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#1
Hey Team

Mother's Day is Sunday May 12th this year and I'm thinking it may be a good time for another Team challenge.

Let's use this thread to post your thoughts and ideas on the subject

Here's what I'm thinking:

Start Date: Friday 5/10/2013

End Date: Sunday 5/19/2013

Prizes (for our Team): Sure

Open to other Teams in WCG: why not


Your Thoughts???

Prize Pool (Draft)
Grand Prize:
- Cruncher rig (specs pending)- provided by Ion, Norton, Mad Shot, and others
Other Prizes:
- Corsair H60 cooler (BNIB)- provided by theonedub
- Logitech X-210 2.1 speaker set (EU only- winner pays shipping)- provided by Chevalr1c
- Razer Orca headset- provided by manofthem
- Azza Silenium PC case- provided by sneekypete
- Zalman MS800 PC case- provided by sneekypete
- $25 Paypal gift (x2)- provided by NHKS
- $25 Paypal gift - provided by Bow
 
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Awesome idea brother!!!!!!!!!!!!

You know me, I'm in. :)
 
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Sounds like a plan
Count me in!
 
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as usual im in challenge or not :D
 
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You can add a "Humble Weekly Sale: THQ!" to the prize pool (Red Faction Armageddon+DLC, Guerilla, Darksiders 1 & 2).
 

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Count me in--admittedly with a greatly reduced fleet by that point, but I'll do what I can :toast:
 

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Sounds good, might have some hardware to add to a prize pool if one gets going.

I've been thinking of a new way to draw winners in contests that eliminates any possible conflict of interest and provides maximum transparency, drop me a PM sometime or get at me on Steam if you would like to talk about using this as a testing ground for my idea :toast:
 

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#9
sounds good, might have some hardware to add to a prize pool if one gets going.

I've been thinking of a new way to draw winners in contests that eliminates any possible conflict of interest and provides maximum transparency, drop me a pm sometime or get at me on steam if you would like to talk about using this as a testing ground for my idea :toast:
ygpm :)
 
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Count me in and I may also have something to give away if I can find it.
 

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I've been talking with Norton--I'll probably have a complete Core 2 Duo system to give away for the competition. No promises for sure, but probably an E8400, 4GB RAM, and then a 9800GTX or 8800GTS G92 (need to see what my spare PSU will run).
 
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Damn I just sold my 2-6950s. I can kick in some PayPal$$$
 

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Sounds like a great idea. I'll sticky this till its over.
 
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I will most likely be at my parents then, I might be crunching on the PC I have standing in my bedroom there but that will yield less PPD because I am not sure whether I can justify leaving it on 24/7 that weekend. I will be crunching a bit though, and maybe I will leave the main rig running unattended in my student room (probably not though).
 

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Sounds like a great idea. I'll sticky this till its over.
Thanks Cap'n! :toast: Can you also add "planning thread" to the end of the thread title?

I'll start a new thread when the details are ironed out and the Challenge starts ;)

I will most likely be at my parents then, I might be crunching on the PC I have standing in my bedroom there but that will yield less PPD because I am not sure whether I can justify leaving it on 24/7 that weekend. I will be crunching a bit though, and maybe I will leave the main rig running unattended in my student room (probably not though).
Any contribution you can make is appreciated.... EVERY result is important!!! :)

ANY ONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS, COMMENTS, DONATIONS??? Please post here or PM me, Ion, or the cap'n
 

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I'm in too, ready to do whatever I can :toast:

I'll also be able to throw in something for prizes: a game or 2, as well as a possible hardware/peripheral prize. I'll check what I have and will update soon :)
 

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Thanks Cap'n! :toast: Can you also add "planning thread" to the end of the thread title?

I'll start a new thread when the details are ironed out and the Challenge starts ;)



Any contribution you can make is appreciated.... EVERY result is important!!! :)

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Done :toast:
 

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I'm in! Hope the GPU WU's hold out. Might bring a 4P rig over for the duration of the challenge.

:toast:
 

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I'm in! Hope the GPU WU's hold out. Might bring a 4P rig over for the duration of the challenge.

:toast:
Unfortunately the GPU WUs are supposed to run out within about two days--and I don't foresee a new GPU-enabled project by then :(
 

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Unfortunately the GPU WUs are supposed to run out within about two days--and I don't foresee a new GPU-enabled project by then :(
There's always F@H. We would love to have your GPU horsepower;)

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Unfortunately the GPU WUs are supposed to run out within about two days--and I don't foresee a new GPU-enabled project by then :(
Hence the name... "Challenge" :p

Just poking ya a bit :D :laugh:
 

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Unfortunately the GPU WUs are supposed to run out within about two days--and I don't foresee a new GPU-enabled project by then :(
My 3820 suddenly got hungry. :p
 
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#23
I am new to the whole crunching thing and haven't seen previous challenges in action.
Could I get a rough outline of how these challenges work?

P.S. I can throw in some games in the prize pool as well.
 
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I will throw some cpu power in. I also have a tomb raider steam key I'll add to the prize list. Maybe more games but won't say until I decide.
 
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#25
I am new to the whole crunching thing and haven't seen previous challenges in action.
Could I get a rough outline of how these challenges work?

P.S. I can throw in some games in the prize pool as well.
The best explanation is one by CP, Ion or Norton that is also containg the details of this challenge in particular.