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Welcome to the Overclock.net Overclocking Race Season. The season starts March 1st and end May 31st. Each month we will have a competition done in a racing format. The goal of the competition is to bench fast throughout the month. Not just post your fastest run at the end of the competition.

How the competition works:

The first two days of the competition are our Pole Position entries. Here you have a chance for points for being "First off the Line" with a 'full set' of submissions for each benchmark. The fastest submissions will win the Pole Position for more points.

As Pole Position's 48 hour period ends, the race laps begin. When a Lap Flag is posted, the leaderboard is updated. You will then get points for your overall placement during that lap. Laps Flags will be posted every 5 days until the final lap.

At the end of the race when the Checkered Flag is posted, the points for over all ranking will be based on the level of competition(# of players) for that hardware class. Thus, playing a class with fewer players can make it easier to maintain points during the laps,but it will limit your Checkered flag points.

You do not have to submit for each lap. Your scores carry over from lap to lap.



Competition layout

-First off the line: Be the first submission off the starting line in your hardware class.

-Pole Position: Fastest submission during the first 48 hours of the competition.

-Next there will be laps. After the 48 hour Pole Position, there will be 5 or 6 laps each of will be 5 days, except for the final lap which will be shorter at the end of the month.

-Checkered flag: At the finish line there will be points for the top 3 fastest submissions and again additional lap points for the final lap.

-Season winners: Each month's points will be tallied together at the end of the season for a final ranking for grand prizes.

Point system:

-First off the line: 5 points

-Pole Position: 5 points

-lap points: 10 points for first place, 9 points for second, 8 points for third and so on. Points are cumulative 3 benches for each lap.

-Checkered flag points will be based on number of participants per class. 20 Participants per class = 40 for first place, 39 for second and so on. (Minimum 10 points for first)


Competition Season Benchmarks:

March: 3Dmark06, 3Dmark Vantage, Heaven
April
May

Official rules will be announced with each months competition thread.

Prizes:

TBA



NOTE: Benchmark Editors don't win prizes. We play for fun.




    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400, E8600, 980BE T2RS+, P5E3, TA890FXE 8800GTS's,GTX's,GS,Ultra's,9600GT Lots of D9's and some crap DDR3 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400, E8600, 980BE T2RS+, P5E3, TA890FXE 8800GTS's,GTX's,GS,Ultra's,9600GT Lots of D9's and some crap DDR3 
Hard DrivePowerCase
Seagate 250GB + 80GB WD for benching TT 875w, Corsair 650TX Custom bench station 
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