You can have that and still have oc, when you oc rightly you don't have unstability and with that cooler you will still have a silent pc.. but suit yourself.
at 1440p i doubt he would see any improvement from overclocking at all, the "bottleneck" are the 3.5GB VRAM, if you call it that
Well said. Yet in GTAV, a 970 manages quite well with the last 512 mb of VRAM running at a slow clock rate. Give me 2 1080's to mount in SLI and I'd still have to leave certain game settings on "Normal" It's just the nature of the game.