The eagerly awaited Haswell Devils Canyon processor allows overclockers to unleash higher clocks due to an improved thermal interface material and impoved packaging design. Today it was ready to be thoroughly tested by the OverClocking community at the Hotel Bellavita. This beautiful venue was the location of this 2014 Intel OC challenge event. The competition was split up in two main parts: one part was hosted solely for the professional overclockers from the four big hardware manufacturers, being ASUS, eVGA, Gigabyte and MSI; the other overclocking part was held for the eight participants of the HWBot competition. The latter was labelled as the amateur overclockers series.