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Asus Xtreme Global Summit Competition Week 4 Winners

Posted on 21st Aug 2009 at 17:54 by Alex Watson with 90 comments

Alex Watson
And so we reach the end... the end of the beginning, at any rate, as we're ready to announce the final five winners of tickets to our Asus Xtreme Global Summit event along with the prizes that entails.

This week's blog post was all about overclocking, and the question we asked was simple: "what single tweak, invention, feature, BIOS option or idea would make overclocking better for you?

Read on to see who the lucky winners are!

Winner 16: capnPedro
The capn nailed it with his suggestion, we feel: "Temperature probes which get the REAL, CORRECT temperature, and a BIOS/OS collaboration so software can actually read this value easily and reliably."

Winner 17: deltaworld
Deltaworld's suggestion appealed to our love of gadgets with his suggestion about using an iPhone app for overclocking:

"Have a Wi-Fi or BlueTooth connection directly to an iphone app that can then give you all the dials and parameters to adjust the overclocking, from Voltage Adjustments FSB adjustments/fan adjustments and the nice thing is.. you will always have your phone/iphone with you and no wires. Ideal if you want to show off your kit on a lan gaming convention and from a practical point of view the software can have pre-saved configured setups where one click would adjust everything from voltages to fan speeds so you could essentially use your iphone like a remote to switch to a low power consuming silent profile for media and internet viewing to another click for oc'd beast for gaming."

Winner 18: Mister_Tad
Mister_Tad's suggestion wasn't as flashy as some of the others, but it did seem eminently practical:

"I always thought having onboard dump would be useful when trying to figure out what's holding back an overclock. Have a small amount of flash memory on the motherboard that holds maybe 15 minutes of rolling logs of low level data. When your system reboots unexpectedly, pop in a USB stick and drag the logs across, or even access it from the OS. From this one may be able to determine where the failure is and figure out if the problem is voltage/cooling, which component gave out etc."

Winner 19: crash32953295@msn.
We're not quite sure how wise a move it is to have your MSN address as your forum name, but hey, we liked Crash's suggestion of "an online community where people can share and create configs for people to overclock with." It's an idea that's come up in various forms quite a few times in this competition, and one we'd love to see happen with some support from motherboardmanufacturers.

Winner 20: MajorTom
And our final winner is MajorTom, weighing in with the importance of voltage when it comes to overclocking:

"I'd love to see a BIOS that could calculate and set the minimum safe, stable voltage for each component at their current settings. This would also be handy for undervolting. It would be one less thing to be concerned with until final minimal tweaks where you could set it manually."

And that's it! Winners, check your PMs and get in touch, we've got prize details for you. Thanks to everyone who entered, you've done yourselves and bit-tech proud with some really thoughtful suggestions and discussion. Stay tuned for coverage of the event, too!

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yakyb 21st August 2009, 19:01 Quote
congrats guys see you all next week
capnPedro 21st August 2009, 19:18 Quote
I have a £100 train ticket () to buy and I have to convince my boss to give me the day off, but I'll be there!
PLM728 21st August 2009, 19:21 Quote
Congrats guys ;)
wuyanxu 21st August 2009, 20:02 Quote
nice, congrats and see all of you next friday :)
Rocket_Knight64 21st August 2009, 20:31 Quote
Well done all! Be seeing you next friday and for a drink after hopefully. :)
flibblesan 21st August 2009, 20:52 Quote
Well done guys! See you at the event!
wuyanxu 21st August 2009, 20:52 Quote
listening to the podcast, and was wondering which bit-tech staff is coming?
flibblesan 21st August 2009, 20:56 Quote
Sifter3000 is, afaik. Don't know about any others.

Would be cool to have the entire team there... and Felix D so he can buy us all a round ;)
Mister_Tad 21st August 2009, 21:05 Quote
Nice one, gives me an excuse for a 4 day weekend.

