[Video] DrWeez Preps for World Championship Finals, Tests MSI Z170 XPower Gaming TE

DrWeez is the current No. 1 overclocker in South Africa. When the HWBOT World Tour rolled into town in march of this year, he stepped and won the World Series contest, edging out some fierce competition from compatriots Vivi and QuantumX. The win booked his seat on a plane to Berlin where he will one of eight overclockers looking to become World Champion of 2017. World Championship rules however, state that overclockers competing in the finals must use the same brand of motherboard that they used in qualification. In the case of DrWeez, that means he will be benching on an MSI motherboard.

With only weeks to go until the World Championship 2016 Finals DrWeez has been sharpening his proverbial sword, getting himself as fully prepared as possible for the big showdown on the 4th of December. A key element in any live OC contest is of course making sure you are fully familiar with the motherboard. To this end Andrew has been keen to do a little extra homework, especially needed because he has mostly been using the ASUS Maximus VIII Impact in the recent GALAX GOC Qualifier contest.

All motherboards have their own unique quirks, not just in terms of design and features but in terms of how the BIOS works and how the board interacts with memory for example. Overclocking Session #44 doesn’t have a specific target like previous sessions, being more of a chance to see how an Elite Overclocker prepares himself (and his board) for an important live OC contest. The session is about getting reacquainted with the MSI Z170 XPower Gaming Titanium Edition board, creating memory profiles ahead of time and also checking out a mod to help with cold boot bugs.

Catch Overclocking Session #44 from DrWeez on his YouTube channel.

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