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March OC Madness 2017 – GIGABYTE Tips-Off the Overclocking Season

GIGABYTE is excited to kick-off 2017 March OC Madness. This overclocking contest is held by GIGABYTE and hosted on  The worlds top overclockers can earn bragging rights along with awesome hardware from a prize pool with over $2500 USD worth of computer hardware! A lucky draw is also available to participants who submit scores in all stages of the competition that total up to over $600 USD.

gigabyte-march-oc-madness-2017This OC contest 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!


March Madness: March 1st, 2017 – March 31st, 2017



1st Place Winner Prizes

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 Winner Prizes

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 Winner Prizes

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


Here are the rules to enter this awesome contest:

  1. Open to all GIGABYTE motherboards, except for Intel HEDT (High-End Desktop Platform) CPUs.
  2. Please attach a picture of your overclocking rig.
  3. Entrants must use the official competition background.
  4. 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:


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