Overclockers Folding@Home Team Spotlight #88

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Our Overclockers.com Folding@Home Team has been running member spotlights for quite some time – this is the 88th feature in our series of Folding Spotlights!

Thank you for the interview GIXXERGUY6!

Dfonda : When did you join the Team GIXXERGUY6?
GIXXERGUY6 : I joined the team when I first built my i7 back a year and a half ago, but it was not stable and I could not get it working. So I gave up for about 4 months. I have my rig stable and have been folding for a while on it now. (EOC stats)

D: If there was something recent that you did that you wanted your fellow team members to know about, what would it be?
GIX: Well as of 3 days ago I accepted a position with DirectTV as a service technician and should be raking in the money shortly(Smiling). That moves my wife and I closer to getting the house we want!

D: What part of the world do you live in, and if you don’t mind telling, what town?
GIX: I am from the Toledo, Ohio area. Its flat here and riding ATVs sucks! (Laughing)

D: How did you initially hear about F@H?
GIX: I heard of Folding@Home from our own OC Forums.

D: After starting, why do you continue to Fold?
GIX: I continue to fold because I know I am helping science get closer and closer to cures for diseases and other harmful things in this world. I also like the points, it adds a nice flare to the cause!

D: What do you do for a living?
GIX: I have gone from being a diesel technician (pumps, turbo’s injectors, injection pumps). To working on motorcycles, ATVs, cars, trucks and jet skis as well as various factory jobs. Most recently I accepted the aforementioned position with DirectTV as a service tech. I feel I am going to be with this company for while to come.

D: What do you do for fun?
GIX: Well first and foremost, I spend time with my 19 month old daughter, Leah, but when I am not doing that you can find me on an ATV, or in a “Side by Side” climbing something or digging my way through mud. (Grinning) I also like drinking and hanging out with friends and family. Did I mention my wife April? (Grinning)

D: Time to spill your guts. What are the stats of your main folding rig? Why is it your favorite? What  do you use the rig for?
GIX: Thermaltake vh600bws, i7 920@4.0GHZ, EVGA x58 SLI LE, 6GB DDR3 PC12800@1600MHZ RAM, Coolermaster V10, Silverstone DA1000  PSU, Seagate 1TB and 500GB HD, Toshiba 105GB HD, Card reader, XFX 9800GTX+, BFG 9800GTX+, Galaxy GTS250.  I use this rig for everything from editing pics to streaming movies to the LCD in the living room.

D: Do you have a Borg-Farm? If so, how many, and what are they?
GIX: I have to give thanks to Jason (jdsparks21) and Joe (not registered here) for lending their rigs for folding under my name as well. Jason’s Rig – CoolerMaster HAF932, i7 920 @ 3.8, MSI x58 Platinum SLI, Megahalem with push/pull CoolerMaster r4 fans , 12gb pc12800 @ 1600mhz, BFG GTS250 1gb, OCZ 800w psu, 500gb sata drive, DVD burner
Joes Rig – I7-920 @ 4.0, Gigabyte ud5r, 6gb pc12800, Thermaltake Bigwater cooling, 1- 1tb sata drive, custom built into his desk.

D: What are your future goals? What do you most want to accomplish with your life?
GIX: I want to have at least two more i7 rigs folding away with at least two GPUs per rig.

D: How do you monitor your farm?
GIX: I use Hamachi and Teamviewer for monitoring and changing settings on the rigs.

D: If there is something you want to tell the team, then spill your guts! What have I missed in my questions that could help the team learn more about you and who you are?

GIX: I just want to give a big thanks to everyone on the team that has helped me and my folders get where we are today. ChasR, Adak, Norcalsteve, and everyone else that has helped in the fight to get me folding (I’m sorry, I know I missed a load of names).

D: A few Pics of your Farm, Hobbies, even you! Etc.

GIXXERGUY6 Pics:


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  1. Another excellent installment in the folding spotlight series. Thanks for doing this dfonda! Great to meet you Gixxerguy6. Keep on trucking guys!
    :)
    Matt
    Another Excellent interview dfonda, and great to know more about you GIXXERGUY6, great to see you finally listened and got those awesome i7 rigs folding stable, :)
    Fold on Bro!
    i not been folding for long, i never seen 1 of these before before, they seem interesting,
    i wouldnt mind doin 1 of the spotlights in a few months or so :)
    markp1989
    i not been folding for long, i never seen 1 of these before before, they seem interesting,
    i wouldnt mind doin 1 of the spotlights in a few months or so :)

    I will add you to the list Mark, it would be great to know more about you...I'll contact you.:sn:
    GIX has been on my threats list for a while now, the guy or...6 is skillful at Borging and is a force to be reckoned with!!:chair:
    Great interview GIX!! Thank you for being on the Team 32 its a pleasure having you here.
    If you found your other photo's of your rigs and such. Post them up here in your thread so we can see all that powah!:comp:
    Oh and folks how about that adorable little baby!! She's so cute! Thank goodness she got her looks from her Mom!;)
    Thanks for taking the time to ask me the questions. I've been busy with work, the daughter and recently a tornado that has ripped this area apart up here. Thank god my family and all our friends are ok but there were 7 people that lost their lives in this system and upwards of 50 houses going to be tore down and started from scratch, horses missing...you get the picture. So the latter of the above statement is why I haven't gotten you the pictures of the rig(s) you wanted before the publishing of this spotlight. On top of that I'm leaving tomorrow night to be out of town until Sunday night.
    Ooooooooooooook anyways :D Thanks for the spotlight.
    GIXXERGUY6
    Thanks for taking the time to ask me the questions. I've been busy with work, the daughter and recently a tornado that has ripped this area apart up here. Thank god my family and all our friends are ok but there were 7 people that lost their lives in this system and upwards of 50 houses going to be tore down and started from scratch, horses missing...you get the picture. So the latter of the above statement is why I haven't gotten you the pictures of the rig(s) you wanted before the publishing of this spotlight. On top of that I'm leaving tomorrow night to be out of town until Sunday night.
    Ooooooooooooook anyways :D Thanks for the spotlight.

    Glad to hear your family is alright. :thup:
    Sorry to hear those folks lost their lives.:( We are real lucky around here, only 2 twisters that I remember in my lifetime.
    When ever you get those pics, it will be a good reason for a bump!:drool: