[Video] Intel Rig Wars Episode 1: Quick Build Battle

Once in a while the worlds of mainstream TV and enthusiast PC building merge, creating something that can only be described as a slightly odd experience. Intel has produced a show called Rig Wars, a kind of ‘Master Chef’ for PC modders. It’s certainly worth a look, if only to see how Intel’s marketing team are trying to reach out to today’s generation of potential ‘K’ SKU users.

The show kicks off by introducing three experienced modders from the US. They then have tackle their first challenge which is to simply building a PC from scratch as quickly as possible. Just as you would expect with a Gordon Ramsey-style competitive cooking TV show, the contestants race across the room to grab their box of PC components which they have to unpack and assemble as quickly as possible. The first to successfully boot in BIOS is the winner.

In true Master Chef style, the show overlays retrospective interviews with the contestants where they explain their innermost feelings and the emotions the contest put them through. One guy laments not having his electric screwdriver with him. In fairness the show’s format and style does its best to make DIY PC building as interesting and edgy as possible.

Looking at the comments, the hosts do get some flack for the slightly wooden and scripted presentation, but I will be tempted to see Episode 2, where I hope they may even get down to some overclocking. Catch the video here on the Intel YouTube channel. If you’re real sucker for punishment there is also an hour long episode here in Swedish from two years ago which features our man Gubben.


Taiwan sdougal says:

I think they did a pretty good job. What do you think guys? Too cringey?

United States steponz says:

Pretty interesting to see intel cares more about modders than ocer's.. Overall its a fun idea but came off a bit cheesy.. Props to my buddies Marc and Travis though.. :)

Belgium Massman says:

Modding is a lot easier for 'regular' people to relate to ...

Also, hello to [MENTION=38695]gubben[/MENTION]!

Sweden gubben says:

Did it most for fun, and nice to show that senior can a little.
Anyway my passion is Extreme OC plan a comeback after some age related healt problems, feel better now.

Not the youngest guy out here was close to 50years old when a first meet a 16-17year old kid with lot of talent for OC..
guess witch one?

This is an pic from the past, today Its real retro and the CPU cascade do well in Retro Oc Lanbonden have great success with it.

Belgium Massman says:

gubben said:

Not the youngest guy out here was close to 50years old when a first meet a 16-17year old kid with lot of talent for OC..
guess witch one?

[MENTION=131]elmor[/MENTION] ? :D

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