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Intel i7 2600K Eyefinity Rig. Bottleneck/OCing Question

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  • Overclocking
Last response: in Overclocking
August 24, 2011 5:21:49 AM

Hey guys and girls. It has been a while since I have posted here and got some tremendous help from a few users. I only know the basis (I am not incredibly tech savvy).

I have a question regarding bottlenecking and overclocking.
First of all I use my reg primarily for (most to least): Voice recognition (for study), games, media applications.

I just received 2 new ASUS VS238H monitors to go with my current one. I plan on setting up a multiple display that I can easily switch between 'work mode' and 'game mode'. I am new to eyefinity but have seen a few instructional videos and ready up about it on AMD's site.
So first question is: Does anyone know of a great instructional for setting up and using multiple profiles for triple monitor rigs? A link would be nice.

Now down to business. Here are the technical specifications.
Intel Core i7 2600K at standard 3.4Ghz
Asus P8P67-Evo-V3 L1155 socket
12gig of GSkill 1600 Ripjaws
WD 1TB Caviar Blue SATA3 7200RPM
Antec Quattro 850W PSU
Asus Radeon 6970 DirectCU II 2GB: 1.175 Vcore, 890 Engine, 5500 Memory
(other irrelevant stuff excluded)
Stock Intel CPU cooler
All housed in NZXT Phantom Case with LOTs of fans.

My main questions are: what are the bottlenecks for eyefinity gaming in this build?
Would overclocking increase performance? If so, will it be safe?

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a b K Overclocking
August 28, 2011 4:16:58 AM

Your bottleneck is your HDD speed. Blue drives are just not as snappy as black drives.

Overclocking always helps. It's exactly like having a faster CPU. It's safe if done within reason. Stay under 4.5 Ghz and you should be fine on good quality air cooling.
September 7, 2011 4:48:14 AM

Best answer selected by Damienyoung.