The second round of the ROG Showdown 2016 Formula Series is just day away from drawing to its conclusion. The current leader at the top of the table with just four days to go is Enthusiast overclocker Nik from Germany, the very same chap that managed the win in Round 1.
Formula Series Round 2 – The Story So far
The ROG OC Showdown 2016 Formula Series is designed specifically to engage overclockers that use air and water cooling, forbidding any kind of sub-zero cooling methods. CPU temperatures are restricted to 30°C or above (XTU load temp must be higher than 60°C). Furthermore, the contest is only open to overclockers from the Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast leagues. In terms of hardware limitations overclockers had to use an ASUS motherboard and any currently available consumer hardware (i.e. no server chips or engineering samples etc).
Right now Nik leads the table with a total of 41 points. He currently holds 2nd pace in Stage 1 where Frenchman Ziken holds the lead. Darkgregor currently holds third place. In Stage 2 we also have Ziken in the lead with Nik in 2nd place and spider220075 from Greece in third. In Stage 3 we have sensit1ve from Germany in top spot while Nik sits in second place and spider220075 sits in third. It seems like a few overclockers have yet to submit in all Stages, a factor that could certainly make for an interesting and climatic finale.
Formula Series Round 2 – Prizes Galore
The contest also features some really great prizes from partners ROG, Seasonic and Thermal Grizzly. The top prize of a 'next-generation' motherboard is available for the overall series top three. Other prizes are also available specifically for those in Round 2, these include; an ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard, a Seasonic Platinum 1200 PSU and 37g of Thermal Grizzly for the winner.
The runner up in Round 2 can enjoy an ROG Strix RX 480 card, a Seasonic Prime 850 PSU plus 37g of Thermal Grizzly while the third placed finisher will get a ROG Strix RX 460 card and a tube of Thermal Grizzly. There’s even an Underdog Prize for the the overclocker who has the lowest combined percentage score (based on the top score) across all the stages. And finally, there is a lucky draw which is open to all participants, giving them a chance to win 3x ROG OC Showdown T-shirts & exclusive ROG 10th anniversary goodies. Check out the prize list in full here.
If you are a Rookie, Novice or Enthusiast Overclocker with thirst for glory, you have four days to make your mark. Check out the ROG Showdown 2016 Formula Series Round 2 contest page here on OC-ESPORTS.