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GeForce GTX 660 in dual SLI bottleneck with intel i5 3 1 ghz

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October 29, 2012 9:18:38 PM


I just ordered parts to build a my first gaming rig, i'm in no way...hell...I just don't freaking know crap about this stuff.

I bought 2 EVGA GTX 660s to run in SLI.
I bought an ivy bridge i5 3.1ghz

Friend of mine commented he's worried it will bottleneck (whatever that is, but sounds bad) due to the cpu.

Ideas, suggestions?
October 30, 2012 6:09:29 PM

Bottlenecking is when your other components like the processor aren't strong enough for the other parts (your 2 graphics cards) to unlock its true potential. Basically, it's when it holds the graphics cards back. The Intel i5 isn't a bad processor for gaming (the best actually, for the price) and, from what I've heard, it shouldn't be a big problem. You might have a tiny bit of bottlenecking.

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