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GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the H55 Mini-ITX Contest.

Press Release, links, and details inside.

GIGABYTE Announces H55 Mini-ITX Contest on HWBOT
Back-to-Basics H55N-USB3 Overclocking Challenge 
TAIPEI, Taiwan – August 2, 2010 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and other computing hardware solutions today announced a new overclocking competition in conjunction with HWBOT.org called the H55 Mini-ITX Contest.
1 Back to Basics H55N USB3 Overclocking Challenge
 
With an eye on going back to the hobbyist roots of overclocking, GIGABYTE and HWBOT thought it would be a good time to host a competition centered around the basics of overclocking. So, during the month of August, show us how far you can push your GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard and submit your Super PI 32m scores on HWBOT. Since not everyone has access to LN2, we’ve split the competition into two categories; Stage 1 we’ve limited the CPU speed to 4000 MHz, and Stage 2 has no CPU speed limit.
 
Since most of you are in this sport for the love of overclocking, and not for the love of prizes, we’ve decided not to announce any. That’s not to say there won’t be any at the end of the competition for the winners, but for the true overclocking purists out there, it gives you the chance to show the community you are doing this for fun (and maybe just a little for the bragging rights).
 
We are also looking to see who is the fan favorite, so make sure to vote using HWBOT’s voting system (there might just be a lucky draw prize in it for those of you who vote). Good luck everyone and have fun!
 
To learn more about the GIGABYTE H55 Mini-ITX Contest, please visit: http://hwbot.org/competition/gbt_h55_mitx
 
The H55N-USB3 is unique because it is the only Intel H55 chipset Mini-ITX motherboard with next gen USB 3.0 technology. For more about the GIGABYTE GA-H55N-USB3 motherboard please visit: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/238/index.htm
More of how the H55N-USB3 looks like here and here.