MSI European Overclocking Challenge 2008 Coverage


A few weeks ago you may remember that OC3D presented its lucky members the chance to win not only some top notch hardware, but the opportunity to travel out to and compete in the MSI European Overcocking challenge in Amsterdam. Out of the entries two winners were chosen: Richard aka Barron_greenback and Martin aka Bustamove.

As a result, on the 22nd of August they departed from their nearest airport, armed with their tools and knowledge, to go head-to-head with the other top European overclockers from a total of 20 other countries. I was lucky enough to accompany them to report on the event.

The Teams

MSI had worked along side numerous other sites such as OC3D, one from each European country, to pluck the best overclockers from the masses and gather them together for the event. The teams consisted of the overclockers themselve's and editors, who were there to cover the event. Below is a list of the countries involved and the members that made up their teams:
BelgiumJip, Pt1t, Massman
Croatia puh_bear, Vedran Dakic
Czech Republic Ing. Hudec, Hudec, Karel
Denmark [email protected], Carpe^Diem, Thomas Axel
Finland SF3D, Sampsa
France Marmott, Florian, Trouffman
Germany Masterchorch, Hundro, Daniel Waadt
Greece Hipro5, gprhellas, JC_Denton
Hungary Achill3uS, [email protected], Parci
The Netherlands Snot_Aap, Extera, Willem De Moor
Norway Aspstein, Det Dvergiske Kaffebord, Jørgen Nilsen
Poland Ryba, Chaos, Pit202
Portugal ojdr2001, [_silence_], N3RO, PPInDaHouse
Romania Monstru, Micutzu, Radu Bozga
Russia DeDal, S1D, Dronich
Serbia Vezmar, srbljak, Branko Maksimovic
Spain Predator, Fox, Rafael Garcia Ortega
SwedenElmor, Blossa
Turkey Hey, Tonsuner mc, Ozkan Erden
UK Bustamove, Barron_Greenback, Ham

The Hardware

The challenge was sponsored by numerous big names in the computing world. Providing the hardware was MSI, giving the users motherboards in the shape of the P45D3 Platinum and GPUs in the form of the MSI 9600GT.
 The Hardware

Intel gave the teams E8400s and OCZ loaned out a set of PCP&C 750w Sliencer's and OCZ Platinum 3P1600EB2GK DDR3 kits.
The Challenge

The objective of the weekend was to obtain the highest scores in 3 renowned benchmarking programs. Two were announced prior to the event and were SuperPi Mod 1.5 1M and the Cinebench xCPU test. The third was kept a secret until the morning that the overclocking began, and was announced as 3DMark05 graphical tests
Flip the page too see just how the weekend went....
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Most Recent Comments

29-08-2008, 10:40:46

Damn that place looked so much fun! Quote

29-08-2008, 14:25:03

Thanks must go out to Jim for hosting the qualifiers and Graham [Ham] for covering the event and helping us when needed. awesome coverage Graham.

It was a great weekend, Im ready to do it again.Quote

29-08-2008, 14:44:58

Great coverage, great article.

Some excellent results in that table, gotta be semi-awkward when ur not in ur "home" setup with the usual stuff at hand. That aside, 6th is tremendous looking at the competitions` results also.

Good read.Quote

29-08-2008, 14:55:37

Cheers for the feedback guys.

Really was an awesome weekend. Can't wait for the next one! Quote

29-08-2008, 16:40:07

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Cheers for the feedback guys.

Really was an awesome weekend. Can't wait for the next one!
Gigabyte in Taiwan? Quote

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