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Long time folder, first time poster

Discussion in 'bit-tech Folding Team' started by TheSpinDoctor, 2 Jan 2012.

  1. TheSpinDoctor

    TheSpinDoctor New Member

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    Hello!

    I just thought I'd post after folding for all this time.

    I've been folding since toward the end of 2006, shortly after my 14th birthday, on a Dell Dimension 8100 Pentium 4 1.7GHz single core chip! Obviously it was pretty difficult to use my machine, so it was only when I was out of the house. Shortly after the Core 2 Duo's launched, I put enough together to be able to afford an E6600, which I use to this day. The power supply is a bit naff though, so it limits my choice of Graphic Cards upgrade.

    I have also since bought a Dell laptop, a PS3 and borrow a MacBook Pro (with an i7), all of which I fold on (as I am currently at university and don't need to worry about electricity bills, and my university pays a premium for electricity from renewable sources :D). I am approaching 1 million points (a big milestone for me) and I decided it was time to create an account.

    Hello once again!

    http://folding.extremeoverclocking.com/user_summary.php?s=&u=197963

    [folding]u=197963&t=35947[/folding]
     
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  2. Votick

    Votick My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    Hey :)

    Welcome to the forums :)
     
  3. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Welcome to the forums :)

    I remember doing the same last year in halls, got crazy hot with all my stuff going full pelt :p
     
  4. TheSpinDoctor

    TheSpinDoctor New Member

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    Yep, my room attracts all my flatmates at the moment, it's much warmer than theirs :p

    I'm hoping to be able to move into uni accommodation again for my final year, as hopefully I'll have more kit to fold on, and again I won't have to worry about bills.
     
  5. holzj17

    holzj17 New Member

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    same here... until i got my house and had to start paying for the leccy bills :waah: which is crazy high already!!

    would love to start it again as have an i7 970 and two gtx 560ti's. used to average ~60-70k ppd when i could do -bigadv's
     
  6. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    Yeah, I've had to massively cut down on my folding since I just can't afford it :(
     
  7. DocJonz

    DocJonz Another CPC refugee .....

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    [dream] ** oh, to have access for free electricity ** [/dream] :D
     
  8. TheSpinDoctor

    TheSpinDoctor New Member

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    It's also environmentally responsible electricity from wind turbines :p
     
  9. MODZERO

    MODZERO Active Member

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    Welcome to the forums chap, enjoy that free power =p congrats on the million milestone.

    J.
     
  10. BennieboyUK

    BennieboyUK CPC Folder of the Month Sep 2011

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    Welcome :)
     
  11. cave_diver

    cave_diver New Member

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    Welcome to the Fold :)

    I've got free electricity too - the land-lady doesn't seem to mind the 7' 42U server case that is slowly getting filled with more and more power hungry GPU's hehe between all the PC's I've got, if I can persuade them to all work at the same time I've probably got 30K PPD of rigs and they will probably chew through 2 kW :D PPD/Watt is undesirable but it suits my cash-flow of lots of small minor upgrades rather than a big purchase.
     
  12. cave_diver

    cave_diver New Member

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    I didn't feel as guilty as you SHOULD because my uni (loughborough) has various renewable sources on site (hydrogen fuel cells etc) rather than paying over-the-odds to be green and PC!
     
  13. TheSpinDoctor

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    Haha, unfortunately my university (Surrey) can't build wind turbines here, so they funded a few being built near Norfolk (IIRC)!
     
  14. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    You go to Loughborough aswell?
     
  15. gero1369

    gero1369 Ummm...Wha?

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    congrats on 1 million points (at least on your sig badge)! Way to fold!
     
  16. TheSpinDoctor

    TheSpinDoctor New Member

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    I was just about to post as I had just noticed myself!


    YAY :rock:
     
  17. One_Box

    One_Box Folder of the month April 2012

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    Welcome to the forum :thumb:
     

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