In co-operation with HWBOT.org and partners Intel®, HyperX® and Enermax, round one of OC Showdown 2015 Formula series opens today and runs until 6th April 2015. The new series presents an even playing field for overclockers to compete ASUS products using only stock air or water cooling, with prizes awarded to the top-five participants. Contestants are encouraged to broadcast their results and comments on both Twitter and Facebook using the #OCShowdown hashtag, and to follow ASUS ROG on Twitter — @ASUS_ ROG.
OC Showdown 2015 Formula series exists for those who love to overclock with traditional stock air- or water-cooling rigs, and is divided into three challenging stages. Contestants will have to demonstrate their overclocking chops with Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU), Catzilla 720p and MaxxMem Read Bandwidth.
Prizes available to winning contestants include the latest ROG Maximus VII Formula and ROG Maximus VII Impact motherboards, ASUS Strix GTX 980 graphics cards, high-end processors, fast DDR3 memory, premium power-supply units (PSUs), ultra-speedy SSDs and water-cooling gear. There are also 20 prizes up for grabs in the lucky dip, including T-shirts, USB keys, cooling fans and drive racks.