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Gigabyte announces GO OC 2010

Gigabyte announces GO OC 2010

This years' GO OC event promises to be the biggest yet - and your bit-tech and Custom PC crew will be flying the flag.

Hardware manufacturer Gigabyte has announced the Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010, which looks to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to extreme clock speeds - and we'll be there.

The open-invite event is scheduled for the 16th of April at the SNO!bar in Milton Keynes' XSCAPE - and it's going to be even bigger than last year's effort, with a range of competitors battling it out to take the top prize.

The concept is simple: Gigabyte will be providing entrants with GA-X58A-UD7 motherboards and Intel i7 980X processors - and it's then up to each team to try to coax as much clockspeed from the rig as possible, using any cooling mechanism to hand. While many will be relying on traditional watercooling systems, Gigabyte has promised that more esoteric coolants - including dry ice and the fabled liquid nitrogen - will be making an appearance in the search for speed.

As well as a crack team assembled from your beloved bit-tech and Custom PC crew, entrants from Scan Computers, YoYo Tech, Atomic Tech, OC UK, Benchtech, Aria, Overclockers' Tech, Clunk, OP3, Darkcat Systems, and others will be there - along with an in-house team made up from members of Gigabyte's forums. A special guest appearance from the company's pet extreme overclocker HiCookie has also been promised.

If you're into extreme overclocking - or if you just fancy meeting the bit-tech and Custom PC team - you owe it to yourself to get to the event, which will take place between 10 AM and 5 PM.

Any readers going to make a pledge to head to Milton Keynes and show their support for our team, or have the infamous concrete cows scared you off? Any tricks you'd like to share to increase our chances of winning? Sound off over in the forums.

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borandi 1st April 2010, 15:48 Quote
I'll be there, supporting BenchTec :)
Jaguar_Infinity 1st April 2010, 15:54 Quote
I would love to make it but unfortuniately i can't so will have to support the Bit team in spirit. As for advice? errr i guess you already know not to use stuff like peanut butter as a thermal interface paste right? :D
cjoyce1980 1st April 2010, 15:59 Quote
annoying!!! why on a friday??? (confused)
liratheal 1st April 2010, 16:41 Quote
I'll give it a shot showing up, see how many things go 'pop' :p
Nitrix 1st April 2010, 16:54 Quote
I'll be there again :)
loner1994 1st April 2010, 18:52 Quote
had it been one day later i would come but it the day before i get back from holiday
Omnituens 2nd April 2010, 08:12 Quote
If I turn up dressed as a giant processah, can I have a 980X for free?

Would to take part in an overclocking event, the one at the summit, while basic, was alot of fun!
legoman666 2nd April 2010, 13:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Omnituens
If I turn up dressed as a giant processah, can I have a 980X for free?

Would to take part in an overclocking event, the one at the summit, while basic, was alot of fun!

I'll come dressed as a socket. You can use your imagination about what happens next ;)
Omnituens 2nd April 2010, 15:20 Quote
Hawt CPU-on-socket action.
dec 2nd April 2010, 17:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by legoman666
I'll come dressed as a socket. You can use your imagination about what happens next ;)

Ill come as a titan fenrir. You know what happens next
erratum1 2nd April 2010, 19:21 Quote
Good luck Bit-tech and Custom-pc team.
wuyanxu 2nd April 2010, 19:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by dec
Ill come as a titan fenrir. You know what happens next
dirty mind overflowing!

i'll come next year, where i will be working in Luton, very close to Milton Keynes.
dakey 3rd April 2010, 19:18 Quote
"Fabled" liquid nitrogen? It's cheaper than milk, for god's sake.
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