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Last chance to enter a team for the bit-tech & Custom PC Pub Quiz

Last chance to enter a team for the bit-tech & Custom PC Pub Quiz

More prizes anounced!

It’s now only a week until the inaugural bit-tech and Custom PC Pub Quiz but plenty of stuff is still happening behind the scenes.

We can announce, for example, that in addition to having Corsair on board as a partner and main prize sponsor, we’ve also teamed up with Paradox Interactive. This means that everyone who attends will be walking away with not one but two steam codes - not bad for just making your way into central London eh?

We’re also working hard on making sure that the winners get their hands on something unique - if all our plans come together there should be a decidedly cheesecake shaped prize, and also something large and shiny for the winning team to hold aloft for all to see. These particular prizes are however depended on our hunger pangs on the day of the quiz, and us ever finding a gold spray paint that doesn’t rub off at the slightest provocation.

If you want to snap up one of the remaining few tables at the quiz just grab a small group of equally techy friends and email in to quiznight@custompc.co.uk. Teams can have up to a maximum of five people in them, and all we need to book your place is a team name. It’d also be useful if you included a phone number in the email, but that’s not compulsory.

We’ll then email you back to confirm your spot at the quiz, and it’s only on receiving this confirmation email that your spot is definitely booked. There's no charge for the quiz, but there is a strict limit on numbers.

Don’t worry if you can’t get a full team together, we’re more than happy to have teams of fewer than five there on the night. We can also pair you up with others who couldn’t muster a full team if you wish - just let us know in your email.

With that said, we’re off to polish up the last few questions for the event - we do hope you know your TCP from your TDP.

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noizdaemon666 21st June 2012, 14:30 Quote
This is an excellent thread full of all the info needed to get to the quiz :p Maybe a link to the General thread? Or to the article?
Material 21st June 2012, 14:48 Quote
Now with all new comment thread.
Blademrk 21st June 2012, 15:42 Quote
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Originally Posted by noizdaemon666
This is an excellent thread full of all the info needed to get to the quiz Maybe a link to the General thread? Or to the article?

linky you say? :D
Spreadie 21st June 2012, 15:46 Quote
The week my family comes to visit. :(

Not that there was any guarantee I'd be able attend anyway, although I'm sure it'd be fun.

Make the people who turn up wear badges displaying their forum ID. ;) :)
noizdaemon666 21st June 2012, 15:49 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadie
The week my family comes to visit. :(

Not that there was any guarantee I'd be able attend anyway, although I'm sure it'd be fun.

Make the people who turn up wear badges displaying their forum ID. ;) :)

Mingemuncher and Itchy Rim? They'll go down a storm
loftie 21st June 2012, 18:19 Quote
Interested in coming as I work in John Lewis next door, but I'm working until 8 and not sure if I can change that. If not I may just turn up, assuming you're not booking the whole phoenix as a private night?
greypilgers 21st June 2012, 18:58 Quote
What a really nice idea.
:)
Spreadie 21st June 2012, 20:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by greypilgers
What a really nice idea.
:)
Woah there. Steady on, fella!

That was a positive comment, wtf are you doing? ;) :p :)
Material 21st June 2012, 22:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by loftie
Interested in coming as I work in John Lewis next door, but I'm working until 8 and not sure if I can change that. If not I may just turn up, assuming you're not booking the whole phoenix as a private night?

We've got the downstairs booked and you're welcome to turn up after work and slot in somewhere. Of course getting the time off work will mean you wont miss gems such as the 'Name the map' round or the 'Game, film or hardware' round.
SpAceman 22nd June 2012, 06:20 Quote
Sounds like a heap of fun. Wish I was able to attend..

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Atomic 22nd June 2012, 09:29 Quote
Mid week :(
flibblesan 22nd June 2012, 16:27 Quote
I'd love to attend but I don't really know anyone on the forum :(
longweight 22nd June 2012, 16:30 Quote
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Originally Posted by flibblesan
I'd love to attend but I don't really know anyone on the forum :(

So? Just come along! I've never met anyone on the forum!
flibblesan 22nd June 2012, 16:57 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by longweight
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
I'd love to attend but I don't really know anyone on the forum :(

So? Just come along! I've never met anyone on the forum!

