Time to Win! - Gigabyte Roadtrip (Updated!)

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Time to Win! – Gigabyte Roadtrip (Updated!)

As everyone knows, the active volcano on Iceland is causing a lot of trouble in Europe. All air travel has been cancelled, including the flights going from Madrid to Belgium, Sweden and Finland. So, we had to look for a different way to return from the Gigabyte overclocking event at Campus Party Europe … by car.

So, in a couple of hours Elmor, SF3D and Massman are leaving Spain by car. As Elmor states: “I really hate France”.

ETA in Finland: 60 hours.


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UPDATE:

Arrived at Belgium, time to share a bit more pictures and videos of both the Campus Party event and the roadtrip.

As you can read in the forum over at OCXtreme, the Campus Party Europe was a gathering of a dozen EU overclockers in Madrid to show the IT community what extreme overclocking is all about. Arriving on Wednesday the 14th, we had three days to filter the good silicon from the bad and set up a system for the live overclocking session on saturday from 5PM to 10PM. In the end, it seemed that none of the Q3FE was capable of doing anything near 6GHz Vantage stable, so the scores aren’t that insanely spectacular, but there were several good scores (check out the HWBOT submission page for that soon). Fox managed a European record in PCMark05 live on stage and the team of SF3D, Elmor and Massman the highest 2xGPU in Vantage. The applause from the crowd was rather an uncomfortable moment, though …

Underneath are some pictures of the event taken by Elmor. Videos and more pictures should be posted soon on the different forums, so keep your eyes open!

I’d like to thank the entire Spanish OC crew (all ‘Antonios’) and of course Gigabyte for hosting the event. It has to be said: the event wasn’t running flawlessly, but in the end the job got done perfectly and that’s what matters. Also, a huge thanks goes out to Isi for the effort for trying to get us a car and Noelia from Gigabyte for helping us out with the hotel rooms. The volcano eruption is something no one is prepared for, so it was great to have these helping hands in time of chaos!

More pictures are on SF3D’s superphone and his camera and will be posted in roughly 25h I think. He and Elmor just left my place to head to Stockholm and will be updating the Twitter feed with updates.

Here are two other videos from the roadtrip. Also check out the forum thread for some pictures and videos.




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Thor says:

what's wrong with France? :o

France marmott says:

the volcano is in Iceland not in France :D

FoX [OCXLAB.ES] says:

Good Luck guys! Nice to meet you :D

United Kingdom scooter.jay says:

Good luck with the drive boys get a motor home and get some rigs going in the back lol

Germany fuzz3l says:

Hey... if you are on the way through Germany you can visit AOCM this weekend. We invite you...:D Regards Christian

France Xyala says:

France Suxx ... strikes strikes and strike again ! GG for the 60hours haha, enjoy every minute for me ;)

Iran PUMAOC says:

:dddd

Belgium Massman says:

Good news!

We are very close to Bordeaux at the moment, eating at a crappy McDonalds(tm).

Bad news!

France stinks quite a lot, even in the car. (j/k)







Coming more soon - Heading to Paris!!


Dreadlockyx says:

Where are the pictures ? :p

Canada Trouffman says:

ah ah ah seems that you guys at least have some fun in this troubles ^^

Thor says:

Massman said: Good news!

We are very close to Bordeaux at the moment, eating at a crappy McDonalds(tm).

Bad news!

France stinks quite a lot, even in the car. (j/k)







Coming more soon - Heading to Paris!!




rofl

Iran ViViD says:

Massman said:




Ops BecareFull No One See paris When Drive Fast :D

United States Hondacity says:

funny pictures LOL its sucks that you have to drive ... be safe guys..and take more pics! :D please don't QUOTE pics...its not healthy.

Belgium leeghoofd says:

Drive safely lads !

Thor says:

yup and mind the radars in France, it is the only thing that is never on strike!

United States G H Z says:

Massman said: France stinks quite a lot, even in the car. (j/k)


Stay away from McDonalds, the car will smell better :p

Spain Predator says:

hahahaha, "Antonio" seems freaked out already still half-way xD you guys get back home safe, you have been awesome in the event, i cannot thank you enough, it's been a pleasure ;)

Belgium Massman says:

Just arrived at my place. Elmor and SF3D are spooning each other to sleep and I'm benching. Here's one video from the car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbeTC_hgH4 More pictures in the morning.

Russian Federation NeoForce says:

Hope guys that you enjoy this trip =)

Spain Predator says:

Massman said: Just arrived at my place. Elmor and SF3D are spooning each other to sleep and I'm benching.

Here's one video from the car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzbeTC_hgH4

More pictures in the morning.


Massman you are really enjoying the trip haha

have a safe back home guys :)

Austria Turrican says:

haha, looked like you had fun. :D

Belgium Massman says:

I've updated the newspost with some information and pictures of the Campus party and the trip. SF3D and Elmor just left my place and are heading to Stockholm, which is another 15h drive.

Belgium richba5tard says:

30h drive home, that's nuts! Good luck SF3D and Elmor.

Belgium Massman says:

It's 30h for Elmor ... 40h for SF3D

Austria Turrican says:

damn, that's very long. with the bus it took me ~32.5 hours to get from madrid back home. :D

Dreadlockyx says:

Next trip from Paris to Beijing. :D

FoX [OCXLAB.ES] says:

Don't worry Turrican maybe i spend this time to make 34652 points in pcmark xD I only have the photo of this result :S but i remember all settings for try already :D

Belgium Massman says:

Fox, you are a crazy PCMark05 guy. Just test a 1400MHz VGA and you'll get that record for sure.

Austria Turrican says:

max so far was 1250mhz on gpu iirc. go for it, i know you can do it. ;)

FoX [OCXLAB.ES] says:

I only need 1260mhz for it ;)

Finland SF3D says:

Home sweet home! Ferry was ok, got some sleep and good food. Last 160km went faster than ever before.

Austria Turrican says:

glad to hear you arrived safe @ home. :)

Hiwa says:

lol very nice, finally u guys got home...

Romania Monstru says:

It took me 53 hours to get back home, you lucky guys :(

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