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A Memorial to Kreij - Father's Day PC Giveaway (US & EU)Congrats to the winners!!!

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Will you be donating and/or opting in to win the Kreij Cancer Curing PC?

Poll closed Jun 9, 2015.
  1. Yes I plan to donate and will opt in to crunch/fold on the PC to help cure cancer if I win it.

    21.8%
  2. Yes I plan to donate but will allow others a chance to help cure cancer with the PC.

    21.8%
  3. I will opt in to crunch/fold on the PC to help cure cancer if I win it.

    21.8%
  4. I support this project but will allow others a chance to help cure cancer with the PC.

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  1. xvi

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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    Yeah, I've been following that and am also really jealous the EU guys have a chance to win a piece of his handy-work.
     
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    Thank you guys, I'm pleased to almost finishing this " hydra".
     
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    *whispers in ear* hail Hydra
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK folks now that the PC builds are underway it's time to start the list of TPU members for the giveaway(s)

    How do I enter?
    - be a forum member as of June 1, 2014
    - Be willing to enjoy the PC! Game, surf the web, post on TPU or whatever else you want to do... it's yours if you win it!
    - be willing to crunch and/or fold for TPU's Teams on the PC to help fight cancer*

    * full or part-time- within your means (we understand that electricity isn't free)
    - opt in for one of the PC's by posting in this thread:
    - Examples:
    "I'm in for the Kreij EU/UK PC", "Want Kreij USA PC", etc...
    - optional: Share a story or experience you have had with Kreij or how cancer has affected your life
    The extra chance will be "Stealth" style like many of Kreij's special contests- check this spoiler often ;)
    - Stealth bonus 01- Post in the thread and nominate a forum member for one of the PC builds between 6/21 and 6/23/2014... If they accept, you get an extra chance to win ;)

    - PC case- custom aluminum case* by @ST.o.CH
    *note- a temporary case may be utilized for startup and component testing
    - power supply- Antec Earthwatts EA-650 provided by @Vinska
    - Motherboard- MSI H87M-G43 provided by @TRWOV
    - cpu- funded by TPU member donations
    - cpu cooler- funded TPU by member donations
    - ram- 2x4GB of DDR3 provided by @FreedomEclipse
    - graphics card- Radeon 7770 provided by @RCoon
    - HDD/SSD- 250GB HDD provided by @RCoon
    - Operating system- Windows 7 provided by @stinger608

    (provided by @BarbaricSoul)
    Case- Thermaltake Urban T21 provided @sneekypeet
    PSU- Corsair CX500 (donated by @Norton )
    MB- AsRock 870 Extreme 3(received from a trade with @ThE_MaD_ShOt )
    CPU- Amd 1055t (received from a trade with @ThE_MaD_ShOt )
    Heat Sink- Scythe Mugen4 provided @sneekypeet
    RAM- 8-16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 provided by @lilhasselhoffer
    GPU- ASUS Direct CU HD7770 provided by @BarbaricSoul and @mjkmike )
    HD- 250gb WD Blue donated by @t_ski
    SSD- 120GB provided by @bogmali
    Software- Win 7 Pro 64 bit provided by @brandonwh64
    The drawing will be scheduled for Sunday June 29th

    * Details subject to change....
     
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    Count me in for the US PC.
    Cancer has affected my life hugely. Two aunts, an uncle, a cousin, a grandmother, and four friends have all had severe cancer in my lifetime. Not all of them survived. And now Kreij, an upstanding man who had some serious, some lighthearted, and often hilarious either way, posts. He had a strong sense of right and wrong, and was one of the friendliest people you'd ever meet in an (semi)anonymous setting like an online forum.
    I know he had some rough times here on TPU even before his first bout with cancer, but through it all, his indomitable spirit kept us, but most importantly him, going. He was a man who either did not know how to give up, or he refused to, at one point flat saying "I don't want your pity." Anything thrown at him, he was ready for.
    He was definitely a role model and a great friend. As I wipe tears from my eyes, there are just two things left for me to say: F*CK CANCER, and Dean, I miss you.
     
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    Informational post-"Help Stanford University scientists studying Alzheimer's, Huntington's, Parkinson's, and many cancers by simply running a piece of software on your computer. The problems we are trying to solve require so many calculations, we ask people to donate their unused computer power to crunch some of the numbers."

