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Now I am trying to debate. I have an offer on my 7970 with water block, and can pick up an EVGA for $525... but then i would need a water block (not right away...but when I can). It would be an even wash minus buying the water block.... thoughts?
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Now I am trying to debate. I have an offer on my 7970 with water block, and can pick up an EVGA for $525... but then i would need a water block (not right away...but when I can). It would be an even wash minus buying the water block.... thoughts?

An EVGA GTX 680, or EVGA HD 7970? I'd keep what you have, either way.
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Now I am trying to debate. I have an offer on my 7970 with water block, and can pick up an EVGA for $525... but then i would need a water block (not right away...but when I can). It would be an even wash minus buying the water block.... thoughts?

An EVGA GTX 680, or EVGA HD 7970? I'd keep what you have, either way.

EVGA 7970?

Derrick how well does the 7970 clock. If really good you may just want to keep it. But if you are just looking for something new to play with then go for it.

FYI water cooling the 680 is almost pointles if you are doing it to get more oc headroom.
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Now I am trying to debate. I have an offer on my 7970 with water block, and can pick up an EVGA for $525... but then i would need a water block (not right away...but when I can). It would be an even wash minus buying the water block.... thoughts?

All depends on how well your 7970 clocks. If you got one that will do 1250+ I'd say stay where you are. Otherwise the 680 might be a better choice on an even trade.
    
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agree with these guys, if your 7970 is a monster clocker, keep it. water does nothing for the potential of current 680's.
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bit disappointing to see all this great hardware no longer limited by heat... also i would just stay with the 7970 unless you are having driver issues or want to burn some money...... If you want nivida upgrade i would just wait for the GTX 690 that should be a beast of a card which would really benefit from WC!
    
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EVGA 7970?
Derrick how well does the 7970 clock. If really good you may just want to keep it. But if you are just looking for something new to play with then go for it.
FYI water cooling the 680 is almost pointles if you are doing it to get more oc headroom.

I'm getting a WB for mine because it sounds like a hair dryer when I OC it
    
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EVGA 7970?
Derrick how well does the 7970 clock. If really good you may just want to keep it. But if you are just looking for something new to play with then go for it.
FYI water cooling the 680 is almost pointles if you are doing it to get more oc headroom.

I'm getting a WB for mine because it sounds like a hair dryer when I OC it

Your 680 does? Mine is pretty quiet unless maxed at 85% of course but I haven't needed to take it that high.
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Your 680 does? Mine is pretty quiet unless maxed at 85% of course but I haven't needed to take it that high.

Yeah my room gets really warm.. Card is always around 70c when I play games.
    
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SLI FFA

CPU: 2700k @ 5.2 Ghz - H20
Memory: 8GB @ 2133 Mhz
GPU: SLI 680's
Voltage: 1175mv (Nvidia nailed the die shrink with efficiency, who needs voltage control?)

Geforce GTX 680
BOOST: 1215
Memory: 1702

3DMark Score: P 17535
Graphics Score: 21127

Check out the FPS yoooo
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