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SC2 is DX9. Blizzard's aiming for a large install base and if they made DX10 a requirement, all the XP users would have to be excluded.
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Base reasons:

1) You do a mass amount of encoding / trans-coding or encrypting..
2) You fold for oc.net or another site..
3) You want to get things done a wee bit quicker (not much).

Now if the question is about why overclock? The answer would be more geared toward getting more performance without spending more money...

E.G. buying a $100 chip to OC it to compare it to a $200 chip (If that is indeed possible), ideally the whole point in OCing is to get more performance out of your chip, hence increasing the CPU's value, without lowering the CPU's life expectancy (e.g. overclocking it with too high voltages).
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When conroe first came out I got a E6400 for $222, the E6600 was over $400. My E6400 @ 3.2 was alot faster than a E6600 @ 2.4 ghz

Granted I could've OC'd the E6600, but the point is half the money for a much faster processor by overclocking.

I bought the processor new in March of 2007 and its still running 3.2 ghz since then with no problems (when I switched to the gigabyte mb I've had some issues, but not with the procesor)
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