Throwback Thursday: Interview with Khalam, Overclock.net's 1st 'Pro league' HWBOT Member

This week’s trip down memory lane takes us back to a day in November 2011 when Overclock.net published an interview with Khalam their very first Pro League overclocker. Khalam is of Polish origin and was actually the first Overclock.net member to achieve the lofty status as ‘Pro Overclocker’ (a term now replaced by Elite). In Novermber 2011 overclock.net fellow member PizzaMan caught up with Khalam to ask him a few questions about his passion for overclocking and the man behind the benchmark scores.

Pizza: So, what brought you to Overclock.net?

Khalam: It's very simple, this was the first professional OC forum I signed up for and after a few days here I decided I like the community here so much there is no point in looking any further. I've been on guru3d before but although a really nice place, there isn't much one can learn there once your past your basics. On OCN I have people who motivate me to push my self further with every bench.

Pizza: For a new member here on OCN, you seem to have become a very faithful member for OCN. What prompted you to choose Overclock.net as the team for you?

Khalam: Here I have really started to improve my skills and gain knowledge that I wasn't in other places, I only see it fair if I contribute back the best way I can. If I can add points to the team and represent OCN, then its something I do with pride and joy!

Pizza: When did you start overclocking?

Khalam: I started overclocking around 11 years ago, all the way through high school and college, then I took a little break, did some traveling, fell in love, got married (my lovely wife Magda who supports me every step of the way), had children (i've got a 16 month old son who is the world to me. At the end of last year, the flag ship store of the computer company I worked with, went into liquidation and I ended up in the unemployment line. I decided to try something I've always thought would be a great job: build custom pc's and overclock them for people. It started out quite well and only in a couple of months I was able to buy my first few peaces of hardware and start overclocking and benching: 2x 2500k and 3x2600k, ASUS P8P67 Pro, GTX 570 DCII and some Kingston HyperX memory.

You can read the full interview with Khalam here on the overclock.net forum.

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