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I just boughta e6600 and the Evga 680i...I would like to know it the E6600 is powerfull enough to keep a 8800gtx happy. in other words will it bottle neck at the cpu?
    
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It will bottleneck. Overclocking will reduce the bottleneck but what ever happens its still going to be blazing fast.

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Yep It's going to rock and for the cost it should...

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Even at 3.6 Ghz, that cpu would be a bottleneck, but less of a restriction than your cpu at 2.4... Best cpu for the money right now, stay with your decision...
    
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You have a 32' monitor. Assuming it runs at a relatively high resolution, you should have to worry about the CPU bottlenecking that much. And once DX10 comes and takes alot of load off the CPU and onto the GPU, I wouldn't be surprised if the 8800 GTX becomes your bottleneck. Stay the course, you have made a good choice with the 6600.
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e6400 is cheaper and you can overclock it into the mid 3 ghz range... i'd say get that one instead

that way you can save more for your gtx8800's. it should give you better performance for the price than what you have right now.

anything will bottleneck the 8800 right now, but hell, its still a killer system
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any CPU including the QX6700 bottlenecks the 8800GTX right now in multi threaded apps.
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