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Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:35:23 AM »
Country Cup 2017

The HWBOT Country Cup returns. As ever the 2017 contest features six separate stages that are designed to challenge the overclocking skills of the best overclockers from every country in the world.

The ninth annual edition of the HWBOT Country Cup contest follows a similar format to previous years. Each of the six stages requires a specific number of submissions, each from a different overclocker using a different CPU or graphics card. Team organization is crucial. The final stage however will be a straight up battle to see who has the edge in extreme multi-GPU overclocking. If you are handy with LN2 and know how to push hardware to the max, go support your fellow countrymen!

Here at HWBOT we try our best to deliver a fair and enjoyable playing field for all those who participate in the rankings and competition. To be able to provide this kind of service we have tried to design some submission and general rules to help remove any doubts about whether something is allowed or not. Based on continued experience these rules will be updated, expanded and completed as time goes by. Please check back for any updates.

GENERAL RULES

Only your best score will count for the stage average
Retail desktop hardware only, ES not allowed. Hardware must be launched before the start of the competition
General HWBOT rules apply, we rely on the spirit of fair play as well. HWBOT reserves the right to reject any entries without further justification.

VERIFICATION RULES

Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig in use
Please provide a screenshot with official background, CPUZ CPU, mainboard, memory and SPD tab and GPUZ for 3D stages.
Please use CPUZ 1.80 or later and GPUZ 2.20 or later
For 3DMark, use latest benchmark version and sysinfo where needed
For the 3D stages, provide a futuremark validation link

STAGE 1 – SUPERPI 32M

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 18, 12PM GMT+0
Use 8 different Intel CPUs from a different CPU subfamily
Ranking by avg of the best 8 results
Point distribution: 50-41-36-32-30-28-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 2 – CINEBENCH R15

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 19, 12PM GMT+0
Use 5 different AMD CPUs with unique core count
Only 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 core CPUs allowed
Ranking by avg of the 5 results
Point distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 3 – HWBOT X265 1080P

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 20, 12PM GMT+0
Use 5 different LGA1151 CPU models
Ranking by avg of the 5 results
Point distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 4 – GPUPI 32B

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 21, 12PM GMT+0
Use 5 different unique AMD GPU models CGN1, single GPU only
Ranking by avg of the 5 results
Point distribution: 40-33-29-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

STAGE 5 – 3DMARK11 PERFORMANCE

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 22, 12PM GMT+0
Use 3 different unique AMD GPUs, single gpu only
Only AMD single GPUs are allowed
Ranking by avg of the 3 results
Point distribution: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1

STAGE 6 – 3DMARK TIME SPY

Start date: Nov 1, 12PM GMT+0
End date: Nov 23, 12PM GMT+0
Use 3 different unique GPUs, single gpu only
Only GeForce 1050 TI, GeForce 1050 and GeForce 1030 allowed
Ranking by avg of the 3 results
Point distribution: 30-25-22-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-2-1

For this year’s Country Cup we are fortunate to have some great prizes up for grabs:

Winning Country

Intel Core i7 7700K
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKW
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-3866C18D-16GTZKW
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-3600C16D-16GTZ
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
Kingpincooling Dragon F1 Extreme Dark
KPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit
KPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit
5x KPx Thermal Compound 3G
Seasonic PRIME 1000 Titanium
Seasonic PRIME 1000 Titanium
Seasonic PRIME 1000 Titanium

2nd Place

Intel Core i7 7700K
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKW
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-3866C18D-16GTZKW
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
KPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit
KPC INFERNO Socket Heater Kit
5x KPx Thermal Compound 3G
Seasonic PRIME 850 Platinum
Seasonic PRIME 850 Platinum
Seasonic PRIME 850 Platinum

3rd Place

Intel Core i7 7700K
G.SKILL Trident Z F4-4266C19D-16GTZKW
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
5x KPx Thermal Compound 3G
Seasonic PRIME 850 Gold

GIGABYTE Special Challenge

GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming
GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming

Lucky Draw x3

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Aorus Goodies
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 07:43:52 AM »
Hardware I have if needed

Motherboards:
Mulitple X99 motherboards
Z270 MSI OC board
AM3+ 970A boards (OC for OCing)
Z97 Motherboard (Msi Z97i
AM4 350 Series Board
LGA1156 and LGA1366 basic boards

Ram:
DDR3 and 4 that are 3000+(for DDR4) 2133(DDR3) (Multiple New Packs of both)

CPUs:
6700k
6800k
AMD 1400
FX 6300 FX 8300
Possibly more

GPUs:
GTX 1050 ti
GTX 1050
GTX 750 ti
GTX 1070
GTX 680
Most likely lots more kicking around

More to come and same with some results

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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 07:43:52 AM »

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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 06:56:12 AM »
I did finally get me XP install to go last night. Why oh why did MS have to stop supporting this? Posted this to the CC this morning and hoping we can do just a bit better than last year. Us Canucks were almost prizeworthy.

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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 07:07:36 AM »
I did finally get me XP install to go last night. Why oh why did MS have to stop supporting this? Posted this to the CC this morning and hoping we can do just a bit better than last year. Us Canucks were almost prizeworthy.



Nicely done, going to load up some ssds for me 2 benches with xp and 10, see how this madness goes haha
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 07:22:16 AM »
Sure soluless any questions just fire away. What system are you going to try XP on? The newer z1-2-370 need special attention to get it to install thanks to MS and Intel
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 11:01:21 AM »
Yeah - XP on Skylake or newer ain't no picnic!
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2017, 12:16:53 PM »
Yeah - XP on Skylake or newer ain't no picnic!

Good to know I will avoid it then
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2017, 12:23:50 PM »
Yeah - XP on Skylake or newer ain't no picnic!

It works, just a bit of a PITA. Took me about 4-8 hours the first time to get a working install. There's a guide at HWBot but there was still a lot of trial and error and finding good XP media to start with was iffy. All my stripped versions wouldn't work. Eventually just downloaded the full version and went from there

EDIT: It is worth it if you're competing. That time at 5.2 in XP would be 5.4-5.5GHz in Win7
« Last Edit: November 03, 2017, 12:33:17 PM by Johan45 »
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2017, 01:48:48 PM »
Indeed, the rewards for getting XP to work on Skylake or newer are great.

Barbonenet offers probably the best way towards getting it to work, optimized for SPi32...
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2017, 05:11:16 PM »
Indeed, the rewards for getting XP to work on Skylake or newer are great.

Barbonenet offers probably the best way towards getting it to work, optimized for SPi32...
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Thanks I'll check it out
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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 09:38:20 AM »
Where did everyone go???

Chat died off, we are getting thrashed by the Yanks and I swear DeadThings is now a Deadthing as he vanished to, OH Mighty leader DT get back in the chat and competition and help make CANADIAN OCing GREAT AGAIN!!!

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Re: Country Cup 2017 - Going on now
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 08:56:56 AM »
I'll be back next week. Death in the family and just busy with arrangements etc.. I did make another contribution in stage 5 3D11 1700x/Fury
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