Win a Custom-built Crysis-themed Maingear Rig from AMD!

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Win a Custom-built Crysis-themed Maingear Rig from AMD!

OFFICIAL RULES  

Maximum PC’s AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.  

1. SPONSOR; ADMINISTRATOR: This promotion (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Future US, Inc. and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (“Sponsor(s)”), is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc., Maingear Corporation, Crytek GmbH, or Electronic Arts Inc., and is subject to the following terms and conditions.  Contest is being administered by Future US, Inc. (“Future US”), 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States of America, +1 (650) 872-1642.  

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia (excluding Arizona, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations in foreign countries, or in any other U.S. territories or possessions) and Canada (excluding the province of Quebec).  Void where prohibited by law.  Entrants must have attained the age of majority in their state and country of residence and citizenship (usually at least eighteen (18) years of age) at time of entry; possess a valid form of unexpired government-issued photo identification; and have a valid email address.  Employees of Sponsor(s), its/their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, advertising, promotion, or production agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers, and the foregoing employees’ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest.  By their submission of entry, entrants warrant they are legally entitled and authorized to make such submission, either on their own behalf, or as to information submitted upon the express authorization of another on whose behalf the information is submitted.  In the event of a dispute as to the winner’s identity for online entries received from multiple users having the same email account, entries will be deemed made by the authorized subscriber of the email account associated with the entry.  The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the email address by the internet service provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses.  Invalid or ineligible entries shall be excluded from consideration.  

3. TIMING:  Contest begins at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time on April 8, 2013 and ends at 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on April 19, 2013.  Future US’ computer will be the official time clock for the Contest.  Online entries must be received by Future US by 12:00 p.m. Pacific time on April 19, 2013 to be eligible.  

4. HOW TO ENTER:  Send an email to contests@maximumpc.com with the subject “AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest” and in the body submit your answer to the question: “The Intel CPU architecture that will succeed Ivy Bridge goes by what name?” You must also include your complete name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, birthdate, and phone number in your email.  No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in Contest.  

Limit one entry per household.

5. PRIZES AND ODDS: The prize consists of one Crysis-themed Maingear F131 gaming desktop PC that has been customized by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. as described above (“Prize”).  The Prize has an approximate retail value of US$3,000.00.  Prize must be delivered to address listed on Winner’s entry, and delivery may take six to eight weeks.

The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received.

Prizes cannot be transferred, assigned, substituted, or redeemed for cash, and must be accepted as awarded, but Sponsors reserve the right to substitute any prize with a prize of equal or greater value should the advertised prize become unavailable for any reason.  Prizes will not be fulfilled: outside the United States and Canada; in Arizona, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. military installations in foreign countries; in any other U.S. or Canadian territories or possessions; in the province of Quebec; or where prohibited or restricted by law.  Winners will be responsible for all taxes (federal/national, state/provincial, and local) and all expenses not listed herein related to acceptance and use of any prize.  Any person residing in the United States and any United States citizen living abroad, who wins US$600 or more worth of prizes from Sponsors in a calendar year will receive an IRS form 1099 after the end of the calendar year in which the prizes were awarded, and copy of such form will be filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  

Limit one Prize per household.

6. JUDGING: One (1) winner will be selected by a judging panel comprised of the editors of Maximum PC (“Judges”).  The Judges will randomly draw entries from all entries received, until they find an entry containing an answer that is accurate in alignment with Maximum PC’s report on the question.  Judging will be completed by April 19, 2013.  Sponsors’ decisions on all matters related to Contest, including Judges’ selection of the winning entry shall be final and binding and within their sole discretion.  Winning is contingent upon compliance with all terms and conditions set forth in these official rules; any entry or any potential winner identified thereby found at any time to fail to comply with these official rules will be held invalid and ineligible for award.

7. NOTIFICATION:  

The Winner will be notified by phone by April 26, 2013.  The Winner so notified must within three (3) business days of notice of prize award, complete, execute and return the provided Affidavit, Waiver, Release and Indemnity Agreement including, where lawful, a Publicity Release (plus any additional documents required at the discretion of Sponsors).  Failure to comply with the requirements of this paragraph (or the return of any prize or prize notification as non-deliverable) may result in disqualification and in the forfeiture of any right to a prize.  

To obtain any legally-required winners list, send a self-addressed envelope with sufficient prepaid postage to: Maximum PC’s AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest, c/o Future US, Inc., 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080, United States of America.  (Residents of Vermont do not have to include return postage.)

