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Gtx 690 + Xcpu For 2560x1600 Gaming


I am going to buy a 30" 2560x1600 resolution monitor, and i have 2 questions. First of all, is one gtx 690 enough to handle this resolution at gaming load with 50 fps minimum?I am willing to overclock it, but not too much, since i don't like the noise of the fan.

And secondly, what processor should i buy that will not bottleneck the card or 2 of these, since i might go for gtx 690 sli later on. I hesitate between an i7 3770k, an i7 3820 or a 3930k. My budget is good enough but i don't feel like buying the 3930k because of its 2 disabled cores, and i don't want the 3770k because of the restrictive pci lanes, which will force me to run both gtx690's at x8 if i go for sli. On the other hand, i'm afraid the 3820 might bottleneck them.

So what do you guys think?Is the gtx 690 enough for this resolution?And will i end up buying the 3930k to avoid bottlenecks?Or do you recommend something completely different like other cards/cpus? The pc will be used mainly for gaming, but also for programming (vbasic) and photoshop, or maybe even autocad later on.


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