We want to hear your Red Team story and why you think you would be a good fit for AMD Red Team Plus. Tell us in the comments below!
Hello AMD community,
My name is Chris. I’m a person that loves to play PC games, and have been ever since 2004 when I got my first custom gaming rig. I am very new at live streaming; I also have been building, and fixing computers right after I got my gaming rig. Then it finally hit me knowing what I am good at is by helping people. Like myself, and the AMDRTP members. I am also a quick learner of how to get things complete. When there is a set deadline. I just don’t do it all by myself, but it takes a team, courage and commitment to complete a challenging deadline.
Why I'd like to join AMDRTP? I'd like to give back to the community, and give them knowledgeable and resourceful information about the AMD products. Plus we have a whole new generation of PC gamer’s, which would like to know what AMD is all about. I'd like to inspire young PC gamer's, what it means to be a true red team. The AMD Red Team Plus way, if they have any problems we're always being there for their assistance as needed. Just like Virgo4u (Renee) she is amazing what she can bring to the table. She’s also the one of my first followers that I meet on my live stream, and she encouraged me of joining the AMD RTP.
Thank you for read my post and good luck to everyone,
Chris “AEXtreme” Kleindl
GO TEAM RED!!!
Well sadly in both my machines I was forced towards the Nvidia card due to OpenGL related performance issues in both Linux and some Windows games, I hope AMD fix that in the future so I can finally make a complete Red Team machine! But I also have a PS4, Xbox 360 & Xbox One which also are AMD/ATI products!
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Also here is my AMD CPU collection.
*AMD Athlon 64 4000+
*AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
*AMD Phenom X3 8550 BE
*AMD Phenom X4 9550 BE
*AMD Athlon II X3 415E
*AMD Athlon II X4 635
*AMD FX-8370 BE (IN USE)
*AMD Athlon X4 860K (Was replaced by 880K, I really like the new stock cooler much better!)
*AMD Athlon X4 880K (IN USE)
*AMD Athlon XP 2000+
My future plans is... (if nothing goes wrong or so)
*Replace 880K with a Zen CPU (not sure if it will be 1st gen Zen or 2nd or even the core count!)
*Replace my GTX 960 with my GTX 970 (its logical right...)
*Replace my GTX 970 with a Radeon GPU (Vega? I need to see some performance tests before I decide.)
Story of my PCs:
The first computer I ever made was my FX-8370 with MSI 970 Gaming AM3+ rig which I made late 2014, before that I only played on consoles and laptops, I almost did not grab my FX-8370 because people told me it was bad for gaming. Which I myself now have tested and most disagree with! During this same period I was looking at a MSI 290 and a MSI 970, the 290s was costing more and was a generation older, and everyone told me I should grab the Nvidia card. I was not convinced and looked around at benchmarks, In Windows the 290 was impressive but not quite up to the 970 in most DX11. Yet the older look of the MSI 290 was screaming "buy me" but the final nail in the coffin which did force me not to buy it was the Linux performance. Back in 2014-2015 the drivers according to Phoronix was awful, they are improving slowly and I got hope AMD manages to fix/improve it by the time I upgrade. I have no plans to buy Vega on release so AMDs driver team have much time to make a improvement. But what about my secondary PC with a 880K & GTX 960? Well it is my secondary rig and I most say the 880K with MSI A78M-E45 V2 is a good combo and my only issues with it was some crashes, which was caused by faulty RAM. This machine was using both new and old parts and was upgraded from a pre-built, Pentium 4 machine which we found out in the trash. It worked but a Pentium 4 is well, meh even back in those days. So I gave the machine new life by replacing everything inside it! (I hope the rumor I heard is true that you no longer need to be from the US or Canada to join Red Team Plus)
My experience with AMD so far is great, my first Laptop had a AMD Athlon X2 TK-55 + a terrible Nvidia card from the 9000 series and well the laptop was made by a terrible company(I wont say which but they no longer sell computers here) and the thing often overheated. I have so far had 3 AMD CPUs (2 of them by choice) and some semi-custom APUs made by AMD which are in my consoles. All of them work great and I am very happy with their performance, I have yet to try a AMD GPU but I have high hopes I will love it in a near future 2017 or 2018. ^_^
My name is Charles aka Charles4691 here and on Twitter. I like helping others with problems they may have,whether with computers or in life.I have been in computers
since my first Duron 1.8 . I like building them and love to game, and learning my Adobe Illustrater and Indesign. I am also good at fixing and upgrading a pc.