Anyone that needs a lift from Nottingham or the general midlands area? Fancy splitting fuel costs?
flibblesan 21st August 2009, 21:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Nice one, gives me an excuse for a 4 day weekend. Anyone that needs a lift from Nottingham or the general midlands area and wants to split fuel?

Balls... booked train tickets last night.
Mister_Tad 21st August 2009, 21:08 Quote
Unbook? Easy enough, cancel the credit card etc. Distance selling apply?
flibblesan 21st August 2009, 21:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Unbook? Easy enough, cancel the credit card etc. Distance selling apply?

I would do but I'm staying in London for a few days now so I'll need them to get there and back!
Mister_Tad 21st August 2009, 21:23 Quote
If you want a lift down drop me a PM, probably returning on the same day, or maybe on Saturday morning.
MajorTom 21st August 2009, 22:43 Quote
Waayyy! See you all there. I need to call my boss and get Friday off.
bradders2125 23rd August 2009, 22:08 Quote
Congrats to the latest winners. See you all there.
crash32953295@msn. 24th August 2009, 17:00 Quote
Heh yea I did ask someone to change the forum name agesss ago but it never really happened :p

I will have to try again, But cant wait its made my week, unfortunatly I still have work all week :( apart from Friday of course.

oh and for anyone that dosnt recognise the email its Inferno
g3n3tiX 24th August 2009, 17:54 Quote
Congrats !
Eager to meet you guys and Asus/BT staff !
flibblesan 25th August 2009, 12:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash32953295@msn.

oh and for anyone that dosnt recognise the email its Inferno

As long as you're Inferno from my Steam list and epic.LAN and not an imposter :D
crash32953295@msn. 25th August 2009, 13:26 Quote
No im not an imposter :p I will actually be wearing my epic top to prove it :p
andrew8200m 25th August 2009, 13:28 Quote
Is there dress code? I dont want to "over do it" nor do I want to turn up looking like the city tramp...

Andy
crash32953295@msn. 25th August 2009, 13:50 Quote
yea was also pondering this, especially if we are going out for drinks afterwards on a friday night in London.
Xtrafresh 25th August 2009, 14:30 Quote
Well, it's a pretty geeky thing, right? I'd say a Metallica or Iron Maiden shirt is mandatory, and greasy hair is a must. I stopped washing mine two weeks ago

In all seriousness, if you plan on going for i paint in London later, i'd say dress for that. I would say wear whatever you are comfortable with, but i'm afraid of Fibble showing up naked :D
g3n3tiX 25th August 2009, 15:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
Well, it's a pretty geeky thing, right? I'd say a Metallica or Iron Maiden shirt is mandatory, and greasy hair is a must. I stopped washing mine two weeks ago

In all seriousness, if you plan on going for i paint in London later, i'd say dress for that. I would say wear whatever you are comfortable with, but i'm afraid of Fibble showing up naked :D

With the greasy hair and all that you might be able to attend, but not to enter the hotel xD

Jeans/Tshirt will be fine for me.
bradders2125 25th August 2009, 15:43 Quote
I asked about the dress code and was told smart casual, its quite a nice hotel.
Sifter3000 25th August 2009, 15:55 Quote
LOL, you're going to make the staff look scruffy :p

Myself (Alex) Clive and James from CPC will be there, along with Rich and Harry from bit, and hopefully Joe. Tim's away in Scotland so he won't be able to make it...

Should be a great afternoon!

I'm going to open this forum up for posting too, so you can start threads etc.
andrew8200m 25th August 2009, 15:56 Quote
Is this to do with the Terms of entering? 4 weeks worth of blogs etc for asus?

Andy
Xtrafresh 25th August 2009, 16:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
LOL, you're going to make the staff look scruffy :p

Myself (Alex) Clive and James from CPC will be there, along with Rich and Harry from bit, and hopefully Joe. Tim's away in Scotland so he won't be able to make it...

