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And so... It has begun.



its funny how your avatar magically matches the picture...
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"Because it is a hobby, and like any other hobby, I find great enjoyment in it."
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its a fun thread too, no reason to close it just yet smile.gif
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What drew me to overclocking is because I want to squeeze the most potential out of the components I own. It's like the Ducati's that are imported to the US come from Italy with stock ECU's so they can pass the emissions standard to be brought into the country, with the expectation that the end user will replace the stock ECU with a Ducati Performance one so that the rider can ride the bike like how it was designed to.
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Dude thats so 2011. Nowadays we game for the bichiz.



They aint gettin that deathadder.
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Dude thats so 2011. Nowadays we game for the bichiz.

They aint gettin that deathadder.

I see this as reason to open the thread again. biggrin.gif
    
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The best solution I've found to this is... 'saving money'.
If you can buy X part for $50-$100 less than Y part, and overclock it to the same performance as the more expensive one, why wouldn't you want to save the money?
Money seems to be the only thing people understand anyways thumb.gif
Personally I do it because I can though and enjoy doing so. The added performance is just a much welcomed benefit

I don't see how OCing will save anyone money... to OC you need to BUY better cooling solution, usually BUY a better case to help the cooling, you can't get the cheapest MB since they dont OC, then you need to get a K chip to get full potential etc etc.

You could say that in the old days but i really don't think that this apply anymore.

im pretty sure your mom and dad and friend would be more then happy with an i3 on a ECS H61 board with 2GB of ram in a cheap case with a cheap PSU to surf the internet.

Oh and i also forgot that you also need to BUY a decent PSU.


Now to the OP!!!

I always use the analogy or car tuning while trying to explain what OC is to normal ppl. Most everyone have a notion of what car tuning is, they know you modify some stuff to get some stuff work faster so you have better stuff...
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I don't see how OCing will save anyone money... to OC you need to BUY better cooling solution, usually BUY a better case to help the cooling, you can't get the cheapest MB since they dont OC, then you need to get a K chip to get full potential etc etc.

That's subjective to exactly how far you want to overclock...

Technically you could overclock a 2600k to 2700k stock speeds without much issue if it's just for the sake of meeting the same performance of a higher priced item. Now when we are talking far exceeding it, even a 30 buck hyper 212+ on 2600k would do well and the 10 buck differential will net you quite nice results for the price.

Overclocking doesn't always have to mean volt bumps and water cooling thumb.gif

My FX-8120 could easily be overclocked to match a FX-8150.. on the stock cooler.
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i buy basic overclocking motherboards because non overclocking motherboards are made with inferior parts
i got burned 4 times in a row trying to buy cheap, in 2 months, 2 fried cpu, one dead videocard, 3 dead motherboards and a mboard that has *** capwhineasus p8z77 is 125$

samsung ram is an overclock king and i got 8gb for 46$ when going rate for cheap ram was 42

i spent 5$ more for my cpu than the non k model 3570

intel cooler is woefully inadequate even for stock, so i got a cheap hyper212

cheapest geforce 660 was msi n660 2gd5/oc

now i have all of these parts, not overclocking is stupid

Stock volts, 4.2ghz
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Id like to point out that my 4.2ghz power usage is 58w for cores as per hwmonitor

dont need fancy cooling for that
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