    How to get started with Folding: Easy setup for Folding@home



    Absolutely amazing computer animation of the inner life of a cell (by Harvard):


    And, oh yea, I want the USA Kreij Memorial Rig.:lovetpu:
     
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  9. RCoon

    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    I was under the impression you guys liked hardware pics.
    There's something about a new GPU, it doesn't matter how low end it is, being able to see a shiny new one in the flesh still makes the tears run between my legs ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm in for the Kreij EU/UK PC

    it took my dad too, so this is close to my heart.

    the way the TPU community has come together is amazing, very touching, id love to help add anything to the fight to beat cancer
     
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    RCoon Gaming Moderator Staff Member

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    Appreciate the offer from a fellow Irishman :toast:
     
  12. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    As I stated in his news thread:

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    I spent many times talking to Dean about many different things. One that I remember most was the loss of his son! He dearly dearly missed him.........Not any more, as Dean is with him now.
    Oh man, this just saddens me so much its beyond words. Dean was such an awesome person. Hell, I was suppose to try and make it out to see him this year some time. Offered me a place to stay and we were going to go to dinner and hang out.

    This so brings tears to my eyes. Oh man, Dean, you will be missed dearly my friend!

    He is one of several great friends I never meet in person!"

    So for sure count me in on this give away.
     
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  13. patrico

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    no prob RCoon cheers man



    touching man chin up @stinger608
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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  15. n3rdf1ght3r

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    Count me in for the US giveaway. I haven't lost anyone close to me from cancer, but I did lose a teacher from an unknown reason. In the morning I saw her all happy and excited, after lunch, I never got to see her again.
     
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    Nice looking, and no doubt Kreij is grateful. Just NEED MOAR RAM! ; )
     
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    Ah, I guess I'll go for the US PC.

    Cancer has been in my life quite a few times. My grandpa passed away from it in 2008 and my dad had it in 2010-11 but beat it. Nature had to take the tough old guy a different way! :') I've seen quite a few forum members beat it or lose the battle in the end. I currently have an online friend with 8 months left. I also fold/crunch for other friends, family and acquaintances with things such as chrones and alczimers.

    I never knew Kreij personally but I remember reading his posts from long ago when I was first getting into pc's back in 2012. He seemed like an amazing guy and I was sad to see him go.
     
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    It should arrive Friday.
     
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    I'll go for the US pc..

    I lost my step father to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on June, 17 2003 and I lost my Grandmother last year but her Alzheimers took a few years prior...
    The wife and I also lost her uncle Paul to several types of cancer....

    I should be crunching now and there is honestly no reason to not other than I have nothing to remind me to do it...
    If I won I'd use the machine as an HTPC DVR with network extenders to watch recorded tv on as well as a light gaming machine...
    But as a DVR, that's meant for more than one room, it would be on 24/7....which would make a good cruncher if I understand it correctly...


    I was in a thread with Kreij like 5 years ago and I remember trying to get him to see the negative in something stupid not even worth mentioning....he never did btw


    Kreij always had contests like this....I supported them but stayed away cause I hate to win...a $5 prize is ok...but more makes me feel funny to win...basically guilty....but this can be used to help so therefor its ok..


    and I can honestly say Kreij got me in one of his contests (in his name)
     
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    I don't want to opt-in for the PC, but if I would like to make a donation if you could PM me the information.
     
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    Probably your best bet FX is to go ahead and PM Norton regarding doing a donation. He is busy busy so it would be better if you contacted him. :peace:

    And thank you very much for offering up a donation! Every little bit helps this cause. :respect: :respect: :respect:
     
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  22. Norton

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    YGPM :)

    * have a few minutes to log in /check messages .... now back to work :ohwell:
     
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    Donation sent.

    I love what you guys are doing here. I didn't know Kreij personally, but the response of the community is very telling of his character. Let's win this fight.
     
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    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    If you were close enough, I'd hug you right now. This is exactly the attitude I love from TPU members, and Kreij did a great job of spreading that same feeling.
     
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    Suggested desktop background for the PC's.....

    I don't think Dean would mind :)
    [​IMG]
     
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