@SieB, you don't want cleanse it of those other which fight over tips but you do over interpretations and meanings? Hmm...Quote

19-09-2013, 15:52:51

Nerdfighter
Quote:
Originally Posted by wazzelby View Post
Wow.. I found it in the first few days without all the hints. I came back today and find another 30 pages of complaints on how hard it was until they got the hints... Seriously? I should have waited until the last few days and had someone hand me the answer too...
Well I've spent several hours on it... So lack of effort is definitely not the reason, maybe bad luck. Doesn't help that the review browser is broken, so that it'll show the first page once you scroll a certain amount of pages forward.Quote

19-09-2013, 15:54:19

tinytomlogan
Enough bitching ladies or Ill remove you all from ALL competitions.

Get along or gtfoQuote

19-09-2013, 16:19:59

Nerdfighter
Nvm, just found it. Was looking in the wrong place to begin with. With a bit more luck and/or wits it probably wouldn't of taken so long. Good luck to everyone that has found it! And to those who are still looking for it, use all the available tips and a lot of time, and you will get there eventually.Quote

19-09-2013, 17:27:09

NickOmega
Quote:
Originally Posted by emax27 View Post
Yes, that's what I meant. basically, the guy I was replying to was thinking that his chances of winning are greater because of less people have entered, but at the same time he neglected that the other people in the entry have the same amount chance. Amplifying it, will still get the same amount to each and every competitor. What will get is a lessened probability, when winning has more to do with luck than math as probability is an inexact science.

If I would take a tenis example, out of 3 sets, at start each player has the same chances of winning. If one loses, he will have less chance to win because he will need to win more sets compared to his opponent. This is what sets apart the ex. or dice or whatever from this contest.

I was referring to the word chance, someone described it as being related to probability when in fact the word actually means LUCK, nothing else, an uncontrollable and unpredictable event.

The only way to have better chance is to have more entries than the rest.
As a result, chace is the same as luck.
I'm sorry but you're being contradictory over word definitions that are interchangeable for the purpose of this competition, by stating that chance only means "an uncontrollable and unpredictable event" then in your own Tennis example using the word "chance" rather than "probability" of the participants winning.

Quote:
Originally Posted by http://www.thefreedictionary.com/chance
Chance - The likelihood of something happening; possibility or probability.
If there are only 9 other people in the pot, then you have a 1/10 chance that your name will be pulled. If there are 999 other people then it's a 1/1000 chance.
There's a reason that odds/chance are written as they are, where 1 is your entry and XX is the number of total entries. 1/10 is greater than 1/1000, so the less entries the greater the "chance" of winning.

Of course you're correct that everybody who has correctly entered has the same "opportunity" of their name in the pot, but as more correct answers are submitted everybody's chance/odds/probability of winning diminishes.Quote

19-09-2013, 19:46:06

NeverBackDown
I thought ratios and probabilities was taught before algebra... Guess not from what i'm seeing above.

Why can't everyone just wait patiently and not start something? Just post something like you found it or still searching, or something along those lines? The complaining is quite pathetic and makes the site look bad. Just be somewhat professional.

And no. I have not found it if anyone is curious.Quote

20-09-2013, 01:59:59

Nerdfighter
Why are people discussing about their chances to win? It's pretty simple, the less people that get the correct link, the bigger the probability there is for any given individual to win, as the winner is drawn at random from all the valid entries.Quote

20-09-2013, 02:55:57

mehere
this is getting boring you got 50/50 chance of finding the item
either you do or you dont
and a 50/50 chance of winning it you do or you dont
either way your pleased if you win or your pleased for the other person that wonQuote

20-09-2013, 03:37:19

Nerdfighter
Quote:
Originally Posted by mehere View Post
this is getting boring you got 50/50 chance of finding the item
either you do or you dont
and a 50/50 chance of winning it you do or you dont
either way your pleased if you win or your pleased for the other person that won
Not really... Yes, there are two options for finding the image and winning, but the chance for doing them is not the same. The chance for finding the image is 1/n, where n is the amount of pages total in all the reviews and articles. By using the tips you can obviously reduce n, thus improving your chances for finding it. The chance for not finding the image is 1 minus the chance of finding the image, or 1/n.

