The OC Show returned to the airwaves of TwitchTV on Friday night with Episode 20 of Season 4. OC-TV anchor Trouffman was again joined by Toolius with a special appearance from mickulty from the UK who was standing in OC Show regular Buildzoid.
The show kicks off as ever with a look at contests happening on OC-ESPORTS, the competitive hub of overclocking. Right now there aren’t too many contests taking place, but one of the biggest of the year is heating up with the HWBOT Country Cup entering its last few weeks. With just a few weeks left we find that the US still top the table with the Ukraine in second place, Germany in third and the United Kingdom in fourth. The guys discuss the strategy of sand bagging, as well the notion of procrasti-bagging, which basically means just putting things off until the last moment. Mickulty also gives us an overview of how the contest works and reminds us that in many cases it’s better to have as a many country members submitting scores as possible and that it’s impossible to hurt your country with a low score. The guys also take a look at Rookie Rumble #50 which is also running and has 377 Rookie overclockers competing.
One other major topic of course was the recent GALAX GOC 2017 Finals which took place last weekend in Bangkok, Thailand. The eventual contest winner was Alex@ro (Romania) who was the standout competitor on the day, taking three of four stages wins. He took home a very tasty $5,000 USD prize. As well as a look at the Hungary OC Meet Up which took place a little while ago, Trouff and co discuss the topic of organizing OC Meet Up, arranging LN2 and getting the required hardware together etc. It takes a bit of dedication, but it’s also well worth it. There’s also the topic the AMD Rock Tour, an online contest that offers Indonesian overclockers hardware prizes for benching the latest AMD Ryzen processors.
Arguably the highlight of Episode 20 is the fact that they also managed to get HWBOT No.1 ranked overclocker Dancop on the show. Dancop explains that he happens to be pushing an Intel Core i7 8700K using some G.SKILL DDR4 memory and an ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex motherboard. While running his right with a full pot of LN2, he mentions how he just broke the six core Global First Place record in the HWBOT x265 1080p benchmark.
Watch the OC Show Episode 20 of Season 4 here on the OverClocking-TV YouTube channel.
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