Originally Posted by jak
I've just had horrible experiences with overclocking in past systems (computer not booting up, serious instability, etc). I'd rather just not deal with it. Also, I don't really care about benchmark scores; I just want my games to run really well.
Well, overclocking is not instantly done. Hell, i've spent nearly a week overclocking, stabilizing, and optimizing my i3 overclock, and i've still got one more test to do to truly test the stability. Also, i do not trust the OCing buttons/profiles, i like to do everything old school. But it's really fun, and i've learnt alot from that. Plus, getting my i3 from 3.2 GHz to 4.1 GHz is a huge difference, both in games and in regular operation.
I can guess, if there is indeed a bottlenck with a stock i5, it would be minimal. It's not like you're dumping a 580 with a C2D, now that's massive bottlenecking