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GIGABYTE Launches Overclocking Contest

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GIGABYTE has launched an overclocking contest open to anyone in the US or Canada with a GIGABYTE Intel X38 or P35 series motherboard. There is a grand prize of $2,500 for the winner, along with a GIGABYTE X48 motherboard, with the runners-up getting cash prizes ranging from $200 to $2,000 as well as goodies such as laptop bags. The contest involves overclocking your processor and uploading your 3Dmark06 score to GIGABYTE, before going head-to-head against other users, with the overclock receiving the most votes becoming the winner. The contest will run until 20th January next year - for more details, check out this page.

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thats a good idea companies should do it more often so they can premote there products
 

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Yes it's a killer idea, if you got a superduper processor. Anyone not using quadcore & LN it's not even worth to try. Yeah I'm bitter, because there are no competitions for E4x00 series with air :p

But good luck for those with Gigabyte boards!
 

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The question here is though, How are they going to base the results? By percentage of overclock?
 

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The question here is though, How are they going to base the results? By percentage of overclock?
"uploading your 3Dmark06 score"

So best score wins, that's why I said anyone not using a quad has no chance no matter how much OC.
 

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Yeah, well that makes me bitter, I was really thinking of just buying one of their motherboards. Overclocking the hell out of this celeron, this specific one I have are known to hit 5.5 on very good air cooling. 6-6.5 on watercooling. Roughly 7.5 on LN2.
 
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"uploading your 3Dmark06 score"

So best score wins, that's why I said anyone not using a quad has no chance no matter how much OC.
Actually I believe it may use a voting system. I'll add that to the initial story to clarify things a little.
 
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"Restrictions:
a. Only North American entries (US and Canada) are eligible for entry."

We have a similar contest for some time in Romania which is very successful:

http://www.ultrapro.ro/concurs/
 
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Awesome, and useless, and it will make no difference in what board i will choose. Super idea though as tehre are always fanboys who will bend over backwards to kiss corperate ass that could influince others to buy some of their boards.
 

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I'll enter this. I wonder if there are certain restrictions, such as no extreme cooling, only one gpu etc. My 3dmark06 is approaching 15K, but I'm only on air and one 8800GT.