Originally Posted by Rexer
Lol. To go fast.
Or the sound, intelligent word the world prefers is performance. It's like buying a Shelby Mustang over a Civic. No way do you buy a Corvette just to wave at the neighbors. I like playing first person shooter. I'm like a kid with a water gun again. In the case of winning or losing, I rather it comes down to how capable I physically and mentally am to beat my opponent. At least I know the failure is me, not the hardware. But if you're asking why didn't I buy the 390X instead of the 390, well, that's a matter of small, funny funds. Otherwise, I'd love to buy a Ferrari over a Corvette, lol.
But why not overclock? Heck, we paid for the performance of the card and it'll be down the wayside with the Oldsmobiles and Pontiacs in a couple of years. We already know overclocking doesn't kill a gpu card outright so why not enjoy what we have?
A line should be drawn between going Fast and Cruising Safe.
From your analogy, sure, you buy a Corvette coz it can go fast. Bet no one puts a big-ass Carburetor or a mightier Supercharger without first thinking about upgrading the Radiator and the Water Pump to cool down the engine along with the increased Horsepower figures.
That's the same idea I am injecting. Cool it, then clock it.