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Hopefully by 7970's will sell after these people got to see the 670's performance. I'll probably snag a two DirectCu II's from Asus. It got a perfect 10/10 from TechPowerUp, which is pretty impressice in my opinion. I'm gonna drop my 7970's to $800 if nobody buys tomorrow. This will be a $300 loss for ~5 months of gaming. Damn Shame.
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Sold the 7970's. Due my new lack of PCIE slots (got a soundcard today) I'm going to go with GTX 690. Hopefully they'll be able to retain some resale value, unlike the $350 I'm losing on the 7970's! I'll keep you guys updated.
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Well guys, it looks as if I will be selling the sign rig for a profit. I will have $3000 for my new build, $1500 of which I'll spend on graphic. Suggestions? I'm thinking tri SLI 670's or 680's but I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $300. The cards will be under water btw. Thanks!

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Well guys, it looks as if I will be selling the sign rig for a profit. I will have $3000 for my new build, $1500 of which I'll spend on graphic. Suggestions? I'm thinking tri SLI 670's or 680's but I'm not sure if it's worth the extra $300. The cards will be under water btw. Thanks!
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Grats ...

If you're getting 3 cards for tri-SLI I'd definitely get 4GB versions ... that's an awful LOT of GPU core power to be limited to only 2GB (effective capacity) of vram, IMHO.

ANd IMHO no way is the 680 worth the extra $300, esp. not in a Tri-SLI configuration. No way will you get any higher max playable settings out of that investment.
    
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Grats ...
If you're getting 3 cards for tri-SLI I'd definitely get 4GB versions ... that's an awful LOT of GPU core power to be limited to only 2GB (effective capacity) of vram, IMHO.
ANd IMHO no way is the 680 worth the extra $300, esp. not in a Tri-SLI configuration. No way will you get any higher max playable settings out of that investment.

Do any companies manufacture block's for the 4gb 670's? I know they're pretty elusive as of right now, or would a standard 670 block work? Knowing some of these companies they'll charge a premium for for 4gb blocks.
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