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The gigabyte should not have that problem. And about the 680, I thought you wanted to go the ati( it's AMD now days tongue.gif they bought them out) way?

Was going to for the more reasonable price tag. But this loud pipe whine has me a bit iffy now. I want to cross fire them later and i cant have alot of noise coming from my computer.
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Was going to for the more reasonable price tag. But this loud pipe whine has me a bit iffy now. I want to cross fire them later and i cant have alot of noise coming from my computer.
Generally sli is smoother then cfx, while cfx gets you more frames, but that does not necessarily matter if its not very smooth. A guy who owned both 680's and 7970's said that the 680's overall provided a smoother experience, as well as I have heard this from other people. What res are you at? If you are on, or are planning on going multiple monitors, get the 7970 hands down. However if you are on a single monitor at any resolution I would get a 680(And if money is not a problem the lighting.)
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Generally sli is smoother then cfx, while cfx gets you more frames, but that does not necessarily matter if its not very smooth. A guy who owned both 680's and 7970's said that the 680's overall provided a smoother experience, as well as I have heard this from other people. What res are you at? If you are on, or are planning on going multiple monitors, get the 7970 hands down. However if you are on a single monitor at any resolution I would get a 680(And if money is not a problem the lighting.)

I'm going to be on a single screen. If i sli/cf it would only be later when my 1 card is getting a bit dated.
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Well neither will for a very long time biggrin.gif . But since your on a single screen, a quality 680 would be the better choice.
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Well neither will for a very long time biggrin.gif . But since your on a single screen, a quality 680 would be the better choice.

well ty sir, I know my lack of knowledge can be a bit annoying lol. I guess i'll just fork out the extra cash for the 680.
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post #26 of 64
Sapphire is like Asus, Great quality build but if something goes wrong good luck with customer support thumb.gif Nvidia = go for Evga and AMD = go for MSI.
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well ty sir, I know my lack of knowledge can be a bit annoying lol. I guess i'll just fork out the extra cash for the 680.
No problem and not at all, I can understand being away for the scene for awhile everything can be a bit over whelming.
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Sapphire is like Asus, Great quality build but if something goes wrong good luck with customer support thumb.gif Nvidia = go for Evga and AMD = go for MSI.

Yeah thats one of the reason i was even thinking about paying the extra money was to just have evga support. ... Wait a min are you saying the sabertooth mobo i'm about to buy from Asus is a bad idea!! lol

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No problem and not at all, I can understand being away for the scene for awhile everything can be a bit over whelming.

Yeah but i'm catching back up thanks to helpful people in this community!
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post #29 of 64
That board is great, let's just hope you don't have any problems with it.
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Said it before and I'll say it again.
I vote MSI or Sapphire.

I own both and have not had a problem out of either. thumb.gif
And if Gigabyte cards are ANYTHING like their motherboards... GO WITH GIGABYTE!
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