MSI's Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Live

Earlier today, MSI began pushing the limits of their "Big Bang-XPower" series Motherboards. Bringing together the world's finest overclockers, the event has been filled with suspense and anxiety as the world's greatest overclockers push the envelope with overclocking.

The teams were given the following hardware to use but were given the ability to use whichever cooling method would yield better benchmark results. The most popular and effective method being used is liquid nitrogen.

-MSI Big Bang-XPower Motherboard
-Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition
-MSI N580GTX Graphics Card
-Patriot Viper II Sector 7 Series Memory Kit
-Western Digital VelociRaptor HD
-Antec CP-1000 Power Supply
-Tt eSPORTS CHALLENGE Pro Gaming Keyboard
-Tt eSPORTS BLACK Gaming Mouse

[6:20] With an hour and 30 minutes left in the competition, Three USA Teams are in the lead. In third place trailing closely behind second place is Team Over the Edge. Second place Team PURE is trying desperately to catch up with the incredible first place team, OCAlliance. About ten minutes ago OCAlliance broke the 9000 mark and is still running stable! And yes.. there were many "It's over 9000!!!!" jokes made.

As of 6:20, here are the top 3 scores

Team OCAlliance: 9047
Team PURE: 8868
Team Over the Edge: 8849

To check the live updating scoreboard, head on over here.

To watch the live video stream, check out

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  • Anonymous
    miss the old Toms Hardware Overclocking videos