MSI MOA 2013 "Class A" EMEA Online Qualifier

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Celebrating its 6th anniversary, MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) is changing the overclocking game. Themed “NO LIMITS”, MSI has shaped the first extreme starting with the worldwide online qualifier on the world-class overclocking community website HWBOT.org on May 1, 2013.

The Qualifier competition is divided into two groups: Class A and Class B branched into AM, EMEA and APAC regions. Each group has different competition rules and benchmarks. Every overclocker can only chose one of group to participate in. The first round of the qualifier will end on May 31st after which one (or two) winners will go directly to the grand final and the top half (minimum 15) of the participants qualifiers will continue to the Semi-Finals. At the end of the Semi-Finals on July 31, the top 15 winners are qualified as MOA representative of the online competition. They have a chance to continue their journey to the MSI Master Overclocking Arena Grand Final, for free.

Competition details

  • Start: May 1st, 00:00 GMT+0
  • End: May 31th, 20:00 GMT+0
  • You can only compete in Class A or Class B
  • Benchmark points

    • 3DMark: 50-41-36-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
    • SuperPI: 25-20.5-18-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9.5-9-8.5-8-7.5-7-6.5-6-5.5-5-4.5-4-3.5-3-2.5-2-1.5-1
    • Cinebench: 25-20.5-18-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9.5-9-8.5-8-7.5-7-6.5-6-5.5-5-4.5-4-3.5-3-2.5-2-1.5-1

The top 50% (minimum 15 for Class A, minimum 10 for Class B) overclockers will be chosen in each group during the qualifier contest. These members may continue to submit scores in Semi-finals. The top 15 overclockers from different classes and regions will be invited to the MOA 2013 Grand Final. Only the highest ranked participant per country (for each round) will get a ticket to Grand Final. The maximum amount of participants from the same country in the Grand Final is 3: 1x Class A Qualifier, 1x Class A Semi-Final, 1x Class B).

CLASS A QUALIFIER RULES

  • Any MSI motherboard
  • MSI graphics card. Single GPU.
  • NVIDIA GTX Titan not allowed.
  • Use 1 CPU. Server CPUs (Xeon, Opteron) not allowed.
  • This competition is between Members. Employee (either full-time or part-time) of any motherboard manufacturers is not eligible for the contest.
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • A verification link is required (system info must be available!)
  • Must use official competition background
  • Not allowed: engineering samples, Lucid Virtu MVP, hardware that is not commercially available at the beginning of the competition.
  • Screenshot must contain: CPU-Z CPU tab, CPU-Z motherboard tab, CPU-Z memory tab, GPU-Z (if 3D benchmark), benchmark (subtest) score(s) and settings, official MOA background.

CLASS B QUALIFIER RULES

  • Only use 3570K (or lower) or FX-8350 (or lower) CPUs. No Socket LGA2011, LGA1366 and Intel Core i7 3770K CPUs.
  • Any MSI LGA1155 or AM3+ motherboard.
  • Any MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost (or lower) or HD7790 (or lower) graphics card. Single GPU.
  • Use 1 CPU. Server CPUs (Xeon, Opteron) not allowed.
  • This competition is between Members. Employee (either full-time or part-time) of any motherboard manufacturers is not eligible for the contest.
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • A verification link is required (system info must be available!)
  • Must use official competition background
  • Not allowed: engineering samples, Lucid Virtu MVP, hardware that is not commercially available at the beginning of the competition
  • Screenshot must contain: CPU-Z CPU tab, CPU-Z motherboard tab, CPU-Z memory tab, GPU-Z (if 3D benchmark), benchmark (subtest) score(s) and settings, official MOA background.

CLASS A SEMI-FINAL PLATFORM

  • Any MSI "next generation Intel platform" motherboard
  • MSI graphics card. Single GPU. NVIDIA GTX Titan allowed.

CLASS B SEMI-FINAL PLATFORM

  • Only use 3570K (or lower) or FX-8350 (or lower) CPUs. No Socket LGA2011, LGA1366 and Intel Core i7 3770K CPUs.
  • Any MSI LGA1155 or AM3+ motherboard.
  • Any MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost (or lower) or HD7790 (or lower) graphics card. Single GPU.
  • Use 1 CPU. Server CPUs (Xeon, Opteron) not allowed.

For Clarification, this is the hardware you can use for Class B.

Graphics Card
Processor

Nvidia

NV 600 Series
NV 500 Series

Intel

All Intel LGA1155 processors, excluding Core i7 3770K

  • GTX 650 Ti BOOST
  • GTX 650 Ti
  • GTX 650
  • GT 640
  • GT 630
  • GT 620
  • GT 610

  • GTX 560 Ti
  • GTX 560
  • GTX 560 SE
  • GTX 550 Ti
  • GT 520

AMD

HD 7000 Series
HD 6000 Series

AMD

All AM3+ compatible processors

  • HD 7790
  • HD 7770
  • HD 7750
  • HD 7730

  • HD 6790
  • HD 6770
  • HD 6750
  • HD 6670
  • HD 6570
  • HD 6450

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Prizes

To enter the Lucky Draw activity all you have to do is upload your scores before May 15th 2013. We believe this will be an extremely fierce competition and expect to see your great performance.

