HWBOT OC Challenge May 2011: Update

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After months of HWBOT competitions where enough money to buy the finest overclocking gear would assure the top spot, the May dual socket competition has descended upon the heads of the mighty and meek alike. No longer will large amounts of capital give a clear edge. Many of the boards available to users do not allow for today’s “one touch overclocking” like you see in many boards. In fact, many have no features at all. If they do overclock, the secrets to make it so are closely guarded by a few dual socket enthusiasts. This means it comes down to tweaking and skill, a couple of items sorely missing in previous challenges.

As mentioned above,  the Hwbot OC Challenge is for dual CPU setups. Think, the SkullTrail platform for socket 771 (same gen as 775) and the Evga SR-2 motherboard (socket 1366) to name more modern implementations. The other sockets being used are socket 604 (Intel), 940 (AMD), 462 (Socket A, AMD), 370 (Intel P3 days), and socket F (AMD). The benchmark of choice for this challenge is Wprime 32! Putting all this horsepower together will surely show some great times for each benchmark and each generation of CPU.

Now that you know what its all about, it’s time to give these guys a pat on the back for their efforts. So far in the competition, 18 days in, we have a TWO MAN wrecking crew that have built a commanding lead that the other teams will be hard pressed to overcome. OCF’s very own Optytrooper and Torin3.  Of course, the competition isn’t over until May 31st, so let’s keep our collective fingers crossed to watch this tandem tear up the HWBOT OC Challenge for May in the name of Overclockers.com!


Congrats Opty and Torin, Keep up the good work!!!


~Earthdog / OptyTrooper

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  1. I.M.O.G.
    Contacted Rav3n and shadowmonk by email, waiting to hear back. I think they may have had quad fx rigs that fit the bill. Those were the only people I could dig up trying to search, but its a long time ago and hard to really find people that mention having it.

    Sorry but I havent been around much with everything going on atm, trying to get RL sorted out and it hasnt been going so great. Me and the gf broke up about a month ago and im still adjusting. She said i love my hardware more than her....I didnt say anything because i realized I DID lol.

    I used most of my spare parts to put together 2 decent gaming computers for my cousins who were put in a group home. So im hoping ill be back in the game with my new x79 rig which the build is in progress.
    No need to worry about that.

    I have other things I'm working on and not too worried about 940 anyway but if I find a really good deal on some parts, I just might go for it. You know how it is - You see something that's a steal of a deal, find the rest at or around the same price and well..... You just do it.

    As for the run, yeah, this time of year it's really tough to keep one cool. Got lucky and was able to get that one done.
    Dr. McCoy
    Mmmm.... Yummy. :bump:

    :shock: Well done. It's not enough but well done non the less. Don't tell me your going to try 940 Bonesy. I would have to smack you.
    :censored: HAVE EM GUYS !!:rock: whats going on with the 1207 socket then ??
    I sold my quadfather about 3 months ago. Would have come in handy now.
    Great going lads.looking forward for the results

    :attn: :attn: :attn:

    I'm certain as one can be that torin3 and I are going to take this challenge.

    Our lead has expanded by 2 points due to a lone run by someone bumping PC Games'



    Expect better runs out of me in 462 and 604 very soon. Just waiting on some odds and ends to arrive.

    I'm hoping to get a dual DICE socket 604 run in just for show but I'll go where the points take me on air first as I'll likely kill the board.

    You are most welcome Opty. ;)

    I'll be working it this weekend and maybe cooking up something or cooking up a few pieces of silica. You guys are doing well, just don't let those other guys sneak up on you.