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MSI OC Academy UK Tour

Team GB Benching, MSI, and partners, in conjunction with OCN and HWBOT, are pleased to introduce the MSI OC Academy UK Tour. The first event will take place in Cambridge from the 17th ? 19th April 2015.

The event will take place in Cambridge from the 17th – 19th April 2015.

Team GB Benching is all about promoting benching in the UK regardless of which HWBOT team you bench you will be welcomed at any Team GB event. The event is for the professional benchers; the not so experienced and the veterans; it is for the first timers who have never clocked hard before in fact this event is for everyone. But hurry there are limited tickets available.

There are only 20 tickets available.

Each ticket entitles the holder to entrance to the event.
All the Ln2 they can use.
Hotel accommodation for the Friday and Saturday nights.
All hardware will be provided, but you can bring your prized CPU or VGA to bench.
Entrance to the introduction to Ln2 and sub-zero benching course on the Saturday morning. Successful candidates will receive their level 1 certificate at the awards dinner.
A place at the Team GB Benching awards evening dinner, hosted by MSI. Sadly your drinks are for your own account.
Transport to and from the hotel and venue will be provided so there will be no need for any driving, you can just enjoy your weekend.
To secure your place please book ASAP at [email protected] or [email protected]
A booking fee of £10 is payable on booking via paypal [email protected] Please include your forum user name, full name, mobile contact number and a working email address if different from the one you use with paypal. This booking fee will be refunded if you are not successful in being allocated a ticket. All tickets are on a first come first serve basis.

What on at the meet and how do I watch it.
The event is going to be slightly different this time around. The weekend will be running two congruent streams. There will be organised event benching in teams and individual bench offs. Grab the opportunity to bench with the pro’s. That does not mean that free benchers who just want to bench their own hardware will be unwelcome, far from it. Get your ticket and you can bench in the manner that suites your mood. We would like all participants to get into the activities of course and have a bit of fun while benching up a storm, and participants will be eligible for some of the great prizes that are up for grab.

On offer to bench with will be MSI X99 systems with Intel® Core™ i7-5960X Processor under the hood, GSkill DDR4 3000MHz memory and a set of the awesome MSI Lightning’s that were only available to the Pro benchers. Now it is your turn to bench with the some of the best kit available. The Z97 platform is not being neglected and Intel were kind enough to send us 10 samples to play with, again GSkill are the memory providers.

OCTV and OCN are partnering up to deliver the best possible viewing experience with more than 8 camera’s and a dedicated commentary team providing insight to the action. Ask your favourite bencher those difficult and embarrassing questions during the interview slots. The stream will be available on HWBOT and OCN check the forums for more information closer to the time.

Team GB Benching have arranged a pretty exciting itinerary that will push the competitors ability and skills to the limits, while you the viewer get to call the shots. Decide what bench the teams have to do in the different rounds of the competition, the viewers will get to set targets for the benchers to achieve.

Think you know your benching? Well predict the winning score or winning time and win a prize. Select the correct round winner and you stand a chance to win. Get the correct winner of each round and walk away with the accumulator prize at the end of the day. Plus there will be a winner for the correct prediction of the overall weekend champion too.

Every viewer who participates will be eligible for the random prize draws that will be sponsored by our wonderful partners. But that is not all, this year the viewers are going to have a say in who gets a wild card entry to the singles knockout cup and pick the teams for the final bench off.

Stay tuned to see who all will be attending the event, there are four media representatives who will be getting cold in Cambridge and there are some special guests from overseas joining in the fun too. Maybe, just maybe a four way VGA world record or two will be broken live at the meet. Are you going to be there?

The Team GB Events Team

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Still 2 spaces available for the Saturday morning introduction to Ln2 course if you would like to find out more about the sport of extreme benching this is a great place to start.
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Updated venue please see the link above for more details.

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One of the most common questions I get emailed before events is 'what do I needs to bring?'

OK here is the list it is aimed at the guys who bench quite often and have their own kit and will be taking part in the organised events. If you do not have your own kit do not worry there is plenty to go round. Some of the stuff like USB stick is a must however - especially if you are going to set a PB and want to keep a memento of the session. :ugeek:

I Bench Often - Bring List

CPU pot - A known or favourite CPU pot could make all the difference when benching, you will be welcome to use your own.
VGA pot - again if you have one and want to bring it do so please.
Thermometer and K-Type probe, if you are using your own pot or if you have one bring it.
Your Ln2 flasks, there will be 12 available at the meet that TeamGB is providing - more is better of course.
Blowtorch or heat gun, there will be 4 provided but can you ever have to many? I like to use hair-dryers as they work really well and do not liquefy the soldier like heat guns can.
USB Stick with all the OC tools you use for benching.
Video Card drivers (nVidea) of preference might be a good idea if you are picky about that sort of thing. Remember you are benching to a time limit so downloading from the web will hold you back. redface.gif

For the 'I will be benching my own hardware' guys go have a read of TopDogs post which I have pasted below that is pretty much the comprehensive list of stuff you will need to bring.

