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i like my gpu at stock as much as possible. metro and after trying c3 will be a the games that require my gpu to be oc'ed slightly. i can maintain minimum 60fps in bf3 mp ultra 1080 with 4msaa and my i7 SB at 4.5GHz. with my chip at stock - my minimum goes down to the low 50s.
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You don't need to overclock an 8350, but you would gain a few FPS if you did. Not enough to make a difference except in benchmarks, though.
     
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post #23 of 24
No you don't need to overclock, you may see some performance increase if you do, in poorly threaded games. Of course overclocking will always show more performance when it comes to benchmarks.

But Na, 4ghz with the 4.2ghz turbo is going to be pretty quick with that fx-8350
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post #24 of 24
The FX8350 at stock wont bottleneck an HD7950 from its full potential, so no need to overclock to catch up to the card.

If you will use the rig for rendering, which usually takes hours and requires a stable cpu to avoid hangups/shutdowns.
Just keep it stock or do a mild overclock like 300-500mhz
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