rAge Expo – Cape Town, South Africa – March 18-20

Introduction

From March 18th to 20th, attendees of rAge Expo 2016 in Cape Town South Africa enjoyed a series of events including Overclocking Workshops, Amateur and Extreme Overclocking competitions plus an OC Bench party where PC enthusiasts, gamers and overclockers of all levels can mix, share and learn more about all aspects of Overclocking.

Event Partners

We would like to thank the following event partners for joining this world tour stop:

Event Information

rAge Expo, Cape Town, South Africa: Event Schedule

The HWBOT World Tour 2016 at rAge Expo, Cape Town, South Africa runs from January 26th to 31st and will include the following activities:

  • Workshop: Overclocking classes for amateurs taught by local overclockers. Ideal for first time overclockers. Friday (18/03) 10am to Saturday (19/03) 7pm
  • World Series: Overclocking Competition for both amateur and extreme overclockers. Extreme Qualifiers: Saturday (19/03) from 2pm to 5pm. World Series Finals (Amateur and Extreme):Sunday (20/03) from 10:30am to 3pm
  • Bench Party: A BYOC bench party for extreme and enthusiast overclockers.

World Series Competition Prizes

Our sponsors MSI, Seasonic and G.SKILL are also offering great prizes for both Amateur and Extreme World Series overclocking contests in Cape Town. The winners, runners up and third place finishers of each contest will take home the following:

EXTREME PRIZES:

1st Place:

  • Ticket to HWBOT World Championship (see below)
  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 6700K
  • G.Skill Trident-Z 2×4 3466 Memory
  • Streacom BC1 “Special HWT 2016 Edition” Benchtable

2nd Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A XPOWER GAMING TE Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 6700K

3rd Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • Intel Core i7 6700K
  • G.SKILL Trident-Z 2×4 3466 Memory

AMATEUR PRIZES:

1st Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 6700K
  • G.Skill Trident-Z 2×4 3466 Memory
  • Streacom BC1 “Special HWT 2016 Edition” Benchtable

2nd Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING Pro Carbon Motherboard
  • Intel Core i7 6700K

3rd Place:

  • Seasonic Platinum P-760 Power Supply
  • G.SKILL Trident-Z 2×4 3466 Memory

World Series Contest Results

The second leg of the HWBOT World Tour 2016 just concluded with South African OC legends DrWeez and Vivi going head to head in the Final during rAge in Cape Town.

HWBOT World Series 2016 – South Africa: Semi-Finals
In the semi-finals of the South African leg of the HWBOT World Series we see four of the most respected and feared overclockers on the continent. As anyone who follows South African Overclocking will tell you, DrWeez and Vivi are the current top two Elite players in Africa and two seasoned pros when it comes to live OC contests, a daunting environment for the uninitiated. Meanwhile QuantumX and ShockG are two of South Africa’s top Extreme overclockers, two players determined not to let the Elite guys steal the show.

Vivi vs QuantumX turned out to be pick of the two semi-final contests, going head to head on 3DMark11 Physics. Remember, unlike the qualification round which saw a 5GHz limitation, here in the semi-finals players were allowed to go all out – ramping up both the pressure and the entertainment factor. Let’s also consider that these semi-finals were fairly unique in that they used a 1v1 format not always seen in live overclocking contests. Many contests prefer to see pairs of overclockers compete, a situation that can relieve the pressure considerably. In a 1v1 situation, if a problem suddenly arises, you are on your own. It really can become a cauldron of pressure.

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On the day QuantumX took an early lead thanks very possibly to his choice of a lower mass LN2 pot that facilitated a swifter descent to the sub-zero temps needed to score highly. With ten mins to go however Vivi found himself ahead with a score of 16,030 with QuantumX trailing at this stage by a good 340 points. At the end of a tense 30 minutes, Vivi edged out QuantumX with a score of 16,143 points compared to his 15,694. To be fair to QuantumX, not only was it his first time with an MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming TE motherboard, it was apparently also his first encounter with Skylake processors on LN2. All in all, a very good showing by both overclockers.

The other semi-final proved far less of a spectacle with ShockG unfortunately having to forfeit his role in the contest, conceding his place in the final to DrWeez (who actually scored very highly in 3DMark11 Physics with a great score of 16,747 marks). This also rendered the third place play-off void with QuantumX taking third spot.

Make sure to catch the full semi-final as it was broadcast live on the OverClocking-TV YouTube channel. Trouffman is joined by seasoned Belgian OC legend Leeghoofd, bringing you full commentary of the semi-final contest as it happened:

HWBOT World Series 2016 – South Africa: The Final
The climax to the Word Series 2016 contest in South Africa quite fittingly pitted the country’s No.1 Elite overclocker DrWeez, against current No.2, Vivi. As with all semi-finals and finals of the Word Series, a draw was made to decide which benchmark would be used, with each overclocker having one veto at his disposal. First out of the bag was Reference Clock, a straight up CPU Frequency dogfight that was reluctantly vetoed (after much deliberation) by DrWeez. Next up was XTU (the Intel-developed Extreme Tuning Utility) which was accepted without veto by Vivi.

In qualifying for the finals Vivi had the edge over DrWeez in the XTU stage so there were feelings that this could be repeated. However with ten minutes left on the clock DrWeez was hitting a score of 1,856 marks with Vivi behind on 1,802. Pushing his Core i7 6800k beyond 5.8Ghz, DrWeez experienced a few BSOD moments but after 30 mins his score of 1,856 prevailed, earning him first place. The win means he walked away with a ticket to the World Championship in Berlin and some pretty nice prizes too.

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Event Location

1 Jakes Gerwel Drive, Goodwood, Cape Town, 7460, South Africa

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