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Yeah I could see that just from the way you have approached your build. You seem very meticulous, as am I. I am meticulous to the point where I purchased a monitor from Best Buy, just in case it had dead pixels. I dreaded the thought of waiting for the monitor to ship, and then seeing it either damaged from shipping or having some sort of defect.
In fact, the first monitor I got from Best Buy had terrible backlight bleed, and I took it back and exchanged it for a better monitor due to that. This is why I prefer B&M stores for certain items tongue.gif.

Right now i'm picking apart my motherboard and trying to rethink it and see if i should decide on something else. I have already went through so many reviews on everything else that i'm pretty happy with everything. Well i was now i'm rethinking my video card aswell thanks to this other guy in here lol.
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I look at it this way, you should always go for the best performing card you can afford at the time, if you have a budget that allows the 7970, go for it. In terms of the HD8000 series release, its speculation at this point, and they have not set a concrete release date yet. You can always buy a cheaper card now and a better one later, or you can buy a better card now and get the best later. Its really up to you. I don't believe anything that I read on graphics cards in terms of release dates and speculative benchmarks and performance results until the card is actually released and tested by a reputable reviewer. They are speculating the HD8000 cards will release in December, but they could very well release Q1 of 2013, or even Q2 2013.

It is way too early to tell.
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I look at it this way, you should always go for the best performing card you can afford at the time, if you have a budget that allows the 7970, go for it. In terms of the HD8000 series release, its speculation at this point, and they have not set a concrete release date yet. You can always buy a cheaper card now and a better one later, or you can buy a better card now and get the best later. Its really up to you. I don't believe anything that I read on graphics cards in terms of release dates and speculative benchmarks and performance results until the card is actually released and tested by a reputable reviewer. They are speculating the HD8000 cards will release in December, but they could very well release Q1 of 2013, or even Q2 2013.
It is way too early to tell.

to be fair i would never buy a ref card with no drivers on the day of release. I would wait a few months for better drivers.

Do you think the 680 or the 7970 is a better buy at this point. I mean i could wait but honnesly knowing me i will most likely not do it later if i dont do it now. Also i should be able to sale either a 7970 or a 680 for a decent price and make up the difference on the new card wouldnt you think?
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to be fair i would never buy a ref card with no drivers on the day of release. I would wait a few months for better drivers.
Do you think the 680 or the 7970 is a better buy at this point. I mean i could wait but honnesly knowing me i will most likely not do it later if i dont do it now. Also i should be able to sale either a 7970 or a 680 for a decent price and make up the difference on the new card wouldnt you think?

I tend to see the HD7970 as the better buy, it is cheaper, and can be overclocked easily to match the GTX680. The GTX680 is a better performer in some games, but I don't believe it is worth the premium. The resale of either card would be decent at the launch of the next gen cards. The GTX680 may retain a bit more value, but then again, it will cost more initially as well.
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I tend to see the HD7970 as the better buy, it is cheaper, and can be overclocked easily to match the GTX680. The GTX680 is a better performer in some games, but I don't believe it is worth the premium. The resale of either card would be decent at the launch of the next gen cards. The GTX680 may retain a bit more value, but then again, it will cost more initially as well.

Well I am buying borderlands so the way i view that 680 is that is costs about 430$ after you take out the price of that game that i am going to buy. The vapor is 470$ and has a game i do not want and would not buy otherwise. The main reason I decided on the 7970 is because of the vram and the future room it would give me in games. That being said the vram wouldn't matter if i upgrade in a year but then again if i don't i will be happy i have it.

Also i hear full texture skyrim takes over 2gb but that other guy said he has a 670 that has insane amounts of mods so i'm not sure whats true here.


Also i see you have a Asrock, would you recommend them?
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Well I am buying borderlands so the way i view that 680 is that is costs about 430$ after you take out the price of that game that i am going to buy. The vapor is 470$ and has a game i do not want and would not buy otherwise. The main reason I decided on the 7970 is because of the vram and the future room it would give me in games. That being said the vram wouldn't matter if i upgrade in a year but then again if i don't i will be happy i have it.
Also i hear full texture skyrim takes over 2gb but that other guy said he has a 670 that has insane amounts of mods so i'm not sure whats true here.
Also i see you have a Asrock, would you recommend them?

I have not played Skyrim, let alone with heavy mods, so I have nothing to offer there. I have however played many many hours of BF3, and I have come close to utilizing all 2gb's of ram on my GPU, so with that said, I find it possible that a heavily modded game could use more than 2gb's of Vram, especially at high resolutions.

This Sapphire 7970 is $387 after MIR and Shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982
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I have not played Skyrim, let alone with heavy mods, so I have nothing to offer there. I have however played many many hours of BF3, and I have come close to utilizing all 2gb's of ram on my GPU, so with that said, I find it possible that a heavily modded game could use more than 2gb's of Vram, especially at high resolutions.
This Sapphire 7970 is $387 after MIR and Shipping. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102982

I was going to go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-202-001&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Page=2#scrollFullInfo

It was highly recommended to be the best 7970 card around. Even better then the 7970 lightning. I figure if i'm going to a top end card i should get all i can out of it.


Edit: I think i also need the 2 DVI ports on the card for the 120hz monitor
Edited by Hyperion. - 9/16/12 at 6:58pm
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From what i understand you can, and if you have a card pushing over 60 fps they are wasted if you dont have one. I looked into that asus monitor pretty hard same with the BenQ and they both seemed not fo rme. The asus being a great monitor if you dont get dead pixels and have to deal with asus customer support. Also that monitor seems to be working properly for alot of people then 3-8months later a line of pixels die and the monitor is worthless.
The benQ on the other had seems pretty good but it has bad ghosting and colors. It has 2ms input lag which is very good
The samsung has 11-13 ms input lag which isnt noticeable, but has no ghosting at all and has very good colors. So they all have their trade offs i personally think the samsung works out better.
As far as those IPS monitors go, they have great color but high input lag which makes them less attractive for gaming from what i understand. IMO its not worth it as if i'm going to pay 300+ i want 120 hz if i dont want to play that i'll go with a cheap 60hz normal color 2ms inputlag monitor for like 180$.

Uhhhh since when is asus CS anything other than amazing? So long as you haven't damaged the product yourself, they are generally very responsive and easy to deal with. Plus Asus has a pixel perfect guarantee on all of their screens while ben Q and the rest of them have a policy where if you have 1 dead pixel, the don't care.......at all.

I personally ONLY choose asus because their CS is freakin outstanding.

So don't be so quick to judge that screen tongue.gif
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Uhhhh since when is asus CS anything other than amazing? So long as you haven't damaged the product yourself, they are generally very responsive and easy to deal with. Plus Asus has a pixel perfect guarantee on all of their screens while ben Q and the rest of them have a policy where if you have 1 dead pixel, the don't care.......at all.
I personally ONLY choose asus because their CS is freakin outstanding.
So don't be so quick to judge that screen tongue.gif

they only have that Pixel perfect on i think a few ips monitors. They do not have that on any of their 120hz monitors, i know i looked. They allow you to have up to 5 dead pixels before they replace it.
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New thread to show my build progress, If you want to see how it comes together all things will be posted there

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