There will be some monitors, mouse and keyboards as well as PSU's available for your use. However you will need to bring your own hard drives, SSD and all other components that you are wanting to bench with.

There will be TeamGB hardware available of course but the organised events take precedence.
Originally Posted by topdog 

Here's a list that was made a few years ago which might help those suffering from dementia wink.gif

I thought I'd put together a list of recommended items to bring for those people who are interested in benching at an LN2 event.
For those of you who are already accustomed to extreme cooling I'm sure you already know what to bring, but this can still serve as a reminder, and for those of you who are new to extreme cooling this can be a good place to start.

Lets start with the obvious:

•CPU / GPU pot
•Thermal paste (something that doesn't freeze, like GC Extreme or Ceramique)
•Thermometer with k-type probes (usually not required for AMD benching)
•Thermos Flasks (three thermoses / person is usually a good number, but you can get away with using two)


•LET (liquid electrical tape)
•Artist Eraser
•Armaflex / Frost King
•Painters Tape
•Paper Towels

You certainly don't need to use all of the insulation that I listed, those are just some of the most commonly used forms of insulation.


•Digital Multi Meter (very useful for monitoring voltages, especially on volt-modded GPU's)
•Torch / heat gun
•Soldering Iron (for those who are using volt-modded GPU's)
•Pliers and Screwdrivers
•Duct Tape
•Hex keys / Torx
•Adapters (SATA / molex)
•Power cords (PSU/Monitor)

More useful tips:

1: Know your hardware
Get to know your bios, your vmods, overclocking limits, ram timings, etc before you go

2: Have your installs prepared ready.
Have a fresh install of all the Operating Systems you are going to use ready on your disks, with drivers and benching software ready to go.
Backup installs are always a good idea,in case of corruption for those with extra hdd's available

3: Insulate your motherboard/s and gfx cards
Get your motherboards and cards ready in advance, this will save a lot of precious time during the event

4: Plan your bench session in advance.
Know what benchmarks you will run and in what order and prepare accordingly, e.g. Go for highest CPU frequency first and get to know your CB/CBB limit, then move on to Spi 1m, Pifast, Wprime 32m etc and prioritise the benches that are important to you,and those that will be of greatest advantage to you and the team.

5: Backup your hardware
If possible bring some backup motherboards and CPUs with you to the event incase the worst happens, you dont want to be stuck with dead components with a plentiful supply of LN2 available to play with.

If anyone has any more suggestions, feel free to speak up.

Er I have not really benched Ln2 before - List of stuff to bring.

USB stick.
An open mind and a willingness to have fun.

That is about it pretty much. All the hardware stuff will be provided for you so you can just relax and enjoy Ln2 benching and learning from some of the top bencher's in the world, and UK.

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TeamGB and MSI present the MSI OC Academy UK Tour

The Grain Store, Regent Terrace, Cambridge CB2 1AA

Spectators welcome no entry charge – good beer and food with great benching.
Saturday 18th April, 9am till 5pm.
Sunday 19th April, 9am till 4pm

Death Match Bouts Starting Times
• 09:15 Match # 1 topdog v ObscureParadox
• 10:45 Match #2 Massman v nickolp1974
• 11:00 Match #5 rbby258 v gavbon
• 12:15 Match #3 kimandsally v bulldog238 start
• 12:30 Match #4 jumper118 v OverFiend start
• 14:00 Match #6 kitfit1 v Huddy start
Predict and Win Competition
Predict the correct outcome of all six of the first round singles death matches at the MSI OC Academy event and win an AverMedia LGP Device.

#1 topdog v ObscureParadox
#2 kimandsally v bulldog238
#3 Massman v nickolp1974
#4 jumper118 v overfiend
#5 rbby258 v gavbon
#6 kitfit1 v Huddy

Official Competition Link - SUBMIT HERE

How To Enter 

Post your predictions as to the winner of each round in this thread. All those who predict correctly will be picked out at random and will win the above prize. Good Luck !

Terms & Conditions

Closing date and time for submissions - Saturday 18th April 09:00 UK time (GMT +1).
Only entries submitted via Overclock.net will be considered.
Competition is based upon a ''Lucky Draw''. Please note while you may correctly guess, your prediction and subsequent winning is based upon your prediction being randomly picked.
If there are no correct submissions the prize will be carried over to the next round and a lucky draw prize selected from the best submissions.
Overclock.net is not providing nor is responsible for any prizing/shipping costs/ competition format or any unforeseen circumstances whatsoever. 
Overclock.net is the community platform provider ONLY for this event and takes no responsibility for the event or competitions held by MSI & TeamGB.

This event would not be possible without the generous support of the following hardware providers.
MSI, Intel, GSkill, CoolerMaster, Plextor, Dimastech and Box.co.uk

* Note once the competition link is live I will post it here.
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Watch LIVE NOW the ‪#MSI‬ OC Academy: http://www.twitch.tv/hivizman

We have various battles on the go right now and a commentry team to walk you through some of it. Ask us any question now.

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