Forum Wars (Winter Warz) Begins Feb. 1!

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Official Forum Wars website

Winter Warz Dates:

February 1-14 prelims ( Stock score posting )
Feb 15th ( last minute posting at TRP only!!!)
Feb 16th will be an off day for roster submissions
Feb 17th thru March 5th (go to war)( Database is closed (to competing forums) on March 2nd )
March 3rd ( All disputed scores listed at TRP )
March 3rd ~ 5th ( last minute posting at TRP only )

Forum Wars is an online, team-based overclocking/benchmarking competition hosted by The Raptor Pit.  Basically, each team is divided up into classes, based on hardware limitations.  Classes compete against each other, and basically the team with the most winning classes wins the wars.  There’s quite a bit of strategy involved in class placement, and we’ve got some guys on our team that are great at that.  OC Forums is on quite an impressive winning streak, which we’d like to keep going.

Forum Wars rules can be found at the official rules page.

Some changes since the last Forum Wars:

Posting scores in the last few days will be allowed only at TRP.
Benchs are 3d03, 3d05, Super Pi 1m (with an OC bonus), GeekBench & wPrime 32.
Unlimited Xtreme & Limited Xtreme Classes are no more.
All Cooling options are allowed for all classes.
Windows 7 OS allowed.
TWKR & Guftown will not be allowed.
75% of all OC scores will need to verified before the Database closes and (ONLY) 25% can be entered during the last 3 days at TRP.
All players need to register to play .
CPU’s are now catagorized by their thread potental… meaning.. 8-threaded means the CPU is capable of running 8-threads.

And Forum Wars classes are as follows:

The A Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 8 thread capable) CPU and 4 VGA cores maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The B Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 8 thread capable) CPU and 2 VGA cores maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The C Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 8 thread capable) CPU and 1 VGA core maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The D Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 4 thread capable) CPU and 4 VGA cores maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The E Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 4 thread capable) CPU and 2 VGA cores maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The F Class (3 player teams)
Quad Core (Max 4 thread capable) CPU and 1 VGA core maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

The G Class (3 player teams)
Dual Core (Max 2 thread capable) CPU and 2 VGA core maximum
Unlimited downgrades per team
No unreleased architecture ES chips that are not available retail
No cooling restrictions (Air, Water, Phase, LN, DICE, Cascades)

Forum Wars isn’t about getting the best parts, most extreme cooling, and destroying your hardware all in the name of cranking out a few good benchmark scores.  It’s actually more about tweaking your setup to squeeze out every ounce of performance you can.  There’s a class for everyone, regardless of your budget and skill level.  If you’d like to participate in Winter Warz 2010, see the Official Forum Wars 2010 Thread.  You can post there, post here, or contact me if you have any questions.

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Let’s keep this winning streak going!

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Discussion
  1. moocow
    chip is dead so no c-class rig for me


    I think we conceded that class anyways for the most part, so probably not a major loss, and we got at least some score in before the deadline for everyone else. Sorry about your chip though.
    30 mins till dead line, about 15mins to get it posted.

    I only want to post what we have to at TRP, everyone should have a OC'd score posted here.

    If you haven't, get to it.
    For next wars... suggestion:

    SUBMITTED OR ENTERED INTO THE DB. Not both. Its not the competing forums concern that the hosting site hasnt entered the scores that were SUBMITTED on time into the DB...right? You guys should have a day of built in lag time to catch up from the rash of submissions. But hell, who really needs that when you have Inteller!!!! haha! :)

    No need to reply, just something to maybe chew on. I do not want to cause any drama. I believe this would help avoid that possible situation in the future....that is if I understood that statement correctly as well. :)
    I edited this in, but didn't want it to be missed, so here's the follow up:

    Just re-checked the rules. The database closes at 8pm CST on the 2nd. At least 75% of all teams' scores must be submitted and entered into the database at that time. Don't push your luck is all I'm saying. There's no reason for it. Per the rules: "Take Note: These are hard deadlines, there will be no excuses for missing them (None)"
    You have until tomorrow. I think it's like 8 or 9CST but will ask to be positive. My urgency is to express the time for sandbagging is over. If the cops can't get all of the rash of scores in on time, there will be issues that no one wants. I'm so over drama for this wars, so let's avoid it all and get those scores posted and entered. :)
    Scores now need to be posted today? When exactly, to the hour does that DB close? I thought we would have until around midnight the 2nd, like 3/2/2010 at 23:59.

    I just wanted to make sure we were clear here. :)
    Ok, glad to see you guys are on it. Remember, 75% of your scores must be posted and entered into the DB like, today. The DB is going to be closed tomorrow. I'd highly recommend moving them public ASAP so cops can begin scoring.
    Raymo1
    Scores need to be posted in the database by March 2nd (75%)

    only 25% can be posted in the last 3 days at TRP..

    Better get the majority of your scores entered soon..


    Thought it said the 3rd? :confused:
    Scores need to be posted in the database by March 2nd (75%)

    only 25% can be posted in the last 3 days at TRP..

    Better get the majority of your scores entered soon..
    I'm excited, ready to push this Q6600 one last time, bask in what will certainly be another OCF victory and then I think I might actually retire either the cpu or the whole combo and go q9650 or i7 860...