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Maybe I'll hold off for BLack Friday. A gtx 670 would be so much quieter.
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Snag it up! If you want to lessen the damage, sell off the Never Settle bundle of Ebay.
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Great price for a 7970.
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Maybe I'll hold off for BLack Friday. A gtx 670 would be so much quieter.

It'd also be so much slower. You're better off getting a 7950 with 7970 PCB and a decent non-ref cooler... considerably faster when overclocked and a lot cheaper. Or shelling out the extra cash over the 670 for a decent non-ref 7970 (most of the cheap ones besides the Sapphire OC are crap though)
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I've read around that the 7970 can overclock past a gtx 680, but one person mentioned that the noise and heat weren't worth it.
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I've read around that the 7970 can overclock past a gtx 680, but one person mentioned that the noise and heat weren't worth it.

For 300, thats not a bad deal.
NCIX is also doing the recruit a friend & get 20$ of. So for 280$ thats an even better deal. (not sure if it works for .ca NCIX tho)
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Looks like a nice price!! havent seen a 7970 that low before! lmaosmiley.gif
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I've read around that the 7970 can overclock past a gtx 680, but one person mentioned that the noise and heat weren't worth it.

The reference cooler is loud.

Heat output is not a problem. The 7970 actually runs cooler than the 680 at stock because its fan runs at higher speeds and therefore is louder by default.

Also it's not like the 7970 isn't barely outside of the margin of error against the 680 despite being clocked like 200-300MHz lower on average (you never really know with many reviewers not pointing out what speeds their Kepler cards boost to) and having similar overclocking potential according to HWBot. Clock for clock the 7970 is 20% faster than the 680 and as I said if you go look on HWBot they overclock to the same speeds.
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BUT Black Friday!!!!!!!!!
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BUT Black Friday!!!!!!!!!

Don't expect anything too crazy next weekend as far as video cards go. Here's a SlickDeals thread from last year:

http://slickdeals.net/f/3604734-The-Best-Video-Card-Graphic-Card-Deals-this-Black-Friday-Cyber-Monday

I've never seen a 7970 anywhere close to that price, so I doubt you need to worry.
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