Overclocking is all about getting something for nothing. It’s about making impossible speed, possible. To celebrate the dark art of the overclocking, the world’s leading component manufacturer has teamed up with Kingston Technology, Multiplay and the UK’s fastest growing technology news and review site, KitGuru, to bring you a unique competition. If you believe you’re the ‘King of the OC’, then NOW is the time to prove it!
Starting now, ASUS UK, Kingston Technology, KitGuru are inviting the best of the best from the world of overclocking to step up and be measured.
Entry is quick and easy and won’t cost you a penny. In a nutshell, send your CPU-Z scores to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’re in. It is all based on the PERCENTAGE increase you can achieve – not the overall top speed. So a guy with a 1GHz processor that he clocks to 2GHz, will beat someone who takes a 2GHz CPU up to 2.4GHz. The 100% O/C achieved by overclocker number 1 will beat the 20% achieved by the second overclocker.
The 12 fastest will be invited to meet with Asus and one of the world’s most famous overclockers at a secret location (with KitGuru helping to sort your travel costs). From there, it’s a MAIN-STAGE-GRAND-FINAL at Multiplay’s i45 at Easter – where the competition heats up and the prizes get very serious.
Using air-cooling only, run CPU-Z at stock speeds and then again when your OC has been set to MAX. Email those links to email@example.com and you’re in.
The 12 fastest overclockers will be invited along to the finals.
At a secret underground bunker in Hemel Hempstead, controlled only by ASUS engineers, you will assemble and be briefed by world famous Overclocker, Paul Watkinson from BenchTec. You will then test your skills in the heat of O/C battle. KitGuru will cover up to £20 travel costs for this stage of the event and everyone who attends will walk away with a bag of goodies.
At the regional finals, held in February, each winner will receive NVIDIA GTX 560 and will also be invited to ASUS Overclocking Masters UK Grand Finals.
The Grand Final itself will happen at Multiplay’s i45 event at the Telford International Centre on 5th May 2012.
The winner of the Grand Final will be crowned as the UK’s Top Overclocker for 2012 and will walk away with an ARMY of prizes from ASUS, Kingston Technology, Intel, NVIDIA and BeQuiet.
Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to residents of the UK only.
Anyone below age of 18 MUST have written consent from a parent or guardian and MUST be accompanied by an adult to the final phase if selected.
Applicants are able to bring guests to the regional final in Hemel Hempstead, but this must be limited to 1 guest per applicant as space is restricted.
All entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
before the closing date of Wednesday 8th February.
Competitors email will be added to ASUS UK and Kingston Technology newsletter database.
If you do not wish to receive newsletter please indicate that in the same email that you will use to submit CPU-Z scores.
Winners will be announced on Thursday 9th February and invitations will be sent out on this day at 10am. If applicants do not reply and confirm attendance within 24 hours (Friday 10th February at 10am) then their invitation will be void and they will be replaced with an applicant who received the next best score.
Do not enter the competition if attendance of the event on Saturday 18th February cannot be met. This date is the official tournament date and will not be changed.
ASUS reserve the right to randomly demand that a competitor bring their rig to the competition so that we can verify results submitted. If competitor fails to bring rig and it has been requested then this will result in automatic disqualification.
Only valid submissions will be accepted. ASUS and the sponsors reserve the right to reject any entry.