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Old 11-08-08, 12:54 AM   #1
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It almost sounds like a game. It's funny that OC'ing went from being an elite thing, to mainstream, now to a spectator sport.

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Leading mainboard manufacturer, MSI, is organizing the first-ever Master Overclocking Arena 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan to be held



November 8-11, 2008. The event is powered by Intel, NVIDIA, OCZ Technology, Western Digital, Enermax and Geinus. MSI, best known for its Intel-based mainboards, graphics cards and notebooks, takes the lead in letting renown overclockers from countries around the world test its latest MSI P45 platform. Representing 30 countries, including Australia, China, Europe, Korea, South Africa, South East Asia, and Taiwan, the participants are made up of the winning warriors from four fierce competitions. Only these elite individuals have earned themselves a ticket to the Master Overclocking Arena 2008. Now! For more information about the 『Master Overclocking Arena』 Event, please visit http://www.OC-Arena.com. The site includes information about all 13 teams, 24 contestants and is holding "Who is Overclocking King Event". Hurry Up! Go to vote for your favorite team.
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i still wouldnt consider OCing mainstream. Of the total number of computers in the world, how many do you think have any overclocked components? Within the enthusiast market, yea overclocking became mainstream, but not with the general public i dont think. Truth is, i don't think the general public will profit much if their single core 3.2Ghz P4 is overclocked or not; the spreadsheets are going to open at the pretty much the same speed.
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i still wouldnt consider OCing mainstream. Of the total number of computers in the world, how many do you think have any overclocked components? Within the enthusiast market, yea overclocking became mainstream, but not with the general public i dont think. Truth is, i don't think the general public will profit much if their single core 3.2Ghz P4 is overclocked or not; the spreadsheets are going to open at the pretty much the same speed.
Overclocking is mainstream for performance or enthusiast users, years ago it was not.
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i still wouldnt consider OCing mainstream. Of the total number of computers in the world, how many do you think have any overclocked components? Within the enthusiast market, yea overclocking became mainstream, but not with the general public i dont think. Truth is, i don't think the general public will profit much if their single core 3.2Ghz P4 is overclocked or not; the spreadsheets are going to open at the pretty much the same speed.
Well here is what I'm getting at. 5 years ago you wouldn't even see a company endorsing overclocking. You couldn't by a factory OC'ed graphics card, let alone a motherboard that was "designed for overclocking". Now companies are using it as an advertising tactic to try to sell their products, and imply you should overclock your computer to get the best performance. It is true that someone who buys an OEM system probably doesn't even know what overclocking is, but anyone who builds a pc from parts at least knows what it is now, where 5 years ago they might not.
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Well here is what I'm getting at. 5 years ago you wouldn't even see a company endorsing overclocking. You couldn't by a factory OC'ed graphics card, let alone a motherboard that was "designed for overclocking". Now companies are using it as an advertising tactic to try to sell their products, and imply you should overclock your computer to get the best performance. It is true that someone who buys an OEM system probably doesn't even know what overclocking is, but anyone who builds a pc from parts at least knows what it is now, where 5 years ago they might not.
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