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A survivor friend gave me a big box of goodies – old cycling stuff. I was thinking of a way to turn it into something positive. I’m going to sell most of the stuff and put the dollars towards Folding. I thought about getting some folding server set-up. That would get me a whole bunch of points, but if I used the dollars to get three people to fold 24/7, more actual work would go towards the project.

My question is what you think would get more people to fold?

I was lured in when I got a 1090t. When my first –bigadv dropped, I was hooked. Seeing all those points at one time was really exciting. Then, being on a folding team helps me feel better about leaving it running 24/7.
I know that there are monthly folding prizes, this would be a little different. I have not worked out a simple way to do it, but my thoughts were on helping a upgrade. Someone with a 2500 could then get a 2600. The 2500 could then be a upgrade for a i3 or AMD 9XX. I know that there may need to be a board change in there too. I don’t know enough about GPU folding to see if the same thing might work for a card.

Let me know what you think.
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You could buy giftcards from newegg or something and donate them to fold-a-thons as prizes. That could help. Just a suggestion.
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I think i understand.. You are wanting to try to do some sort of pay it forward effect with folding upgrades?
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I would love to do this with my CPU. I'm not exactly clear on what you're saying, but I'm not expecting anybody to just give me a 2600k but basically I'm just going to be looking for somebody that would fold on this CPU and put about $150 (after shipping) into my pocket so I can get a 2600k. I'm not quite ready to go ahead with this yet as I'm kinda strapped for cash right now, but I want to be able to do it in 6-8 weeks.

So in conclusion, I'm not sure exactly what you're proposing... but I like it.
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You could buy giftcards from newegg or something and donate them to fold-a-thons as prizes. That could help. Just a suggestion.
There are already prize for that. I was thinking of something a little different

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..You are wanting to try to do some sort of pay it forward effect with folding upgrades?
That's it. I could help one person do a upgrade, they would send me their old cpu/mb that would be a upgrade for the next person down the line. I think I could help with two or three upgrade in that line.
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I would love to do this with my CPU
Looks like you'd be first in line!
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I would be all over this except most of my chips are ES...
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Like I said I still don't entirely understand the idea here, but I'm sure it will become more fleshed out in time. I think that at the least this could become a "hey I have this that I want to go to a folder, and am looking for this" type of thread. I think any type of pay it forward type of thing might be a little troublesome even for folders, but just putting the right people together would still be useful IMO.
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Juano, basically you give up your 2500k for a 2600k. Your 2500k goes to someone with a lesser chip.
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Quote:
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Juano, basically you give up your 2500k for a 2600k. Your 2500k goes to someone with a lesser chip.
I would take a 2600k and give my 2500k away, not sure how this would be done exactly. If I don't have to come out of pocket much that's even better.

Edit: Would especially like this idea if the person getting the 2500k was someone with an older dual-core chip. Major upgrade = happiness
Edited by darksun20 - 8/22/11 at 9:24am
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I would take a 2600k and give my 2500k away, not sure how this would be done exactly. If I don't have to come out of pocket much that's even better.
I would buy the 2600k and then trade you for your 2500K. It wouldn't have to cost you anything, but if you wanted to put some funds in the project, that would be fine. When the money I started with is gone, that's the end.
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