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    7970 or 680?....

    Well,

    I am about to build a new rig: Z77, 2500k, SSD, and now, my dilemma is the Graphic card.

    I won't go extreme cooli,g (LN2...), but I will ost ikely put the card under water.

    What's the best choice (money is not a problem)?
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    how many monitors are you running?
    and at what res?
    680ti right now is a better card. but i think 7970 is better at higher res/more monitors
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    Running only one 1080p monitor.
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    Whichever you get for cheaper imo
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    i cant really tell you what to do because every time i will go with AMD because i mine bitcoins
    but i like cheap also

    so i would get a 7970
    but if you want to spend more 680ti is a good option too
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    What makes me hesitate is that there is no voltage control yet on the 680.
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    I have a nice 7970 on sale....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jiccman1965 View Post
    I have a nice 7970 on sale....
    and is a great guy, no worries with his goods or track record.
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    Thing is that I live in Europe, and that I must wait a couple of weeks before having the cash.
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    The 680 is about 10% up on the 7970 on one screen, once you go surround the 680 starts to falter and eventually craps its self.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=164236

    And even on a single display the 7970 has lots of overclocking head room, the 680 will also overclock but as far as i know there is not as much more in it.

    I don't know about what ever part of the EU you live in,- but in the UK the 7970 is also a lot cheaper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frakk View Post
    The 680 is about 10% up on the 7970 on one screen, once you go surround the 680 starts to falter and eventually craps its self.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=164236

    and even on a single display the 7970 has lots of overclocking head room, the 680 will also overclock but as far as i know there is not as much more in it.

    I don't know about what ever part of the EU you live in but in the UK the 7970 is also a lot cheaper.
    Thanks Frakk.

    I live in the most beautiful part of the EU: Corsica! Homeland of Pasquale Paoli and Napoleon.
    http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Beaches.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by manu2b View Post
    Thanks Frakk.

    I live in the most beautiful part of the EU: Corsica! Homeland of Pasquale Paoli and Napoleon.
    http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Beaches.htm
    and
    http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Lakes.htm
    and
    http://www.holidaysincorsica.co.uk/Photos/Villages.htm
    oh... that IS stunning!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus67 View Post
    Whichever you get for cheaper imo
    +1 whichever is cheaper at this point. At the same price, I would still take the 680 due to power and noise.

    EDIT: Buy from Jiccman.

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    ^Empty wallet for a couple of weeks...
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    I went the 7900 series on my recent build caust I couldnt find a 680 in stock for under $600 bucks, and with my 7950 I have overclocked it to 7970 speeds and I could still go if I wanted too but this thing eats up everything I throw at it @1920x1200.
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    670. Price cut on the 7970s is coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by manu2b View Post
    Well,

    I am about to build a new rig: Z77, 2500k, SSD, and now, my dilemma is the Graphic card.

    I won't go extreme cooli,g (LN2...), but I will ost ikely put the card under water.

    What's the best choice (money is not a problem)?
    Either card will make you happy. Look for brand you want, warranty and type of cooling u want.
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    If money is not a problem, definitely GTX 690 .

    Otherwise, 670 is very good value.

    (I'm obviously biased as an NVIDIA employee)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    If money is not a problem, definitely GTX 690 .

    Otherwise, 670 is very good value.

    (I'm obviously biased as an NVIDIA employee)
    690 for a single monitor setup is kind of waste...
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