For winning, the same applies, but where n is the total amount of valid entries when the competition ends.Quote

20-09-2013, 03:41:10

SuB

20-09-2013, 04:20:23

MeSleepyOne
LMAO Quote

20-09-2013, 05:41:54

mehere
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nerdfighter View Post
Not really... Yes, there are two options for finding the image and winning, but the chance for doing them is not the same. The chance for finding the image is 1/n, where n is the amount of pages total in all the reviews and articles. By using the tips you can obviously reduce n, thus improving your chances for finding it. The chance for not finding the image is 1 minus the chance of finding the image, or 1/n.

For winning, the same applies, but where n is the total amount of valid entries when the competition ends.
I was being sarcastic either you win or you don'tQuote

20-09-2013, 08:47:09

eTheBlack
People losing their minds! Look what you did Tom =)Quote

20-09-2013, 08:54:03

NickOmega
Hmmm, opportunity to reuse something methinks...

http://i.imgur.com/5Piz2Bs.jpgQuote

20-09-2013, 09:18:51

Powerpuncher
Just wanted to say thanks for the competition, Tom!

*wanders off with a fat slime trail*Quote

20-09-2013, 10:56:31

paulbtopchef
Quote:
Originally Posted by alcoholocaust View Post
Hmmm, opportunity to reuse something methinks...

http://i.imgur.com/5Piz2Bs.jpg
I think Tom is showing us how big his is lolQuote

20-09-2013, 10:57:01

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulbtopchef View Post
I think Tom is showing us how big his is lol
LOL, I can assure you he isn't

*Knows things*Quote

20-09-2013, 11:27:43

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by eTheBlack View Post
People losing their minds! Look what you did Tim =)
Isn't "Tim" calling an instant disqualification? Quote

20-09-2013, 12:17:51

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
Isn't "Tim" calling an instant disqualification?
Already secretly doneQuote

20-09-2013, 17:24:34

R0Y
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
LOL, I can assure you he isn't

*Knows things*
Whose is it, then? Quote

20-09-2013, 18:01:01

eTheBlack
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
Isn't "Tim" calling an instant disqualification?
Oops, what a terrible mistake Quote

21-09-2013, 07:30:47

minus47
Guys. I just found the image but I want to know what is "Location" in the entry form? Is it my physical location? Thanks for help.Quote

21-09-2013, 07:40:45

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by minus47 View Post
Guys. I just found the image but I want to know what is "Location" in the entry form. Is it my location? Thanks for help.
Congrats on finding it.

Location is to give them a basic idea of where you live, like your country. You can also add your city if you like.

[City name], [Country]
is what I would do.Quote

21-09-2013, 08:52:21

minus47
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
Congrats on finding it.

Location is to give them a basic idea of where you live, like your country. You can also add your city if you like.

[City name], [Country]
is what I would do.

Thank you. Read your message after I did just that. Even posted a reply to myself saying what I did and then deleted it after reading your reply.Quote

21-09-2013, 15:27:23

tehninjaZA
Been searching on and off for a week now and finally found it

For those of you still searching, it's out there, just be patient...Quote

21-09-2013, 19:25:06

Versifier
Pretty sure I found it. Hopefully I submitted the correct URL and don't end up on the wall of shame!
Thanks for the Giveaway and good luck to the rest of you!Quote

21-09-2013, 19:46:21

da_ging
yay finally found the sodding thing, only took 2 times going over the entire website, bugger knows how I missed it the first time round Quote

