Monday, April 20, 2015

New GIGABYTE OC Challenge Coming May 1st on HWBOT.org

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That’s right, we have a new competition coming up for the overclocker nation! Starting May 1st, the community will have a chance to test their skills on the GIGABYTE X99 platform by tweaking both the CPU and graphics side of things. By participating, overclockers have the chance to win $2,800 USD in cash prizes and some exciting hardware, including the leader of them all, the X99-SOC Champion!

You have until May 1st 2015 to get your platform ready and jump in to become the X99 Champion! To make your way up to the grand prize of $1,500 USD, you’ll have to collect the most points by submitting your best scores in 6 different stages designed to test both your CPU and Graphics card overclocking skills. Do you feel up to the challenge? Good luck to all!!

Here is how you can win

Points will be given to the top ranking scores in each stage. The top 3 participants with the most points at the end of the challenge will win cash prizes. You also have the chance to win some great hardware via 3 lucky draws. Lucky Draw #1 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set above 25 Celsius, Lucky Draw #2 will be rewarding participants that submitted scores with temperatures set below 25 Celsius, and Lucky Draw #3 will be rewarding participants that submitted the lowest score. Please see the contest page for all the rules and more details.

http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_x99_champion_challenge

Here is a list of the contest stages, their restrictions and submissions deadlines . Can you get the best score?

Stage 1: XTU - May 1st until May 8th, 2015

  • CPU frequency 4GHz max
  • RAM at 3300MHz max.
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 2: XTU - May 8th until May 15th, 2015.

  • CPU frequency 4.5GHz max
  • Uncore at 4.5GHz max.
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 3: XTU - May 15th until May 31st, 2015.

  • CPU frequency 5GHz max
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 4: Fire-Strike - May 1st until May 27th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 5: Catzilla 720p - May 1st until May 28th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

Stage 6: 3DMark 2001 SE - May 1st until May 28th, 2015.

  • Single NVIDIA GT 730 graphics card
  • GIGABYTE X99 Motherboards only

What can I get?

For the top 3 of the combine points between stage 1 to 6

  • $1,500 USD for 1st place
  • $800 USD for 2nd place
  • $500 USD for 3rd place

But don’t stop submitting if you don’t have the best score because we will have 3 lucky draw. 

#1- We will be giving away an X99-UD4P motherboard for one randomly selected overclocker with submissions temperature above 25 Celsius.

#2- We will be giving away an X99-Gaming 5P motherboard for one randomly selected overclocker with submissions temps below 25 Celsius.

#3- We will be giving away an X99-SOC Champion motherboard for one randomly selected within all stages bottom 3 lowest submissions.

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X99_UD4P

 

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