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What Should I Buy? 3 GB GTX 580 or GTX 680 or Wait for Kepler 110?

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So, in a couple of weeks, I'll be receiving my Student Loan check and I plan on finishing my Sig Rig, I only have to get the CPU/MOBO/GPU. I have decided on passing on Ivy Bridge and sticking with the I7K or I5K. My problem is that I don't know what to do about my GPU. I have planned on spending $450 - $550 for the GPU all along, so price isn't the problem.

When I put this rig together, I was planning on a 570, but, with the price drops recently, I have a 3GB 580 on my wishlist. I was wondering if I should try to get the new 680 coming out(hopefully the 4GB, but 2GB is cool too) or stick with the 580?

OR

Should I get the CPU & MOBO, use on-board graphics and wait until the Kepler 110 comes out? I would be getting the cheapest, lowest version of the 110 and I don't want to get a dual GPU card. I'm trying to stick with a single GPU as I won't be going over 1080p resolution and no multi-screen setup in my future. If I do, I'll just double up later. I plan on using my rig for school, CAD / Engineering work, Gaming, Streaming/Home theater HUB. I would also be either getting a MSI or ASUS version of whatever card I buy.

What do you guys think? Oh, and I'm air cooling, no h20.
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wait for the TwinFrozer variant of the Kepler card of your choice.......then get a 2nd one later
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680.
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wait for the 680 to launch next week. then either buy that or the 7970/7950
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That's what I was leaning towards anyways. Thanks guys!
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im in the same case, i was going to get a 580 but after seeing the prices, the difference is 60 bucks and of course, 680 is more expensive.
     
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