22-09-2013, 00:12:18

FredEx
Congrats to the folks not giving up and finding it.Quote

22-09-2013, 02:23:59

Kidbest100
I've been looking in my spare time, searching for about a half hour each time, since the competition started... still haven't found it, but I'm still hopeful I can devote enough of my time to scouring the website to be able to find the damned thing before the competition closes ;DQuote

22-09-2013, 15:47:25

sotiris.bos
Half a gig of a RAMDisk later, I finally found it... Good Luck to the rest of the huntersQuote

22-09-2013, 16:33:27

BlackKnight
Needed a whole day, then 5 mins the day after, good luck to everyone else.Quote

23-09-2013, 05:38:49

TomTech
I received an email validation of my account only today but I have participated in the competition days and days ago, how do I know if the investment is successful?

the account was active but not validated when I participated in the contest .... I could not do otherwise since the validation email came after several days ....


I know politely if has appeared among the participants in the contest?Quote

23-09-2013, 05:57:11

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomTech View Post
I received an email validation of my account only today but I have participated in the competition days and days ago, how do I know if the investment is successful?

the account was active but not validated when I participated in the contest .... I could not do otherwise since the validation email came after several days ....


I know politely if has appeared among the participants in the contest?
Emails are sent out instantly. If you have only just looked in your spam folder then thats your fault not ours Quote

23-09-2013, 08:10:07

TomTech
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Emails are sent out instantly. If you have only just looked in your spam folder then thats your fault not ours
Ehm, sorry not! not in my case ...... i I always look in the spam folder ....

I received an email validation only yesterday after changing my email address in the settings of my profile .... with the old email adress i never received the the validation email .... trust me

However today i hoping to be accepted in the contest ...

thanks anyway for the answer Quote

23-09-2013, 08:13:51

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by TomTech View Post
Ehm, sorry not! not in my case ...... i I always look in the spam folder ....

I received an email validation only yesterday after changing my email address in the settings of my profile .... with the old email adress i never received the the validation email .... trust me

However today i hoping to be accepted in the contest ...

thanks anyway for the answer
That will be because of your email provider not us dude.......Quote

23-09-2013, 08:15:57

TomTech
"We're sorry but your attempt to enter our competition failed because you have already entered. "

Ok i'm in the contest , have a nice day (I wanted to be sure of this)

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
That will be because of your email provider not us dude.......
Probably .... in fact changing email address (and provider) I received the validation email right away Quote

23-09-2013, 13:45:32

Germo
Hard one, but this is what it meant to be and i'm happy if you can block some botter with this method. Hope this time i will be the lucky one. Thanks for the chance Tom!Quote

25-09-2013, 05:53:21

RealTeflon
20 days later, success!!

Wasn't going to give up.Quote

25-09-2013, 17:07:50

Xploited Titan
Wooooot

Was on brink of exhaustion, site was timing out and such, was regretting to finish my search so late.

But the fruit of my labour is sooo sweet

PS: while looking, so many great names we lost throughout the years: Transmeta, DFI, BFG, ... I felt bit nostalgic, must admit.

Thanks for this emotional comp, TTL. Quote

25-09-2013, 18:04:33

da_ging
Just read the latest email and I'm liking these odds "305 correct entries as of this morning"

You'd better not give any more hints out as the end nears, those of us who spent many hours looking may have a breakdown Quote

25-09-2013, 19:54:14

jh20001
Heh, I finally gave up. I searched my PC's browser's history over the last few weeks for overclock3d since I've only browsed OC3d on the PC for the purpose of the contest. If I'm on OC for anything else its via personal laptop. Every morning or afternoon when I had my moment in the office, I poked around for some time until my eyes hurt and had to give up until the next day. Today was my last round and I'm done lol. I throw in the sword and surrender as my mind feels like a pancake

Keeping it all to the PC made it easy to benchmark my madness. History returned 2416 pages viewed. O_O Holy crap...obsessed? ...maybe. Knowing my luck I probably viewed so many of the pages multiple times. Oh well.

