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Old 7th March 2017, 1:27 PM   #1
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Default Win Great Prizes with the GIGABYTE March Madness Contest: Starts March 1st on HWBOT

As the Overclocking Season 2017 gets under way, so too do the partner contests on OC-ESPORTS. This season were are proud to bring you a series of great Overclocking contests sponsored by GIGABYTE. The first GIGABYTE contest of the year is the March Madness contest, a contest that spans four individual stages with benchmarks largely chosen with emphasis on CPU performance. As an added twist, the contest also implements a frequency cap of 5,003MHz, meaning that competing Overclockers will have to find ingenious ways to tweak their systems beyond simply pushing CPU frequencies.

GIGABYTE March Madness: March 1st - March 31st

The March Madness contest gets underway on OC--ESPORTS on March 1st and continues until the end of the month. Here is a breakdown of the individual stages involved:

Stages and Benchmarks

Stage 1: 3DMark Time Spy Physics
Stage 2: Geekbench3 (Multi Core)
Stage 3: X265 1080P
Stage 4: Intel XTU (Multi Core)
Hardware Restrictions

In terms of hardware restrictions for the GIGABYTE march Madness contest, itís actually very simple. Overclockers are allowed to use any single-core, dual-core or quad-core processor on any GIGABYTE motherboard. The main caveat is that CPU frequencies are restricted to no more than 5,003MHz (CPU cache multiplier must be lower or equal to core multiplier). These limitations mean that there is less emphasis on which Overclocker has the most potent CPU, and more emphasis on which Overclocker has the most potent tweaking skills. These include both memory tweaking and OS tweaks - an entire realm of tweaking madness awaits!

$2,500 USD in Hardware Prizes

GIGABYTE has generously offered an enormous prize cache for the winners of the March Madness contest, with $2,500 USD in hardware available for the top three, plus some very nice lucky draw prizes. Hereís a full breakdown of whatís on offer:

1st Place Prize

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)
Intel Core i5-7700K ($349.99 USD)
GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 WINDFORCE 8GB ($239.99 USD)
2nd Place Prize

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99USD)
Intel Core i5-7600K ($239.99 USD)
G.SKILL Trident Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)DDR4 3600 Memory($159.99 USD)
3rd Place Prize

GIGABYTE Z270X-UD3 ($149.99 USD)
Enermax Liqtech 240 All-in-One Liquid Cooler ($240.49 USD)
Enermax Platimax 850W ($169.99 USD)
Lucky Draw Prizes

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)
G.SKILL Mouse or Keyboard ($129.99USD)
Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)
5x Heroes of the Storm Kerrigan Hero & Succubus Skin Codes ($10 each)
1x $50 USD Steam Wallet Code

Note: Overclockers who submit a score in all four stages are eligible for the Lucky Prize Draw.

Additional Contest Rules

Open to all GIGABYTE motherboards, except for Intel HEDT (High-End Desktop Platform) CPUs.

GIGABYTE LN2 Motherboards are NOT allowed.

Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.

Entrants must use the official competition background.

A verification screenshot is required.

To be eligible for the lucky draw, participants must submit scores in all stages of the competition.

In a case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the best score in Stage 3. If thereís still a tie, the best score in Stage 2, etc.
Find a full and comprehensive list of rules here.

You can find the GIGABYTE March madness contest on OC-ESPORTS.
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