And I like being in a community that really cares about the other members of that community.And that to me is where AMD really shines. AMD really is a company that truely cares about it's community,and strives it's members to go as far as they can .Because we are all family.No one is better or worse than the next member.We celebrate when someone is up and we all help anyone that is down back up.And AMD makes some great products that proves that one need not take out a 2nd mortgage just to have a great computer.Amd, a community that flourishes on and whether it is in life or in a game or team event,everyone is a winner ! Thank you AMD and R.T.P. for the chance to become a member. Thanks for reading,
Hi, my name is Joe, and I feel I would be a great fit for Red Team Plus!
I am an AMD stock holder who's first real upgrade was to an AMD K6-2 300 processor in my tech building infancy (I've come a long way since then!). Since then on my AMD journey, I saw the rise of Athlon, the joys of Thuban, the acquisition of ATI, and most recently, the joys of owning a Radeon 390 - a virtual history of AMD, all within my rig.
As such, I grew up with AMD during my college years, and am longing for the return to glory that Zen is looking to provide.
As for "asking not what Red Team Plus can do for you, ask what you can do for Red Team Plus," I am someone passionate about games and gaming, and always looking to evangelize the benefits of AMD to friends, family, and my hangouts on reddit. With the RX480 series being such a sweet spot for a first time or budget builder to hit 60FPS and 1080p, it's become my go-to for recommendations. I'm not afraid to wade into less-than-friendly waters as well (looking at you, [H]ardocp.com) , often generating AMD topics for discussion, putting to rest rumors, and being a general "foot on the ground advocate" for AMD.
And that's just the tip of what I do. I am also willing to learn the ropes of social media to better bring the AMD message from those who have more experience than I, and am a team player who will "go the extra mile" for my Red Team! I am a firm believer of Red Team Core values of togetherness, diversity, teamwork, building up (and not tearing down), and frankly, would also copy and paste the AMD Red Team Creed if I wasn't already beaten to it (since it may just look copycat).
My own personal experience other than that of a system builder is one of Technical Support (both hardware and software), and have over a decade of experience doing it. I am always a firm believer in customer service, and in my line of work, the customer isn't just the person on the other end of the phone - they are your user, your co-worker, your boss, your CEO. Your husband, your wife, your friends, and even your enemies. That type of Customer Service isn't just a skill - its a lifestyle, and one I strive to live every day, and can bring to AMD RTP. It's not just about going above and beyond - it's about making above and beyond the new normal.
That is what I can offer to RTP - that, and my loyalty to a team that strives to be greater than the sum of its parts. That's a team worth battling beside and fighting for.
- Joe V.
The RedTeam community accepts everyone. You're always welcomed here. We're all one family under the same red flag of AMD!
I would love to be a Red Team Plus member because I love to spread the message among gamer , being a gamer I know what they would like to hear that's why i want to be apart of Red Team Plus .
"You don't look like a gamer."
"You don't look like an engineer."
"You just like to play games because your boyfriend does."
Hi! My name's Sarah. My first quarter in engineering school, I had a professor tell me that "maybe you should reconsider your career choice", because I didn't look or act like the "typical" engineering student. I didn't get straight A's but I worked extremely hard for that I got. I first felt embarassment, then sadness, then anger, and from that moment on I promised myself that I would challenge myself to go big or go home. No matter how hard engineering school was, I always remembered that moment and pushed myself to challenge the notion that "girls can't do that".
