Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by ThE_MaD_ShOt, Aug 15, 2012.
Have we nailed down how we're going to run the competition (length, requirements, etc)?
We are going to gather parts and see what we have to a contest. The build is the first priority as it is going to a needy child and with the school season starting for most now we need to get this done. We want to see what is donated and we what can do for a prize or prizes first before we decide on how to do a contest.
Okay, so no parts are being collected we're just compiling the list of what everyone is bringing to the potluck?
Parts are being collected for the build. We are going to see whats left over after the build parts and money wise and do a drawing with that.
Also another member on here is in need of some help. Some of you know that a buddy of ours, Solaris17 has been without his pc for a few months now due to a bad cpu. If anyone has a 1366 proc they can let go cheap or want to donate pm me.
Honestly rather than shipping parts everywhere and so on [for a rig to give to a student, not a WCG rig for a team member], we might consider making a group donation to Kramden, a non-profit in Durham NC that refurbishes PCs and gives them to low-income students. It costs them about $60/PC to refurb and give one away, so we could conceivably sponsor one or two rigs with them and then use our spare parts to build a rig for a WCG team member (presumably the hardware we have is reasonably modern and would be better spent creating a 24/7 (or as close to that) system to crunch.
Just my two cents, ignore it if you wish
We have plans in the works for the build. And as of right now there hasn't been a fellow cruncher in need. A few of us did this not long ago for a fellow cruncher and it worked out great this way. All the parts are going to shipped to one address and the rig will be built and then shipped to the person donating it. Trust me the is a good reason for doing it this way and our team is going to be able to pay it forward for someone that received help in the past.
Got it man.
We are accepting parts or a monetary donation. The money will help with shipping and the purchase of parts not able to be donated.
I like what you guys are doing here, Im in Spain and have a 9800gx2 evga that I could donate but i fear it might cost a lot to ship stateside?
Let me know....
I was unable to finish reading all the posts here, time constraints and such...However, when the time comes, Mad Shot and or Norton and or CP, send me a message and I will do what I can to help!
No problem buddy.
Okay Guys we have a few donations on the way. If anyone else wants to get in on this now is the time. Pm Norton or I for details.
I mentioned before that I would most likely donate a Source 210 for the build, put it together, and ship it to its final destination via FedEx.
sent a PM to Norton.
umk i just read this. and my heart kind of exploded. i really dont know what to say. thanks for the mention? I didnt really expect to see my name anyware.
if anyone needs anything to get a card crunching i have a skt 775 celeron 420 known to be working.
Case, fans, HDD, DVD Drive, and PSU shipped today.
Any progress on this?
I think it's getting ready to move forward- will know more shortly
I am in the middle of testing some of the components that have showed up thus far. Once I have everything tested I will post up what we have so far and what we still need. I also need to do some fitment test on the case and the mobo we are going to use. I will post some more in detail info in the next day or 2.
I am hoping that I will be able to atleast start the build this weekend. I will post some pics of the progress.
I also want to thank Radical_Edward, Hat, Chicken Patty and Norton for their donations. Thjanks guys
Sorry, moved to the proper thread
I need a SATA hard drive of any size( 80Gb is perfect) ,if possible from canada to avoid custom borders PM me what you have and the price for the hdd and the shipping cost THANKS
Wrong thread my friend. This one is the one you're seeking:
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