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4,5 Ghz is easy to archieve and would be enough. The good thing about the i7-3820 is you can propably upgrade to IB-E next year with the same board.
What do you want now exactly? 780s or 7970s ?

probably 780's & a 1440P monitor.

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No it won't be enough at stock. You'll want the most overclock you can get out of it like 4.5ghz plus.
Ok, and thats easily attainable on air or would i need a custom waterloop?, also would the 3770k be better for it, seeing as earlier in the thread it had the highest scaling/fps etc.?
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3820 should do 4.5 easy on air. 5+ probably on water. Its a good chip. I'd avoid the 3770k due to the plx chip personally.
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what is plx chip?
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what is plx chip?

It's a chip put into z77 boards (the higher end ones), to allow more PCIe lanes. The problem is that it adds latency. Native 40 lanes of PCIe on x79 would be much better for more than 2 cards.
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what is plx chip?

Manages data between the CPU and GPUs (well, pci-e slots, but in this case GPUs) and does so through multiplexing which essentially gives an effective larger number of lanes but with the addition of some latency.

So instead of going from CPU straight to the GPU and vise versa, it goes to the CPU to the PLX chip to the GPUs, more or less.
 
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