HardwareZone Iron Tech 2008: Singapore Semi-Finals

The Rigging Challenge - Phase 1

The Rigging Challenge - Phase 1

In the Rigging Challenge, contestants will be pitting themselves against each other in a competition of speed. Given a standard set of components, each contestant will be building their rig and timed from the moment they start un-boxing the components, to a successful power-on self-test, or more commonly known as POST. Amidst the flurry of the unpacking, boxes flying off the tables onto the floors, and getting themselves organized, we had a clear winner with Jeremiah Ong (aka NightRaven), gaining a lead with his 5 minutes and 36 seconds timing. In less than a minute, Chen Tianyi caught up with Jeremiah Ong at a timing of 6 minutes and 22 seconds, followed by Tim Marshall who finished at 7 minutes 11 seconds. The three of them bagged the bonus points while the rest had to make do with none in accordance with the rules of the competition.

 The intensity of the competition is evident as each contestant takes the utmost care to setup their rig properly with minimal time. Check out how Soon Aik is making sure he got the connections correctly and firmly locked.

 In a mere 5 minutes and 36 seconds, Jeremiah Ong stands ready and steady as his system boots up and performs a POST, thus giving him 3 bonus points in the first phase.

 Not one to be outdone, Chen Tianyi was hard at work with his finishing touches, and caught up to Jeremiah Ong with a timing of 6 minutes and 22 seconds, placing him as the second fastest and thus awarded with 2 bonus points.

 *Woosh* With lightning fast hands, Tim Marshall pulls out all the stops as he starts building his rig, whilst the audience watches in amazement at his third placing with a timing of 7 minutes and 11 seconds.