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TechPowerUp's WCG February Challenge (2/15 thru 2/22/2014)- UPDATE-- TPU wins the Challenge!!!

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Irony

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    In us money!? That's preposterous. Where we moved from was $0.14 /kWh, which I thought was rather high. Plus meter fees and whatnot which are almost as much as the actual power cost
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  2. Chevalr1c

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    I know that my parents' plan includes "weekends and nights" rebates, maybe I got that too but I do not know for sure since I have the billing semi-embedded in the rent (if I use more or less than projected, I (get) compensate(d) (by) the owner of the building and not the electricty company). That is also why I said about, because $0.27 is the national average retail price (it is a small nation, so the average is close enough since corporate policies cannot differ much across such a small nation).
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  3. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    **UPDATE**

    We will be doing a redraw of the following items tomorrow night
    - Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
    - ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON*

    And...

    We will give t77snapshot until that time to claim his $25 Paypal Gift- If he doesn't claim by then, we will redraw that prize as well.
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  4. james888

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    Ooh. A redraw. I am excited.
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  5. Vinska

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    At the current $ / € exchange rate provided by my national bank, it is 0.187$ per kWh
    With this same exchange rate, it was 0.199$ per kWh until a couple of weeks ago

    The price has been dropped a bit Recently. The government probably contracted to import more cheap[er] power from Belarus. At least, that was the reason for all the power price drops that occurred after the price increase spike we had when our nuclear power plant got closed.
    And anyway... It is a bit hard to make a proper comparison when the $ / € exchange rate keeps fluctuating.
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  6. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Pfft hasswell
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  7. manofthem

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    Don't be jelly, my good man. You have some beast gpus to make up for Ivy :p

    :laugh:
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  8. fullinfusion

    fullinfusion 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Took ya that long for a come back? And after all your hasswell blows to me lol you want a pissn match now..? Ivy vs hasswell and single 290.. wanna go bro lol ;)

    And if i win i get your avatar to chew your hasswell out and shit it out hahaha jk my friend..
    and if you win ill stand long enough for you to head shot me in GOW!! :)
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    the only difference between ivy and haswell is the max tdp and the internal gpu is stronger. if you are using a dedicated gpu you dont need a stronger igpu and dont need a haswell.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK Team- going to do the redraw for the above items in about 2 hrs...

    Keep an eye on this thread for a second chance to win a prize! :)
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  11. BUCK NASTY

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

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    Anxiously awaits :rockout:(Hoping the American dream holds true)

    :toast:
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  12. Bow

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    Can I get lucky twice???
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  13. manofthem

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    Naw bro, we just always are raggin' on each other; this just gives us something to jab about ;)

    But don't forget, Haswell FTW :rockout:

    Sounds exciting, something to look forward to after a horrible day in Miami, came home to Wpb, and now heading back to Sunrise :banghead: :banghead:
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  14. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    *note- t77snapshot contacted me to claim his prize- the pp gift won't be redrawn
    Redraw Winners!!!
    ThE_MaD_ShOT
    - Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler - provided by sneekypete*
    thebluebumblebee- ASRock FM2A55M-DGS R2.0 motherboard - provided by HammerON
    Congrats guys! :toast:
    Expect PM's shortly....
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  15. manofthem

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    Congrats guys, worthy recipients ;)
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    Congrats redraw winners!
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    Congrats redraw winners!
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  18. thebluebumblebee

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    :oops:I hate to do this because it creates more work for @Norton , but I need to say thanks but no thanks to the motherboard. I already have too many irons in the fire. I also feel bad being such a small contributor and ending up winning substantial prizes two Challenges in a row. (that's not why I'm not taking it-I want it to go to someone who will use it)
    Thanks everyone!:lovetpu:
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    25 Million points folded for TPU
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    And so the Fun continues....:laugh:
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  20. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    OK let's try something different.... If you crunched for the Team during the Challenge and you want the board then do the following:
    - post here saying you want it
    - pick a number from 1-10 (I have picked one as well)
    - if your pick matches mine, you get the board
    - if my number is not picked after 4 trys, the closest number gets the board

    *Remember- board should be used for a cruncher build for you or to help get a family member/friend started in crunching

    **UPDATE**
    theonedub picked the right number and got the board... congrats!
    :toast:
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
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  21. Arjai

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    23!!! I win! :p
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  22. t_ski

    t_ski Former Staff

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    Congrats to all the winners. Too bad I came up empty this time :(
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  23. Arjai

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    Ahhh.

    :roll:
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  24. thebluebumblebee

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    Looks like you can have a FM2 motherboard if you want it!
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