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.
Dubbed the ‘1st Toerneo De Overclocking Amateur’, the contest was held at the San Pedro Sulla Technological University Center (CEUTEC). The event was sponsored by Seasonic, Adata, Noctua, Apacer and HWBOT and consisted of two separate parts, an Overclocking Presentation and an Amateur Contest. The goal of course was to expose the attendees to the world of Overclocking, the latest technological trends in the industry, the different methods of Overclocking (including the different kids of hardware cooling) and finally the concept of competitive Overclocking. The presentation also covered the topic of the latest AMD Ryzen processors.
The second part of the event allowed attendees to get hands on with a system to try overclocking for themselves. Here’s an overview of the system that was used in the event:
- Intel Core i3 7350K (4.2GHz)
- AsRock Z170M OC FORMULA
- Silverstone TD02-E
- MSI GTX 460 1GB
- Zadak11 Shield 16GB 4133Mhz DDR4
- 240GB HyperX Savage SSD
- Seasonic Prime 850W Titanium PSU
- Gelid GC Extreme
The Amateur Contest produced the following winners:
- 1st: Julio Ruiz
- 2nd: David Greker
- 3rd: Disan
The event attracted around 40 attendees, the majority of whom were engineering students – fertile minds to fuel a growing overclocking community. During the presentation, many attendees showed their interest in overclocking, with better engagement and lots of questions asked.
David isn’t resting on laurels however and is now planning subsequent events in Honduras to continue to grow the local overclocking scene, reaching out to more Honduran universities in the near future.