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I overclock to learn more about my hardware and its limits. Why would you buy an unlocked CPU/GPU and not use it to its fullest potential? It's also tons of fun!
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Adventure. The adrenaline rush of pushing something to its limits and hoping it doesn't go "pop".
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Compare that to a sandy or ivy at stock
I Highly doubt ether would win
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See 8800GT? You either know or you don't know. Just saying that you doubt it does not make it become fact. When the i7-920 is at 4.4 GHz, it's faster than the 2600K, 3770K at stock, and so it's probably just as fast as the 4770K at stock.

Lesson learned, I'd say. Don't correct people based on your guess.

indeed. older tech is still good. my 9800GX2 was able to play borderlands 2, which is the most demanding game im playing right now. yeah its easy to run, but a 9800GX2 is old. wink.gif
 
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When it comes to CPUs it is simple: you hit a wall with a 2500k where more expensive CPUs only add marginal improvements while having much higher costs. Overclocking is the only way to make your CPU significantly faster and there are games out there that benefit a lot from it.

With GPUs: a 7850 is much cheaper than a 7970. "Why not buy a 7970 instead?" is a stupid question.

General reason: computer hardware is usually made to last ~20 years. It however gets outdated within 5 or so years, so why not reduce that lifespan and get more out of your hardware?
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Classic OCN..... thread had now turned into a hardware pissing contest
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When it comes to CPUs it is simple: you hit a wall with a 2500k where more expensive CPUs only add marginal improvements while having much higher costs. Overclocking is the only way to make your CPU significantly faster and there are games out there that benefit a lot from it.

With GPUs: a 7850 is much cheaper than a 7970. "Why not buy a 7970 instead?" is a stupid question.

General reason: computer hardware is usually made to last ~20 years. It however gets outdated within 5 or so years, so why not reduce that lifespan and get more out of your hardware?

There is always a budget limit for anyone who will be building a rig, but what you should know is that its not everyone that has a Max of £4000 for a rig. I had only £450 when building my rig, with this budget how can you expect my PSU , and my CPU be if I spend £200 on only graphics card- HD 7870?
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There is always a budget limit for anyone who will be building a rig, but what you should know is that its not everyone that has a Max of £4000 for a rig. I had only £450 when building my rig, with this budget how can you expect my PSU , and my CPU be if I spend £200 on only graphics card- HD 7870?

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Overclocking is a hobby as any other some of us do extreme things others not so much but the goal is the same, get more performance out of our machines.

Why we do it? Because we like to, because we can, just because
Is it worth it? If we do it then it is nobody does something for nothing i guess
Is it expensive? It sure is (When we damage something)

And this is OCN so stock is kind of weird around here thumb.gif
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