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WCG-TPU Mother's Day Challenge 2013 Planning Thread

Discussion in 'World Community Grid (WCG)' started by Norton, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    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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  2. NHKS

    NHKS New Member

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    Great idea, Norton!
    SURE!!! I'm in!
    Can definitely expect prize contribution from my side!

    Can't underestimate the importance of this day.. In fact, Mother deserves to be respected, loved & celebrated every day if you ask me..
     
  3. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    Awesome idea brother!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You know me, I'm in. :)
     
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  4. Bow

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    Sounds like a plan
    Count me in!
     
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  5. AlienIsGOD

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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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  7. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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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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  8. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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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. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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    ygpm :)
     
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  10. ThE_MaD_ShOt

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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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  11. [Ion]

    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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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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  12. Bow

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    Damn I just sold my 2-6950s. I can kick in some PayPal$$$
     
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  13. Chicken Patty

    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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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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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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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!!! :)

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

    manofthem WCG-TPU Team All-Star!

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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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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    Done :toast:
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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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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    [Ion] WCG Team Assistant

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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 :(
     
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    There's always F@H. We would love to have your GPU horsepower;)

    :toast:
     
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  21. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Hence the name... "Challenge" :p

    Just poking ya a bit :D :laugh:
     
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    Aquinus Resident Wat-man

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    My 3820 suddenly got hungry. :p
     
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    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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    The best explanation is one by CP, Ion or Norton that is also containg the details of this challenge in particular.
     

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