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  1. BUCK NASTY

    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    This is an informal thread to throw around the ideas being considered by the other team captains. Respond if you have any issues with the proposals. I need your feedback please!

    1. Strong consideration for the CC to start on April 13th, 2013(prob @ Noon PST)
    2. Contest will still be 10 days long
    3. There is talk of a handicapped points system similar to last year. Also talk of multiple classes(points race, growth, combination)
    ...More to come
     
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    OK, been waiting for this. Two months is good prep time.
    I've decided only to fold on occasions like this.
     
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    What's a handicapped points system? And April 20th would be amazing IMO. Count me in for all of my spare CPUs :toast:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    It's a weighted points system that allows smaller teams to compete with the bigger teams. Still too early to elaborate on the structure.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    I'm starting to line up some gear for my rigs for this year's challenge

    I have some quick question(s)

    Is a GTX 670 any good for F@H?

    What kind of ppd can I get out of a pair of GTX 580's?

    How much does the CPU matter? I may run the cards in either an FX-8150 rig and/or Phenom II 1045T rigs or would a Xeon hex core make a significant difference?
     
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    PPD will depend if the QRB is back, any news on that?
     
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    april 20th is my bday!!
     
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    Yes
    I don't know of anyone on our team using 580's, but my 560 Ti's get upwards of 28k PPD, so I'd think 40% more than that.?
    The short answer is no. The 6xx series puts more load on the CPU than previous Nvidia cards, but it's still low in comparison to the ATI/AMD cards. I'm running 3 of my cards right now on single core socket 939 systems.
     
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    My 580 getting 29k - 36k according to wu
     
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    Any idea how a 670 would perform compared to a 580?

    Heat? Output?
     
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    Less heat and less output.
     
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    Would it be worth while to run a gtx 280? Also with Amd cards, how do they fair with a fast say 6 core cpu? 6850's and 7850's to be specific?
     
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    I'll be there
     
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    You can compare the power usage in w1zzard's review of the GTX 670. As for output, Stanford is working on getting more out of the Kepler's, so we should see PPD rise over time. If the QRB's ever come back, the 580 is the way to go. If heat and power usage are a major concern, the 670 is the way to go.
    We're only talking about 10 days, so yes, a GTX 280 is "worth it." AMD GPU's need a core for each GPU. Folding or crunching on the CPU's at the same time can be done but cores must be reserved for the GPU's or both PPD's will suffer.
     
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    yeah we are discussing things right now

    we like to have votes this week and next on issues
    15th (on date)
    17th on new team VGT
    18th on format/formula

    sorry if you had to wait bucknasty - seems some teams are a little slow in sign up

    we still don't have TSC,OCAU (Ive PM'd Bosun at TSC) signed in
    MPC out again
     
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    Looks like a mid-April start date possibly...?? I will say that this years CC is lacking organization, but I will camp in the Captains thread and hopefully have some solid info this weekend.

    Edit: to be exact...April 13th (a Saturday), through April 22nd (a Monday).

    :toast:
     
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    Awesome, thanks for letting us know! I'll certainly throw in everything I have spare :)
     
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    We need this hammered out this week

    Im waiting for capts to make suggestions on format/formula
    EVGA has offered thoughts/ideas already - including last years - a rerun(with tweaks)

    Im still waiting for ADAK's new one
    if you have ideas please propose them in the capt thread
     
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    Adak Proposal is in CC capt thread - looks like its the one were using

    check in,chime in, inform your team
     
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    So far...

    • Dates are set in stone now(4/13/13 to 4/23/13)
    • No Chimp names this year(whole team is in by default)
    • Below is an example of the handicap points race we will most likely use this year.
    [​IMG]
     
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    As far as I can see there is no example in your post. Anyway I'm away from my rigs (making money to future upgrades and to cover the high electricity cost due to the long European winter) so this year my contribution will be zero...sorry team.

    Edit: Ahh, a hidden url
     
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    I only stopped folding because im without own home atm but ive been busy and nearly ready ill be blagging my parents ( :( @ 36) they are virus scanning , just bought a new physx card gtx460 2win :) 116 uk notes
     
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    My folding rig should be ready by next Friday at the latest so count me in :)
     
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    Sounds great--awesome! :toast:

    Depending on the weather, I may even be able to bring the GTX470s over to FAH--we'll see how hot it is by then. No promises, but I'll do what I can :toast:
     
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