I'm considering upgrading from the evga 460 1GB to the 680 but I'm also wondering if I should wait for non-reference designs first? I am not really a fan of the blower coolers since... well when the 460 ramps up it's noticeable. I'm usually cruising at 60C for most gaming applications with the blower after tweaking the fan curve (it would get to like 70C before the thing reacted, which is really loud for those wondering).
I'm also wondering if I should hang fire for a model with more ram since 2GB is rather low? I am not the "most informed" in this area so I guess you tell me ^^
So the basics of my system.. bear in mind I haven't entered the realm of OC'ing yet:
Asus P8Z68-V LX
i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz
GTX 460 1GB
650W Corsair Gold PSU (AX650)
I am wondering if i need a new power supply, I'm under the impression that i don't thanks to the 680's power efficiency though? How much more would it consume compared to the 460? I understand that the performance difference would be very noticeable though, right?
I've seen these things going for around £400, is that a good "ballpark figure" to aim for or what's the range of price? I'm really wondering about waiting for non-reference designs though and whether it would be worth it to do so.
Cheers in advance,