MSI – OCZ European Overclocking Challenge 2008

Who will reach the ultimate performance on MSI P45 with DrMOS, OCZ Memory, CPU Cooler and PC Power & Cooling?

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July, 2008 – MSI, the leading mainboard manufacturer, is organizing the first MSI European Overclocking Challenge in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 22, 23 and 24 of August. The MSI event is powered by OCZ Technology, PC Power & Cooling (memory, coolers and power supplies) and MSI, known for its mainboards, graphic cards and notebooks (with Turbo button to overclock), takes the lead in letting famous and eager overclockers from 20 countries in Europe tweak its latest MSI P45 platform all at the same time. Various National Qualifiers started in May already. The winners of these Qualifiers will be flown in for the MSI European Overclocking Challenge in the ‘Westergasfabriek’ in Amsterdam.


„By organizing this event on European level, we create a wide platform for overclockers. They can meet face to face and test and tweak our mainboards thoroughly. We at the same time get great feedback of these power users,’ says Angelique Berden, Marketing Director at MSI. „Each country will be represented by one Overclocking team, so it will be a heavy battle and a great challenge. The Challenge will be covered and broadcasted by most leading IT media in Europe.
MSI P45 mainboards are the main platform for the coming years for the latest Intel Dual and Quad Core CPU. Real performance kings among the crowd with extra hardware and software features like DrMOS for extra energy saving, extra cool temperatures and extra fast performance. Now we can see who will be the true king in tweaking “MSI P45 with DrMOS”.‟

One of the partners in this event is OCZ Technology.“OCZ was founded by enthusiasts and has ever since stayed close to the community, delivering ultra-high performance solutions tailored for the enthusiast overclocking market such as the innovative, water-cooled Flex XLC memory series. OCZ and PC Power & Cooling are excited to partner with MSI, organizing the biggest overclocking event in Europe, continuing to show our commitment to the community. The new P45 boards from MSI bundled with OCZ memory, CPU coolers and PC Power & Cooling power supplies will enable the participants to get the most out of their systems” commented Tobias Brinkmann, Director of Marketing at OCZ Technology Group.

Another partner is, the biggest IT and consumer electronics site of the Netherlands. Each month attracts 3 million unique visitors. Tweakers Core is one of the channels especially targeted at hardcore computer users. Visitors of Tweakers Core are innovators and early adopters of new technology and very active members of the large community.


For the challenge the following products will be used:

  • Mainboard: MSI P45
  • Graphic card: MSI N9600GT-T2D512
  • Memory: OCZ Memory
  • Cooling: OCZTVEND2 – OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
  • Power supply S75CF: PC Power & Cooling Silencer® 750 Quad
  • CPU: Intel E8400
  • Benchmarks:
    • wPrime
    • Cinebench

Participating countries in Europe:

  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • The Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom