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post #11 of 17
If you believe it goes fast and plays games well now, imagine what it could do if you DID overclock it!
post #12 of 17
I probably wouldn't bother if you don't feel the need to grow your E-Peen, that's the only real point to it
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This is a great post 'cause the question is quite valid. In my opinion, the purpose of overclocking is to use innovation and creativity (and a little help from the OCN network) to boost the speed of lower-mid end components to match the speed and performance of something high end, like the i7-2600. It's the same reason why I sold my own house instead of hiring a realtor and why do all my own auto repairs instead of getting raped by the dealer who sold me the car; A little research goes a long way...I guess it could be fun to test the limits of a 2600K but unless your running 580's in quad SLI, why? In my opinion, overclocking has to be grounded in practicality. The fun comes from obtaining equal benchmarks to the guy who had to buy his performance at a premium because he couldn't do it himself. Overclockers do more with less.
    
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post #14 of 17
No it doesn't but you might as well bump it some if you got the K version lol!
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post #15 of 17
Short answer: No.

However it depends what you want to use it for. Gaming? Stock is enough.
Benching? Well.. Rendering? Overclock it!
Generally, you DONT NEED to overclock it. But I see huge benefits when it comes to WinRAR and such to have it overclocked.
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post #16 of 17
I only run mine at 4.3GHz, to justify having the "K" chip
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post #17 of 17
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Great answers. Thanks. Think ya'll sold me on 5Ghz pronto.



just kidding.
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