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Also later down the track when there are new games that the 7970 may not be able to handle, will my rig be able to handle two 7970's in crossfire ?

yes it's capable and the psu actually is an over kill unless you are going water cooling and crazy overclocks. it would still be too much. the nowadays cpu and gpu aren't that demanding. you can run a 3770K and a single card on a 550W easily. two cards on 650 and have some head room. if you plan to OC and go dual cards in the future your best bang for the buck is a 750W psu.. seasonic, rosewill have some good sale on newegg.
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yea but at that point you might have all new hardware....
Yes. but if he throws in a second 7970 and he only games on 1080 i don't think he would need and upgrade for about 2 years.
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It's up to you but personally I would go Nvidia. For price/performance and overclocking potential yes the 7970/50 do win however I think you'll be benefitted by cuda from Nvidia especially since you mention you're going to be doing editing. Some advantages for both AMD and Nvidia; Nvidia cards generally use less power and are usually cooler, Nvidia uses PhysX which can prove very useful when playing high action games, Nvidia have excellent driver support while some say AMD drop their driver support for their cards that are more than a few years old. AMD however win by a mile in the price/performance ratio and overclocking potential. Eyefinity is also much easier to setup and less problematic than Nvidia Suround. Bottom line is that if you want the best price/performance then get a 7950/70 but if you are going to be doing lots of video/photo editing/rendering and want to play high action games I personally recommend a 670.

Your argument is good. but Physx? come on man how many games require that? 30? and what's the difference.. it is just a little bit overrated imo. and the OP can always grab a cheap gtx card and throw it there for Physx.

I do agree about the lower power and cooler thing. but drivers? both makers has their ups and downs. the tomb raider fuss couple of weeks ago really drew their sales back i believe. then after the new driver it was rising again.

My opinion OP: a 7970 is the best price performance card on the market right now. and i won't even take a 680 over it unless it's a 4GB card and then i would get a 6GB 7970 for same price biggrin.gif

i've to take that back. i some googled some reviews and the 6804GB is a smasher. sorry for this point.
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Ok thanks, Do you know what the (SI) means ?
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what is it related to ?
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This is what it is listed as "Asus HD7970-DC2-3GD5 3G 7970 PCI-E VGA Card (SI)"
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i don't know man. may be it refers to being CUII? you got a link?
and btw if it's the CUII.. compare that to the GHZ edition.. it's higher stock clock @ 1050 and you can OC that to 1200 without voltage pumps
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This is where I will be purchasing it from:

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10159
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Jordan, if you are really worried about power consumption, then you should get the 670 and pair it with an ivy. not sure about that psu but i have a crossfire 7950/7970 powered by a 700w psu.
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This is where I will be purchasing it from:

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10159

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1309&products_id=21322

go with sapphire HD 7970 OC. unlocked voltage and good cooler. the asus cards are voltage locked. so check if the DC II has changed that. also you could definitely consider getting a HD 7950. at the same clocks its 3 - 6% slower. but costs 100 bucks less.

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8938
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Thanks smile.gif So what do people think now?

The http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=8938

Or

http://www.msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=10159

I probably wont be overclocking the card
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