Attitudes like my rude professor's were what pushed me to be better, but you know what I always wished I had? A female role model in tech to look up to. Someone who liked building their own computers AND also shopping for high heels. Someone who liked coding by day, but gardening when they got home. I never had that, and that's what I would like to be as a member of Red Team Plus. I want to show girls the world over that it's OK to like to build your own computers. It's OK to spend an entire weekend at a rockin' LAN party. It's OK to not "play dumb" about technology.
I took advantage of my passion for evangelizing technology in college, where I was an on-campus rep for a large tech company. That job was the first time that I was actually treated like I deserved to be there, and I performed so well that I was selected as a manager of a team of evangelists for the next year. I then parlayed that experience into an eventual job as a software engineer. Learning the in's and out's of software development has given me a new perspective on just how AWESOME technology is. I am extremely thankful to work in an industry that I'm passionate about, and that I can use that passion at home to build my gaming computers (with AMD graphics cards of course!).
This is why I'm a great fit to be a member of Red Team Plus. I have spent my whole life trying to challenge society's narrow definition of what girls "can" and "can't" do. I'm a lifelong learner, and I'm eager to share my passion for AMD, gaming, and technology in general with the world!
Well written statement, ask me to type out what I'm thinking and it gets all mixed up, kudos to you.
Thank you!! That made me smile
Yeah agree with needing more lady AMD role-models. Very well said.
A recurring theme in my life's work can be roughly summarized with the phrase "feeding it forward". As a physician I give back to patients, the care and compassion that my mentors gave to me as a formative student. As a teacher to medical students, I give back the knowledge that was bestowed upon me, by my own teachers in medical school. Although, these two aspects are massive cornerstones of my life's work so far, I can do more. I desire to make a difference in the things that bring joy to millions around the world.
Ever since I was a child, Ive been fascinated with video games of all types. When my interest outgrew the consoles of the day, I naturally turned to those around me for guidance on how to put together computers. I turned to a family friend, who worked as a computer engineer. With a watchful eye and a (very) patient demeanor, my mentor helped a clueless teenager assemble his very first computer. Even greater than all of the individual parts assembled, my PC stood as a finished product of my long trail of failures and finally success. More so, my mentor helped nurture a deep rooted interest in technology, that still is with me today. After finishing my PC project, I would scour the internet for the ever changing "next best thing" of computer hardware. AMD was forefront in those searches as they were first for break the GHz barrier, the first to introduce an x86-based 64-bit processor architecture, and first to introduce an x86 dual core processor. All of these innovations only added to the wonder I experienced in those early years. Needless to say, the sheer joy I experienced as I was able to play Battlefield 1942 on my first AMD rig, seeded a long interest in not only gaming, and technology, but the company as well. After all, it was AMD that offered innovation and exceptional value to budding enthusiasts like myself. As the years went on, I was introduced to twitch, an amazing platform on which countless like minded gamer-centric individuals could come together and share their experiences. This was a culture that I wanted to be apart of. Soon, I would come to know about AMD's presence on twitch where I would make some great friends and more importantly see RTP+ members who were espousing the very tenets that I strive to live by: gaming, community, inclusion, technology.
As AMD pushes the boundaries, I want to be there to mentor, and help burgeoning enthusiasts and casual gamers alike. I want to feed the lessons learned, technical expertise, and gaming experiences back into the community from which I developed. I want to give back to the community, like what my mentor did for me all those years ago. I also want to learn and gain from others' experiences, as gamers are as diverse a group as they come. Indeed, through my own streaming channel, I have forged friendships and helped many build their own gaming PCs (even a house call to help build an AMD PC for a steam friend turned "irl" great friend). In paying my own gifts forward, and learning from others, I get the same joyful experience that I initially felt when I was ready to double click that BF1942.exe on my first ever, brand new AMD build back in 2003. Being apart of the RTP+ crew would allow me to be apart of a group that are as dedicated, and passionate about gaming and community as I am. Just as my PC was far more valuable to me than its individual parts, RTP+ stands for something far greater than all of its members combined. Yet each member acts as a reflection of that greatness back onto the community. I would be honored to join the ranks of RTP+ and help with the call of an all inclusive, gaming community under that beautiful red banner.
