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post #11 of 29
Absolutely,

the more geek you are, the "better" you are
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As much as it pains me to say this, research and money, are the only two things you really need for massive overclocks. Sure some can be done on the cheap, but to get a handpicked motherboard, handpicked GPU, handpicked everything cost lots of $$$$. Not to mention getting there with a very fragile 50lb+ computer.
    
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post #13 of 29
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Not really.. for CPUs its the stepping the matters. For GPUs, companies like Asus and eVGA test hundreds of them and sells the one that overclock the highest as the special watercooled/overclocked editions. Thats why they're so expensive, they're not just a regular GPU with the clocks increased or with a waterblock slapped on.
That has almost nothing to do with the "skill" to overclock. "Good" hardware or "numb" hardware, you still have to crank up the FSB or Mhz, and tweak along the way. Still, you need good hardware to overclock better, that's no brainer. But having to pay way much for "good" hardware defeats the idea of overclocking - to save $$.
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In my opinion there is absolutely no skill involved in overclocking, only knowledge and research, there is a difference between the two.
Agreed. Unless you have bad hand eye coordination or something, it's all about knowledge.

It's not like there is a secret ninja method to put the CPU in the socket so it is more stable.
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What so hard about overclocking that need a skill competition...Just crank up the FSB and tweak stability along the way and you're set...
Word Dude.

It ain't rocket science.

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In my opinion there is absolutely no skill involved in overclocking, only knowledge and research, there is a difference between the two.
Word x 2
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Can they mod the boards or are they limitied to supported voltages?
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lol
sounds like an advertisement for a carnival or something - "so come on down,..." "...PCs so fast its almost sizzlin'".
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post #19 of 29
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Can they mod the boards or are they limitied to supported voltages?
yea- thats really where things like skill come in to play.
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Can they mod the boards or are they limitied to supported voltages?
No use of soldering allowed.
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