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Is Overclocking Neccesary For Gaming?

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:04 AM

Building a new gaming PC this year. Really excited! I've been out of the building game for some time and I've been seeing some real nice processors that overclock. Particularly I'm looking at i7K processors.

Is this something that makes a marked difference?

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 09:54 AM

Necessary for gaming- not unless you have an older system.
However overclocking would increase rendering times and the like.

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:13 AM

The Intel i7 CPU is a good processor, but I would put more emphasis on the GPU and a PSU that will be adequate for the GPU.  

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Posted 30 December 2015 - 11:26 AM

I have been gaming for years, using high end equipment... Have never once overclocked anything. The only O/C hardware I've ever used is factory overclocked stuff. I follow the rule if you have to overclock to run a game, its time to buy new hardware. Design your computer to do what you need to do at stock and if you can afford it build for overkill to future proof.



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