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How are you so sure it is a lie? I'll post a pic for all you non-believers and all of you will ***** your pants.
You have a $1000 cpu, apparently 3 590s, 24GB RAM and you have a noctua air cooler, not even the nhd14. Lol where's the water cooling?
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How are you so sure it is a lie? I'll post a pic for all you non-believers and all of you will ***** your pants.
Please do - I'm always prepared to be proved wrong. But I won't be this time.
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Isn't worth it for RTS where CPU is almost THE ESSENTIAL part of the function and FPSs ?
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If you primarily game, even the difference between 4.2GHz and 4.5GHz will be unnoticeable in most games.
lol he has a single GTX 580 so even @stock the processor will ROCK! That's it.
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Another related question, If you're mainly gaming (single gpu) is 4.5GHz or even 4GHz worth it with a 2500k?
    
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How are you so sure it is a lie? I'll post a pic for all you non-believers and all of you will ***** your pants.
Please first tell us how you did a tri-SLI of 590 using Windows 7 TOPGUY because if you've succeded you're the world's first !!!
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Update-Decided I would at least try to get a stable 5 ghz but no luck...even at 1.5v I couldn't get it stable. So this is my final result:


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Another related question, If you're mainly gaming (single gpu) is 4.5GHz or even 4GHz worth it with a 2500k?
Considerating that you have a single GPU I don't think so... for now. Maybe in the future.
Or could it improve your load times if you install your games on an SSD ?
But extra power is always good to have.
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post #39 of 93
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Another related question, If you're mainly gaming (single gpu) is 4.5GHz or even 4GHz worth it with a 2500k?
Considering you have a GTX 570, overclocking your i5 to 4.5Ghz would show some performance differences but probably not much.

4.2Ghz - 4.5Ghz you won't see any REAL performance difference.

But with that being said, for a Sandy Bridge OC, it's all about your vcore and your temps. If you have the proper cooling, go for a high OC, but I PERSONALLY wouldn't go over 4.5Ghz if your just gaming. Anything above that is really just for benches and and all that other stuff.

EDIT - Even a 4.0Ghz OC with that 570 would make for a really nice combination, like I said before though, don't go any higher than 4.5Ghz for gaming, and watch your vcore and your temps. (Test stability with Prime95, and doing some browsing and other small/med stuff while running P95.
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I would go for it, intel states max voltage is 1.52v, but like someone said before, if you can do 5.0ghz with 1.5v do it!

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