My current Rig: ZeeAmmoBox
I feel I would be a good fit for Red Team Plus because I have been building and working on computers for over 30 years and I have always preferred to use AMD components where ever possible.
My current computer that can be seen here: Nemesis contains both and AMD CPU and GPU
I'm an avid PC gamer and a member of, and also in the leadership team of, a huge gaming community of nearly 2 million members of which AMD is a leading sponsor.
I also enjoy helping people whenever I can and I am always willing to spend time with someone on Skype or Teamspeak to help them troubleshoot thier systems.
I'm not really very good at talking about myself so I will leave it there and hope that you consider me for Red Team Plus.
Thanks in advance
While this thread is nice, why hasn't there been any updates for about a month?
It takes awhile for me to vet candidates and then working on the back end to get everything in place!
Hey everyone, my name is Dave Schneider and I want to become the next best Red Team Plus member. I enjoy spreading the word of the AMD products and discussing what is up and coming in the world of AMD. I even aim to spread the word of the AMD life by streaming through my twitch channel. Being apart of this community is all about bringing the community together around gaming, the love of PC building, and being able to relate through these means.
I actually started my gaming life through a Macbook Pro, which still serves me today, and slowly moved to the current Rig I have now. When I first started getting passionate about gaming, I decided to build my first rig. It consisted of my current processor, an AMD FX-8350, a Sapphire Radeon 7800 series card, and some other components that I actually can't remember. That build has lasted me over 3 years in the college lifestyle to where I am now rocking the same processor, a brand new Visiontek Radeon RX480, and a beautiful case setup. Upgrading from a normal PC college setup to something even more awesome and being to talk about this with other Red Team members is one of best part about this community of gamers.
My favorite part about being this community is that it is all about coming together to discuss hardware, game together, and enjoy the company of each other. The amount of members I have run into that have given me advice, people who I have suggest hardware too, or even just members that I game with, talking about Virgo4U and Krizmac. I want to be able to continue to spread the word under the Red Team about this amazing community and show my love of anything AMD.
I Play to Win,
RedTeam Member (Future RedTeamPlus member)
PC Setup Pictures:
To keep it simple, I've had a fire in me for the past five years to really rediscover what AMD has had to offer and wish to help people out with AMD's variety of solutions. I have a passion for technology and innovations from AMD hardware and middleware. I often do research when I hear about new technology such as Freesync, VCE, async compute on the GPU side as well as the value in APUs in mobile and business market. I own and R9 390 and a Nixeus Freesync monitor and hope to upgrade my old x5690 xeon to a Zen CPU when it comes to market.
I have a technical background in IT of about 20 years but playing games and assisting people with streaming has become more of a hobby over the years. Currently, I have a presence on reddit both on /r/AMD and /r/AMDHelp as well as /r/PCMasterrace where I am there finding solutions for various consumers either curious and having issues with their AMD products and other related technology. I also offer help when I see streamers on twitch with audio, video, quality and/or buffering issues to make the most out of their stream. I also have a vast knowledge of the workings and configuration within OBS (OBSProject.com) and have spent about 2 years there assisting people with their streaming settings and currently assist there in some lite moderating. This also applies to assisting people with VCE with the original OBS classic fork which included VCE as it's main feature.
