Steelseries announce discount on mice to raise funds for Japan earthquake victims.

"Steelseries have announced that they are cutting their prices on mice in their web store by 25%, with a further 25% going towards the Japanese Red Cross."

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The Japanese earthquake is a disaster that has concerned many of us here at OC3D, Tom has even mentioned it in his YouTube videos and pleaded for donations. It seems that everybody is trying to do their bit to help the thousands of families affected by the quake.

Steelseries, with offices in Tokyo, are doing their bit to pitch in now and through April, by running a 25% off sale on mice in their web store, and donating a further 25% to the Japanese red cross.

“The tragic events in Japan have touched us deeply, and while we have been lucky that so far our Tokyo-based SteelSeries team and partners appear to be safe, our thoughts and best wishes go out everyone in the region who has been affected,” said Bruce Hawver, SteelSeries CEO. “We hope our global community of gamers will help to drive this fundraising initiative or will aide in donations and support for victims by other means.”

Japanese characters, culture, competitive gaming in Japan, and the innovation from Japanese companies which helped to sculpt the video game industry, are what influenced the SteelSeries team in designing and the naming of its line of professional gaming mice. These influences were filtered into SteelSeries’ first mouse in 2007, the Ikari (anger, rage), and carried into the recent Xai (talent) mouse.

Additionally, some of the components used in these mice are Japanese, simply because they offer performance and durability unmatched by other similar components. These influences were what made this SteelSeries product line the obvious category for this initiative.

For more information about the fundraising initiative and updates on the donation please visit SteelSeries online and on Facebook.

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14-03-2011, 05:22:33

Aurus_OC


6950 and flash it to a 6970 bang for buck if you ask me



I don't think so. First you are using a BIOS that is not designed for the card, second you void your warranty, third you will be better off overclocking the 6950 to 6970 rather than just throwing a completely different BIOS at it. Just my 2 cents, :D

14-03-2011, 05:27:46

dugdiamond


I don't think so. First you are using a BIOS that is not designed for the card, second you void your warranty, third you will be better off overclocking the 6950 to 6970 rather than just throwing a completely different BIOS at it. Just my 2 cents, :D




ditto - the cards aren't cheap enough to waive warranties

14-03-2011, 07:16:05

fraghappy245
Warranty's what are they as soon as every one get's a new cpu ram or card we all overclock them any way so warranty's don't come into it lol get a 6950 and flash it i am getting mine and i will be doing it they are dual bios anyway so you can always flash it back

14-03-2011, 07:17:59

dugdiamond
overclocking is completely different to flashing the firmware

overclocking does not VOID the warranty
flashing firmware does

BTW: they will know if you flash it and then flash-back

14-03-2011, 07:26:34

fraghappy245
did not know they could tell thanks for info i will still be doing it tho risk vs the price of card is well worth it for me anyway only £189, does upping the voltage on a card void warranty then ?

14-03-2011, 07:37:05

dugdiamond


...does upping the voltage on a card void warranty then ?




no - but if you fry it due to stupidity, then that's another ball game.
use common sense - these hardwares were only meant to operate at certain settings.

WE PUSH AT OWN RISK

you will only make the mistake once! lol. if you want to throw away money, throw it in my direction ;)

14-03-2011, 07:40:54

fraghappy245
lol might throw you some next month lol and i made the mistake on a 7900 once that went to silicone heaven lol didn't smell to good either lol
So on these new cards they let you up voltage but only to a certain amount is that Wright ?

14-03-2011, 07:48:56

dugdiamond
every piece of hardware you buy, should come with a pamphlet: instructions, warranty, etc.. read that first.

if you have one from your old card, read that one. they rarely differ, if they are from the same manufacturer ;)

14-03-2011, 17:02:18

Arthur Hucksake
Buy the 6950. I always say buy the best you can afford at the time. Later down the line, Crossfire the 6950. Atleast in the meantime your get better performance in games. It's difficult to ever think of GPUs as a futureproof investment unfortunately. By the time you come to Crossfire the 6870 something bigger and shinier may be out and you've missed many months of what could have been a better gaming experience.

Also got to consider, in this situation, the 6950 is better "value". I'd never take an earlier, less powerful card, over a newer faster one for the same price. It just doesn't make sense.

14-03-2011, 17:39:48

Fodr Kreatr


Buy the 6950. I always say buy the best you can afford at the time. Later down the line, Crossfire the 6950. Atleast in the meantime your get better performance in games. It's difficult to ever think of GPUs as a futureproof investment unfortunately. By the time you come to Crossfire the 6870 something bigger and shinier may be out and you've missed many months of what could have been a better gaming experience.

Also got to consider, in this situation, the 6950 is better "value". I'd never take an earlier, less powerful card, over a newer faster one for the same price. It just doesn't make sense.




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