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M3G4 20th April 2009, 10:49 Quote
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Other info we gleaned from the event was of some amazing new fans from Enermax. Called the Apollo range of fans, they have no less than fifteen LEDs arranged around the fan grill that look dazzling when the fan is spinning. They have a switch for the LEDs and also sport a removable fan which can be detached for cleaning.

Great coverage, but the passage above doesn't make sense lol... a fan with a removeable fan? :p
[USRF]Obiwan 20th April 2009, 10:50 Quote
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We listen to our users both at events like this and on our forums and have great relationships with our partners."

Well I have a few suggestions for them:
1) Ditch FDD
2) Ditch IDE
3) Ditch PS/2
Tim S 20th April 2009, 10:51 Quote
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Other info we gleaned from the event was of some amazing new fans from Enermax. Called the Apollo range of fans, they have no less than fifteen LEDs arranged around the fan grill that look dazzling when the fan is spinning. They have a switch for the LEDs and also sport a removable fan which can be detached for cleaning.

Great coverage, but the passage above doesn't make sense lol... a fan with a removeable fan? :p

+grill
Turbotab 20th April 2009, 10:53 Quote
Still reading the article, but why did Gigabyte go with the GA-EX58-UD4P instead of their range topping GA-X58-Extreme?
Combatus 20th April 2009, 10:53 Quote
The entire fan section was removable, bearing and all, only leaving the cage.
Combatus 20th April 2009, 10:55 Quote
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Obiwan]
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We listen to our users both at events like this and on our forums and have great relationships with our partners."

Well I have a few suggestions for them:
1) Ditch FDD
2) Ditch IDE
3) Ditch PS/2

I agree with the first two but using PS/2 as opposed to USB can gain you points in certain benchmarks believe it or not!
ComputerKing 20th April 2009, 11:44 Quote
I can't wait for those enermax fans :( Dam they are hot.

Thanks Guys for the report :) it's awesome. Well done
Greed4Speed 20th April 2009, 11:52 Quote
I think this was a great event and it's good to see Gigabyte organising such a thing. However I have a concern with Gigabytes country selection in particular the UK. What I can see is they only selected customers in particular "BIG customers like Midland computers & YOYO tech. There are a lot of talented overclockers in the UK who never got the chance to participate. The people I mentioned before had "NO" experience with extreme cooling. It's all a bit silly I think, I hope next year Gigabyte put's beter thourght into who participates.
alpaca 20th April 2009, 11:55 Quote
yeah, Belgium = the best :d
Greed4Speed 20th April 2009, 12:18 Quote
I think this was a great event and it's good to see Gigabyte organising such a thing. However I have a concern with Gigabytes country selection in particular the UK. What I can see is they only selected customers in particular "BIG customers like Midland computers & YOYO tech. There are a lot of talented overclockers in the UK who never got the chance to participate. The people I mentioned before had "NO" experience with extreme cooling. It's all a bit silly I think, I hope next year Gigabyte put's beter thourght into who participates.
katmandude 20th April 2009, 12:28 Quote
and out of the blue here comes the belgians ^^ yeeeessss swwweeettttt!! this ons is for those very nice people who very nicely pointed out that my english was bad. (and YES IT IS, but getting rather better ^^)

hello from the first position .

wonderfull OC for the GC's 100% OC, BRAVO SWEDES!!

think we can get the final tweeks on the hardware?? love to see what the competitors did .


Kat,
FROM BELGIUM.

ARF ^^
Greed4Speed 20th April 2009, 12:54 Quote
Congrats Belgium!!
GIGA-Man 20th April 2009, 13:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by [USRF
Obiwan]
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We listen to our users both at events like this and on our forums and have great relationships with our partners."

Well I have a few suggestions for them:
1) Ditch FDD
2) Ditch IDE
3) Ditch PS/2

thanks for your suggestions, we will consider them.
GIGA-Man 20th April 2009, 14:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by Greed4Speed
I think this was a great event and it's good to see Gigabyte organising such a thing. However I have a concern with Gigabytes country selection in particular the UK. What I can see is they only selected customers in particular "BIG customers like Midland computers & YOYO tech. There are a lot of talented overclockers in the UK who never got the chance to participate. The people I mentioned before had "NO" experience with extreme cooling. It's all a bit silly I think, I hope next year Gigabyte put's beter thourght into who participates.

