Pre-tested Sandy Bridge-E CPUs for the overclockers (do you see the one marked 54?)

a1 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

Distribution of the ammunition to the overclockers

a2 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

VRForums regulars Shrek and spyboy48 inspecting their loot

a3 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

A whopping 180 litres of liquid nitrogen was procured for the event

a4 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

This overclocker from Philippines can hardly contain his excitement of holding the excellent Corsair SSD and memory sticks in his hands

a5 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

Overclocking is serious business – as shown on their faces of the representatives from Thailand. They appear to be using a 240mm dual bay water cooling setup

a6 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

The RAMs used during the overclocking session is the latest GTX8 modules from Corsair and they are rated at DDR3-2400MHz CL10-12-10-30

a7 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

Shrek and spyboy48 preparing their X79-UD7 for some LN2 action!

a8 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

This team from Indonesia were the first to get their setup up and running

a9 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

An overclocker with a heat gun – sadly the latest Sandy Bridge-E still suffers from the dreaded "cold bug" and temperatures must be kept at around -70 degree celcius for the best frequencies.

a11 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia

 

One of the successful overclocks under LN2 (5.3GHz) on a engineering sample C-0 stepping i7-3960X.

a12 Report: Gigabyte X79 Plug Fest OC Event @ KL, Malaysia