sapphire vapor-x 7970 ghz edition vs msi geforce gtx 770 2gb

Guys I've figured out my build except for the graphics card

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor : ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor

should I go for the sapphire vapor-x 7970 ghz edition or the msi geforce gtx 770 2gb
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  1. 770 will edge out of 7970 GHz version(only by a little),
    but because of 7970 Vapor-X price-wise, cheapest 7970 GHz in sale, $369 before rebate, my word is go for it.
  2. PlanarX999 said:
    770 will edge out of 7970 GHz version(only by a little),
    but because of 7970 Vapor-X price-wise, cheapest 7970 GHz in sale, $369 before rebate, my word is go for it.


    also will the three gigs of ram make a difference to games like skyrim (heavily modded) ? and is the the 7970 that you would recommend
  3. Yes, Absolutely Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X will be best card for 7970GHz in term of pricing($349 after rebate) and i does recommend it.
    I don't think heavily modded Skyrim with all maxed out would more demanding than Crysis 3, 7970 Vapor-X manage solid at 30fps+ in Crysis 3 maxed out, no AA.
    If you could afford 770, then go with it, won't differ too much.
    #Edited# Even non-GHz 7970 could handle your game smooth 40-50, sapphire 7970 dual X only $310
    link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfg9czfZUVs
  4. PlanarX999 said:
    Yes, Absolutely Sapphire 7970 Vapor-X will be best card for 7970GHz in term of pricing($349 after rebate) and i does recommend it.
    I don't think heavily modded Skyrim with all maxed out would more demanding than Crysis 3, 7970 Vapor-X manage solid at 30fps+ in Crysis 3 maxed out, no AA.
    If you could afford 770, then go with it, won't differ too much.
    #Edited# Even non-GHz 7970 could handle your game smooth 40-50, sapphire 7970 dual X only $310
    link:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfg9czfZUVs


    I know crysis 3 is more demanding then modded skyrim.
    But I heard that skyrim uses a lot of vram, is this true? if it is, then will the extra gig make a difference
  5. 2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.
  6. PlanarX999 said:
    2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


    k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x
  7. maddog-3001 said:
    PlanarX999 said:
    2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


    k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


    Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.
  8. Chemosh013 said:
    maddog-3001 said:
    PlanarX999 said:
    2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


    k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


    Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



    how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?
  9. maddog-3001 said:
    Chemosh013 said:
    maddog-3001 said:
    PlanarX999 said:
    2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


    k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


    Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



    how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?


    I ordered it yesterday so I'll tell you when it comes.

    The reviews I read showed that it was pretty hot and loud, but much better than the reference designs.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/09/24/sapphire_vaporx_radeon_hd_7970_ghz_edition_review/9#.UdBOXfmsiM4
  10. Chemosh013 said:
    maddog-3001 said:
    Chemosh013 said:
    maddog-3001 said:
    PlanarX999 said:
    2GB VRam will never fully used, maybe near at that point, disable PhysX will have better result, maybe.


    k, but I don't really need to worry about that since I am going for the vapor-x


    Good choice. I just got that myself. Can't beat the price / performance.



    how quiet and cool is it though? will I have any problems with the noise and temp, (no overlocking) ?


    I ordered it yesterday so I'll tell you when it comes.

    The reviews I read showed that it was pretty hot and loud, but much better than the reference designs.

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/09/24/sapphire_vaporx_radeon_hd_7970_ghz_edition_review/9#.UdBOXfmsiM4

    thanks for the help
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