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. Got almost an entire rig for this, bros knows I'm in.
    Q6600
    Tpower I45
    4870 512mb
    All on dice
    Also just in case you need an extra rig,
    E3200
    EP45-UD3R
    9600gt
    Also on dice.
    Count me in. Unfortunately no ATi to play with.
    Currently available in any configuration:
    i7 920 (H20), Q6600, E8400, E6600, E6400, some lower C2D's
    2 - GTX285
    3 - GTX260
    Possibly available by the start:
    DICE
    another i7 920
    Might be down a 285 by then, not sure. Let me know where you need me.
    Edit: Down to 2 - 285's, but secured a Dragon Evo 2.4 for some Dice action
    I'm in.
    X2 4050e
    1-285 GTX; 1-260 GTX; 1-8600 GTS
    Air
    Edit: I just bought a 940 Quad...so I will have that in the mix as well possibly two rigs going for this.
    I'll play again. This will be my first outing with dry ice too.
    E8600
    Asus X38
    2x2GB DDR2-8000
    2x HD4890
    CPU DICE, GPU water chiller
    2nd rig is really old and I don't want to bench it unless it's really necessary...
    X6800
    Abit AW9D
    2x1GB DDR2-800
    2x HD3870
    CPU DICE, GPUs air
    I can be in if it'll help,
    E1200(103%OC, 3.25ghz) or E5200(3.9-4ghz)
    Asus P5q Pro (P45)
    2x2gb ddr2-8880
    1x4830
    Air.
    Y'all's call which CPU'd be more useful. The e5200 will post higher scores, the e1200 has a nice 103% OC for the OC section :D
    JLK03F150
    I'll play again. This will be my first outing with dry ice too.

    :santa: Awesome...looking forward to seeing you pushin it Jim :thup:
    Bobnova
    I can be in if it'll help,
    E1200(103%OC, 3.25ghz) or E5200(3.9-4ghz)
    Asus P5q Pro (P45)
    2x2gb ddr2-8880
    1x4830
    Air.
    Y'all's call which CPU'd be more useful. The e5200 will post higher scores, the e1200 has a nice 103% OC for the OC section :D

    If you have another graphics card you could run two rigs...one with each CPU :shrug: Both look pretty decent to me :thup:
    I suck at i7 ocing.. so I dont know :(
    Edit:
    Well I take that back, yesterday I wasnt able to get much past 150 bclk, the day before i was lucky to get into the 140s.. but right after I made this post, I went back into the bios and set her to 190bclk, and she posted! Now I am at 200x21 :D
    I thought maybe my board sucked, or my cpu was too much of a pig, turns out my uncore was a bit too fast I think lol. Bit still, you d0 guys are lucky ;)
    Ok... edited my post. GTX285 instead of 260 216.
    I do have a question regardign memory. I listed 2x2gb DDR21066 but will likely be using 2x1gb DDR2 800 (the choice old tracers, found another set!!!). Should I leave it as is and consider it a downgrade or list the 2x1gb DDR2 800 sticks?