Overclock3D & Komplett's "Best Overclocker" Competition

The info...

Are you the best overclocker?

Are you the best Overclocker?

If so, Overclock3D and Komplett challenge you to enter our latest competition to win one of 5 award winning Abit IP35 Pro motherboards recently reviewed by OC3D in the first round of our competition. If you can prove your skill and manage to be one of the lucky 5, you'll be in with a chance of winning a HIGH END PC UPGRADE courtesy of Komplett and Abit.


Round 1: Overclock your own PC
Abit IP-35 Pro
The first round gives you the opportunity to show us exactly how far you can push your existing hardware. In this round we're looking for the highest percentage (%) overclock from your stock processor speed. Your chosen processor can be any model from AMD or Intel providing it is based on either the LGA775, Socket939 or AM2 platform, and you can enter your results as many times as you like.

For example: if your PC is based around an Intel Core2Duo E4300 CPU with a stock speed of 1.8ghz, and you manage to push the CPU speed up to 2.8ghz , this would count as a 55% overclock.

There are no restrictions on the type of cooling or other components used, so feel free to be as creative and extreme as you like.

All we ask is that you provide CPU-Z verified 'stock' and 'overclocked' shots of your processor in action. The overclock doesn't even have to be stable, so long as you can boot into windows and run CPU-Z you're in with a chance!! Further information on CPU-Z verification and downloading of the CPU-Z program can be found in our forums.

Winners of the Round 1 will be announced on November 27th based on the the current leader board table.


Round 2: Let's Overclock the Abit IP35-Pro
Round 2
If you've managed to rise above the rest of the entrants in the first round of our competition and come out in the top 5, you will recieve an Abit IP35 Pro motherboard from Komplett.co.uk to play with. This top motherboard is your key to winning the top prize of a Komplett.co.uk High-End System Upgrade (Abit IX38-QuadGT, Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500 2GB, Intel Core2Duo Q6600, Abit iDome DS500 Speaker Set) which will be handed out when the competition ends on December 14th.

To be in with a chance of winning, we want you to use your existing hardware combined with the Abit IP35 Pro motherboard sent to you by Komplett to achieve the highest possible score (lowest time) in SuperPI Mod 1M. Once again any type of cooling goes, and we'll be looking for screenshots of both SuperPI and CPU-Z for validation of your results. Further information on how to use SuperPI will be posted in our forums nearer the time.


Rules of Entry
  1. Entering the competition is at your own risk. Overclock3D, Komplett.co.uk and Abit do not accept any responsibility or issue guarantee on parts used for the overclocking competition.
  2. Entry is limited to the following countries: UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Germany, France, Austria, Denmark & Sweden
  3. When accepting to the second round challenge, Komplett.co.uk & Abit will sent you the Abit IP35 Pro motherboard for free. At the same time you commit yourself to pro-actively enter the competition.
  4. The winners of the first round are chosen by the percentage overclock obtained from their existing hardware. Winners of the second round are chosen by the best results (lowest time) obtained in SuperPi Mod 1M.
  5. You are required to upload one or more pictures of your system throughout the competition along with benchmark results and discussion of any problems encountered.
  6. NO posting of old results. All CPU-Z verification links must have a date on or after 06/11/07 (competition start date).
  7. The first round of the competition is limited to LGA775, Socket939 or AM2 platform motherboards only.
  8. All means of cooling are permitted in both rounds of the competition.
  9. Overclock3D and Komplett reserve the right to refuse entry into the competition and any entrant found falsifying results will be instantly removed.
  10. Usual Overclock3D forum rules and liability waivers apply.

VISIT OUR FORUMS TO SUBMIT YOUR RESULTS

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06-11-2007, 06:14:35

WinMXer
Hey Ham.

Yeah I thought £25 was pretty sweet, from eBay of course. ;) I'd been haggling him down to £33 last night which is still pretty low but he never got back, so woke up this morning to find i'd got it for less, Bonus! :D

I know I could get some much better cards but i've already got a 6800GT & a BN set of DD SLi full cover blocks for the 6800's which only cost me £12 delivered

[IMG]http://upload.overclock3d.net/dwn/061112542846/dd6800sli.jpg[/IMG]

so thought id plonk em in their own rig & give SLi a try on them. I've never run SLi before so thought best to try it out on a couple of cheaper but not so crappy cards first.

