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HyperX OC Takeover Competition Rules

HyperX OC Takeover Competition Rules

Participants

This competition is open to any member of HWBOT, employees (either full-time or part-time) of Kingston, Intel, ASUS, or Coolermaster are not eligible for the contest. You can join by simply submitting a score.

Timeframe

Contest duration

The contest will run from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7).

It will be divided in 4 time 1 week long periods:

  • week 1:
    7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 14th of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • week 2:
    14th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 21st of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • week 3:
    21st of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 28th of October 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)
  • week 4:
    28th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to 4th of November 2013 10:59 AM (GMT-7)


Lucky draw winners

One lucky draw winner will be picked at the end of week 1 and at the end of week 3 (2 lucky draw winners in total). The lucky draw winners will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7).

Week 2 leaders prizes

Week 2 leader winners will be picked at the end of week 2 (3 winners in total).
One winner per benchmark, a participant can't win more than once.
This is the benchmark order we will pick the leaders: memory clock then SuperPi 32M and finally Intel XTU (If participant A leads both memory clock and Intel XTU at the end of week 2, the 2nd in rank for the Intel XTU stage will be picked as winner for this stage).
Week 2 leader winners will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7).

Top 5 Winners announcement

The top 5 participants winning the grand prizes will be announced on the 7th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) on HyperX official website and HWBOT website

All the prizes will be shipped to the winners within 30 days from the announcement by HyperX.

Prizes

Contestants are only eligible to win 1 prize from lucky draw and week 2 leader.
Grand prizes and lucky draw / week 2 leader prices can be cumulated.
Week 2 leader winners are picked first, then lucky draw winners.

Grand prizes

The top 5 participants to be flown to CES in Las Vegas for the live extreme overclocking finals (hotel will be covered).

Product name: HyperX Predator 2400Mhz 8GB kit of 2
Model (KHX24C11T2K2/8X)
Retail Value: $117

Product name: Coolermaster Silent Pro Hybrid
Model number: RSA50-SPHAD3-US
Retail Value: $249.99

Product name: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K processor
Model number: 4770K
Retail Value: ~$350

Product name: Republic of Gamers Maximus VI Extreme
Model number: Maximus VI Extreme
Retail Value: $399.00 USD

Benchmarks

HyperX, HWBOT and the partners reserve the right to reject any entry.

List of benchmarks

  • Memory clock
  • SuperPi 32M
  • Intel XTU

Hardware allowed

  • Kingston Technology or HyperX Memory
  • Intel 4th Generation Processors (Haswell)
  • ASUS Motherboards with Intel 8 Series Chipsets
  • CoolerMaster for the power supply.
  • Only commercially available components are allowed.
  • Engineering sample hardware is not allowed.
  • 2544MHz and 2800MHz HyperX memory modules are not allowed as they are not commercially available products.
  • Server class processors are not allowed.
  • No limitation for the graphics card.
  • No brand restriction for the graphic card.

You are free to use any brand for the other components.


General benchmarks rules

  • Memory clock
  • SuperPi 32M
  • Intel XTU
  • Participants must attached a picture of their rig (motherboard, memory, processor cooler and power supply during use) to all their submissions.
  • No sharing is allowed for processor and memory during this contest (please refer to HWBOT rules 3.2.E for more information).
  • You can submit as many results as you want.
  • In case of a ranking tie the highest memory clock wins, then the best SuperPi 32M score.

Memory clock specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest memory frequency wins.
  • The result must be validated on valid.canardpc.com/. Photos and screenshots are not acceptable (they can attach to the submission in addition).
  • CPU-Z version must be the latest one at the time of the contest (find the latest version here: www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html).
  • Validation date must be within the competition timeframe (from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7)).

Amendment 1

We received a couple of questions regarding the rules of HyperX OC Takeover competition. The questions concerned mainly topics of modifying the memory modules, and which modules are allowed. To address these concerns, we have amended the HyperX OC Takeover general competition rules.

Concerning Hardware Modification of Memory Modules

It will be required for the user to correctly document his mod with a post on HWBOT Forums. The contestant must explain the mod performed and prove that all parts involved including PCBs and memory chips are from Kingston or HyperX modules. If there are any doubts, the submission will be invalidated. Please post and link the post in the submission. All other submission rules apply in addition.

Concerning Prohibition of Specific Memory SKUs

DDR3-2544, DDR3-2800 and DDR3-2666 MFR based HyperX memory modules are not allowed as they are not commercially available products. In the case DDR3-2666 MFR based HyperX memory modules become commercially available during the course of the competition, they would still not be allowed to avoid any unfair advantage.

Amendment 2

Concerning Prohibition of Specific Memory SKUs

DDR3-2544, DDR3-2800 and DDR3-2666 MFR based HyperX memory modules are not allowed as they are not commercially available products. In addition, any memory module using Hynix MFR chips is forbiden for this competition to avoid any unfair advantages. This applies for retail modules as well as modded modules.

SuperPi 32M specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the fastest score wins.
  • SuperPi 32M version must be 1.5.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official wallpaper (download here).
  • Then screenshot must contain the following windows (as the example enclosed):
    • SuperPi 32M result.
    • Full calculation detail.
    • Visible checksum.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
    • A screenshot is required, no pictures.

Example Screenshot

Click here for full size WuperPi Screenshot

Intel XTU specific contest rules

  • The contestant with the highest score wins.
  • Use the latest version off Intel XTU (you can find it here).
  • Please refer to this guide if you want to upload your score later. Submission date must be within the competition timeframe (from the 7th of October 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7) to the 4th of November 2013 11:00 AM (GMT-7)).
  • The screenshot must contain the following windows:
    • Intel XTU result.
    • CPU-Z CPU tab
    • CPU-Z Memory tab.
    • CPU-Z Motherboard tab.
    • CPU-Z SPD tab of one of the modules installed.
    • A screenshot is required, no pictures.
  • The result must be validated by a screenshot with the official wallpaper in addition to the validation file

Example Screenshot

Click here for full size XTU Screenshot