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Ivy Bridge or GTX 680 first?

post #1 of 12
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Simple question.

What should I buy first? Should I upgrade my motherboard AND buy an Ivy Bridge CPU when it comes out....OR.....Should I upgrade my GPU by buying the GTX 680 when it releases in a couple days.
(Note: I am going to use the EVGA Step-Up Program. I currently have 59 days left.)
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post #2 of 12
Depends on what you do more. Game or Run a crap ton of stuff while gaming. If I were you I'd get the 680 first then get Ivy. 2500k will hold it's own for a while now. (though so will the 570 ^^)
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post #3 of 12
You already have plenty of CPU for gaming. Grab the 680. You'll have more fun with that I'm sure than another CPU
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post #4 of 12
You have a i5 2500k and a GTX 570.

You would get a much larger boost from the GTX 680. Ivy Bridge is not shaping up so well right now, it looks like a side grade to Sandy. If I was on sandy, I wouldn't even touch it.
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post #5 of 12
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Such a hard decision! Lmao.

Edit: I guess I will get the GTX 680 since it'll be less money for an upgrade. 200 dollars compared to 550 dollars.

Also. I don't want to wait in the step-up queue..thumbsdownsmileyanim.gif
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post #6 of 12
I would go for the 680 gtx, Even first gen i series processors fair well today for all but the most intensive of tasks.
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post #7 of 12
Why can't u just wait for reviews with IB and without it if is worth pci-e 3.0 isn't IB lunched same as gtx 680 on 23 of march
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post #8 of 12
I'm in the same situation..

but since the 680 arrives first, its sorta obvious that ill just buy that.

then get ivy when its out..

of course, i do have an older pc than you biggrin.gif
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post #9 of 12
Ivy is not worthy upgrade from Sandy 2500K. It's best to wait until Haswell or Skylake before even thinking about buying new cpu. Unless you absolutely need to have latest and greatest tongue.gif.
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post #10 of 12
You have the 2500K, I see no reason to rush for IB.
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