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In Pictures: MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2013 Finals

Graphics Cards, Too

MSI's newest graphics cards feature the same color scheme as the company's Z87 Mpower Max motherboard.

A Color-Coordinated Combination

Both components are running in a color-matched configuration.

This Time, Black And Red

These components match as well; this time they're in black and red.

An Open Test Bench For Testing

This open test bench is a true tweaker's setup. The SSD sitting loose reminds us of our own lab.

Ready To Compete?

This thermos is so cold that it's already covered in frozen condensation!

First, A Thank-You Is In Order

Presenting the co-sponsors with plaques for their support.

Is Anyone Looking?

Anyone for some free hardware? Quick, while nobody's looking!

The Master Judge, der8auer

The master judge, der8auer, speaks.

Dropping The Rules

The rules are made clear before the competition starts to avoid confusion later on.

First, We Protect Against Condensation

And so begins the complex art of extreme overclocking.

Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • Divyanshu Sah
    Good overclocking.
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  • rush21hit
    That's a lot of LN2.
    Now, if only the article also display the result of those winners :(
    Reply
  • Horsebadorties
    Not a good place to meet chicks.
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  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    Picture 18, I bet thats the only insertion hes ever got... and he doesn't look too happy about it.
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  • ihog
    It would make too much sense to display the results. What is Tom's, a bunch of idiots? Why would they post absolutely unnecessary and pointless articles?
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  • saint19
    11844539 said:
    Not a good place to meet chicks.

    11846725 said:
    It would make too much sense to display the results. What is Tom's, a bunch of idiots? Why would they post absolutely unnecessary and pointless articles?

    Thanks for the comments, we would add another picture with the final results.
    Reply
  • FloKid
    If I push this OC button can I win?
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  • saint19
    11856366 said:
    If I push this OC button can I win?

    At this level, you will need more that a simple button.
    Reply
  • FloKid
    How come a computer can't overclock itself better than a human, if you gave it all the cooling?
    Reply
  • Now overclock your brain.
    Reply