HWBOT Team Cup 2013

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The Team Cup is back! As announced in the report of the last edition of the Country Cup, from February 1 until May 1 HWBOT is hosting the second edition of the Team Cup. In case you don't remember, the last edition was won by Overclock.net, so they are obviously the big favorites for this edition as well. The main theme of the Team Cup 2013 revolves around high-end performance since the beginning of this millennium. We took the most high-end components available at every second year, starting from 2000, and build a competition around it featuring the benchmarks SuperPI 1M, 3DMark03 and 3DMark Vantage.

The competition format is a little bit different than last year. We have reduced the amount of sub-competitions and stages, but slightly increased the hardware complexity. Even more than last year, it's quite likely you will have to poke your active and inactive community members to help out or even recruit new members! Also, the focus lies with older hardware and not so much the new gear. New this year is also the "Live Performance" stage which is designed as incentive to go out and promote your overclocking team and its activities in the outside world.

For this competition, we're teaming up with new HWBOT partner Cooler Master for the prizes. Both Cooler Master and HWBOT wish all the participating teams the best of luck!


More information

For more information on the benchmark, hardware limitations and verification requirements, please refer to the specific competition pages.


Last notes

First and foremost, the Team Cup is about strengthening the team spirit and promoting your overclocking activities within the realm of your own forum and online social group. It's about having fun and sharing the passion of overclocking more than it is about winning and breaking records. Feel free to share your group session pictures with the rest of the forum and maybe make a couple of funny group photos.

Secondly, winning is a lot of fun! Even though the competition is a little trickier than last time, we hope you can find the inspiration and motivation to kick ass like you do in the previous Team Cup and all the Country Cups.

For the record-hunters amongst you, we will be posting the top scores for each stage in the forum so you have a target. For the extreme record-hunters amongst you, this year there's a total of 1750 points to be acquired in the Team Cup stages. Last year, Overclock.net got an impressive 606/1050 (~ 57.7%) ... maybe you and your team can do better this year?!

Good luck to everyone!


Prizes

How to WIN Stage Place Provider Prize Link
Team Cup 2013 Overall Winner Cooler Master

  • 2x CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W (unlocked)
  • 1x CoolerMaster "unreleased 1000W performance PSU"

Team Cup 2013 Overall Runner-up Cooler Master

  • 1x CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W (unlocked)
  • 1x CoolerMaster "unreleased 1000W performance PSU"

Team Cup 2013 Overall Second Runner-up Cooler Master

  • 1x CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W (unlocked)
  • 1x CoolerMaster "unreleased 1000W performance PSU"

Team Cup 2013 Overall Fourth Place Cooler Master

  • 1x CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W (unlocked)
  • 1x CoolerMaster "unreleased 1000W performance PSU"

Team Cup 2013 Overall Fifth Place Cooler Master CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W (unlocked) Link
Sub-competition Prizes Stage 1 Winner Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C9D-8GTXD
Runner-up Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C9D-8GTXD
Stage 2 Winner Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
MSI NVidia GeForce GTX 680 Lightning
Runner-up Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
MSI Upcoming motherboard N/A
Stage 3 Winner Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
ASRock
  • Z77 Extreme4
  • 970 Extreme3
Link
Runner-up Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
ASRock 990FX Extreme9 Link
Stage 4 Winner Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
ADATA 2x XPG SX900 SSD Link
Runner-up Cooler Master CoolerMaster Seidon 240M Link
ADATA 2x XPG SX900 SSD Link

HWBOT Team Cup 2013 Roadmap

qualifications

finals

1 February 2013 - 30 April 2013: HWBOT Team Cup 2013 - SC1: 1M Challenge
1 February 2013 - 30 April 2013: HWBOT Team Cup 2013 - SC2: 3DMark03 Single GPU Historical Battle
1 February 2013 - 30 April 2013: HWBOT Team Cup 2013
1 February 2013 - 30 April 2013: HWBOT Team Cup 2013 - SC3: Vantage Full-out
1 February 2013 - 30 April 2013: HWBOT Team Cup 2013 - SC4: "Live Performance"

Prizes

  • CoolerMaster Seidon 240M

    The Seidon 240 is Cooler Master’s latest, incredibly compact watercooling kit that aims to bring watercooling to the masses. It comes factory filled, sealed and tested with a two year zero maintenance guarantee. The performance 240mm radiator is designed for dissipating huge heat from overclocked CPU. Thanks to a 120mm PWM fan with a wide RPM range Seidon can operate silently or unleash a powerful cooling storm at your command.

    • Factory filled with coolant, then sealed and pressure tested - requires zero maintenance for years.
    • Waterblock made with UltraFine Micro Channel enlarge the contact surface between cold plate and coolant.
    • Durable and powerful water pump – dissipates heat effectively and maintains temperatures through stable water circulation.
    • Performance 240mm radiator is designed for handling high wattage overclocked CPU.
    • Double 120mm PWM fan with a wide RPM range to fine tune and balance fan noise and performance.


