Live from Taipei - Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship 2010


Introduction

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33 national finals, 5 regional competitions later and we're now in the grand finals.

Yes, Gigabyte's Open Overclocking Championship is back for its third edition. Probably the largest overclocking event in the world, the number of contestants have been reduced to the top 15. Coming from you live in Taipei on 25th Sep, this year promises more of the thrilling LN2 action that you can only get from top overclockers giving their best.

Huashan Creative Park was decked out in Gigabyte colors as competitors filed into the competition venue.

The national flags representing the countries of origin for all 15 competitors created a very international, global feel to Gigabyte's competition.

Unlike the recently concluded MSI's Master Overclocking Arena, which features a team of two, there's no place to hide if you ain't up to it as every man is for himself in Gigabyte's version. The emphasis is on overclocking the motherboard and processor, so no graphics cards will be harmed this time round. Gigabyte has spared no expenses getting the top overclockers from all the world here and the many liquid nitrogen cylinders we saw should make for an exciting final.

The 'wall of fame' with their vital stats for the 15 competitors.

A demo system with Gigabyte's components that will be used in the competition.

A timeline of Gigabyte's achievements over the years.

These boxes are for visitors to vote for the competitor that they think will be the GO OC champion 2010. You can also vote online at the GO OC website at http://gooc2010.gigabyte.com/en/default.aspx

Each contestant will receive a set of similar components, including Gigabyte's top X58A-UD7 motherboard, a top of the range, 6-core Intel Core i7-980X processor and AData's XPG Plus Series DDR3-1866+ v2.0 6GB triple channel kit. Seagate has provided its latest Solid State Hybrid Drive, the Momentus XT and of course powering it all is Gigabyte's own Odin series 1200W PSU. Envision LCD displays are used for all the systems.

Sponsors like ADATA also gets a chance to show off their products, like this demo system using the same triple channel kit used in the competition.

Seagate's Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive was the main focus at its booth.

We'll be updating this article constantly as new updates come in. You can also check out the GO OC website for live updates and even vote online for your favorite contestant.