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an i7 2600k 3.4ghz will bottleneck a gtx 780 sli ?

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November 12, 2013 6:11:06 AM

Hello Folks !

Let me know, an i7 2600k 3.4ghz will bottleneck a gtx 780 sli ?

If yes, a little overclocking it can handle ?

PS: I'm using a Thermaltake Frio, maybe a little overclocking is possible =D

Thanks again folks.
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November 12, 2013 6:21:40 AM

Maybe, but more than likely any CPU you buy will bottleneck 780's in SLI, depending on the resolution you are using. Overclocking will definitely help with performance, just make sure you have an aftermarket cooler and not the pos stock cooler.

Lower resolutions will shift the bottleneck to the processor, higher resolutions will shift the bottleneck towards the GPU.
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November 12, 2013 6:35:50 AM

The i7 2600k even though its older Sandy Bridge should not have an issue with bottlenecking. It is still a very powerful CPU. I have seen people run dual 770s/780s/7970s on the 3570k/4670k and have no bottlenecking. However, an OC would never hurt.
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November 12, 2013 8:07:32 AM

I never did overclock, and dont know if is Safe for 24/7 without Watercooler.
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November 12, 2013 8:13:29 AM

OrLoko said:
I never did overclock, and dont know if is Safe for 24/7 without Watercooler.


It's safe as long as you test it like you should. It also depends on your motherboard, what's the model?
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November 12, 2013 8:58:26 AM

is a Asus p8p67 like this one:

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November 12, 2013 9:00:57 AM

Looks like you should be able to get a healthy overclock.
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November 12, 2013 9:29:50 AM

OrLoko said:
Hello Folks !

Let me know, an i7 2600k 3.4ghz will bottleneck a gtx 780 sli ?

Yes, but only when the application you are running needs more processing power than the i7-2600k can provide :lol: 

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