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Soo i just ordered a pair of asus gtx 570 dcii's today, i was just in the checkout with a single 580 then swapped it for two of these asus 570s as an impulse purchase. I knew that 560 sli's were slightly faster then a 580 so i just went for it. I think i made an excellent choice

I cant find much reading material though, anyone know of any good reviews for me too read too pass the time? Kinda looking for something too compare it too the power of a single 580 and 560 sli but theres not much out there!!

You guys dont think an i5 2500k at 3.8ghz will bottleneck this right?
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why wont you push the 2500k farther than 3.8? You can easily do 4ghz on stock cooler and 4.5-4.6 on a hyper 212+.

And no you will not be bottle necked at 3.8ghz
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sandy bridge and bottleneck don't belong in the same sentecnce, especially when you overclock that baby.

EDIT: Even with the stock cooler you should get to 4.0/4.2ghz, on that note, if you can afford a couple 570's im sure you can get yourself an after market cooler. If your on budget get the 212+, should get you to around 4.5ghz.
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I had it on 4 ghz - but my temps were reaching 88 ish degrees. I thought it would be fine for a while but then i decided too go with sli 570's instead of a rasa watercooling kit and a 580 I spose i could just leave it on 4ghz - I should know that it rarely reaches high temperatures gaming.

oooo im excited
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I had it on 4 ghz - but my temps were reaching 88 ish degrees. I thought it would be fine for a while but then i decided too go with sli 570's instead of a rasa watercooling kit and a 580 I spose i could just leave it on 4ghz - I should know that it rarely reaches high temperatures gaming.

oooo im excited
go get yourself a $30 Hyper 212+... or if you get it on a deal <$20... it'll do wonders. If you got cash for a 570 SLI, get yourself a nice CPU cooler
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Your CPU will not bottleneck them. As other suggested you can grab a nice CPU cooler for $30. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065

By the way, you will like those 570's.
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post #8 of 10
If you just bought yourself 2 570's spend a bit more and get yourself a nice cpu cooler. I got a corsair H70 running my 2500k at 4.6ghz stays around 45c under gaming load
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depending on what resolution you play on, 3.8 will bottleneck it, but you probalby will never be able to tell since youre frames will be so high anyway
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Haha really starting too think i made the right choice here

Well the plan was too get a gtx 580 and a rasa xspc rs360 kit. but the 360 kit was out of stock and there was only a 240mm.

then I remembered, that the gtx 560 sli was faster than a single 580. And as far as im aware a 570 is not far at all behind the 580, and these cards seem like they will OC very very well so i thought, why not buy these cards now and get the cpu cooler in a week or two so I went with what i thought would leave me a beast of a gaming rig these cards sound like they will overclock extremely well. Its my birthday in 3 weeks, so hopefully i may be able too get a watercooling kit then or maybe I will hold on until i can afford a WC kit AND a 27" monitor.

Woah, 6 months ago when i was deciding on my parts for my first gaming rig build, I thought my $1500 build was going too last me for like 3 years. I was sure wrong.

Battlefield 3 here I come hopefully my rig will strangle it!
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