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4ghz isn't necessary, I think.

3.8 should be alright. I got a b1 stepping chip so it doesn't OC as well as some others so getting at/over 4ghz takes a ridiculous amount of voltage compared to 3.8 [3.8 takes me 1.28, 4.0+ takes me 1.39v+!]

If you're in the same boat I doubt you'd see any bottleneck even at stock, if you go SLI then I would definitely push it to 3.6-3.8.

Anyways, I don't think 580 sli is necessary for 1080p. Yeah, the heavy hitters like metro aren't going to run >60fps maxed out on one 580.. but I don't really see the need for that just now. The game looks gorgeous even at medium settings, and your 580 should be able to put it higher than that. A second 580 just doesn't give you enough feasible performance in more than a few games to justify the cost IMO.

if you really want it that bad though and you've got the budget, I can't say it's a stupid move. Just a pricey one

edit: lyk f1x3d grammur n' stuff
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even 2 580 will have trouble maxing out metro 2033


other titles are ok with one
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