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I5 3570K Bottleneck 2x GTX680?

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July 15, 2012 12:24:35 AM

I'm buying a computer in the next few days, with a i5 3570K and a SINGLE GTX680, (It's probably a dumb question as that CPU is fairly new), if i happen to buy a second 680, there wont be any bottleneck of any kind, right?

And also, do you guys recommend a different CPU which is clearly better? (As my budget is pretty big and adding few hundred dollars at most is not a problem.)
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July 15, 2012 12:27:42 AM

No.
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July 15, 2012 12:29:13 AM

No, it won't bottleneck, and there really isn't a better CPU for gaming, ATM.
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July 15, 2012 12:35:19 AM

Oh, thanks people. Now ive got another question i have left long unanswered. Will RAM timing (CL9-CL7 etc) affect the loading speeds themselves? Because ive heard its just matters for overclocking (Which i won't do.), and yes, once again a noob question. :) 
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July 15, 2012 12:50:35 AM

snowcrush said:
Oh, thanks people. Now ive got another question i have left long unanswered. Will RAM timing (CL9-CL7 etc) affect the loading speeds themselves? Because ive heard its just matters for overclocking (Which i won't do.), and yes, once again a noob question. :) 


Honestly, faster latencies don't really matter that much. If you were running a RAM disk it would, but that's about it. Otherwise, you would never be able to tell the difference between CL7 and CL9. Same goes for 1333 RAM vs. 1600 RAM, really, although many of us around here (including myself) use 1600 RAM anyway.
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July 15, 2012 1:28:46 AM

amuffin said:
No.


DJDeCiBeL said:
No, it won't bottleneck, and there really isn't a better CPU for gaming, ATM.


maybe a tad in bf3 multiplayer with TWO 680's. ive seen some user benches that show downclocking a 2600k/2500k hurt online game play with a single gpu let alone two.
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July 15, 2012 1:34:16 AM

cbrunnem said:
maybe a tad in bf3 multiplayer with TWO 680's. ive seen some user benches that show downclocking a 2600k/2500k hurt online game play with a single gpu let alone two.


That may be true, to an extent, but one, you can just OC it, and two, what better CPU is there? A 3770K? 3930K? More cores and threads (past 4) don't really mean much for gaming, so I fail to see any better gaming CPU than a 3570K.
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July 15, 2012 1:38:41 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That may be true, to an extent, but one, you can just OC it, and two, what better CPU is there? A 3770K? 3930K? More cores and threads (past 4) don't really mean much for gaming, so I fail to see any better gaming CPU than a 3570K.


yeah thats a solid point as well.
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July 15, 2012 1:58:36 AM

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July 15, 2012 1:59:50 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
That may be true, to an extent, but one, you can just OC it, and two, what better CPU is there? A 3770K? 3930K? More cores and threads (past 4) don't really mean much for gaming, so I fail to see any better gaming CPU than a 3570K.


Yes, i thought from the same point of view when i made the parts list, as no (or little?) games support multi threading, its useless to spend another 100+ dollars for a few megahertz i can get via overclocking and hyperthreading.
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July 15, 2012 2:02:00 AM

Now actually, which motherboard do you guys recommend? I was thinking about going with some solid asus z68.
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July 15, 2012 2:50:52 AM

snowcrush said:
This is cheaper than that z68 and looks better... Could you tell me what's the pluses of the z77 over the z68? :D 


Not much difference, honestly, other than a Z77 is guaranteed to work straight out of the box with an Ivy Bridge CPU and Z68 isn't (will with a BIOS update, but that requires a Sandy CPU to accomplish).

Other than that, Z77 has native (instead of third party) USB 3.0. Also, VirtuMVP, instead of basic Virtu on Z68.

Really, there's not really anything a Z77 can do that a Z68 board can't, besides work straight out of the box with an Ivy CPU.
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July 15, 2012 2:54:12 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
Not much difference, honestly, other than a Z77 is guaranteed to work straight out of the box with an Ivy Bridge CPU and Z68 isn't (will with a BIOS update, but that requires a Sandy CPU to accomplish).

Other than that, Z77 has native (instead of third party) USB 3.0. Also, VirtuMVP, instead of basic Virtu on Z68.

Really, there's not really anything a Z77 can do that a Z68 board can't, besides work straight out of the box with an Ivy CPU.


Wow man i thank you, you just saved me almost 100 dollars and the headache installing that bios (i don't have any sandy bridge) :hello: 
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July 15, 2012 2:55:58 AM

snowcrush said:
Wow man i thank you, you just saved me almost 100 dollars and the headache installing that bios (i don't have any sandy bridge) :hello: 


You're welcome, and yeah, that trips a lot of people up.
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July 15, 2012 3:08:03 AM

DJDeCiBeL said:
You're welcome, and yeah, that trips a lot of people up.


I just looked at the reviews there, is all these DOA's a major problem? Or it's just the people who got a working one didn't post and the ones that it didn't work for them did post? (aka vocal minority)
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July 15, 2012 3:16:59 AM

snowcrush said:
I just looked at the reviews there, is all these DOA's a major problem? Or it's just the people who got a working one didn't post and the ones that it didn't work for them did post? (aka vocal minority)


all motherboards will have some DOA's
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July 15, 2012 3:22:25 AM

cbrunnem said:
all motherboards will have some DOA's


+1 That, and the fact that since it's cheaper than the competition, people buy more of them, so there's more of a chance for the vocal minority to emerge.
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July 15, 2012 3:26:41 AM

Meh, ive decided to go with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, its a few dollars more and its actually a full size ATX and from a brand i know and trust (unlike ASROCK). So i guess everyone's happy now :D 
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July 15, 2012 3:28:38 AM

snowcrush said:
Meh, ive decided to go with the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H, its a few dollars more and its actually a full size ATX and from a brand i know and trust (unlike ASROCK). So i guess everyone's happy now :D 


um that asrock board was an ATX board... and Asrock makes one of the best boards you can buy. fyi though not trying to sway you or anything as both are great boards.
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July 15, 2012 3:33:50 AM

cbrunnem said:
um that asrock board was an ATX board... and Asrock makes one of the best boards you can buy. fyi though not trying to sway you or anything as both are great boards.


Some of the reviews at newegg said its the length of a ATX board, but the width is smaller, so the screws in the right can't go in, and it literally hangs on the air on the right side. I rather not bother with that stuff, had a motherboard like that break already :/ 
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July 15, 2012 4:16:27 AM

By the way, i'm getting two 670's in the end :D 
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July 15, 2012 12:02:42 PM

no it will work intel 3570 is good processor
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July 15, 2012 2:47:00 PM

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