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Getting new members is a big challenge that we have. Even with the homepage carousel promotion and it saying over $700 in prizes to be won, we still fail at getting many new people for each BGB.

Looking at the Foldathons, they give away prizes for referring members to the monthly events.

We could try out something similar? Say, have the lanyard given out to the member who refers the most members? (A lot of people have their eye on it even though there's a $100 paypal prize every month now)

Only if the referred person participates in a meaningful way... not ZERO or 200 points for 2 days running... had many many folks do that...

LOL!

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I might add as an example, a single cheapo 9800 GT card (the $45 dollar one, not the overpriced ones on ebay) can make over 40k per day... an AMD APU can make 12K per day...

So, if we set a standard of say 5K per day, that's 10 hours per day max running on the cheapest lowest level GPU there is that can do anything... Figure 100K per month would be super easy to do...

THAT isn't a lot to ask considering you could win twice or more the cost of the card in ONE BGB!!!!

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post #53 of 71
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I might add as an example, a single cheapo 9800 GT card (the $45 dollar one, not the overpriced ones on ebay) can make over 40k per day... an AMD APU can make 12K per day...

So, if we set a standard of say 5K per day, that's 10 hours per day max running on the cheapest lowest level GPU there is that can do anything... Figure 100K per month would be super easy to do...

THAT isn't a lot to ask considering you could win twice or more the cost of the card in ONE BGB!!!!

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Exactly what i mean.

Hell, a cheapo GTX 4xx card can set you for good. A $60 GTS 450 makes 100-200k PPD, and a $80 GTX 460 makes around 300k. Just pair it with a cheapo CPU (you could ride an i3 or C2D like i did) and a $50 cheap-but-good PSU, and get a more-than decent BOINC rig for under $400.
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post #54 of 71
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Exactly what i mean.

Hell, a cheapo GTX 4xx card can set you for good. A $60 GTS 450 makes 100-200k PPD, and a $80 GTX 460 makes around 300k. Just pair it with a cheapo CPU (you could ride an i3 or C2D like i did) and a $50 cheap-but-good PSU, and get a more-than decent BOINC rig for under $400.

Better than that... IF I could KNOW FOR SURE a person would run it, I would put together a BOINC machine from used parts and give it away as a prize... hell, use a $29 sempron and a dirt cheapo GPU...

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Better than that... IF I could KNOW FOR SURE a person would run it, I would put together a BOINC machine from used parts and give it away as a prize... hell, use a $29 sempron and a dirt cheapo GPU...

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Maybe this is the time for the "BOINC Leasing" to return?

I remember there was this rig of yours which could output a bit of points, with a quadcore and 2 9800 GT's, which would get "lent" to one of the lowest point generators of a BGB for a week. It was pretty decent, as i tried it myself, and it did help me.

Wow, found it. I don't really remember for how long i had it, but it was less than a week, and it made over 375k back in the day i didn't had my 450's.
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I'll run it tex! I have about 6 months left of unlimited electricity usage!

You could always put your own stipulations on that prize...
 
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I'll run it tex! I have about 6 months left of unlimited electricity usage!

Who did you sell your soul to get that? wth.gif
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LOL, My apartments have a flat rate of 100$ per month, regardless of usage. So I use as much as possible biggrin.gif


Gamer, Tex, Dark, Any updates on prize requirements? Just wondering what you guys were considering.

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LOL, My apartments have a flat rate of 100$ per month, regardless of usage. So I use as much as possible biggrin.gif

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post #60 of 71
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Maybe this is the time for the "BOINC Leasing" to return?

I remember there was this rig of yours which could output a bit of points, with a quadcore and 2 9800 GT's, which would get "lent" to one of the lowest point generators of a BGB for a week. It was pretty decent, as i tried it myself, and it did help me.

Wow, found it. I don't really remember for how long i had it, but it was less than a week, and it made over 375k back in the day i didn't had my 450's.

I upgraded that to my 1100T 6990 box... but I can't offer that now since the house isn't done and I am still on the road a lot. I hope to have the house finished this summer... then I can do it again.

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