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[center]:drunken:[URL=//http://www.overclock.net/t/1462382/boincers-gone-bonkers-38-march-3-6-2014/0_30][B]Join BOINCers Gone Bonkers 38 - March 3-6[/B][/URL] :drunken:[center]



From: March 3 at 00:00 EST to 6th at 00:00 EST 
 

DarkRyder's BGB Stats || Countdown to start || Countdown to end || Join BOINCers Gone Bonkers Group to get reminders of future events

What is the monthly "BOINCers Gone Bonkers" event about? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This is a 3 day long 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. BOINC has many many projects and applications. 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.

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.

I would like to donate a prize Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Here is the guideline:
Typical marketplace rules apply on what can be donated. If you are not allowed to post it on the Overclock.net Marketplace, then it will not be allowed to be placed in the prize pool for BOINCers Gone Bonkers.
You MUST cover the shipping costs if shipping within your country of residence.
Send a Private Message (PM) to one of the BOINC editors 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) and it's value.

Requirements to win a prize
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Prize value $0-$24.99: at least 5,000 credits
$25-$49.99: at least 25,000 credits
$50-$99.99: at least 75,000 credits
$100-$199.99: at least 200,000 credits (+2.5 million total credits & participation in at least 1 Overclock.net BOINC event)
$200+: at least 500,000 credits (+25 million total credits & participation in at least 5 Overclock.net BOINC event)

*to unlock the $50-$99.99 tier we need 30+ signups
*to unlock the $100-$199.99 tier we need 60+ signups
*to unlock the $200+ tier we need 100+ signups

+ Requirement of not accepting a prize in the previous month BGB event applies


Prizes being donated for this event:
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($50) - $50 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net *at least 45 signed up* - WINNER: Finrond
($50) - $50 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net - WINNER: 
($35) - Lifetime Overclocked Account - Donated by Overclock.net - WINNER: aas88keyz

($30) - Belkin Conserve Insight Energy-Use Monitor - Donated by TechCrazy - WINNER: 
($25) - $25 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net - WINNER: Epipo
($25) - $25 Paypal - Donated by Overclock.net - WINNER: DarkRyder
($10) - Overclock.net Lanyard - Donated by Overclock.net - WINNER: tictoc
($10) - Humble Codemaster Bundle - Steam required - Donated by PR-Imagery - WINNER: 

Included in Humble Bundle (Click to show)
(Overlord, Overlord: Raising Hell DLC, Rise of the Argonauts, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Overlord II, DiRT Showdown, DiRT 3)

 



Edited by TechCrazy - 3/8/14 at 8:00pm
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Aww yiss

 
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In, my i7 laptop will do its part thumb.gif
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I have some things on the way that might help. If not for some shortages in the industry I would have them by now... Ordered a month ago...sleepysmiley03.gif
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I have some things on the way that might help. If not for some shortages in the industry I would have them by now... Ordered a month ago...sleepysmiley03.gif
ooh, whatcha getting? smile.gif
    
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I'm in with some hardware upgrades too. Traded my slied 570's for a 780 Classified and traded my wife's 670 ftw for a 780 classified. Then I threw the 670 ftw in the minecraft box.

Whats the best project for 780's?
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I'm in with some hardware upgrades too. Traded my slied 570's for a 780 Classified and traded my wife's 670 ftw for a 780 classified. Then I threw the 670 ftw in the minecraft box.

Whats the best project for 780's?
DistRTgen, prime, gpu grid... in that order. there are more, but my mind isnt working right now.
    
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In again!

Im retiring my old faithful GTX 580 for a GTX 780 Ti. Should be all set up for the BGB... The Spice must flow! smile.gif
Edited by Sethy666 - 2/19/14 at 4:48pm
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ooh, whatcha getting? smile.gif

Two R9 290's

They haven't been the best performers compared to the 7970's at least in the limited data I have seen so far, but I figured they would have higher resale value down the road.
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ooh, whatcha getting? smile.gif

Two R9 290's

They haven't been the best performers compared to the 7970's at least in the limited data I have seen so far, but I figured they would have higher resale value down the road.

Those must have cost a small fortune.
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