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3xGTX260(216) w/ E6750 @ 3.6...any bottleneck?

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I heard a GTX260(216) would perform almost the same as a GTX280 when overclocked so I decided to go toward the route of 3xGTX260(216) instead of 2xGTX280. Now I'm wondering if my CPU could keep up with those three new GPUs. Btw I think my PSU might be borderline at load but I don't know, I just feel it can still handle
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I'd get a quad.
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I wouldn't bother with the third card, maybe just get the two and a new CPU?
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Hmmm...sounds good I'll think about it. 2xGTX260(216) + a new CPU does sound promising. I just feel applications don't use the full advantage of Quads yet.
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Q9550 @ 4.0GHz and a 1000watt for sure
    
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I can sense a large bottleneck. I mean, not many CPU's can handle Tri-SLi GTX260's, and that dual core wouldn't cut the cake when it comes to that sort of graphical power.

If I was you, I'd get a quad also. Something like a Q9550 would support them well, or if you're on a minor budget, get a Q6600 before they're all gone.
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Alright it seems I'm moving towards a q9550 and 2xgtx260(216). I was planning on getting a VelociRaptor instead of the third GPU but I decided I wait out until the rumored 20,000rpm HD western digital is developing.

EDIT: Well I managed to get my e6750 to 3.7ghz. Still doing more testing for stability but with that overclock I think it shouldn't bottleneck 2xgtx260(216). So I decided to just save myself the money and not buy the q9550. I also think my PSU should be sufficient enough to handle. Any other opinions are welcome.
Edited by pvp309rcp - 12/18/08 at 9:27am
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