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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by BUCK NASTY, Oct 9, 2009.

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  1. BUCK NASTY

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

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    TechPowerUp! World Community Grid and Folding@Home Teams Crunching/Folding contest.



    The Grand Prize is a complete turnkey Crunching/Folding rig consisting of the following hardware:

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    Intel Pentium E5200
    Biostar TForce TP35D2-A7
    Rosewill Fort 120 CPU Cooler
    Nvidia GTX 260
    1 GB Crucial Ballistix Trace DDR21066
    Seagate 500GB
    Antec BP-550Plus 550w PSU
    Inwin X-Fighter Case


    Newtekie1 Prize: Newtekie1 has donated a Biostar 9600 GSO 384mb DDR3 video card as an additional random prize!
    (please show your thanks to Newtekie1 for his generosity)

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    Shadowdust Prize: Shadowdust has been generous enough to donated a AMD X2 7750BE as an additional random prize!
    (please show your thanks to Shadowdust for his generosity)

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    • Contest will run from 11:59PM EST on 10/14/09 to 11:59PM EST on 12/12/09

    • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 60,000 BOINC points and 100,000 F@H points within contest time frame (60 days).


    • Eligible points must be achieved under a user name Crunching for Team#22175 and Folding for Team#50711 only.
    • Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 10 position on either WCG or F@H Teams.


    • Open to all Residents of the Planet Earth except Antarctica(sorry Penguins:p). Contest is void where prohibited. This contest is not sanctioned by W1zzard or TechPowerUp! and they shall be held harmless of any liability.

    • Winner will be selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with Techpowerup!
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Okay... I got 100k F@H points down in 60 days garunteed. 60k BOINC points now... that's a different story... I need a socket A board and some DDR...
     
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    bogmali Moderator Staff Member

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    See your thread.
     
  4. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

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    so is this like an auto thing? or do we have to say i want in? o man i hope i win!
     
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    That would make a good bump in my PPD for both crunching and folding. :toast:
     
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    A very, very nice prize Buck.

    Good luck to all our members.

    I suppose shipping cost is why those outside of the US/Canada are not eligible ?? Any idea what it would take to ship to Europe ??
     
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    Could you please clarify:

    "Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 10 position on either WCG or F@H Teams."

    Is this overall pie, daily pie, or both?
     
  8. Solaris17

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    i think its like you cant be in the top 10 in either folding or crunching team stats. like you cant be a top 10 contributer in either.
     
  9. Paulieg

    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    It is overall pie. You are eligible as long as you are not in the 10 ten of either team before the contest starts. Now, if you work yourself in to the top 10 during the competition, you certainly will not be penalized for it.
     
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    To clarify:

    Top 10 Overall in points, not eligible.
    Top 10 daily only as long as not top 10 in overall points, eligible.

    Yes?

    If so, that seems fair. I had assumed top 10 daily PPD.
     
  11. Fitseries3

    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    put it this way..


    where you considered a "powerfolder" or "powercruncher" 3 months ago? 2 months ago? now?

    if you answered yes to more than one of those then you do not qualify IF you are in the top 10 as that is what i would classify as "power" members.
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, exactly.
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    heres a question...

    since im not in either of those groups would I be eligable? ;)
     
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    Paulieg The Mad Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I would assume that team captains and moderators would pull themselves out of the running.
     
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    I so want in this. Its a cool idea and could be a good way to get people to return. I'm positive i can pull off the points needed for this
     
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    Gentlemen-Let me explain the task and purpose of the contest furthermore:

    1. Is it meant to boost our team's production

    2. It is also meant to recruit new members (and potential ones) when they see the add on TPU's front page.

    Now onto my take on the criteria and eligibility as far as who (I think) does not qualify:

    1. Top ten production (PIE) NO GO

    2. Team Captain/Co-Captain NO GO

    3. Here is a good one - If you have enough HW that can meet the goal, let's say in a less than a month, I can consider you as a "power user". Definitely NO GO. So please let's leave it to the folks that could really use this system and are not as fortunate as many of us when it comes to having lots of PC parts:toast:

    I can post more reasons but I think you all got the idea.

    Also, I think we might be reconsidering to allow team mates from other countries to participate:D:toast: More to follow on that.
     
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    Fitseries3 Eleet Hardware Junkie

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    bog your fedex accnt gives you far better rates than mine. perhaps you could look into foreign shipping.
     
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    clarify more please-

    do you have to have 60k boinc and 100k FaH or do youhave to EARN 60k and 100k folding within the 60 day period?? As it was in the last contest?

    ex if I have 40k boinc to qualify I need 100k at the end of the 60days, not just 60k, right? thanks!
     
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    I believe you need to earn that total (60k and 100k Boinc and F@H respectively, so you'd need 100k Boinc seeming you're already at 40k) over the duration of the contest.

    To clarify my post further up, I was going to step out anyways before realizing I didn't qualify. I wasn't looking to angle myself in. :laugh: Just looking to help answer some of the questions popping up.
     
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    i know i'm not a "power user" I know it won't take the full 60days for me to get the points but it will take a big part of it.
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Paulie, you and i know that we do not win the hardware, we provide it!

    Big thanks to everyone who contributed hardware for the prize rig:

    r1ryder
    Chicken Patty
    Paulieg
    Sneekeypeet
    Bogmali

    ......and an extra big thank you to the WCG/F@H Teams that work so hard for our causes!
     
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    Hmm, Buck, you're getting a PM about shipping expenses.
     
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    Yup. All I need to know is that the hardware we provide contributes to the team. I for one will keep giving as long as everyone keeps crunching.
     
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    Contest now open to International competition

    After an overwhelming response, El Fiendo has agreed to short-change the local prostitute to cover International shipping. Now you EU guys have no excuse not to "bring the pain"

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    Wait.. this would mean El Fido is a swell guy?? That's just crazy talk!!

    Worlds are colliding!!!
     
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