Soon after, the overclockers began to arrive and started to mingle with each other and began to prepare for the event. Even though respect and jokes were shared among many, we noticed couple of "serious faces".
Here they are on one of the display systems that was running Far Cry 2. As you can see, the GO OC competitors are already trying to overclock before the event even began. This just shows how crazy these guys are, they are almost always overclocking. One could expect a lot of cellphone and netbook overclocking when theye guys are on the road.
Next, they began to randomly draw tiny soccer balls with numbers from 1 to 14 in order to make the selection of the hardware given to them entirely random to make the event as fair as possible. This is because no hardware is created alike and Gigabyte wants to make sure that nobody has an unfair advantage, for the most part.
The optimal [and the only] way is to actually check all of the hardware and bin all of it to see which chips go the furthest, which Gigabyte traditionally does before its events. In the picture below, you can see Rita Kao, Gigabyte's marketing lady.
After the drawing was complete, Colin Brix from Gigabyte Taiwan gave an introductory speech to the overclockers and present media, preparing to start for the event.
Here is a close up shot of the system that was used as a reference point. Given the nature of LN2, GigaByte opted to use Intel's stock cooler as a demonstration, rather than using some of its own coolers.
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