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Especially when you have access to resources on OCN and youtube that guide you through it.
Exactly!

I simply go crazy when people say things like "I don't overclock."

It's like they have no idea what it is but assume it's a difficult tech procedure.

And heck, even if so, why is it so hard to learn a new skill if it gains you PC performance, which equates to money?

I simply don't understand it in any way..
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There we go. I appreciate the support.

Anyone who buys Sandy Bridge and doesn't overclock is a fool in my book.
I wouldn't say that.

Most people don't have the intention, the interest, or even the need to overclock.
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I wouldn't say that.

Most people don't have the intention, the interest, or even the need to overclock.


Read my above post, please.
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Motherboard, 2500k, RAM, PSU and HDD.

Total: $534. Grab a GPU on OCN's Marketplace. Do you already have a Win 7 key? (Assuming you'll go with it for the OS). Just a thought. The stock cooler should see you through at least 4Ghz. The MB has passive cooling on the MOFSET. And find a cheap case somewhere or go caseless till you find one you like
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hello, im building a new rig and really want sandy bridge!!! my budget is $600 including tax+shipping. This is what i came up with, which totals at $620 tax +shipping. I cant spend anymore than that sorry! im on a budget here
ill be purchasing from tigerdirect and newegg. saves me money

CASE:http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=A406-1122

Excellent Case! I used this in my last build (amazon prime $40 free 2 day shipping + no tax). Has pre-drilled holes for future water cooling, decent air flow, and very sturdy Great case for the price!

You forgot to include the cost of the OS though!
    
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Read my above post, please.
I did, but whether they know how to overclock or not is irrelevant.



If they don't overclock, then it is pointless to spend a certain amount more to get one that will able them to overclock.
Edited by Faint - 4/29/11 at 6:46am
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Please get back after the build for the performance bench or somethiing I'm saving for a similar build to replace this sig rig.
    
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I did, but whether they know how to overclock or not is irrelevant.



If they don't overclock, then it is pointless to spend a certain amount more to get one that will able them to overclock.


It's not irrelevant. It's our DUTY to convince them to overclock.

Otherwise, we'd be complacent.
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I did, but whether they know how to overclock or not is irrelevant.



If they don't overclock, then it is pointless to spend however amount more to get one that will able them to overclock.
But overclocking Sandy Bridge compared to x58 is like overclocking for dummies!

All you need to do is open the bios, tweak the multiplier and voltage, run some tests, then repeat until you find the optimum settings.

Its probably simpler than trying to get a monitor to display true colours. Just a bit more time consuming.
Edited by Polymerabbit - 4/29/11 at 6:54am
 
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But overclocking Sandy Bridge compared to x58 is like overclocking for dummies!

All you need to do is open the bios, tweak the multiplier and voltage, run some tests, then repeat until you find the optimum settings.
It doesn't matter how easy it is. If they don't have the intention of overclocking then why would want to spend extra to get one that does?

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It's not irrelevant. It's our DUTY to convince them to overclock.

Otherwise, we'd be complacent.
It is.

You don't have to convince him to do anything, it is because you want to.
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