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Mar 7, 2011
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Mississauga
Doebird wrote: y oc this?its already top of the line. why put components under stress for no real gain in any current video games?
+1 anyone care to tell is why overclock? And disadvantages? Does it decrease the life of the processor?

Thanks
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Aug 23, 2019
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obad89 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 7:23 pm
+1 anyone care to tell is why overclock? And disadvantages? Does it decrease the life of the processor?

Thanks
you're putting slightly more stress on it for an incremental benefit for "paper" gains. You will not notice any increased performance in a video game..
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Apr 26, 2003
920 posts
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HN12345 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 1:02 pm
I'm not going to bother overclocking mine as I don't play that many games. I had a Seagate 2TB SSHD (hybrid ssd and hd) drive in my 17" laptop which I'm going to bring over, saves me from buying a new SSD. Also upgrading the ram to 32GB for multitasking purposes and running VMs.

I was actually contemplating returning the whole system to Costco but I have triple 24" monitors nicely set up so I think I'm going to keep it to take advantage of this. Any games that I end up playing will be a bonus.

Has anyone done a factory system restore on this yet, I'm hoping that it's a very easy process as with the laptops. Going to install my new drive and ram, do a factory reset, install all the apps and set up a VM for testing and torrenting.

Do you guys think I need to update the bios, what are the main benefits?
I did a fresh install and not having the bloatware is nice. Windows 10 automagically finds all the drivers so it's super easy. Updating the bios is always helpful as well to ensure that you can leverage the latest features.

The machine is fast enough to run many games on the highest settings so overclocking is just icing on the cake for those who like to tinker.
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Jan 20, 2018
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BBQPEANUT wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 7:16 pm
Sata3 to sata3?
Yeah. Just a standard SATA cable. One end goes into the SSD and one end goes into your mobo.

Your power supply will have a chain of power plugs for drives. One of these will go into your SSD to provide power. All of the cables only fit one way in one slot so no chance to mess it up.
Sr. Member
Nov 1, 2015
588 posts
454 upvotes
North Vancouver, BC
Magicwhistleca wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 7:49 pm
Yeah. Just a standard SATA cable. One end goes into the SSD and one end goes into your mobo.

Your power supply will have a chain of power plugs for drives. One of these will go into your SSD to provide power. All of the cables only fit one way in one slot so no chance to mess it up.
Thanks so much. Bought the SSD awhile ago for my laptop that died but the enclosure never got detected so I sat on the SSD for months.
Thank you thank you thank you!
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Oct 21, 2006
2109 posts
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I have an i5-7600k and gtx 1080 so I don't think its worth the ugprade, but this is a decent price I don't think I could build it for, with costco warranty included.

Downsides are custom case with nonstandard parts limiting you on some future upgrades.
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Jan 22, 2007
875 posts
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Montreal
Doebird wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 7:26 pm
you're putting slightly more stress on it for an incremental benefit for "paper" gains. You will not notice any increased performance in a video game..
96k --top of the line?Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes no far way from 99k for 80% game. Just a game CPU.
If you use Photoshop、Lightroom、Premiere Pro、After Effects, 250cad Ryzen 5 3600 much better than 96k. For Game, 4.3-4.35g Ryzen 3600 = 5.0G 96k.
for 300 CAD 96k cpu, you want use it 20 years?
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Nov 19, 2017
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muscleking wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 5:26 pm
5 to 10 years ago you need to spend 3000 for a whole high end rig. now it's much better.
What? Hardware used to be much cheaper than it is now.

10 years ago the 9800 GX2(a dual GPU card) had msrp of 699$. While the top of the line single gpu was the 9800 GTX+, with an MSRP of only 229$. 5 years ago the 980ti debuted at 649$, now the 2080ti msrp is 1199$.

10 years ago the Core 2 quad Q9650 was msrp of 339$, 5 years ago an 4790k has an msrp of 350$. Now the 9900k msrp is 500$.

5 years ago a top of the line overclocking board with waterblock, the ASUS ROG Maximus VII Formula, was only msrp of 339$ Now the z390 version the ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formul, is msrp of 500$

Mid range products are all much higher than previously as well. So I don't know where your comment that now is cheaper than before. I've been building since socket A, and right now hardware is the most expensive it has ever been.
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Nov 12, 2011
644 posts
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Ontario
Is this upgrade worth it for me?
I currently have: i5-3570, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, 255 GB SSD. 600W PSU
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Aug 23, 2019
628 posts
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willy156 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 8:54 pm
Is this upgrade worth it for me?
I currently have: i5-3570, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 1 TB HDD, 255 GB SSD. 600W PSU
cant help you without video card specs.
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Jul 20, 2018
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yym789 wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 8:50 pm
96k --top of the line?Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Tightly-closed Eyes no far way from 99k for 80% game. Just a game CPU.
If you use Photoshop、Lightroom、Premiere Pro、After Effects, 250cad Ryzen 5 3600 much better than 96k. For Game, 4.3-4.35g Ryzen 3600 = 5.0G 96k.
for 300 CAD 96k cpu, you want use it 20 years?
Having a hard time cracking this one.

Any help guys?
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Jul 20, 2018
259 posts
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Doebird wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 7:26 pm

you're putting slightly more stress on it for an incremental benefit for "paper" gains. You will not notice any increased performance in a video game..
Uhh what?

You're joking right?

If you're not going to overclock this chip then why even bother with a k series build..
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Aug 23, 2019
628 posts
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 9:17 pm
Uhh what?

You're joking right?

If you're not going to overclock this chip then why even bother with a k series build..
please let us know how many more FPS you get.
Sr. Member
Aug 23, 2019
628 posts
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TURNIPtheBEET wrote:
Oct 20th, 2019 9:27 pm
Oh wow you're not joking.

DYOR.
PPYR

that means "please post your results"
kthnxbye

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