Tones Overclock Academy III - Benelux Edition

Tradeshow & OC events by petervandamned @ 2011-08-19

Sunday 14th August 2011. Exactly one year after Tones Overclock Academy I, the Academy goes international.  Place of action, the beautifull pitoresk city of Utrecht. It was just 2 months ago we had Gigabyte launching their X58-OC board at TOA II. For the first edition Asus was our hardware provider. This time, MSI is the guest manufactor for motherboards and videocards. Consistent sponsors are Intel for the CPUs and Corsair for memory and PSU's. Due to the international character we initially had plans for up to 20 teachers and 80 students. Before we were limited to the madshrimps crew for the teaching part. But together with volunteers from Overclock Team holland we had the opportunity to invite a lot more students.

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For those wanna be LN2 users in the future and specials

By mister gamer himself, a lession in insulating the hardware. And this time he didn't kill the setup :)





Let's hope we will see a few new LN2 users in the future. Benching is more fun in the subzero region :)


Time for something special :

4 way sli is doable with the MSI GTX580 Twin Frozr III cards, some competing vendor claimed a 4 way setup would never be possible. Time to set the record straight.






Ofcourse this couldn't be done on an MSI board, so we got some help by something called an expander.



Jort repaired my Vapochill, unit kept the 960 at 4.5Ghz during almost 8 hours. If you need some unit to be fixed, revised, refilled give him a pm.



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Comment from Dennis.MSI @ 2011/08/19
It wasn't pushing!

Merely positively reinforcing a performance by setting a certain level of expectations.

Which I wouldn't have done if I didn't trust PJ's capabilities
Comment from MSI-Niels @ 2011/08/19
As a certified safety officer (BHV) I did encountered a potential dangerious situation (accidently) Afterwards it was solved directly with an extra extention cable. Perhaps for the better, as everyone was focussing only on the wc attempt.
Comment from leeghoofd @ 2011/08/19
Nice recovery guys

I know what you did last summer
Comment from MSI-Niels @ 2011/08/20
yeah also accidently unplugged a certain someone during a bench session

Just consider it as an extra difficulty level when i am around. Overclocking is becomming so easy on the newer platforms and "LN2 ready" vga cards. At least I (though not always intentionally) keep it a challenge.

I am getting some good idea's now for the MOA 2012 benelux qualifier. instead of trying to make you guys run 100m to an oc genie button, i could just hide all the to be used hardware in the warehouse, as a Military Class II(I) search&bench mission. Not telling that the MSI team hides there too with loaded paintball guns :P
Comment from petervandamned @ 2011/08/21
then the ware house will never looks the same again.
ordering some small pistols too
Comment from jort @ 2011/08/21
hahaha imagine that !
Comment from leeghoofd @ 2011/08/21
I would have an unfair advantage with my l33T military skills...

no need to set scores, just thrash the oposition with fiersome paintball action...
Comment from petervandamned @ 2011/08/22
Vandamned killer skillzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz