OC Madness 2017 Starts This March

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., is excited to kick-off March OC Madness 2017, an overclocking contest held by GIGABYTE and hosted on HWBot.org. Top overclockers can earn bragging rights along with a bundle of top-notch hardware from a total prize pool of over $2500 USD worth of computer hardware that any enthusiast would want to have.

GIGABYTE Overclocking Season 2017 PR

This competition will have four challenges that will test your computers 3D graphics and processing: XTU 5G, 3DMark Fire Strike Physics, Geekbench 3 Multi Core and HWBOT x256 Benchmark. In each of these challenges participants can score points based on their benchmark scores. The top 3 participants who have the most points by the end of the contest gets to take home the prize! A lucky draw is also available to participants who submit scores in all stages of the competition.

March Madness: March 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2017:

1st Place Prize

  • GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)
  • GIGABYTE Radeon RX 480 WINDFORCE 8GB ($239.99 USD)
  • Intel Core i5-7700K ($349.99 USD)

2nd Place Prize

  • GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)
  • Intel Core i5-7600K ($239.99 USD)
  • G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3600 Memory ($159.99 USD)

3rd Place Prize

  • GIGABYTE Z270X-UD3 ($149.99 USD)
  • Enermax Platimax 850W ($169.99 USD)
  • Enermax Liqtech 240 All-in-One Liquid Cooler ($240.49 USD)

Lucky Draw Prizes:

  • GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X-Gaming 7 ($239.99 USD)
  • G.Skill Mouse or Keyboard ($129.99 USD)
  • Open Benchtable ($149.99 USD)
  • 5x Heroes of the Storm Kerrigan Hero & Succubus Skin Codes ($10 each)
  • 1x $50 USD Steam Wallet Code


  • Open to all GIGABYTE motherboards, except for Intel HEDT (High-End Desktop Platform) CPUs.
  • Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  • Entrants must use the official competition background.
  • A verification screenshot is required.
  • To be eligible for the lucky draw, participants must submit their scores in all stages of the competition.
  • In a case of a tie, the tie-breaker is the best score in Stage 3. If there’s still a tie, the best score in Stage 2, etc.

To enter and for more event details, please visit the contest page at HWBOT: https://oc-esports.io/#!/round/gbt_march_madness

To learn more about GIGABYTE: https://www.gigabyte.com/


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