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Miami event to break the world-record for overclocking

Calling all hardcore tech-heads in South Florida! The CompUSA store in Dadeland is hosting the AMD Overclocking World-Record Breaking Attempt on Tuesday, May 26th at 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Directions below.)

There will be professionals on-site who will use liquid nitrogen and liquid helium cooling to attempt to break the 7 GHz threshold and set a new world record for computer processing speed. And there will be prizes given out, like a AMD processor, motherboard, video card and of course T-shirts, USB drives, hats and whatnot.

If you've never heard of overclocking before, basically it's where you modify your computer to work faster than the factory settings, but you have to do extra stuff to keep it cool (like use liquid nitrogen) since the faster it goes, the hotter it gets. If you never saw it done before or just want to learn more about building your own computer, you might get a kick out of watching people compete.

I'm also told there will be special sales going on, like 50% off Thermaltake cases and power supplies, Patriot desktop memory, and select Diamond ATI video cards.

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