End User wrote: Chrispy_ wrote:
End User wrote:If you are so afraid of "willy-waving" then I'm not sure and enthusiast tech site is the place for you.
So you came here to willy-wave then? Good for you.
I think we're done here....
Oh please. Who underclocks their GPU and reads an enthusiast tech site? You can't possible add anything to the conversation with that setup.
I thought computer hardware enthusiasts were people who enjoying playing around with their hardware? There's nothing wrong with reducing clockspeed and voltage. The person in question may simply want to operate a near-silent system and/or reduce power consumption (electricity isn't getting any cheaper and it helps battery life for portables) and they don't mind the minor performance hit.
Ultimately, what other people do with their hardware is none of your business.
If you feel that you need to invest in XBOX huge HSF with ultra-fans or some exotic cooling setup paired with a highly OC'ed workstation grade silicon in order to be considered to be a computer hardware enthusiast. Then I'm afraid that you have out of touch with reality and sorely need step outside of the ivory tower.
Ivy Bridge i5-3750K@stock, Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H, 2x4GiB of PC-12800, EVGA 660Ti, Corsair CX-600 and Fractal Refined R4 (W). Kentsfield Q6600@3Ghz, HD 4850 2x2GiB PC2-6400 = 4GiB total, Gigabyte EP45-DS4P, PC P&C Silencer 610W, and PC-7B.