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May 2, 2012 5:26:36 PM

Hello

I want to upgrade my video card GTX 285 OC with the new GTX 680.
My question is do I just upgrade and stay at PCI Express 2.0 or upgrade to a new CPU & MB that supports PCI Express 3.0
or wait till later. If now what CPU & MB?

My current system is

CPU i7 OC to 3.8GHz
RAM 12GB OC 1333 to 1533
Video BFG GTX 285 OC
SSD Crucial drive 240 GB
Dell 30" Monitor

Thanks for any info.
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May 2, 2012 5:40:55 PM

Your good, GTX 680 time, GTX 680 time, GTX 680 GTX 680.... Sorry trying to do the Peanut butta jelly lol.

an i7 at 3.8 will handle GTX 680
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May 2, 2012 5:42:08 PM

I'd say not worth upgrading CPU yet.
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May 2, 2012 5:56:14 PM

I see no reason to upgrade for a new video card, you could run 2-GTX680 with that cpu at 3.8ghz.
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May 2, 2012 7:53:12 PM

geekapproved said:
I see no reason to upgrade for a new video card, you could run 2-GTX680 with that cpu at 3.8ghz.


Do you mean 2-GTX-285?
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May 2, 2012 8:37:18 PM

No, I'm sure he means two 680s.
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May 12, 2012 1:16:41 PM

Best answer selected by bigbubba2.
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