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    Advice on a new gaming PC.

    I've not dealt with PCs in some years now, the one I'm currently using was a "Oh that looks decent" *clicks add to basket* purchase. I've recently started gaming again and have come to realise I know next to nothing about PCs again.

    I've got around £1200 to spend on a new system that I'd like to be future-proof meaning PCIe 3.0 and the possibility of adding a second graphics card.

    What are your opinions on the build below?

    Intel Core i5 2500K (Overclocked to 4.7Ghz from Scans Overclocked Edge bundle)
    Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro BK016 Performance CPU Cooler
    Asus P8Z68-V, Gen3, Intel Z68 Chipset
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    1TB Western Digital WD10EARX Caviar Green, SATA 6Gb/s, IntelliPower, 64MB Cache, 8ms, Quiet

    Case: Sharkoon T28

    My main problem here is the graphics card. I prefer Intel/nVidia over AMD so I'd like a GTX580 but is it worth me waiting for the 680 or equivalent to the 580?

    As for an SSD I'm already running a 120GB so I'm fine on that part.

    Thanks for any help/advice in advanced.

    Swifty.

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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    Wait 5 months - Ivy Bridge will have been released and AMD and Nvidia will have finished releasing their new GPU ranges.


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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    5 months is a long time to wait and that's not even to an official release of the Ivybridge processors, If I go with that above board I get PCI 3.0 & am able to change to an Ivybridge processor in the future, doesn't seem worth the wait to me.

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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sw1ftY View Post
    5 months is a long time to wait and that's not even to an official release of the Ivybridge processors, If I go with that above board I get PCI 3.0 & am able to change to an Ivybridge processor in the future, doesn't seem worth the wait to me.
    OTH,you will need to wait a few months for Kepler to be released anyway. Ivy Bridge is meant to be out in April and Kepler is meant to be out around April or May too. OK,so that is around 3 months but another month or two on top seems prudent just in case there is a delay.


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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    I may as well just stick with a 580 then or I'm going to be forever waiting.

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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sw1ftY View Post
    I may as well just stick with a 580 then or I'm going to be forever waiting.
    I felt that way aswell about waiting, we also don't know what the price drops will be. They may not be enough to get excited about.

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    Re: Advice on a new gaming PC.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrblueuk View Post
    I felt that way aswell about waiting, we also don't know what the price drops will be. They may not be enough to get excited about.
    Also a good point, anything we buy will depreciate in value and a GTX580 can run anything so a GTX680 will just be overkill.

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