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So this has actually been a problem for quite some time now. I bought this computer with a GTX 580 and an i7 960. After about 6 months, I noticed that the 580 began severely under performing in benchmarks, but still got 45-60 fps in BF3. Now I have two gtx 660's, and at first they worked excellent. I OC'd my CPU with my two new cards to 4.2, completely stable, but when my streaming program stopped working I kept having to switch it back and forth between running at 4.2 and stock to see if my ram was the issue (I heard that had been an issue with Xsplit). After the multiple changes in the OC, the processor showed obvious decay and I can't Overclock it anymore. I run Far Cry 3 with 2x MSAA at around 40 fps, same with 4x. The first month I had the cards, I ran it at 60+ all the time. My Uningine also suffers pretty bad just as it did with the 580. The weird thing is, sometimes the cards will work like they are supposed to. every few weeks I'll decide to run my bench's, and I'll get the appropriate scores and FPS in games. I've monitored their load and it's always been at 95-99%, so it's not possible for it to be my CPU right? In this case, is something like my PSU frying my cards or could it be my motherboard which I've noticed has had some issues in the past? Thank you, sorry for the wall of text!
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i7 4770k ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s U... EVGA GTX 980 TI SC ACX G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin ... 
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OCZ Agility 120 gb SSD Corsair H80 
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This problem could be any of the things you have mentioned, but the FACT that your CPU is has degraded because of OC'ing, that, to me, is a red flag. I know that your GPU's load is showing 95-99% load through whatever program you are running to monitor this, but if this was my rig, the CPU 's quick aging would cause me to scratch my chin over this. You are eventually going to have to replace you CPU anyway... Why not purchase a new one sooner than later and see if that switch fixes your problem? Oh, and don't OC so far next time.

BTW, please use the "rig builder" to post your rig's specs in your sig. This helps with diagnosis.
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Intel i7 2600K; 4.6GHz @ 1.385V MSI Z68A-GD65 B3 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW MSi GTX 680 
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G. Skill Sniper 4GBx4 DDR3 800MHz Crucial M4 SSD WD 1600AAJS Caviar SE WD 32000AAKS Caviar Blue, 16MB Cache 
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Corsair H50 CPU Water Cooling, 2 120mm fans in ... W10 ACER HG270HU Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
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Intel i7 2600K; 4.6GHz @ 1.385V MSI Z68A-GD65 B3 EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW MSi GTX 680 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G. Skill Sniper 4GBx4 DDR3 800MHz Crucial M4 SSD WD 1600AAJS Caviar SE WD 32000AAKS Caviar Blue, 16MB Cache 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair H50 CPU Water Cooling, 2 120mm fans in ... W10 ACER HG270HU Logitech G910 Orion Spark 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Antec High Current Gamer 850W Apevia Mid-tower Logitech G500 Creative A220 2.1 Speaker System; Sennheiser HD... 
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