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Watch the ASUS ROG OC Competition Live!

Today ASUS kicks off its first season of the 3x3 OC Summit, utilizing its line of ROG motherboards. The company invited several professional overclocking teams to start its season, and they're all familiar faces. The teams include:

Xtreme Systems
OC Alliance
Team Pure

Several members of each team, along with reps from Intel and Corsair convened in Santa Clara, CA, just several short minutes from Intel's headquarters. Motherboards from ASUS' Rampage and Maximus lines were used with Intel supplying a batch of Core i7 980X 6-core processors. OCZ supplied its line of Vertex SSDs for the competition and overall, there was more hardware than you could shake a stick at.

Liquid nitrogen is the preferred cooling medium for such an event, and there's no shortage of it here. ASUS supplied two huge tanks of it but we were told there's just enough of it not to start doing crazy things.

The competition is actually under way as of this writing and ASUS has actually set up 4 live camera feeds so you can check out the action:

Feed 1: Xtreme Systems

Feed 2: OC Alliance

Feed 3: Team Pure

Feed 4: Room

Official components used in the competition:

Intel Core i7-980X CPUs
ASUS Rampage III Extreme and Maximus III Extreme motherboards
ASUS Radeon HD 5870 Voltage Tweak cards
Corsair 6GB DDR3-2000C7 memory modules
OCZ Vertex 120GB SSDs
Antec 1200 PSUs

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  • in0va3
    Watching live cams right now. =)
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  • teknic111
    Any mention of a release date for the Rampage III?
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  • Shadow703793
    Row 2 pic most right pic: Is that a Corsair H50?!?!? I wouldn't expect it to be present at an event like this....
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  • builderbobftw
    Stock Prediction: Liquid Nitrogen Commidities shares going up!

    EDIT Shadow: Preheps a CH50 that was rigged to work on L2N?
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  • razercultmember1
    But can it play Fluid Dynamics Simulation?
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  • Shadow703793
    builderbobftwStock Prediction: Liquid Nitrogen Commidities shares going up!EDIT Shadow: Preheps a CH50 that was rigged to work on L2N?I doubt the pump in the H50 will be able to handle the coolness of LN2 (no pun intended). The plastic,etc will probably crack.
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  • bogcotton
    builderbobftwStock Prediction: Liquid Nitrogen Commidities shares going up!EDIT Shadow: Preheps a CH50 that was rigged to work on L2N?
    Lol, liquid nitrogen is cheaper than milk.
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  • Whers the 5970 ARES ROG???
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  • Shadow703793
    bogcottonLol, liquid nitrogen is cheaper than milk.Umm.... no. Not even close.
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  • spoofedpacket
    Shadow703793Umm.... no. Not even close.
    Liquid nitrogen costs about $0.06 per liter.. You must be getting yours from the wrong guy.
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