Gigabyte's Beat The Pros Challenge

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Gigabyte's Beat The Pros Challenge
Wanna win some cash? From November 7TH to Dec 30th, 2008, GIGABYTE would like to invite you to show off your overclocking skills in order to beat the pros and win USD$ 1,500 CASH. Fugger and Vapor (Freestyle Champions of the GIGABYTE Open Overclocking Championship, GO OC 2008) challenge you to beat their record memory frequency overclock of 1508MHz Dual Channel DDR2 on one of GIGABYTE’s latest P45 Ultra Durable 3 motherboards.

So tune up your GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboard and visit for complete contest details, and get ready to win some moola.

1st – USD$ 1,500 CASH
2nd – USD$ 1,000 CASH
3rd – USD$ 500 CASH

How to enter
Simply log on to submit your memory frequency results.

(1) All entries must use a GIGANBYTE Ultra Durable 3 motherboard to be eligible for participation. (Only GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P, GA-EP45-UD3R and GA-EP45-UD3 motherboards are qualified for this competition)
(2) All scores must be submitted with valid screen-shot image from the CPU-Z validation website

(3) Each entry must include motherboard serial number and assembly code information and provide the URL link of your validated results.

For complete contest details, please visit the Beat the Pros event webpage:

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14-11-2008, 06:42:19

Thermaltake has released a passive cooler for VGA cards called the Fanless 330.

Check it out in the news article

14-11-2008, 07:03:39

Great ... makes your graphics card take up 3 slots, 4 if the 'lower' fins are a little too large, which it looks like in the photos. And no compatibility with the nVidia 9800 and ATi 4000 series, which eliminates the largest part of the new graphics cards being bought.

Yes, 9600 is bought a lot too, but most of the time not by people who are technical enough to replace their cooling solution.

14-11-2008, 07:08:42

That`s an interesting release. It covers older or mid range cards (generalization).

On the face of it, looking at it`s construction, it would do well to compete with one of the early HR03 models, although I wouldn`t put it up against one of the newer revisions.

It looks a good idea, as do the HR03(s), for any quiet htpc solution - with one reservation being the fins that go over the rear of the card and a pressumed bridge cooler, and possibly if u have a big-arse cpu cooler.

If it fits in tho, it would probably do a good job, if it`s cheaper than the HR03, and performs close to the earlier revs, it`ll be a good option. I have no doubt fitting a fan or 2 to it, although then making it non-silent, would improve it again.

Curious release.

14-11-2008, 07:44:32

If I used that on my motherboard, I'd lose my pci-e x1 slot for sure, as well as the standard PCI below it, and when I eventually get my Xigmatek fitted, I'm not sure it wouldn't interfere with that either.

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