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As the title mentions this DDR5 competiton is only for those that received the invitation from HWBot or Corsair themselves. 

Selected Particpants are:

 @Alex@ro, @bob(nz), @Bullshooter, @buildzoid, @Crazzzy85, @FireKillerGR, @Lucky_n00b, @Luumi, @mllrkllr88  @noliso, @Rauf, @sergmann, @Splave, @unityofsaints

 

 

  • Only invited OCers only! : Sampled Corsair DDR5 memory sticks.
  • Extreme cooling preferred.
  • The Corsair DDR5 OC Invitational competition will run over 3 stages.

 

 

General Rules

  • Participants must use sampled CORSAIR DDR5 memory.
  • All participants must use commercially available components and software
  • Engineering CPU and motherboard samples are not allowed.
  • Bios version and OC Tools need to be readily available to others "at least 10 days before the competition ends".
  • Hardware sharing is not allowed.
  • All participants have to use the same platform  for all stages.
  • All submissions must include the official CORSAIR competition desktop wallpaper.
  • All submissions must include a picture of the working overclocking setup  (MB, MEM, CPU cooler clearly visible).
     
  • After the end of the competition, no more submissions or rectifications will be allowed.
  • We expect fair play from everyone. HWBOT and CORSAIR reserve the right to remove results and/or participants who compete unfairly; The decision is final and will not be discussed afterwards; Examples of unacceptable behavior: Influence others’ submissions to profit your ranking, Deliberately make a mistake in the submissions process and ask later for change. Cheating on cooling method or Software hacking might lead to a ban of your account.
  • HWBOT and CORSAIR reserve the right to reject any entry.
  • HWBOT and CORSAIR have the right to ask for video proof if needed.

Hardware

  • Must use commercially / retail available components. No ES samples.
  • Participants must use sampled CORSAIR DDR5 memory.
     

Software

  • No Windows Server or Windows 11 allowed.
  • CPUZ 2.00 tabs for CPU, Memory and SPD

 

Prizes

  • 1st place – $1000.00 - AX1600i PSU, MP600 PRO XT 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

  • 2nd place – $500.00 - HX1200 PSU, MP600 PRO XT 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

  • 3rd place – $250.00 - HX1200 PSU, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

 

 

 

European participants will be sampled by Roman. Sticks for the Euro contenders will ship on the 10/03, tracking will be PM'ed!

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Wow! The level of this invitational tournament is very high!! Even the 2nd in DDR4 world/1st in DDR5 world. 2nd/individual player DDR4/5 is the first player is not invited! This is definitely the highest level invitational tournament in the universe! It must be Take a good look at it! Maybe Asians can't overclock DDR5! They don't look like Asians!

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It's not only about raw frequency... that's were you rule, show 32M, Geekbenches,... Also inhouse OCers were not allowed by Corsair. Neither were OCers tied to a specific memory brand.

Anyway many of the listed competitors have high level of expertise in live and online competitions over the past years. The Top 3 of the DDR4 Open OC compo were automatically selected.  Did you show your magic there ?

Last but not least, a few others got selected for their great content creation skills and their efforts to boost the OC community.

 

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3 hours ago, 蔣政道 said:

Wow! The level of this invitational tournament is very high!! Even the 2nd in DDR4 world/1st in DDR5 world. 2nd/individual player DDR4/5 is the first player is not invited! This is definitely the highest level invitational tournament in the universe! It must be Take a good look at it! Maybe Asians can't overclock DDR5! They don't look like Asians!

First bitchfest spam competition that comes up you're in bro, don't worry. ;)

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5 hours ago, 蔣政道 said:

Wow! The level of this invitational tournament is very high!! Even the 2nd in DDR4 world/1st in DDR5 world. 2nd/individual player DDR4/5 is the first player is not invited! This is definitely the highest level invitational tournament in the universe! It must be Take a good look at it! Maybe Asians can't overclock DDR5! They don't look like Asians!

Dont worry bro, they are just trying to give the rest of us a chance of winning by excluding Asia. 

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Hi, Question :
 

1) All participants must use commercially available components and software (Engineering Samples and Biosses are not allowed).

Can you help elaborate, is this means OFFICIAL BIOS & XOC Tools on the website only?

or both tools and BIOSes just need to be available here on HWBOT before competition start?

 

2) All participants have to use the same platform (CPU & motherboard) for all stages.

This means the exact same motherboard and same CPUs? or just same chipset and CPUs?

(e.g If I use Z690 UNIFY-X and 12900K, will I be allowed to use Z690 APEX + 12900K later?)

 

Thanks :D

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Lucky_n00b said:

Hi, Question :
 

1) All participants must use commercially available components and software (Engineering Samples and Biosses are not allowed).

Can you help elaborate, is this means OFFICIAL BIOS & XOC Tools on the website only?

or both tools and BIOSes just need to be available here on HWBOT before competition start?

 

2) All participants have to use the same platform (CPU & motherboard) for all stages.

This means the exact same motherboard and same CPUs? or just same chipset and CPUs?

(e.g If I use Z690 UNIFY-X and 12900K, will I be allowed to use Z690 APEX + 12900K later?)

If the biosses and tools are shared here it's fine, but they must be available as soon as possible. Thus not submitting a score an hour before the end and officialising the bios a bit later. That score will not be accepted to enter.

How about that the used Biosses/tools need to be available the latest 10 days before the end of the competition?

 

We did one board type Alva before, so we stick to it....

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38 minutes ago, Leeghoofd said:

If the biosses and tools are shared here it's fine, but they must be available as soon as possible. Thus not submitting a score an hour before the end and officialising the bios a bit later. That score will not be accepted to enter.

How about that the used Biosses/tools need to be available the latest 10 days before the end of the competition?

 

We did one board type Alva before, so we stick to it....

Cool - I'm ok with 10 days before end, that's plenty.

Thanks for confirming same one board + one cpu type, similar to Open DDR4 comps then :)

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On 3/7/2022 at 12:36 AM, Leeghoofd said:

So guys plz be carefull if you plan to use BartX heatspreaders. Peter had major issues, probably related to too thick thermal pads.

Yes bad experience for me - I think 1.5mm pad at back is too thick putting pressure on PMIC. No obvious physical damage on components, but they pushed right through the 0.5mm pad on the front :( 

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We got word from Corsair for the prizes:

1st place – $1000.00 - AX1600i PSU, MP600 PRO XT 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

2nd place – $500.00 - HX1200 PSU, MP600 PRO XT 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

3rd place – $250.00 - HX1200 PSU, K70 RGB PRO Keyboard, M65 RGB Ultra Mouse (wired)

 

Sticks for the Euro contenders will be shipped tomorrow  (10/03), so expect them early next week.

We are proposing Corsair to start with the compo on the 16-03 and allow the compo to run till end of April 2022. Roman wants to keep it in 3 stacked stages, first stage will run for 3 weeks.

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Just to confirm: all EU kits were shipped yesterday and today. I will have tracking IDs on monday.

Also to prevent any DOA I "XMP-tested" all kits before shipping. They were shipped by my guys at Thermal Grizzly and randomized this way. 

Hope everyone will have a good time with the competition :)

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