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TPU WCG February Challenge planning thread

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#52
Oh and also I will be taking my top spot back by force lol. Another rig will be added to my fleet
 

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Friends don't let friends buy OCZ :laugh:
Yea, you got that right!!!!!!!! Out of six I purchased a couple years ago for some new rigs I built, I had to RMA five of them!!! I ended up sending all six back and getting some Corsair units.
 
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I restarted the new cruncher for the first time Sunday.
 
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Yea, you got that right!!!!!!!! Out of six I purchased a couple years ago for some new rigs I built, I had to RMA five of them!!! I ended up sending all six back and getting some Corsair units.
I'm doing 2 6950s on my 600w ocz and it still hasn't exploded yet... Surprisingly. I think they went bankrupt though to rma will be close to impossible now.

I also might have some old unredeemed humble bundle games I could throw in. My friend has some old ssds he has no use for so iI'll try to see if I can buy them off him
 
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OK, I am gonna gift this weeks Humble Bundle, for the Challenge. EDIT* I saw on the site that these are all Steam Games and can only be redeemed all at once. So, if true? One big prize!

Along with a couple of other games in my Library there. Including, but not only, Amnesia: Dark Descent Steam Key.

I might add more, or save them for a future contest. I have games in my Humble library that are more than this laptop can handle.

:lovetpu:
 
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OK, I am gonna gift this weeks Humble Bundle, for the Challenge. EDIT* I saw on the site that these are all Steam Games and can only be redeemed all at once. So, if true? One big prize!

Along with a couple of other games in my Library there. Including, but not only, Amnesia: Dark Descent Steam Key.

I might add more, or save them for a future contest. I have games in my Humble library that are more than this laptop can handle.

:lovetpu:
The Bundles can still be parted out, though it takes a little more now: you can gift a game using a gift url, activate-able using email address and linking it to the recipient's Steam.

I grabbed a bundle too for the giveaway. Also I went through some old Bundles with leftover games to figure out what to throw into the game giveaway.

Also, Amnesia DD is an awesome game!! Thanks for throwing it in :respect:
 
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Picture of the Humble Bundle Prize...



:D
 
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The Bundles can still be parted out, though it takes a little more now: you can gift a game using a gift url, activate-able using email address and linking it to the recipient's Steam.

I grabbed a bundle too for the giveaway. Also I went through some old Bundles with leftover games to figure out what to throw into the game giveaway.

Also, Amnesia DD is an awesome game!! Thanks for throwing it in :respect:
I used the "Gift" button. It sent me a link to all the games, with only one place for a recipients e-mail. I suppose I might be able to receive them myself and possibly part them out. But, if that doesn't work....So, may as well be one big one!! What's the catch?

:eek::D
 
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Ready for the challenge. Will fire up my HTPC and maybe the QX6800 too.
 

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I used the "Gift" button. It sent me a link to all the games, with only one place for a recipients e-mail. I suppose I might be able to receive them myself and possibly part them out. But, if that doesn't work....So, may as well be one big one!! What's the catch?

:eek::D
I PM'd you so we can try to figure it out more ;)
 
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I'm finally kind of finished moving, 8350 and my little athlon quad ready to crunch

I can donate a couple games, BF3 for sure and probly a couple more.
 
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Hey Norton, I just replied to your WTB thread, but I'll post here also. Find a PSU, new or used, preferably under $50, but if a little more is needed, it's ok, and I'll buy it and have it shipped to you.
 

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Hey Norton, I just replied to your WTB thread, but I'll post here also. Find a PSU, new or used, preferably under $50, but if a little more is needed, it's ok, and I'll buy it and have it shipped to you.

That is very awesome of you Barbaric!!!!!
 

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Hey Norton, I just replied to your WTB thread, but I'll post here also. Find a PSU, new or used, preferably under $50, but if a little more is needed, it's ok, and I'll buy it and have it shipped to you.
:rockout:very awesome of you Bud! :respect:

*Note- we have nearly all of the parts in- will do an update this evening
 
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Pretty nice specs, the 5850 is a nice card.
 

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#69
Message copied over here ;)

just pm the captain. Good luck all my friends:lovetpu:
sorry still not comfy with the way.
PM received! :toast:

Standby for some really nice additions to the prize pool... watch this thread later today :cool:
 

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sounds like a big :respect: is in order for mjkmike!!!! :toast:


Also, LiNKiN donated a code for our game giveaway for Splinter Cell: Blacklist and Assassin's Creed IV: Blackflag, which was very baller of him :respect: :respect:
 
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#71
Not feeling well so the challenge thread startup will need to wait a day or two :(

I do feel ok enough to post a prize status update, so here goes:

Courtesy of sneekypete:
- Naos 7000 mouse
- Topre Type Heaven keyboard
- Sapphire VaporX cpu cooler
Thanks again for your generous donation :toast:

Courtesy of mjkmike:
- 3930K cpu
- Asus P9X79 Deluxe motherboard
Thanks again for your generous donation :toast:


Pretty cool eh? :D
 
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Ooh what a prize selection. @manofthem, do I need to pm you with my games
 

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#73
Ooh what a prize selection. @manofthem, do I need to pm you with my games
That's just what was pledged over tha last couple of days- we still have the items previously donated, the challenge rig, and a great game giveaway taking shape (hosted by manofthem) :)
 

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#74
Pretty outstanding contributions! Thanks mjkmike and sneekypeet, as well as the others that are donating all the various prizes! :respect: :respect: :respect:

Ooh what a prize selection. @manofthem, do I need to pm you with my games
Please do so. I've got a running list so far from the several members that are donating games, and I've love to get as accurate a list as possible.
Thanks :toast:


Also, let's get our head in the challenge mode, crunching crunching crunching. According to Norton's link posted earlier, there are 18 teams signed up so far. Hopefully we will all be bringing out A-Game and put up a terrific fight :D
 
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#75
I've got a couple games I can throw in