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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post

I overclock because I can.

I overclock because it increases the value of what I purchased.

I overclock because it's fun.

I overclock because it increases performance even if my stock performance was already good enough.

I overclock because I have no reason not to.

This, and ...

I overclock because I get more PPD when I Fold.
post #22 of 169
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You all mean, it's just for fun- overclocking!

Having a slow car on the street can be useless, especially in London, this is because of traffic which will let us slow down our fast cars (the traffic sets as the type of gaming you will be running).

Therefore, from my head, overclocking just make your PC special, but it's expensive to do so... because you will need proper fun, maybe a water cooler! So the question is, do I really have to spend extra money just to overclock my PC? mmm!

I didn't pay a whole lot to overclock my CPU or GPU, I bought the parts sure, but I'm still using air to cool my components, no water cooling at all, I topped my CPU at 4.4Ghz on air, on benchmarks I get much better numbers than I would without it being overclocked.
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You all mean, it's just for fun- overclocking!

Having a slow car on the street can be useless, especially in London, this is because of traffic which will let us slow down our fast cars (the traffic sets as the type of gaming you will be running).

Therefore, from my head, overclocking just make your PC special, but it's expensive to do so... because you will need proper fun, maybe a water cooler! So the question is, do I really have to spend extra money just to overclock my PC? mmm!

 

Water cooling is not necessary for overclocking. Take a look at my sig rig for example. I'm using an air cooler and yet I easily overclocked it to 4.7 GHz.

 

Here's my air cooler:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150

 

It's nothing fancy or special. It was $49.99 shipped when I bought it.

It's a computer!
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post #24 of 169
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Water cooling is not necessary for overclocking. Take a look at my sig rig for example. I'm using an air cooler and yet I easily overclocked it to 4.7 GHz.

Here's my air cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106150

It's nothing fancy or special. It was $49.99 shipped when I bought it.
Yeah I got mine for 50 bucks as well. Its fine for my OC. I don't really see a reason to go WC right now.
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I have over clocked my ram ... I love it ... the speed boost is wonderful! biggrin.gif
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I recently put my CPU back to stock to see if I could save some money on my electric bill. What I concluded from this experiment is that at stock, my CPU is so slow it pissed me off. I was like, "what is with all this waiting?" I've had this CPU overclocked for about 3 years, and there is no way I could go back to stock. It's running at stock voltage anyway, so my total power savings was right around 5 watts (even turning speedstep back on). So, to answer the OP question, I have a 4GHz CPU that I paid $300 for, 3 years ago. The main reason I watercool is because my computer is nearly silent, even running crysis 3. The PSU makes just about the only noise under full load.
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and how much are you saving on your power bill
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and how much are you saving on your power bill
Well, saving 5 watts, it would probably save me about $8 a year. So, I decided it wasn't worth it.wink.gif
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post #29 of 169
We overclock because, as has been said, our 'cheaper' parts gain a boost to match the performance of more expensive parts or because they simply perform better. Sometimes even the slightest overclock can improve performance. For example my CPU can't OC very well but even this extra 300MHz gives me a boost in EVE Online, which is the game I most play. When I bought it it was a relatively high end CPU so I overclocked it to get even more performance not for it to match a higher end part. Sadly this video card can't overclock well, which is a problem with all 6870's, as their stock clocks are already near their maximum ceiling.

Coolers don't cost much, you can get some pretty good coolers for a low price that will allow you to OC your CPU or video card.
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I am guessing water cooling will be very good for AMD chips, because they can over-overclock!

If you think of how AMD CPUs get hot, and hotter, I think AMD will be the first manufacture to introduce a fridge PC case with it's own motherboard, if AMD manufactures uses their own CPU chips at work.thumb.gif

Now can we call him a troll?????
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