...good bye and hello
Well friends, after planning things out over the past few months and discussing it with FtW as well, today was the day, my first (mild) sub-zero sub...
With that, I left HWBot's Enthusiast League after competing in it for just over a year (...was leading our OCN team in 'EL' for some time, per below) and joined the Xtreme OC League...
...for now, I created a new team ('Northland' team - me, myself and I
...) , but only as I cannot yet join the OCN Pro Team, which is the longer term goal as discussed with FtW. I have been sitting on some ES / Engineering Sample CPUs since December I cannot sub w/ in EL or even XtremeOC (at least until the next CPU family is out - June ?). and after over 280 subs at the bot in EL, I was also offered some other sponsorship if I choose to accept it.
In any case, I already have 3 mobos, 5 CPUs and 16 GPUs ready to experience some 'cold' soon, after a short medical absence for a minor injury...I really look forward to exploring the world of sub-zero as I have been 'tangoing' with many of those folks already in some 4-GPU subs...only this time >>>...MOAR VOTLZ... once back at it, my 1st 'real victims' shall be a couple of GTX 670s and that brand-new 290 X Lightning I just got
I do hope that HWBot starts to clean up the EL league a bit...I'm aware of several cases whereby sub-zero cooled results have been passed off as 'EL' , though I have yet to file a single 'official ticket' against anyone in over a year of competing..Further, the more I moved up, the stranger some of the PMs and some posts at OCN and elsewhere got....I hope the smaller Xtreme OC league is different in that regard.
I owe a big debt of gratitude to FtW, who was the one who initially got me interested in HWBot...I learned a heck of a lot already from him, and look forward to learn even more about Xtreme cooling (so far, just did one sub so far with a mildly tuned home-made phase change for the CPU, and the -- air-cooled -- MSI 290 X Lightning
Now, all you OCN EL members, you just got a promotion from me > moving a spot up
...FtW did observe that in EL, OCN / overclock.net used to be quite well represented on the first page of the EL leader-board at HWBot, but with my class switch, there isn't anyone from OCN EL on the front page now > since OCN is the largest team, you guys better get to it.
I hope the above clarifies why I'm currently not part of the OCN team, but it's only a temporary thing until an 'icy' return...in the meantime, good (points) hunting to you all
AfterEdited by Joa3d43 - 3/23/14 at 9:35pm