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Old 11-29-2005, 07:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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it a waste of money when u buy special ram and water cooling. just so u can get the perfomance of a system that would of cost less to build. Extreme overcloaking.

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Old 11-29-2005, 07:30 PM   #12 (permalink)
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spend 200 dollars on a processor to get 800 dollar processor performance, while spending about 50-100 dollars on nice OCing ram, and 50 dollars on a nice cpu heatsink, perferably from zalman. spending in total 300-400 dollars on getting a performance from an 800 dollar processor

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Originally posted by efd753
Just so u can get the perfomance of a system that would of cost less to build.
What're you smoking? I have a $200 processor in a $1000 system, and my processor performs like a $800 processor. You can't have a $800 processor in a $1000 system unless you overclock, its just not done.
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Old 11-29-2005, 08:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Strictly IMO

Overclocking does have some benefits at some degree.
Example: $500 X2 4400+ can overclock to & above $800 X2 4800+
You'll need some OCing RAM which will probably cost Double the price of value, But in the end you get the same or better performance while saving a few bucks. Absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Extreme Overclocking is purely a hobbist activity. There is no practical application for having your PC components spread out on a workbench with LN2 pouring all over the place. It's cool to see crazy numbers... push the limits to the max... But not practical...
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Old 11-30-2005, 01:30 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well OC RAM was worth it in my case. I did pay the extra £70 ($130) but i got it a lot faster than with normal RAM about 15% and with no extra cooling again. You say you get processor to run at an $800 performence. But surely then you could get the $800 processor to run at $1500 performence overclocked so like i said it's worth it up to a point. With the watercooling I see your point with a quiter system and everything but it'll be even better if you buy your self a small freezer and put your computer in there . It's virtually slient (except for the freezer) probably cheaper than watercooling and your probably get a higher overclock. Or you could go completely silent and go oil cooled http://www.house117.co.uk/oilpc . Lol great idea. I might actually try putting my computer in a freezer
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Old 11-30-2005, 02:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i can OC my hdd, cause 2 of the sata ports are unlocked O_O
you're overclocking the data BUS, not the HDD. And of course overclocking the data BUS does nothing but give you corrupt files
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i overclock purely for bragging rights!..."ya my PII 500mhz is OC'd to 40ghz" lol

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