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thanks for the answers

the EVGA 570 HD (it looks like a non reference model) suffer of the VRM problem too?
its non-ref so you won't have issues..also 1 more note..those VRM issues are due to UBER overclocking the cards..specs reveal that the safe voltage max limit is just 1.08v going overboard a bit is tedious and may lead to said incident..


going back to topic..try it out on stock first and see/test how much do you bottleneck..and then from there push your CPU clocks to 3.4ghz and see if results vary and lean towards eliminating the bottleneck..if you still feel being held back try to push it more(CPU clocks)..
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In most games it will be a bottleneck, in games with really really demanding graphics like Metro 2033 and The Witcher II /w Ubersamp it probably won't be.

You won't find games unplayable with that setup, however you will have wasted quite a bit of money on it since the graphics card will be capable of more than your cpu can provide it.

Its better to have a balanced rig than one with one part that exceeds the others. There are several good 570s like the MSI TFIII power edition and the ASUS DC II, however they won't be $300 any time soon.

Why do you want to upgrade, are you not getting the FPS you want in games? With more gpu power comes more cpu overhead, just remember you can't have one without the other (AL). I would recommend sticking it out, save your money up and sell your current rig to fund a new build around either SB/IB or Bulldozer in a few months. Both AMD and Intel are going to be bringing out new stuff within the next 6-8 months, and we'll see the same from AMD/Nvidia in the same time frame, honestly just hold on and save your pennies, do a real upgrade that will wow you.
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