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2011 WCG Contest Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by KieX, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. KieX

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    The Contest finally has a home:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151595


    It's that time of the year again: A member's run TPU WCG contest! :rockout:

    This thread is open for feedback/suggestions prior to the start of this year's competition.
    We will need to set:
    1. Start-End dates/times
    2. Points required to qualify into draw

    One thing we could have done better last year is the promoting, so if you got ideas for forum signatures or whatever, this is very welcome :D

    I think the rest of the rules are fine, but if you want to add something else, now's the time.

    Last year's rules were:
    • Contest will run from Free-DC.org midnight [GMT] update for August 1st 2010 to midnight update for August 31st 2010.

    • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 50,000 BOINC points within the contest time frame (31 days).

    • Eligible points must be achieved under a user name crunching for team TechPowerUp! (#22175) only.

    • Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 75 position on the TechPowerUp! WCG Team prior to contest.

    • To enter contest you must state your intent to participate and provide username on this thread.

    • Open to all Residents of the Planet Earth except Antartica. Contest is void where prohibited. This contest is not sanctioned by W1zzard or TechPowerUp! and they shall be held harmless of any liability.

    • Winner will be randomly selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with TechPowerUp!

    Current Contest Prize rigs

    This is still a work in progress, and needs confirmation. Please check below and let me know if I have all the details right:

    Prize 1
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    0 Component Part Donator
    1 MB ECS A780GM-A Ultra AM2+/AM3 twilyth
    2 CPU AMD Phenom II X4 940 twilyth
    3 CPU Cooler Titan CPU Cooler HammerON
    4 RAM 4 GB g.skill DDR2-1000 twilyth
    5 VGA GTX 285 (FIH) The Don
    6 PSU Corsair HX620 Paulieg
    7 Case MYOPENPC DOMA Pro TexBill
    8 HDD 500GB GREASEMONKEY


    Prize 2
    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3
    0 Component Part Donator
    1 MB Asus M2NPV-VM (AM2) twilyth
    2 CPU AMD Phenom 9750 twilyth
    3 CPU Cooler Tuniq 120 bogmali
    4 RAM 4 GB g.skill DDR2-1000 twilyth
    5 VGA 8800GT BarbaricSoul
    6 PSU OCZ 500W (FIH) The Don
    7 HDD 160GB HDD 4x4n
    8 Extra Gift Card bogmali
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2011
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  2. (FIH) The Don

    (FIH) The Don

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    i say from 15th august to 15th sep or something like it

    and 75000 to qualify, as i remember last year it didnt take long for ppl to get those points with all the help they had :p
  3. twilyth Guest

    I don't think CP is ready to reveal any details, but I suspect that the prize rig will not be the same as what is listed in the prize thread. We should probably try to nail that down so people can make a more informed decision about participating.

    I don't know how many finalists we had last year, but if we can scrape together a second and maybe third prize, that might also provide some incentive. Hell, if we want to include things like license codes for games and software and such, we might be able to make everyone a winner. OK, that's an exaggeration, but you get the idea. I've got a license code for Star Trek online that I'll never use and one for some other game that's like 4 or 5 years old. Maybe not the greatest prizes, but marginally better than nothing I would think.

    Since we don't seem to attract a lot of new members, maybe we could give extra chances to win, tickets I guess you could say, for each new member someone brings in and who crunches for at least 30 days. It would mean that the prizes couldn't be awarded right away but I don't know how much of an issue that would be. Just a thought.
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    Count me in:)

    I wish I had some things to offer up for prizes, have to see whats in my paypal account maybe I can come up with something also.
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    bumpz, we need more suggestions ppl :) bring it, whatever you got :D
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    I just bought a new monitor and thus have a 23' Dell LCD that is soon to be retired, as well as the 19' Acer I had prior to that. I'm not sure if I plan on selling those, but if I don't I could contribute.
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  7. Chicken Patty

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    Well, I'm forwarding KieX the details of the main prize rig for now and for 2nd place Hat offered his 8800GT. That's a start.
  8. (FIH) The Don

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    how about a gtx-285 from evga? i just need someone to put in a few $ for the shipping when that time comes

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  9. Chicken Patty

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    How much do you think shipping will be? Any estimate, more or less?

    Also, this is what the prize rig looks like as of now, I PM'ed them to KieX so he can add them, but here they are.

    M/B - ECS A780GM-A Ultra AM2+/AM3
    CPU - phenom II X4 940
    CPU Cooler - Titan CPU Cooler
    RAM - 8 gig g.skill DDR2-1000, 5-5-5-15@2-2.1v
    VGA - GT210
    PSU - Corsair HX620
    Case - MYOPENPC DOMA Pro PCI Black Transparent Acrylic Open Computer Case
    HDD - I can probably throw one in, any SATA, we can put in the OP that we are pending specific details.

    Perhaps we can make the 8800GTS part of the main prize rig and the GT210 the runner up prize?
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    economy is around 45$, take around 8 days with tracking number

    i will cover half of it :) and i got the 285 for cheaposssss so i will let it go happily,

    just need something like 25$ or similar to get rest of the shipping covered, so like a couple of $ from some ppl will be perfectly fine if they want to add a little help but dont have any hw they can give up :)
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  11. Chicken Patty

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    I'll pitch in $25 when the time comes bro, not a problem.


    So, maybe the 285 can go with the main prize rig and the 8800GTS for runner up. The GT210 can be for like a third place finish?
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  12. twilyth Guest

    Since there have been at least a few offers of components, could we possibly have a 2nd and maybe 3rd prize rig? I've got core components for another one (m/b, cpu, mem) but not anything else except a case, and we should probably try to stick to just components since cases are too expensive to ship.
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    that would be cool i think :) then ppl might have a bit more intrest in it :) and get even more going :)
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    Well, we have the main rig pretty much figured out, now we can try to piece in a 2nd rig. Seems like there is a few video cards available already for the 2nd rig. Twylith seems to have a CPU/Mobo/RAM combo. We need HDD, PSU, CPU HS, little stuff like that.

    Wish I had stuff laying around :(
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    i have a 500GB IDE disc i can give up too ?
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  16. twilyth Guest

    I'll see what I can come up with. I've got 2 coolers sitting on my desk right now. The problem is the brackets. I normally use push pins or standard AMD mounting. I can do the std AMD mounts if I can find them. Would just have to verify the size is right for the cpu.
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    ah! nice timing!
    and contest will be from aug 2011 i guess ?
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    2015 :wtf:
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    I'm in for the PSU, and if I know what socket this combo is, I may have a cooler for it. I've got a Thermaltake V1 cooler with AM2/AM3 mounting dying to be used.
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    This is apart from the HX620?
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    i have a decent 500W psu that ran my 2600k + 5870 for a few days, but with that, + gpu and hdd shipping will be rather expensive, like 70$
    but if ppl want to put in a bit it could be done, if paul doesnt have a spare he can throw in there
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    Nope. Just have the one PSU, but I have a cooler, if it's an AMD rig.
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    I think it looks like we'll be going for a 2 prize contest this year then. I'm a little time limited during this week, so I'll try pick up wherever you guys are on the weekend.

    Any ideas on how we can promote this to a wider audience? Ultimately we want this to attract new crunchers too
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    make a team tpu facebook page, then suggest to all friends?
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    We can do this. Also, if someone contacts BTArunr, he will probably run a small front page story for the contest, if you ask nicely. He's done it before.

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