8. PRIVACY POLICY:  By participating in the Contest, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsors may collect the personal information submitted by you and use the information pursuant to Future US’ standard privacy policy, the terms of which can be found at http://www.futureus.com/privacy.php , which terms and conditions entrants accept and agree to by submission of entries pursuant to these official rules.

9.  RELEASE:  

By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, an entrant/winner agrees to defend, release and hold harmless the Sponsor(s), Facebook, Inc., Maingear Corporation, Crytek GmbH, and Electronic Arts Inc., and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, advertising, production and promotion agencies, any companies who are promotional participants or prize providers, web masters and web suppliers, and the foregoing companies’ officers, directors, shareholders, employees, representatives and agents (collectively “Releasees”) from and against any actions, claims and/or liability for injury, loss or damage of any kind to persons, including death, or property (including the violation or infringement of any proprietary or personal right of any individual or entity) resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in the Contest, and/or the use, acceptance, or possession of a Contest prize, and/or participation in a Contest prize-related activity, including any action, claim or liability arising from the unauthorized submission of any information, and/or for any printing, production, technical, typographical, human or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize. 

By participating in the Contest and/or accepting a prize, an entrant/winner consents to and gives the Sponsor(s) the right to use, publish, and display a winner’s (and where applicable an entrant’s) name, likeness, city and state, and prize awarded, for the purpose of advertising, trade, publicity and promotional purposes in any media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide, and on the Web, in perpetuity, without review, notification or approval, and without additional consideration, unless prohibited by law.  Each entrant/winner also understands and agrees that he/she is providing information to Future US, Inc. and not to Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Facebook, Inc., Maingear Corporation, Crytek GmbH, or Electronic Arts Inc. 

10.  LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY:  

Entrants agree that by participating in the Contest they release the Releasees from any liability in connection with: (a) Entries that are ineligible as a result of being lost, late, illegible, damaged, incomplete, inaccurate, delayed, unintelligible, non-delivered, stolen, postage due, or misdirected, or the failure to capture any such information; (b) Any typographical or other human or technical errors in the offer or administration of the Contest, including but not limited to errors in advertising, these official rules, the selection and announcement of a winner(s), or the distribution/awarding of a prize(s); (c) Any omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay, misdirection, damage, availability, accessibility, miscommunications, injury, technical malfunctions or traffic congestion on the Internet/telephone network, or at any website (including Facebook, Inc.’s), satellite, computer, telephone, cellular or cable transmissions or lines, or any combination thereof; (d) The unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries; (e) Jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions, computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or for any other errors of any kind, whether human, technical, mechanical, electronic or network, including, without limitation, any errors which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest or in any Contest-related materials; and (f) Damage to en entrant or other person’s system or equipment occasioned by participation in this Contest or downloading materials from the Contest website, or any combination thereof.  Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Contest or website, as solely determined by the Sponsor(s), will be disqualified (and all associated entries will be void), and Sponsors reserve the right to terminate such entrant’s eligibility to participate in this or any other promotion offered by Sponsor(s).  Entries generated by robotic, programmed, script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process will be disqualified.  

Sponsor(s) reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the term and conditions of the Contest.  In the event that the Contest is infected by a computer virus/worm/bug, or is not capable of running or being executed as planned (as a result of but not limited to an error, omission, defect, delay, misdirection, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, action of entrants, or technical failure) or any other cause which in the sole opinion of Sponsor(s) corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Sponsor(s) reserves the right in their sole discretion to disqualify any suspect entry or entrant and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.  In the event of such cancellation, termination, modification or suspension, notice thereof will be posted at the entry website(s) mentioned above, and winner(s) will be determined solely by Sponsor(s) from among all eligible non-suspect and/or non-disqualified entries prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsors.  In such event, Releasees shall have no liability to any entrant who is disqualified due to such an action.  Failure to enforce any term of these official rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASEES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE OR DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM THE ENTRY WEBSITE(S) MENTIONED ABOVE, OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE ASSOCIATED WITH SPONSOR(S).  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE ENTRY WEBSITE(S) IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.  CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11.  LAW:  Subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.  Void where prohibited or restricted.  All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrants or Sponsors in connection with any drawing or award, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of, the State of California, without regard to conflict of law principles.  Any cause of action by you with respect to the offer (and/or any information, products or services related thereto) must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.  All actions shall be subject to the limitations set forth in above.  The language in these official rules shall be interpreted as in accordance with its fair meaning and not strictly for or against either party.  All legal proceedings arising out of or in connection with the offer of these official rules shall be brought solely in San Mateo County, California, United States of America.  You expressly submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of said courts and consent to extraterritorial service of process.

