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Old 02-20-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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Good morning, I would like to know if overclocking my i7-3770k would actually be worth it. I run all my games at ultra and on bf3 espically i am getting anywhere from 40-60fps easy. My gpu is a nvdia gtx 560 ti and have oced that. I just dont know if it is really all that necessary for me to go through all this trouble when i belive the CPU is not bottlenecking. Also is my stock cooler fine im running at around 47c at full load. Thanks

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In the words of (someone) builder ... (If it works don't fix it)
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That is so true, and I just was wondering on your opinion, i was considering rebuilding an old dell dimension 2400 just sitting around, all i would replace is the mobo, cpu and ram and possibly psu, would you say that that is a good idea, my budget is like $200 or so
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Thats from around 2004, yes if thats what you want to do, then keep it or sell it
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Thank you all so much for quick replies, thank you espically wildcat- you have been a huge help to me. This is by far the best forums ever and will be telling my clients about this.
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This, but just to elaborate slightly - overclocking will shorten the processor's lifespan, potentially reduce stability and increase the amount of heat in your system.

It can be worth it if you need a bit of a speed increase, but if there's nothing you particularly require, you're just stressing the CPU for nothing.
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:56 PM   #7
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Justy, if you want to rebuild a dell, think twice. I've tried, but without success. Hp dell and a few others have proprietary motherboard screw hole placement so you'll need a mobo from dell, and that'll probably eat through your $200. It sounds like you'd only be using the dell case and hdds, if that's right, you might as well start from scratch since a new mobo probably won't fit.
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