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Kepler/7950 Processor

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July 7, 2012 6:20:34 PM

Hi,


I'm just wondering what is the cheapest processor that would not bottleneck a kepler gpu or a AMD 7950/7970.
Would any of these AMD overclocked processors work? http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=4...

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July 7, 2012 6:24:30 PM

Well it is a tough answer! Any modern multi core CPU over 3.0GHz with current I5 line up probably being the best choice.
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July 7, 2012 7:38:59 PM

so you think that the AMD overclocked bundles would work well with these cards?
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July 7, 2012 7:42:44 PM

Nope.

The FX-4100 needs about 5ghz in order to not bottleneck the 7950/7970/GTX670/GTX680.

Play around with your budget, you probably will be able to grab an i5-2500k/3570K and a Z77 motherboard and a 7870!
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July 7, 2012 7:53:00 PM

So, the cheapest processor that would be suitable would be the i5 2500k?


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July 7, 2012 8:08:10 PM

the FX one, but the i5 bundle is cheaper and outperforms it!
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July 7, 2012 8:30:22 PM

OK, i'll look around for an i5 2500k bundle. Thanks :) 
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July 7, 2012 8:30:38 PM

Best answer selected by Paul F1.
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July 7, 2012 9:37:57 PM

Thanks,

I'll probably buy it from Scan 3xs as i'll get a discount on the PSU and Windows 7.

http://3xs.scan.co.uk/ConfigureSystem.asp?SystemID=1295

would i need the more powerful fan or is the £16 one enough if i was to run it using the extreme overclock and the i5 2500k.
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