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Blackheart-1220

ANNOUNCE THE WINNER!!!

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ronmccord

I love minimalism in life. Now my favorite Maingear sff case is the Potenza. One watercooled fan add a gtx 670 or 680 and one ssd drive.
Drop the optical and hard drive cage and you have the perfect sff case. It is the smallest footprint of any sff you can buy, which allows it to easily tuck behind a monitor or off to the side on your desk even if you have a small desk. You can take off 3 sides to see your build just by tugging on the sides. You can also buy a pelican case to carry it in, the only hard water proof case of any sff that can fit carry on!!! If you travel or need to take your comp with you this is by far the best option, I know researched them all since I live in Colombia. As far as I know Maingear is the only boutique building the Silverstone Ft-03 mini case and customizing it I also love the coolermaster Xb sff for different reasons but too big for carry on, you would need to buy a pelican custom case and check it in for travel....if you live overseas getting a gaming system is not easy IN Colombia they are talking 560ti cards and old boards etc so you have to import it all.

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Cotto

I find this build very interesting. The vertical case is something new to me. I like the Intel/AMD combo and use it myself. I have a i3/AMD 7770 and I'm happy with it. One of parts I like the most is the Asus Maximus V. This board looks to be very well designed and has a lot of great extra features.

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briansun1

so who won...

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reaplove

Enjoying. Really so powerful! Keep it up.

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Tyson_129

Hopefully this baby is coming home to my desk where I imagine a gaming computer. MY old original starcraft 1 computer is not cutting it these days lol

Thanks Maximum for a chance to win a dream rig

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Unpwnable

That's some sexy beast :)
I really hope I get this baby home! C'mon who doesn't?!

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Unpwnable

That's some sexy beast :)
I really hope I get this baby home! C'mon who doesn't?!

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ThomFrost

my other ones are outdated and just need something new.

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nadako

To see how many people actually entered this contest.

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WolvenSpectre

Thanks for the opportunity to win this as a Canadian not in Quebec. I am on the last legs of an AM2+ system and am looking to do a full system upgrade soon and this would fill that out nicely, not to mention my Folding@Home would become dramatically better.

I followed the Official Rules to a T and I am hoping I will win.

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AndroRabbit

Entered. So I had to give them a lot of info. You know what? They already HAD most of it since I've been paying them to send me a magazine for years, off an on back to the boot days. And I'm prepaid for at least another 18 months of mags. I'd sub twice if I could to support this magazine.

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jokerzinc

One of the more badass PCs ive seen around! hope I win it. If anyone wants to get a free SSD or keyboard with that head over to www.modcrash.com they are giving away a 120 corsair SSD on their forums and a corsair k60 keyboard on facebook! their main site has all the links under giveaways.

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mrcapncaveman

I entered, Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fine gaming rig!

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PCLinuxguy

WTF.. a gaming rig from AMD that runs an intel CPU with AMD GPU? I suppose if AMD offered it with their top of the line 8 core no one would sign up to win it because "it's not running a 'best in the world intel' cpu".......That'd be like Intel doing something like this but with an AMD CPU in a rig they sponser.. Yes AMD offeres GPUs too, but this seems misleading sort of ..

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Bladerunner1961

I just don't get all this griping and whining. Do you all want some cheese to go with it. Their contest, their rules any questions?
I would not mind getting a great pc for just the taxes on it.

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OllieArmageddon

Im guessing the 7970's are the 3GB editions. vRam does not stack in Crossfire or SLI, so "GPUs: 2x AMD Radeon HD 7970 6GB Total GDDR5 in CrossFire" Is crap, as the 6GB Editions of those cards are stupidly expensive and you quote "6GB Total GDDR5 in CrossFire" which to me means you think you add the GDDR5 Ram, you do not.

Each card has to have a copy of everything in the Ram as they are both working to create the same picture so use the same resources, just twice the processing power.

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limitbreaker

Also, twice the bandwidth of one card theoretically but unfortunately you're right, NOT twice the ram :'(

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SEALBoy

Is it possible to enter this contest without a Facebook account? I don't have one.

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joshnorem

Just sign up for one for the contest, then unlike us once it's over. 

