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HardwareZone Christmas Affair 2004
By Justin Ong
Category : Events
Published by Jimmy Tang on Tuesday, 21st December, 2004


Introduction

Last year's ABIT overclocking competition saw a gang of local enthusiasts pitting against one another to be the king of the hill in stretching the speed limit of AMD Athlon XP 3200+ (Barton) processor. This time around, Intel's latest LGA775 (Socket-T) processor was chosen to be the chip that would be placed under the intense fiddling of participants in this year's ABIT overclocking competition.

For a second year running, the endless list of applicants received for the competition was yet again a compelling testament to the vibrancy of Singapore's overclocking community. HardwareZone, an established name whose roots are deeply entrenched in the various communities of hardware components, overclocking and related discussions, has placed more than just overclocking on the competition table. Held in succession to the ABIT overclocking competition was HardwareZone's Plug and Play competition and below is the breakdown of the week-long 'affair'.


ABIT Overclocking Competition (Saturday)

Contestants compete to get the best scores in each of the following benchmarks : -

  • Super PI
  • Doom 3
  • 3DMark2001SE
  • 3DMark05
  • Windows Media Encoder 9


    HardwareZone Plug and Play Competition (Sunday)

    Separated into two parts, namely PC DIY assembly and gaming prowess, the Plug and Play competition was based on the following judging criteria: -

    PC DIY
  • Accuracy of assembly
  • Speed of assembly
  • Overall neatness

    Gaming
  • Kill off your opponent in best of three maps at Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War.


    First in our coverage in the next page is the ABIT overclocking competition.
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