I'm 16 right now (actually just wrote this post, made the thread, but had to leave fast, and I had forgotten to log on ), and since I still live with my parents, and they fly around the globe a lot, I use a laptop to play my games. I just thought about my future, though, and came to realize that once I'm a college student, and I'm on a budget, I will neither move around a lot, nor will i have much money, but I'll still want to play games . So I figured I'll have to buy a cheap computer, and OC every part of it . Problem is, I've never OCd, and I don't want to learn on my future desktop, since I don't want to screw 100$ or something in that direction.
My question here now is: How should i start to OC? Would you recommend that I buy a desktop, as cheap as possible, and learn on that? Roughly how much would that cost? Plus, that would have to be built by me, otherwise I can't OC, because of the weird BIOS that Dell etc. put on, right?
My other option is to use the true desktop (because it's so old, it's actually one of those things that the monitor sits on ) my school gave me 6 months ago. It's ready to be discarded, but maybe I could OC that? The problem here is that although I can read the voltage and heat, I'm quite sure I can't change that, due to the "Award" BIOS. Can I somehow put a new BIOS on, or something?
Thank you for your help,