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680 or 7970 with three 1080p monitors (continued)

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So I am planning to upgrade my rig, and want a new gaming experience. I can get a 680 or a 7970 used for the exact same price, and im willing to buy another one to put into sli/crossfire in about a years time when I get the money for it. So the question is, which will be better for my needs? I wil then later upgrade my hard drive then get an SSD then CPU. Or is that order not optimal?

My current rig : http://www.overclock.net/lists/display/view/id/5363947
Remember it's like 4 years old
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WD Blue 1TB Samsung 840 evo 120GB Windows 8.1 BenQ GL2460 
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I'd go for the 7970 if I were you, the 680 will run out of vram in some games at that resolution (5760x1080).

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7970 excels in multi-monitor setups. 7970 is slightly faster than the 680 in most games on a single monitor and virtually faster in all games on multi-monitor setups.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/7/3/3076197/geforce-gtx-680-radeon-hd-7970-graphics-card-upgrade
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7970 if you are running that res for future safety.
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crucial m4 128gb WD blue 1tb hitachi deskstar 500gb WD Black 2tb 
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acer G245HDL x2 logitech g710+ corsair 650w switch 810 white 
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new life
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Ripley
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3820 @ 4.3giggles sabertooth x79 EVGA gtx 970 @ working on OC mushkin redline 16gb @ 1866 c9  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
crucial m4 128gb WD blue 1tb hitachi deskstar 500gb WD Black 2tb 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Hitachi Desktar NAS 6tb LG Bluray royale with cheese seidon 240m win 10 x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
acer G245HDL x2 logitech g710+ corsair 650w switch 810 white 
Mouse
rat 7 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-4200u HD 4400 8gb @ 1600mhz Crucial MX300 275gb 
OSMonitor
Linux Mint 18  15.6" 1080p 
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I laughed at that one. The 7970 which performs in their tests on average better than the 680 (no, I do not think that 1 fps really differensiates the cards), better multi-monitor support and is cheaper recieves a 6 and the 680 9. Wut?
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