The Olympics are on, and everyone is doing their best and having fun. However, why isn't there a The Olympics for computer guys? Since our site metrics show that over 90% of you would willingly read an article exploring this concept, here's some posts from the computer idiots on the SA Forums!
speed computer building: video starting with a bunch of unopened oem components to boot to desktop. no igpus.
traditional and freestyle overclocking: highest absolute value and highest percentage overclock. air, water and exotic cooling categories. fsb double pumping ftw.
case mod showcase: perennially plagued by judging controversies. i heard all the russian competitors dope.
attrition competition: most consecutive hours on chair of choice. dying is disqualification
10 meter basement stair climb.
Patch Tuesday cross country - apply latest patches to 10 machines built by owner's son all with different hardware.
The Unwanted Upgrade Whine-a-thon
the help desk just mandated that your machine had to be upgraded to windows 10. participants must race to return to a state of nominal productivity afterwards.
AOL discus throw
Salary race: Everyone has to say their salary and the highest earner wins
blind back of machine cable plugging
Cat Face Joe
plugging a usb cable in on the first try
biathlon alt-tabbing between skifree and doom
100 story point sprint
the 100 meter em dash
Nightwatch Brigade Insignia: Awarded for hiding in a coat closet and watching God's Not Dead, God's Not Dead 2, and Last Man Standing on a 1980s-era portable tv every night instead of sleeping
Why you honk and how it’s misinterpreted.
If you think Hitler was good, you've got another thing coming.
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The Comedy Goldmine examines the funniest and most creative threads from the Something Awful Forums. Although the Comedy Goldmine has changed authors many times over the years, its focus on the Something Awful Forums is still the same. Includes hilarious Photoshops, amusing work stories, parodies, and other types of oddball humor.