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Ok so right now i'm considering two upgrades:
1) Processor / Motherboard
2) Graphics Card

Right now I have a Radeon HD 4890 and a i5-760 OC'd to 3.8.
If I upgrade i'm considering a Sandy Bridge 2600K and a GIGABYTE P67A-UD4-B3. On the Graphics card I'm thinking a MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi). All from newegg.com.

Question is this. What should I do. I don't really want to buy a sandy bridge processor and then want an ivy bridge processor. But I feel that a graphics card is well needed upgrade. Also in my consideration of the processor is the fact that I have a water cooling kit, XSPC, that came with a back plate for a 1156 processor, but i've heard that it will fit the 1155 chipsets.

So I need a processor that will be supported by watercooling pretty quick. but I also want a new video card that I can hook to / will support a apple monitor. i found a box that will convert that for me. so i could get a nvidia gpu, but ati/amd supports apple by default. which one would be better?

Sorry for all the questions buy i'm confused and would like some advice on nvidia/ amd graphics, and when ivy bridge should be released and if it's worth the wait.
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Upgrade GPU. wait for Ivy Bridge.
The 760 @ ~4.0Ghz won't be much of an issue unless you like maxing things out ... a lot
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thats the route i've been considering. any idea on the back plate type? do you think it will be something completely new or would it be like the 11556/1155 where it is still usable.
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um also should I get a nvidia gpu and get a converter box for the apple display, or should I get an ati/amd gpu that supports it natively? How much performance would i lose going with ati over nvidia, and are there any advantages for either?
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