I admit..that's a tough one. It had me going for quite awhile. With the time spent, I could have easily devoted the time to graphics and made enough to buy the card 2-3x over, but I have issues with it comes to a puzzle that stumps me. The rubix cube drove me nuts when I was kid for a few months until I figured out one of the tricks and then never bothered with it again.

Best of luck!


JQuote

25-09-2013, 21:13:36

da_ging
Quote:
Originally Posted by jh20001 View Post
Keeping it all to the PC made it easy to benchmark my madness. History returned 2416 pages viewed. O_O Holy crap...obsessed? ...maybe. Knowing my luck I probably viewed so many of the pages multiple times. Oh well.
That made me curious and then shocked as I found 3800!! pages Quote

25-09-2013, 21:24:22

jh20001
Quote:
Originally Posted by da_ging View Post
That made me curious and then shocked as I found 3800!! pages


Obsessions are a....aren't they? ^^Quote

26-09-2013, 01:21:01

iJammin
That was a really fun image hunt, really satisfying when you eventually find it.

Good luck to everyone else who managed it. Quote

26-09-2013, 02:18:11

Ralm
Honestly after 4 hours searching in the website I finally give up.

There are fun competitions and there are others where they are clearly meant to get a profit out of it and kinda joke with the subscribers.

Making people look at thousands upon thousands of pages on a old fashion website template is just stupid. I didnt mind searching but not in place where you have around 1000+ reviews where each one has at least 3/4 pages and it goes all the way up to 18 pages in some cases + 3760 Articles.

Then Tom even gets to the point to tell in the video that its the Website + the Forum.

This was a genius move, making everyone have to have adblock off on a website SPAMMED with ads to have a s**t ton of traffic.

I mean, its cheaper to play in the lottery then this and we have pretty much the same chance.

People work and won't stay searching for days upon days for less than 1% chance of winning.

If I have to spend 30 hours to find it, I rather buy it then, because with that time I win around 300€ at secondary jobs and don't have to do slave work.

All I have to say is that there are limits to things.

Good luck to everyone that even so got the effort of going through all that.Quote

26-09-2013, 02:43:16

Nerdfighter
Newsletter says that there are as of now 305 correct entries... Hoping that I'm one of them. That also means, that the chance of winning (for those that got the entry right) is actually not bad, at least compared to "normal" competitions, where there are tens of thousands of entries.Quote

26-09-2013, 03:58:40

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ralm View Post
Honestly after 4 hours searching in the website I finally give up.

There are fun competitions and there are others where they are clearly meant to get a profit out of it and kinda joke with the subscribers.

Making people look at thousands upon thousands of pages on a old fashion website template is just stupid. I didnt mind searching but not in place where you have around 1000+ reviews where each one has at least 3/4 pages and it goes all the way up to 18 pages in some cases + 3760 Articles.

Then Tom even gets to the point to tell in the video that its the Website + the Forum.

This was a genius move, making everyone have to have adblock off on a website SPAMMED with ads to have a s**t ton of traffic.

I mean, its cheaper to play in the lottery then this and we have pretty much the same chance.

People work and won't stay searching for days upon days for less than 1% chance of winning.

If I have to spend 30 hours to find it, I rather buy it then, because with that time I win around 300€ at secondary jobs and don't have to do slave work.

All I have to say is that there are limits to things.

Good luck to everyone that even so got the effort of going through all that.
Seriously no-one is forcing you to look. If it's too much effort for you then don't look. End of story.

Tom said website only not forums within a few hours of the comp going up...

Just to put your moaning into perspective... It can be found in under 10 clicksQuote

26-09-2013, 04:01:12

d3rrial
Quote:
Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Just to put your moaning into perspective... It can be found in under 10 clicks
Uhm, you're the Webmaster. You know where it is. I'll give you an example:

I can decrypt my encrypted "MyFiles" folder with under 30 keystrokes and 5 mouse-clicks.Quote

26-09-2013, 04:09:30

0rpheus
Phew, found it. I wouldn't say the image location is super obvious, even with Tom's tip it still takes some time to find it.

