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so im building a gaming rig and im trying to decide which cards to get.
il be doing video editing and rendering as i want to start a youtube channel and me and some friends are going to make a game over the summer. il be playing games like metro last light,battlefield 3/4,crysis 3 and so on and i want to play on everything super high while recording.

thanks!
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Wait for a bit, the 700's series is about to drop. See what that offers first imo. thumb.gif
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Wait for a bit, the 700's series is about to drop. See what that offers first imo. thumb.gif

This. Anytime a new card is this close, just wait or you may end up regretting it.
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I would suggest you wait a couple weeks for the 770/780 announcement from Nvidia b4 you buy any new graphic cards....Ohh and make sure any card you do buy is At least 3GB Vram..
Edited by Jamaican Reaper - 5/10/13 at 9:48pm
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When are you getting the cards? New AMD drivers are due around June/July that are supposed to fix some crossfire issues some are having.

So a new round of benchmarks will be out from some places.

I'd say the 7970s are cheaper, have more Vram which helps a lot for higher resolutions, but the 680s might be a bit smoother in gameplay as of today.

What resolution screen are you planning

With my 7950 CF, all old games I tried played near perfect, never really noticed any problems. I have some problems with FC3, hitman and maybe even sleeping dogs, latest drivers helped.

Other than that I'm very pleased with price/performance, and I got FC3, Hitman and Sleepings Dogs w/ the videocards for free

Some sites said there is another games bundle planned, I think metro:LL comes with some 79X0 cards now


yeah anf the gtx700s are due
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I went with 680s
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so im building a gaming rig and im trying to decide which cards to get.
il be doing video editing and rendering as i want to start a youtube channel and me and some friends are going to make a game over the summer. il be playing games like metro last light,battlefield 3/4,crysis 3 and so on and i want to play on everything super high while recording.

thanks!

Grab something basic to hold you over until the 700 series.
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Grab something basic to hold you over until the 700 series.
well to be honest im not getting these until summer when i get a summer job. I'm a freshman in highschool. il wait until the 700's come out and maybe amd will release the 8000 series to so i can go by that. according to this, http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/geforce-gtx-700-series-detailed-significant-performance-boost-not-expected/0115198
the 780 will cost almost as much as the titan with similar performance. so saying it did. should i wait for amd's cards to hit the market?
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Freaking kids today. biggrin.gif

Remembers back to what he was using in HS. 486DX2 or something and it was soo awesome! You would think its awesome too.



Anyways on topic, just wait till the summer and see what the pricing is. No sense in stressing over something now that will most definitely be way different then.
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Freaking kids today. biggrin.gif

Remembers back to what he was using in HS. 486DX2 or something and it was soo awesome! You would think its awesome too.



Anyways on topic, just wait till the summer and see what the pricing is. No sense in stressing over something now that will most definitely be way different then.
lol. my dad said when he was into computer at my age he would overclock to hz not ghz. im not spoiled by the way. i work for everything. =) yea. il just wait. i just gotta have it out by the time all those sweet games start rolling out =D
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