To summarize, I feel that I bring a technical background to AMD's Red Team Plus where I can assist the team with various (OBS) streaming settings, twitch modding, troubleshooting, as well as general questions and help on reddit, twitch chat, over TeamSpeak. I hope you take the time to consider me for the AMD Red Team.
dPing aka d2_ricci
Profile references (more upon request):
d2_ricci on Reddit
I remember the first time I sliced my hand on the inside of a case, I was 11 years old trying to dig out a CD ROM Drive Audio Cable that had gotten stuck behind a drive bay. It was an old Packard Bell case that someone in my family was ready to throw out. I lost screws, at least a dozen, by the time it was retired. The left side no longer fit and bulged out, and several mobo posts were missing. I remember thinking, "Well it still works." still played games like Starcraft, Tie Fighter, and GTA. My first rig lasted 8 years, and I donated it (it still had a charm about it), still in working order running Windows 98SE (it's third operating system). Under the hood, an AMD K6-2 and a ATI All in Wonder 128 32mb PCI Video Card. Built in DVD Decoder ? Cable input ? Recording live TV ? Regular PCI ? Yup all those things and more.
It is why I pushed AMD on my friends and family. I saw Value, its continued to impress me, and I haven't been disappointed by making that consumer choice. I have done many builds for my friends and family, all AMD and Radeon Builds for years.
But I also understand, that being Red Team Plus means bringing something more to the table. It's about fostering positivity around AMD products, and using that to form Community. @Virgo4u , @iwalkwiththedead , @tornTV , all RTP and even company representatives like @DownL1nk. They set a standard, for positivity around this community that cannot be understated. (If @DerrickGott007 isn't being considered for RTP, he definitely should .)
I would love to assist with social media, moderating, and streaming but would be willing to take up any task and do my best to grow this brand that has given me a new lease on gaming. My new hardware is amazing, and I want to give back. I see the passion of the other RTP Members. I would love the opportunity to learn and work with them, and the opportunity to grow this amazing community.
Because all of us, Bleed Red.
Hello everyone Ron Davies here aka RemixReviews. I would like to be a part of AMD RT plus because I not only love the direction AMD is headed, but I also love the community overall. The AMD community has come together to advocate for great technology and most of all have fun. I have loved over the years interacting with the AMD community and especially the AMDRTP members, TornTv, Iwalkwiththedead, J3ster727, Virgo4u86, Jackalopeater, Kellytech and Readhairshedevil. My AMD journey started in 2012 with an AMD FX 8120 and an Nvidia GPU (couldn’t afford an AMD card at the time). Since then I have loved all of the innovations and products that AMD has brought to the technology table. I currently own 5 AMD GPUs an AMD FX 8370 (the heart of my test bench). I want to be a part of AMD RTP because I want to help AMD grow and advocate for their awesome products and continue interacting with and helping grow the great community that has been created. I know there are a lot of great candidates that have also posted above. I wish them the best of luck and everyone is deserving. I would be very humble to be able to be considered as worthy to join the ranks amongst the great AMDRTP members. Thank you.
Ron AKA RemixReviews
I recall the day I discovered the existence of Red Team Plus. The first thing I found myself wondering was “How am I not a part of this?” I thought “If it was a group of AMD super-enthusiasts, then surely I qualify!” Granted, I don’t stream on Twitch or YouTube, but surely being a vocal proponent of AMD’s innovations, building AMD-based systems and providing support often for free counts for something. My Twitter and Facebook accounts are full of AMD-related posts, and I’ll neither confirm nor deny that I occasionally take on the role of acting AMD sales rep when I happen to browse a brick-and-mortar retail outlet. I’m no slouch here in the AMD community forums either - ranked #6 when I last checked. Being able to share the AMD Fan Day and 30 Live events with my friends here in Austin was pretty outstanding too!
More importantly, to me Red Team Plus membership is about knowing how great the technology at AMD is, being able to explain the value and vision, and then being there to help out when people have issues or questions. It is also having faith in the people behind the technology, and that yes, sometimes smaller companies can produce better tech than larger ones. I’ve lost count of how many AMD systems I’ve built over the years, but I still love helping people get that new rig assembled and running smoothly - and knowing they got excellent value. All that being said, I’ve always wanted to go beyond just helping in the ways mentioned above- perhaps as an exclusive product tester, providing direct feedback to product teams, or other roles of Red Team Plus that I might not be aware of.
