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Just want to throw it out there. At stock 2.6 Ghz, my i5-750 bottle-necked my HD 6950 cross fire. I was getting only about 70 - 75% average GPU usage. Once overclocked to 3.6 Ghz, I am getting 98 - 99% GPU usage.
So, overclock yours to 3.6 Ghz and you will not need any more. 4.0 Ghz is more to show your epeen really.

EDIT: This is on heaven benchmark 2.5. Actual game GPU usage varies.
Edited by Awaz - 4/4/11 at 2:32pm
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i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
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Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
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GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
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NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
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