ASUS (Republic of Gamers) VS MSI (Lightning)?

Hello :hello: , I`m going to build new High-End Gaming System this Christmas, I want to play games like (Skyrim moded, WitcherII, BF3, Assasin`s Creed 3, GTAV) at 1920x1080 3D Screen.
I have two hardware configuration options that differ only in motherboard and gpu. 1st configuration use MSI z77 Mpower + GTX 680 Lightning 2GB, 2nd config. use Asus Maximus V Formula + HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB, probably I will add another GPU for next year.
I'm gonna overclock my system a little using Auto OC Bios Programs.

My other system components (same hardware is used in 1st and 2nd config):
i7-3770K OC to 4.2 - 4.4GHz
G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1866MHz
Corsair TX 850W
Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler
CM Storm Trooper
Caviar Black 500GB
OCZ Vertex 3 128GB SSD

What`s the best config for hardcore gaming ? I had seen in review that 7970 Matrix OC was better then 680 Lightning OC.
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  1. If you intend to game in 3D go the GTX 680
    Nvidia has much better 3D support
  2. I would go with the 7970 with the Asus motherboard. Missed the 3D bit. I would definately go the with 680 then, lol.
  3. denus3 said:
    Hello :hello: , I`m going to build new High-End Gaming System this Christmas, I want to play games like (Skyrim moded, WitcherII, BF3, Assasin`s Creed 3, GTAV) at 1920x1080 3D Screen.
    I have two hardware configuration options that differ only in motherboard and gpu. 1st configuration use MSI z77 Mpower + GTX 680 Lightning 2GB, 2nd config. use Asus Maximus V Formula + HD 7970 Matrix Platinum 3GB, probably I will add another GPU for next year.
    I'm gonna overclock my system a little using Auto OC Bios Programs.

    My other system components (same hardware is used in 1st and 2nd config):
    i7-3770K OC to 4.2 - 4.4GHz
    G.Skill Sniper 8GB 1866MHz
    Corsair TX 850W
    Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler
    CM Storm Trooper
    Caviar Black 500GB
    OCZ Vertex 3 128GB SSD

    What`s the best config for hardcore gaming ? I had seen in review that 7970 Matrix OC was better then 680 Lightning OC.

    For me the best choice is the asus MATRIX 7970 Platinium, and with the games they offer it is a great deal, this is the best single GPU available...and this is even bether than gtx 680 with the new drivers 12.11
  4. I would go for ASUS not because of the 7970 but because I feel the quality level is higher.

    This video shows part of the reason why"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUX5Mi996oY

    Of the two the GTX680 is the better performer and has more technologies however both will provide excellent performance.

    May want to consider this ASUS GTX 680 Direct CUII model:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121635
  5. If 3D is a must, go with the GTX 680. Nvidia 3D support is much more refined than AMD. If 3D is not a must, the Asus 7970 Platinum Matrix is the way to go.

    Also, since you want to invest in a high end gaming machine, you need a better monitor that supports 2560 1440 resolution such as Asus PB278Q or Dell U2713HM or the ultimate Samsung S27B970D. Gaming at 2560 1440 resolution is much better than gaming at 1080p.
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