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PowerColor Pimp My Rig Contest - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Contests' started by W1zzard, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    This thread serves to address any further questions you may have about the Powercolor Pimp My Rig Contest.

    Here's a quick recap of what it's about:
    • Achieve the lowest score in 3DMark 2003 for TPU, to be our participant for round two
    • In round two, compete against winners from other forums
    • If you succeed, you will receive a PowerColor HD 7990 Devil 13 as your prize
    • Winners from round 1 will also receive prizes sponsored by Cooler Master, AMD and ASRock
    • Round 1 runs from Sep 3 to Sep 16

    Full contest rules and prizes can be found here.
     
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  2. Maban

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    Going to sit this one out. I spent nearly a month fine tuning to get a valid score of 5 the last time, just to be shut out by a 1.

    Although, I wonder how many people would get lower than that. I'll have to think about it.
     
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  3. Sir B. Fannybottom

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    I have something planned for this :D
     
  4. glitch New Member

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    I think I'll give it a try...

    W1zzard are we allowed to cripple our hardware (underclock, disable cpu cores) or run stress programs in backgound? Or only all default settings benchmark?
     
  5. W1zzard

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    yes, the rules dont forbid that
     
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    I read the rules and didn't find anything regarding shipping [free?] and how about the customs fee?
     
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    shipping will be free, not sure about customs. let me double check and update the rules
     
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    i guess its time that i unearth my ancient hardware, p4 agp vcard..hopefully theyre supported :S
     
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    Thank´s Wiz, here @ PT customs it´s a pain ....... with very expensive fee´s.
     
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    I thought I remembered a two winning last time, and I hit three twice, but I ran out of time to get it lower.
     
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    Huh.. time to big think again for how to beat old champion only score 1Mark will be sure for win !!! :D
     
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    what hardware is allowed? can i just use a pentium 1 or lower setup ?
    im thinking abouth just running 3d mark 03 while running a ray-tracing programm in the background :)
     
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    Customs and shipping are free. I updated the contest page
     
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    Hi, I'm new here :)

    Just want to confirm, the contest can be entered by anyone worldwide, right?

    Thanks ! ;)
     
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    yes it's worldwide
     
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    So there is already a score of 1, and I guess alot of people will be doing that, so how will the winner be chosen?

    Any other criteria for people with score 1? Like lowest specifications wins.

    Oh nvm

     
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    So someone already post a 1point?
    And with those "rules" it's done he won right!
     
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    I stand corrected, thank you.

    The point is; it is not a matter of how poor the hardware is, it is how one is able to load the system to the point that 3DM is only able to use minimal system resources, thereby achieving a low score.

    I would participate, but my schedule does not allow me to dedicate enough time.

    Good luck to those who try.
     
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    That was last years contest.
     
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    The least I managed to get on my laptop was 940-something...well, it was fun to try... :(
     
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    Can any hardware be used? Like some really old stuff?
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    @ W1zzard :

    Can we use old detonator driver (non-FM approved) ? Thanks :)
     
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    Precisely why I'm having a hard time convincing myself to enter.
     

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