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I would say, IMHO, if you define bottleneck as creating a noticeable negative impact then you will be fine. Try not to get confused by other people's definitions of bottleneck! You will find a lot of people around here would say that if they were getting 150FPS with a 4Ghz CPU and 140FPS with a 5Ghz CPU they would call that a bottleneck, even though you would never actually notice the difference!

But yes, do overclock that 2500K regardless if you feel up to it!thumb.gif
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If you get a new cpu, can i have or can you sell me that 2500k for 120 bucks?
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FYI everyone's system has a "bottleneck" tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wardoc22 View Post

If you get a new cpu, can i have or can you sell me that 2500k for 120 bucks?

If your profile pic stops screwing with my head, sure ;D PM me your skype.

Anyways, any ideas on what to keep the overclock to? Right now it's on 3.3GHz.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by chaldo26 View Post

If your profile pic stops screwing with my head, sure ;D PM me your skype.
Anyways, any ideas on what to keep the overclock to? Right now it's on 3.3GHz.

Well, provided you have enough cooling there are plenty of guides on the internet for that chip! Try this:
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post #16 of 23
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Do I have to enable PCI-E 3.0 manually for the gtx 680 or does it do it by it self?

If manual, how would one do this for an AsRock motherboard? My motherboard does indeed support pci 3.0
post #17 of 23
It's automatic but you need a Ivy Bridge chip for PCI 3.0. Don't worry your 16x PCIe 2.0 will me more than fast enough for the 680.
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Originally Posted by chaldo26 View Post

Also to Thryack, I think it's dumb that I need an SSD to have the GTX 680 running properly frown.gif Too much money
Thanks

Well you asked what would be bottlenecking your system, not "what do I need to have the GTX 680 to run properly" <-- if you asked that question then you don't need anything else. Your system has top notch parts.. the worst part is the HDD, so threre's your answer for a "bottleneck". also the HDD will only make an impact in games if it is constantly loading large files from the HDD.
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post #19 of 23
2500k is plenty if ocd. most ppl can get a stable 4.5 with no problems.if you follow guide linked above youll be fine.
    
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post #20 of 23
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Can anyone else confirm that I need an ivy bridge chip to run pci- 3.0? I don't think ivy bridge is released yet? :/
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