ASRock 8 Series OC Competition

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TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 12th, 2013 — The world leading motherboard maker ASRock announced today its latest overclocking competition with HWBOT- “ASRock 8 Series OC Competition,” which will be separated into three events: CPU-Z, Super Pi 32M and memory overclocking. The participants will be competing for the highest CPU-Z, Super Pi 32M scores or ram speed submissions to

The contest starts from July 22 and runs until September 2. It is open to all overclockers with ASRock 8 series motherboards and Intel® 4th Generation CPUs. The total prize is worth more than USD $12,000 dollars and the final champion of each event will be awarded with a top prize ranging from $2,600 to $3,100 dollars value. Any entry that breaks the world record will be awarded with an additional USD $1,000 cash prize. With the grand prize and the collective effort from Intel, Kingston, Antec, Nvidia and Gainward, ASRock 8 Series OC COMPETITION will be the most anticipated OC event for global hardware enthusiasts.

The contest includes three events: CPU-Z, memory clock and Super Pi 32M. The scores will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis and the highest/ fastest scores will be the bi-weeks winner. The participant who submits the highest/ fastest score within these six weeks will be the final champion for each group respectively. The final champions of memory clock and Super Pi 32M will be awarded with prizes worth USD $2,600 dollars respectively while the final winner of CPU-Z will be awarded with prizes worth USD $3,100 dollars.

ASRock OC Formula series motherboard is the fantasy for global PC enthusiasts. Following the stunning award winning records of Z77 OC Formula, Z87M OC Formula has been used to break several world records in both CPU and memory overclocking since its debut in early June, 2013. In addition to its predecessors features-Power Kit, Connector Kit, Cooling Kit, Z87M OC Formula overtakes its previous version by carrying new 8 Series exclusive technologies, code named A-Style, featuring Home Cloud, Purity Sound™, HDMI-In and more.

With the powerful Z87 OC Formula series motherboard, you can be the next world OC champion by beating OC Master Nick Shihs unprecedented records and win an additional USD $1,000 cash prize if you break the world record in ASRock 8 Series OC Competition!

World Record Target Scores:

  • CPU Frequency: 7084.32 MHz
  • SuperPI 32M: 4min 33.188sec
  • Memory Frequency: 2202 MHz

The prize for the World Record is handed out a the end of the competition. The prize will be given to the winner of the category, if the winner has the current world record.

Prize Overview

How To Win
Break World Record
(3 total)
ASRock USD $1,000 Cash USD $3,000
Overall Stage Champion
(3 total)
ASRock Z87M OC Formula + Cash
(USD $1000 for CPU Frequency, USD $500 for SuperPI 32M and Memory Clock)
USD $3,100 (CPU Frequency)
USD $2,600 (SuperPI 32M)
USD $2,600 (Memory Clock)
Gainward GeForce GTX 780 Phantom "GLH"
Antec HCP-1000 Platinum
SP1 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Gain - Bluetooth Receiver
Antec PowerUp 6000
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD 240G
DataTraveler HyperX 256GB USB3.0 (DTHX30/256GB)
Bi-Weekly 1 Stage Winner
(3 total)
Gainward GeForce GTX 760 USD $450
Kingston Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1866 8GB (4GBx2)
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB USB3.0 (DTHX30/64GB)
Bi-Weekly 2 Stage Winner
(3 total)
Gainward GeForce GTX 760 USD $450
Antec EA-550 Platinum
Antec KÜHLER H2O 620
Antec 100% Natural Spray 60mL
Bi-Weekly 3 Stage Winner
(3 total)
Antec EA-550 Platinum USD $400
Antec KÜHLER H2O 620
Antec 100% Natural Spray 60mL
Kingston Kingston HyperX Genesis DDR3-1866 8GB (4GBx2)
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 64GB USB3.0 (DTHX30/64GB)

Prize pictures

For more information on the prizes and images, check out the ASRock Micro-site

  • Prizes for CPU Frequency, CLICK
  • Prizes for SuperPI 32M, CLICK
  • Prizes for Memory Frequency, CLICK


  • ASRock 8 Series OC Competition is closed since 2 September 2013.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Stages (3)


Discuss the competition at the HWBOT forum (56 comments)

Hiwa says:

My antec H2o 620 is with noisy pump,I did a little research and found that it is a common problem with this model.

