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.

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/