View Poll Results: What is the point of CPU modding for you??

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  • Get an expensive CPU(over £100) and motherboard and improve performance for the e-peen

    9 18.00%
  • Buy a cheaper CPU and motherboard and improve the performance so you have longer between upgrades

    41 82.00%
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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by c.ruel View Post
    What processor did you have before your 2600k blackmage!?
    A E2180, which i purchased in 2007.

    I would of purchased a better processor but I was only a young (19) college student with a part time job then; So I had to make do!

    I like my CPU's to last me, by buying the best I can afford to now. Anyway what is the point to your question?

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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    I overclock everything I use Seems to work for me

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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    i didnt like the options in the poll as here's my situation:

    i'm in the process of upgrading my gaming rig to a 2500k (@4.5ghz, thanks scan!) and a gtx560ti, now the last time i upgraded was 3 maybe 4 years ago from a core2 e4300 @2.7ghz and a 8800gts which has served me quite well seeing as how i've not needed to spend money on it for a good few years.

    so whilst i do buy an expensive cpu/mobo to overclock, i dont do it for the willy waving, i genuinely take more time between upgrades because of the extra oomph the overclock gives me.

    my thinking is why start with something cheap and clock it to get it to "acceptable" levels when you can start with something good, clock it so "very good" and then not upgrade for a while..

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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    Quote Originally Posted by lanceuppercut View Post
    i didnt like the options in the poll as here's my situation:

    i'm in the process of upgrading my gaming rig to a 2500k (@4.5ghz, thanks scan!) and a gtx560ti, now the last time i upgraded was 3 maybe 4 years ago from a core2 e4300 @2.7ghz and a 8800gts which has served me quite well seeing as how i've not needed to spend money on it for a good few years.

    so whilst i do buy an expensive cpu/mobo to overclock, i dont do it for the willy waving, i genuinely take more time between upgrades because of the extra oomph the overclock gives me.

    my thinking is why start with something cheap and clock it to get it to "acceptable" levels when you can start with something good, clock it so "very good" and then not upgrade for a while..
    Yep, exactly the point I'm trying to make. The £217 my CPU costs me is very little, if you look at how long I keep my CPU's.

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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    Thread necro??


    Those despicable Elk,stealing the pond weed!

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    Re: What is the point of CPU modification for you??

    I remember back when I had my first Duron 650Mhz... That little thing nearly managed 1Ghz and I had no overclocking experience

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