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I overclock because it lets me basically get all of the extreme hardware for much less cost. Plus it is fun trying to see how much you can push it.

Though be honest, I don't really know if it is all that important to OC a CPU these days. You really don't gain a lot and in many situations you gain nothing at all. Software is just not pushing hardware like it used to.

If you are gaming and have a high end GPU though...overclocking will do amazing things. It is some times amazing what even a mild OC will get you in gaming performance.

And water cooling isn't just for overclocking. I water cool my media machines and they run stock. I have great temps and my fans are spinning at about 400rpms so I can't hear them even if I try. I would not have the temps I have with air cooling. Though one media machine does have a good overclock on its GPU...but I use that one to play a playstation 2 emulator and actually needs the extra power.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 3/25/13 at 7:26am
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Would your head explode to think about why someone might take sandpaper to their processor?
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I love lapping processors, lol.
 
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I love to lap CPU's and take their IHS off and lap them inside to (back of the IHS) maybe i am just crazy idk
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I love to lap CPU's and take their IHS off and lap them inside to (back of the IHS) maybe i am just crazy idk

I think you are lol. At that point I'd just put the cooler directly on the chip.
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Yeah, but water cooling looks badass. If I didn't have an aversion to the work, the maintenance and the cost, then I'd probably have a very nice water cooling system complete with UV lighting. smile.gif

aversion to the work lol. Its bloody easy once you get the hang of it and there's little work to be done if its done right thumb.gif

You maintain your pc anyhow on air.....well if u dont u bloody well should lol. A little extra for the tubes etc its easy!
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DBEAU I know i am crazy but i do have concerns if the Cooler will crush the die so i use the IHS
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IHS?

 

Integrated Heatspreader. :) It's the top half of the case for the CPU that makes contact with the heatsink. So, the CPU itself is hidden inside.

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IHS on the right
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