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FutureMark announces the "Lords of Overclocking" Competition

FutureMark is announcing a new overclocking competition dubbed the "Lords of Overclocking”. This latest in a recent spree of PC drag racing has the support and sponsorship from a number of the industry’s key players.

FutureMark Lords of Overclocking

MSI, Huntkey, Thermaltake,GlacialTech, Enermax, and Patriot Memory are all chipping in to get the show going. The actual competition started on the 18th of May and will continue until the 14th of June. The contest should have upwards of 200,000 entrants as the enthusiasts, Do-it-Yourselfers and overclockers from Europe, the Americas and Asia all fight to win their respective regions.

The contestants will be competing to see who can get the highest 3DMark06 (meaning you can still use XP) with entries submitted online. The beauty of this is that you do not have to fly out anywhere to enter. You can do so from the comfort of your own cave (or your Mom’s basement).

Prizes will be awarded for weekly, random and overall top scores; with the prizes as follows:

  • Grand Prize includes: MSI P45 Diamond motherboard and N260GTX VGA card, Huntkey X7 900W power supply, Thermaltake Element S pro case, GlacialTech XWing NB Cooling Pad, Enermax Apollo (8cm+12cm) cooling fans.
  • Weekly prizes include: MSI X58 Pro-E motherboard and N250GTS VGA card, Huntkey X7 800W power supply, Thermaltake V9 gaming case, GlacialTech UFO CPU Cooler, Enermax Cluster, Everest, Magma (8cm+12cm) cooling fans.
  • Weekly random prizes: Patriot Memory 3GB 1600Mhz Viper Tri-Channel memory kits.

One overall top winner will also be invited to attend the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2009 event in Beijing, China in September 2009. All in all – some pretty nice prizes are up for grabs out there.

"Overclocking is growing in popularity all the time and on average we see a new benchmark result submitted to our database every 4 seconds. This worldwide competition gives people in three regions the chance to compete for great prizes. We will be surprised if records are not broken," said Jukka Mäkinen, Futuremark’s Vice President, Products and Services.

So, get your cooling gear together and start tweaking out those systems. You can read more information on the Lords of Overclocking at FurtureMark’s website