Gigabyte UK organized local Overclocking event few weeks earlier. It was announced in the media and also in our Forum: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,160.0.html. Everybody was able to come and take his chance. Unfortunately not many overclockers arrived, believe me. Next year i hope we will make the same competition in UK, so there shouldn't be a problem for you or anybody else who really wants to participate.

And if you know any of good UK overclockers please PM me with their contact details, i will be happy to invite them to the next round of GOOC
Turbotab 20th April 2009, 14:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Turbotab
Still reading the article, but why did Gigabyte go with the GA-EX58-UD4P instead of their range topping GA-X58-Extreme?

Giga-Byte man, any chance of answering this Q?
Thx
Greed4Speed 20th April 2009, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by Greed4Speed
I think this was a great event and it's good to see Gigabyte organising such a thing. However I have a concern with Gigabytes country selection in particular the UK. What I can see is they only selected customers in particular "BIG customers like Midland computers & YOYO tech. There are a lot of talented overclockers in the UK who never got the chance to participate. The people I mentioned before had "NO" experience with extreme cooling. It's all a bit silly I think, I hope next year Gigabyte put's beter thourght into who participates.

Gigabyte UK organized local Overclocking event few weeks earlier. It was announced in the media and also in our Forum: http://forum.giga-byte.co.uk/index.php/topic,160.0.html. Everybody was able to come and take his chance. Unfortunately not many overclockers arrived, believe me. Next year i hope we will make the same competition in UK, so there shouldn't be a problem for you or anybody else who really wants to participate.

And if you know any of good UK overclockers please PM me with their contact details, i will be happy to invite them to the next round of GOOC


Thanks GIGA-MAN.
Ok, I must admit that I did see the notice of the event posted on my team's forum (benchtec) and was told that only 2 team members can participate which were already deceided before I saw the notice.
The problem is that on benchtec there are "TOO" many good overclockers and we have to fight for the 2 placements. I just hope next year I will be considered good enough to have a try. Anyway all the best Gigabyte on the finals in Taiwan :-)
GIGA-Man 20th April 2009, 15:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Turbotab
Still reading the article, but why did Gigabyte go with the GA-EX58-UD4P instead of their range topping GA-X58-Extreme?

Hi

the reason GIGABYTE decided to use the GA-EX58-UD4P and not the GA-EX58-Extreme is because the Extreme is in a bit of a shortage.
The demand is too high, that same applies to the GA-EX58-UD5P, however the UD4P is widely available, hence the reason we decided to rather use the UD4P.
We also wanted to show to everyone that even our UD4P can perform well when overclocking.
It's not just the Extreme that should be used for overclocking.
The UD4P is cheaper, yet it performs brilliantly.
ComputerKing 20th April 2009, 15:56 Quote
GIGA-Man :D I like Your name, Sounds like Super Hero....

Also I'm big fan of Gigabyte and I want to suggest this :

1) Ditch FDD
2) Ditch IDE
3) Make Boards with Blue And White Colors ( No Rainbow Colors all in the same time )

Other than that. GIGABYTE is the best motherboards guys out there..... All Respect.

Also if I can join that OC Championship next year :( Don't u accept lonely guys or try to find teams in Egypt or Dubai ?
frojoe 20th April 2009, 16:04 Quote
"As soon as the event started it was a hive of activity from start to finish, even during the lengthy practice sessions. Final preperations included the wrapping of pots in tissue paper to stave of the condensation for a bit longer."