Should be a great afternoon!

I'm going to open this forum up for posting too, so you can start threads etc.
Wow, that's a good turnout, i didn't expect everyone to come! More importantly though, will there be booth babes?
bodkin 25th August 2009, 17:12 Quote
AH!! I have just had an email saying I have won too! Did someone pull out :) Hope this isnt a fake, this looks awesome. Is there a number i can ring to find out what's going on? (need to book rail tickets from Lancaster)

Woot! Its not a fake, il see all you guys there, sounds like its going to be a lot of fun
g3n3tiX 25th August 2009, 18:44 Quote
I'll hope we'll have some cheesecake with the CPC and Bit-Tech teams !!!
Would be really great !
Sifter3000 25th August 2009, 19:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by andrew8200m
Is this to do with the Terms of entering? 4 weeks worth of blogs etc for asus?

Andy

Might be. Also helpful for people sorting out lifts, posting questions etc :)
bodkin 25th August 2009, 19:55 Quote
Anyone coming from the west coast? (Glasgow downward). If so which train are you getting?
wuyanxu 25th August 2009, 20:45 Quote
im coming from Luton :) so will probably take the last leg of your train. lol.

about the blogs, say i gotten the AMD motherboard, and i never planned to buy an AMD processor or high voltage DDR3 RAM. how can i write about it?
i also don't want to reinstall my newly installed win7 for the 4890 ATI card. then how can i write about it review?
andrew8200m 25th August 2009, 20:56 Quote
"Once you’ve won, we’ll get in touch with details about attending the event. As the competition is all about your views on Asus’ technology, Asus would also like you to write about your time at the event and the products you win in a special section of the bit-tech forums, and your posts will also be reproduced on Asus’ own site. Over the course of a month (15th September - 16th October, 2009), they’d like at least one forum post a week from you, with pictures (four in total, maths fans!) These can cover what the event was like, the questions and ideas it raised, and of course, what the hardware you won is like to use.

Sounds like a lot of work? Well, once you complete the posts, you’ll get a further prize – either the chance to play with Asus motherboard and graphics prototypes, or a trip to Taiwan to see inside Asus’ R&D Department."


Looking at that it doesnt actually say you have to "review" the unit as such even though "what its like to use" does kind of imply that. Sounds pretty cool to be honest and I am very much looking forward to it.

Andy
bodkin 25th August 2009, 21:19 Quote
Yeah, that and the prizes for writing look pretty cool. Cant wait too meet you guys, and have some fun with asus kit.
g3n3tiX 25th August 2009, 23:29 Quote
I can't wait either...
Meeting (almost) all of the bit tech team will be sweet as well ! A dream afternoon is coming on friday :
sweet hardware + cool people + prizes + pub (+ cheesecake ?)

Well then, going to sleep, I fly in tomorrow.
bodkin 25th August 2009, 23:31 Quote
Cool cant wait to meet you all, and the prizes arnt bad either:P My train gets in at around 11, can i come early or do i need to waste time at British Museum?
badders 25th August 2009, 23:57 Quote
I would have entered, but have that day off in preparation for "The Wedding"(TM) so would get my arse kicked if I attended. :(
crash32953295@msn. 26th August 2009, 10:10 Quote
I will probably getting into london for about 11, just to be on the safe side :p

Really looking forward to meeting you all and having an afternoon of playing around.
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 10:42 Quote
just wondering, anyone going to YOYOtech? its shop is 5min away from the hotel.

with smart casual, does T-shirt count?
in A-levels and summer placement, it's all smart casual, and all had to wear a shirt. i can never get the hang of this.
Sifter3000 26th August 2009, 11:36 Quote
Jeans and t-shirt will be fine.

