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HWBOT Country Cup 2016

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Hey guess what? It's next year already! HWBOT's annual Country Cup competition is on now until December 23. Always a lot of fun, as overclockers all across Canada #ComeTogether to compete for the honour and the glory. Let's show the world that honour is spelled with a 'U'! And they can also spell gloury with a 'U' if they want to! We wouldn't have a problem with that!

Here are the competition stages under contention:

Stage 1: 8S-50P | x265 1080P: Fifty points are available in Stage 1. Eight submissions requiredOnly use processors using socket LGA1150, LGA1151 socket.

Stage 2: 6S-50P | SuperPI 32M: Fifty points up for grabs in Stage 2. Six submissions requiredOnly use processors using socket LGA1155.

Stage 3: 5S-40P | 3DMark03: Forty points available. Five submissions neededa videocard with the G92, G92 GTS, G92', G92'', G92''', G92-150, G92b, G92b', G92b'', G92M, G92M', G92M''', G94, G94', G94'', G94M, G96, G96', G96'', G96M, G96M', G96M'', G98, G98"', G98', G98'', G98M core

Stage 4: 5S-40P | 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme: Forty points available, five submissions neededa videocard manufactured by AMD

Stage 5: 5S-40P | GPUPI for CPU 1B: Forty points, five submissionsOnly use processors from the K10 (10h), Bulldozer (15h gen1), Piledriver (15h gen2), Steamroller (15h gen3), Excavator (15h gen4) family.

Stage 6: 1S-30P | 3DMark Vantage Performance: Just one submission needed to claim 30 points. No pressurea processor manufactured by AMDa Nvidia GeForce 900 series videocard

And the prizes oooh the prizes!

Winning Country:G.SKILL F4-4000C19D-16GTZKWG.SKILL F4-3600C16D-16GTZKWG.SKILL F4-3733C17D-16GTZSWGIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 UltraKingpincooling Combo Pack (F1 Dark + Tek-9 FAT)EVGA Epower

Second Place:G.SKILL F4-4000C19D-16GTZKWG.SKILL F4-3733C17D-16GTZSWGIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 UltraKingpincooling VenomEVGA Epower

Third Place:G.SKILL F4-3600C16D-16GTZKWGIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 UltraEVGA Epower

3DMark Vantage Performance Bounty (i.e., winner of Stage 6):Open Benchtable

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@Dead:

Just planting the seeds. HWBOT's annual Country Cup competition is coming up in November. Always a lot of fun, as overclockers all across Canada #ComeTogether to compete for the honour and the glory. Let's show the world that honour is spelled with a 'U'! And they can also spell gloury with a 'U' if they want to! We wouldn't have a problem with that!

Ahem, un-Canadian chest-pounding aside, I'll post more info once more becomes available. Looking forward to it!

Never heard of this, care to explain eh?

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@RapidQuick:

Never heard of this, care to explain eh?

It's an overclocking / benchmarking competition. What's neat about it, though, is that - in years past at least - it includes an awful lot of different stages for all kinds of different hardware. So whether you're rawking a shiny new system or still keeping it old school, there's usually at least one stage you can compete in.

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@Dead:

It's an overclocking / benchmarking competition. What's neat about it, though, is that - in years past at least - it includes an awful lot of different stages for all kinds of different hardware. So whether you're rawking a shiny new system or still keeping it old school, there's usually at least one stage you can compete in.

Sounds awesome!

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Hopefully there is something I can compete with too :) It suxx to recieve a K6 only after the competition is done. That is kinda too late ;D http://hwbot.org/submission/2996958_

So the number of ties give me some hope that I should compete with at least something. Too bad Soul did not joined the Teamcup 2015 - at least a little help could come a long way there :) And I get to work on low AMD clock too.

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@trodas:

Hopefully there is something I can compete with too :) It suxx to recieve a K6 only after the competition is done. That is kinda too late ;D http://hwbot.org/submission/2996958_

So the number of ties give me some hope that I should compete with at least something. Too bad Soul did not joined the Teamcup 2015 - at least a little help could come a long way there :) And I get to work on low AMD clock too.

Just looked at your pics on that link. You need a new monitor and keyboard bro, its 2015.

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@RapidQuick:

Just looked at your pics on that link. You need a new monitor and keyboard bro, its 2015.

Trodas is a time Traveler who lives in a post World War III bomb shelter some say, others say he travels between dimensions like Rick and Morty and his Dimension is filled with hardware from the 90s.

Either way his ghetto hardware is awesome :)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtaowOlR5x8

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@Soullessone21:

Trodas is a time Traveler who lives in a post World War III bomb shelter some say, others say he travels between dimensions like Rick and Morty and his Dimension is filled with hardware from the 90s.

Either way his ghetto hardware is awesome :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtaowOlR5x8

That beige though! Would be ok at least if his keyboard was a Model M IBM.

