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  • mwildtech - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Hi Cookie! Reply
  • BobGentry - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    "The principle of the OC Lab is simple – a place for HiCookie to dismantle any PCB he wishes.." LOL, So Ian did you see boxes of Asus ROG boards sitting there dismantled and being copied? Also, tell HiCookie my Z87X-OC with BIOS F5 still overvolts CPU Vid and VDimm plus booting more than 2 SSDs in RAID results in lost or corrupted drives. Maybe he can fix it as their tech support is clueless. Otherwise it was an interesting read and good to put names and faces together. Reply
  • Trefugl - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    "Every so often I came across a dead Titan PCB and wept softly." The only appropriate response.

    I have been OCing for years, but really only benchmarked to make sure I got as much as I could out of my 24/7 rig. Tho recently I've taken part in some small events for fun. Thanks for the article.
  • jamyryals - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Awesome article! I'm not really into the extreme overclocking scene, but I'd definitely read the articles. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    Another competition for Chinese to stab each other over. Reply
  • epoon2 - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    You obviously haven't watched House of Cards.

    Great read, Ian.
  • gamoniac - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    You a damn fool and a racist.
  • ct760ster - Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - link

    For what they are using the can of Red Bull, does it give you some wings? Reply
  • OC4/3 - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Reading more about extreme oc is always welcomed! Reply
  • I.M.O.G. - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Good read Ian, rare to see proper framing and presentation of the really extreme stuff in more mainstream media outlets. I know a lot of people that would like to see more of it. - I.M.O.G., Community Manager Reply
  • Xtreme Addict - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Very good article. Easy to read, it explains some basic ideas about extreme oc. Good job :) Reply
  • c3p - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    The part from "HWBot is supported by several hardware manufacturers, including GIGABYTE[...]" till "push world records higher."
    is pretty redundant to that at the top. I'm pretty sure that was not supposed to be there.
  • goinginstyle - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Considering Gigabyte is the primary sponsor (just look in the HWBot forums as it is not neutral for other board suppliers) I think the comment was supposed to emphasize Gigabyte's role. Kind of like this whole article reads as a Gigabyte advertorial for the most part, which is fine if that is the intent. Reply
  • c3p - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    Yep, as a "normal PC guy" it's always pretty interesting to see the real pros pushing the limits! Reply
  • Massman - Thursday, June 20, 2013 - link

    What exactly is interesting for you to see pros push the limits of? I have been looking closer at the comment rates of overclocking records posted at various mainstream media, and don't really see that much interest generated for let's say another memory frequency record.

    So, essentially the question is: what makes your "normal PC guy" clock tick?
  • iamkyle - Friday, June 21, 2013 - link

    Roots shirt! Canada represent! Reply
  • c3p - Saturday, June 22, 2013 - link

    It's like in other areas (for example swimming):
    It is not so much the individual record that interesting, but more the big picture of what is actually possible.
    So i'm not always in the forums and up-to-date about the newest stuff, but i like to read a bigger piece once/twice a year summing up the possibilities, what tricks they use and what they want to do next.

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