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In Pictures: MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2013 Finals

Laying A Foundation

Rbuass from Brazil makes preparations to his graphics card.

Plenty Of LN2 On-Hand

Branded containers of the cool stuff.

Protecting Expensive Graphics Cards

If you want bench-tested hardware to last, you need to protect it against condensation, first and foremost.

Gunning For The Best Overclock With An ES CPU

Yum. QEH6 Core i7-4770K CPUs. You know you're serious when you start hand-picking Q-specs.

More Hardware Prepping

A simple, yet elegant, cooling setup.

Keeping The Test Bench Clean And Dry

Impressively clean work for a bench setup.

Volt-Modding GK110

Volt-modding a GeForce GTX 780 helps facilitate higher voltage settings than would otherwise be possible from a stock card.

Keeping Cool With LN2

A high-end configuration gets tuned for maximum performance under an LN2-cooled block.

Dialing In For The Benchmarks

The contest is well underway, and the overclockers are dialing in their settings in preparation for their benchmark runs.

Taking Precise Measurement

When it comes to precision overclocking, you need accurate voltage and temperature readings.

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.
    Reply
  • MANOFKRYPTONAK
    Picture 18, I bet thats the only insertion hes ever got... and he doesn't look too happy about it.
    Reply
  • 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?
    Reply
  • 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