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Sweet..You guys may be interested :

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WHILE WE USUALLY don't mention contests which are usually nothing more but a bit of free promo for vendors, we just had to turn your attention to a pretty original contest.
EVGA is running a contest in search for the highest 3DMark06 score. In order to be able to qualify, you have to become a member of EVGA's on-line community. This does not mean you need to buy EVGA products. Then you can start submitting your best scores in 3DMark06. Right now, the highest score was touching the 16K barrier at 15.926 3dmarks. The contest ends on December 15th, so there is still time to enter and try to win the flying experience of a lifetime. That is, at least until Virgin Galactic takes off.

The prize is flying inside the very same aircraft that NASA is using for training the astronauts. Or should we say, giving astronauts their first zero-g experience. This is a very cool award, to say the least, if you don't mind vomiting at altitude.



Here:http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35891
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Hey Tubnotub1 You better get that sli bridge and start running benchies
    
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So basically you get to win the contest if your rich and bought an awesome pc, or you won your pc in a contest.... Has anyone hit that high by doing overclocks to their "not top of the line hardware"?
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So basically you get to win the contest if your rich and bought an awesome pc, or you won your pc in a contest.... Has anyone hit that high by doing overclocks to their "not top of the line hardware"?
I doubt it. But still really nice fine. Didn't someone hit 21k?
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I think the deal with the contest was, you have to use stock settings. Not totally sure about that. But that is what I got when I read the rules.

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Contest Information
  • Start Date: 11:00 a.m. (PST) on November 8, 2006
  • End Date: 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 15, 2006
  • To enter the contest you must be an EVGA Member (Sign Up Now)
  • Run 3DMark 2006 at default settings on your system (Download 3DMark 2006 Here)
  • All 3DMark 2006 project names must end with "_EVGA"
  • Post a link to your score on http://www.futuremark.com/
  • Login to the EVGA website and submit your scores on the form below. The form is only visible if you are logged into your EVGA account. Only one entry per account is permitted
  • Check the top scores submitted on EVGA here: http://www.evga.com/680iSLI/zerog/scores.asp
    (You must be logged in to see the score list)
    
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post #6 of 22
so still basically whoever can buy the most expensive computer will win
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yea basically.
    
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I think the deal with the contest was, you have to use stock settings. Not totally sure about that. But that is what I got when I read the rules.
It's not in the terms and conditions, seems it might be a battle between LN2 users
    
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The highest so far is 16949. And thats with a e6600 at 2.4 Ghz and 1 8800GTX
    
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Run 3DMark 2006 at default settings on your system (Download 3DMark 2006 Here)
no LN2...
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