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7970 or 680? 7970 is $160/$170 cheaper

post #1 of 7
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Hey guys.

So here in Australia the prices are screwed. References 680's are $700, and a reference Sapphire 7970 is $540.

I'm watercooling my parts, so really it's either a:

Sapphire 7970 with EK full cover block = $668.

Any reference 680 = $700.

So it's 7970 w/ block and $32 - half my radiator payed as well.
Or a 680.

Does the extra cost really justify a 680 over a 7970?
post #2 of 7
Nope. Save the money and go for 7970.
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Two questions: 1. Which part of oz you in 2. Are you ordering online or in store? If online where?
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At that price difference, the 7970 can be clocked to 1.2GHz, and possibly higher on water, and be insanely fast.

$160+ premium is NOT worth it for a 8-9% max performance different at stock speeds.
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Two questions: 1. Which part of oz you in 2. Are you ordering online or in store? If online where?

1: Brisbane
2: PCcasegear.com.

Cheapest anywhere + really good rep
post #6 of 7
I'd say the 7970 with water, people easily get 1200+ on air.
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http://www.mwave.com.au/sku-42060821-Sapphire_AMD_Radeon_HD_7970_3GB_384_bit_DDR5_RAM_925_5500MHz_Clocks_PCI_Express_ - My mates shop there, apparently fast delivery and great service though I've never done business with them.

http://www.ddcomputer.com.au/prod-HIS-7970-3GBD5-proddes_Hightech_ATI_HD_7970_PCI-E_3.0_3GB_384-bit_GDDR5_925-5500MHz_Dual-Link_DVI_HDMI_Mini_DP_Fan.html in my opinion the BEST computer store in Sydney. I rate it better than pccasegear

Wherever you choose to buy from the 7970 is honestly the better deal. I would tell you to wait for an inevitable price drop on them but waiting sucks and by the time our prices down under drop....

EDIT: I think this will be of use to you for anytime you're looking for cheap pc parts in Aus http://staticice.com.au/cgi-bin/search.cgi?q=ATI+7970&spos=3 static ice has the prices of all aussie pc part retailers online
Edited by jman246 - 5/4/12 at 10:13pm
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