Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by KieX, Jul 31, 2011.
The Contest finally has a home:
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
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.
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.
bumpz, we need more suggestions ppl bring it, whatever you got
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.
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.
how about a gtx-285 from evga? i just need someone to put in a few $ for the shipping when that time comes
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
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
I'll pitch in $25 when the time comes bro, not a problem.
So, maybe the 285 can go with the main prize rig and the 8800GTS for runner up. The GT210 can be for like a third place finish?
Since there have been at least a few offers of components, could we possibly have a 2nd and maybe 3rd prize rig? I've got core components for another one (m/b, cpu, mem) but not anything else except a case, and we should probably try to stick to just components since cases are too expensive to ship.
that would be cool i think then ppl might have a bit more intrest in it and get even more going
Well, we have the main rig pretty much figured out, now we can try to piece in a 2nd rig. Seems like there is a few video cards available already for the 2nd rig. Twylith seems to have a CPU/Mobo/RAM combo. We need HDD, PSU, CPU HS, little stuff like that.
Wish I had stuff laying around
i have a 500GB IDE disc i can give up too ?
I'll see what I can come up with. I've got 2 coolers sitting on my desk right now. The problem is the brackets. I normally use push pins or standard AMD mounting. I can do the std AMD mounts if I can find them. Would just have to verify the size is right for the cpu.
ah! nice timing!
and contest will be from aug 2011 i guess ?
I'm in for the PSU, and if I know what socket this combo is, I may have a cooler for it. I've got a Thermaltake V1 cooler with AM2/AM3 mounting dying to be used.
This is apart from the HX620?
i have a decent 500W psu that ran my 2600k + 5870 for a few days, but with that, + gpu and hdd shipping will be rather expensive, like 70$
but if ppl want to put in a bit it could be done, if paul doesnt have a spare he can throw in there
Nope. Just have the one PSU, but I have a cooler, if it's an AMD rig.
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
make a team tpu facebook page, then suggest to all friends?
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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