Help with CPU Clocking issues

Hey guys, I have a pretty powerful gaming rig, but at the same time I'm worried My CPU will most likely bottleneck my GPU. Here's just a few specs to give you an Idea

Case:Cooler Master Storm Scout II Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ USB 3.0, Carrying Handles (Black Color)
COOLANT:Standard Coolant
CASE FAN:Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29] (500-1,200 RPM T.B. Silence Black Color with Red LED Twister
FAN:Cooler Master Seidon 120M Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator [+0] (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+29])
CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (2TB x 2 (2TB Capacity) Raid 1 High Performance with Data Security [+133])
HDD2:500GB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+59] (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory (G.SKILL Ripjaws X [+49])
MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX/SLI] MSI Z87-G45 Gaming Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Military Class 4, OC Genie II, 7.1 Sound Blaster Cinema Audio, Killer E2205 GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe x16 & 4 PCIe x1 (Extreme OC Certified) [+87]
VIDEO: AMD Radeon HD 7990 6GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Dual GPU Video Card [+920] (Major Brand Powered by AMD)
OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
POWERSUPPLY:800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready

Here's the problem: Since I'm pretty sure that my CPU will bottleneck my card, a 7990 is the most powerful card out there and therefore It's quite hard to decide a good CPU with it. If I need an overclocking How do I do so? If so if I DO need to overclock what GHz should I clock mine to? PS games I'm hoping to play are BF4,Titanfall,and GTAV. So Thx in advance guys.
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  1. There's no bottleneck.

    Do not use that power supply with a nice system - name brand only - corsair, seasonic, etc - heres a list: http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    7990 is still not the best choice due to the continued AMD driver issues. Either a 690 or dual 770s if you're set on multiple gpus.

    What are you going for there with two HDDs? The norm is a 120 or 250gb SSD plus a data drive if you also plan to store movies/music/photos.

    You can google any number of Ivy bridge, sandy bridge, or haswell overclocking guides. Super easy unless you want to go to the max. Be aware it might void your prebuilt's warranty.

    You're better off building this yourself from a money standpoint.
  2. Why did you even answer then? I was looking for a solution if I need to overclock anything, and yes the 7990 is the fastest GPU on the market, go look it up. Why do I have 2 Hdds? What does that have to do with anything? Plus I did build this thing myself, I cusom built it online
  3. Didn't realize you already have it - it's nice just could have used some tweaks.

    7990 still needs driver work relative to the 690 but it should catch up soon (7990 still uses 20% more power to drliver same performance):
    http://anandtech.com/show/7195/amd-frame-pacing-explorer-cat138/13

    Honorable mention here but with a lot of caveats:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html

    I still recommend replacing that psu soon as you can and getting an ssd.

    Choosing parts online and building a pc aren't the same thing :)

    Happy gaming!
  4. J_E_D_70 said:
    Didn't realize you already have it - it's nice just could have used some tweaks.

    7990 still needs driver work relative to the 690 but it should catch up soon (7990 still uses 20% more power to drliver same performance):
    http://anandtech.com/show/7195/amd-frame-pacing-explorer-cat138/13

    Honorable mention here but with a lot of caveats:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107-6.html

    I still recommend replacing that psu soon as you can and getting an ssd.

    Choosing parts online and building a pc aren't the same thing :)

    Happy gaming!


    Well true, not going to lie, but still, my question was focused on the CPU and overclocking uses
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