Stephen Yeong from Hong Kong started very strongly but eventually got ice around his CPU socket which meant he had to clean it out and remount.
Because there was a memory performance test within the four benchmarks, there were various methods attempted to cool the memory beyond standard air cooling. Most tried copious use of fans and cold LN2 vapours, however a few went to the brave lengths of removing the heatspreaders and lubing them up to avoid condensation.
Attempts at memory cooling
And the Winner is...
There was some nail-biting last moments with Hong Kong's Stephen Yeong only requiring a solid memory performance result to take the title, as he trailed just a few points behind Romania's Matose.
Stephen Yeong and Matose had sat opposite each other, which admittedly made the showdown easier to photograph
Unfortunately for Stephen, he couldn't clock his memory high enough to make the winning score, giving Matose first place for this year's Gigabyte GO OC.