Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northeastern Southwest Mississippi
Getting back into HWBot... questions.
None of you remember me, but that's fine. I recently started to pull some hardware, my pot, and power supplies out of storage (still have a brand new DFI LANparty 790FX board that I am ready to put through it's paces) and started looking into getting back into the world of competitive overclocking, but a lot has changed since I "left" in 2017. Looking at the Challenger events on HWBot, I see a whole bunch of MHz limits on every event, where it becomes just a game of who has the most money for the fastest CPU out of the bunch (or the best luck), which is way not how it should be. If I spend forever browsing eBay and binning for a good chip, I want to use it and not have it sit well under it's maximum potential (seriously, most of the subs I looked at have a +10-15% OC on them... sad). I also saw that most competitions listed that subzero cooling is not allowed... so great, now my pot is useless too, just when i figured out where I could buy LN2. Funny how that works.
I know there's the ranking system for individual submissions, but the main thing to do on HWBot are these fun competitions. Does anyone have any idea why these changes were applied or share the same view point as me? Maybe I'm just "old fashioned" at this point, I'm not sure.
Mods; sorry if I put this in a bad section. Just figured it'd fit well here.
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