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#26
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.
We would love it if you'd throw in some games :toast:


Basically, these challenges are an inter-team effort. For individual users, basically everything continues as before: crunch, and crunch like mad. All of the work that we do, of course, contributes towards our team total. Now, the challenge takes place over a specified period of time--usually a week to a month or so. At the beginning of the challenge, the score for each team is set to zero, and then each point generated during that interval raises that team's score. It's a way for teams to face off against each other for some excitement.

Usually when we have challenges, it compels people to throw an extra rig or two on the grid to temporarily boost our output a bit :D
 
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Make sure we take in account for the gpu unit's drying out when we set up the rules for the team challange. Some of our crunching teammates are relying heavily on there gpu's right now. Those of us that have been here for a long time still have most of our crunching hardware we had before the gpu units, so we will be able to hold our own in the thick of things.
 

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Hell I think everyone is heavily relying on GPUs. My 5870, alone, accounts for roughly half of my total output featuring an i7 920 @ 3.6, 1090T @ 3.5 and a GTX 260, I imagine. It's just like when F@H first came to GPUs. Remember when everyone shat their pants over the 384MB 9600GSO? Even I had one.
 

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Make sure we take in account for the gpu unit's drying out when we set up the rules for the team challange. Some of our crunching teammates are relying heavily on there gpu's right now. Those of us that have been here for a long time still have most of our crunching hardware we had before the gpu units, so we will be able to hold our own in the thick of things.
Our results will definitely change in the absence of gpu work but so will some/most of the other Teams.

I still have a plentiful assortment of non-gpu crunching hardware waiting to go to work also! ;)
 

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Indeed--everyone is going to be hit by it. I'd expect that IBM won't have as much of a loss--I suspect that they are primarily CPU crunchers--but particularly us enthusiasts have an awful lot of GPUs that we use.

And CPUs, too. I have several dozen threads crunching away.
 
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I wonder if I'll ever break 10K ppd again :laugh:
 

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I wonder if I'll ever break 10K ppd again :laugh:
With all of those CPUs I'm sure that you will ;)

And there is bound to be another GPU project at some point.
 

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#33
** update **

manofthem has volunteered to run the mid-challenge game giveaway. :toast:

If anyone would like to donate a game to the Challenge, please PM manofthem with the game info (game name, game key, activation source (Steam, Origin, etc..))


Also, if anyone wants to donate any other items, please contact me, [Ion], or Chicken Patty with the details

I will start a list of donated items and add it to the OP in the next day or so ;)

Thanks again to all Team members for your help and support- you guys are awesome! :respect:
 

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Thanks Norton for the great work with organizing the challenge and giveaway. We all look forward to having a good time!

I can't wait to run the game giveaway :D :D



Also, I'm thinking of finding a cooler for the 3770k for the challenge, as it'll be getting super hot! I don't know, hopefully I will find a deal soon.
 
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Midterm you say Norton? So it is not just a day (mothers' day)? If that's the case, my main rig will be crunching near 24/7 for a part of the time (except saturday and a large part of sunday), which makes my previous availability statement untrue.

Edit: and it was stated as such in the OP all the time! :shadedshu Silly me.
 

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I believe I can run until GPU work units go out and then I will have to stop cause I am highly doubting the VRM's on my crunchers crappy board would handle the CPU at full load 24/7. I have RMAed this motherboard 3 times due to VRM explosions and it was crunching when it happened.
 
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You have a MSI GTM785-E45 too, right? I put VRM heatsinks from an old OEM motherboard on them, as well as VRAM heatsinks at places where the VRM heatsinks did not fit. It only helps marginally though, so that's why I only crunch a few hours a day only on it if I am at my parents place during weekends.
 

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You have a MSI GTM785-E45 too, right? I put VRM heatsinks from an old OEM motherboard on them, as well as VRAM heatsinks at places where the VRM heatsinks did not fit. It only helps marginally though, so that's why I only crunch a few hours a day only on it if I am at my parents place during weekends.
Yea its been a board I would love to shoot with my ole .45 but its the only board I have left that will unlock this CPU to a quad.

I do have a M3A78-CM board that I know can handle WAY more than this POS 785G but its a 780G so no ACC.
 
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I guess the MSI board is not really meant for stuff that is more powerful than Regor based CPUs (I got a Athlon II X2 250 in it), else the load on the VRMs will become a bit on the high side when not being idle.

Update: For those in the EU zone, I am willing to bring the speaker set in my FS thread into the prize pot, with the condition that the recipient pays for the shipping.
 

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Thanks to all of those pledging a donation for the challenge :toast:

I would like to get a list of prize items (hardware, games, etc...) posted up this weekend so I'm asking anyone who would like to give a donation to do one of the following:

For hardware- send me a PM and let me know what you would like to donate

For software/games- send a PM to manofthem

Other info:
- We are doing a rig build as a grand prize (specs pending) and have a couple more items pending.

Keep an eye on the OP for more details ;)
 

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PM'd with some donation info.
 

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theonedub and I are working on getting a few copies of Borderlands 2 for the giveaway! :D

Hopefully GamersGate will begin cooperating with my PP (or vice versa) :shadedshu

Got em :D
 
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Cool prize list so far :toast:

Here's what I have for the prize rig:
- C2D E8400 (IIRC)
- Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi version (no antenna though)
- either 4GB or 6GB DDR2
- Palit Geforce 9800GTX
- Windows 7 Pro serial key
- I can throw in a 250GB HDD as well
 
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Norton, it is a 2.1 speaker set, not 5.1; I had a stupid typo in the PM.
 

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#45
Cool prize list so far :toast:

Here's what I have for the prize rig:
- C2D E8400 (IIRC)
- Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi version (no antenna though)
- either 4GB or 6GB DDR2
- Palit Geforce 9800GTX
- Windows 7 Pro serial key
- I can throw in a 250GB HDD as well
Add in an Enermax Ostrog Giant case, provided by sneekypete, to the prize build. :toast:

sneeky has also donated 2 additional cases to be given away :cool:

Will update the OP a bit later
 

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#46
It would be outstanding if we could find a way to get a 4/5 series Nvidia or 6/7 series AMD card into that prize rig.

Also, just so there is no confusion, the H60 is the original design not the one that released with the H100i and H80i.
 

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#47
It would be outstanding if we could find a way to get a 4/5 series Nvidia or 6/7 series AMD card into that prize rig.

Also, just so there is no confusion, the H60 is the original design not the one that released with the H100i and H80i.
I have a GTX550TI, but I had to bake it back to life and it's already showing signs of being problematic again (random lockups)--so I don't want to contribute it. I would have been willing to think about including my GTX460, but I sold it a couple weeks ago :ohwell:
 
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#48
Meanwhile in Lithuania [and in a bunch of other countries] Mothers day is today! :D
 

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#49
Meanwhile in Lithuania [and in a bunch of other countries] Mothers day is today! :D
Was looking for information like this... we could have started the challenge a week early and covered more Mothers :eek:

Happy Mothers Day to those places celebrating Mom today! :toast:
 
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#50
Was looking for information like this... we could have started the challenge a week early and covered more Mothers :eek:

Happy Mothers Day to those places celebrating Mom today! :toast:
:toast:

BTW, this.