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#76
>implying the Cherry Pie is the only pie that matters.
It's not all that matters, but it's definitely pretty freakin' awesome!

I"m pretty sure the guys have a little awesome sauce with their cherry pie every night :D
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Maybe it doesn't sound so good.....? Oh just ask Ion and Buck, they'll tell you :laugh:
 

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#77
It's not all that matters, but it's definitely pretty freakin' awesome!

I"m pretty sure the guys have a little awesome sauce with their cherry pie every night :D
http://www.wyrd-games.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=6427&d=1342455446 +http://zoomyummy.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/cherry-pie-image2.jpg


Maybe it doesn't sound so good.....? Oh just ask Ion and Buck, they'll tell you :laugh:
Reaching a Pie slice is a nice thing... However, in the grand scheme of it all, every result is as important as any other and it takes the contributions of every member to make a great Team. ;)

@manofthem- I never got any awesome sauce with my Cherry Pie? :( :p-:laugh:
 

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#78
Reaching a Pie slice is a nice thing... However, in the grand scheme of it all, every result is as important as any other and it takes the contributions of every member to make a great Team. ;)
Absolutely. That's why I feel good with what I do, even though it's not any where near what others can do. Besides giving to the greater cause, it feels just as good giving to the team, as you said Norton, because that's where we can all gather/receive/share encouragement and enthusiasm to continue making a difference.

@manofthem- I never got any awesome sauce with my Cherry Pie? :( :p-:laugh:
I'd demand a refund if I were you; that ain't right. :laugh:
 

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#79
We have about 2 weeks to go before the start of the Challenge. I will start the main challenge thread this Friday (11/8) and will use the remainder of this week for any extra planning.

See notes below:
- If anyone needs any small items to get a rig going... let us know what that is and if another member can assist it would be appreciated*
*Reminder- this isn't a BST thread so discussion of cost (including "pay for shipping") is not allowed in the thread
- If anyone has any games, hardware, or software to donate please let us know.
- post any other ideas you have.

One other item...

Prize eligibility
Please post your thoughts on eligibility requirements for the hardware (including cruncher rig) and game prizes. I can go with the same requirements we've use in the past but want to hear from you if we should do something differently.
 

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#80
Since we have several hardware items as prizes for US crunchers, I was thinking that we should limit the PP gift(s) to non-US crunchers. Perhaps that was already stated, and I may have missed it. I think that would make it more balanced and fair. Of course, that's my humble opinion, just throwing that out there. No disrespect intended, especially to those putting up the gifts ;)

International guys need some love :respect:
 
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Another "thanks" to sneeky :respect:
 

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#82
Since we have several hardware items as prizes for US crunchers, I was thinking that we should limit the PP gift(s) to non-US crunchers. Perhaps that was already stated, and I may have missed it. I think that would make it more balanced and fair. Of course, that's my humble opinion, just throwing that out there. No disrespect intended, especially to those putting up the gifts ;)

International guys need some love :respect:
Is there any potential risk in sending PayPal gifts to international people? Really the only reason I hesitate to donate via PayPal is risk of my account being manipulated, closed, or otherwise compromised.

Opinions?

As far as crunching rig winner requirements- I would like to see it go to a cruncher that doesn't already have a decent setup who has been around for awhile already. Would prefer it go to someone like that rather than add to someone's farm or i5/i7/FX, etc PC they already own.
 

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#83
Is there any potential risk in sending PayPal gifts to international people? Really the only reason I hesitate to donate via PayPal is risk of my account being manipulated, closed, or otherwise compromised.

Opinions?

As far as crunching rig winner requirements- I would like to see it go to a cruncher that doesn't already have a decent setup who has been around for awhile already. Would prefer it go to someone like that rather than add to someone's farm or i5/i7/FX, etc PC they already own.
I've sent or received PayPal payments to/from a couple of members here outside of the US w/o issues. If this is holding anyone from donating a pp gift, I would be willing to assist (PM for details)

Agree on the crunching rig comments- when I finalize the terms in the challenge thread they should address the issue.

Thanks for your comments! :toast:
 
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I like manofthems's idea on PP gifts. Norton, that's a good solution you bring up. Although I still think that the continent someone is at matters less than who that someone is, when sending money to him/her. Just saying.
 
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Had a little downtime after switching to an SSD and a fresh copy of windows but I’m up and running now and running available WU's (wish we had GPU WU's, they skyrocket them scores :laugh:)
Anyway good luck on the challenge and everything :toast:
 

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#86
Quick question/throw in your $0.02....

I'm not at a point where I'm ready to trust the motherboard in the rig I'll be giving away so I may go with something a little different.

