AMD Replaces Gamer's PC After it Takes a Bullet
11/4/2013 by: Anshel Sag
Recently, a gamer over on Reddit's PCMasterRace subreddit posted a story about how his neighbor had been carelessly cleaning his gun and ended up discharging a round that subsequently went through both people's doors and eventually took out the guy's gaming PC. The astonishing part about this is that the guy who's computer got shot was sitting only a foot away from the PC. So, in effect, the PC took both a figurative and literal bullet for the guy.
Well, it seems like AMD PR, more specifically Robert Hallock of AMD PR, caught wind of the story and really felt bad for the guy's misfortune and supplied with him new internal components to replace his damaged parts. You can see the damage for yourself in the thread on Reddit, however, the cool thing is that they really hooked him up with some sweet hardware. AMD supplied him with a Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHz Edition (6GB), AMD FX-9370, ASUS Sabertooth motherboard. w/ RAM and some liquid cooling system. Overall, not a bad system by any measure and it will surely get the guy back into gaming once again.
Some doubt was cast upon the validity of this incident in another part of Reddit, while still applauding AMD for their effort. In that thread he supplied a picture of the bullet to help quell the nay sayers about the entire situation. Personally, I don't really know if I buy the entire story because of my experience with guns and the pictures that he posted. Since we have very little by the ways of evidence, it is better to assume the guy isn't lying. However, from my own personal experience with both pistols and rifles, I find it highly questionable that a bullet could go through two people's front doors (as stated by the OP) and then make such a clean hole through his PC case. Not just that, but make a hole without actually leaving any sort of indent on the case, it would have to have an insane velocity to achieve such a task and to be unfazed by the density of the two doors it had gone through before.
I really am glad to see that a gamer has his computer back online, but as I look at this whole thing more and more I begin to hope that AMD isn't being taken for a ride by this guy. Hopefully this really did happen and that he's now happily back to gaming on his computer and playing Battlefield 4 or some other FPS where you shoot at things.
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