Overclockers Benching Party I: The Lineup


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We are a few days away from our first Overclockers.com Team Benching Party. 720 Liters of Liquid Nitrogen, a dozen overclockers, and a mountain of hardware… Sounds like a party alright!

On the evening of Friday, November 19th, the festivities and overclocking begin. We aim to get started at roughly 5PM CST (6PM EST), while the Overclockers.com Livestream channel will be broadcasting live from the event by 7PM CST (8PM EST). Viewers can watch the Livestream video, chat with viewers and attendees, and follow the twitter timeline of the event from Overclockers’ Live! Currently recorded team videos are looping on the channel, but at 7PM CST (8PM EST) Nov 19th, it will cut over to live video and audio coverage of the party. Tune in and join us for the fun throughout the entire weekend!

In the previous announcement of the event we left a lot of information out, but today I will give you all the juicy details:

The Lineup

Here is the official lineup of benchers. Each one of these benchers will be having face time, showing off their skills with their hardware. As each individual takes the stage throughout the weekend, announcements will be made on Overclockers’ Live directing you to the action! This impressive lineup includes participants in worldwide overclocking competitions, Forums Wars champions and some of the most-skilled overclockers on the planet.

UsernameOC Forums Join DateOverclockers.com ArticlesHwbot Global/Team Rank
DolkMarch 3, 20086 Articles2011/38
EarthDogDec. 15, 200819 Articles1796/35
DejoNov. 11, 2001N/A242/3
BrolloksDec. 26, 20061 Article199/2 (Team Captain)
IcebobJan. 25, 20081 Article164/N/A
MoocowMay 14, 2003N/A457/10
XokeJune 16, 20101 Article808/16
VoidnApril 24, 2009N/A284/5
M0r7if3rJune 17, 20101 Article3969/81
KonaKonaNov. 25, 20084 Articles1301/25
I.M.O.G.Nov. 12, 200224 ArticlesN/A

Goodies from Gigabyte and Corsair

Thanks to the generosity of some top enthusiast hardware manufacturers, the overclockers will have various products donated to test out. Gigabyte is sending over several motherboards, including the P55A-UD7 (reviewed here) and X58A-UD3R (reviewed here). Corsair is helping to power some of this hardware by sending their top of the line PSU, the AX1200 (reviewed at jonnyGURU).

Thank You Gigabyte!
Thank You Gigabyte!
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R

NVIDIA GTX 580 (Courtesy Gigabyte)
NVIDIA GTX 580 (Courtesy Gigabyte)

Corsair AX1200 Power Supply (Courtesy Corsair)
Corsair AX1200 Power Supply (Courtesy Corsair)

The Hardware

Here is what you guys have been waiting for. This is not going to be a lame show here folks. We have some of the best hardware lined up for the event. Most of the benchers will be using their own hardware, while others will share to create a perfect combination.

CPUsGPUsMotherboards
Intel

  • 10x Cedar Mills
  • Wolfdale E5400
  • Wolfdale E6600
  • Core 2 Duo E8300
  • Core 2 Duo E8500
  • Core 2 Duo E8600
  • 2x Core 2 Quad Q6600
  • Core 2 Quad Q9550
  • i5 650
  • i5 661
  • i5 670
  • 4x i7 920
  • 2x i7 930
  • i7 950
  • i7 960
  • 2x i7 980X
  • Xeon W3570
  • Xeon W3680
  • ~7GHz Celeron

AMD

  • Sempron 140
  • Athlon 250
  • Phenom II 555
  • 2x Phenom II 555BE
  • Phenom II 655 BE
  • Phenom II 940
  • Phenom II TWKR
  • 4x Thuban 1090T BE
NVIDIA

  • GeForce 9800GX2
  • 4x 8800 GTS
  • 3x GTX 275
  • 3x GTX 480
  • 3x GTX 470
  • 3x GTX 580

AMD/ATI

  • HD 4550
  • 2x HD 4890
  • HD 5830
  • 3x HD 5870
  • X1950 Pro
Intel

  • Asus Commando (Volt-Modded)
  • Asus P6T Deluxe
  • Asus Rampage II Extreme
  • 2x Asus Rampage III Extreme
  • Asus Rampage Extreme X48
  • DFI p45 T2RS Plus
  • Gigabyte H55-UD2
  • Gigabyte X58-UD7
  • Gigabyte X58A-UD3
  • Gigabyte X58A-UD7
  • EVGA X58 SLI Classified E762

AMD

  • Asus Crosshair III
  • Asus Crosshair IV
  • ASUS M4A89GTD PRO
  • Gigabyte 890-FXA-UD5

That is a lot of hardware. Considering there are 11 benchers for the event, it’s going to be kinda hard to work on all of these. Never fear, we will make sure that all of this hardware gets tortured and then made into tiny key chains or rifle targets during the event.

To cool all of this hardware down and for the benchers to work their hardest to obtain the goals they have set for themselves. We have on order, 720 L of liquid nitrogen. That is enough LN2 to keep Han Solo frozen harder than carbonite for a week.

Watch Live

There will be live streaming video channels up for this event, as we mentioned in our last announcement. To make sure you do not miss a thing, the links to each of the livestreams are below.

As a reminder, we will not get started until approximately 5:00 PM CST. From there on, it will be on for close to the entirety of the weekend. Yes, that does mean there will be a couple of us working on hardware in the wee hours of the morning. To make sure you guys do not miss anything, all scores and summaries will be posted on Overclockers.com, with shorter updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Overclockers’ Live – This will be the main stage for the event, active throughout the weekend. Stay tuned here for the status on all live video coverage – this stage shows the main floor of the event, and will also announce activity on the Overclockers’ Joe and Skip channels below.

Overclockers’ Joe – This stage will be focused on a closeup exhibition of a specific benchmarking station. Watch the LN2 be poured, the temps drop, and the MHz increase!

Overclockers’ Skip – Exactly like Overclockers’ Joe, but highlighting a 2nd specific benchmarking station. Both will highlight closeup action of the event.

For more live updates during the event:

We hope to see you there! For now, have fun overclocking and good luck!

– Dolk

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I.M.O.G.

Glorious Leader

25,037 messages 3 likes

Can't wait to get into town and meet you guys face to face - we are in to have a blast this weekend! Thank you Corsair and Gigabyte for your support of the hardware community!

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Bobnova

Senior Member

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IMOG you need to bench more and officially join the team :D

I'd really like to be going to this. Next time maybe!

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dejo

Senior Moment Senior Member

4,143 messages 42 likes

also there is no mention of the 3-4 gtx 580's that will get spanked.

other than that it looks like a great read. thanks

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mdcomp

Classic Administrator

5,190 messages 17 likes

Looking forward to creepily watching you all from my living room. Have a blast guys!

Matt

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I.M.O.G.

Glorious Leader

25,037 messages 3 likes

also there is no mention of the 3-4 gtx 580's that will get spanked.

Fixed, thanks! Hard to keep up with all the hardware. :)

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Deathhorse

Member

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I wanna see how those dual cores pan out. :clap:

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Brolloks

Benching Senior on Siesta, Premium Member #8

7,521 messages 2 likes

Gotta replace that sorry pic with a combined shot of all the hardware that will be there on Friday, it will be an unbelievable sight I tell you

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Khemikal

Member

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Really looking forward to watching you guys this weekend. Sorry I can't make it this year. Going to do everything I can to make it next time though. Good luck guys!

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G
GT240

New Member

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AWESOME!!!

This is what I have been longing for!

Great job Dolk!

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Radeon28

Member

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Any chance the livestreams will be recorded? I gotta work during the broadcast hours...

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