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Welcome to our next overclocker profile video. This time we have the pleasure to get up close and personal with Dinos22, a very influential overclocker from Australia who works as a Marketing Manager and overclocking evangelist for GIGABYTE. We had a chance to speak to him in the aftermath of Computex 2015 where he had plenty of thought provoking ideas to share with us about the OC scene in general and the direction it is heading in.
"I joined a forum and started buying and selling stuff, (being a) tight-arse is the initial motivation. Then you start to buy components you don’t really need, and you think oh, maybe this can go faster. And then you see this guy EVA2000 and this dude is like a memory God... pardon the expression. He was a world famous memory overclocker, a local guy, so we all kind of started copying what he does."
Few overclockers on the Elite OC circuit have quite the impact and reputation of UK and Former World No.1 8Pack. We managed to get a few moments of his time to interview one of the most iconic players on the OC scene today.
"I started overclocking about fifteen years ago, something like that. Actually because I was initially a gamer and I wanted to make the frame-rates faster. So I downloaded some benchmarks to check where my system was against other people, and was like “oh, my God, my system is not very good here, so I’d best improve”. So I tried to improve to make my games faster because I was in a gaming clan. So then I started overclocking."
MSI Afterburner has long established a reputation among enthusiasts and overclockers as the most powerful VGA overclocking utility, offering full control of your graphics card including detailed hardware overviews, custom fan profiles and more. MSI Afterburner Extreme takes things one step further allowing full control of voltages, facilitating seriously extreme overclocking at sub-zero temperatures.
Until today, Afterburner Extreme (ABX) was available only to Extreme and Elite Overclockers on HWBOT and supported only current generation graphics cards. The new ABX HWBOT Edition adds support to a range of older cards and will be available to all HWBOT members. This allows the overclocking community to revisit classic VGA cards armed with the ultimate tweaking utility.
Wouldn’t it be great to sit down with the world’s most prominent and well known overclockers and have an intimate chat about all things OC? Well, as luck would have it, that’s exactly what we did a few months back during the HWBOT World Tour event in Taipei. The end result is the Overclocker in Focus series - a collection of interviews that explores the origins, histories and innermost thoughts of many of the scene’s most influential people.
As the HWBOT World Tour descended upon Taipei in the aftermath of Computex 2015, we had one of the most comprehensive OC meetups with dozens of overclockers from around the globe all in one space at the same time. It was an opportunity not to be missed. One by one, we sat the guys down (often reluctantly) in front of a camera and asked them about their own personal journeys in overclocking, thoughts on the current scene and what they think lies ahead for future.
Today we are enormously pleased to announce the launch of the eagerly anticipated Team Cup 2015 on OC-ESPORTS, a contest that pits dozens of teams of overclockers against each other with a total of thirty stages based across virtually every hardware category imaginable.
The Team Cup 2015 is the ultimate team-oriented overclocking contest, requiring the broadest possible collection of hardware platforms and skill sets - from socket 775 and AGP slot GPUs, to Raspberry Pi and ARM processors, the Team Cup must surely be the truest test of OC teamwork.
Last year’s Team Cup was a roaring success, drawing in a massive total of 89 overclocking teams,and we are confident this year’s edition will again prove to be popular. The eventual 2014 winners were HwBox Hellas O/C Team from Greece who thrashed the competition with a total score of 1,268 points, beating 2nd place finishers XTREME OC Team Bulgaria who amassed 1,026 points. Judging by last year’s performance other hopefuls this year will include Classicplatforms.com and Overclockers.com, both largely US based, plus several other big hitters from Germany, Sweden and elsewhere.