Originally Posted by oAJo
Ha ha, yea. Check out what happend to my render blade. Its a 3.2 Phenom x6, and I would run renders on it all day long at 4.1.
Do your homework and don't end up like me if your going to overclock!
Anyway, if your going build your own rig, I'm sure you'll find plenty of people on here or TomsHardware to help you out if something goes wrong.
That sucks, sorry to hear about your system
....but that's kinda to be expected with a micro ATX board though to be honest
...especially if they're made by MSI who have been known to skimp on a lot of key issues in regards to overclocking on their motherboards.
I personally only overclock systems that are full ATX (or larger) with a mid-tower or larger case with reinforced airflow and redundant fans.
Overclocking any sort of rackmount or consumer micro ATX system with tiny high speed fans IMO is asking for failure.
Originally Posted by tswalk
overclocking is like driving your Toyota with Nitrous Oxide all day long... ya, that thing is gonna run like a beast! and eventually it will explode.
sure, if you buy cheap components not meant for 24/7 overclocking performance or if you just don't know what you're doing and crank the vcore like crazy.
A quality setup will have many safeguards. Going cheap will end up being more expensive