Originally Posted by 21cage12
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.