EDITED ON JUne 24, 2008: You’ve read about our adventures in overclocking. Now it’s your turn.
On September 16th, in Los Angeles, the editors of Tom’s Hardware USA will gather together with top overclocking enthusiasts from around the USA to see who can get the most speed out of a set of computing components without frying too many of them.
Yes, liquid nitrogen cooling is not only allowed, it’s encouraged in our overclocking contest.
There will be prizes and some unique and most interesting opportunities for contest participants. Tom’s Hardware USA will pay for the selected participants to travel to and from Los Angeles and will pay for lodging at a nice hotel during the competition.
Our editors will also chauffer participants to and from the site of the contest. And, of course, we’ll provide food and a selection of energy- and non-energy-inducing drinks.
If you’ve already nominated others or yourself for the contest, you can ignore this paragraph. We are still looking for super-overclockers and we invite your nominations. You can nominate yourself, another person or even a team of overclockers. I’ll tell you how to do that in a bit.
Here are a few details:
- We are looking for hardcore, extreme overclockers who can prove their experience
- We want the best of the best
- All cooling means are allowed
- All key component types will be involved
- We will provide the latest hardware, including processors, chipsets and graphics
- Participants will have the opportunity to battle it out in a contest covered extensively by Tom’s Hardware USA
To nominate yourself, another person or a team to participate in the Tom’s Hardware Overclocking Contest, send email to me. Nominations are due by May 21st 2008.
Include the following information about your nominee(s) in your email. If you’re nominating others, provide as much of this information as you can. Brief responses are preferred.
- First and Last Name(s) of Nominee(s)
- Email Address(es) of Nominee(s)
- Website of Nominee(s)
- Handle(s) of Nominee(s)
- Age(s) of Nominee(s) - (Must Be Over 18)
- Overclocking Experience with Examples of Specific Overclocking Results on Specific Hardware and Any Other Proof of Overclocking Prowess
- Interesting Facts about Your Nominee(s)
- Why You Think Your Nominee(s) Should Participate in the Contest
- Components List for Your Nominee(s) Computer(s)
- Components List for Your Own Computer(s), If You’re Not a Nominee
Thanks for your time and participation. Watch these pages for more on our overclocking contest.