Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
I have never pooped my pants playing a PC game. I made the jump from console to PC when I dumped the Atari 2600 for a Commodore VIC 20 and have never looked back. But then again, I like strategy games that play better with a keyboard, for those who only play shooters there is probably no real reason to ever leave the console arena.
Actually a mouse and keyboard allows much faster rotation and, in my opinion, greater control for shooters as well.
The only genres I can think of where I'd prefer a controller over a mouse and keyboard are driving games (steering wheel>all) and beat-em-ups.
OP, drop the OC on your i5, 4.0 still won't bottleneck in games and it should be much easier to get it rock solid stable at 4 than at 4.4.