It’s been a few weeks since the conclusion of the Taipei 2017 event. It was a great event to be part of, spanning a ten day period that included the Computex 2017 trade show, the largest in Asia and one of the most important tech events of the year. As a stop on the HWBOT World Tour it included Overclocking Workshops, a Live Extreme Overclocking contest, a social Gathering and also a special Performance Matters event that helped Intel launch their latest processor platform. It was one of the busiest and also most rewarding events the HWBOT team has ever undertaken. Let’s take a look at what happened in Taipei 2017.
The Overclocking scene in Honduras, as you might well imagine is not quite as well developed as it is in other parts of the world. The great news for Honduran enthusiasts, is that the community is starting to grow and develop, largely due to the efforts of David Martinez. Just a few days ago David hosted an Amateur Overclocking contest in San Pedro Sulla, Honduras. Although it was actually the first of its kind in the country, it will go in history as a a great success, attracting dozens of young minds from the local university, many of whom will doubtless catch the Overclocking bug.
The primary aim of the HWBOT X initiative is to list and promote overclocking events that are happening around the world. One event that took place just a few days ago was hosted by South Africa’s No.1 overclocker Dr Weez. Working in conjunction with partners ASUS DrWeez (known to most of his fellow Overclockers as Andrew) invited local South African media representative to his home to try their hand at genuine extreme overclocking – the full nine yards with tutorials about motherboard insulation, LN2 pot mounting, BIOS tweaking and of course, running benchmarks to see just how well we’re doing. The event was called the ROG Masterclass, and in true South African fashion, also include a braai. Among the media invited to the event was avid YouTuber Sam Wright who has produced a fantastic video of the event that really is a must see:
The event series is sponsored by ASUS branded the ROG Masterclass by DrWeez. He invited local media into his den to try their hand at pushing a CPU under Liquid Nitrogen. DrWeez provided the gear (with support from ASUS) that his guests would need to prepare the hardware for a rel, LN2 benching session, beginning with motherboard preparation. Once prepped it’s time to break out the paper towels, mount the LN2 pot and starting pouring the LN2 followed by some fun raising clocks and voltages.
From watching her video, (above) we soon learn that although she is indeed reasonably tech savvy, she’s never actually built a PC before. But who cares – within a matter of hours she’s pouring LN2 and running benchmarks with a vengeance. Good going. In fact the video is a real testaement to just how accessible even the most extreme overclocking can be if you have the right kind of tutelage. The great news is that Andrew and ASUS plane to make the ROG Masterclass a full on series with more events like this one happening in the near future.
You can find the original listing for the ROG Masterclass event and learn more about it right here.
A few weeks ago we saw the conclusion of the third leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2017 which landed in France in time for Gamers Assembly, one of the biggest LAN parties in Europe. Today we bring you a roundup article that covers all the overclocking action that took at the event. The round up includes details about the Overclocking Workshops which invites games and enthusiasts to try overclocking for the first time, as well as ambient contest were attendees competed against each other for some cool prizes. We’ll also look at the Overclocking World Championship Poitiers 2017, an extreme Overclocking contest were Europe’s best competed head to head.
Vicente Chentino, known more commonly as ChentinoX in Overclocking circles, took his passion on the road in 2016, bringing the word of Overclocking to various locations around Spain. After hosting Overclocking workshops and seminars in Valencia, Mollerussa and Bilbao last year, he continued his quest by organizing an OC School in Gipzukoa, a Spanish province in the Basque region of Northern Spain.
The French Federation of Overclockers, known to many as the FFOC, held its second ever event just a few weeks ago, attending the Orleans Game Show event in Orleans, France. Hosted in partnership with Corsair France and HWBOT, the event attempted to woo local PC gamers and enthusiasts with PC Building sessions and live Overclocking workshops, including a demonstration of true Extreme Overclocking.
PC Enthusiasts, gamers and Overclockers of Indonesia were invited to take part in a free seminar and workshop at the UNS University in Surakarta to learn all about the world of Overclocking. The event took place thanks to the efforts of the UNS Overclocking Team, ASUS Indonesia and other supporting partners . The idea of course was to give local students the chance to learn about the basics of Overclocking, starting with a presentation from Indonesian Enthusiast Overclockerm, and ASUS representative Setyo Ryanto. There was also a chance to witness some serious Extreme Overclocking with a demo from Hazzan, the country’s No.2 ranked Overclocker on HWBOT. In fact local Overclocker speed.fastest also took part, managed to break a Global First Place record live at the event.
Juts a couple of days ago Greek tech website HwBox, in conjunction with GIGABYTE organized an Overclocking meetup where many of Greece’s most respected and feared Overclockers congregated to get down to some serious benching. Among those invited to the showcase event were several of the Greece team that managed to claim a remarkable win in the HWBOT Country Cup just a month or so ago. The idea was to make as many record scores as possible leveraging the newly launched Intel Kaby Lake architecture CPUs, plus some older AMD Radeon graphics cards, a strategy that furnished team HwBox with several Hardware First Place ranked scores by the end of the meetup.
The second leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2017 took place just a week or so ago, dropping by at the Campus Party event in Sao Paulo for a week of Overclocking Workshops and both Ambient and Extreme Overclocking contests. The highlight of the week however must surely have been the Overclocking World Championship Sao Paulo 2017 Qualifier contest, an Extreme Overclocking contest where Latin America’s Elite Overclockers went head to head to find out who would win a ticket to the OCWC Finals at the end of the year. The great news is that OC-ESPORTS has all the details.
The HWBOT World Tour 2016 officially came to a halt a few days ago with the completion of the World Championship Finals. The Finals took place at the Caseking Showrooms in Berlin, Germany, bringing together the six World Series winners from each of the World Tour events around the world. At the end of a grueling day of the most extreme, competitive overclocking imaginable, Canadian Marc0053 was crowned HWBOT World Champion of 2016. Let’s take a look what happened at arguably, the most important overclocking contest of the year.