HyperX OC Takeover (HOT)

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Overclock your system with HyperX, ASUS, Intel and Cooler Master and you could win a prize package of products from all four companies plus a trip to the Finals in Las Vegas to compete for cash prizes of USD $2,000, USD $3,000 or even USD $5,000! The online contest on HWBOT includes three events — Max Memory Frequency, SuperPi 32M, and Intel XTU. Participants will submit their highest or fastest scores in each category.

The online contest will be divided in four 1-week periods (all times are PST):

  • Week 1: October 7, 2013 11:00 a.m. to October 14, 2013 10:59 a.m.
  • Week 2: October 14, 2013 11:00 a.m. to October 21, 2013 10:59 a.m.
  • Week 3: October 21, 2013 11:00 a.m. to October 28, 2013 10:59 a.m.
  • Week 4: October 28, 2013 11:00 a.m. to November 4, 2013 10:59 a.m.

The five overclockers with the highest online points will qualify for the finals at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV, with airfare and hotel covered. In addition, contestants can win a USD $1,000 bonus in each category if they set a new world record at the finals.


Online Prizes

  • Week 1: Win a bundle in our drawing
  • Week 2: Leader of each stage wins a bundle
  • Week 3: Another chance to win a bundle in our drawing
  • Week 4: The five finalists are selected

In January, the finalists will be flown to Las Vegas to compete for USD $10,000 in prizes:

  • 1st - USD $5,000
  • 2nd - USD $3,000
  • 3rd - USD $2,000

Plus each winner gets a prize bundle and there is a USD $1,000 bonus for each category for anyone who breaks the World Record.


Hardware brand restrictions for online qualifiers

  • Kingston® or HyperX® memory
  • ASUS motherboards with Intel 8 Series chipsets
  • Intel 4th generation processors (Haswell)
  • Cooler Master power supply

Hardware for offline finals will be provided to contestants. This includes processor, memory, motherboard, graphics card, power supply, air-cooler and peripherals. Additional hardware for liquid nitrogen use, such as smaller flasks, CPU and memory pots, thermometer, probes, insulation, batteries


Prizes



HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final Roadmap

qualifications

finals

7 October 2013 - 4 November 2013: HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) 9 January 2014 - 10 January 2014: HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) Final

Participate

  • HyperX OC Takeover (HOT) is closed since 4 November 2013.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Stages (3)

  • #1: Memory Clock closed, ended on 4 November 2013
  • #2: SuperPI 32M closed, ended on 4 November 2013
  • #3: XTU closed, ended on 4 November 2013

Comments

Discuss the competition at the HWBOT forum (273 comments)

United States Redmax says:

marmott said: Glad you like it :)

If anyone wants to come by during the event, send me a PM with your email address so we can send you an invite with all the details.


Looks like I got my invite email the other day. It appears that after filling it out I am a legit visitor.

South Africa Vivi says:

@marmott, can anyone wonder in and look or must they have invite? Thanks!

United States Splave.ROM says:

Vivi said: @marmott, can anyone wonder in and look or must they have invite?

Thanks!


no cats allowed vivi

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Participants

This competition was open to everyone.

HyperX OC Takeover Competition Rules

Participants

This competition is open to any member of HWBOT, employees (either full-time or part-time) of Kingston, Intel, ASUS, or Coolermaster are not eligible for the contest. You can join by simply submitting a score.

Timeframe

Contest duration

The contest will run from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7). It will be divided in 4 time 1 week long periods:

  • Week 1: 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 14th of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • Week 2: 14th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 21st of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • Week 3: 21st of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 28th of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • Week 4: 28th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 4th of November 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)

Lucky draw winners

One lucky draw winner will be picked at the end of week 1 and at the end of week 3 (2 lucky draw winners in total). The lucky draw winners will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7).

Week 2 leaders prizes

Week 2 leader winners will be picked at the end of week 2 (3 winners in total). One winner per benchmark, a participant can't win more than once. This is the benchmark order we will pick the leaders: memory clock then SuperPi 32M and finally Intel XTU (If participant A leads both memory clock and Intel XTU at the end of week 2, the 2nd in rank for the Intel XTU stage will be picked as winner for this stage). Week 2 leader winners will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7).

Top 5 Winners announcement

The top 5 participants winning the grand prizes will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) on HyperX official website and HWBOT website

All the prizes will be shipped to the winners within 30 days from the announcement by HyperX.

Prizes

Contestants are only eligible to win 1 prize from lucky draw and week 2 leader. Grand prizes and lucky draw / week 2 leader prices can be cumulated. Week 2 leader winners are picked first, then lucky draw winners.

Benchmarks

HyperX, HWBOT and the partners reserve the right to reject any entry.

List of benchmarks

  • Memory clock
  • SuperPi 32M
  • Intel XTU

Hardware allowed

  • Kingston Technology or HyperX Memory
  • Intel 4th Generation Processors (Haswell)
  • ASUS Motherboards with Intel 8 Series Chipsets
  • CoolerMaster for the power supply.
  • Only commercially available components are allowed.
  • Engineering sample hardware is not allowed.
  • DDR3-2544 and DDR3-2800 HyperX memory modules are not allowed as they are not commercially available products.
  • Server class processors are not allowed.
  • No limitation for the graphics card.
  • No brand restriction for the graphic card.

You are free to use any brand for the other components.

General benchmarks rules

Amendment 1

We received a couple of questions regarding the rules of HyperX OC Takeover competition. The questions concerned mainly topics of modifying the memory modules, and which modules are allowed. To address these concerns, we have amended the HyperX OC Takeover general competition rules.

Concerning Hardware Modification of Memory Modules

It will be required for the user to correctly document his mod with a post on HWBOT Forums. The contestant must explain the mod performed and prove that all parts involved including PCBs and memory chips are from Kingston or HyperX modules. If there are any doubts, the submission will be invalidated. Please post and link the post in the submission. All other submission rules apply in addition.

Concerning Prohibition of Specific Memory SKUs

DDR3-2544, DDR3-2800 and DDR3-2666 MFR based HyperX memory modules are not allowed as they are not commercially available products. In addition, any memory module using Hynix MFR chips is forbiden for this competition to avoid any unfair advantages. This applies for retail modules as well as modded modules.

Memory clock specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest memory frequency wins.
  • The result must be validated on http://valid.canardpc.com/. Photos and screenshots are not acceptable (they can attach to the submission in addition).
  • CPU-Z version must be the latest one at the time of the contest (find the latest version here: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html).
  • Validation date must be within the competition timeframe (from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7)).

SuperPi 32M specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the fastest score wins.
  • SuperPi 32M version must be 1.5.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official wallpaper (download here: click).
  • Then screenshot must contain the following windows:

    • SuperPi 32M result.
    • Full calculation detail.
    • Visible checksum.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
    • A screenshot is required, no pictures.

Example screenshot


Intel XTU specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest score wins.
  • Use the latest version off Intel XTU (you can find it here: download).
  • Please refer to this guide if you want to upload your score later: click.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official wallpaper in addition to the validation file (download here: click).
  • The screenshot must contain the following windows:

    • Intel XTU result.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
    • A screenshot is required, no pictures.

Example screenshot


Submission date must be within the competition timeframe (from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7)).


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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.