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Overclockers, start your engines! G.SKILL announces OC World Cup 2017

Source: G.SKILL
Source: G.SKILL
Overclockers can compete for a grand prize of $10,000. The first qualifying round opens from March 17 to April 18 on hwbot.org.

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PC enthusiasts, get ready: G.SKILL just announced the qualifying round of their OC World Cup 2017 overclocking competition. This annual competition brings together PC builders and tinkerers from all over the world to see who can squeeze out the best performance in their rigs.

This year’s competition will take place in three parts: an online qualifier, a live qualifier, and the grand finals. The top 6 contestants from the online qualifier, which will be held on hwbot.org, will be invited to the live qualifier and will get a chance to compete in the Grand Final. Both the live qualifier and Grand Final will be held at G.SKILL’s booth at Computex 2017 this year between May 30 and June 2 in Taipei, Taiwan. The final two contestants from the live qualifier will compete against each other on the June 2 for a $10,000 grand prize.

The online qualifier will open up March 17 and run until April 18 on hwbot.org. Contestants must shoot for the best scores/times in the following categories:

  • DDR4 frequencies
  • Geekbench 3 multi-core
  • 3D Mark 11 with IGP
  • SuperPi 32m

All entries must use a system with G>SKILL DDR4 RAM, an Intel Core i3-7350K, and a Z170 or Z270 chipset motherboard.

G.SKILL is giving out $16,200 total in cash prizes. The grand champion will receive $10000. 2nd place will receive $2500, while 3rd, 4th, and 5th place will receive $1500, $1200, and $1000 each. For more details and a full list of rules, visit the competition page here.

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Sam Medley, 2017-03-14 (Update: 2017-03-14)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.