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You won't really have a bottleneck with that CPU in any single GPU configuration. If you want a gtx580 than go for it. That being said, when I think of a pairing with that CPU, I think of something like a gtx560 or an amd 6870.
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I'm (currently) running an ASUS ENGTX voltage tweak 470 in my machine with a Pentium D 840... my FPS never drops below 50 on any game i have tried... i use to run tri SLI ENGTX 470s (i went down to 1 because of power consumption) on the same Pentium D 840 and my FPS on high on crisis was 48 average... so the bottle necking isn't quite a problem, you will just hit a wall that your FPS won't pass without a CPU upgrade. that said, i would wait until you upgrade your CPU to upgrade your GPU because you never know what will happen before the end of the year, and its not like you can't game right now
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Also true...there is just so much going on right now...especially with the 6990 and 590 coming soon...very tempting to upgrade, but i really want to stick to my guns and wait till year end to to a major overhaul...or i can wait till a 560 gets to the $200 mark
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