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I've went through this battle in my head for a week now, first considered Titan or a 690, But I keep reading there is better value in these.

If I go Nvidia, obviously will get the 4gb cards, and if i go AMD i'm getting the GHZ edition cards.

Which would you choose and why? Best overall performance wise and will rip through Crysis 3 and Far Cry 3?
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Save the money and roll 7970s. If you are patient you can get them around $325 a piece.
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680s if you can afford it.
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4gb cards? That's sort of a rip off cuz the 680s in sli won't have enough power to utilize a resolution that would use that amount of buffer. Nvidia is stuck in a pickle. One might be tempted to get a Titan instead for its 30% improvement over single kepler but then again it is slower than two 680/7970. There's no easy choice.. If you spend twice the money of a 4gb 680, you don't get twice the performance in return if you buy Titan. If you get two 680s instead you get more power than a single Titan, but you cannot feasibly capitalize on the large vram buffer. Can you say catch 22?
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I went with 2x MSI 7970 OC Edition cards and dont regret it. I run 1440p on my Crossover monitor and everything looks incredible. I have had no issues so far with these cards and I went through the same predicament as you, ultimately settling on the 7970 because of the overall value and performance at higher resolutions. There are plenty of benchmarks out there, just scan through some of them and you will see that your case for spending so much on the 680s may very well be broken. I got mine at Micro Center for $310 apiece and I still have to submit my $20 rebate, so the overall price was $600 for two 7970s. You would almost be there with one 4gb 680.
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For the Samsung PX2370?

Either solution will be overkill. Get whichever you want that is cheapest, you don't need much VRAM for that.
 
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you do plan on upgrading the psu, right? i run my hybrid 7950/7970 on a 700w just fine, though. oh, i play c3 using Very High settings and 4 MSAA at 1080 smoothly.
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The 7970's Are probably the best performance at that price point, That's what I would go for all other features and benefits are usually negligible, I just go for whoever has the best price for performance whether it's Nvidia or AMD.

If you are going Nvidia get two GTX680's not a Titan, better performance for better price
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I went with 2x MSI 7970 OC Edition cards and dont regret it. I run 1440p on my Crossover monitor and everything looks incredible. I have had no issues so far with these cards and I went through the same predicament as you, ultimately settling on the 7970 because of the overall value and performance at higher resolutions. There are plenty of benchmarks out there, just scan through some of them and you will see that your case for spending so much on the 680s may very well be broken. I got mine at Micro Center for $310 apiece and I still have to submit my $20 rebate, so the overall price was $600 for two 7970s. You would almost be there with one 4gb 680.
that's the same monitor I got. My 1.2 GB 570
Wont even let me use no msaa at all on far ftycry 3. I just want to play all games on ultra witwithd fps. What are the best 7970s for cooling. I dont over clock just CPU and I've never had two GPUs so that's just a scary thought lol. MSI or sapphire. Problem is
MsMSI dont have the GHz editions of the 7970.
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get 2 7970s. I have them and run every game i come across on max settings and high fps. save the moneyz. or wait and see what the next gen cards bring.
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