Hi, I have the PC in the sig. Yesterday I was encoding a gameplay video to upload to youtube. I checked the CPU utilization and it was around 80~90% mark. Not 100% as you would see usually when encoding videos. I was wondering if this was because the FRAPS files are so huge that the hard drives are bottlenecking in this case. As in, not giving data to the CPU at the rate CPU would like the best. If this is the case, I doubt overclocking the CPU further, or upgrading to a faster CPU (i.e. 2600K @ 4.6GHzish) would improve the total encoding time. What do you guys think? Maybe I should check this for myself by overclocking to 4GHz and underclocking to around 3GHz. btw, I used Windows Live Movie Maker. I wonder if QuickSync will do a better job. It should not, if the hard drives are the bottleneck, right? I was wondering whether to upgrade to a 2600K (not just for the performance, but also I need a new toy to play with), but if I cannot utilize QuickSync in this case, then I don't gain anything by the upgrade. If I encode videos, that would mostly be these FRAPS gameplay videos.