Originally Posted by Polymerabbit
Most people that don't have the intention to overclock simply have misconceptions about it, eg: Its so complicated, it will drastically reduce the life of my cpu etc.
Anyway we have already established that the best value option for the OP is that bundle with the 2500k - a cpu that is BUILT FOR OVERCLOCKING.
I would agree with you if you said that there is no point for the OP to overclock until he upgrades the gpu, as thats a fair statement.
However encouraging the OP to overclock a 2500k is of no detriment to him or the cpu. We are simply making sure he gets the most bang for his buck, not a world record OC that has no real life applications.
True, but from what I have read in this thread, he has not made any of those statements. So we are all assuming at this point.
Yes, that is the best option, if he could afford it. Which he stated that he really can't spend any more than we he had already said.
Now, that depends to what he will upgrade his GPU too, if he even does that at all.
Yeah, I understand completely, but if he can't afford it, there is no point in trying to convince him to get it.
Once again, it all comes down to assuming this or that.