Just use your brains and be persistent, you'll find it eventually Quote

26-09-2013, 04:13:31

d3rrial
I tried for 5 hours then gave up, I missed most of Toms tips and I can't be bothered to look them all up. As there are <400 people eligible this will be interesting, good luck.Quote

26-09-2013, 05:02:22

SuB
Quote:
Originally Posted by d3rrial View Post
Uhm, you're the Webmaster. You know where it is. I'll give you an example:

I can decrypt my encrypted "MyFiles" folder with under 30 keystrokes and 5 mouse-clicks.
Irrelevant, it's in a public place, it's not encrypted and it doesn't require you to 'know' anything... I was pointing out a fact, it can be found by following the clues in under 10 clicks.
Simples.

People complaining about how much hard work it is to get a £500+ card just aren't going to get any sympathy because clearly, it can be done in less time than 'omg it took two weeks' Some people find it very quick, others less-so.Quote

26-09-2013, 06:22:24

Nerdfighter
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
It sounds difficult until you find it
Very true. I spent a couple of hours on it, but it's possible to find it in like 15 - 20 minutes if you use the tips and get lucky: it's a review OR article, depending on if you start out looking in the right place, you can find it fast. With the amount of people moaning about how difficult it is, I don't think the amount of correct entries will surpass 500 before the competition ends, which means I'll have 0,2% chance of winning That's unless Tom gives out some huge tips in the last couple of days, which will no doubt off the people who already found it.Quote

26-09-2013, 06:22:44

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesriley94 View Post
As most of the people who have actually found it have said - once they took the clues on board and thought about it, they found it within like 2 hours. It sounds difficult until you find it
This - I'd gone through far too many pages for my own good looking to no avail (I blame waiting on starting my new job so had too much free time) and had no luck at all. Sat back a while, thought it through a bit from the side of Gigabyte, changed my search pattern and through a stroke of luck in my thought process found it fairly quickly.

If you think of it as TTL hiding it for the lulz then you won't find it, even if he has set it up like this for a few laughs at people raging. If you think of it like "where is TTL most likely going to hide this sort of thing" then it can shave a LOT of time off the search.Quote

26-09-2013, 07:25:48

RealTeflon
I reckon his cheeky smile on the initial YT video when he was about to give the first hint and then stopped himself, told me it wasn't going to be easy.Quote

26-09-2013, 07:33:49

ExpertLayman
Just one question is it the same size or is it a tiny little image?

I can't believe I am doing this competition as I haven't entered one in a long time. The search makes it kinda of annoying but irresistible. Giving it an hour before rage quitting. Quote

26-09-2013, 07:40:24

Nerdfighter
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExpertLayman View Post
Just one question is it the same size or is it a tiny little image?

I can't believe I am doing this competition as I haven't entered one in a long time. The search makes it kinda of annoying but irresistible. Giving it an hour before rage quitting.
It's around the same size as the picture on the competition page. You won't miss it if you find the right page!Quote

26-09-2013, 11:31:01

stefanozurich
It took f***ing forever but I found it.Quote

26-09-2013, 12:22:13

Modrod
Took awhile to find but the gratification was like finally beating that last level in a game. Quote

26-09-2013, 12:36:25

superlattice09
Just when I thought I might have got it all wrong and giving up.... it shows up!! Treasure hunt is all about interpreting information/clues and hard work finding it. :thumb: TTL

Good luck to those entered and got it right! We'll know who's the really lucky one early next week! Quote

26-09-2013, 16:50:49

KTM_RULZ
Still looking. BTW can anyone write a guide on overclocking my visual cortex?Quote

26-09-2013, 21:36:13

Jay_Slim
Woot ! I finally found it after almost giving up. Now I have a problem trying to determine what is necessary to submit for the entry.
Can I get some clarification here?Quote

26-09-2013, 23:21:41

TheNewNormal
Quote:
Originally Posted by KTM_RULZ View Post
Still looking. BTW can anyone write a guide on overclocking my visual cortex?
You'll first need to up the voltage (more caffeine!)

