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Waiting for Kepler is getting old - anyone have a cheap Fermi or 200?

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Hey. I'm a gamer and PC enthusiast, I play on a 24" 1920x1200 LCD.

My system has 6GiB of RAM, a Q6600 (quad-core), and a 9600 GT 512MiB. That last is starting to annoy me. I was going to wait for Kepler, but NVIDIA is so quiet about real details, and the release date seems to keep slipping.

I'm definitely going with NVIDIA due to their quality Linux drivers as I dual-boot, but while I know buying a GTX 560 Ti at this late point would be a mistake (that's my price, ~$200), I'm really getting frustrated with low FPS @ 1920x1200.

I don't know if I can take it too much longer, so I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for a Fermi or even 200-series that would be a good temporary upgrade I can sell around when Kepler hits and hopefully not be out a lot of cash. Used is totally fine, better than fine. Hell, if you personally have one, that's great too, make an offer.

In summary, have 9600 GT, want more FPS @ 1920x1200 and tired of waiting for Kepler, will spend ~$200 when Kepler comes, any good tide-overs?

I'll be upgrading the CPU/motherboard/RAM when Intel's Maxwell comes around, the difference between the Q6600 and the i5-2500 or so isn't super big.
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post #2 of 37
Buy a GTX 480

you can get it for cheap,, then just upgrade to kepler when its coming.
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post #3 of 37
when is keplar coming? lol
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Every time I hear 'Kepler' I think 'Leper'. I really hope this doesn't play out like Bulldozer getting Bulldozed.
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when is keplar coming? lol
Next year.
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post #6 of 37
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I said my price range is around $200 for Kepler.
GTX 480 is far more than that, and I'd lose a ton of money reselling it.

Kepler... who knows. First they said late this year, now Q1-Q2 2012.
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post #7 of 37
I think a GTX 460 is under $200 if I'm not mistaken.

Edit: I'm assuming keplar to be the new GTX 600 series?
post #8 of 37
tis why i dropped a load on my tri sli set up.
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post #9 of 37
if u want price and performance you cant go wrong with the 6870 or 560ti
6870 can be bought around 160 and 560 tis around 220
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i got bored of waiting
    
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