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Looking for my bottle neck

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June 7, 2011 5:25:20 PM

Hello, everyone!

I'd like to offer my computer specs to you:
17-920
DX58so Mobo
3x2gb OCZ ddr3-1600
ATI 5770x2 in crossfire.
Corsair 750w PSU
WD Black edition 640gb HDD
27" ASUS @ 1080p

From my brief description, what could be holding my system back from greatness? I figured with what i have i should be able to run games in the highest possible settings, but this is not the case.

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June 7, 2011 8:32:56 PM

Your CPU is fine but you can buy an aftermarket HS and OC it. Your CF is a bit better than a single HD 6870. I would wait for the new AMD 7xxx series later this year.
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June 7, 2011 9:24:49 PM

Just like Mosox has pointed out, get a good aftermarket cooler and overclock that processor to somewhere about 3.6 GHz (not much sure here if that Intel board had potent overclocking features).
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June 8, 2011 2:53:21 AM

Make sure that your drivers are updated as well. 5770's stays cool, so as long as you have decent ventilation, you have enough power headroom to overclock them as well.
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