Then you just have to decide on:

air cooling (looking away from screen every 50 pages or so) or

water cooling (have pizza with reach at all times) or

LN2 cooling (have a selection of foods at hand at all times and some nice tunes playing)

But don't blame me if you fry your cortex :-PQuote

26-09-2013, 23:49:28

Xploited Titan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jay_Slim View Post
Woot ! I finally found it after almost giving up. Now I have a problem trying to determine what is necessary to submit for the entry.
Can I get some clarification here?
Read TTL's instructions slowly. It's easy to understand.Quote

27-09-2013, 02:02:10

Jay_Slim
I watched the video again and got the confusion resolved. I just don't understand why there are so many incorrect entries.

Anyways, good luck to all, just want to say I've been lurking for quite some time and this finally got me to subscribe to the channel and register here on the forums.

Thanks Tom and the OC3D team for putting together such a top notch hub of information.Quote

27-09-2013, 08:39:55

jetguat
I have searched for hours and hours. I saw the "hint" on the wan show, on one of FB. but that didnt help enough apparently. I"ve still searched for hours. Some folks are lucky, some are not I guess. Feed my kids... or new video card for the replacement rig I was hoping to build... Quote

27-09-2013, 09:58:16

Diffracted
Only a few days left guys Quote

27-09-2013, 10:30:06

TheRamJam
What number of correct entries now at?Quote

27-09-2013, 12:06:38

unclefapsalot
Gigabyte posted a link to this on their facebook this morning and everyone who replied is complaining about how its not worth it and its a waste of time. lol. If only they knew what we know.Quote

27-09-2013, 12:25:38

superlattice09
Put on your thinking hat, look at the tips, slowly digest every single word, and off to find it. It's not easy but that's what it is - a treasure hunt!

Edit: Anyone who think it's not worth it, then go away and not entering. Easy. It's pointless and really "not worth it and a waste of time" to moan about. Quote

27-09-2013, 15:49:29

Jay_Slim
While I can empathize with people thinking its a waste of time, but I actually appreciate the fact that its limited to those who are willing to look.
You actually get a sense that you have a chance at winning!

I must have spent 8+hours searching for the damn pic and was about to quit, but eventually found it. What kept me going was thinking the only time actually wasted was the 8 hours if I quit.

The picture is there and you will facepalm yourself when the location is revealed and you don't find it.

Again, GL to all.Quote

27-09-2013, 16:44:04

d3rrial
I don't really need the graphics card, but this is driving me mad. I don't remember a single clue and I really can't watch through all of TTLs feature length videos in hopes of stumbling upon one, so I even thought about writing a crawler but I scratched the idea later on. I firmly believe that TTL hid the picture somewhere right up our faces and when the contest is over he will bit-h slap us and have a firm laugh Quote

28-09-2013, 05:06:04

Empire
Lol. I missed everything after the second hint on the WAN Show and i found it after 2 and a half days Quote

28-09-2013, 09:27:32

metallo97
Is the treasure hunt finishing sunday midnight or monday midnight?Quote

28-09-2013, 10:11:02

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by metallo97 View Post
Is the treasure hunt finishing sunday midnight or monday midnight?
Competition ends Sunday 29th September 2013 at 23:59 GMT.Quote

28-09-2013, 10:59:28

HavacBCruizer
why dont you just help a brother out D

http://imgur.com/sQ4fhjR.jpgQuote

28-09-2013, 12:18:43

Empire
Quote:
Originally Posted by HavacBCruizer View Post
why dont you just help a brother out D

-snip-
Well, at least you have one
I'm on my laptop the whole time and trust me, it's not as fast Quote

