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Written by Olin Coles   
Friday, 07 January 2011
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MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011
OC Weapons of Choice
MOA Overclocking Warriors
MOA Competition Results

MOA Competition Results

After many hours of continuously tweaking hardware settings, and nearly a hundred litres of liquid nitrogen, these MOA warriors had finally made their mark. In the end, overclocking world records were set and broken in a span of minutes. By the time final scores were computed and the LN fog had finally cleared, a few teams were (at least briefly) the proud owner of several overclocking world records. Here are the final official results:


Judges observed overall scores to compute the final standings. After the official scores were announced, the Americas leg of MSI's Master Overclocker Arena had its finalists. The top placing teams will advance to the MOA final in Taipei later into 2011. The official results are as follows:

  1. OCAlliance (USA): Slave and RomDominance - Super Pi 32M = 6:31.795 / 3dMark11 = 9213
  2. Over the Edge (USA): Patch and Dentlord - Super Pi 32M = 6:26.257 / 3dMark11 = 8893
  3. Team Pure (USA): G H Z and Gautam - Super Pi 32M = 6:40.437 / 3dMark11 = 8938
  4. 1213 Xtreme (Brazil): Rbuass and Fugger - Super Pi 32M = 6:48.518 / 3dMark11 = 8926
  5. Team XS (USA): Chew* and ZenEffect - Super Pi 32M = 6:33.651 / 3dMark11 = 8579
  6. Team Vaseline (USA): Robert and ocgmj - Super Pi 32M = 6:56.224 / 3dMark11 = 8778
  7. Team Overclockaholics (USA): steponz and Kal-EL - Super Pi 32M = 6:55.865 / 3dMark11 = 8477
  8. Overclockers Anonymous (USA): Brian y and Chris - Super Pi 32M = 7:18.688 / 3dMark11 = 8188
  9. Hardcol (Colombia): E-Killer and Nestorky - Super Pi 32M = 7:9.406 / 3dMark11 = 4161

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# WHAT?Juan Pablo Cuervo 2011-01-07 06:24
No Winrar BenchMark Test ?
No Passmark Test?
Antec Power Supply ?
Winrar Benchmark test on please!
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# RE: WHAT?David Ramsey 2011-01-07 09:01
MSI chooses the benchmarks used in the competition, not us.
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# Not entirely safeP Simmons 2011-01-07 12:44
I noticed in the article you state that LN (liquid nitrogen) is safe and free of potential injury. Liquid nitrogen being used from the large containers poses significant risk. Nitrogen being heavier that oxygen will displace O2 in closed spaces and is a significant suffocation hazard. Please recognize this risk when using large quantities for any application.
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# Quite True, SimmonsRobert 2011-01-08 11:28
Fortunately, none of the many OCing competitions using liquid N2 have ever experienced the effects you mentioned, apparently. The venues where these competitions happen are fairly large, open spaces with much activity, and the competitors usually have small fans running on their equipment, so the resulting air movement in that environment is enough to prevent the situation you describe from occurring, apparently. Still, the potential problem exists, and it may be wise for extra air circulation to be provided to ensure the scenario you describe never happens. Perhaps this has already been acknowledged and we simply are not aware of what is done to prevent it. Excellent point nonetheless.
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# RE: Quite True, SimmonsServando Silva 2011-01-08 12:05
This applies for dry ice too. But you'd need a lot of CO2 to fill a small room, not to say when you're benching on a large stage or open spaces. Every-time I bench on extreme conditions with some friends, we promise that the last one needs to take out every other (fainted) persons before fainting, of course, as a joke.
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# RE: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011James 2011-01-20 07:43
What core, bus and memory speed for big overclock champion?
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# RE: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011feralshad0w 2011-02-14 15:37
I am a little late to post this, but whats up with the prizes? lol I understand that this is about the experience and enthusiasm for the technology, but but the highest prizes are variations of the gtx 460? I am pretty shocked there isnt some more scaling leading up to a gtx 580 for first place.

I am a big fan of the event and I think this is the kind of thing that motivates many enthusiasts and the technology. How far can we go right? Very good post.
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