Time wise, I'm not sure what's happening with the room before 1pm so you might need to amuse yourself for a bit if you're getting in at 11...
Xtrafresh 26th August 2009, 11:42 Quote
The only thing i'd have some trouble writing about is the "mystery" board, as a lynnfield and special DDR3 kit together will just be too much for me to dip right into. On the other hand... i'll find a way i suppose. :D
bodkin 26th August 2009, 12:32 Quote
Il probably go to YOYOtech, and spend rest of time looking round British Museum
flibblesan 26th August 2009, 12:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh

In all seriousness, if you plan on going for i paint in London later, i'd say dress for that. I would say wear whatever you are comfortable with, but i'm afraid of Fibble showing up naked :D

Your wish is sadly denied!

It's looking like I'll be wearing my Flock tshirt as it's the geekiest one I have.
flibblesan 26th August 2009, 12:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
Jeans and t-shirt will be fine.

Time wise, I'm not sure what's happening with the room before 1pm so you might need to amuse yourself for a bit if you're getting in at 11...

My train is arriving at St Pancras for 12:14 so I've got a nice dash to the hotel. Although shouldn't take too long.. just got to take tube to Oxford Circus and change for northern line to TCR. Fun.

As for the drinks.. I'll be there (as I sort of suggested it) but I'll be limiting myself due to low funds and having to get to South London for 9pm.

I hope I don't end up winning a motherboard that means me having to spend ££££s on new kit to make it work. Video card would be better! <hint hint> ;)
crash32953295@msn. 26th August 2009, 13:05 Quote
I can imagine the writeup on the Graphics card being rather short with what you can actually include, where as the motherboard you can rate it on so many more levels, Just read through all the compo threads and I agree with the guy asking for them to make that marine prototype,

I remember looking at it and my jaw dropping at its sheer awesesomeness.

And the only reason I get into London early is so im not late, if im there really early I will just go to my works head office in regents street and anoy my colleuges. :p
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 14:42 Quote
im just going to drop out of the blogging thing if i get the AMD motherboard, sorry, i am not prepared to spend ££££ for stuff i don't plan to use.
Intel p55 motherboard, however, it will be what i use for the next 2 years.
and either graphics card will mean selling my 260.


taking 11:34 train from Luton, arriving at St Pancras 12:08. is anyone else arriving at St Pancras at similar time want to go to hang out at yoyotech for a while?
(i need to buy an external DVD drive there)


my train to leave is at 7:30pm, how long do you think it'd take to get from the hotel to Paddington?
Mister_Tad 26th August 2009, 14:46 Quote
Pending Asus's flexibility on the prize front, I'm sure we could work it all out. I'd put the AMD motherboard at the top of my list personally.

I'm getting in to St Pancras at around that time, 12:10 I seem to recall

EDIT: Actually probably 12:14, as I suspect I'm catching the same train as fibblesan
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 14:49 Quote
Mister-Tad, would you like to do a swap if i get AMD board? i have zero use for it.
Mister_Tad 26th August 2009, 14:52 Quote
We'll see on the day. Don't want piss anyone off, it is free stuff after all ;)
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 15:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
We'll see on the day. Don't want piss anyone off, it is free stuff after all ;)
of course, beggars can't be choosers.

my prefered list would be: p55 mobo, 275, 4890 and AMD mobo. to be honest i really don't want to end up with 4890 as it'd mean a full re-install of my windows just to fully test it. and im sorry, AMD mobo will not be used at all.


so who's going to be in yoyotech at around 12:30?
bradders2125 26th August 2009, 15:42 Quote
I'm still tryin to sort my tickets out. I think I know the route I'm going to take, just can't get it to come up on websites because there is apparently quicker routes with more changes.
crash32953295@msn. 26th August 2009, 15:56 Quote
If I can find YoYo tech I will be in their would be interesting as not been in there before
Sifter3000 26th August 2009, 17:49 Quote
We'll do our best to make sure everyone is happy with the prize they get. I've got games as well for you all so it should be good:)

YoYoTech is pretty close by - it's off Tottenham Court Road, here.