28-09-2013, 12:26:32

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by HavacBCruizer View Post
why dont you just help a brother out D
Someone showing off their "outdated rig" in a competition thread? I don't think Tom has seen THIS before

Quote

28-09-2013, 12:30:00

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
Someone showing off their "outdated rig" in a competition thread? I don't think Tom has seen THIS before

Ikr, it's so sad. Espcially cause we know he doesn't have any other rigs

Let's all save up some money and get that man a 4960x + GTX 780 SLI build!Quote

28-09-2013, 12:48:55

anonymous
Its funny: before finding the correct page, I was anxious about ever being able to find it. After finding it, I'm eager for the contest to end and the winner to be announced. The wait is killing me! lolQuote

28-09-2013, 14:10:53

ST3
Alright, found it!
And just in time!Quote

28-09-2013, 14:28:46

justGene
Finally found it =DQuote

28-09-2013, 16:06:30

fourpixel
Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh! After 3 days of searching finally found it!

Time to sleep it's already 3am here in my countryQuote

28-09-2013, 16:27:45

hellena
Found it after 4 hours!! > Best of luck to all of us!Quote

28-09-2013, 18:39:41

justGene
Can't really give you a clue.. You just have to be patient.
If you hit the right page, it's right there in your face. It's hard to miss by accident.
Good luck =)Quote

28-09-2013, 18:58:12

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gracias View Post
any clue where it is?
Yes, there are 3 clues in this thread.

And I'll give you some additional advice:
Actually look for it! Quote

28-09-2013, 19:25:24

Bluejade
what do I put for location. I don't want to get this wrongQuote

28-09-2013, 19:28:38

Feronix
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluejade View Post
what do I put for location. I don't want to get this wrong
This is just to give them a general idea of where you live, so just your country will do. If you want to be more specific, add your home town e.g:

[City], [Country]

Good luck dude
And everyone else, of course! Quote

28-09-2013, 19:36:33

Bluejade
Quote:
Originally Posted by Feronix View Post
This is just to give them a general idea of where you live, so just your country will do. If you want to be more specific, add your home town e.g:

[City], [Country]

Good luck dude
And everyone else, of course!
thanks, but the page says

Any other rules?

• Participants must submit their answer to OC3D via the form above.
• Only one entry per person. Names & Addresses will be checked!

so, does it include address?
I assume this comp is worldwide or I just wasted 5 hours of my lifeQuote

28-09-2013, 19:43:05

Feronix
Well, it's not necessary but you can add it if it makes you feel more comfortable

If you win, you'll be notified anyway and they can still ask you for your precise adress then.

And yes, it's world wide Quote

28-09-2013, 20:40:28

Willock

28-09-2013, 20:55:31

Alek
Think a little and you'll find it. Curious how many correct entries there end up being.Quote

28-09-2013, 22:48:04

Sychodemus
While the searching got somewhat aggravating, it did let read some past articles and reviews I had missed. So, pretty cool all in all.Quote

29-09-2013, 01:05:50

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sychodemus View Post
While the searching got somewhat aggravating, it did let read some past articles and reviews I had missed. So, pretty cool all in all.

Yeah I think most of us indeed got stuck on some great ones in the search. ^^



Quote:
Originally Posted by HavacBCruizer View Post
LOL you all seem to have awsome gaming rigs compare to mine, why dont you just help a brother out D
Hey, this is my rig. So you should feel sorry for me even more, and therefore I win right?
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8089/6w7i.jpg

I actually truly hope that on next comp, comments like these will mean instant disqualification. So sick of them . LOL
Quote

29-09-2013, 01:11:30

markallen1988
Got it finally! Only took me all month. I like this kind of contest though, good thing there is no limit to the content on this site. I enjoyed reading the really old articles and reviews from before I was into PC building and overclocking. Good luck, everyone, may the best man (or woman) win! Quote

29-09-2013, 01:41:59

Ronin
The tension is getting bigger and bigger... Can't wait for announcement!Quote