Decided to :D
Material 22nd June 2012, 17:28 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by flibblesan
I'd love to attend but I don't really know anyone on the forum :(

You could also bring some or your like minded mates, we're not expecting everyone there to be a bit-tech forumite.
loftie 22nd June 2012, 20:41 Quote
May I suggest, if possible, a Name That Cheesecake round? :P Where we try and guess where said cheesecake was bought :)
longweight 22nd June 2012, 21:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by loftie
May I suggest, if possible, a Name That Cheesecake round? :P Where we try and guess where said cheesecake was bought :)

Please God no!
towelie 23rd June 2012, 15:00 Quote
I'm up for this anyone want to form a team?
sub routine 24th June 2012, 13:07 Quote
14 hour round trip, i ll give it a miss. I`ll have a few beers to get me in the spirit of things though @:)
Material 25th June 2012, 10:31 Quote
Hopefully we'll put up one or two of the questions on twitter or something during the night for those of you that live too far away.
wuyanxu 25th June 2012, 10:53 Quote
is cheesecake allowed as part of team name?

and will there be (cheese)cake at the end?

longweight 25th June 2012, 11:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
is cheesecake allowed as part of team name?

and will there be (cheese)cake at the end?

No!
Material 25th June 2012, 11:18 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
is cheesecake allowed as part of team name?

and will there be (cheese)cake at the end?

Yes and Maybe
loftie 25th June 2012, 11:55 Quote
The (cheese)cake is a lie?
Unicorn 25th June 2012, 12:13 Quote
Too far away for me and not worth a trip across yonder Irish sea for one night I'm afraid... I will take part on Twitter if there are questions posted though!
Spreadie 25th June 2012, 13:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicorn
Too far away for me and not worth a trip across yonder Irish sea for one night I'm afraid... I will take part on Twitter if there are questions posted though!

I see a small flaw in your plan...
Sarakon 25th June 2012, 14:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadie
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unicorn
Too far away for me and not worth a trip across yonder Irish sea for one night I'm afraid... I will take part on Twitter if there are questions posted though!

I see a small flaw in your plan...

I have a even bigger problem having to cross a whole continent or two and cross some oceans :( Would have been awesome!
Tim S 25th June 2012, 14:40 Quote
FYI, the final round will be a cheesecake megatest. If you don't eat a slice of every cheesecake, you have no chance of winning. :p
loftie 25th June 2012, 21:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim S
FYI, the final round will be a cheesecake megatest. If you don't eat a slice of every cheesecake, you have no chance of winning. :p

Ahhh yea, great minds ^^

PS is there an entry fee?
Material 26th June 2012, 09:58 Quote
Nope, its completely free.
sotu1 27th June 2012, 11:46 Quote
I'll be there, why not. Any of the BF3 crew going to be there?
sp4nky 27th June 2012, 12:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spreadie
Make the people who turn up wear badges displaying their forum ID. ;) :)

Now there's a good idea. Too bad I can't make it but since I'm not a Londoner, I don't think I'm invited anyway.
GeorgeStorm 4th July 2012, 10:56 Quote
Thought this was today for some reason, however since it's not, I may have to ask around if anyone wants to sign up...

Presuming there are still spaces free?
Material 4th July 2012, 11:05 Quote
Still room for more teams yes :-)
suragh 4th July 2012, 13:40 Quote
tempting... don't know if I will be around that time, I live 20 minutes away as well! :(
GeorgeStorm 4th July 2012, 14:19 Quote
How many people aren't full teams? Want to make sure if I were to turn up I'd be able to join someone :P
loftie 4th July 2012, 15:19 Quote
Corsair sponsored cheesecake?!? :D
Material 4th July 2012, 16:51 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GeorgeStorm
How many people aren't full teams? Want to make sure if I were to turn up I'd be able to join someone :P

We've got 3-4 people coming as singles at the moment who are likely to be combined into a team, so you wont be left on your own, don't worry.
GeorgeStorm 4th July 2012, 17:04 Quote
Just found out I'm out of the country for this, thought I was leaving a week later :(

Hope everyone has fun
faxiij 4th July 2012, 22:34 Quote
You really should make the winners do a dance if they are to receive their earned prize, at least the top3/top5. Then upload that to Youtube and start a vote who did the best dance. Winner(group) get's a special title on the forums, t-shirts, any small gift that is nice to have for a geek. This way non-participants could also benefit greatly from this event!! ;)
loftie 15th July 2012, 00:17 Quote
Holy crap pre 2000 CPU names. Gotta do some reading! ^^
Petrol head 18th July 2012, 00:58 Quote
Arrrggghhh it's my son's third birthday!!! :( I only live 40 minutes away. Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!
Material 18th July 2012, 16:59 Quote
Only a week till this, grab the last spots while you can
GeorgeStorm 18th July 2012, 17:01 Quote
So jelly of those able to go :(

