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Event Coverage

The ABIT Overclocking Competition

By Dr. Jimmy Tang - 20 Dec 2003

The Contestant's Rig - Part 2

The Contestant's Rig - Part 2

The entries from the open category were the attention stealers of the competition. Since the organizer disallowed sub-zero cooling, the contestants came up with some pretty elaborate water cooling rigs.

Shamino's rig had water cooling blocks placed on both the CPU and chipset. In the picture, you can see that the graphics card was left in its original state (except for some RAMsinks and a fan at the back of the GPU).

The cooling blocks draw its fluid from this large container. The coolant is cooled by two radiators placed on top of the container.

Shamino and his impressive setup.

Ristar's setup had water cooling blocks installed for the CPU and graphics card. A G-clamp was used to hold the cooling block to the GPU.

As you can see here, both Ristar and Shamino share the same coolant fluid. Now that's what we call recycling.

Shamino lends Ristar a helping hand when his setup had problems moments before the start of the competition. There's panic written all over his face though he hid it pretty well with that laughter.

If there was an award for best effort, it would have gone to xtn32 and DriftDriver for their radical cooling rig. The coolant fluids were stored in three different containers and a large car radiator (not seen here) is used to keep the fluid system running cool. Check out that cool looking case-mod!

They used a special mix of fluid (some secret recipe) as the coolant.

xtn32 and DriftDriver with their crowd-pulling overclocking rig.

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