Overclocking Competition. Timeframe: Closing Date for entries - 10 PM GMT Sunday 26th March 2006 PM's to be sent to all competitors 25/26 March 2006 to organise payment and to confirm place Cards ordered Monday 27th March 2006 Vmodded cards posted Monday 10th April. Non modded cards posted Frida y 7/04 (I've just posted these!!) Stock GFX benching - Wednesday 12th April 2006 -> Tuesday 18th April 2006 10PM GMT (7 Days) Overclocked GFX benching - Wednesday 19th April -> Saturday 29th April 2006 10PM GMT Sponsors: http://www.retekdirect.co.uk http://www.bit-tech.net http://www.ATI.com http://www.extremeprometeia.com Categories: Air Water "Other" (ie anything goes. Note, Peltier cooling is included in this category) The way it works: If you're using mixed cooling, the "coldest" method is the category you're entered into. Simple! You may enter into multiple categories **HOWEVER** you must nominate your "main" category BEFORE benching begins. (ie BEFORE the cards are sent out) Your main category will be the one used to calculate your rankings and prize (if applicable) Heatpipe heatsinks count as air. TEC's count as "other" Distribution of cards: - We're benching ATI 9600SE's Cards to be vmodded will be sent to Persivore. He'll post the mods he's doing when he gets pics of the cards. The cards will be modded, and tested to ensure they boot. Thats it. Cards which arent being modded, will NOT be unpackaged. If you recieve a dead card tough (unless I have any spares ) though we can probably RMA to supplier. ALL the cards will be posted out at the same time. It's gonna take Persivore a few days to get them all modded up, so please bear with us on this. Those of you outside the UK joining us, I need pics of the graphics card (both front and back) along with something in the frame identifying your tag. Theres 3GBP allowed for in the price to get the cards out to you, anything extra (if there is) will be used as a prize fund. Benching: This is still subject to change, need to iron out a few issues. Basically, from the date of sending cards, you'll have 7 days to post overclocked SYSTEM, STOCK graphics benchies in 3dmark 2001, 2003 and Aquamark3. These are to be submitted as screenshots (and ORB compare links) along with CPU-z and Super-pi 1m scores. (So a total of 4 screenshots and 2 compare URL's) If you need hosting for screenshots, let me know, will provide hosting space After this 7 day period you'll have a further 10 days to post the same scores, but with OVERCLOCKED SYSTEM AND GRAPHICS. Again, screenshots and ORB compares are required. Super-pi times should be IDENTICLE between both sets of screenshots. Just to clarify, you're only changing Graphics card clocks in this competition. Results will be based upon the % score increase and the % clock increase (still TBC) You are NOT allowed to change hardware, during the competition, even if this produces the same Pi times. Benching in pairs is fine, but you'll only get 1 prize if you win If you are caught cheating, or are suspected of cheating, we WILL disqualify you from the competition. Drivers: Use whatever drivers you want, as long as you use the SAME for ALL benchies. Driver tweaks are allowed in the "overclocked" section. Use driver defaults for stock tests. LOD tweaks are allowed (if anyone wants more info let me know) Prizes: 7800GS AGP from http://www.bit-tech.net X1800XL AIW from http://www.ATI.com We've got a Dtek LRWW universal Waterblock from http://www.extremeprometeia.com From http://www.Coolercases.co.uk we have a full Alphacool Kit in either 1/2" or 3/8". Including: NexXxoS XP Bold AMD64 / 775 CPU Block NVXP-3 6800/7800 / NVXP-3 ATI GPU Block Laing DDC 12 volt Pump NexXxos Xtreme III Radiator 6ft Tygon Hose & Nylon Clamps As well as 3 12 month hosting packages from http://www.4-s.co.uk Huge thanks to everyone who's provided prizes for the competition. Cheers guys. Huge thanks also to http://www.retekdirect.co.uk for providing us with enough cards to actually carry out the competition! First Place prizes distributed as follows: Air: 7800GS Water: X1800XL AIW "Other": Alphacool kit + Dtek LRWW 2nd Place in each category get a 12 month webhosting package Contest oganisers decision re prizes is final.