I'll give 3DMark a bash but have no idea what that RTHABJABDUAHD... prog is, sounds like a winner though, might have to get me it. :rotfl:

06-11-2007, 07:10:54

Rastalovich
Google astra32 for a util for that.

If there is a FCC number on it, u can search their database.

06-11-2007, 08:03:23

Kempez
It looks like an Ultra, don't think the GT's had a double slot cooler did they?

06-11-2007, 08:32:15

llwyd
Now you mention it, my ASUS 6800 had that exact style cooler on it, just different colours and no fins towards the end, just down the sides.

Maybe an asus 6800 ultra? if they did one

06-11-2007, 09:25:49

Jim
I have a feeling its actually one used in Dell PC's.

06-11-2007, 20:29:09

WinMXer

I have a feeling its actually one used in Dell PC's.



I got that impression from the buyer when he said it was OEM but he did'nt know what make of PC it came from. Turns out the guy was'nt too pleased it went for so little & sent me a message saying he wanted me to pay more before he'd send it. I'm thinkin now that it might not be a good idea to do so.

Another question from an Nvidia noob:

Out of all the 6800 series Nvidia GPU's, how is the performance ranked by model, ie; GT, GS, Ultra etc? Which model in the 6800 range is the best basically?

Also, is £35 a good price to pay for a Point of View NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI/E?

Thanks.

06-11-2007, 21:10:35

FragTek

I got that impression from the buyer when he said it was OEM but he did'nt know what make of PC it came from. Turns out the guy was'nt too pleased it went for so little & sent me a message saying he wanted me to pay more before he'd send it. I'm thinkin now that it might not be a good idea to do so.

Another question from an Nvidia noob:

Out of all the 6800 series Nvidia GPU's, how is the performance ranked by model, ie; GT, GS, Ultra etc? Which model in the 6800 range is the best basically?

Also, is £35 a good price to pay for a Point of View NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB PCI/E?

Thanks.



Even if it is an OEM card out of a Dell it shouldn't be bad at all. It's a reference card just like all the rest of the aftermarket card minus the frill of having a printed sticker for the heatsink. I would say its a 6800GT with a custom Dell dual slot I/O panel on it. I am almost positive that all of the Ultra's had full sized double slot coolers.

As far as the series goes it's like this: XT, LE, 'Nilla, GE, GS, GT, GTO, Ultra, and Ultra Extreme. The most common back in the hayday of the card were GS, GT, and Ultra.

06-11-2007, 21:33:54

WinMXer
Wow, thanks Fragtek, just the answer I was after... you're ranking them left to right = low to high?

You think £35 ($70) is a good price for the card I mentioned?

06-11-2007, 21:56:41

FragTek

Wow, thanks Fragtek, just the answer I was after... you're ranking them left to right = low to high?

You think £35 ($70) is a good price for the card I mentioned?



Yeah, left to right, low to high.

Yup I would say that's a superb price, and who knows you may end up with an Ultra which would be even more of a bargain. I can't see the card being anything less than a GT which at $70 is a good deal. The 6800 will go down in history as one of those most revolutionary powerhouses nVidia ever developed (IMHO).

Pick it up and let the good times roll.

06-11-2007, 22:29:24

WinMXer
Thanks Frag.

Well the first guy is gonna give me a refund after all that, but the other guy with the 6800 Ultra is gonna take £35 for it & i'll be picking it up from him this weekend, so bonus. I've not seen a listing anywhere on eBay UK for a 6800 Ultra Extreme so I think the Ultra is the best i'm gonna get for now, especially for £35.

Once I finish spraying up their new home i'll have a bash at SLi under water. It will be a first for me so i'm looking forward to the results. I know it won't be anything ground-breaking of course, but as long as I notice an improvement then that's good for me.

I'll try to take time to post up pics of the build in the project section (i've got plenty of other projects to post too, lazy bum, lol!)
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