Poll: What type of OC event do you like most?

There are a plethora of overclocking events nowadays, and they all come in different size and shapes. But what overclocking event does the HWBOT crowd like this most? In this poll we listed five different types of overclocking events. Simply vote for your favorite type of event and let us know in the forum why you favor one over the other. The different types of OC event are:

  • Private gathering (eg. "Secret OC")
  • Public gathering (eg. "HWBOT OC Anniversary")
  • All-inclusive competition (eg. "MSI MOA")
  • Competition with big prize but own travel (eg. "GSKILL OC World Cup")
  • Workshop / demo (eg. "Demo in retail store")

As usual, the poll is available in the sidebar. Feel free to share your thoughts in the forum!


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Canada Trouffman says:

I don`t see the pool on the side :/
IMHO :

Secret OC : is fun only the one attending (the lucky fews & for PR stunt)

Public Gathering : AWESOME ! need ore support from vendors to allow bigger place and also more on-site hardware that can be used (i thnk likt hte gigabyte board or cm/enermax psu / gelid thermal paste at the oc gathering that was a really nice idea.)

All inclusive Competition : Great because it`s organised, lock and people HAVE to do something, per say the competition is locked and will happen :), BIG marketing advantage for the brand sponsoring this. I do think this kind of event are great for promotion of OCing as complete E-sport, think about it like the WCS series or the now defunct WCG... or ESWC.

Competition with big prize but own travel : nice concept, even tho the only real example we have was the gskill oc world cup. That can be okay ONLY if the brand that sponsor it actually is not too restrictive. That way OCers can seek sponsoring, so in this model, int he next 2 years you can exit from main organisors (according to my forecast of the next 3 years.) : all MB, all VGA, and soon all Memory/ssd/psu Manufacturer :/ unless they allow `competitors sponsored` overclockers to attend.

Workshop : Theses are definetly required to keep promoting the OC community etc. Most of the time, number of people are limited, but if you plan it correctly you could have 'guests' and the more workshop, the more guest and return you get :)

:D

Belgium Massman says:

The poll should be in the sidebar now :)

Australia Dinos22 says:

Trouffman said:
Secret OC : is fun only the one attending (the lucky fews & for PR stunt)


Fun as hell and proper benching with OC friends. Nothing beats it, we do workshops which have a free style element in AU, my second fav style of event.

France Xyala says:

I believe that combining both public gathering and workshop is definitely the best setup.

It combines the best of everything:
- everyone can join
- everyone can participate
- vendors get exposure (product and community support (branding))
- vendor get the chance to educate on features or network with the crowd
- local retailer/e-tailer can get exposure (direct support, or sales incentives on the spot) -> think here gatherings on the side of gaming gathering (aka LAN)

+ why not having small comps tied-in for the competitive ones attending.

Private is a good way for everything that is NDA, because well ... thats the only way possible. But making it private makes no sense the rest of the time.
If for the community, for promotion (marketing) & for pure branding, public is the way. Let everyone be able to join and enjoy. After all, its all about love of hardware right?

Just my view of course.

Ukraine MaJ0r says:

All-inclusive competition (eg. "MSI MOA") - offline qualification, how it was before 2012. It's one chance for me to get to the big competition. It's sad but Ukraine is far away from OC-community.

TaPaKaH says:

Any event is fine by me as long as there's internet and enough LN2 + beer.

Germany der8auer says:

[ ] Yes, remove points of PCMark05 j/k :D Public gathering (eg. "HWBOT OC Anniversary")

Ukraine MaJ0r says:

Sam OCX said: Any event is fine by me as long as there's internet and enough LN2 + beer.


You forgot to add one word to beer - free )

South Africa Vivi says:

Public gathering was by far the best! Still had all my secret oc friends there and everyone else freestyling.

Ofcourse still love my competitions too ^^

I dont like private invitation competitions like galaxy. Just cause it feels like there is no way i can get in there cause i dont have any friends there.

Private competitions not to be mixed up with secret OC, totally different things

Norway knopflerbruce says:

Not sure what qualifies as a "private gathering" here, but personally I don't like it when things get too big. A large garage, some friends, LN2, and a goal of destroying the rankings without anyone else knowing about it :) I even prefer to use my own hardware, and tbh I cannot stand hotels...

United States Mr.Scott says:

der8auer said: [ ] Yes, remove points of PCMark05





























j/k :D Public gathering (eg. "HWBOT OC Anniversary")


Made me LOL. :D

Australia Dinos22 says:

Vivi said: I dont like private invitation competitions like galaxy. Just cause it feels like there is no way i can get in there cause i dont have any friends there.

Private competitions not to be mixed up with secret OC, totally different things


agreed!

Brazil joe90br says:

Xyala said: I believe that combining both public gathering and workshop is definitely the best setup.

It combines the best of everything:
- everyone can join
- everyone can participate
- vendors get exposure (product and community support (branding))
- vendor get the chance to educate on features or network with the crowd
- local retailer/e-tailer can get exposure (direct support, or sales incentives on the spot) -> think here gatherings on the side of gaming gathering (aka LAN)

+ why not having small comps tied-in for the competitive ones attending.

Private is a good way for everything that is NDA, because well ... thats the only way possible. But making it private makes no sense the rest of the time.
If for the community, for promotion (marketing) & for pure branding, public is the way. Let everyone be able to join and enjoy. After all, its all about love of hardware right?

Just my view of course.


Great!!!!! :)

Belgium Massman says:


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