Also, just spoke to Asus, I think it will be all Nvidia GFX cards as they're having trouble getting stock of the ATI ones - the prizes arrive tomorrow so I'll see then.
Sifter3000 26th August 2009, 18:28 Quote
Oooh, cool, just got the heads up about who's going to be coming - quite a few of the RoG team - so if you've got any questions about Asus and its designs, it'll be a good place to ask them :)
bodkin 26th August 2009, 18:47 Quote
Cool, sounds like its going to be a blast. Il be at yoyotech, look out for young, small, dark haired northerner who looks out of place. Any of you guys easily reconcilable?
Rocket_Knight64 26th August 2009, 18:49 Quote
Thinking if it would be prudent to dig out the ol' Half Life 1 collectors shirt.

Having a P45 based rig, the 4890 would be my top pick. Or the 'mystery' board would be nice if you could manage to get some charitable donations of a LGA1156 CPU and RAM :p. But I'm happy to just get anything at all. lol
bodkin 26th August 2009, 18:51 Quote
See if i can fond my half life 2 shirt :) Im with you on prizes, anything i get is a massive bonus!
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 19:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bodkin
Cool, sounds like its going to be a blast. Il be at yoyotech, look out for young, small, dark haired northerner who looks out of place. Any of you guys easily reconcilable?
im probably most recognisable: short chinese dude, probably going to be the only asian in this event.

it's a shame, my BFG t-shirt is at my parents :( don't have any other geeky shirts unfortunately.
Xtrafresh 26th August 2009, 20:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
im probably most recognisable: short chinese dude, probably going to be the only asian in this event.

it's a shame, my BFG t-shirt is at my parents :( don't have any other geeky shirts unfortunately.
Oi, BFG is a competitor, i don't think they'll be very happy with you waving enemy flags at their press event

What is this yoyotech place then? I'm going to be in London early (bus arrives at 9 AM or so, so i'll be glad to meet up anywhere :)
You can easily recognise me: tall white dude with brown curls and sleepy expression from the all-night busride :p

I'm not sure i have any geeky outfits to be honest, and i don't even have glasses, so i could almost pass for a normal person. Too bad the effect wears off as soon as i start talking :D

And for all the possibilities of prizes i have accomodation. A 4890 could be dropped in right next to my 4870, a P55 would become the base of my new main rig, and a 785GX would become my first meddling into the wonderful world of the HTPC. Maybe the GTX275 would be a bit odd, as my 4870 would have to make room, but it will still be used and appreceated :D
bodkin 26th August 2009, 20:18 Quote
Lol, we should all storm in with as much gigabyte kit as we can get our hands on, that would please them. If i cant get to yoyotech for any reason (to a lowly notherner london may well overwhelm me :) Il be in the British museum or outside the hotel looking shifty
Rocket_Knight64 26th August 2009, 20:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
Also, just spoke to Asus, I think it will be all Nvidia GFX cards as they're having trouble getting stock of the ATI ones - the prizes arrive tomorrow so I'll see then.

Is that due to stock clearing for the looming arrival of the 5xxx series? ;)
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 20:22 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xtrafresh
Oi, BFG is a competitor, i don't think they'll be very happy with you waving enemy flags at their press event

ah, right. i forgot about it. kept thinking Asus is motherboard only.
crash32953295@msn. 26th August 2009, 21:11 Quote
cant wait to see the prizes, I wouldnt mind the new secret mobo, I say secret, isnt it like the worst kept secret.....

But I dont mind either way,

Also talking about what we look like, here is a picture of me

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2130/239/55/199704211/n199704211_41793237_3068.jpg
Xtrafresh 26th August 2009, 21:43 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash32953295@msn.
cant wait to see the prizes, I wouldnt mind the new secret mobo, I say secret, isnt it like the worst kept secret.....

