No need to overclock, unless time is of the essence and in your case it appears that this does not apply. Sure you can get a third party cooler, bigger tower, more fans, but if you skip the overclocking, you can save some money.
Thank you, Harm. Does everyone agree? I´d be happy to save the money for all those fans...
The time issue is really relative. My last editing adventures laying about a decade back when one could go for a coffee when applying a filter to a couple of minutes in PAL
and even a brightness filter applied to a short shot would have me staring for endless seconds at the screen. I hope these days are gone, EVEN with HD?
I´m just trying to imagine how and when OC would affect things while using cs5, or if it would affect the "smootheness" of the editing process at all.
As said, a conversion into another format or a final rendering that takes many minutes anyways is not a problem for me.
But say I want to apply a filter to a couple of seconds, or render an AE effect, would I have to "wait" at all for previews with the modern i7 system I want to build?