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Gtx 580 sli

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Hello people just wondering if could give me some advice I have gtx 580 in sli and I would like to know what should I set my cpu at to run these cards my spec's are
Sandy bridge I7 2600k oc 4.2
16gb hyperx ddr3 1600MHZ ram
Gtx 580sli
1000watt psu
Asus sabertooth p67 mobo

Thx
Jay
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For what game? Everything except Planetside 2 and Battlefield 4 should be fine with 4.2
I would OC to 4.5 or 4.6 if you can with low enough voltage.
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2600k @4.2Ghz is fine for GTX 580 sli, but you could get a little more out of your cards with a higher overclock on your cpu.

4.2GHz is a modest overclock and it's quite possible to get 4.5GHz without issue.
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4.2Ghz is ok but i would try and push for more CPU speed if you have good enough cooling.
Some games will benefit from a higher CPU speed.

Somebody mentioned PlanetSide 2 and if that is a game you play then it would help to have a bit more CPU speed, once you get to the Crown and it all kicks off FPS take a dive, i have my i7 930 at 4.4Ghz and it still is not enough at times in PS2.
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