However, being a Red Team proponent isn’t always easy- there are plenty of trolls and disparaging naysayers out there. They particularly don’t like that AMD has had tremendous success with console gaming and are fond of downplaying that success. But the truth is that they would be touting console wins if they contained hardware from a certain green competitor. The console APUs are really the “proof-in-the-pudding” when it comes to powerful efficiency that AMD set out to create when it let us know “The Future is Fusion” some eight years ago. With the pending arrival of the new PS4 Neo, next year’s Microsoft Project Scorpio, and inevitable Zen/Polaris APUs with HBM on the horizon, it is more true than ever.
While the consoles have been enjoying the performance unlocked with close-to-metal APIs since day 1, AMD has helped bring that goodness to the PC with its contributions to Vulkan and Direct X 12. Nowhere have I felt this more than in Doom on my R9 390X - absolutely joyful buttery smoothness. Many more titles using these APIs are in development. It truly is a great time to be an AMD fan, particularly if you’re a gamer. I can’t wait to see what comes next.
An excellent post, and thanks for all your community forum contribution! I wholeheartedly agree with the idea of having faith in the people behind the tech. I trust them completely, and have for many years through many rigs for many different people. Honestly, there was a lot about your post I enjoyed, but the part that really brought it home in a tangible way is the idea of the console wins and AMD. It really does shine a light on how great AMD APUs are, and especially their energy efficiency with regards to their great performance. Great post!
Thank you for all your time and energy! In addition, thanks for this opportunity! I'm sure we all appreciate your hard work, and the chance to be a part of something we really love!
Hope my entry wasn't too late!
never too late for awesome
Hello all my name is Chris I'm 27 years old and a father of two.
I'd love to be a part of the Red Team Plus. I've been an AMD fan for a long time now since I bought my first Acer Laptop that came with an AMD CPU. Used it to play World in Conflict, man that was long ago.
I built my first PC two years ago. My new PC. - Album on Imgur An AMD based build it had an 860k with a 7850 and it played all my games at 1080p and 60 fps just fine. I ran it for over a year clocked at 4.5 ghz and it never let me down until the power supply died. I managed to misdiagnose it as everything but the PSU as well causing me to replace parts I didn't need to but more on that later.
My second build actually wasn't a built for me and it had its own set of headaches. Frankenstein - Album on Imgur
Originally called frankenstein it was a build for my wifes needs. Utilizing a 860k with a 550ti it has serious issues with its RAM causing it to fail to boot. After a motherboard swap and finally swapping out the ram I managed to get it up and running 100%. The 860k turned out to be overkill and I swapped it down to a Athalon 740 with a 7850. Its now her daily driver and Skyrim machine she loves it.
My Reascension - Album on Imgur
My return to gaming occurred earlier this year. Finding an amazing deal on a Phenom 1100T with a motherboard for 100 bucks I used it for the basis for my rebuild. The 6 core allowed me to get into streaming. Reusing what I finally hit my limit on the 7870 as well with Doom pushing my system to the limit. This lead to my most recent upgrade My newest upgrade! - Album on Imgur With the launch of Polaris the time seemed right for a partial upgrade. I doubled my firestrike score from the 7870 and I use VSR to push the GPU over my CPU and remove as much as the bottleneck as I can. I must say I haven't been let down yet. Though I almost had to get a 1060 instead newegg getting a last minute shipment of reference 480's prevented that!
The final build I have almost completed is my friends budget build aimed at Fallout 4. A longtime fan of computer games he has never had a rig of his own. I offered my help to him if he would give me a budget and time to source parts. He game me a hard limit of 300 bucks. I have his build ready to go and tested except for it seems I got a bad deal on a power supply so I intend to replace it and fix that issue before turning it over to him to game on. Sadly I don't have any photos of it up yet.
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