The joy of overclocking a CPU comes from the knowledge that you have bought, a lower end product and have gotten the performance of a higher priced, higher end product for a much lower price.
But by doing so you usually put more voltage into the CPU than you would have when buying the higher end model, thus shortening the lifespan some say. But if you are on the three to six month enthusiast upgrade plan, longevity is not a big concern.
So why not buy the lower model and clock it on up? That's just what I will be doing with the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300.
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