But I dont mind either way,

Also talking about what we look like, here is a picture of me

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2130/239/55/199704211/n199704211_41793237_3068.jpg
Looks like you are wielding much more advanced weaponry then i am there!

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg13/Xtrafresh/Axeeffect.jpg

I have lost most of the hair these days, though the goatee is still here.
bradders2125 26th August 2009, 21:51 Quote
does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get to the hotel from tottenham court road station
malaroo978 26th August 2009, 22:05 Quote
Hey guys! I havnt posted yet, just got back from camping! But I got an invite in the emails yesterday, totally unexpected! As someone else earlier said, I think it must be because someone else has dropped out or something?! Anyway, soooo excited! Looking forward to it, im getting into london near the event about 12:30.... hope Ill find my way there on time! gonna be getting in to euston, anyone else going there?

Prize wise, as everyone else has said, anything would be awesome! But the only things I could use would be either graphics cards (preferably GTX275!) or the AMD motherboard as I have just ordered X3 720!

Prizes sorted according to gaming and overclocking on the day apparently... hope I get the graphics card!! (would be coming up from a 7800GT!)
wuyanxu 26th August 2009, 22:44 Quote
what game is going to be played? and Intel or AMD is going to be used to overclock?

if it's AMD, im stuffed. haven't touched them in ages. but then, not so sure on i7 overclocking either.
malaroo978 26th August 2009, 22:49 Quote
Im not sure, I just asked about the allocation of prizes and got told it would be gaming and overclocking on the day! To be honest I havnt been doing much either lately either! Im just looking forward to it, it will be fun no matter how bad I am!

So probably bit of everything for gaming and overclocking! Ive always used AMD anyway, but for me its more about the fun of the event!
bodkin 26th August 2009, 23:07 Quote
Epp, I have only ever overclocked intel kit, and my gaminig is very erratic. Just I just pray its a fps and not counterstrick
malaroo978 26th August 2009, 23:10 Quote
lol, im sure it will be fun. I havnt gamed competitively in a while. Hopefully last place gets the GTX275!

Looking forward to meeting you all :)
bodkin 26th August 2009, 23:12 Quote
So is it just people who won the bit tech comp or are the people from outher site contests as well?
MajorTom 27th August 2009, 10:22 Quote
Woah, I missed all this thread since I got my invite. Looking forward to it. Any piece of kit is good in my book :)

I'll probably try and get to yoyo tech before the event but won't have much time as I get to Charring Cross just after 12:00.

Probably be wearing something with an autobot logo on it :D

When it comes to overclocking, I don't know what I'm doing with an AMD :| Should be great fun.
crash32953295@msn. 27th August 2009, 10:45 Quote
Well I think its that time where we offically call MERE
flibblesan 27th August 2009, 10:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradders2125
does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get to the hotel from tottenham court road station


Yes. 5 minutes walk. Walk down New Oxford Street past the Dominion Theatre (the one that always seems to have 'We Will Rock You' on) then take 3rd left onto Bloomsbury Street. Hotel is a bit on the left.. posh thing, can't miss it.

This is the exact way I'm coming also. I've got basically 40 minutes to get from St Pancras to the hotel via tube, lol.
flibblesan 27th August 2009, 10:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Pending Asus's flexibility on the prize front, I'm sure we could work it all out. I'd put the AMD motherboard at the top of my list personally.

I'm getting in to St Pancras at around that time, 12:10 I seem to recall

EDIT: Actually probably 12:14, as I suspect I'm catching the same train as fibblesan

Yeah seems like it. The 10:28 from Nottingham? I'll be in 1st class though ;)

Anyway I'm with Inferno and calling mere on this also!
g3n3tiX 27th August 2009, 12:58 Quote
I'm in London now, at a friend's, getting ready for tomorrow !
I might arrive a bit earlier than 1pm to get to meet you guys, and have a little chat.

