Overclock.net Presents August Ice, an Extreme Overclocking Demonstration - August 20th and 21st

Live benching. Showing off extreme overclocking. Probably breaking stuff. Oh, I love it. If you can make it, do it and take lots of pictures. If not, there will be a livestream up and running.

Have fun, OCN HWBOT Team!

As the last event at Microcenter in St. Louis was such a great success, the OCN HWBot team has decided to do something similar, albeit with a little bit of Overclock.net flair and a little bit of Corsair speed.

On Saturday and Sunday August 20-21, three Overclock.net team members--NoGuru, HobieCat, and myself--as well as XtremeCuztoms and Icebob from Team Pure will be doing a subzero demonstration at Microcenter in Madison Heights, Detroit. We will be using everything from older hardware like socket 775 and the classic Nvidia 8800 Series to the newest technology like Intel's 1155 socket, AMD's 990FX boards, and Nvidia's GTX 580.

If you're in the area (or even if you're not... some of us are driving 6+ hours to get there ), drop by to see what the hardware in your computer can really do when cooled with liquid Nitrogen. It will be educational, fun, and a great time to socialize with other members of the overclocking community. We might even try to get in some overclocking! For those that can't make it, we'll have a Livestream available so you can watch us get some knockout scores. The link will be posted at a later date.


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United States xxbassplayerxx says:

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[/center] As the last event at Microcenter in St. Louis was such a great success, the OCN HWBot team has decided to do something similar, albeit with a little bit of Overclock.net flair and a little bit of Corsair speed. On Saturday and Sunday August 20-21, three Overclock.net team members--NoGuru, HobieCat, and myself--as well as XtremeCuztoms and Icebob from Team Pure will be doing a subzero demonstration at Microcenter in Madison Heights, Detroit. We will be using everything from older hardware like socket 775 and the classic Nvidia 8800 Series to the newest technology like Intel's 1155 socket, AMD's 990FX boards, and Nvidia's GTX 580. If you're in the area (or even if you're not... some of us are driving 6+ hours to get there :p), drop by to see what the hardware in your computer can really do when cooled with liquid Nitrogen. It will be educational, fun, and a great time to socialize with other members of the overclocking community. We might even try to get in some overclocking! For those that can't make it, we'll have a Livestream available so you can watch us get some knockout scores. The link will be posted at a later date. And finally, I'd like to thank everyone who has had a hand in making this possible (in no specific order): Thanks to Overclock.net for supporting the team and providing us a place to learn and hang out. Thanks to Will, Mike, and Ed from Microcenter for allowing us to tear it up in their store. Thanks to Corsair for being the first sponsor in; it means a lot when a sponsor will pitch in to help up and coming guys that aren't yet at the top of the league. Thanks to both I.M.O.G. and Dolk from Overclockers Forums for organizing and inviting me to do some benching at the last Microcenter event. Thanks to XtremeCuztoms for inviting us to do some benching at his place (that's how this all started) and being the local guy doing all of the coordinating. Also, thanks to snelan for the awesome banner. You can find the backgrounds he made for the event here. Hope to see you guys there!

K404 says:

Great idea! Hope it goes really well!!!! :D

United States Hondacity says:

i hope you guys break hw! hw records :-))

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Haha thanks for the good wishes everyone. I hope to see some of you there!

Puerto Rico chispy says:

Have lots of fun guys , enjoy it and good luck.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

How to get I get this to show up on the front page?

Belgium Massman says:

Looks like fun!

Belgium leeghoofd says:

go go OCN.net !! kick a s s dudes :D

United States XtremeCuztoms says:

1 more week..... Time to break some stuff. :)

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Nooo the week leading up the event is where you don't break stuff. Pure? More like Pure n00b :D

United States NoGuru says:

Going to be a blast!

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

I wanna go! :( Have a goodun guys :)

Croatia NinX says:

good luck guys :)

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Gappo, didn't Admin want to fly you over to supervise? I dunno how to bench without you!

United States Dolk says:

I wish I could make it to this one. I'll make sure to get you guys the next time we are at MC in STL.

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Two days away! I'm ready :)

United States Hondacity says:

pics please :D

United States xxbassplayerxx says:

Absolutely! We'll be posting a Livestream as well.

United Kingdom El Gappo says:

http://www.livestream.com/augustice They are live now.

United States Hondacity says:

bump... lots of girls!

United Kingdom El Gappo says:


Quite an audience they've got going.

United States NoGuru says:

Was a pretty good show. Didn't get a ton of results due to taking with consumers but I was happy with this http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1963270

United States Hondacity says:

i hope you guys get a nice dewar for benching...it was a pain watching you guys fill..

United States NoGuru says:

Hondacity said: i hope you guys get a nice dewar for benching...it was a pain watching you guys fill..


I hear ya, I spent a lot of time filling and a ton of time talking to consumers and a few minutes benching. I had a really great time. Some of the people I talked with were super excited just to see something like this.
So many people were interested in what kind of hardware we were using, kind of surprised me.

Belgium Massman says:

Actually, unlike what many people think, overclocking has quite a lot of potential to grow as a hobby. There just needs to be more incentive for people to start overclocking, I think. For a local event I did, there were 10 places available for 'OC students' and in 14 days time there were 150 subscriptions. People are really interested in overclocking, but I think there's a lot of fear to break things.

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