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  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    TechpowerUp's 10th Birthday WCG Challenge- Titan Giveaway

    Now that the Challenge is over it's time for that special prize for our dedicated crunchers that fold OR for folders that crunch. :cool:

    @the54thvoid is donating his Asus GTX Titan w/EK water block and backplate for this giveaway to one our dedicated TPU crunching/folding Team members....

    The Card:
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    The rules/requirements (copied from the Challenge thread):
    - Donated to a dedicated TPU cruncher/folder (see special requirements)
    - Winner uses the card for TPU folding or crunching
    - Winner has at least 5 million points crunching or folding for TPU by the end of the challenge
    - Shipping terms TBD upon award of prize
    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    * in order for your name to be drawn- you would need to be a member of this forum also (we will draw according to forum name so please post if WCG name is different)
    - Participate for the duration of the TechPowerUp 10th Birthday Challenge
    - Winners will be chosen randomly
    Special Requirements for GTX Titan giveaway
    - will require crunching and/or folding during the challenge at the Top 20 level in either crunching or folding
    - a special drawing will be held requiring opt in
    - winner will need to be a current TPU cruncher or folder as of 5/1/2014
    - additional details TBA

    How Random Winners Will be Drawn (see below):
    To ensure everyone gets a fair shake and to minimize any potential conflict of interest while maintaining the highest level of transparency- I have drafted a new way to draw winners. The system uses (3) members and works as follows:
    The system makes sure that there is no bias or other favoritism at play when winners are drawn. Winners are drawn based on a random number instead of usernames- where a possibility exists to redraw if that person doesn’t like who won, draw a friend, draw themselves, pass on new members, or skip doing a random drawing all together.
    My hope is that this will alleviate any concerns about drawings and their legitimacy. If it works smoothly, I would like to see this become the new standard when conducting giveaways that have prizes donated by the community.
    If there are any questions about this system, drop me a PM.
    The list of elligible TPU crunchers/folders:

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    *note- if you feel that your name should have been on this list please PM me to discuss
    How do I win this?
    - Your name is on the above list (see Option)
    If you're on the list, you can pass your chance on to another Team member that's not on the list as long as they pledge to run the card for 1 year as you would have.
    - You post in this thread that you want to be included (I'm in, pick me, Want!, etc.. as long as it makes the point ;))
    - Also include the following statement to your post:
    " I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year"

    *note(s)

    - If gpu work is available at WCG you may substitute gpu crunching for folding at your discretion
    - You can opt in via PM to me directly rather than posting in the thread (posting is preferred however)
    - We will hold the drawing after all who are on the list have had the opportunity to opt in (required) or opt out (optional)
    - stock air cooler will be included with the card but will be shipped with the waterblock already installed.
    Last edited: May 25, 2014
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    Question: well, Ya know... shipping... am still I eligible despite being in Yurip?
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    @the54thvoid stated that - USA/CA/MX, EU, and UK are fine ;)
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  4. Vinska

    Vinska

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    Okay, I'm in!
    I will fold/crunch* with this card for TPU's folding / WCG* Team(s) for at least 1 year

    * assuming WCG gets GPU work again

    EDIT: should be a nice excuse to finally get proper water cooling lol


    P.S. I should really find time to bug @W1zzard about 'dem autoclosing tags. grrrrr
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  5. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Count me in!

    And of course this card will be dedicated to folding for our awesome team for at least 1 year!

    And just to insure I am complying I want to say exactly: " I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year" :laugh: Even though I pretty much said that exact same thing. LOL
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  6. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Slightly off topic- where's your folding badge? Pretty sure you earned it already ;)

    EDIT- now mine is gone :confused:
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    Count me in. I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year
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    There is still room for some extra j/s in my 480 mm rad ;)
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    On topic....

    We understand the issues that come up with heat and power, it affects all of us, so opting in and the 1 year requirement can be considered as.. "when I would normally crunch or fold during the year"
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    I would love in



    I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for many years to come.
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    Yes count me in!! Gladly fold it for a year.
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    Count me in. I will fold/crunch on this card for one year for team TPU.
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Hmm, I still have not seen one yet. Do I need to let someone know?

    Bhahaha I would run that sucker along with my 7870 full time................Talk about banging some points up. :roll:
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    Nah, I'm out for this. Not really ready for a jump to WC yet.
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    Maybe you can ask the54thvoid if he can ship the stock cooler along with the card if you win, I'm pretty sure he must've saved it :)

    Good luck everyone, I'm green with envy! :p :rockout:
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    Question, would it be 1 year of runtime or 1 realtime year? Doing it regardless...
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    " I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year"

    I'm in! :toast:

    Thanks @the54thvoid for the opportunity :respect: :respect:
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    Please count me in!

    " I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year " <---Would be folding 24/7 in my main rig and will gladly take pics of it in action during the next year or two to prove it too.
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    Good luck all.
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    Would be a waste of such a nice thing. Besides, I don't really have anywhere to put it.
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    Opting in from phone at hot springs. I would fold for a year etc etc.
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    " I will fold with this card for TPU's folding Team for at least 1 year"
    24/7 -365 till its dead
    Count me in please
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    I'm in!

    I will fold (or crunch if available) on this card for one year for team TPU.
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    I am in and I promise crunch or fold on it for well over a year.
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  25. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    1 year= Calendar year

    *note:
    There will be one additional change to the OP- If you're on the list, you can pass your chance on to another Team member that's not on the list as long as they pledge to run the card for 1 year as you would have.

    I am passing my chance at the card to @bogmali as he is currently deployed and was unable to participate in this challenge
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