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Yeah we will definitely wait, but I'll present it if needed, not a problem. :toast: let's get some more input and we'll go from there.
 

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Looks like this particular donation could go lots of different ways. Once everything goes however it's going to go I'll go with it, but should this go down the road it normally goes, I have an Athlon II x2 240 I can give up.
 

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At the moment, I am kind of doing some "brain storming" on this. I don't really want to give up my .02 until I know what I want to say towards this great idea!

As for the donation end of things, I am in one way or the other. Either by hardware, software, or funds. Don't know how much at the moment, however count me in on this part for sure.

And for that matter, I may have an "upper mid range" complete system to possibly donate. Just depends on the outcome of a deal I am working at the moment.
 

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At the moment, I am kind of doing some "brain storming" on this. I don't really want to give up my .02 until I know what I want to say towards this great idea!

As for the donation end of things, I am in one way or the other. Either by hardware, software, or funds. Don't know how much at the moment, however count me in on this part for sure.

And for that matter, I may have an "upper mid range" complete system to possibly donate. Just depends on the outcome of a deal I am working at the moment.
This the i7-920 & board you picked up?
 

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Yikes, I think we got more than enough people willing to donate money and more than enough parts from the looks of it :laugh:
 

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This the i7-920 & board you picked up?
:laugh: no, that is going to be the wife's system actually.

I may have a hex core AMD system with a AMD 5850, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive, Corsair HX850 PSU (which I may swap for a 1000 watt), in a Cooler Master 431 Plus case.

Will not know until later this week or this weekend.
 

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That would be a bella sweet rig.
 
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We can always do more then one if we have enough support for it. :toast: The more the merrier.
 

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I don't have much anymore but got a pair of AC RC Pro's just chilling in a box. Sweet ram heatsinks if you guys end up going the ddr2 route(ddr3 doesnt need heatsinks)
 

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I'll try to do some research on any local foundations today guys. :toast:
 
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Cool Cp maybe you can check into the place that helped you when you were a kid. Giving back is always a good thing. :toast:
 
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i got a 60gb ocz agility 3 ssd that needs to be rma'ed, but once that is done i could throw that in
 
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Cool man we will start a list as soon as we get the finale ideal going. Then I will have those donating parts to pm me for the address to send them to. Well I guess right now we just need to decide if it's another build we are going to do. Lets get that decided then we can go from there.
 

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I don't have much anymore but got a pair of AC RC Pro's just chilling in a box. Sweet ram heatsinks if you guys end up going the ddr2 route(ddr3 doesnt need heatsinks)
I dunno, I've had to turn my rig off and swap ram around right after I turned it off a few times. At 1.65v the memory gets pretty toasty. Granted they were generic heatspreaders and not actual heatsinks, which I have read can actually be detrimental...
 

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Cool Cp maybe you can check into the place that helped you when you were a kid. Giving back is always a good thing. :toast:
Wish I could remember the name. I'll have to call the hospital to see what foundation they work with now. Been meaning to do it while it's a bit slow at work but it's been hectic all week. Thursday and Friday are the better days though, so I'm sure I'll have the time to do so by then.
 

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If this machine here was mine- which it is not

I would attempt to run a dual session of Crunching/ Folding if they support AMDs GPUs

1 session on the CPU 1 session on the GPU simultaneously

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I have a Seagate 250GB Sata drive that we could use for this. Let me know where to ship it. :D

Might have some other goodies too, fans, sata cables, etc.
 

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If you guys decide to do a donation to a Children's Hospital- something like a PS3, Wii, or Xbox would probably be more appropriate (I see CP mentioned that). Take donations to buy the hardware then have see if a member/artisan would be willing to give it a special WCG/TPU paint job and you're set.

The full built 'turn-key' rig is still a great idea, although just browsing the FreeDC stats lately doesn't really turn up any possible candidates to take the rig. Maybe a Crunching Contest should be run like before?

I think a good thing to look at before we get the rig idea rolling is to see what happened to the last one. Is the member still here? Still crunching? Did the rig even crunch for X amount of time? Etc. I would be very disappointed to get a full rig together only to have the winner disappear.
 

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I'll do some research on that in a bit when I'm home. Gotta dig up the last couple contest threads and check.
 

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I'm pretty sure that p_o_s_pc won the last one, but I have no idea where he's gone.

I'd certainly be willing to take a PC, I have limited space, but a cold room & free electricity.
 

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If I recall correctly he had some issues and was forced out of crunching. Not sure on his status now.

Anyhow for a donation like this, i'd hate to see members when a rig and leave. But for a contest, you really can't expect them to stay. Contests attract people because of the prize. The majority usually don't stay, but that's just part of it.
 
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I have a Seagate 250GB Sata drive that we could use for this. Let me know where to ship it. :D

Might have some other goodies too, fans, sata cables, etc.
Now that I think of it I have a Sliver brushed aluminum Raidmax case and 400W Enlight PSU I can donate along with the HDD.

If I recall correctly he had some issues and was forced out of crunching. Not sure on his status now.

Anyhow for a donation like this, i'd hate to see members when a rig and leave. But for a contest, you really can't expect them to stay. Contests attract people because of the prize. The majority usually don't stay, but that's just part of it.
I got second place last year. Ended up giving the system to my brother and it's his HTPC now. It was crunching until it lost a HDD recently and he reinstalled the OS> I'll nag him about it this weekend.
 

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Not sure if this idea has been discussed but:

-Donations from team members are used to buy numerous NewEgg or Amazon Gift Cards
-Crunching contest is held for 30-60 days where entrants crunch for the most possible points
-A certain number of brackets are created, distributing the giftcards among the number of points earned:

For example: 500-1500 points - qualifies for $10 GC , 1500-3000 points qualifies for $25, and so on up to 100,000+ qualifies for $100 (or something to that effect).

-Winners are drawn from the top prize down, so that top earners qualify in every category and are removed if they win (so if someone qualified for the $100 card and loses that draw, they are added to the $50 draw, and if they loose that they are added to the $25 draw and so on).

We could do something like $20 and $10 min donations. Cash outside of what is needed to get the required giftcards would be used to buy a $10 donation 'raffle' prize and a $20 donation 'raffle' prize. Could be anything from a 90GB SSD, to a GT640 depending on how much money is donated. This gives the dedicated team members something to win, and ensures some hardware sticks around long after the contest ends.

Benefit with this is that the Team/WCG is guaranteed production as the contest runs.

Let me know what you guys think. Its just something that came to mind just now.
 

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That seems very good to me. Wonder wht the rest think.

Of course I still gotta see if any foundations down here can take a PC since madshot wants to donate a full rig.
 

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#50
I like that idea, for some, parts or a gift card could easily be more useful than another PC (due to limited space or no funds to run multiple PCs 24/7).