I’ve always wanted to flash freeze a strawberry. For those of you who reside in Johannesburg, you may get to fulfil your flash freezing fetish if you play your (graphics) cards right. If you’ve ever wanted to do other things with Liquid Nitrogen, say, cool a CPU as close to Kelvin as possible, then Rebeltech has something cool to show you.
Rebeltech will be hosting an open Overclocking Workshop that will be catering for all levels of skill. From novice to experienced, Rebeltech are offering PC enthusiasts the ability to master their craft, or simply learn the basics of overclocking. From air and water cooling all the way to dabbling in the dark insulated arts of LN2 overclocking.
I got hold of the person doing the workshop Oj0 (Jonathan) to get a few more details about what potential Workshoppers can expect. First off, people wont be thrown into the Liquid Nitrogen deep end. The workshops will progress from demoing air-cooled overclocking, reaching those limits, and then seeing what difference adding a bit of LN2 can do for pushing hardware further. LN2 overclocking is not simply pouring freezing liquid onto silicon, but involves special techniques and tricks to manage the by-product of trying to reach Kelvin—condensation. So, the art of insulating your components will also be taught, something not many locals have much experience with, so it’s a great opportunity to learn.
For those wondering about the hardware on hand, Oj0 confirmed that a Gigabyte Z170 board will be used, as well as high-end Corsair memory—so people will be using some of the best hardware they might never have the sweet pleasure of using before. As for GPU, that is still to be decided as of yet.
For people interested, the event will be hosted every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00PM in Fourways, with only five spots per session—so get booking now at [email protected]. If you’re curious about it at all you can see what’s in store for you at rAge 2016 since Rebeltech will be doing some demo OC Workshops at rAge—these is the sort of machine you can expect to see at their stand.
EDIT 04/10/2016: An earlier version of this article specified that an LN2 Gigabyte Z170 SOC-Force LN2 motherboard and special Corsair memory would be used. I’ve been informed that due to unforeseen circumstances, another Gigabyte Z170 board will be used as well as regular Corsair memory.
Last Updated: September 23, 2016