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This is a milestone BOINCers Gone Bonkers event. Join the Overclock.net BOINC Team as we push for the 5 billion credits milestone!
We are just hours away from reaching 5 billion credits! (BOINCstats)

Anyone who has signed up is eligible to win the GTX560Ti and the Ducky Keyboards. Other prizes require not accepting a prize in BGB15

COUNTDOWN TO END ||UNOFFICIAL BGB STATS

Remember to join team Overclock.net in every project that you crunch smile.gif

Promote BGB16 in your signature!
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Participate for a chance to win a GTX560, Ducky Keyboards+more in our push for 5 billion credits[/CENTER]

What is the monthly "BOINCers Gone Bonkers" event about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Similar to the Foldathons; this is a 48-hour period where everyone fires up every computer they have, and tries to earn as many credits as they possibly can in an effort to boost our team ranking in both overall ranking and per-project rankings.
It's also a great time to take a break from gaming to increase your credits. Plus, it raises awareness for BOINC and distributed computing as a whole. Getting word out is crucial for the long term stability and success of our BOINC team, and we hope to get some new long term BOINCers in the process.

My computer isn't the fastest, would it still be worthwhile to participate? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Yes. Unlike Folding@Home, BOINC has many many projects and applications. The eOn project has work units that are very small and usually finish in under 30 minutes on an older 1.9GHz AMD Athlon laptop (as of December 2010). Some projects, such as Climate Prediction, have work units that can easily take over 100 hours when running on Intel's Sandy Bridge processors (as of September 2011). If you need assistance on choosing a project for an older computer, start a new thread or post in this thread and we will help you out in choosing the right projects for you.

When will BGB16 be taking place? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It begins on March 6th at 12pm Eastern Standard Time and ends on March 8th at 12pm Eastern Time. Please check this time with your local time zone to see when it starts for you.

How do I set up my computers for this? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
You can use this guide to get BOINC on your system, and choose the projects that you would like to crunch units for. You may also use this guide to use BOINC exclusively on your Graphics card(s).
A list of all Projects can be found here.

I have looked at the list of projects and I am still undecided on what I should run. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Every month, we choose projects to be the Overclock.net Projects of The Month (PoTM). We do this to increase our ranking in those projects. Check that out and consider running those if you are still not sure what to run.
Also remember to join team Overclock.net for each project that you attach to in the BOINC Manager.

Want to donate a prize? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here is the guideline:
*You MUST cover the shipping costs if shipping within your country of residence.
*Send a Private Message (PM) to me with the item that you wish to donate and pics of the item(s) (if possible) or link to the item on the web (if possible)

Requirements to win a prize Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Prize value $0-$24.99: at least 1,000 credits
$25-$49.99: at least 5,000 credits
$50-$99.99: at least 20,000 credits
$100-$200: at least 50,000 credits
$200+: at least 75,000 credits
(also, the requirement of having NOT accepted a prize in the previous month's BGB applies)

Prizes being donated for this event: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
(prizes are sorted by price)
($300) - EVGA GeForce GTX560Ti 1280MB 448 cores - Donated by Admin - Winner: Imrac
($100) - Ducky Keyboard - Donated by Admin - winner: humpedgraph
($100) - Ducky Keyboard - Donated by Admin - winner: lislsdum
($50) - 8GB (2x4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600MHz 1.5v ram - Donated by Hydrored - winner: TheSocialHermit
($40) - Used SpinQ CPU Cooler- Intel 1366/AMD (link) - Donated by Tex1954 - winner: 4x4n_OCN
($25) - $25 Kiva donation - donated by Overclock.net - winner: avesdude
($20) - Aliens vs Predator on Steam - donated by nickjans3 - evilghaleon
($10) - Overclock.net lanyard - donated by Overclock.net - wanako
($10) - The Sims 3 on Steam - donated by gamer11200 - pfunkmort
($0) - Run any BOINC projects of your choosing on Tex1954's AMD 1100T+HD6990 computer: Donated by Tex1954 - SCRAPPED
($0) - 3-Day Pass for TrackMania² Canyon - donated by gamer11200 - SCRAPPED.



Edited by gamer11200 - 3/17/12 at 9:48pm
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Good Gawd!!! Epicness. thumb.gif
I've never seen such a nice looking BGB signup sheet, before. Good Job: Gamer, Tex, and Dark. Thanks to Overclock.net for some really kick-butt prizes, as well.

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Edited by Jayce1971 - 3/5/12 at 5:54am
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Lets try and reach 5 billion on March 11. It would make my birthday a little sweeter
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In! biggrin.gif
And dunno if I got this right but

Till beginning

Till end
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in it to win it!
    
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Totally in. Too bad i won't have my WCing loop by then frown.gif
   
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just do whatever you can, thats all we can ask for smile.gif
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkRyder View Post

just do whatever you can, thats all we can ask for smile.gif

I always give my all. Hopefully by next month i'll have my loop all set up and my computer would not be the bakery oven, especially on hot tropic summer days where ambients can get to 35-38c.
   
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got 15 signups so far, lets go for 100!!!
    
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be nice to have 100 signups but i dont see it unless some major prizes are added that attract alot of users. And why cant we setup ours like the folding spreadsheet where your previous numbers are recorded and you can track how well you been doing on the events ? and auto sign ups if you done a one befor.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 2/22/12 at 10:39am
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