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TechpowerUp's Kreij Memorial 2017 WCG Challenge (5/18 thru 5/26)- crunch/fold with TPU and WIN!!!

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  1. Norton

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    TechPowerUp! Kreij Memorial 2017- May 18th thru May 26th, 2017

    Join us to crunch/fold and even get a chance to win some cool stuff!!!




    Welcome to the TechPowerUp! Kreij Memorial 2017 WCG Challenge
    This June marks the 3 years since we lost our dear friend and moderator, Kreij, to cancer. TechpowerUp's crunching or folding Teams are honoring his memory by hosting a challenge at World Community Grid.


    Link to the official Challenge results:
    https://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallenge.do?challengeId=8408


    We have opened this Challenge to show our continued support of the important work done by the World Community Grid and Folding@Home to help the research effort on cancer and other diseases.


    The plan:

    Have some friendly competition between WCG Teams as well as within our TPU Teams and hopefully get a few of our fellow TPU'ers to join in.


    Fellow TPU members and WCG crunchers are invited to join our Team to heat up some silicon for a good cause, hang out, have a little fun, and even get a chance to win some nice prizes*
    * some restrictions apply- see prize post below


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    How to join:
    * note- This Challenge is for WCG Team crunching. However, we work closely with the TPU folding Team and we will be sharing some of the prizes offered with active TPU folders- If you have a Radeon 7850/GeForce 660Ti or better gpu and want to try folding then you are welcome to do that. ;)

    For crunching....
    Follow this link to register and join our Team:

    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/reg/viewRegister.do?teamID=S8TLJ6TFV1
    Once you're registered you can follow the prompts and install software- it's all pretty straight forward
    If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, our Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
    Our Team thread:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-wcg-boinc-team.85784/
    For folding....
    See this thread to get started:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/easy-setup-for-folding-home.200520/
    If you have any questions you can post them in this thread, the folding Team thread, or PM an existing Team member.
    Folding Team thread:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpus-f-h-team.13038/

    Some of our past Challenge threads:


    Many more here too:

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/tpu-wcg-challenges-thread.111360/
    Challenges link at WCG:
    http://www.worldcommunitygrid.org/team/challenge/viewTeamChallengeHistory.do?teamId=S8TLJ6TFV1

    See the next post for prize info- under construction...., check for updates frequently!

    CHALLENGE RESULTS (UPDATED DAILY):
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  2. Norton

    Norton Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain Staff Member

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    TechPowerUp! Kreij Memorial 2017 WCG Challenge- Prize Pool
    As with many of our Challenges we have a few prizes available :toast:



    *Note on Challenge prizes. Our prizes are donated by WCG-TPU Team members "By Cruncher's for Crunchers" for the purpose of assisting the Team to continue to maintain our rigs, grow our membership (or our crunching farms), and to promote the good work of crunching in general.

    Grand Prize- Win one of four Cruncher Combo's*

    #1- X58/Xeon Cruncher Combo
    donated by @XZero450
    - EVGA Sli3 X58 mobo/X5660 Xeon (hex core)/3x2GB DDR3 1600/Enermax Liqtech 120x AIO
    #2- 2600k Cruncher Combo donated by @Norton
    - Intel DH67 mobo/2600k/2x2GB ram (includes a spare i5-2400)
    #3- i7-860/P55 Cruncher Combo donated by @T-Bob
    - EVGA P55 FTW mobo/i7-860/2x2GB ram
    #4- FM2/APU Cruncher Combo donated by @twilyth
    - MSI A88XM-E45 mobo/A10-6700 APU/16GB ram

    The winners of a Grand Prize will need to declare that he/she will dedicate a minimum of 6 months crunching for the Team WCG-TPU using this hardware.

    Special Prize- for a dedicated TPU folder*
    EVGA GTX980ti Kingpin
    with Bitspower waterblock (also includes Kingpin air cooler) donated by @the54thvoid

    - Donated to a dedicated TPU cruncher/folder
    - 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
    - A separate drawing will be held requiring Opt In
    *Grand and Special prizes are available to Team members in the USA (Canada/Mexico if extra shipping is paid)- shipping would be too difficult otherwise. If you don't live in the USA and still want to be included in the drawing please PM me to discuss. You would need to- A) have a US address to ship to OR B) want to work out shipping details separately

    Other Prizes
    *Note-If anyone is interested in donating a prize- please contact me

    Hardware Prizes:
    *
    available in the USA only unless listed as worldwide due to shipping costs and/or customs/regulatory concerns. If you have an available US shipping address or want to discuss details please PM me.