I hope we'll get loads of Asus merchandising (RoG T-shirts !!!!) qs well as the prizes...
bodkin 27th August 2009, 13:02 Quote
Il be hanging around early too, hopefully we will be able to work out who else is there for the event and I wont end up asking random people if they are suchandsuch :)
Mister_Tad 27th August 2009, 13:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
Yeah seems like it. The 10:28 from Nottingham? I'll be in 1st class though ;)

Crikey, I've never been known as one to skimp, but even I think 1st class rail is a waste of money!

I'll be in the back with the rest of the plebs :D
bodkin 27th August 2009, 15:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Crikey, I've never been known as one to skimp, but even I think 1st class rail is a waste of money!

I'll be in the back with the rest of the plebs :D

I could not even book a seat on my train!
flibblesan 27th August 2009, 16:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
Crikey, I've never been known as one to skimp, but even I think 1st class rail is a waste of money!

I'll be in the back with the rest of the plebs :D

It was £4 more than standard. Worth it for free drinks and a newspaper to read, as well as the extra legroom ;)

(thanks to Asus for paying lol)
crash32953295@msn. 27th August 2009, 17:03 Quote
i rented a limo for my transport

Thanks asus
wuyanxu 27th August 2009, 17:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000

Also, just spoke to Asus, I think it will be all Nvidia GFX cards as they're having trouble getting stock of the ATI ones - the prizes arrive tomorrow so I'll see then.

any word on the prizes?
flibblesan 27th August 2009, 17:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by crash32953295@msn.
i rented a limo for my transport

Thanks asus

Prize for anybody chartering a private jet!
bodkin 27th August 2009, 21:03 Quote
Cant wait for tomorrow! Hope I don't get lost and miss the whole thing! Or whose this is all just a cruel joke to make geeks look stupid :S
Sifter3000 27th August 2009, 21:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
any word on the prizes?

Prizes are looking awesome - just spent a few hours with Asus setting up the event. Those who win the mobos will also get CPUs :) Graphics cards are all GTX 285s, overclocked w/ custom coolers. Plus we have game prizes, CPC subs etc etc.

Going to be great :)
wuyanxu 27th August 2009, 22:41 Quote
wow, that's a huge upgrade. that's 10 more better than 275. you got me excited :P

just been on Crysis for a bit, and got beaten bad, haven't played it for a long time, and i wasn't good on its launch anyway. in fact, im not good at any game, all i play are for fun, so don't think i'll be walking away with the prize of my choice.

can't wait for tomorrow, really want to play around with new hardware and talk to Asus engineers. i want BIOS fine tuned fan controller menu!
bodkin 27th August 2009, 22:41 Quote
OH MY GOD, that's amazing, now im more existed than used to be at Christmas, god im as giddy as a schoolgirl
Rocket_Knight64 27th August 2009, 23:51 Quote
By the power of grayskull! Thats some upgrade! Sod the 4890! lol
andrew8200m 28th August 2009, 03:23 Quote
I'm going to be more than grateful what ever I may get! The fact I have the oppertunity to go is a greater prize in it's own right then any piece of hardware that can be offered. A gtx285 would be nice though, would like to add to my 295s for folding and with it I'll transfer my folding team over and start new with bit-tech, my other forum doesn't deserve it. (not nova though, they were my other choice).

Can't wait to see you all, been that excited that I've been down since tues!

Andy
Xtrafresh 28th August 2009, 11:33 Quote


Just arrived in London at my cheapass Hostel, this is very good news to come online for!
Too bad i suck at gaming too, and have 0 experience in overclocking either AMD or Nehalem.

The whole event is a great experience, and i would have come and liked it even without the prizes, but this is just the icing on the cheesecake Man, this is going to rock!

At the event, it might be possible to record our gaming FAILS with fraps. Also would be a nice way to get benches, though they'd probably have to be blurred out because of the NDA, right?

Ah well, see you all in a few hours! I'll be outside the hotel or yoyotech, whichever i feel like.
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