The trio takes a group shot.

NVIDIA, one of the sponsors for MSI MOA 2011, was represented by Michael ADI Nugroho, Sales Representative, NVIDIA.

Michael ADI Nugroho, Sales Representative of NVIDIA.

Then briefing time began as Tim Marshall, Master Judge for the APAC Final lays down the rules and set things straight.

Tim Marshall the overclocker poses for a shot.

Looking serious: Tim Marshall the Master Judge.

To minimise downtime for the contestants, each participant is issued two sets of hardware. The first set is the one which they have already received back in their home country. The second set is only made available on the competition grounds, and is obtained through a lucky draw process. This minimises the possibility of rigging up "golden samples."

PaulC holds out his lucky number "4."