Gigabyte announces geek shoot-out

Maker of motherboards, Gigabyte will hold its now annual brag fest for overclocking geeks in Milton Keynes this year.

The Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship will take place at the Milton Keynes Xscape (that's the indoor ski centre to you and me) from 10am to 5pm on Saturday April 16th 2010.

Competition entrants will be provided with a GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard and an Intel i7 980X processor to fiddle with.

Expect to see lots of crazy water cooling, mineral oil dunking, and even a bit of liquid nitrogen from the teams of nutcases trying very hard not to make the processors go boom.

Teams from Scan Computers, YoYo Tech, Atomic Tech, OC UK, Benchtech, Aria, Overclockers' Tech, Clunk, OP3, Darkcat Systems have already signed up.

There's more info here.