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#1 sticknstone

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:37 PM

I oc to increase performance on my pc which will reduce the time it takes to do tasks and improve game playability.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

2nd all that plus it gives me a better price/performance greater than that of more expensive hardware

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:50 PM

Because it's fun. :D

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:26 PM

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:33 PM

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 10:44 PM

I oc to increase performance on my pc which will reduce the time it takes to do tasks and improve game playability.


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:20 PM

E-peen :P Actually its so the game runs 100% smooth and for fun ! :)

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:28 PM

Due to the direct relationship between my coolness and my CPU's Temperature.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:46 PM

primarily for performance i.e. to reduce multimedia encoding / conversion times or reduce gaming bottlenecks

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:51 PM

Because all the cool kids were doing it. :teehee:
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Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:47 AM

+1 Everyone except inner_fred. Mostly because its my hobby and fun.
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