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Radeon 7770's or NVidia 680?

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March 25, 2012 10:45:20 PM

Honestly, since I plan on building up a gaming rig this year, i'm stuck with GPU choice.
I'm not sure if I should go with Crossfired Radeon 7770's or a NVidia 680.
So what do you all think I should go with?

7770's or 680? :sweat: 

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March 25, 2012 10:49:00 PM

A single high end GPU is much better than 2 mid range GPUs in SLI/CF, the HD 7770s may not scale that well in some games, you may be a victim of driver hassles but make sure that the GTX 680 will drive the best gaming performance without worrying about drivers or CF scaling.
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March 25, 2012 11:00:51 PM

Serrix said:
If I do go with the 680- this will be my build

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

and since my MoBo is set to use the Ivy Bridge series from INTEL once they are out, i'll probably upgrade to one of those.
The 932 is a dust magnet. The CM Storm Series Trooper is a much better buy.
750w is overkill for a single 680. The CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W or the SeaSonic X Series X650 is more than enough to power your build.
Are you doing any photoshop or vid editing? If not, 16GB is a crazy overkill.
You could also re-use your current HDD to save money.

The 680 is a much better buy than x2 7770.
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March 25, 2012 11:01:01 PM

Serrix said:
If I do go with the 680- this will be my build

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

and since my MoBo is set to use the Ivy Bridge series from INTEL once they are out, i'll probably upgrade to one of those.

Well there is an awful big monetary gap between 7770CF and the 680 but Ivy will have no tangible benefit to gaming and other things the average PC user does.
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March 25, 2012 11:06:42 PM

Why would you consider two 7770's, instead of a 7950 or a 7970? I think this shows how little thought you've put into this. You already knew you wanted the 680, that or you're just a Nvidia troll, stirring up the pot.
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March 25, 2012 11:11:38 PM

I honestly wasn't sure, before hand I was going to get XFired 7770's. And I'll probably lower my RAM. Also, I might do video edits here and there. Finally, the 750 Gold + Cert. Seems needed for the 680 because on the cyberpower and the ibuypower configs say you need atleast a 700 or + watts.
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March 25, 2012 11:39:04 PM

Serrix said:
I honestly wasn't sure, before hand I was going to get XFired 7770's. And I'll probably lower my RAM. Also, I might do video edits here and there. Finally, the 750 Gold + Cert. Seems needed for the 680 because on the cyberpower and the ibuypower configs say you need atleast a 700 or + watts.
That's for 2 680s. NVidia recommends a 500w PSU or higher, but you can run it fine with a 500w PSU.
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March 25, 2012 11:55:45 PM

Serrix said:
Would it be safe to drop to this in my build?- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Yes. The 680 only uses about 195w max. That's less than the 6950.
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March 26, 2012 12:04:28 AM

cobra5000 said:
Why would you consider two 7770's, instead of a 7950 or a 7970? I think this shows how little thought you've put into this. You already knew you wanted the 680, that or you're just a Nvidia troll, stirring up the pot.

Well there is a huge gap between the cost of 7770CF and a 7950 so that would be one reason to go CF7770 but I was under the same impression as you this OP is just another Nvidia clown.
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March 26, 2012 12:04:45 AM

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March 26, 2012 12:14:13 AM

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Yes. The 680 only uses about 195w max. That's less than the 6950.

YUP another Nvidia biased TROLL ^
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March 26, 2012 12:14:35 AM

Also just to clarify the 7700 series is considered entry level the 78XX is the mid range and the 79xx is the high end.
I would just get the 680 this would also avoid the micro stutter issues that still havn't been 100% solved.
The oced versions of the 7870 seem to run very close to a single 580 or the new 7950 according to the reviews.
If you are getting cyber power definately avoid the xtreme gear or cyberpower branded cpus no matter what they say their wattage is they are best used as a door stop.
also the 680 GTX is very power efficient. so he wasnt trolling there.
I have a 7870 in my system as my old 285 started to develop heat issues. Mine is the power color oced edition and with a little tweaking I am right on par with a single 7950 on the games I play
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March 26, 2012 12:18:51 AM

galeener said:
Also just to clarify the 7700 series is considered entry level the 78XX is the mid range and the 79xx is the high end.
I would just get the 680 this would also avoid the micro stutter issues that still havn't been 100% solved.
The oced versions of the 7870 seem to run very close to a single 580 or the new 7950 according to the reviews.
If you are getting cyber power definately avoid the xtreme gear or cyberpower branded cpus no matter what they say their wattage is they are best used as a door stop.

Stock 7870s run very close to 580s and OCed 7870s overtake the stock GTX 580 also an OCed 7850 run very close to a 580 FYI. Links provided upon request cause I am a LAZY mofo and that's why I am a computer technician and not a Tradesmen even tho I do have a Journeymen ticket as a Welder just sayin LOL.
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March 26, 2012 12:26:02 AM

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