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post #11 of 22
I play(ed) the same games you do, 680 would definitely be an overkill for them. I have a GTX 580 and D3 only uses 70% of the power with all the eye candy turned up at 1080p.
I'd definitely go with a 570 or similar.
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Careful you can never have enough video card power - more is always better on that sandy bridge

post #13 of 22
Since your overclacked to 4.5ghz your cpu would be a nice combination with a gtx 680, and the difference over your current graphics card and a gtx 680 is immense.
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Yeah I furmark test on this 9800 it was rather comical. I'm thinking I may want to future proof with a 680(yes don't throw rotten tomatos at me I'm somewhat of a nvidia fanboy). I bought a Mother board thats gen 3 so It'll support ivy bridge cpu's, and thanks everyone for all the feedback.
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post #15 of 22
I'd go for the GTX680 for sure, going for dual solutions at first is never a good idea.

A GTX680 will be more future proof than 2x HD7850's. wink.gif
    
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Yeah I furmark test on this 9800 it was rather comical. I'm thinking I may want to future proof with a 680(yes don't throw rotten tomatos at me I'm somewhat of a nvidia fanboy). I bought a Mother board thats gen 3 so It'll support ivy bridge cpu's, and thanks everyone for all the feedback.

Difference Between PCIe2.0 and 3.0 is minimal 1 or 2% less performance and I think that chaging 2500k to 3570k doesnt worth it(you need ivy bridge cpu for pcie3.0) and the gain in performance w/ OC wont be huge, stay w/ ur cpu and wait haswell if you really want to upgrade and any 7850Cfx or 680GTX are good choice select the one you like the most
post #17 of 22
Its all about your resolution that you play at. You state you use a 32" TV, is that at 720p or 1080p? It if is at 1080p, then the 680 is way overkill for that resolution. Save some money, get a lower card and wait till you get a high end monitor that can actually use the card.
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actually i just checked it's 720p whoops. looks like its going to get religated to being just a tv soon.
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post #19 of 22
A 680 is only truly worth it if you plan on either buying a 3D monitor and playing games in 3D, using Nvidia surround or doing surround 3D.
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Well, if your monitor is only 1280x720 then you can get away with gaming on pretty much any GPU. However, if you are going to buy a 1080p screen, I would suggest either a 7950, 7870 or GTX 580/670.

If you plan to go with a larger (1440p) screen or even more than one monitor, I would go with a 7970 or a GTX680. In your position I would get the 7870 (as I did). It performs slightly better than the GTX580 at a lower price with less power usage and the possibility to run 3 monitors off one card. The GTX680 can do this also, though.#

So:
720p: 9800GT
1080p: 7870/580
+1440p/Surround: 7970/680/Xfire/SLI
 
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