Expecting lots of pics and hopefully an article covering the event :)
wuyanxu 18th July 2012, 17:07 Quote
im sure those hanging around on Photo sub forum will be taking their camera. i will be there with my fast prime :D
Material 18th July 2012, 17:27 Quote
Yeah, i'll be snapping away too - there will be an article on the site and in the mag, so we'll need images for them.
loftie 18th July 2012, 17:40 Quote
Will reps from either corsair or paradox be there?
Material 18th July 2012, 17:48 Quote
Yep, Corsair will have a team there, so you'll be able to pit your wits against them.
DLDeadbolt 20th July 2012, 11:45 Quote
Hell, if Wyx and Sotu are going, you can count me in
Material 23rd July 2012, 14:48 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLDeadbolt
Hell, if Wyx and Sotu are going, you can count me in

Cool, you just going to want slotting into a team on the night?
NickCPC 23rd July 2012, 21:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
Quote:
Originally Posted by DLDeadbolt
Hell, if Wyx and Sotu are going, you can count me in

Cool, you just going to want slotting into a team on the night?

Not sure if Team Aria Forums is going to be (anywhere near) full, we'll take Deadbolt if he's free and up for it :P
towelie 24th July 2012, 15:15 Quote
I have that feeling if i showed up i would know 5% of the answer's if that...
Material 24th July 2012, 15:51 Quote
Well, you wont know if you don't turn up will you! There are prizes for the winners of our half time challenge, and best team name, so it's hardly like you need to get all the questions right to stand a chance of winning anything.

If nothing else, you'll get a free drink and a game out of it...
loftie 25th July 2012, 06:35 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by towelie
I have that feeling if i showed up i would know 5% of the answer's if that...

Cheesecake round.....how can you not come?!

To be honest, most of the people in our team are not techy, and going by some of the hints of what could be in the quiz, I don't know any of it either! Come along for the fun ;)

Plus it can't be all hardware related, so they're bound to have at least 1 question we know :D
vdbswong 25th July 2012, 18:24 Quote
We're all intimidated atm... think we're the youngest ones here, haha.

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Ending Credits 26th July 2012, 00:08 Quote
Now I just need to find someone to animate my new avatar...
longweight 26th July 2012, 00:13 Quote
Such a good night!
vdbswong 26th July 2012, 00:26 Quote
Yus!

Disappointed we missed out on a new Keyboard :(.

Guess these mice will have to do :D *wags tail*.

Another thanks to you guys who organised it, and again thanks to Ben for his Tetris article in the latest issue of CPC... if i hadn't read it this morning, i'd have never known the answer to the CGA question :D.

EDIT: +and thansk to Corsair as well obviously.
longweight 26th July 2012, 09:25 Quote
Thank you all for arranging such a good night!
loftie 26th July 2012, 10:04 Quote
Wicked night, just a shame we had to go so soon afterwards, thanks to the organisers and sponsors and well done the winners :) We all know that the cheesecake was by far the best prize of the night!

What was the GFX card before you sprayed it? It looked dual gpu from the glance I got at it. I think you should have benchmarked it, we all know gold increases electrical conductivity, probably would have given us more FPS in Crysis.

vdbswong: I can trade you the mouse for my memory stick :D
Shirty 26th July 2012, 10:05 Quote
Really wish I could have made it, sounds like I missed an awesome night and the closest thing to a Bit-tech meet in a long time :(

Here's hoping for a good round-up article explaining who won what how.
Material 26th July 2012, 11:08 Quote
Thanks to all those that attended, it was amazing. Quick news article about it going up later today; full blow by blow account with graphs and everything going up some time next week once I've actually found some time to write it.

The graphics card that made the trophy was a ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - if the winners try and rip it out of the base and use it, I'm likely to go mental as we'll need it back for the next one!
wuyanxu 26th July 2012, 11:33 Quote
sound like it was a blast. gutted i couldn't go because of splitting the headache i am having all week.

can't wait to see the article and photos :D
Ending Credits 26th July 2012, 11:33 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Material
The graphics card that made the trophy was a ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 - if the winners try and rip it out of the base and use it, I'm likely to go mental as we'll need it back for the next one!

It's depressing when a 'junk' card is actually faster than what you're currently running (4870 1GB). :D
Voluntary_Pariah 26th July 2012, 13:20 Quote
Great night. Good food, free booze (well, one drink), the chance to names to faces. Some of the questions were evil though.
Voluntary_Pariah 26th July 2012, 13:25 Quote
Also how could I forget the greatest prize if the night: my limited edition, vintage customPc and Bit-Tech poster.
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