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Need help picking a new gpu

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January 29, 2012 4:06:40 PM

Hello guys im in a bit of a tuff spot right now i need help picking a new card for a new rig.

I am stuck between these 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I have a AX750 so it will be fine and a 2500k
Now i know 7970 will flat out be better but the overclock capabilities of these cards are amazing people are hitting 1000mhz on the 580 with max temps of 47C :o 
I know there are a lot of closed loop haters so please don't be one of those. I also have a h100 for the 2500k so the cpu head will not be used but i ll hide it real nice :D 
but interestingly enough people where getting around 51 on there cpu(stock) when hooked up to this loop crazy... On the other hand the 7970 is a beast im sure that thing will overclock like no tomorrow!
I am personally leaning towards the 580 because at 1000mhz and very cold and quite(will be putting cougar fans on it) is it worth the small performance difference?
Also: t 1080p and only play games like bf3/sc2/crysis 2 which both are capable of.
One last thing i don't want to wait i will be buying today! thank you ahead of time

580 benches
http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1354&page=18

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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 4:16:24 PM

7970, You can get them in 1125Mhz... You should be able to get decent temperature with the gigabyte cooler.
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January 29, 2012 7:16:19 PM

Thanks for the reply but i would love to hear some more opinions.
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a b U Graphics card
January 29, 2012 7:40:22 PM

The 7970 could max out any game without an overclock. And it has room for plenty of OC... This isn't even a contest until the GTX 600 cards come out.
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January 29, 2012 7:45:35 PM

Vettedude said:
The 7970 could max out any game without an overclock. And it has room for plenty of OC... This isn't even a contest until the GTX 600 cards come out.


Performance wise no. And i completely understand that. i just want 60 fps@1080p which both can do and then some. But the only reason i was thinking about that 580 is because 1. VERY low temps 2. It will be very quiet. Those are very attractive to me. Besides i will be buying the top end nvidia gpu when it hits the market so this is more or less a hold over unitl then. With this said do you think the 7970 is still a good choice? i will only have the card for a couple months and im sure there wont be any game that comes out of the jungle to scare the 580 just yet.
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January 30, 2012 1:48:55 AM

Well thanks for the thoughts, but im going to go ahead and get the 580, its enough for what i need it for and it will last for the couple of months i need it while being quite and cool :) 
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a c 92 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 2:04:42 AM

the 7970 is better in every way than the 580.

the 7950 is coming out in 2 days thats going to probably be better than the 580 but cost less.
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a c 175 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 10:08:22 AM

No no no...

Wait until Kepler or wait until you see an IceQ 7970. A quiet cooler with 50 C under load (from tomshardware).
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January 30, 2012 1:19:58 PM

Guys i just want a card that is capable of playing bf3 and sc2 for few months. I am buying the gtx 780 or 680 when it comes out and this will go to my father who only plays CoDs :) 
So i decided to kill 2 birds with one stone ya know?
I appreciate all of the help whoever really i do.
Thankyou !
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January 30, 2012 1:20:27 PM

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a c 273 U Graphics card
January 30, 2012 2:03:23 PM

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