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GIGABYTE Tips-Off the Overclocking Season with March OC Madness 2017

Taipei, Taiwan, February 22, 2017 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is excited to kick-off March OC Madness 2017, an overclocking contest held by GIGABYTE and hosted on Top overclockers can earn bragging rights along with a bundle of top-notch hardware from a total prize pool of over $2500 USD worth of computer hardware that any enthusiast would want to have.

image002This competition will have four challenges that will test your computers 3D graphics and processing: XTU 5G, 3DMark Fire Strike Physics, Geekbench 3 Multi Core and HWBOT x256 Benchmark. In each of these challenges participants can score points based on their benchmark scores. The top 3 participants who have the most points by the end of the contest gets to take home the prize! A lucky draw is also available to participants who submit scores in all stages of the competition.

Prize info and event rules for March OC Madness are listed below:

March Madness: March 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2017

1st Place Prize

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)

GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 WINDFORCE 8GB ($239.99 USD)

Intel Core i5-7700K ($349.99 USD)

2nd Place Prize

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)

Intel Core i5-7600K ($239.99 USD)

G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

3rd Place Prize

GIGABYTE Z270X-UD3 ($149.99 USD)

Enermax Platimax 850W ($169.99 USD)

Enermax Liqtech 240 All-in-One Liquid Cooler ($240.49 USD)

Lucky Draw Prizes

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)

G.Skill Mouse or Keyboard ($129.99 USD)

Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)

5x Heroes of the Storm Kerrigan Hero & Succubus Skin Codes ($10 each)

1x $50 USD Steam Wallet Code


Open to all GIGABYTE motherboards, except for Intel HEDT (High-End Desktop Platform) CPUs.

Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.

Entrants must use the official competition background.

A verification screenshot is required.

To be eligible for the lucky draw, participants must submit their scores in all stages of the competition.

In a case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the best score in Stage 3. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 2, etc.

To enter and for more event details, please visit the contest page at HWBOT:!/round/gbt_march_madness

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