GIGABYTE 'Feel the Force' Z87 OC Contest

Bench on 'Haswell' and Win a GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard, Corsair Force SSD plus Graphite Series Chassis

Taipei, Taiwan, October 31st, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on, the GIGABYTE ‘Feel the Force’ Contest. Prizes include two GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force motherboards, two CORSAIR Graphite Series 230T Windowed Compact mid tower case and 2 Force Series LS 120GB SATA 3 6Gb/s SSD.

"The 'Feel the Force' OC contest offers a superb chance for all HWBOT members to compete for some pretty cool prizes," commented Hicookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "It's great to have Corsair involved too – a company that also appreciates how important and influential the OC community is to the PC industry." "We’re delighted to have this opportunity to once again engage with GIGABYTE and Overclockers around the world, highlighting our commitment to the extreme PC segment" commented Stan Kwong. "These prizes also give us a chance to talk about our first orange Graphite Chassis – a perfect match for any Z87X-OC Force build, plus our new range of CORSAIR 2 Force Series LS SSDs."

The GIGABYTE 'Feel the Force' OC Contest

Open to all HWBOT members from November 1st to December 1st, GIGABYTE and CORSAIR invite all overclockers to push their 'Haswell' processors on any GIGABYTE Z87 platform motherboard to the absolute limit in these three stages.

Contest Stages

  • Stage 1: Highest CPU-Z CPU Frequency
  • Stage 2: Highest CPU-Z DDR3 Speed
  • Stage 3: Highest CPU-Z BCLK

Three prizes will be awarded for overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishes:

  • 1st Place Prize:

    • GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard
    • CORSAIR Force Series LS 120GB SSD
    • CORSAIR Graphite Series™ 230T Windowed Mid Tower Case – Rebel Orange
  • 2nd Place Prize:

    • GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard
    • CORSAIR Force Series LS 120GB SSD
  • 3rd Place Prize:

    • GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Motherboard
    • CORSAIR Graphite Series 230T Windowed Mid Tower Case – Rebel Orange
  • The GIGABYTE 'Feel the Force' contest will run for one month, from November 1st 2013, until December 1st 2013. Note: In the event of a tied score, the highest CPUz frequency score will determine the winner.


  • GIGABYTE 'Feel the Force' Z87 OC Contest is closed since 30 November 2013.
  • This competition is between Members.

This competition is closed. You can no longer join.


This competition was open to everyone.


  • GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force Motherboard

    Designed specifically for the purpose of breaking OC records, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force offers unique and exclusive OC features that have never been seen before on a motherboard. Giving pro and enthusiast overclockers the edge on LN2, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force sits at the bleeding edge of technical possibility, pushing the outer limits of performance.

    • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
    • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
    • All IR Digital Power design
    • Exclusive GIGABYTE OC Features

  • Corsair Force Series LS 120GB SSD

    Force Series LS features SATA 3 6GB/s support for optimal performance with the latest systems, and it’s backward compatible with SATA 1 and 2 for maximum compatibility. The thin 7mm height, low heat generation, and solid-state reliability make it ideal for everything from desktop PCs to the latest ultra-thin laptops.

    • SATA 3 6Gb/s
    • Backward compatible with SATA II and SATA I
    • Microsoft® Windows® 7, Vista®, and XP; Macintosh OS X; Linux
    • 2.5" bay, or 3.5” bay with 2.5” drive support
    • 7mm height for laptop and notebook compatibility

  • Corsair Graphite Series™ 230T Windowed Compact Mid Tower Case - Rebel Orange

    We believe that no matter your budget, building your own PC should be easy, and have great looking results. Choose the Graphite Series 230T, and the only time you’ll need a screwdriver is for attaching the motherboard. Your own custom-built PC will have a look that’s aggressive, yet refined, with up-front USB 3.0 and headset connectors for quick access. Add to that dual front intake LED fans for great cooling potential. Whether you’re building a gaming PC or just a replacement for a boring office-grade box, you can enjoy the unique pride of ownership that comes from a great-looking system that you’ve built yourself.

    • Dual 120mm front LED fans and rear 120mm exhaust fan
    • USB 3.0 front panel
    • Tool-free SSD, HDD, and ODD installation
    • Cable routing and CPU cooler backplate motherboard cutouts
    • Seven PCIe slots with thumbscrews and room for GPUs 320mm long
    • Install up to four 3.5” and four 2.5” drives simultaneously – tool free
    • Up to six fan mounts for optimal cooling potential
    • Dust filters for front and PSU intake
    • Room for up to 200mm ATX PSU (not included)

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