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    we'll be having our regionals the 1st weekend of march

    lets hope for the best, goodluck to all

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    Quote Originally Posted by V2-V3 View Post
    WOw, only 2 invites for the US????

    how do they make their selection?
    US will have 2, one team is the freestyle champion last year, the other one
    will come out from NA regional final ( semi-final), total has 2 present NA.

    from europe same case, one is last year battle for best P45 winner(sweden), and one will be out from regional final.

    pan-asis & china, each area has one team for worldwide final(taipei)

    so, total has 6 teams will join the final competition in taipei.

    hicookie

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    Hey Hicookie,

    Are you going to fly in for the US Qualifier? It would be great to see you again.

    - Ton

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    When Mercedes brought their C111 to Talledega years ago and blew away the closed course record did it count? Yes..
    That was a "factory" car and a "one of" that no one could buy and was never sold.
    Records are records and that is a fact so get over it.

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    woa, looks really exciting, tweaking more

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    Quote Originally Posted by hicookie View Post
    US will have 2, one team is the freestyle champion last year, the other one
    will come out from NA regional final ( semi-final), total has 2 present NA.

    from europe same case, one is last year battle for best P45 winner(sweden), and one will be out from regional final.

    pan-asis & china, each area has one team for worldwide final(taipei)

    so, total has 6 teams will join the final competition in taipei.

    hicookie
    to the bold part

    Was just talking to Angela today and she didn't tell me that

    Hopefully I can make regionals this year anyway, overlaps with finals though

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    Our qualifier looks like this:
    How the qualifying will work

    The qualifying will end on Sunday, 8 March 2009 at 00:00 (GMT+2)

    The qualifying will be online only. Competitors will run a series of benchmarks and depending on their score will be awarded points for having a top 5 result.

    Competitors will need to run the following benchmarks.

    3DMark 2001SE 3.3.0
    3DMark 2006 1.1.0
    Aquamark 3
    Super PI 1.5 mod XS

    Points will be awarded as follows.
    1st place - 8 points
    2nd place - 5 points
    3rd place - 3 points
    4th place - 2 points
    5th place - 1 point

    Qualifying rules & restrictions

    General Rules

    All submissions must be uploaded to SystemShock and be accompanied by a screenshot as well as a link to a valid hwbot submission.
    All benchmarks are to be run on their default settings.
    In the event of a tie the person with the highest 3DMark 2006 score will be crowned champion.
    Prizes are not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash.
    Competition is open to residents of the Republic of South Africa only. You must be living in RSA at the time of the qualifying.
    In line with hwbot rules the following is also not allowed;
    mipmap tweaking
    any software or human interaction altering the perceived speed of the benchmark program, tricking it to believe it ran faster
    wireframe hacks: any software or driver causing a benchmark program not (properly) render the textures
    rendered image differs too much from the original due to other software tweaking

    Screenshot requirements

    Screenshots must comply with hwbot standards.

    Hardware restrictions
    Motherboard brand must be GIGABYTE
    Graphics card brand must be NVIDIA
    CPU brand must be Intel
    Only single slot graphics cards may be used
    No I7 or quad core processors may be used

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jor3lBR View Post
    +1 how unfair, this cannot be called a 'Championship' at all.

    How the Fifa World Cup will go if only 2 teams in Europe where invited?
    These are hardly championships at all, more like marketing and publicity stunts. Any record that get's set at these will more or less be broken a few weeks later by someone here who wasn't invited

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoriLLakoS View Post
    In Greece, tje qualification right now is like this

    The 1st form the Single card and the 1st of the Multiple Cards will go the the finals

    Test : 3DMark01 with limitation to CPU at 4000MHz
    That is soooo awesome. This how all qualifications should be. Best tweaker wins, I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gautam View Post
    That is soooo awesome. This how all qualifications should be. Best tweaker wins, I love it.
    Exactly this should be an open competition for anyone to give it a shot... And the qualifications should be kept to tweaking skills like a 32M low clock challenge or 2001 LCC. That eliminates having to bin hardware and eliminates freak cpus making one team impossible to beat. (while at the same time keeping costs down for gigabyte - no LN2 needed, no binning of hardware needed, etc)

