VR Zone Benchmarking Summit 2004

VR-Zone held its first Benchmarking Summit-cum-BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
event at the Funan IT Mall just a few days before Christmas. The whole event attracted a staggering number of participants: 200 gamers, 30 overclockers and a big crowd of onlookers. Check out the exciting sights!





VR-Zone held its first Benchmarking Summit-cum-BYOC (Bring-Your-Own-Computer)
event at the Funan IT Mall just a few days before Christmas. The whole event
attracted a staggering number of participants: 200 gamers,
30 overclockers and a big crowd of onlookers.

A big sponsors’ acknowledgement board right outside Funan IT
Mall to welcome the gamers and overclockers!

 VR Zone Benchmarking Summit 2004

The drool-inducing prizes for the gamers and overclockers:

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On the first day of the event, we held the benchmarking summit
where the top overclockers in Singapore pit their wits against each other for
the BIG numbers. Here are the contestants for the various categories.

 

Closed Category

In the closed category, contestants are challenged with the
tasks of assembling and overclocking a system right on the spot. They were given
choices to select their prefered hardware from Abit, Albatron
and DFI motherboards, to Inno3D and Leadtek
video cards, and rams from Corsair and Adata.
Silverstone Power Supply units were provided and Scythe
sponsored their Kamakiri coolers for the LGA sockets. The processors
used were Intel Pentium 4 3.0E Ghz running off the latest 925XE
chipsets.

First we have K.K. Tham and Iverson
Garnett
in the closed category.

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Next we have Josh, our long time regular VR-Zone
forumer competing in the same category.

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Our very young and cool friend Lancer also
made it down to join in the closed category.

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Robotech with his lovely girlfriend for that
added boost.

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And finally, Stratix, seen here concentrating
on the art of overclocking.

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Open (Ambient-cooling) Category

In the open (ambient-cooling) category, contestants are limited
to air or water-cooling. Thermoelectric or phase-change cooling which drops
temperatures of hardware below ambient are not allowed. Contestants bring down
their own set of hardware to compete in this category.

Running a fully air-cooled system, we have the young and daring
Blondi007 with his team-mate Powercard.

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Also running a fully air-cooled system, but this time naked
without a casing, we have the charming Ristar.

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HTKM1, a new addition to the fatherhood club,
was looking radiant with his watercooled set up.

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From the distant land of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), we have Prodigy
of Low Yat down to join the fun with a water-cooling set up.

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Open (Sub-Zero) Category

This is the no-holds barred Category where all the extreme overclockers
find their homes. Anything ranging from Thermo-electric cooling to vapour phase
change to dry-ice cooling were allowed.

From Kuala Lumpur, we have Prancing Horse.

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Our Singapore guys, dfx and Pheng Lee
with their Vapochill LS and watercooled X800.

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Here are some pictures of the guys setting up their systems
and the passer-bys uncontrollably drawn by the sights.

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