So I've saved some money to build a nice upgrade from my current rig:
8 GB DD32
8gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3
GTX 560 ti, GTX 580 or keplar
Was wondering what you guys thought of my video card situation, I mean even if I don't buy a keplar wouldn't the price for the GTX 580 drop enough to make it worth waiting? I am not tight for money but I do not want to waste $200-300 for nothing. Also what do you guys think of the P8P67 pro?
PS: Anyone have experience with EVGA Step up program?
I just went from a E6600, 6GB ram, 280gtx, 975x, intel x25
2600k, 16GB ram, z68, and stayed with the gtx 280 and the ssd
I upgraded because I noticed my CPU was seriously bottle necking my GPU in my favorite game Starcraft 2. Also I noticed when I played games like Devil May Cry 4,
Most if not all my games increased over 25%-50% in frame rate. But if you are looking for the best bang for the buck now, then the 2500k would be a great alternative. I will say that my overclocked 2600k will be on par with the Ivy Bridge ~$300 equivalent for the Ivy Bridge cannot be O/C'd by much.
The GPU on the other hand I say you should probably go for a gtx 460. the performances difference between the 460 to the 560, 560ti, even the 570 are marginal compared to the jump that you will see coming from a 8800gts.