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Struggling with which card to get. Gaming at 1920x1080 and will be playing most of the current games such as BF3, Crysis 3 etc..... anyhow I can get a asus 680 directcu II OC for 420 (used), evga 680 SC Signature (new) or go for something else such as a 7950/70. NEED HELP PLEASE LOL!
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7970 > 7950 > 670 in that order. The 680 really isn't worth it, the 670 performs about 5% slower but is much cheaper. The used 680 may be an option but you can get a 7970 for the same price which generally performs better.
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Struggling with which card to get. Gaming at 1920x1080 and will be playing most of the current games such as BF3, Crysis 3 etc..... anyhow I can get a asus 680 directcu II OC for 420 (used), evga 680 SC Signature (new) or go for something else such as a 7950/70. NEED HELP PLEASE LOL!

GTX 670 4GB will be PLENTY.
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for the best value for your money get a HD 7950 boost and overclock it. with a bit of voltage tweaking 1150 - 1200 mhz is achievable. fill in your config details. . which country are you from ?

http://www.overclock.net/t/1258253/how-to-put-your-rig-in-your-sig
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ah sorry just joined today haven't filled that out yet but I'm in American and in that case which manufacturer would you personally recommend? Thanks in advance for the advice!
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ah sorry just joined today haven't filled that out yet but I'm in American and in that case which manufacturer would you personally recommend? Thanks in advance for the advice!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1713&psn=&lid=1&leg=0

if your case can fit a 29cm long card go for the sapphire HD 7950 boost. reference AMD PCB design. good cooler. unlocked voltage.

if you want shorter cards go for these 2 models

MSI HD 7950 twin frozr. good cooler. unlocked voltage. 26.2 cm long.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70088&vpn=R7950%20Twin%20Frozr%203GD5%2FOC&manufacture=MSI%2FMicroStar&promoid=1393
http://us.msi.com/product/vga/R7950-TwinFrozr3GD5-OC.html#?div=Specification

here is a newer sku of the sapphire hd 7950 boost. custom PCB. 27 cm long.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026
http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?cid=1&gid=3&sgid=1157&pid=1841&psn=&lid=1&leg=0
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ah sorry just joined today haven't filled that out yet but I'm in American and in that case which manufacturer would you personally recommend? Thanks in advance for the advice!


Sapphire is one of the good ones.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008

You minus well buy this for 409, its a great card and I've had alot of luck with Overclocking it.
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If you are buying AMD go for a 7970 3GB.

If you are buying NVIDIA go for a GTX 670 4GB

In terms of brand, it depends on if you are air-cooling or water-cooling.

Air-Cooling
AMD
Sapphire= TOXIC OR VAPOR X Card
MSI= TWIN FROZR
Asus= Direct CU
XFX=Double D
Gigabyte= OC Cooler

NVIDIA
MSI= TWIN FROZR
Gigabyte- OC Cooler

If water cooling use a reference edition card.
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