Gigabyte Crowns An Overclocking Champion For 2010

Gigabyte's GO OC finals came to a conclusion over the weekend. Europe's dominance of the overclocking scene was retained, while a Hong Kong native came up short. Check out how using obscene amounts of LN2 can bring you a couple thousand dollars.

Gigabyte’s six-month effort to find and crown a champion came to a conclusion in Taiwan this weekend during the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010 (GO OC). What came between the 15 hopefuls who made it to the finals and the first prize? Several hours of liquid-nitrogen overclocking action.

9:28:26 - The finalists and media reps that flew in arrived at the contest venue, Huashan Creative Park. All the pre-chosen hardware was already set up in each contestant’s station, and the overclockers spent the next hour or so unpacking the components and breadboarding their rigs.

11:41:31 - A team gong strike by executives representing the chief sponsors and startling pyrotechnics marked the official start of GO OC. The finalists would attempt to attain the highest benchmark scores possible within the next four hours and 50 minutes. These extreme overclockers only had their experience, personalized tool sets, and luck (according to one competitor) to count on. At least all the players enjoyed an endless supply of liquid nitrogen.

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  • spentshells
    hot girls and liquid nirtogen awesome
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  • freename
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?


    No event is complete without them!
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  • NeeKo
    hokall that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...


    They got to play with good hardware and Liquid Nitrogen for free, 5 grand is just a plus mate!
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  • Anonymous
    Damn, thats a lot of hardware. Congrats to Matose.
    Besides that, whats with the scantily clad women?
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  • KingArcher
    Adrenaline filled. Wish I could've been there :(
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  • freename
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?


    No event is complete without them!
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  • hok
    all that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...
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  • spentshells
    hot girls and liquid nirtogen awesome
    16
  • NeeKo
    hokall that for 5Gs USD!?!? sheesh... think they should up the prize money there...


    They got to play with good hardware and Liquid Nitrogen for free, 5 grand is just a plus mate!
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  • aznshinobi
    Checks are old. XD ATI's logo is still on it, AMD took over the logo too. Should be AMD radeon now.
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  • buzznut
    Why don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!
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  • Ragnar-Kon
    buzznutWhy don't they ever show what I really want to see: Clock rate! It's an overclocking competition!

    Welcome to the world of multi-core computing.

    I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.
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  • buzznut
    Ragnar-KonWelcome to the world of multi-core computing.I personally could care less about the clock rate. All about the overall speed of the entire system as a whole for me.


    So you don't care if you hit 3.8 ghz or 4.0 with your cpu? You must not overclock.
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  • Anonymous
    When page three load up, I forgot what I was reading.

    When i got back my senses and start continue reading to the page 4, I lost again...
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  • SanDiego
    where are the women who complained about microsofts traffic fairies?
    4
  • L0tus
    EugenesterBesides that, whats with the scantily clad women?

    freenameNo event is complete without them!

    ...and neither is life!
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  • Anonymous
    I'm Romanian and an avid Tom's reader for years. Sooooo proud of Matose!
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  • rantoc
    I rather have a 24/7 stable machine than having to stay awake pouring L2N 24/7 until the system dies from condensation. Fun to see the limits thoo!
    -4
  • cknobman
    Those Chinese women are beautiful. Me likey!!!!
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  • wolfram23
    He probably spent more on his hardware than he won lol
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  • ohseus
    buzznutSo you don't care if you hit 3.8 ghz or 4.0 with your cpu? You must not overclock.


    You seem to be looking at this from the wrong perspective. When reading a video card review are you more concerned with the GPU's clock rate or the Frames per second it delivers? Of course what matters most is the performance. 3.8 or 4.0 Ghz is really just an e-peen contest if you can't get ram your timings right.
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  • nevertell
    It costs fourteen thousand dollars, to run my cpu FOR 12 SECONDS!
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  • cookoy
    Excellent job Gigabyte! No sour grape losers. No complaints. Just a bunch of tough but happy competitors.
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