Thanks for the reply. I did some research on the 7970 and found out that the 680 was better than it by a slight margin. But then I came across something interesting....AMD released this driver called
AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta and it increases the performance well beyond the 680. (can someone confirm this?)
So I think im going to replace the EVGA 680 with a XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB. If I buy from newegg I get 3 free games!!