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Old February 13, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Default i7 2600k with gtx 580 or 7950 3GB

bottleneck is the term used for describing a hardware component unable to cope with a higher end hardware component thus rendering the whole Performance bottlenecked. am I right?
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is the i7 2600k CPU good enough for a gtx 580 or 7950 3GB?? or should I get a newer and better cpu??

ah and another thing.. my mobo supports pcie 3.0 does that mean I can't use pcie 2.0 or pcie 2.1
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Old February 13, 2012, 05:14 AM
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doesnt get much better than the 2600k, you can't buy a card that will bottleneck a 2600k. You can still use PCIe 2.0 and 2.1 cards
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Old February 13, 2012, 05:23 AM
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There is currently no single slot card that can bottleneck the i7 2600k (unless you underclock it).

Also, I believe PCIe is backwards compatible from 3.0 downto 1.1
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pci-e is backwards compatible, meaning a gpu that uses pci-e 3.0 can also use pci-e 2 or 1 as well.

you are not going to bottleneck the cpu with a single gpu, and unless there is a very specific goal behind having the 2600k, get the 2500k and save a few $, 99% of games should very little difference between these 2 processors, 2500k also remains cooler, and can overclock just as well.

bottlenecks are where the information stream or processing runs out of power or capability to process its tasks. Like a car governed to do 80 mph, even if the engine has enough power, it prevented from doing what is is capable of.

that cpu can bottleneck if multiple cards are used at high clocks, it will run out ofpci-e lanes or raw processing power, it can happen, but is unlikely to.
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Old February 13, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Wait til Intels new Ivy Bridge cpu comes out in a month or two if you can!
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that clear things up~ thanks guys.
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if you want a 2600k to run cooler... simply disable hyper threading which is most likely not required for most games. Hyper threading various apps that use multi cores like Adobe products simply require you to re-enable it.
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bottleneck is the term used for describing a hardware component unable to cope with a higher end hardware component thus rendering the whole Performance bottlenecked. am I right?
moving on..
is the i7 2600k CPU good enough for a gtx 580 or 7950 3GB?? or should I get a newer and better cpu??

ah and another thing.. my mobo supports pcie 3.0 does that mean I can't use pcie 2.0 or pcie 2.1
graphic cards?
For gaming you could use a 2500k and get no bottlenecks
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