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gtx 560/cpu bottleneck question

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ok im looking to get a 560 ti and maybe get 2 but wanted to know what and if any bottle-necking will happen with a i3-550 and if so what speed.
and what is bottle-necking? is it too much for the cpu to keep up with?
also i have 4gb ddr3 dual channel.
    
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1, no, it won't. 2, maybe.

Bottlenecking is any scenario in which one piece of hardware is limiting another's capabilities. If your CPU is not up to snuff, your graphics are limited. If your computer is all-out amazing but your HDD is a slow 5400rpm, that's your bottleneck.

Good luck with the 560, try overclocking it (if you get a better quality mobo/CPU cooler, and be sure to update your PSU).
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1, no, it won't. 2, maybe.

Good luck with the 560, try overclocking it (if you get a better quality mobo/CPU cooler, and be sure to update your PSU).
thanks for answering my question im getting this motherboard http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P55-GD65.html#?div=Detail and i will be overclocking when i get my watercooling kit here http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P55-GD65.html#?div=Detail and get off stock cooler
    
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