    I dont see how they can call it a championship with private invitations and no qualifiers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gautam View Post
    That is soooo awesome. This how all qualifications should be. Best tweaker wins, I love it.
    yo gautam, i understand your point of view, but a good tweaker who has never ran ln2 before will win the low clock challenge but fail horribly at a World Wide event under pressure and new to ln2. best tweaker doesnt define The Best overclocker is what i mean. (who knows if the guy beating hipro5 because he has i7 and 1x280 knows how to run ln2 at a competition vs all the pro's, or have run ln2 at all, and we know hipro is no weak tweaker so he gave his best entering) i could be completely wrong, i do not know the guy so sorry if im wrong!!

    -tweaking
    -insulating
    -know how during ln2 (troubleshooting, coldbug controll etc) [you should know you ran 2x4870x2 on ln2, its tough not all can do it)
    -vmodding
    -gpu freezing

    etc.. if you have all those you should go through, but yea hardware varies allot, and comps will never be fair enough (someone will always be unhappy)

    but i understand not everyone has hardware to compete vs a guy with 6ghz dual core. but there is no way to make overclocking a 100% fair sport .

    This card i bought with my own money to enter ;p.. im stil in school so not much funding, but luckily i get sponsors for other things like motherboards !



    System for this weekend to enter:
    Ep45T Extreme (640 fsb+)
    E8600 ln2
    9800gx2 ln2
    should give me good global 2001 while im at it!
    Last edited by Vivi; 02-24-2009 at 10:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi2 View Post
    yo gautam, i understand your point of view, but a good tweaker who has never ran ln2 before will win the low clock challenge but fail horribly at a World Wide event under pressure and new to ln2. best tweaker doesnt define The Best overclocker is what i mean. (who knows if the guy beating hipro5 because he has i7 and 1x280 knows how to run ln2 at a competition vs all the pro's, or have run ln2 at all, and we know hipro is no weak tweaker so he gave his best entering) i could be completely wrong, i do not know the guy so sorry if im wrong!!
    You are right.
    That's why the final scores will be "verified" by bringing in the contestants after the contest ends to let them perform their magic live and see if they did nothing wrong and they're on par
    Modding, insulating & LN2 "control" capabilities are also needed, so a check up on that is recommended

    By the way, I'm the guy
    Coding 24/7... Limited forums/PMs time.

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    Many thanks to: Sue Wu, Yiwen Lin, Steven Kuo, Crystal Chen, Vivian Lien, Joe Chan, Sascha Krohn, Joe James, Dan Snyder, Amy Deng, Jack Peterson, Hank Peng, Mafalda Cogliani, Olivia Lee, Marta Piccoli, Mike Clements, Alex Ruedinger, Oliver Baltuch, Korinna Dieck, Steffen Eisentein, Francois Piednoel, Tanja Markovic, Cyril Pelupessy (R.I.P. ), Juan J. Guerrero

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    oooh SHIZ!!
    sorry man! see what i mean, from my side i just saw an air system and someone i didnt know ;p

    sorry zowner did not mean it
    thanks for agree'ing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vivi2 View Post
    oooh SHIZ!!
    sorry man! see what i mean, from my side i just saw an air system and someone i didnt know ;p

    sorry zowner did not mean it
    thanks for agree'ing
    No need to apologize Vivi
    You did nothing wrong, just stated the not so obvious ( but reasonable of course ).

    Unless someone borrows me a nFORCE 790i motherboard I'll play with single card and i7 more than likely just to give Hipro5 some competition.

    Since Hipro5 is competing in the Single-GPU category, his partner will be drawn from the Multi-GPU category, so it'll be Stelios, gprhellas, dread77, or me ( if I find a 790i board since SLI isn't working with the X58 chipset in 3D Mark2001SE ).