29-09-2013, 01:53:04

markallen1988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gracias View Post
Como quisiera Ganar ...
Instead of PMing other users like myself "link pls", why don't you try looking for yourself? No one is going to give you the answer, bro. You're liable to get yourself DQed from the contest that way. Put in the time and effort and you will find it. Just takes patience...Quote

29-09-2013, 03:18:31

Spiderz
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post

I actually truly hope that on next comp, comments like these will mean instant disqualification. So sick of them . LOL
This, kinda does my head in.Quote

29-09-2013, 03:27:14

joeboto
dear TTL, please pop in the next clues. i still cant find the images. smack me!Quote

29-09-2013, 05:07:15

Diffracted
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spiderz View Post
This, kinda does my head in.
Yeah, remember the christmas compo and how insane it was? There were actually people complaining about how people with "good rigs" shouldn't be allowed to be in the compo and why they should win instead of others.. and just one bull "my rig sucks, pity me" story after another, on and on... It was crazy..Quote

29-09-2013, 06:38:45

Disturbed94
Didn't take me even 2 hours to find it with the clues Tom gave us
Fingers are crossed, would be a really great gift for my brother Quote

29-09-2013, 06:44:11

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diffracted View Post
Yeah, remember the christmas compo and how insane it was? There were actually people complaining about how people with "good rigs" shouldn't be allowed to be in the compo and why they should win instead of others.. and just one bull "my rig sucks, pity me" story after another, on and on... It was crazy..
It really is annoying when people do that. This is an ENTHUSIAST forum. Chances are that more than half of us are going to have semi decent to high end rigs. Why should being the target market for the forum/website in the first place result in disqualification, that would be ridiculous!!

Say NO to pity stories. Also, who actually thinks it's a good idea to put a 500 quid graphics card into a pentium 2 with 1gb of ram anyway. Chances are that if those people won it they would just sell it offQuote

29-09-2013, 07:04:33

Disturbed94
Wll, in a way, I can sympatize with them, or wouldn't you want such a badass GPU if you had rigs like them?
But you are right, if someone with a "pity me"-rig won this card, s/he would probably sell it right away.Quote

29-09-2013, 07:11:21

WillSK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Disturbed94 View Post
Wll, in a way, I can sympatize with them, or wouldn't you want such a badass GPU if you had rigs like them?
But you are right, if someone with a "pity me"-rig won this card, s/he would probably sell it right away.
I completely get what you're saying. Sure some people are unable to afford a top end system etc. But when you use that as a reason to somehow validate yourself as a preferential candidate to win I think it's unfair. What you have to remember is that for a lot of people here including myself this is one of our hobbies. Every one of us would love to win an awesome GPU!Quote

29-09-2013, 07:57:14

0rpheus
Quote:
Originally Posted by WillSK View Post
Also, who actually thinks it's a good idea to put a 500 quid graphics card into a pentium 2 with 1gb of ram anyway. Chances are that if those people won it they would just sell it off
And there are also chances that some people would be able to afford a mid-high end PC but are only missing the money for a decent GPU.

But of course that doesn't mean that some people should be entitled to win more than othersQuote

29-09-2013, 08:17:55

Maniak
holy crap, found the damn pic

good luck to all and thanks TTL for the awesome compQuote

29-09-2013, 10:19:33

Roverno
So frustrating, turned off add block and looked through literally every page that is relevant to the clues and still cant find it!!! arrghh!!!Quote

29-09-2013, 15:38:10

krew
so how long till closing the comp ?

i still cant find it and im going into panic mode DDQuote

29-09-2013, 16:23:24

wereireland
Quote:
Originally Posted by krew View Post
so how long till closing the comp ?

i still cant find it and im going into panic mode DD
It closes tonight at 23:59. I cant find it either lol Quote

29-09-2013, 17:21:46

wereireland
No good, still cant find, although i am sure that i will be kicking myself once it is revealed. Good luck to all who found it.