Do you think a fellow cruncher/rig winner would appreciate the ability to upgrade to an FX chip (i.e. using an AM3+ mobo) at some point?
 

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If possible, I'd think so. A FX8350 is an awesome crunching chip :D
 

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In a word: yes :toast:
 

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#89
If possible, I'd think so. A FX8350 is an awesome crunching chip :D
Done! :rockout:

The giveaway rig specs have been finalized and updated in the OP in this thread as follows:

Grand prize
- cruncher rig (provided by Norton and others)*
*note- rig will be setup with Linux installed and ready to crunch ;)
Specs:
- NZXT Source 210 (White) w/5x 120mm fans
- Corsair TX-550M modular psu
- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
- PII 1055T (125w) cpu
- stock AMD heatpipe cooler
- 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
- Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
- 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
- DVD/RW drive

This rig is currently running in my farm (see BOINCstats/FreeDC for info)- I will changeout the current gpu and OS to those listed above prior to shipping to the winner.
 
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I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but naturally I AM IN LOLOL
 

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#91
Done! :rockout:

The giveaway rig specs have been finalized and updated in the OP in this thread as follows:

Grand prize
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*note- rig will be setup with Linux installed and ready to crunch ;)
Specs:
- NZXT Source 210 (White) w/5x 120mm fans
- Corsair TX-550M modular psu
- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
- PII 1055T (125w) cpu
- stock AMD heatpipe cooler
- 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
- Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
- 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
- DVD/RW drive

This rig is currently running in my farm (see BOINCstats/FreeDC for info)- I will changeout the current gpu and OS to those listed above prior to shipping to the winner.
That's a mighty fine rig, good sirs; thanks Norton (and Ion and others) :respect:



I don't know if I have mentioned it before, but naturally I AM IN LOLOL
Glad to hear :toast:
 

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#92
You can put me down for a $20 PayPal gift, Norton- if you don't mind handling disbursement. I will PM you later on this week.
 

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#93
Super nice job there on the prize rig Captain! :rockout::respect:

Team TPU will annihilate the competition!







:toast::toast:
 

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#94
Done! :rockout:

The giveaway rig specs have been finalized and updated in the OP in this thread as follows:

Grand prize
- cruncher rig (provided by Norton and others)*
*note- rig will be setup with Linux installed and ready to crunch ;)
Specs:
- NZXT Source 210 (White) w/5x 120mm fans
- Corsair TX-550M modular psu
- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
- PII 1055T (125w) cpu
- stock AMD heatpipe cooler
- 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
- Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
- 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
- DVD/RW drive

This rig is currently running in my farm (see BOINCstats/FreeDC for info)- I will changeout the current gpu and OS to those listed above prior to shipping to the winner.
Awesome! :toast:
If you want to include a Windows 7 Pro key alongside, I'm happy to put in one (and several more to be distributed elsewhere). Just LMK.

And if you want the TT PSU I have, it's still available, I'd just like to find a replacement one for Breslau first.
 
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#95
Done! :rockout:

The giveaway rig specs have been finalized and updated in the OP in this thread as follows:

Grand prize
- cruncher rig (provided by Norton and others)*
*note- rig will be setup with Linux installed and ready to crunch ;)
Specs:
- NZXT Source 210 (White) w/5x 120mm fans
- Corsair TX-550M modular psu
- Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 (AM3+) mobo
- PII 1055T (125w) cpu
- stock AMD heatpipe cooler
- 2x4GB GSkill Ares DDR3-1866 ram
- Geforce 8800GT video card- provided by [Ion]
- 320GB Western Digital 7,200rpm HDD (WD3200AAKS)
- DVD/RW drive

This rig is currently running in my farm (see BOINCstats/FreeDC for info)- I will changeout the current gpu and OS to those listed above prior to shipping to the winner.
Awesome rig!!!
This is going to be a fun challenge!!!
 

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#96
Bill, I have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro--do you think that would be an improvement over the stock AMD one?
 

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#97
Bill, I have an Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro--do you think that would be an improvement over the stock AMD one?
That would be cool if you're willing to send with the 8800GT :toast:
 

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#98
That would be cool if you're willing to send with the 8800GT :toast:
Certainly! It's just been laying around here for a few weeks since it's certainly a downgrade from the Hyper212 on the FX8350 and I don't have any other systems it would work on. I assume you don't need the stock AMD backplate, just the HSF/fan?
 

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#99
Certainly! It's just been laying around here for a few weeks since it's certainly a downgrade from the Hyper212 on the FX8350 and I don't have any other systems it would work on. I assume you don't need the stock AMD backplate, just the HSF/fan?
Correct- just the heatsink & fan are fine :)
 

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Great, it and the MSI 8800 will go out later this week :)