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

Nohe just doesn't understand the concept and probably isn't computer savvy. Only one trolling is you with your irrelevant post.
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this guy......
 
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post #33 of 169
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Now can we call him a troll?????

 

I think SpykeZ is right. Give him the benefit of the doubt. If it turns out that he's trolling, then so what? At least you get to keep your integrity instead of being someone who called him a troll. So that way, you are all set just in case it turns out he's not a troll (and I don't think he is).

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I didnt want to create a new thread but I have a question which is relevant, does OCing videocard/CPU reduce its lifespan?
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I didnt want to create a new thread but I have a question which is relevant, does OCing videocard/CPU reduce its lifespan?

 

Based on where this thread is probably going to go, I recommend making a new thread. Besides, that's what Overclock.net's for: every thread is usable content. So, don't be afraid to create it.

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post #36 of 169
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I didnt want to create a new thread but I have a question which is relevant, does OCing videocard/CPU reduce its lifespan?
I would say yes, but only if youre using a lot of voltage. Ive had my sig rig clocked at 3
5ghz@1.52v for 4 years, and its started showing signs of wear and instability, causing me to completely redo all my settings. It doesnt help that my mobo battery is dead too though.

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i water cool because its fun, i could have a air cooled rig and a 680 or the water cooled rig i have atm, and to be honest if i were a pure gamer thats what i should have done, but watercooling is really fun for me, its makes it more than just plug and play and it makes everything so nice and quiet.

so i overclock for fun, just as i watercool, thumb.gif
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Without overlooking, water cooling is a waste of money! That is what I think... maybe I am right, maybe I am wrong. I know if you overclock your CPU or GPU it will improve your PCs performance, but how. What I mean is that, suppose you used to run any game at high/ max settings (performance).. why would you still want to overclock your CPU or GPU?

Does overclocking means if you have AMD HD 7850 overclocked, it will perform same as an AMD 7970 or the GTX 680? if that is then why do people buy the 7970 but, not the 7850 and overclock it? again why is overclocking really necessarily to a gamer?

I have ask 3 questions, remember

Overclocking for performance has always been there. But the thing that sets overclockers apart is the uniqueness to their overclock. Sometimes it's due to a really good overclocking chip, other times it's due to great experience. This is usually represented in Benchmarks, the reason why so many different of them exist.

CPU Overclocking for me is basically to get rid of any bottleneck in any application or situation that may arise, all while feeding the CPU less than 1.2V which for 3rd gen processors is quite safe. GPU overclocking is of course to get even a better gaming experience, keeping away from any possible lag.

The disadvantage, well yes, not every other platform can be overclocked. Not ever other platform should be overclocked until meeting certain requirements. And as the general theory goes, you do need really good hardware to achieve really good overclocking numbers, which leads to the price factor that it does cost.

I just jumped onto watercooling last year simply because I wanted to know what was it about and that I had also and always used air cooling for a very long time. So for me, it was a different kinda change. So what I got for more experience, better overclocks, better temps, a more sexier looking rig.

Overclocking is definitely not necessary for any gamer, but most PC gamers these days know how to do it anyhow.
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Before it used to be buy the cheaper part example CPU and overclock it to the more expensive CPU. Just getting a better cooler was still a lot cheaper then the higher price CPU. Now its a bit different. We take those high end CPU and clock them to levels money cant buy. You can still apply the old method if you dont upgrade every time a better CPU comes out. For example you buy a Core i7 920 @ 2.66GHz when it came out. Thats a $350 CPU. Cheapest LGA 1366 CPU but still expensive to something like older gen Core 2 and Core 2 Quad. Now OC that CPU to 4.0-4.4GHz, It will be faster then 2600K, 3770K and as fast as 4770K if you leave the others @ Stock. SO this way you have a CPU as fast as a CPU from 3 generation ahead. Water Cooling is good to have those high overclocks with low noise. Most of the time it does not give you better OC but every time it give lower noise. Now when it comes to GPU if you buy a HD 7850 and HD 7970 they both can OC and HD 7970 will always be a lot faster then HD 7850. Even at stock more stock GPU cooler runs hot and loud and cant OC too much with voltage because of temps. Water cooling makes it so you can OC any cards and have a silent PC. Now to make things more worth it you want to water cool expensive cards like GTX670+ or HD 7950+ so the cost of the water cooling parts are not half of the GPU cost. For example take a HD 7850 and water cool it. It would cost same price as HD 7950 but never reach its performance. Usually you OC something like HD 7970 where no other card is faster then it.

Edit: As far as gaming goes is you have the latests part you dont really need to OC but even then you still need a fast CPU for certain games or if you want to get 120 fps or play @ 1440p + resolutions.
i7 920 @ 4ghz isnt as fast a 2500k in gaming. even at 4.4 i doubt it. so that even further rules out the 2600k and the 3770k. and saying faster than the 4770k? I hate to nitpick, but stop talking out of your ass.
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i7 920 @ 4ghz isnt as fast a 2500k in gaming. even at 4.4 i doubt it. so that even further rules out the 2600k and the 3770k. and saying faster than the 4770k? I hate to nitpick, but stop talking out of your ass.

 

He said "and as fast as".

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