Hardware Presents The...
this is it, you silly freaks! The main event! Tonight we'll show you
the two most smokin' overclock setups in the Hot Hardware Open Pit!
Before we announce our winners I would like to comment a little on
some of the Hot Hardware clientele. YOU PEOPLE NEED HELP!!!!! :-)
You have way too much time on your hands and may very possibly be
suffering from some strange neurotic disorder, kind of like chronic
masterba... uh... never mind! :-) Seriously my Brothers and Sisters,
you rock! I never knew there was such a vast group of creative and
twisted minds out there! Thanks for making Hot Hardware what it is
today! Whatever that is... :-)
talk! On with some rockin'-clockin' action! First things first. How
are we judging the Contenders? Why anyway we damn please of course!
Actually I'll let you in on the criteria we used. 1. Creativity, 2.
Design Approach, 3. Effectiveness, 4. The " Kahones
that in mind we felt a Contender didn't have to have the slickest
most high tech. rig or even the highest overclock, since that is
also largely CPU dependent. Instead we feel our winners should have
the most innovative and kick-ass set up we could find! So here they
King Of The Pit -
Runner Up is....
Lynch of Anchorage Alaska!
before you go thinking we just picked Steve because he was from a
very cool (literally) State, take a look at his
and Ducted Cool Dualies!
what Steve told us about his Super Overclocked Celeron 400s on a
sending along a few pics of my homemade "ducting system"
made from PVC "raingutter" material. For less than $10
worth of supplies, a $12 harddrive cooler and about an hour of my oh
so valuable time, I came up with a cheap effective way to pipe cold
air from outside the case, straight onto my Dual Celeron 400's
@582mhz. I sent along a Wintune98 sheet so you could see the numbers
I have 5 computers here at home from the bottom end (450 w/64megs,
TNT and dual VooDoo2 12megs) to the top end (Dual 550's w/256megs
with VooDoo3-3000) on a small LAN ( Quake3 among other network games
) and I have tons of, what I call, LOW TECH/BUDGET ideas.
I have done everything from (notice in the group computer picture )
$.99 " Y " connectors on the Monster Sound card to power 6
speakers 2 subs and a Peevey Guitar amp. . . . to using low cost
knitting materials for case modifications/super ventilation that
isn't permanently damaging/altering your case (see picture).
I like the Hi-tech approach with the common guy ( take me, I'm a
nightclub bartender. . hehe ) in mind on a common budget. The
"RainGutter550" ran at 44c/128f on the CPUtemp sensors
before my little invention at 70f room temp, at the same temp they
dropped all the way to 79f. . . not too awful shabby. All the while
the case temp was a warm 89f. My primary goal was to keep the CPU
temp BELOW case temp.... not so much a "superlowtemp".
you're a Mad Man but we still have to rag on ya a little...
Steve, the guy holding the sweat shirt around the other guys neck.
Dude, you look like you're about to pop that guys head off! Stop
pumpin' up so much! Oh and you must have spent the money you saved
on the Overclock Rig on getting those chicks to hang out with you in
the shot, huh? ( jj Steve! You rock!)
now a word from the NRA....
son... Ummm easy kid, don't hurt me... Too many Quake3 LAN parties
before bed time huh Steve?! Now before you "Children and
Violence" types get all bent out of shape, lighten up or I'll
send Steve's little man here over to put the smack down on ya! :-)
Steve! You won the MSI 6163Pro Motherboard!
that's about it for Steve's story... As if that wasn't enough!
move on to our Champion, "The King Of The Pit"!