Interview with dhenzihen
Can you tell us about yourself? Your day job or studies and life in general.
I am currently working as a System Validation Engineer on one of the top notch computer company
here in Silicon Valley, California. Married to my beautiful, loving, sweet and very caring wife.
How did you discover Overclocking?
I’ve been into computers since 2002, though didn’t do any overclocking since I mostly deal with high end servers and unix/linux operating systems. All this awesomeness started when I joined overclock.net earlier last year.
What kind of computer do you use every day ?
I’m using a DIY computer on a 1155 platform.
What kind of overclocking do you prefer (air, water, extreme) and explain us why ?
I prefer air cooling for daily use and air or water for validation to learn more about the system before going sub-zero.
Have you ever tried Extreme Overclocking? What would be a special moment about using Extreme Overclocking?
Yes. Nothing special, but it was really fun pouring LN2 and at the same time controlling the temps to prevent CB or CBB – especially on Intel processors.
What are you doing in your real life when you are not overclocking?
When I’m not overclocking or spending time with my wife, I usually go to the mall watch movies. Hang out with friends or I simply stay at home playing my favorite game BF3! :)
What is your favorite brand?
Mobo brand? I’d go with Asus or Gigabyte.
What is your best overclocking souvenir?
Ahmm not sure if souvenir is the right word for it, but I guess I’m just lucky to have access to non-OC server hardwares. But I don’t see those subs as my best overclocking souvenirs though.
What is your favorite overclocking rig?
I would say, when my kingpin F1 dark pot is mounted on any of my boards and ready for some ln2 action ;).
All OCers have their own way to bench, how does your favorite sub-zero benching rig looks like?
Icy looks cool but depends on the weather since I’m only benching in our garage and condensation may rise up anytime without noticing. Condensation is overclocker’s worst enemy, so I’d be more cautious on the hardware than the way it looks =).
How expensive is it to do overclocking in your country?
As far as I know, computer hardwares aren’t affordable for anyone and not cheap compared here in the U.S.
Lack of hardware is the main problem, because it’s too damn expensive where everyone needs to chip in just to come up with cash to get some gears to play with.
How are computer enthusiasts and overclockers like you are seen in your country?
If you look at under my Philippine flag on hwbot you’ll see not much members, so I guess overclocking isn’t popular yet back there.
But again there could be lot of them out there that wants to bench but lack of hardware to use.
If you had to give an advice to a newbie in OC, what would it be?
Learn the hardware first do it for fun and most of all keep pushing ’til it’s last mhz – more powahhhh!!!
Oh and be careful because overclocking is very addictive =).