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G.Skill Presents the “OC World Cup 2015”
G.Skill is a company that does not shy away from overclocking, they embrace it! In their continuing support of the overclocking community G.Skill are proud to announce the opening of this year’s OC World Cup 2015 overclocking competition.
Online qualifiers are open to everyone, with the event starting on March 9th and running through until the 13th of April 2015. This year’s competition consists of three benchmarks SuperPI 32M, MaxxMem Read Bandwidth, and 3DMark Fire Strike Physics on specified hardware.
The top 6 overclocking contestants will be eligible to attend the OC World Cup 2015 Live Qualifiers at Computex 2015 in Taipei, where they will compete for an insane grand total of $16,200 USD, and a $10,000 USD cash prize granted to the overall winner.
Sign up information and a full set of rules and prizes can be found on the competition homepage- http://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gskill_ocworldcup_2015_qualifier
Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Micro Tower
Since the release of the original Enthoo chassis, Phanteks have really lead the chassis design pack with their smart, stylish, and budget friendly cases. Today Phanteks are welcoming their latest and smallest case to the family in the form of the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Micro Tower Chassis.
Enthoo Evolv ITX includes 1 x 200mm fan in front. Ability to upgrade to additional fans is possible.
-Clean and Compact design
– Optimal airflow – Direct airflow to CPU / GPU
– Comes with 1x PH-F200SP in front (200mm)
– Reservoir mounting points on the Side Bracket
– Pump Bracket with vibration dampers – Mounted on Side Bracket/ HDD base
– Offset radiator brackets
– 1x Drop-N-Lock SSD brackets included
– Equipped with Phanteks’ velcro cable ties
– 28mm cable management space
– Additional cable compartment in bottom
The Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Micro Tower Chassis will be available starting this month with a $79.99 US price tag. A full list of specs and photos can be found on the Enthoo EVOLV ITX product page.
ASUS ROG OC Showdown 2015
Exciting news for the overclocking community, ASUS announced their ASUS ROG OC Showdown 2015 overclocking competition. The competition will be made up of two series consisting of three rounds each, supporting both the Pro overclocker “Extreme Series” (Sub Zero Cooling) and for the Enthusiast clocker the “Formula Series” (Air & Water Cooling).
Asus has commented on the 2015 OC Showdown saying: “The aim of OC Showdown 2015 is to engage and support the entire OC community; whether you’re the very top of the game or just enthusiastic about joining in for some benchmarking fun.”
Round One of the Extreme Series starts Jan 30th and ends on March 2nd, this series is open to subzero cooling and is suitable for HWBot Elite and Extreme league users. This series will have no restrictions on cooling equipment used, anything goes from stock cooling, to LN2 and Dry ICE.
Meanwhile Round One of the Formula Series will start on March 6th running through April 6th, and is open to air and water cooling overclockers. This category has been limited to temperatures above 20ºC and is suitable for HWBot Rookie, Novice and Enthusiast league users.
With Round one alone worth $8500 USD in combined prizes, Asus and its partners have definitely started the OC Showdown off with a bang. A winner will be announced at the end of each individual round, with two series champions chosen based on overall points accumulated across all three rounds of each series.
Asus along with HWBOT.org have been joined by some big names to make the 2015 OC Showdown happen.
The extreme series partners include:
Asus, ROG (republic of gamers), Intel, G.Skill, Enermax and der8auer Extreme Cooling Components (8ECC).
The Formula series of the competition will feature sponsors including:
Asus, Intel, HyperX® and Enermax.
Most overclockers need little to no excuse to overclock, but with some great prizes and a full season of bragging rights at stake, now is definitely the time to pull out the benching gear and raise the bar on your overclocking skills.
For a full list of rules, prizes and entry information visit the Asus OC Showdown 2015 homepage:
ASUS Republic of Gamers OC Showdown 2015