After Computex 2013, the one last year, many of the motherboard makers invited the various Computex overclockers to an OC Gathering at their respective offices. Each vendor had a different reason for their gathering from overclocker feedback to just having fun. I was able to attend them all and it was really quite impressed to see that level of commitment from the various motherboard makers.
This year HWBOT is celebrating their 10 year anniversary and decided to extent the celebration to all of the overclockers that helped get them to where they are now. The event was run like your typical geek party with the attendees being able to purchase a benching location and use as much LN2 as they need.
The venue for the HWBOT event was held at an industrial location called “MakerBar”. As the name suggests it is similar to the maker bars in the states where you can bring your creative ideas and have a place to make them happen. For the event a good portion of the place was rented out so the overclockers could have plenty of room to work, socialize and collaborate.
Of course there as a small subset of hardware was available like power supplies, monitors, keyboards and mice so all the overclockers needed to bring was the hardware they intended to use which ranged from high-end Asus Matrix and EVGA Classified video cards to a grip of Core i7 4770k processors.
The event was really quite fun and served as a nice distraction for most and a way to un-wind after the stressful Computex show. I for one hope these sorts of events continue and ith any luck this OC Gathering will become an annual event.