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Awesome, also is it really worth getting a K version CPU, like will the Overclocking of it make a good difference if I'm mainly using it for gaming/multimedia, or am I better off saving money?
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Awesome, also is it really worth getting a K version CPU, like will the Overclocking of it make a good difference if I'm mainly using it for gaming/multimedia, or am I better off saving money?

Overclocking will help you a little bit with gaming; and i guess maybe if youre doing other stuff line video rendering or doing autoCAD or something that may be CPU intensive; then yes.

For gaming though; as long as you have a quad core you should be relatively fine. Overclocking will help push some minimum fps and probably help push some extra juice in your CPU but its nothing dramatic compared to upgrading your GPU. (most of your FPS gains will come from that).

Unless if you have a dual core CPU then i would highly recommend to any person in that case; to upgrade to a quad core. As a weak CPU can bottleneck the true potential of a graphics card when it is too weak for the game.

If youre just trying to save money and get by with a build you dont have to overclock. Overclocking brings heat; and you have to buy a better cooler to account for the extra heat from overclocking. So unless you can afford it; you dont NEED it..... but its a nice addition gamers like to use.

If i were you though; if the difference is only 15-20 or something.... id get the unlocked one "K" CPU and then just OC later on in the future when you can afford the cooling. That way you dont have to buy a completely NEW unlocked CPU the day you ever decide to start overclocking.
post #23 of 25
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Awesome, I think I'll stick with the K one then, and I just checked, it won't really make that much of a difference to price. Last thing, if I wanted to OC my CPU and GPU (assume it's the 7950) then would an Antec NEO ECO 620W PSU be able to handle that, and if I'm getting an Antec One case, then will I have to buy extra fans to ensure it doesn't overheat?
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The Antec HCG-520M will deliver enough power to any single card, fully overclocked system (with some exceptions). 550w is enough for any single card system, as long as there's no big water cooling loop in there or something similar. Only really need more if you plan to SLI/Crossfire or put a water cooled loop in there....
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Awesome, thanks for all of your input guys, hopefully I'll be able to make the PC soon biggrin.gif
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