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    Default 500 on upgrade

    My dad is giving me 500 to spend after my GCSE exams, and given the fact that my 560ti has coil whine that is getting worse...I figure I need a new GPU.

    Here is my dilema. My mobo is PCI 2 not PCI 3.

    Would it be wise to get a 680? Better options?

    Im buying in 3-4 months, so hopefully the price of such things will go down and I can squeeze in a 128gb M4 as well?

    So would a 680 be worth it? Alternatives?
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    PCI-E 3.0 only works with Ivy processors iirc.
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    Hopefully someone can confirm this but I don't believe that a 7970 would be bottlenecked through gaming by PCI-E 2.0 and the price drop today makes them better value than the 680's.

    Although if you are buying in a few months then the situation is going to be entirely different by then. The rest of the 6xx series will be out by then probably.

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    3-4 months is a long time for tech.

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    Best thing to do, is come back in 4months and ask the same question!

    By then we will have Ivy and hopefully the 670/660 etc.

    That way you could also get a better understanding, not to mention prices will be lower!
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