Video someone fix the noise .

Belgium Massman says:

RMA? Or just common issue?

Hiwa says:

This one is broken, tried some solution but no way to fix.
Common problem.

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ASRock 8 Series OC Competition Rules

General rules

Contest Rules


This competition is open to everyone. You can join by simply submitting a score.

General Contest Stage Rules

  • Competition Duration: 2013/07/22 11:00 A.M. (GMT+8) -- 2013/09/02 11:00A.M. (GMT+8)
  • The final winner will be announced at 2013/09/05 11:00 A.M. (GMT+8) on ASRock official website and HWBOT website.
  • Entry period runs from July 22, 11 A.M. (GMT+8) to September 2, 11A.M. (GMT+8), divided into three bi-weekly periods

    • A. July 22, 11 A.M. - Aug 5, 11 A.M. (GMT+8)
    • B. Aug 5, 11:01 A.M. - Aug 19 11 A.M. (GMT+8)
    • C. Aug 19, 11:01 A.M. - Sep 2 11 A.M. (GMT+8)

  • The bi-weekly winner will be announced 2013/09/05 11:00 A.M. (GMT+8) with the final result announcement.
  • Any participants breaks the world record of Intel 4th Gen CPU will be awarded with additional USD1,000
  • Must Use Intel 4th Gen CPU+ ASRock 8 series Motherboard (Z87/H87/B85)
  • Participants must add a system picture which includes motherboard, CPU cooler, memory module and power supply to the benchmark score when submit the result
  • No system sharing is allowed, every participant should use a distinct system.
  • There's no limitation on the model and brand of the VGA card.
  • Must use commercially available components. Engineering sample hardware is not allowed
  • No limit to number of entries, try as many times as you want to win!
  • Bi-weekly prizes are awarded to the highest scoring contestants during the period.
  • Each contestant is only eligible to win 1 prize. Grand prize or weekly, no repeat winners
  • If a contestant qualifies for multiple prizes, he/she will win the Grand Prize or the first bi-weekly prize he/she qualified for. The prize will be passed to the next contestants in score order who is not yet qualified to win any prizes
  • ASRock and HWBOT and the sponsors reserve the right to reject any entry
  • All the prized will be shipped to the winner within 30 days from ASRock.
  • ASRock will pay all shipping cost. Should tax liability arise, it will be the responsibility of the winner to notify its (their) own Government's relevant tax department. ASRock and any of its subsidiaries take no responsibility or liability for taxation.
  • All the prizes will be offered under condition of no warranty.
  • More detail, please check:

Enter contest now: Sign in with your existing HWBOT account to submit your contact details to win prizes. Entries must not be marked private and validated to be eligible for prizes for top scores

CPU Frequency Specific Contest Rules

  • This category is open to all users. The highest CPU-Z Mhz wins.
  • The result must be validated by CPUZ website. Photos or screenshots are NOT acceptable
  • CPUZ version must be above or equal to 1.65
  • Validation date must be within the competition timeframe

SuperPI 32M Specific Contest Rules

  • The result must be validated by captured screenshots with ASRock designated wallpaper. The wallpaper can be downloaded from here. The screenshots must contain the identical items / columns shown in the example. Photo is not acceptable. The required items:

    • SuperPi result
    • Full calculation details
    • Calculation done pop-up window
    • Checksum detail
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab

  • Super PI 32M version must be 1.5

Memory Clock Specific Contest Rules

  • This category is open to all users. The highest CPU-Z Mhz wins.
  • The result must be validated by CPUZ website. Photos or screenshots are NOT acceptable
  • CPUZ version must be above or equal to 1.65
  • Validation date must be within the competition timeframe

HWBOT General Rules and Guidelines

Here at HWBOT we try our best to deliver a fair and enjoyable playing field for all those who participate in the rankings and competition. To be able to provide this kind of service we have tried to design some submission and general rules to help remove any doubts about whether something is allowed or not. Based on continued experience these rules will be updated, expanded and completed as time goes by. Please check back for any updates.