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GIGABYTE Throws Down a 'Classic Challenge' to Overclockers Everywhere

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Stage 2 seems fair but stage one seems like whoever has the most money will win sort of thing. also having to use only a gigabyte Z77 board chops out a lot of people from the contest
 

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Stage 2 seems fair but stage one seems like whoever has the most money will win sort of thing. also having to use only a gigabyte Z77 board chops out a lot of people from the contest
Though you require money to have the best CPU and GPU but otherwise money would not get you anywhere even in Stage 1. 3DM01 is a benchmark which gives the best result with only 1 GPU. Both the benchmarks are such that only the best tweakers would win. Though for 3DM01 you would also need LN2.
 
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Guess it would be X2 type GPUs cause Z77s don't do more than 2 slot 8x8. Unless Giga uses one of those NF200 setups on one of their Z77s?
 

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Guess it would be X2 type GPUs cause Z77s don't do more than 2 slot 8x8. Unless Giga uses one of those NF200 setups on one of their Z77s?
A single 580/7970 is enough.......Though even a Single 4870x2 might not be a bad idea I guess.
 
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Yea, I'm pretty tired of these contests that only the people with insane cash can win.. How about you throw a bone to the average consumer once in while hardware makers?
All of you are seeming like you just want to cater to eliteists.

Yay, Kingpin won again.. /yawn...
We all know Kingpin can always win and always get all the prizes.. Does he need them or can he not afford them? NO.. How about looking out for the little guy once in a while, you know the guys who buy your stuff and break the bank and keep you in business. There are a lot more of us average users than there are Kingpins..
 
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