Once the setup was done, the warming up and benchmarking began. Each contestant was given a time limit to submit scores and the highest score submitted is the score that was counted. I was amazed on how quick these guy got their hardware soaring. One contestant, Chris, had his CPU to 5.8GHz before the power circuit for his side of the tables tripped, cutting all power. The result was their hardware freezing over and damaging the motherboards and possibly the CPUs. They changed out boards and the next time he was only able to pull out 5.57GHz.