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Old 05-27-2007, 03:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you go overkill, than you won't be really getting your money's worth, IMO. And don't be afraid, of overclocking. It's safe, and nothing to worry about. Almost everybody here, has done it. Who wouldn't want more performance, for free?

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but oc'ing makes ur parts bettter even if u lose 1-2 hours of its life if u do
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b1gapl u said DO be afraid of overclocking, might wanna change it, cuz i'm trying to make him change his mind
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Old 05-27-2007, 03:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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im a car enthusiast..and when you push something harder then its properly built for...or doing things like turbo, you lower the life of the car...and i fear the same thing will happen to the computer...im trying to make this thing last me awhile here, hence the load of cash im putting into it...being 19..i dont have a lot of cash to spend again

plus i don't know how to overclock lol...
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We'll teach you. It's really not hard to do. Plus, CPUs have a lifespan of like 10 years. Overclocking will just take off 1 or 2 years, seriously. And by that time, you would probably, have a new computer, by then.
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well, IMO, by the time ur computer dies on u coz u overclocked it, trust me u will have built another 2 or more computers man, coz things go out of date pretty fast, and even if u overclock, this thing will last as long as u want it to, but i hope u upgrade after 3-4 years coz there will be new stuff out there. so even if u overclock it will last as long as u r going to use it for. so dont worry. lots of people can help u overclock in this forum
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Um chips are made to last 10 years on average...by overclocking it could be only 6 or 7 years. In the year 2013 do you really think that you will be using a 6-7 year old chip? This is why the shortening of life does not matter.

No one ever knows how to overclock lol...i had no clue at all and i did it just fine at 16.
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or maybe hours... nothing one would notice really... oh no!! overclocking my monster computer lost me two hours oh no!!!..... but it helps with benchmarks and stuff.... also can help u meet some requirements if ur system is too lame....

my buddy once had a 1.1 ghz p3 and couldn't run heroes 5, he met the other requirements except for the CPU, he oc'ed it to 1.6 ghz and it owns all Williamtte P4's in benchmarks and he can play Heroes 5...

i mean back when i first overclocked it was dangerous (i was like 10)... now 4 years later... its not dangerous... infact more and more ppl, including newbie techies overclock.... nothing to get frightened.. try it by small increments tho...
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right now im running a 3.0 p4...9800, 160GB HD, and 2GB of 3200 RAM

by switching to the suggestions b1gapl gave me (mobo, video card (640MB), RAM, PSU, and case) which is pretty much everything...i saved about 350 dollars
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Heres a revised list, of what I think you should get:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM x2
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM IDE Burner - OEM
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

Comes to $1,424.80...well under your $2,000 budget.
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