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It seems that I am the only person on OCnet with a non-k version, or are the rest just hiding away in shame that they bought the OCnet AntiChrist? I am gonna be honest, my non-k at 4Ghz (4-cores 24/7 w/turbo off) still destroys any chip I previously had, and has made me realise all I need is a high clocked i3 to suffice for gaming.

Anyone else realised recently what a money hole a PC can be for no apparent reason?
    
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It seems that I am the only person on OCnet with a non-k version, or are the rest just hiding away in shame that they bought the OCnet AntiChrist? I am gonna be honest, my non-k at 4Ghz (4-cores 24/7 w/turbo off) still destroys any chip I previously had, and has made me realise all I need is a high clocked i3 to suffice for gaming.

Anyone else realised recently what a money hole a PC can be for no apparent reason?
Its really easy to dump a bunch of money into something and see little to no measurable return other than personal satisfaction or gratification. Most all of us here could get by on far inferior hardware and still meet our minimum needs. But, what's the fun in that?
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Originally Posted by mental.patient View Post
Anyone else realised recently what a money hole a PC can be for no apparent reason?
Oh yes, but everyone must have their pointless hobbies.

In my opinion the K and non-K i5 2500 are too close in price (~5%), so the K is easy to justify. The i5 2400 is also easy to justify since it can still be OCed 4 notches and is significantly cheaper than the cheapest K.

I wouldn't get an i3 for the same reason I don't buy a pre-built PC: no fun
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Im getting my buddy set up with the 2300. He is convinced overclocking is the devil and he will never try it. For him its a waste to get anything with an unlocked multi
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I love my hobby and take great satisfaction in overkill.
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non-k's will OC. I can get upto 107.5 BCLK to boot, not tested stability since its only like another 100mhz. i3's are fun, because they are cheap, and can get 4.5 + Ghz quite nicely
    
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non-k's will OC. I can get upto 107.5 BCLK to boot, not tested stability since its only like another 100mhz. i3's are fun, because they are cheap, and can get 4.5 + Ghz quite nicely
It's really, really, really not a good idea to mess with the base clock on this new architecture. You have been warned!
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Iv been fine for a good while. Never had an issue... No worse than overvolting
    
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Anyone else realised recently what a money hole a PC can be for no apparent reason?
I dunno, I find it cheaper than cars or golf.
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I dunno, I find it cheaper than cars or golf.
Its cheaper than my old hobby too. I used to race gas powered RC cars..... Try affording that when you worked at a LAN center and made $7.50 an hour
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