  • CoolerMaster SilentPro M2 1500W

    Built for quality and performance, the Silent Pro M2 1500W utilizes dual 12V rails that boasts a significant increase in available power output per power supply model over its predecessors. It translates into increased total amperage, high quality components to increase efficiency, environmentally friendly RoHS and ERP 2010 Certifications, and a long life 135mm fan with a durable Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing that decreases noise.

    • Copper-Aluminum Heat Sink
    • Silent Operation
    • Dual 12V Power Rails
    • Intel Compliant
    • Eco-friendly design: Erp Lot6 Ready!


  • CoolerMaster "unreleased 1000W performance PSU"

  • G.SKILL TridentX F3-2400C9D-8GTXD

    • 8GB (4GBx2)
    • Dual Channel kit
    • DDR3-2400 MHz (PC3-19200)
    • 9-11-11-31 2N
    • 1.65V


  • MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning

    Unlocked Digital Power
    • Unlocked BIOS: One click to unlock all protections for extreme overclocking
    • Digital PWM Controller: More stable and precise voltage by digital signal
    • Enhanced Power Design: 2X Power output for maximum OC potential
    GPU Reactor
    • An add-on device on the back of GTX 680 Lightning (Behind GPU) for the overclocking stability
    • Provide 200% higher power capacity and eliminate power noise (ripple)
    Xtreme Thermal
    • Dust Removal technology on Twin Frozr IV keeps dust out for the best thermal condition
    • Dual Form-in-one Heatsinks provide better heat dissipation and strengthen the structure
    Military Class III Components
    • Meet MIL-STD-810G standard to ensure the best stability and quality.
    • Adopt CopperMOS, Hi-c CAP, Golden SSC, and Dark Solid CAP

  • MSI Upcoming Motherboard


  • ASRock Z77 Extreme4

    • Premium Gold Caps
    • Digi Power Design, 8 + 4 Power Phase Design
    • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2800+(OC)
    • 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 Slots, Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™, CrossFireX™ and NVIDIA® Quad SLI™, SLI™
    • PCIE Gigabit LAN
    • Supports Intel® HD Graphics with Built-in Visuals
    • Multi VGA Output options : DVI-D, D-Sub, HDMI
    • Combo Cooler Option (C.C.O.)
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec), Supports THX TruStudio™
    • Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB, OMG, Internet Flash, No-K OC, Dehumidifier, UEFI System Browser
    • Supports Intel® Smart Connect, Intel® Rapid Start, Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
    • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, ASRock MAGIX Multimedia Suite


  • ASRock 990FX Extreme9

    • Premium Gold Caps, Multiple Filter Cap
    • Supports Dual-Stack MOSFET (DSM), Digi Power, 12 + 2 power phase design
    • Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
    • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2450(OC)
    • 4 PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Support NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
    • 8 x SATA3, 2 x eSATA3, 8 x USB 3.0, 8 x USB 2.0
    • Supports Hi-Density Power Connector
    • Intel® Gigabit LAN
    • Supports ASRock X-Boost, XFast 555, Fast Boot, Restart to UEFI, Dehumidifier, OMG, Internet Flash, Easy RAID Installer
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection (Realtek ALC898 Audio Codec), supports THX TruStudio™
    • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial, Google Chrome Browser and Toolbar, 1 x Front USB 3.0 Panel with 2.5" HDD/SSD Rack


  • ASRock 970 Extreme3

    • ASRock DuraCap (2.5 x longer life time), 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
    • Digi Power, Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU
    • Supports Dual Channel DDR3 2100(OC)
    • Supports AMD Quad CrossFireX™ and CrossFireX™
    • 2 x USB 3.0, 5 x SATA3, 1 x eSATA3
    • Supports ASRock XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB Technologies
    • Supports On/Off Play, Graphical UEFI, AXTU, APP Charger, Turbo UCC
    • 7.1 CH HD Audio with Content Protection, supports THX TruStudio™
    • Free Bundle : CyberLink MediaEspresso 6.5 Trial



  • ADATA XPG SX900 SSD

    The XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX900 solid state drive is an expanded capacity SSD which uses new optimized firmware to utilize greater storage capacity of the NAND Flash components. With superior NAND Flash, the XPG SX900 SSD reaches new levels of stability and performance. The drive breaks new ground in storage capacity for SSDs utilizing the SandForce 2281 controller, a 7% increase over common SSDs in the market that use a SandForce controller. This represents a milestone in ADATA’s history of NAND Flash based products.

    • Capacity 256GB
    • Read and write speeds 550/530 MB per second.

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.