Steponz from the USA and Dancop from Germany are the two top contenders for gold in the 8xCPU HWBOT Prime global ranking. At the moment of writing, Steponz just pulled a 9841 pps from the backup folder leaving Dancop two points behind.
The past couple of weeks Steponz had been busy defending and attacking the top spots in the single GPU benchmark rankings such as 3DMark11 Performance and the two 3DMark Fire Strikes. The HWBOT Prime is a change of terrain as the US-based overclocker isn't too active in 2D benchmarks usually. Dancop on the other hand is well-versed in both 2D and 3D and is the current #1 in the Overclockers League.
Steponz' current Global First Place system consists of an Intel Core i7 5960X at 6260 MHz, 16GB of G.SKILL DDR4 memory clocked at DDR4-3070C11, the GIGABYTE X99-SOC Champion and a Corsair 1500W power supply. Cooling-wise, he chooses the Gelid GC-Extreme and a KPC F1 Dark. You can find more information on the submission page.