Last week we covered a video from the Actually Hardcore Overclocking YouTube channel where Buildzoid went through a step by guide for hard-modding a GT 730 graphics card. The motivation behind the video was that he wants to compete in the GIGABYTE Summer Spectacular Contest, a contest that requires combatants to use a GT 730 card and an Intel Core i3 7350K processor. Having finished his card mod he then spent several hours and many liters of LN2 trying to push his hardware as far as possible. The outcome is a Buildzoid extreme live overclocking session that lasts way over 3 hours. Well worth a watch for budding (and newbie) sub-zero overclockers.
The GIGABYTE Summer Spectacular contest is the latest in a series of contests sponsored by GIGABYTE that are hosted on OC-ESPORTS. There are three stages in the contest with GPUPI for CPU 1B in Stage 1, 3DMark Ice Strom in Stage 2 and Catzilla 720p in Stage 3. Obviously Stages 2 and 3 require overclockers to push the GPU, with hard-moddede VRMs being a great help. The idea behind the contest was to make it as accessible as possible to overclockers of all budgets. The Nvidia GT730 card generally retails for somewhere between $60-$70 USD which makes them a decent candidate for overclockers who want to try their hand at hard-modding for the first time. If the card ends up in the trash can, it’s not going to ruin your day that much let’s be honest. In fact by the end of the video, Buildzoid actually keeps raising voltages to intentionally kill the card. Ah what fun.
For less experienced Overclockers, this video from Buildzoid is a great watch. He talks continually throughout, sharing his thoughts and even answering questions that pop up on his live feed. You can check out the video from Buildzoid here on the Actually Hardcore Overclocking YouTube channel. You can also find all of his scores here on the Summer Spectacular contest page on OC-ESPORTS.