EKWB "CPU Capped 3DMark – The old and the new"

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, February 4, 2013 — Ljubljana based premium computer water cooling gear provider announced today to organize "CPU Capped 3DMark – The old and the new" OC Competition with HWBOT, the top organization hosting the world's only 24/7 overclocking competition bring together 35,000 participants and feature competition in thousands of categories. The purpose of this competition is to celebrate the official release of EK-VGA Supremacy HWBOT Edition, the first fruit of the collaboration between EK Water Blocks and HWBOT. The participants will be competing for highest 3DMark2001SE and 3DMark11 – Performance scores which is submitted to HWBOT.org with some rules enforced limitation to make this competition more appealing to the tweaking crowd. The competition consists of two main stages (3DMark2001SE and 3DMark11 Performance) and a bonus stage – 3DMark2001SE run with Core2 architecture CPU. Each stage (including bonus stage) is limited to a single GPU. For detailed limitation list please see each stage description.

The contest, which is sponsored by EK Water Blocks as well as Intel and Fractal Design, starts on February 4th and runs until March 3rd, and is open to all overclockers. Besides the awards for the top three contestants there will be lucky draw for Intel Core i5 2550K CPU among users who will be overclocking with EK Water Blocks water cooling solution (CPU, VGA, RAM or motherboard water blocks count; photograph required).

Contest details

STAGE 1: 3DMark2001SE

  • Standard point system: 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1-0
  • May use any CPU
  • Use only one (1x) GPU
  • CPU frequency =<5000.50MHz CPU
  • =< 999.9FPS Nature (underclock if needed)

STAGE 2: 3DMark11 Performance

  • May use any CPU
  • May use only one (1x) GPU
  • Physics score limit =< 12000
  • CPU frequency limit =< 4800.50 MHz
  • Point system: 8-6-4-3-2-1-0

STAGE 3 (Bonus Run): 3DMark2001SE Core 2 Duo

  • May use any Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad CPU
  • May use only one (1x) GPU
  • CPU frequency limit =<4500.50MHz CPU
  • 3DMark20001SE Nature sub-test limit =<999.9FPS (underclock if needed)
  • Point system: 3 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 1 – 0

Additional rules

  • Must use competition background: link
  • HWBOT and the sponsors reserve the right to reject any entry
  • All the prized will be shipped to the winner within 30 days from EKWB d.o.o.
  • The new GeForce GTX Titan is not allowed at any stage of the competition
  • In case two or more users will gain same number of total points then the user with best result in Stage 1 (3DMark2001SE) will be the declared the winner


  • EKWB "CPU Capped 3DMark – The old and the new" is closed since 3 March 2013.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.


This competition was open to everyone.


  • Overall #1: ractal Design ARC Midi chassis with pre-installed customized high-end EK water cooling kit consisting of EK-Supremacy water block, XTX series radiator, Norprene tubing and a bay pump-reservoir combo unit

  • Overall #2: Award-winning EK-Supremacy – Full Copper universal socket water block

  • Overall #3: Highest performance universal GPU water block EK-VGA Supremacy HWBOT Edition

  • Lucky Draw for EKWB users: Intel Core i5 2550K unlocked quad-core LGA-1155 CPU

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.