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Looking for a single GPU solution that's quiet, cool, and not blue in color. I'm not partial to any manufacture or maker. Bang for the buck is very important. Based on my current specs if I'm just as good off buying, for example, a 660ti over a 670 then so be it. I will never run dual GPU's either. Cost is not as important as value. If it's worth it, I'll buy it.

Steady 60 fps with v-sync on is very important and I only play BF3 and Crysis3. I can live without heavy AA too.

Here's what I'm working with:

1080p
3570k
8 gig ram


Please advise.
post #2 of 15
680 or 7870 Ghz edition or HD 7970. If no limitations on budget you can get Titan or anything HD 78** or 79**. They'll be fine for running at 1080p.
Edited by sepiashimmer - 4/4/13 at 2:25pm
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680 or 7870 Ghz edition
You mean 7970 GHz...
I would pick the 7970 anyways, in most cases its faster then the GTX 680, and cheaper.
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If you play online you'll need to decently overclock your CPU and possible your GPU.
What motherboard and CPU cooler do you have?
If you're looking for steady 60 FPS tho I'd suggest HD Radeon 7970 ( Ghz edition if possible ) or GTX 680 ( 4GB edition if possible to prevent hitting vRAM walls ).
What's your max budget?
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I'm not thinking so much about budget, more bang for the buck. An example being buying a 7870 XT over the regular 7870. Obviously the XT is stronger for around the same price. The opposite end of that spectrum being the TITAN, IMO, massive waste for $1000. Now, if it were $650, that's a different story. I don't mind spending the cash but need to feel like I didn't grab my ankles too. lol.
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I'm not thinking so much about budget, more bang for the buck. An example being buying a 7870 XT over the regular 7870. Obviously the XT is stronger for around the same price. The opposite end of that spectrum being the TITAN, IMO, massive waste for $1000. Now, if it were $650, that's a different story. I don't mind spending the cash but need to feel like I didn't grab my ankles too. lol.
Yeah we know what you mean, if budget not an obstical, run dual 7870XT's and you will have tons upon tons of power.
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7950 twin frozr II or asus dc II 670. Keep the recent debate about frametimes in mind though, nvidia seems to be more smooth even in the single gpu space. I am basing this on recent articels from anandtech and pcper.
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' Steady 60 fps with v-sync on is very important and I only play BF3 and Crysis3. I can live without heavy AA too. '

Your having a giraffe biggrin.gif



That's Crysis 3 above and I do believe game benchmarks are all done with v synch off!

That's why it annoys me when people say a 7870 or a 660 will do for 1080p mad.gif

Yeah! fine if you want to turn all the eye candy down redface.gif
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Well if you want the best bang-4-buck the 7870 Tahiti (really wish they just called it a 7930) is definitely a good buy.
The Sapphire is the best of the 3x out, but if you don't want the blue PCB the PowerColor EZ and MYST have black PCBs (EZ version is a bit better from what I've seen/heard).

If you want to go the next level up from that (in AMD land anyway), the PowerColor PCS+ 7950 meets your requirements: quiet, black PCB, good value and OCs pretty well too.
You might have some better odds pulling higher OCs on a TFIII by contrast, but it's not nearly as quiet as PC's solution.
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Looking for a single GPU solution that's quiet, cool, and not blue in color. I'm not partial to any manufacture or maker. Bang for the buck is very important. Based on my current specs if I'm just as good off buying, for example, a 660ti over a 670 then so be it. I will never run dual GPU's either. Cost is not as important as value. If it's worth it, I'll buy it.

Steady 60 fps with v-sync on is very important and I only play BF3 and Crysis3. I can live without heavy AA too.

Here's what I'm working with:

1080p
3570k
8 gig ram


Please advise.

You mentioned you're not planing on multi gpu configurations , i'd say your best bet would be the 7950 thumb.gif
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