Should be "stave off"

Great article, love seeing what's possible even if I, as a mere mortal, will never come close. I wish I had that much LN2 to play with as well.
C-Sniper 20th April 2009, 16:38 Quote
Neat article.
Obiwan, I would say that PS/2 (at least one that can operate between mouse/keyboard) should be kept. I say this from personal experience when a USB keyboard dies and I have to use a back-up PS/2 based one.
Also I think that the colors for GB boards also need a bit of an overhaul as well.
Mr.ME 20th April 2009, 17:06 Quote
for once in my life i am proude to be belgian
also nice to see the ud4p performce so well (planning to buy this mobo nextr week)
Jozo 20th April 2009, 17:16 Quote
Don't want to go off topic but I was just wondering.

Why does everyone insulate their CPU/GPU/MOBO from condensation using foam, neoprene whatever?

Can't they just make an acrylic container and put the mobo and everything in mineral oil.
Water wouldn't condensate because there isn't any,
and other things would get better cooling and they wouldn't have to worry if they insulated the board enough so the board doesn't die.

Nice to see Serbians in the 6th place. I wonder why my country doesn't have an OC team.
PHILIP1193 20th April 2009, 17:33 Quote
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Originally Posted by Greed4Speed
I think this was a great event and it's good to see Gigabyte organising such a thing. However I have a concern with Gigabytes country selection in particular the UK. What I can see is they only selected customers in particular "BIG customers like Midland computers & YOYO tech. There are a lot of talented overclockers in the UK who never got the chance to participate. The people I mentioned before had "NO" experience with extreme cooling. It's all a bit silly I think, I hope next year Gigabyte put's beter thourght into who participates.

Like Gigaman said there was the option for a lot of people to come but it was understandable that the benchtec did want to be competing with them selves, i know there is a lot of clockers in the community and as part of them you should be proud of the team and your country. No 'I' in team is there ;)

Although we had no experience with LN2, i still won on air which in part was down to a good chip, but also because of skill and ultimately i still won against the benchtec guys who were on LN2 in the end. As far as no experience goes, it wasn't an issues as Thickbrit had a lot of experience and as a team we worked well, Peter did the cooling, i did windows tweaking, we both the clocking he he.

Better though into who participle is not needed, if people take a look into the manufacturer forums you could of competes your self, but would be expected from benchtec's team forum as this is breaking their rules AFAIK.

The people chosen from benchtec were two very talented people who both have good ties with gigabyte. Jabski is sponsored by giagbyte and thus will have more knowledge than a lot of people on their board and Kenny is a Super Pi God iirc, all in all they were a talented team, but lost out in the end. Im sure if you put your will be considered but should seriously think about how good you actually are, all the people that attended needed to have the skill to make the chips run at the speeds they did.

Do you have experience with an i7 system, do you have experience with LN2? Are you well known in the benchtec team and have you proved that you are good enough to compete in such a competition and would be a good representative for benchtec? Can you do a Sub 1.40 Super pi 8mb?

The other reason for using the UD4 is the same board, chip set, bios etc as the extreme but doesn't have the same heatpipe technology, which isn't too much of an issue when you have big fans cooling the chipsets anyway.

You wouldn't use mineral water as it would simply freeze and stop the board from operating as it would free around it, which is exactly what your trying to avoid. To foam and clay is to stop condensation forming and causing things to short.


Phil
Combatus 20th April 2009, 17:38 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jozo
Don't want to go off topic but I was just wondering.

Why does everyone insulate their CPU/GPU/MOBO from condensation using foam, neoprene whatever?

Can't they just make an acrylic container and put the mobo and everything in mineral oil.
Water wouldn't condensate because there isn't any,
and other things would get better cooling and they wouldn't have to worry if they insulated the board enough so the board doesn't die.

Nice to see Serbians in the 6th place. I wonder why my country doesn't have an OC team.

That's a good idea although I suppose the reason it's not more common is the time it would take to setup plus the added expense of the container. Cooling with LN2 is already a fiddly business and the components are constantly being removed and modded!
HourBeforeDawn 20th April 2009, 18:31 Quote
huh who ever they used to make that ice cube did a pretty poor job at creating it but other then that pretty cool :) not sure why they didnt go for one of their extreme board are they telling us something about not using it ;)
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