Photo - Participants view and check on the New Asus 9 Series Motherboard.
Motherboard and notebook manufacturer Asus has organised its first ever 'Bring Your Own Computer" local area network [LAN] party to amplify interest in DIY PC building among PC enthusiasts and the gaming communities with support from Cyberview and Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC).
The BYOC LAN Party was the first LAN-based gaming event hosted by Asus Malaysia, said Jacky Lim, the company's business development director and the third edition of its annual event - the Master DIY Tour.
More than 90 individuals participated in the event, which was also recorded as the first and largest gaming get-together in Malaysia took place on the June 13th - 15th, 2014 at the MaGIC Centre, Cyberjaya.
"This Master DIY event featured gaming tournaments and activities whereby it gathered both casual and hard-core gamers to bring their own PC and connect under the same LAN to indulge in day-and-night long gaming sessions," said Lim.
"This is a fantastic outlet for older gamers who sought out LAN-based gaming parties that were popular before the arrival of Web-based network era," he said. "It was a special get-away event intended to connect the older generations' gamers with the younger, interact through gameplays and at the same time to discuss hardware architectures, blueprints, product designs and more."
The place for cyber games and tournaments
Cyberview managing director, Faris Yahaya, said, "We advocate the union of technopreneurs and innovations in Malaysia by training and building Malaysian gamers. ASUS' Master DIY Tour does just this wonderfully. We also hope such events will help promote Cyberjaya as the place to hold cyber games and sports tournaments; as well as to be the 'test bed' for gaming product development and training. This is also part of our initiative as the entity spearheading Cyberjaya's transformation into a Global Tech Hub and to stimulate innovation and technopreneurship."
Asus Malaysia's Lim said, "Unlike other LAN party events where its participants are mainly made up of pure gamers and have several gaming tournaments as its sub-activities. ASUS Master DIY Tour's LAN Party also had activities such as Tech Seminar, PC Modding showcase and High-end DIY components demonstrations."
The event included a Desk PC - codenamed 'Red Devil', which was developed by Vector, the local Desk PC manufacturer in collaboration with A.P.E.S, the custom water cooling and high-end PC hardware provider. Powered by Intel Core i7 4790K 'Devil's Canyon' CPU, MAXIMUS VII Hero motherboard and Poseidon GTX 780 Platinum SLI graphics cards, the ultimate gaming machine offers PC users a superior experience in gaming and an optimal performance for OverClocking.
"The Master DIY event was also an opportunity for Asus to express its appreciation to the end-users who have been their loyal customers," he said.
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