All of us know the MOA competition from MSI (read our news about the American qualification), but today here is something different. This event that is going to take place in Malaysia is something new for MSI.
Indeed, MSI will be holding this weekend an event to attract new overclockers. So far we only heard about other vendors pushing that kind of events and it is a great news to see MSI doing the move in south-east asia.
Malaysia MSI OCer Gathering
Known under the name of MOA 2012, MSI malaysia decided to hold a gathering to educate people about Overclocking. This event focuses on Mild Overclockers and New Overclockers. As for similar events, this events intends to increase overclocking awareness, teach enthusiasts about it and ignite overclocking knowledge sharing.
This event will be divided into 3 sections. An overclocking talk, an Extreme overclocking demo and also a competition.
MSI OCer Gathering – Location and Time
Venue : Bangkok Jam (near LowYat Plaza)
GL-10, BB Park, Plaza Low Yat,
7 Jalan 1/77, Off Jalan Bukit Bintang.,
Kuala Lumpur 55100, Malaysia
Date : 12th May 2012
Time : 12PM to 6PM
MSI OCer Gathering – Schedule
Here is the schedule that MSI has planned for this event. Looks like it is going to be a quite nice event.
By the way about the overclocking talks, two overclockers will be joining MSI for doing the talks:
bob(nz) being from NewZealand and sup3rfly being from Malaysia.
MSI Malaysia – Overclocking Competition
To participate to the competition, you have to send an Email to aqmalzaki [ at ] msi .com with the following details:
- Real Name
- Contact number
Hurry-up, only the first 25 will be able to participate at the Overclocking Competition.
For this competition, there will have only 5 setups and 25 participants. So,according to MSI there will be 5 rounds and winner for each round will fight for the final round. Each round will be 15mins long. This is pretty short indeed, and we hope that this won’t make the competition too tense for the contestants. We believe that it will feel more likely like a Time OC attack.
Each of the 5 rounds will be running under a different benchmark to avoid other participant to remember other’s setting.
The benchmark will vary as following:
- CPUX – highest speed validated with x48 multiplier (blck oc test)
- 3Dmark Vantage CPU test ( no speed limitation, vcore limited to 1.5v)
- Wprime 32M ( limited to 2 cores and 4 thread)
- SuperPi 8M
- Maxxmem ( limited to 4.5Ghz cpu speed)
No points will be attributed to rankings. To proceed to the next round you simply need to win the round match.
Finally, the final round is going to have some specific settings.
- Time given is 20mins
- CPU max ratio allowed is x53
- A screen shot of SuperPi 1M with CPUZ main and spd tab.
The specs for the competition are the following:
- CPU: Intel Sandy Bridge I7 2600K
- Mainboard: MSI Z77A-G43
- Memory: Kingston HyperX T1 2250Mhz
- SSD: Kingston HyperX 128GB SSD
- PSU: Seasonic 620W
- VGA: MSI N210 1GB
- Cooling: Arctic Cooling i30
All hardware will be provided by msi. Participants are not allowed to bring any hardware or accessories to the competition.
Best Reporter Contest – Win a seat to MOA 2012
MSI aside the OC Competition, organizes a “Best Reporter Contest” to which everyone can participate (even the overclockers competing in the competition). This contest is simply about writing the best news/coverage on the event but the top prize is definitely worth the effort.
- Grand Prize – Trip to MOA Grand Final in Taiwan (worth RM3000)
- Consolation Prize x 5 – NexStar HDD Docking (Worth RM150 each)
How to join
- Register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Attend Overclockers Gathering on 12/5/2012, 12.00pm at Bangkok Jam Thai Restaurant & Bar
- Write a MOA Party coverage page and post on your own Facebook notes
- Post the link to Overclockers Gathering comment section on MSI MALAYSIA FANSCLUB
- Wait for MSI to announcement the top 5 & Grand winner on MSI MALAYSIA FANCLUB
*You may join both Overclocking Competition and Best Reporter Contest
*For those that wish to join only Best Reporter Contest, please inform through e-mail
*Reporters from Magazine and well known websites are not allowed to join the contest
Good news, at time of writing we are just finishing to schedule the live stream details with our MSI contacts in malaysia. The event will be streamed live on OverClocking-TV. A news on the day on our Facebook will tell you when it starts.
You also might want to already bookmark the Live broadcast page on our site.
We are definitely looking forward to this event that is something many of the overclockers in malaysia will be willing to attend if they are not living too far from KL. Good luck to all the competition contestants and enjoy!