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Does this system need overclocking?

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August 5, 2012 9:34:47 AM

Im going to buy a custom PC soon and was wondering whether or not I actually needed to overclock it to play games like Crysis 2, BF3, ARMA II and others on maximum setting at a good steady framerate? Im getting the Sapphire HD radeon 7970 GHZ edition. Which I believe is already slightly overclocked.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($353.00 @ Mwave Australia)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($145.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: OCZ Agility 3 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($195.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Inwin Dragon Rider ATX Full Tower Case ($105.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Power Supply: OCZ 750W ATX12V Power Supply ($109.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($729.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Total: $2421.00
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-05 19:34 EST+1000)

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August 5, 2012 9:58:39 AM

Depends on you if you want to make it more better then overclock upto 4.2ghz with stock voltages in this case your cpu lifespan will not decrease otherwise No, i7 at stock speed are enough for gaming.
August 5, 2012 10:11:21 AM

Best answer selected by xHALORDx.
August 5, 2012 10:11:54 AM