GIGABYTE Summer Spectacular 2017 Overclocking Contest Coming This May

👤by Michael Pabia Comments 📅27.04.2017 19:50:45


Summer will get hotter as GIGABYTE launches the Summer Spectacular 2017 Overclocking Contest. A sum of $2,500 worth of hardware is up for grabs and the prestige of getting the top spots in this globally open competition. The competition is open to everybody including novices and seasoned overclockers. There will be two cooling categories with a different set of prizes. There’s the ambient cooling category and the extreme cooling category wherein it features the use of liquid nitrogen and other extreme cooling methodologies.

The only restriction in the contest is the hardware wherein competitors can only use an Intel Core i3-7350K processor, an unlocked Intel Kaby Lake i3 processor. As for graphics, competitors are only allowed to use a NVIDIA GT730 graphics card. The hardware limitations is to create a balanced playing field for all competitors without costing them too much. For novices and enthusiasts that are new with overclocking and are simply in to join the fun, GIGABYTE included lucky draw prizes for entrants which include two GIGABYTE Z270X-UD3 motherboards, OpenBench Table HWBOT Edition, G.SKILL memory kits and others for those that completed submitting scores for all stages.

Categories and Prizes
Ambient Cooling Class
1st Place Prize: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1070 Mini-ITX OC ($399.99 USD)
2nd Place Prize: GIGABYTE Gaming Z270X-Gaming SOC ($239.99 USD)
3rd Place Prize: G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

Extreme Cooling Class
1st Place Prize: Intel® Core i7-7700K ($349.99 USD)
2nd Place Prize: GIGABYTE Gaming Z270X-Gaming SOC ($239.99 USD)
3rd Place Prize: GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)

Lucky Draw Prizes
2x GIGABYTE Gaming Z270X-UD3 ($149.99 USD)
2x G.SKILL TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)
ENERMAX Platimax 850W PSU ($169.99 USD)
Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)




The GIGABYTE Summer Spectacular 2017 Overclocking Contest will run from May 1st until May 31st. Visit the official competition page at oc-esports.io.

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