Last weekend the HWBOT World Tour returned to the streets of Taiwan for the Taipei II 2017 event. At the heart of the event we had some overclocking workshops run by respected Taiwan overclocker Coolaler. The whole thing took place in a tent just outside the iconic and famous GuangHua Computer Market in downtown Taipei. During pretty much the entirely of the weekend, local visitors to the market and the SynTrend shopping center were given the chance to learn the basics of overclocking and try it for themselves. The highlight however was surely the Taipei II Ambient contest were the weekend's best two performers were pitted against each other in a 1v1 contest. Here's a round up of what happened.
Taipei II 2017 Ambient Contest: Hardware - For the Taipei II 2017 event, HWBOT was joined by hardware partners Intel, G.SKILL, Seasonic, plus support from local retailer CoolPC. All workshop and contest systems were based around the latest Skylake-X Intel Core i9 7920X processors. Motherboards from ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI and ASRock were used along with system memory from G.SKILL. G.SKILL provided some very nice Trident Z DDR4 3600MHz GB kits as well as some great examples of their latest keyboard an mouse peripheral products. All systems were powered by Seasonic PRIME Platinum 850 watt power supplies. CoolPC provided support with a range of All-in-One, Closed-Loop-Coolers from CoolerMaster, Antec, Thermaltake and Cryorig.
Taipei II 2017 Ambient Contest: Qualification Phase - Local enthusiasts and overclockers, many of whom are active members of the Coolaler.com site and forum, attended the event. For most it was a chance to learn the basics in a workshop hosted by Coolaler himself, but for a few more savvy attendees, it was a chance to show what they could do. The highest scorers in the Intel XTU benchmark after two days of workshops and benching were invited to compete in the 1v1 Final at the end of Day 2. At the end of two days of pretty competitive overclocking, we were treated to a final 1v1 match between locals Lanzetyn and Mike.
You can read the full contest roundup article here on the HWBOT World Tour website which also includes lots of great pics.