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October 17, 2011 5:44:45 AM

Will I encounter any bottlenecking with sli 580's or a single 590 running with a 2600k. Will i need to do some heavy overclocking?

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a c 365 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 6:09:57 AM

No you will not.

The i7-2600k should easily reach 4.0GHz, getting it to go above 4.5GHz may be somewhat difficult though.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 10:31:33 AM

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October 17, 2011 11:31:09 AM

No, 2x 580 or 590 will not be bottlenecked with a 2600k. 3x or 4x 580 might though, unless you get like 5+ghz...of course you would never run that setup on LGA 1155 to begin with.
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a c 176 U Graphics card
October 17, 2011 4:00:33 PM

I'm going to say you could, but not in the way your thinking. I was recently in a thread where someone was telling me that a bottleneck is only where either the CPU or GPU is much stronger then the other. I disagree. A bottleneck is where one part of your computer will prevent the rest of the system from "being all that it can be". A 2600K and two 580s/one 590 will be fine. But if you pair that setup with a 1440x900 monitor, you'll have a bottleneck. I mention this because even a single 1080 monitor might not be enough let the GPUs "stretch their legs". If you are getting GPUs like that, you really want a surround setup, or a 3D setup. I highly suggest getting a single GTX580 now if you only have a single 1920x1080 screen. To get more then that is a waste.

Similar concept applies with the 2600K. The 2500K is nearly just as good for gaming.
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October 17, 2011 7:56:10 PM

i intend on using 3 1080p monitors with this setup
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October 27, 2011 12:41:13 AM

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