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.
The event took place throughout the weekend of February 17th-19th, with doors opening at 6pm Friday 17th and remaining open all day Saturday, closing on 6pm Sunday evening. Key activities included a PC Building Workshop where attendees learned the basic skills needed to construct a full operational PC. This was followed up with the opportunity get acquainted with the art of system overclocking and tweaking thanks to Workshops from FFOC members who were on hand to demonstrate just how much extra performance can be achieved. FFOC staff taught attendees how to max out systems using Air-Cooling for both the CPU and the Graphics cards.
The great news was that all attendees got to enjoy the workshops for free, plus the opportunity to post scores on the OC-ESPORTS platform. Event sponsors HWBOT setup an Orleans HWBOT X contest page on OC-ESPORTS specifically so that Workshop attendees could have the chance to compete. They were invited to push systems available at the event to make score as highly as possible in Cinebench R15 and 3DMark Fire Strike. They then submitted their scores to the OC-ESPORTS contest page to compete with each other head to head- a great opportunity to enjoy your first taste of competitive Overclocking.
At the end of the weekend here’s how the HWBOT X Orleans leaderboard looked on the OC-ESPORTS platform:
It was great to see more than twenty attendees make submissions on OC-EPSORTS. We offer a massive congratulations to dinotopia who managed to beat the field and finish in top spot. Perhaps we have a future Extreme or Elite Overclocker in the making.
You can check out the full table here on the HWBOT X Orleans contest page on OC-ESPORTS.
Dinotopia and others took away fantastic prizes thanks to sponosrs HWBOT and Corsair, including a high-end Corsair Power Supply. Other partners also contributed PC hardware to the event including AMD, ASUS, Be Quiet, Crucial, HyperX, MSI, Noctua, Open Benchtable, Seasonic and Zotac.
You can find the original HWBOT X Orleans event listing here.