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Simondo

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Hi. The PC I'm thinking of getting is:
http://www.overclock...rodid=FS-101-OE (With ATi 6950, Memory Upgrade and W7 Premium)

Monitor:
http://www.overclock...rodid=MO-124-SA

The i7 950 is overclocked to 4.0 from 3.2. I dont know an awful lot about this, only its done to improve its performance. Will this put my PC and CPU under strain and cause problems in the future?

Thanks

Also - What do you think about the PC's value for money? Could it run all the latest games easily?
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Will this put my PC and CPU under strain

Yes.

and cause problems in the future?

Maybe. It certainly causes more heat in the case, and in every circuit and device involved and extra heat increases the aging of components which can lead to premature aging. Moving the hot air out quickly helps, but does not prevent it from being generated in the first place.

Something to think about.
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Thank you. That is exactly what my friend said.
Many thanks. Do you think I should ask them not to overclock the proccesor?

Is the PC good for the price?
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Do you think I should ask them not to overclock the proccesor?

No. If you don't want them to overclock it, don't buy that one.

Is the PC good for the price?

I'm in the US and so quid to dollar conversions I'm not good at. But it sounds high to me, considering it does not even come with an OS. :D
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Okay.

Thanks alot for your advice. I'll definately take it into account
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Consider building your own gaming machine/

Start a new topic. Say what type of games you want to play. Say where you live so parts that are suggested would be in your local.

Give a reasonable budget.
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