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buttersoft

Another NA only giveaway. How about a decent prize solely for people NOT in North America for once? We use the Maximum PC site too, and view the ads... I understand Maingear are NA-based, but to imagine they have no potential clientbase outside NA is a bit simplistic.

Thx

EDIT: hmm, the above comes off a bit harsh. Love the site, and the work you do, and i'm a big fan of the podcast too. But i'd also love the same chance to win new tech that the NA ppl get :)

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supercourier

Judas priest, they finally got Canucks a way in...you want them to have to hire a different law office every time they need to comply with the laws of every freakin' country with a sniveler showing up in their forums? Let's be grateful AND realistic, folks!

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AdmiralAwesome

Sigh, was about to send in my email, until I read no arizona.

WHY MUST YOU HATE US SO!

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Xenite

We would let you enter, but we need to see your papers first.

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flatlinebb

I'm sure it's not the magazine hating you, but Arizona being c***s about entering contests online. Write your Congressman, not the magazine.

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Erris

Dang, gotta pay tax on that thing.
$3000 worth of PC at around 25% tax = $750. Stupid taxes.

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joshnorem

Unfortunately you do, but that's still a great price for a very nice PC. 

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scoop6274

Boy, could you all complain a little more about the opportunity to win a very nice computer? You don't like the rules for entry, don't enter.
Don't complain about it. Everything has a cost, getting put on a mailing list (if that is what they are doing) is a small price to pay. Every subscribed to a magazine... your information is already out there for someone to buy to add to another list. What a bunch of Maximum Whiners!

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jaygregz

Seems like an impossible contest to win.

The name could literally be anything. What if no one picks the right name?

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stige

google is your friend.....

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andrew.stuart

Why is this contest not open to entrants in Arizona?

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joshnorem

It's not available in Arizona due to our experience in the past with running these types of promotions. There are way too many administrative hurdles for us to jump through that are specific to Arizona. We are sorry we couldn't include the fine arizonans. 

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majorsuave

Why is this contest not open to entrants in Quebec?

Ok, I know why but I also know that companies usually comply with local laws to allow Quebec entrants.

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joshnorem

Quebec also has strict requirements for contests featuring prizes of this value, and unfortunately we don't have the resources to comply with their requirements. We are sorry :(

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Ryan5609

Why do you need so much personal information? Wouldn't my age, zip and phone# suffice? Would you like me to throw in my SS# for good measure?

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CaptainDoug

That sure is a lot of information to give out...

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besweeet

Exactly my thoughts. I'm sure they're planning on selling that information or something similar. They only need that for the WINNER, not all entrants.

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limitbreaker

Courtesy of AMD? You'd think that they'd use an AMD cpu, I doubt that this is really from them. They wouldn't promote the competition, that'd be stupid.

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AFDozerman

Yeah, as bizarre as it sounds, I would say that I'm not supprised. They are still selling IVB based SeaMicro servers as we speak.

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ChrisMorley

I work for MAINGEAR. This is definitely from AMD, I was involved in it.

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sttrumpet

If you are AMD & putting together a rig, why oh why would you not put in your own CPU?????

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limitbreaker

At most, AMD funded this and let a dumb third party be responsible for the set up, the 8350fx can easily handle a crossfire set-up, specially in all the new games with proper cpu multithreading.

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Geran

What if we don't have Facebook to like the MaximumPC page?

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Chewieshmoo

While I have a Facebook account and already liked the page I notice further down under OFFICIAL RULES it only states:

4. HOW TO ENTER: Send an email to contests@maximumpc.com with the subject “AMD Maingear Crysis F131 Contest” and in the body submit your answer to the question: “The Intel CPU architecture that will succeed Ivy Bridge goes by what name?” You must also include your complete name, address, city, state/province, zip/postal code, country, birthdate, and phone number in your email. No team entries and no corporate or institutional entries are permitted in Contest.

SO I AM GUESSING the start of the article to enter is merely suggesting the LIKE on facebook as this is not a condition under the official rules.

I would think picking a winner through all the email entries is all that is required and they would not bother to match it up through thousands of LIKES they will surely get also.

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darkslasher

takes just as much time to set up a Facebook account as it did the max pc account your using to reply with.

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Geran

Funny since I've had a MPC account for over a year, it didn't take me any time to make my account "today".

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darkslasher

Obviously I didn't mean today I was referring to 1 year and 15 weeks ago when you did, now as I signed up over 5 years ago to max PC the sign up processes might have been a wee bit different, but I can't imagine the signup from then to be any less painful then getting a Facebook account.