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TPU WCG February Challenge planning thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Peter1986C, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. james888

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    I know right! I kinda have a thing for cpu coolers but don't have enough cpu's to cool. His thread is full of them and I wantz all of them.
     
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  2. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    UPDATE!

    CRUNCHER RIG FOR CHALLENGE

    I got an i3-530 and some other items FF in our FS thread so we're going to move forward with a donation rig! :toast:

    What we have:
    - NZXT Source 210 (White)- Norton
    - 5x120mm fans- Norton
    - NZXT Sentry Mesh fan controller- Norton
    - ASUS P7H55-M PRO motherboard- Brandonwh64
    - i3-530 chip w/stock cooler- TheGrapist
    - 3GB DDR3- TheGrapist
    - 8400GS GPU- TheGrapist
    - Radeon 5850 GPU- the54thvoid
    - 500GB HDD (2.5"- 7,200rpm)- yotano211
    - NZXT Hale N 550w psu- BarbaricSoul
    - Windows 7 Pro- james888

    What we need:
    all set!

    Please let us know if you have anything to assist with or any comments- Thanks!
     
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  3. james888

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    Nice snag on that i3 530.

    I could donate the win 7 key I got from ion last challenge. I never did actually use it like I planned.
     
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    Holy Carp Fish! That's My country's Independence Day! :peace::clap::peace::clap::peace:
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I hope that when we rock this challenge, Ion is back to full swing and bringing his usual monstrous ppd! ;)
     
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    As an American I forget their are other independence days besides july first. Thanks for the bit of worldliness. :toast:
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    I just remembered something: I need to get my brother's pc crunching before this challenge. His pc is now done, just have to help him hook it up to the TV. I think he could do it, just may need to help with any possible issues, possibly in AMD CCC since he'll be using HDMI.

    Anyway I'll try to get him signed up ASAP; I think he'll do it. It'll be another 4670k added to the team if all goes well.
     
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  8. Peter1986C

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    Isn't it July the 4th?
     
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    I have a spare 320gb drive but its from a laptop.
    And perfect timing, I just got a new i7 3920xm overclocked to 4.5ghz on my gaming laptop that needs to flex its muscles.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Awesome on both counts! :toast:

    Laptop drives run just fine in crunchers.... I have used them in 2 or 3 of my rigs with no issues. I'll send you a PM later today to discuss- Thanks!
     
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    ok sounds good. Since I have not messed with desktops for 5 years now, I didn't know if laptops can go into a desktop without a proper SATA cable converter.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    SATA connections are the same- the only issue is whether or not your case is friendly to 2.5" drives or not (most newer cases are)
     
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    Its a 2.5 inch 9.5mm HD. I will fit most normal laptop spaces.
     
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    Not sure if typo or brainfart. 4 is next to one, or maybe it was because it was around midnight when I posted right before bed.
     
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    It's alright, I was actually slightly confused hence my question, lol.
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Posted in the Crunchers Helping Crunchers thread and opened a WTB in the BST section for a mobo and psu... hopefully we can find something decent to finish up the giveaway rig.

    Update on other prizes:
    - I'll be donating 2x$25 Paypal gifts minimum plus the parts I've got into the giveaway rig
    - Will discuss sneekypete's donation(s) with him this evening and will post his items soon
    - Still working on a couple of other items

    If anyone wants to help out/donate any items... please post here and/or PM me to discuss.

    Thanks for all of the help so far! :toast:
     
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    Count me in!
    I will donate a PP for $20.00
     
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    I have an OCZ 2.5" to 3.5" adapter that's basically NIB. Pulled it out, realized it didn't fit my NZXT drive rails, put it back in the box. Might help make picking a case easier.
     
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    Guys, is this an internal competition or are we running against other teams?
     
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Yes

    Translation- Will be an official WCG challenge- prizes will be for WCG-TPU Team members only

    *Note- Got a few nibbles on my WTB thread but nothing solid yet on a mobo and psu
     
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    And if all goes well I will be back in full swing for this challenge. I am adding to my fleet now.
     
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    Good Luck buddy!! :D
     
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    In the BST forum section, there is someone selling an OCZ unit of 600watts.
     
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    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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    Friends don't let friends buy OCZ :laugh:

    J/K, I saw that little saying posted somewhere a while back and thought it was funny.
     
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