CLASS A

Quantity Sponsor Prize MSRP Info
Direct Ticket to MOA Grand Final (X4)MSI1x AM, 2x EMEA, 1x APACN/A
Top-3 Regional Non-Winners (X3)MSIMSI Upcoming MotherboardN/A
Lucky Draw (X3)MSIMSI Upcoming MotherboardN/A

CLASS B

Quantity Sponsor Prize MSRP Info
Lucky Draw (X1)MSIMSI Upcoming MotherboardN/A
Lucky Draw (X1)MSIN650Ti TF 2GD5/OC BEUS $180Link
Lucky Draw (X1)G-SIKLLDDR3-2400 PC3-19200US $130Link
Lucky Draw (X1)PLEXTORM5S SATA 6Gb/s 2.5” Solid State DriveUS $133Link
Lucky Draw (X1)Cooler MasterCooler Master V1000US $239.99Link
Lucky Draw (X1)Cooler MasterCooler Master CM Storm QUICK FIRE TK + Cooler Master CM Storm RECONUS $104.99 + US $44.99link & link

MSI Master Overclocking Arena (MOA) 2013 Roadmap

qualifications

finals

1 July 2013 - 31 July 2013: MSI MOA 2013 "Class A" EMEA Online Semi-Final
3
1 May 2013 - 31 May 2013: MSI MOA 2013 "Class A" EMEA Online Qualifier

Participate

  • MSI MOA 2013 "Class A" EMEA Online Qualifier is closed since 31 May 2013.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.

Stages

Participants

This competition was open to everyone.

Prizes

  • MSI Upcoming Motherboard

  • MSI Upcoming Motherboard

  • MSI N650Ti TF 2GD5/OC BE

    Twin Frozr III Thermal Design - Propeller Blade Technology generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design. - Dual 8 PWM fans with SuperPipe technology provide better heat dissipation. - Only 65?cool and 25.37 dB under full load.

    Afterburner Overclocking Utility - Support GPU/Memory Clock offset and Power limit control. - Support in-game video recording. - Support wireless control by android/iOS handheld devices. - Support built-in DX11 effect test.

    All Solid Capacitors - 10 years ultra long lifetime (under full load). - Lower temperature and higher efficiency. - Aluminum core without explosion.

  • G.SKILL DDR3-2400 PC3-19200

    G.SKILL guarantees module compatibility within this specific memory kit. Combining with other memory kits or modules is not recommended to avoid any compatibility issues. Find out more here: http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=511

  • PLEXTOR M5S SATA 6Gb/s 2.5” Solid State Drive

    Fully supporting the latest generation of the SATAII / 6Gbps standard, with up to 510 MB/s transfer rate. The Marvell controller chip delivers extensive products life, data security, and stability, and also has excellent read-write performance with both compressible and non-compressible data making it the best choice on the SSD market. Find out more here: http://www.goplextor.com/asia/index.php/25qsata-ssd/m5s

  • Cooler Master CM Storm QUICK FIRE TK

    You're a gamer. You know that a mechanical keyboard means the difference between winning and losing. The original QuickFire Rapid gaming keyboard was embraced by gamers worldwide because it made the difference. Now the QuickFire TK takes the QuickFire Rapid and put it on steroids! Choose between 3 different Cherry MX switches. Each keycap is UV coated to make it durable. There's full LED backlighting with 3 modes and 5 brightness levels. NKRO over USB means every single keystroke will be registered. An embedded steel plate give you maximum stability and durability. 7 easy-access multimedia shortcut keys save time. A complete numpad lets you get work done while not gaming. The slim and lightweight size gives you plenty of room for your mouse. Great for LAN parties. More information: http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/keyboards/quickfiretk/

  • Cooler Master CM Storm RECON

    The Recon Gaming Mice is designed specifically for gamers that demand the utmost in durability, functionality and accuracy. The ambidextrous form factor and rubberized coating making it a versatile for all types of grip gestures. Recon equipped with a pair of Omron Micro switches and Avago 3090 high precision optical sensor, allowing users to switch choice of 800, 1600, 3200, 4000 dpi on-the-fly as well as integrating 5 profiles and 36 macros to personalize the mouse at your own preference. More info: http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/peripherals/Recon/

  • Cooler Master V1000

    Cooler Master developed the V-series to re-ascertain its position as the worlds top power supply brand. Based on a brand new platform, it features outstanding efficiency, especially at typical low idle loads, excellent hold up times, voltage stability and ripple suppression. It only uses highest grade Japanese capacitors, most of them solid capacitors, as well as a massive high quality 42mm transformer. And thanks to high quality FDB fans V-series PSUs are extremely cool and quiet. Find out more here: http://www.coolermaster.com/product/Detail/powersupply/v-series-psu/v1000.html

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.