JULY 27 - AUGUST 23, 2012

COMPETITION ENDS IN :

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OPEN TO EVERYONE WITH MSI MAINBOARDS AND GRAPHICS CARDS

See complete rules below for limitations on entry.

THREE WAYS TO WIN. FOUR WEEKS OF COMPETITION.

ONE GOAL - MOA 2012 GRAND FINAL IN TAIPEI!

DON'T MISS THE LAST CHANCE TO QUALIFY FOR MOA 2012!

3DMARK 11 SCORE

Performance preset
Single GPU only

3DMARK 11 PHYSICS SCORE

3DMARK 11 GRAPHICS SCORE

Performance preset
No limit to number of GPUs

WIN A TRIP TO TAIPEI FOR MOA 2012

The overall highest scoring contestant for each category during the four week period will win a chance to participate in Master Overclocking Arena 2012 Grand Final in Taipei, September 28th. The prize includes travel and hotel for the winner and one teammate.

OVERALL PERFORMANCE: HIGHEST 3DMARK 11 SCORE

WEEK 1

MSI HD 7870 Hawk

WEEK 2

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD/90GB

WEEK 3

Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-2400 4GBx2 Dual Channel Memory Module

WEEK 4

MSI Z77 MPOWER

CPU PERFORMANCE: HIGHEST 3DMARK 11 PHYSICS SCORE

WEEK 1

MSI HD 7870 Hawk

WEEK 2

Kingston HyperX T1 DDR3-2400 4GBx2 Dual Chanel Memory Module

WEEK 3

IN WIN Full Tower Chassis : GR one Grey

WEEK 4

MSI Z77 MPOWER

GRAPHICS PERFORMANCE: HIGHEST 3DMARK 11 GRAPHICS SCORE

WEEK 1

MSI HD 7870 Hawk

WEEK 2

Kingston HyperX 3K SSD/90GB

WEEK 3

IN WIN ATX Chassis : H-Frame

WEEK 4

MSI Z77 MPOWER

LUCKY DRAW

WEEK 1

MSI HD 7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC

WEEK 2

Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0 32GB USB Drive

WEEK 3

IN WIN Commander III 800W, 80 Plus Gold

WEEK 4

MSI ZH77A-G43

CATEGORIES

Lords of Overclocking 2012 is one of the year’s most anticipated contests bringing together the top overclocking talent from around the world. Lords of Overclocking is your chance to compete for the final three places at the prestigious MSI Master Overclocking Arena event in Taipei, Taiwan later this year. There are three places up for grabs, one from each of the following categories:

WINNER 1

Highest 3DMark 11 Overall score using the Performance preset. You must use a single MSI graphics card and a MSI mainboard.

WINNER 2

Highest 3DMark 11 Physics score, a test of pure CPU performance. You must use an MSI mainboard and graphics card.

WINNER 3

Highest 3DMark 11 Graphics score using the Performance preset, a measure of GPU performance. You must use an MSI mainboard and MSI brand graphics cards. There is no limit to number of GPUs in this category.

Don’t miss your last chance to qualify for MSI MOA 2012!

RULES

The contest runs from 11:00 GMT July 27th to 11:00 GMT August 23rd. Contest weeks change every Friday, 11:00 GMT.

On the fourth contest week, only the current top 20 overclockers on the leaderboard are allowed to keep sending new results to the contest.

Entries must use commercially available components. Engineering samples or other bespoke hardware components are not allowed.

All the MOA finalists (including winners and their teammates) cannot be fulltime/contract staff of ANY MB/VGA/Memory company.

The grand prize will be awarded to the highest overall score in each category.

Weekly prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring contestant in each week.

Each contestant is only eligible to win one weekly prize. A contestant who qualifies for multiple prizes will win the Grand Prize or the first weekly prize he/she qualified for. Additional prizes will pass to the next qualifying contestant in score order.

All winners, including weekly winners, will be announced after the competition ends.

Please read the complete contest terms and conditions..

3DMARK 11

The Gamer's Benchmark for DirectX 11

HOW TO ENTER

No purchase necessary. You can download 3DMark 11 free to enter the contest.

Make sure you are using the latest versions: 3DMark 11 v1.0.3 and SystemInfo v4.9 with Futuremark approved drivers. If your system supports it, Lucid Virtu MVP HyperFormance should be disabled.

Run the benchmark to get your score, then submit your result to 3dmark.com. Remember to sign in or register so we can contact you if you are a winner. Entries must not be marked private. Scores shown as invalid are not eligible for prizes.

There is no limit to the number of entries, enter as many times as you want!

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