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TechPowerUp! World Community Grid Contest

The Grand Prize is an Intel Core2Quad sytem bundle


*Prizes are donated by current team members*
*Picture for illustration purposes only*


Intel Core2Quad Q8400 CPU w/Intel Heatsink
4GB OCZ Platinum 1066MHz DDR2 RAM
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L Motherboard
EVGA GT240 Graphics Card
WD RE 500GB Hard Drive
Thermaltake TR2 430W Power Supply



  • Contest will run from Free-DC.org midnight [GMT] update for August 1st 2010 to midnight update for August 31st 2010.

  • To be eligible for the Prize, you must achieve 50,000 BOINC points within the contest time frame (31 days).

  • Eligible points must be achieved under a user name crunching for team TechPowerUp! (#22175) only.

  • Eligible winning member cannot hold a Top 75 position on the TechPowerUp! WCG Team prior to contest.

  • To enter contest you must state your intent to participate and provide username on this thread.

  • Open to all Residents of the Planet Earth except Antartica. Contest is void where prohibited. This contest is not sanctioned by W1zzard or TechPowerUp! and they shall be held harmless of any liability.

  • Winner will be randomly selected within 5 days of contest ending and contacted via private message or e-mail address registered with TechPowerUp!



Instructions for setting up your computer:
1. Join the TechPowerUp! World Community Grid team: link
2. Apply automatic settings for sending completed work: link
3. Tip: For some extra performance switch to advanced view and go advanced > preferences and set CPU use to 100. Just remember you will require adequate cooling.

For more information neatly put together look here: link
Also, remember the TPU WCG Team is more than happy to help so come say hello: link
 
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Hell Yeah :rockout:

cant get the points done within the time limit though :laugh:

but what a nice price for the winner :D
 
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Please count me in, may not come close but sure give it a try.

WCG name is BowHunt3r
 
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Please count me in, may not come close but sure give it a try.

WCG name is BowHunt3r
Counted in. Best of luck! :toast:
 
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Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 693:268:18:25:35 (#47)
Points Generated (Rank) 790,419,365 (#28)
Results Returned (Rank) 1,342,895 (#33)

Guess I'm out. Could have really used that Quad ;) Good luck to everyone else!
 
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no you just have to produce 50k points within the limit i think
 
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Total Run Time (y:d:h:m:s) (Rank) 693:268:18:25:35 (#47)
Points Generated (Rank) 790,419,365 (#28)
Results Returned (Rank) 1,342,895 (#33)

Guess I'm out. Could have really used that Quad ;) Good luck to everyone else!
Sorry, this one is for the newbies :laugh:

no you just have to produce 50k points within the limit i think
Can't be in the team's top 100, Jizzler is #20 ;)
 
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D'OH lol :D
 

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#9
I know a few will disagree with the top 100 thing, but this will really get the slackers to get off their ass :p Good going KieX, glad to finally see this come together :)
 

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#10
Big thanks to KieX for organizing this contest!

:toast::rockout::respect:
 
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Are people going to be allowed to have other members put one or more machines on the contestants account or does it have to be a solo act. And if that won't be allowed, will everyone just be on the honor system?

Thanks.
 

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Big thanks to all the prize contributing members and KieX for masterminding the whole thing :toast:

Hopefully it brings new members to the team. It'd be cool if the winner let the prize rig put in a day of ceremonial WCG Crunching under Contest Winner or something like that just for s&g's :)
 
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#13
garyinhere wants some goodies!!!
User name garyinhere
 
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Nice contest. Hopefully this get's some more people crunching. :D

Too bad there's no way I could crunch that hard in a month. :(

Although if I do pull it off and win that stuff, I'd turn it into a nice cruncher. ;)
 
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Are people going to be allowed to have other members put one or more machines on the contestants account or does it have to be a solo act. And if that won't be allowed, will everyone just be on the honor system?

Thanks.
Nice contest. Hopefully this get's some more people crunching. :D

Too bad there's no way I could crunch that hard in a month. :(
I don't see nothing wrong with helping, it's been done before. That should answer both above posts. :D
 
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For any guests that would like to give this a try just go Ion's WCG Essentials thread.
 

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For any guests that would like to give this a try just go Ion's WCG Essentials thread.
That guide is as complete as it can be. :toast: Good idea.
 
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garyinhere wants some goodies!!!
User name garyinhere
:eek: sorry bro, you're in the team's top 100, #85 :toast:

Are people going to be allowed to have other members put one or more machines on the contestants account or does it have to be a solo act. And if that won't be allowed, will everyone just be on the honor system?

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Nice contest. Hopefully this get's some more people crunching. :D

Too bad there's no way I could crunch that hard in a month. :(

Although if I do pull it off and win that stuff, I'd turn it into a nice cruncher. ;)
As Chicken Patty pointed out it's fine for users to help each other, so bring along your friends to join. Just remember it's only one username and therefor only one entry into the draw. For anyone wondering: you roughly need an overclocked core2duo to get enough points to enter the draw.

That guide is as complete as it can be. :toast: Good idea.
Agreed. Here's the link for anyone who would like to see all the info neatly arranged:
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showthread.php?p=1603277
 
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well gluck guys:rockout:
 
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I'd like to enter if I may please. Username is Soylent Joe.
 
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I don't know how you'd work it into the contest, but I think that beer should be involved in some way.
 
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withdrawn... sorry didn't check the board before!!! #85 Woot woot!
 
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Are you serious? I'm ranked 93...FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU WRRRRRRRRRRRRRRYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Oh well. I coulda used that system :(
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