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I am getting bored with my sig rig!

Is it worth switching out my 480 gtx for a 680 gtx?
I can't stand the micro stutter of SLI, so getting another 480 gtx won't work.

What else can I change?

Should I build a completely new rig?
Is there a big jump up from my sig rig?

From what I read I probably won't see that much of a change going to SB or IB.

I don't to spend the money if I don't see a big change.
When I went from core 2 duo and 8800gtx to an i7 980 and 480 gtx I saw a big jump. thumb.gif

Thanks for playing biggrin.gif
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I am getting bored with my sig rig!
Is it worth switching out my 480 gtx for a 680 gtx?
I can't stand the micro stutter of SLI, so getting another 480 gtx won't work.
What else can I change?
Should I build a completely new rig?
Is there a big jump up from my sig rig?
From what I read I probably won't see that much of a change going to SB or IB.
I don't to spend the money if I don't see a big change.
When I went from core 2 duo and 8800gtx to an i7 980 and 480 gtx I saw a big jump. thumb.gif
Thanks for playing biggrin.gif

You should always upgrade...and since i'm the first to give you good advice, don't forget to send me your 480 for the cost of shipping!! cheers.gif

Okay okay, on a more serious level...depending on what your resolution is, and what games you play, you'll see anywhere from a marginal to substantial gain in FPS if you grab a 670/680. Where you'll notice a big difference will be power efficiency, of course, as it takes a freaking nuclear reactor to power 480s...lachen.gif

But I can't see you gaining much from a CPU switch, the 1366 platform is still baller in just about every regard, and even though synthetic benchmarks show SB and IB being slightly better, I can't imagine there could be a noticeable real world difference.

Granted, this coming from a guy whose system is worth about the same as a GTX 690 frown.gif But my advice is, grab a 680 and wait on the CPU upgrade
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You won't see a big difference upgrading the CPU and MOBO, so just upgrade the GPU.
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Thanks guys>
I knew I was on the right tract.

So I will go for the 680 Gtx and put off a new build for a while.

Now if I can find a friend who need a new PC. I have an itch to build something.


Wait I have edible legos I can build with them and eat what I build.


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