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I have a 3930k at 4.625ghz at 1.44v.

I don't want to push the voltages more due to longevity issues, but I have gotten a 4.80ghz OC but the vcore temperatures where ridiculous and I might have experienced some throttling due to 88 degrees.

I just ordered two 7970's (gigabyte wind-force ones) and I've seen some posts on the forum with people being bottlenecked by 4.8ghz 2600k's. Will my CPU be a bottleneck in BF:3, Skyrim etc..?
    
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I have a 3930k at 4.625ghz at 1.44v.
I don't want to push the voltages more due to longevity issues, but I have gotten a 4.80ghz OC but the vcore temperatures where ridiculous and I might have experienced some throttling due to 88 degrees.
I just ordered two 7970's (gigabyte wind-force ones) and I've seen some posts on the forum with people being bottlenecked by 4.8ghz 2600k's. Will my CPU be a bottleneck in BF:3, Skyrim etc..?

What other option for a cpu to you have?rolleyes.gif

I hope I'm not being trolled.
    
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What other option for a cpu to you have?rolleyes.gif
I hope I'm not being trolled.

Hahaha no, I can reduce the order to 1 GPU and wait for "DAT 8 CORE" and order a second or even third gpu then. I could also save for a 3960x, get a new mobo (with better vrm/mosfet heat dissipation) and/or a triple radiator and vcore waterblock, a CPU waterblock and watercool the **** out of it but I don't want to have to bother tbh :\.


Edit: I was just wondering if it would be bottlenecked, and if I needed to raise the clocks (by increasing cooling and voltages).
Edited by JassimH - 2/12/12 at 11:25pm
    
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That's pretty much the best CPU you can have. Difference between the 3930K and the 3960X is negligible really..
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Hahaha no, I can reduce the order to 1 GPU and wait for "DAT 8 CORE" and order a second or even third gpu then. I could also save for a 3960x, get a new mobo and a triple radiator and vcore waterblock, a CPU waterblock and watercool the **** out of it but I don't want to have to bother tbh :\.

No real difference between the 3960x and 3930k, mostly E-Peen.

But there will always be a bottleneck with any cpu on two 7970s, but the 3930k at that OC will do a fine job of hiding it.
    
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What other option for a cpu to you have?rolleyes.gif
I hope I'm not being trolled.

Dude how is your 3960x at 4.7 ghz with only 1.37v? drool.gif
    
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You could run 7970 quadfire with that CPU and have no issues.

The 2600k owners that are having issues are having issues likely due to the early drivers.
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You could run 7970 quadfire with that CPU and have no issues.
The 2600k owners that are having issues are having issues likely due to the early drivers.

Thanks smile.gif. I wouldn't go that far, my room would turn into an oven. lachen.gif

I hope I have no issues, and I'll just superglue a 40mm fan to my mosfest heatsink and add another multiplier or two with some more juice biggrin.gif if I do.

I might get some task manager usage in before windows 8 changes it to a ribbon smile.gif. If I see 100% CPU use would that classify as being a bottleneck?
    
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you'll be fine smile.gif
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Dude how is your 3960x at 4.7 ghz with only 1.37v? drool.gif

This is only a 3hour stability test of Prime95 customblend using 14000mb of ram. Might need a tad more juice for a 12hour run.

I'm pretty happy with this chip for a C1.
    
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