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7950 is the best Gpu for the money.

correct. OP if you want the best value for money get the HD 7950 for USD 300. overclock it to 1100 - 1150 Mhz and match a HD 7970 Ghz.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202007

if you want to spend the extra money go with HD 7970 OC or HD 7970 Ghz for USD 400. 1GB extra VRAM is useful for 1080p with next gen consoles having 8GB RAM. higher bandwidth and compute perf. excellent game bundle .

Sapphire HD 7970 OC (1 ghz) - USD 400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=AT-H7970CB ( $10 off AT-H7970CB w/code: IRENA1310 (ends 06/03/2013))

Sapphire HD 7970 Ghz (1.05 ghz) - USD 408
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001
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With an unlocked 7950, it's stupidly easy to get them to 7970 and 7970GHz levels. It might take a bit of hunting around to find the voltage unlocked ones though. It's a lot of card for often less than $300 (my Rev 1 Gigabyte Windforce was $295 shipped in January).

Also keep your eyes peeled for GTX680 deals in the Market and other forums. A lot of people are dumping them for < $400 to upgrade to 780s. I've seen no less than five being sold for $400 each with included water blocks, making them pretty tremendous values.
    
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Agreed with BBEG, the price of the 680 could even drop to 350 once the price onsite will drop due to the 770.
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And before anyone opines the 2GB versions of the 680:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-sli-overclock-surround,3162.html
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1904/4/

These make pretty compelling arguments that even the 2GB versions can run some pretty nice display setups, often as well as the 7970.
    
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Yes but the price for an used part is right now the same as a brand new 7970
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post #16 of 34
just as the GTX 670/680 and now the GTX 770 I'm still not sure it can push out 4GB of VRAM.
yes the higher clocked memory helps the GTX 770 but is it enough and at 1080p do you need 4GB of VRAM
if you already know the card can't push all 4GB's..?

I say this and I have a GTX 680 that matches the GTX 770 and I also have GTX 670's all 2GB models.
also my GTX 680 is one of the ones that will flash to the GTX 770 but I'm not sure I will do it, not yet.

so it's hard to call me biased in what I'm saying.
I'd love more 3GB offers cheaper then the GTX 780 and I'd be set.

so out of the three options you have listed I would look for an overclocked GTX 770 first, the cheapest.
then go brand loyalty if any between the GTX 680 or HD 7970 if the 680 is in same price range.

my opinions.
cheers.
post #17 of 34
Skip the i5-3570K and grab an i5-4670K. Newer, faster, and upgradable.

The Antec Nine Hundred is a terrible case if you are planning on getting a super-cooler as the window fan clips will have to be cut off. Antec also completely ignored cable management with this outdated case. Go with the Eleven Hundred or P280 if you fancy Antec. At this price point there are literally hundreds of superior options than the 900.

(Former owner of an Antec Nine Hundred)

I would personally pay the premium for a 780 as it is vastly superior to the other two -- but that's just me. How you spend your money is up to you. At 1080p the 770 is faster than the 7970GHz. Both overclocked? Flip a coin. I'd go with the 7970 for greater memory and wider bus. Also important to note is that SLI is smoother than Crossfire.
Edited by Bruennis - 6/2/13 at 10:56am
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Skip the i5-3570K and grab an i5-4670K. Newer, faster, and upgradable.

The Antec Nine Hundred is a terrible case if you are planning on getting a super-cooler as the window fan clips will have to be cut off. Antec also completely ignored cable management with this outdated case. Go with the Eleven Hundred or P280 if you fancy Antec. At this price point there are literally hundreds of superior options than the 900.

(Former owner of an Antec Nine Hundred)

I would personally pay the premium for a 780 as it is vastly superior to the other two -- but that's just me. How you spend your money is up to you. At 1080p the 770 is faster than the 7970GHz. Both overclocked? Flip a coin. I'd go with the 7970 for greater memory and wider bus. Also important to note is that SLI is smoother than Crossfire.
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For 1080p? Thats small chips, I'd get a 770.
For 1440p/1600p and below a 256bit GPU is fine.
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now is not the time to buy with 20nm volcanic islands just around the corner. If your going to wait a month for 4 gig then just wait a few months for the next generation 9xxx cards

The 9970 is going to destroy the titan
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