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New system, should I use the old gpu or get a new one?

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February 28, 2013 2:41:06 AM

I just built a new system as the title shows and it has the following specs:

Fractal core 1000 case
AMD fx 8350 (got one for cheap)
8 gig ram dims X 2 @ 1866 ghz each
Main drive: WD Caviar black 1tb
2nd drive: 2 tb seagate
2 120 mm fans
1 92 mm fan
evga 550 ti 2 gig

Anyways as you can see from the title, I really want to know if I should wait to buy a new card until the new hardware to see the difference in performance (being that the new consoles are coming out) or should I just get a new card now? I mainly play far cry 3 and got around 30 frames per second at high on my old rig with a 2.4 ghz phenom quad core with 8 gigs of ddr2 ram. I know I will see a boost from the new components but I realize that the 550ti is a older gen card. I have read that it was overpriced and underpowered at its time and I do not want to end in the position where I theoretically have this outdated processor with a gtx 860ti years down the road. I am looking to sell the card, and possible go amd if I get a new card. If I do this which one is comparable to a 660 ti?

Thank you

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February 28, 2013 3:48:51 AM

I got the 8350 (from a friend) for 150 dollars where as a i5 3570k cost 70 more. I built the system so there is no going back plus I do music production and a audio engineer told me the 8350 benchmarks higher with my application.

Plus I have to save all I can because I want one a UAD quad 2 card which is this:

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UAD2Quad
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