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Old February 27, 2013, 04:50 PM
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My question is Why do people do that overclocking thing? Whats the point?
Simple. It's fun! It does give tangible benefits in some scenario's such as games and benchmarking. Most OC to get the same or nearly the same performance from a less expensive part as a much higher priced part. The K series of Intel chips are a great example of this.

For example, if your playing a game and it dips below 30FPS minimum you may be able to boost your core and memory speeds to get the minimum frames up above 30. Which should give you a smoother experience. There are many good reasons to OC your hardware. Not many good reasons not to.

It isn't just plug and play though, you usually will have to invest in more exotic air or water cooling as OC'ing generates more heat than stock clocks and the coolers that come with most CPU's and GPU's are typically not effective enough to keep the temps in check, or if they do they do so by drowning out the airport next door.
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Now take that list for NCIX and go to Memory Express. They'll match it and give you 25% of the difference on top of matching the price.
Also run your parts thru shopbot.ca as well. That will give you the lowest price in the country. Memory express will match any price, bundles too and they'll even match the shipping.
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:06 PM
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I'm sure there is someone on here who would be willing to come round and build for you if you supply the beer and pizza.

I can't argue with anything said so far BUT AMD cards (the radion to Nvidia's geforce) will give you better bang for your buck. Add to that you get 2 free games and your laughing.

On overclocking.. Using the car analogy.. Think of a stock car the same way you see a stock CPU.. tuning will give you extra performance... Add a turbo (a custom cooler) and you can get even more performance out of the engine.
It really is (at a very basic level) that simple. Push too far and you can blow it up.. but with a little know-how you can make your Honda go like a Porsche.

Have you had anyone look at your old computer to see if it's fixable / worth fixing / anything can be re-used?
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:17 PM
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Well I just did a cart up at Memory Express for Ghits and Siggles..

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Intel Core™ i5-3570K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 6MB Cache
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eVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G 650W Gold Power Supply
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Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower Case, Black
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Asus P8Z77-V LK w/ DDR3, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, CrossFireX / SLI
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:26 PM
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I'm sure there is someone on here who would be willing to come round and build for you if you supply the beer and pizza.

I can't argue with anything said so far BUT AMD cards (the radion to Nvidia's geforce) will give you better bang for your buck. Add to that you get 2 free games and your laughing.

On overclocking.. Using the car analogy.. Think of a stock car the same way you see a stock CPU.. tuning will give you extra performance... Add a turbo (a custom cooler) and you can get even more performance out of the engine.
It really is (at a very basic level) that simple. Push too far and you can blow it up.. but with a little know-how you can make your Honda go like a Porsche.

Have you had anyone look at your old computer to see if it's fixable / worth fixing / anything can be re-used?
I sold it all at 150$ and now I regret it....
It got i5 CPU and a Redeem 5750 (i think)
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:29 PM
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One more question

My friend told me to get a 128G solid storage just for the system. Is that necessary?
and is there a big difference between 16G memory and 8G memory?

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Old February 27, 2013, 05:33 PM
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Now take that list for NCIX and go to Memory Express. They'll match it and give you 25% of the difference on top of matching the price.
Also run your parts thru shopbot.ca as well. That will give you the lowest price in the country. Memory express will match any price, bundles too and they'll even match the shipping.
Thanks for the suggestions man Ill look it up~
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:38 PM
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One more question

My friend told me to get a 128G solid storage just for the system. Is that necessary?
and is there a big difference between 16G memory and 8G memory?

You guys rocks

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With gaming, no. Stick to 8gb.

An SSD as he suggested is a huge performance boost for a computer. Much quicker boost and load times which gives the feeling of a powerful rig vs. waiting for a hard drive to spool up.
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Old February 27, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Careful,SSD is expensive,will make the PC more reactive in windows applications and loading times but it wont affect the smoothness of games.
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Old February 27, 2013, 06:04 PM
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^ depends on the games really but yes for the most part its just reduced load times. If your game loads on the fly then it can be very beneficial. I'd recommend getting a 60-128gb drive for your main games at first. Keep your OS on a standard harddrive for now. Windows will just waste too much valuable space on a small ssd and larger ones can be quite pricey.
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