AtomicCon was held at Monash University on Saturday 12 November, where we had a huge number of Atomicans taking part in our latest and greatest gathering of hardware and games.
GIGABYTE kicked off the hardware display by demonstrating extreme LN2 overclocking with their latest motherboards, giving Atomicans first-hand experience at this very cool activity. The GIGABYTE reps were more than happy to answer any and all questions pitched about their products.
Also set up were AVerMedia, who were showing off their Game Capture HD box; an external unit that can be run headless (without a PC), and records content from a PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii for later viewing or uploading. Had a really good teabagging run in Halo? Now you can show your friends in HD.
Our good friends at Western Digital also made an appearance, bringing along their latest storage devices - and giving a few away to boot! Rotational media's far from dead, as they enthusiastically displayed their range of wares.
Not to be outdone, Antec brought their Darkfleet series of cases along, crammed some hardware into them, and let Atomicans play Modern Warfare 3 to their heart's content. What better way to get to know a product than to see it in action?
Also in the gaming-as-a-display-tool group were Corsair, who ran systems with Counter-Strike (no wallhacks were present). They had brought along a giant wheel, and a few lucky Atomicans scored themselves anything from a brand new SSD to a Corsair pen. Neat!
There were a bunch of Xbox 360 consoles set up to showcase the new Arkham City game, alongside an exclusive preview of Lord of the Rings: War in the North.
And to round it all off, Thermaltake brought their cases with PC guts inside, with both RAGE and Skyrim giving Atomicans plenty to keep themselves occupied - Thermaltake even had a pro StarCraft 2 player to challenge those plucky enough to put themselves on the line (as shown in a forum member's video).
Though not a huge focus of the event, Intel were also present, and they gave away tickets to the VIP Atomic and Intel event. Very exclusive!
We'd like to extend a big thanks to all our vendors for sponsoring the event, not least Monash Uni for the space, and to the Atomicans who came along and made the day great.
Stay tuned for interviews and more content from AtomicCon over the next few weeks; and make sure you dig through the gallery for a better sense of what the event was like.
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