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post #21 of 38
When I started..It was so my aging p75 AMD could keep up with the "new" p200s
As has been mentioned..It's a bit different now..now It's just for fun/have to get every bit of performance out of what I have.
 
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Ive found the best comparison to be cars.

You can tune your car, get new stuff for your car, race your car and make your car beautiful.

Why? Almost nobody needs a 200mph car the same way as almost nobody needs a 5.5ghz 3960. Think about it, almost every comparison you can think of cane be made.



Downside is - might not get you laid quite as much... Good thing hot chicks enjoy alcohol and nerdy is finally becoming the new fonzie.
Just think about it... in 5 years itll be smooth sailing.


"Hey baby, wanna see me score 15k phys on 3dmark11 lolol?"
"THATS SOOO HOT!"

(⌐■_■)




Aaaaaaaw yeah....
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post #23 of 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Ive found the best comparison to be cars.
You can tune your car, get new stuff for your car, race your car and make your car beautiful.
Why? Almost nobody needs a 200mph car the same way as almost nobody needs a 5.5ghz 3960. Think about it, almost every comparison you can think of cane be made.
Downside is - might not get you laid quite as much... Good thing hot chicks enjoy alcohol and nerdy is finally becoming the new fonzie.
Just think about it... in 5 years itll be smooth sailing.
"Hey baby, wanna see me score 15k phys on 3dmark11 lolol?"
"THATS SOOO HOT!"
(⌐■_■)
Aaaaaaaw yeah....

And that's why there are so many car analogies on OCN. The parallels run deep. We overclock and customize our PC for the same reason car enthusiasts bolt on superchargers/turbos, headers, get wicked paint job and all that good stuff.
    
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post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by charliew View Post

Ive found the best comparison to be cars.
You can tune your car, get new stuff for your car, race your car and make your car beautiful.
Why? Almost nobody needs a 200mph car the same way as almost nobody needs a 5.5ghz 3960. Think about it, almost every comparison you can think of cane be made.
Downside is - might not get you laid quite as much... Good thing hot chicks enjoy alcohol and nerdy is finally becoming the new fonzie.
Just think about it... in 5 years itll be smooth sailing.
"Hey baby, wanna see me score 15k phys on 3dmark11 lolol?"
"THATS SOOO HOT!"
(⌐■_■)

Aaaaaaaw yeah....

you should throw away everything now and become a writer/poet tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post

And that's why there are so many car analogies on OCN. The parallels run deep. We overclock and customize our PC for the same reason car enthusiasts bolt on superchargers/turbos, headers, get wicked paint job and all that good stuff.

i think the parallels are so many because both are personal and complex things.
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post #25 of 38
I'm not sure about saving money... On the basic side of overclocking - it's true, but then a true overclocking hobby often involves lots of expensive water cooling parts ordered from multiple on-line shops, many of which don't offer free shipping (at least I see lots of posts with shmancy WC set ups). I would estimate many people here spend at least $300, but often significantly more, on WC parts, coolant liquids, dyes, temperature monitors, etc. For a basic closed-loop WC with something like Corsair H100, you'd still be adding $100 to your processor price for overclocking gains that aren't practically large vs. a cheap cooler like Cooler Master Hyper 212+ on a $20 sale. My point is that it all depends on what kind of overclocking you do and how you do it, because the money-saving argument is definitely very scenario-dependent. A low-end Sandy i5 (like 2400) + an HD 7870 is likely what most people actually need for gaming, until they start going to max everything out on large / multiple monitors... and then we're not talking about budget anymore - it's all in excess for the fun of it biggrin.gif
   
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... until they start going to max everything out on large / multiple monitors... and then we're not talking about budget anymore - it's all in excess for the fun of it biggrin.gif

i guess you mean 4X HD 7970 / GTX 680 with 5X 2560*1440 / 1920*1080 @120Hz paired with a 3930k (to save a bit tongue.gif ) and all of that in dual loop. (btw, did anyone do a multi monitor setup at 120hz?)
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I do it because it gets me laid.
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I do it because it gets me laid.

And so... It has begun.
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post #29 of 38
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And so... It has begun.

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"Because it is a hobby, and like any other hobby, I find great enjoyment in it."

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