Iron Tech 2008 had been a ride like no other for the overclocking enthusiasts in the region. With speed, accuracy, finesse and a little bit of luck, contestants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore duked it out in a competition of wits and skill, and in the process, we discovered the reigning king of tech gurus.
For those who had not followed our coverage so far, HardwareZone's Iron Tech 2008 is a massive regional-wide tech competition involving five countries and 30 contestants in an unique challenge. Unlike the standard run-of-the-mill overclocking competition, Iron Tech features additional competition mechanics that test the contenders' skills, knowledge, speed and strategy to single out the best overall technology enthusiast.
Each region started off with the Qualification round. Based on the contestants' online submission of stock and overclocked results of their systems, this round aimed to assess and retain only 6 of the best possible contestants in each country who knew how to maximize their systems. Following that, the 6 best entries from each country qualified for the Regional Semi-Finals (subject to validation at each country's local office) and found themselves in the thick of action as they were subjected to three real-time tests: building a rig, tweaking the PC and finally benchmark performances.
With a similar set of components used during the semi-finals, this would be a true test of their overclocking skills on an even level. Here's a video summary and highlights of the action during the semi-finals held at Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand.
During the Singapore semi-final leg, held at the Funan DigitaLife Mall on the 11th of October, both contestants and shoppers were treated to a day of technological overdose as everyone immersed themselves in the competition's excitement. Words mean very little here, so we invite you to check out more video highlights of the Singapore semi-finals below:
For detailed event highlights and proceedings, check out our previous reports below in the Related Articles section. And to find out what happened at the Grand Final, move on to the next page for more action!