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Would a 3700+ and a Asus A8N32-SLI be a bottleneck for two 7950GT 512MBs in SLI? If so, what would be the best single card that isn't bottlenecked by the CPU and Mobo? What about an SLI setup? On the other hand, what would be the cheapest CPU/Mobo combo (I'm thinking E6600?/Don't know of any good Intel SLI Mobos) that don't bottleneck the two 7950GT 512MBs?
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There is no CPU that doesn't bottleneck a single 7950GT let alone two. The best CPU will always bottleneck the best GPU... or second best in your case
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I will be getting an EVGA because they're cheap, they're quality cards, EVGA has that step-up program, the EVGA 7950 GTs look 1337, and they only take up one PCIx16 slot. Now, EVGA offers the standard card at 560/1450 and a "superclocked" card at 600/1450. I can find them for about the same price. Would the "superclocked" card just be less overclocking fun for me, or would its final OC be better than one from a regular 7950 GT?


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Oh. The "superclocked" only has 40MHz more on the core and no gain on the memory. Well, then...
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just get the 7950GT regular, it will def be more fun to OC, esp after doing the volt mod, they will both reach the same OC speeds after the volt mod
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Bring them home and we going to have some fun.I help you to volt mod and OC those monster's.Take a look.But no SLI with the 3700.This is with x2 4400@ 2.7

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AHHHH finally you crank out the Benchmarks alexisd, I was wondering when youd post those scores
PS: I noticed you are no longer in the top ten GPU, lol
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AHHHH finally you crank out the Benchmarks alexisd, I was wondering when youd post those scores
PS: I noticed you are no longer in the top ten GPU, lol
Yeah I know no more top 10 or so,too many good C2D's and good systems around now in the top.But still I have some good numbers here to post later.You are one of them go to the top Viper.Sry don't want mess your thread.But this are good benchies numbers/lol just take notes and follow.
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