Before we step into the TOA III, we must applaud the efforts by the two initial organisors. Drucchi and Blue-Tiger. Together with Emanuel from Tones they managed to get all the sponsors on board. Providing all the required gear for another fun overclocking Academy. Thank you Corsair, MSI and Intel for participating.
Location: Middle of the Netherlands: Utrecht Oudengracht 252. A party place called Trianon 14 august 2011
As you can see the Trianon, has quite some character, being used in the weekend mainly by dancing schools. Curious what happens there if not being crowded by some mad overclockers.
Adding a bit of hardware
10 Z68-GD65 G3
10 X58 Big Bang X-Power
Intel 990/970/960 and 10 x 2600K's
Corsair memory ( Dominator, GT and Vengeance ram kits ) and Corsair 650 HX PSU's
20 x GTX580 Lightning
5 x GTX560 HAWK
Quite a drooling picture for a hardware g33k picture. This one went global, as especially them 20 MSI Lightning cards are very wanted amongst overclockers. Quite impressive the guys from Tones got such a big stock together.
We initially had plans for 20 teachers, hence the 20 setups, and 80 students. Though having already done a few events before myself and PJ were a bit sceptical having 4 students and one teacher per setup. Three was already a crowd, 5 could be too much. Due to the fact that the final tweaks were running late, the insciptions were only live , 10 days before the event. So not everyone could make it or get back from vacation in due time. Next time better luck lads. Even though some complained of the long trip and early wake up call. We had to get up around 0330-0400 to get there on time. Kuddos to everyone that was already there at 0700 AM to help setting up the systems.
Next step a word from the sponsors
Manu from Tones, a natural born speecher, talking about the concept of the day, some rules (plz don't break stuff :p) , the time schedules and wait even some nice prices :)
1st Price : A full INTEL system : case, motherboard, 2600k and SSD. Only add a PSU and GPU
2nd Price : MSI videocard 6950 Twin Frozr II edition
3rd Price : CORSAIR Dominator GT memory dual channel kit
Before we start a group picture is needed :