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RapidQuick -

Just looked at your pics on that link. You need a new monitor and keyboard bro, its 2015.

True, but I need sponsor for that ;) Besides, the keyboard is fine and for old-school Socket 7 is 15' CRT monitor fine. If you can throw away some LCD monitors, then I would be catching ;D (but shipping will cost somethig, right, Soul?)

That beige though! Would be ok at least if his keyboard was a Model M IBM.

Baige is fine. You can quess on what CPU I type this message anyway :) It may surprise you :) And of course on another baige keyboard... :) They are good for me. The IBM one you talking about I had once. But these keys do click too much and need a long press... impractic. Even my father hrow that crap out ;)He moved to old-school Siemens keyboard, which is IMHO also terrible. But when there are many machines running, then I need every keyboard and mouse I can get. I use even some ball mices, as I have shortage of components when many things should be running at once :P

Soullessone21 -

Trodas is a time Traveler who lives in a post World War III bomb shelter some say, others say he travels between dimensions like Rick and Morty and his Dimension is filled with hardware from the 90s. Either way his ghetto hardware is awesome :)

Nah, things are already getting slowly more modern. While it is true, that my best clocking CPU is the P4 670 ( http://valid.x86.fr/vygery ), then thanks to YOU I can play some modern games too, when I want, so modernization go on :) Currently I waiting on the case fans and then I could finish my Xeon build that will hopefully prove to be usable and more modern machine for daily work and even capable of some gaming, while still running on WinXP ;)

Yes, there are shortcommings like I need max 1G ram for graphis card, yet still it should have some power - witch is difficut choice - but all it all it should work. It already prove that it can run WinXP, when I modify the install CD (w/o the modification it crash on beginning of the install, regardless of overclocking settings): http://hwbot.org/submission/2936189_

Now the question is only - why when I modify English WinXP install things works, but when I modify Czech WinXP install, things won't work (won't install). I quess that I have to obtain a different WinXP build and perhaps do it manual way, w/o the help of nLite So I have long way to go, when I did not like Win7 system and noisy computers ;)

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Prepare your self . We will need any submission posible

http://oc-esports.io/#!/article/3146/hwbotcountrycup2015kicksoffnovember_1st

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@micul:

Prepare your self . We will need any submission posible

http://oc-esports.io/#!/article/3146/hwbotcountrycup2015kicksoffnovember_1st

open worldwide or no?

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We need some help with our submissions .You don't need to have the latest and the greatest hardware .Stage 1 will be the stage that will make a difference .

If you need more info PM and i will assist you

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@micul:

We need some help with our submissions . You don't need to have the latest and the greatest hardware . Stage 1 will be the stage that will make a difference .

If you need more info PM and i will assist you

PM me, I have a x79 6 core rig and 290x right now only till retail edge, but I would love to help where I can

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@Dead:

Wait, what? It's 2016? Get out!

Hey Dead Things what team you on these days?

I'll join up for some results as I have a over load of cpu's and boards right now that could add some points to your team :)

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I still bench on Team HWC but the Country Cup doesn't care what team you're on, just want country you say you're from when you sign up. That's what makes the CC so cool: it brings countrymen together who normally don't have a chance to interact with each other as much since they're on different teams. For example, OCN has Canadian roots, and a lot of Canada's best overclockers are on that team. Now that we're all working together on the CC, I'm able to ask advice of those guys and I'm learning an awful lot!

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@Dead:

I still bench on Team HWC but the Country Cup doesn't care what team you're on, just want country you say you're from when you sign up. That's what makes the CC so cool: it brings countrymen together who normally don't have a chance to interact with each other as much since they're on different teams. For example, OCN has Canadian roots, and a lot of Canada's best overclockers are on that team. Now that we're all working together on the CC, I'm able to ask advice of those guys and I'm learning an awful lot!

Awesome, Prep for a million harassing questions from me on Twitter and here :P

I shall join and start benchmarking asap :)

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I'm particularly excited about this year's Country Cup, because it's been my first opportunity to work with sub-zero cooling! Bought a single stage phase change unit from a HWC forum member, and it's been amazing at overclocking AMD FM2+ and Intel LGA115* chips! Admittedly, it was a bit overwhelmed by the AMD AM3+ FX chips like the FX-9590. But hey, if the FX-9590 does not overwhelm you, then you have no whelm!

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@Dead:

I'm particularly excited about this year's Country Cup, because it's been my first opportunity to work with sub-zero cooling! Bought a single stage phase change unit from a HWC forum member, and it's been amazing at overclocking AMD FM2+ and Intel LGA115* chips! Admittedly, it was a bit overwhelmed by the AMD AM3+ FX chips like the FX-9590. But hey, if the FX-9590 does not overwhelm you, then you have no whelm!

Holy crap that is impressive, I have not had a time to look at the competition yet but will tonight :)

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