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
BLACK LIVES MATTER!!! NOOOOOOO!!! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? YOU HAVE CREATED A MONSTER, AN ABSOLUTE MONSTER!
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