    Hope to meet you there man
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    awesome man

    hope to see you there!
    which countries are going to thailand pre-finals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gautam View Post
    That is soooo awesome. This how all qualifications should be. Best tweaker wins, I love it.
    Not a fan, those of us that enjoy brute forcing benchmarks get left out. I don't care if my efficiency is 90% of the next guys if my frequencies and mods yield 110% higher performance. This might always be my downfall but it's more fun building crazy contraptions to cool random stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKarmakazi View Post
    And the qualifications should be kept to tweaking skills like a 32M low clock challenge or 2001 LCC. That eliminates having to bin hardware and eliminates freak cpus making one team impossible to beat.
    BTW the Hungarian qualifications round was held last Saturday.
    Invitational, two teams: Hun eXtreme OC Team and OC Team Hungary

    EX58-d4-something, i940 and GTX260, 3×1GB kingston and buffalo SSD;
    plus lots of LN2. No modifications were allowed to the gfx card, though,
    stock cooler and stock volts on that front.

    There were two challenges: first SPi 8M then 3dm06.

    Hun eXtreme OC team had better luck with the cpu, managing ~4.8G;
    OC Team Hungary got a worse bin, only reaching 4.65G, and while
    they got closer than that %-wise with tweaking, they couldn't make up
    the difference.
    This eventually sealed the result, as 3d06 scores only got half as many
    points: OC-T-H got 3-400 more 3d06 points despite the lower cpu clock,
    but as H-X-OC-T won SPi, they also won the qualification.

    So you'll be seeing H-X-OC-T at the next round.
    Good luck to all contestants!
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    any word on the benelux???

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    Quote Originally Posted by blind_ripper View Post
    any word on the benelux???
    Website is finished and will be online tomorow

    edit : I got rules of online contest !
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    Today we had the Swedish qualifying final for the European final, which Crotale won with least possible margin Full results are avaliable here: http://www.elmor.se/gooc/
    2008 - AOCC WW #2 | MOA EU #8 | GOOC WW #1
    2009 - GOOC WW #3 | MOA EU #3 | MOA WW #1 | GB TweaKing #6 | ASUS ROG OCS #2
    2010 - MOA EU #1 | GOOC EU #13 | MOA WW #1
    2011 - MOA EU #4 | MOA WW #?

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    You didn't participate, Elmor?
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    italian selection on 28 - 29 of march.
    ten teams will partecipate.

    OFFICIAL SITE
    Sorry for my bad english, I'm from italy

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    Quote Originally Posted by LardArse View Post
    i think you are asking the wrong person about safety limits, but

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    Quote Originally Posted by massman View Post
    You didn't participate, Elmor?
    No, I will go directly to TW with Petri as last years champions. I helped organize the event though, will post pictures later.
    2008 - AOCC WW #2 | MOA EU #8 | GOOC WW #1
    2009 - GOOC WW #3 | MOA EU #3 | MOA WW #1 | GB TweaKing #6 | ASUS ROG OCS #2
    2010 - MOA EU #1 | GOOC EU #13 | MOA WW #1
    2011 - MOA EU #4 | MOA WW #?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [XC] gomeler View Post
    Not a fan, those of us that enjoy brute forcing benchmarks get left out. I don't care if my efficiency is 90% of the next guys if my frequencies and mods yield 110% higher performance. This might always be my downfall but it's more fun building crazy contraptions to cool random stuff
    You can't take that quote too literally, Gautam is no stranger to insane clocks. He takes them for granted when making this statement. The idea he is embracing has a lot of merit in a competition like this that has seen hardware decide outcomes. I would also agree you cannot leave out the things Vivi mentioned. Depending on the hardware used in a qualifier or final, the limit could be set somewhere in the range you would only reach on LN2, that way you ensure the tweaker or the hardware alone will not dominate the field.

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