    - Tesoro Ecalibur SE Spectrum gaming keyboard donated by @sneekypeet
    - HyperX Pulsefire FPS gaming mouse donated by @sneekypeet

    More Prizes (available worldwide):
    - 2x $25 paypal gifts
    donated by @Norton
    - 1x $25 paypal gifts donated by @Bow


    Game Giveaway- details TBA

    Additional donations are welcome


    Requirements/terms to qualify for a prize:
    * in order for your name to be drawn- you will need to be an active 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 Kreij Memorial 2017 Challenge
    - Earn a minimum of 5,000 BOINC points for Team WCG-TPU during the Qualifying period (folders see note below)
    - Qualifying period ends when all participants reach 5,000 BOINC points or 5/31/2017 (whichever comes 1st)
    - Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the qualifying period.
    - Participation in the Game giveaway will require that you are actively crunching/folding during this Challenge
    *Note- If you fold for the TPU Team during the Challenge you may still qualify for the hardware/software prizes and the game giveaway (Grand prizes will require crunching contribution). PM me to discuss.



    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.

    Note(s):
    - If for some reason you cannot participate at the start of the Challenge you may still qualify for the prizes, PM me to discuss your situation and we'll make those decisions on an individual basis ;)
     
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    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    This is an amazing challenge prize pool and event!!!!!!!!

    Special thanks to all that have donated and a huge thanks goes out to @the54thvoid for the amazing video card donation!!!!!!!! :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect: :respect:
     
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    QX9770 4GHz 4/4, Maximus Extreme
    Q6600 3.2GHz 4/4, Rampage Extreme
    Already at work!
    I think I might add another E8400 4GHz 2/2, Striker II Extreme in there later.
    I won't be participating in the draw. Just using my hardware that's laying around.
     
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    I'm in for the challenge but please exclude my username from any of the prize pool draw. Thanks!
     
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    Ready to rock and roll and crunch like woah! :rockout:
     
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    In. lets see if my Athlon 5350 can make 5000 points or not.:laugh:
     
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    I'm in with a i7 7700k but running only at 3.9, getting too hot for any higher on a laptop. I still need to install BOINC on all of the mining computers, 1 g3930 and 3 g3900. I built 3 more with g3900, still need to install the software on those.
     
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    All in!!
     
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    My rigs will be running
     
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    I'll be crunching away. Adding my meager output (about 2000 per day) to the team total. In the event I'm a winner, please give my prize to the next person. Thanks!
     
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  12. Norton

    Norton Moderator & WCG-TPU Captain Staff Member

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    Here's a pic of the 980Ti Kingpin donated by @the54thvoid :cool:

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    Shiny ain't it? :D
     
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    So shiny.

    Do. Want :D
     
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    Lovely, t shirt as well ;)

     
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    I'm in on this one. Brought the backup server and an old core2 duo back online for the challenge.
     
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    Emmm... *thinking of reconsidering and entering* but I'm in EU so probably not. :kookoo:
     
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    I know, too much fuss but that card looks just amazing. Nevermind.
    We're FIRST TEAM, We're actually beating Team China :clap::clap::peace::peace::respect::respect:
     
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  20. stinger608

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    Very awesome!!!!! We are kicking some butt!
     
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    I agree 100% sadly you and I both don't have the prerequisites to make us eligible to enter to win it :(

    Also, tpuwcg ftw.:) Keep it up
     
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    I would like to enter for the special prize 980ti if it's uk eligible that is.
     
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    Send me a PM to discuss.

    Note- if anyone else outside the US meets all of the other requirements and wants in on the prize pool.... I can discuss with you via PM on a case by case basis (applies to other eligibility requirements also)
     
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    I would start folding If I had a card like that.
     
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    Yep, that's my take on this as well!!!!! I'd be a 24/7/365 folder with that puppy!!!!!!! :rockout:
     
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