Originally Posted by Madpistol
Having the ability to change both the NB and the multiplier allows you a lot more freedom for overclocking. It basically allows you to set anything (CPU, NB, RAM, etc) where ever you want it.
Are my fears unfounded? A lot of people are saying that overclocking SB using the "bus" doesn't yield very good results. Is that incorrect?
Correct. Using Sandy Bridge the bus might only overclock by about 10%. Just buy a K series and you can use the multiplier. When most reviewers are showing 4.4ghz+ shouldn't be a problem for most CPUs by bumping the multiplier, I don't see any reason to even worry about having other options to overclock with.