1st Annual Benching Team Party

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Frigid CPU temperatures, dewars full of LN2 and world-class hardware enthusiasts all in one place is the setting for the very first Overclockers.com Benching Team Party. This is the first officially organized Overlockers.com event, and hopefully there will be more in the near future. The best part is, the three day benching extravaganza can be seen live via several streaming video feeds.

It has been a long journey in setting up the event, and still we are in the final stages. But, we are ready to open up our doors and share the details with the community.

What?

The OCF Benching Team is congregating for a large-scale benching session. Benching is the extreme end of Overclocking. It’s taking your hardware to the next level by using extreme cooling to create extreme scores, using extreme hardware, at extreme speeds. The event will consist of more than twelve benchers that will be featured on Livestream. Each Bencher will have their time for everyone from the OCF community to watch him/her use LN2 on their hardware – many will be doing so for the first time, while experienced team members lend a hand and show us the ropes! It’s a great opportunity for those in attendance or at home who are interested in extreme cooling to watch how it’s done or make the trip and try it out for themselves!

We currently have 540L of Liquid Nitrogen, 20 CPUs, 25 GPUs, and 15 Motherboards all lined up for this event. These numbers are still growing each day! There will not be a single piece of high-end hardware that will not be put under the extreme temperatures of liquid nitrogen, torched, and thrown around. If you don’t hear the hardware actually screaming over the livestream, then most likely the benchers are asleep.

The event will be completely Livestreamed for viewers at home. We are hosting three channels with live video feeds and instant chat so anyone can tune in to watch, ask questions, or just hang out with those in attendance. As of now, we plan on having one camera focused on the main floor. This will be an overall shot of the active benchers, and the video and chat will be displayed on the wall so attendees can easily interact with those at home also. The other two channels will be dedicated to two benching stations showcasing various benchers in attendance. When we get closer to the event, we will have a loose schedule that will outline when some of the benchers will be getting face time on one of the livestream channels. Anyone will be able to talk in these channels using the chat feature of Livestream, and it will be a fun experience that we look forward to sharing with everyone.

Dolk's Dry Ice Benching Setup

Dolk's Dry Ice Benching Setup

When?

The event will be taking place November 19-21. That’s right, three full days of benching. Each day will be packed with the Benching Team taking their hardware to the next level, learning from each other, and having an all around great time. Mark your calendars!

With this still a month away, the event is under the final preparations now. More information will be released as the event approaches.

Where?

The first party will be taking place in Texas and folks are already reserving flights and hotel rooms from across the United States. We cannot disclose the exact location as the event is for benching team attendance only, due to space limitations at the venue. For this first event we will not be allowing spectators to come by and watch, however live streams and updates will be made from the event. We hope to open up future events to the public.

Sound like fun and wish you could attend? The benching team is always looking for more members, and any team member is welcome to sign up for attendance. This is not a private or invite only group! Check out this forum thread for details: How to join the Benching Team.

Dolk

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Discussion
  1. W00t! I am sooooo looking forward to participating, and especially learning at this event. It will be nice to meet just some of the great members we have on this benching team!
    I love benching. I love hardware. But I look most forward to getting to shake some great peoples hands.
    We will have fun, and we will make some boints. And who knows what else.
    But there will be a livestream.
    Sigh I really wish I could attend, but in the words of Styx,
    "The stage is set, the band starts playing
    Suddenly your heart is pounding."
    Storm the ranks boys!
    Oh, yeah. Have a little fun too. :)
    i will definitely be following the live feed! tried talking my parents into flying me down, they didn't go with it because of the price of flights right now.
    looking forward to following the event though! :clap:
    it is gunna be sweet! :rock:
    just started to put our annual bench meet together its on the 27th dec
    so far we are up to 250L ln2 required
    great deal of work goes into these events lads enjoy the day
    if i had the cash i would be over there you will have a blast
    720L of LN2 ordered this morning, will be shipping from Dallas to Tyler TX on Monday. Delivered to the party venue on Thursday. :thup:
    Looking forward to having a blast and meeting you all!