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Quick 6950 / C2D E8400 Question

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I'm currently running a 9800 GTX+ and a GTS 250 in SLI. I've been having some problems with SLI including micro-stuttering, and also I'm fed up with the heat/power draw from 2 cards, even with the aftermarket coolers.

I was thinking about selling the cards and upgrading to a 6950 (and flashing it to 6970), but I'm wondering if a C2D E8400 @ 4ghz will be able to keep up with it. Will my CPU be a highly limiting factor? [Currently gaming at 1080P.]

Thanks in advance.
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8400 - 4.38 Ghz EVGA 750i SLI FTW XFX 6950 2GB @ 940/1400 G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
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Thermaltake Kandalf LCS 
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C2D E8400 - 4.38 Ghz EVGA 750i SLI FTW XFX 6950 2GB @ 940/1400 G.SKILL 4GB DDR2 @ 800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Velociraptor 150GB, WD Green 1TB + WD Green 2TB Windows 7 64-bit HP 2509b @ 1920x1080 Corsair HX 850 Watt 
Case
Thermaltake Kandalf LCS 
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your cpu is 4ghz so it would keep up in single core games its when you get into multi core games you will have a problem.

I suggest either getting a SB build or waiting for ivy or bulldozer
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i5 3570k Gigabyte Z77x-UD5H Gigabyte hd 7850 Corsair Vengence 1600 
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Samsung evo 850 rando Corsair H50 Windows 10 x64 
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i5 3570k Gigabyte Z77x-UD5H Gigabyte hd 7850 Corsair Vengence 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung evo 850 rando Corsair H50 Windows 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC TTe Sports Challenger Pro Corsair AX850 Corsair Carbide 200r 
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Death Adder Steel Series Heroes of the Storm samsung makes a good soundbar 
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