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Sandy bridge or 580

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Heres my problem, im getting the i need somethig new to tinker with itch...

But i only have 550$

So i can get a gtx 580 or a 2500k and a gigabyte ud4 with a rx 240 rasa kit

Question is

What will net me the biggest performance boost, current rig is in my sig
Edited by solar0987 - 1/30/11 at 1:34pm
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580
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post #3 of 57
Personally, I'd get a 580.
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post #4 of 57
580 then get Bulldozer later.
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post #6 of 57
Depends on what your doing with your rig, is this just a gaming rig or do you do other things with it? If it is just for gaming I would say get another 470 over the 580, you will see a huge performance increase.
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post #7 of 57
based on your setup...the 580 but a longshot if you're gaming
post #8 of 57
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How much improvement would i see with each roughly?
Anyone know?
And yes its just for gaming surfing the net watching movies ect.

But the card i have im being nice and giving it to my gf's brother cause his card died.
post #9 of 57
Stick with topic, assuming for gaming, probably go for a powerful GPU, gtx580 in this case. Here is link shown some numbers what you may expect.
post #10 of 57
Get some sand in your shoes.
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