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Old 07-22-10, 03:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: GTX480 SLI + 750i + q9550 3.8GHz

To be honest any core 2 Quad is going to bottleneck more than an i7.... with that being said though I'd imagine at 3.8ghz you're fast enough to be outperforming stock i7's which honestly you won't see a huge bottleneck if that'st he case.

It largely depends on the resolution and quality settings you like to play with. If you're on 30" with 2560x1600 res then I doubt you'd ever notice a bottleneck from the cpu.... if you're on anything less SLI is overkill so you're kind of at that point where either way it doesn't matter..... Anything less and you're going for an overkill of a setup, and with a 30" you're going to be needing so much graphics horsepower you won't notice a cpu bottleneck

My initial thought is you'll be fine.... I could be wrong
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