The most interesting part of these results (over the last 2 years) is that performance has doubled on the typical enthusiasts machine... and that not matter how hard you overclock, with the space of 9 months, the next processor generation beats any overclock. OC'ing gives you about 3-6 months of effective performance gain. The cost of OC'ing in both terms of time (=money) and cost (best processor, better PSU, cooling equipment) is an investment that really only gives you a 3 month payback... Money and time possibly better spent on a new, more up to date, faster CPU in the first place. I have to say I am rather disappointed in my results from my workstation. Easily beaten by a modern s1155 mITX!!! To upgrade my CPUs to gain an extra 20% performance is going to cost a fortune. s771 is expensive. And to gain 20% is hardly worth it. I'll look for cheapies on ebay I think... but perhaps I should just retire the whole system and get a single processor s1155.