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Which Video card?

Ordered nearly everything I need to build my new summer gaming desktop. ;)
Just need to pick out a video card now.
Narrowed it down between these 3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125413

or

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125422
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

First being a 7970 other two being GTX 680's.
Reviews state that the GTX runs much cooler and can barely hear the fan on high loads.
Learning towards the 680.
If you do end up choosing the 680, would you recommend another manufacturers?
The gigabyte has a $35 off with promo code so it comes down lower than the EVGA.
OPINIONS?!

Motherboard : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
CPU : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
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  1. unless you are doing a multi monitor or a resolution that is higher than 1080p i would get a gtx 670, they perform better than a reference 680

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    this card is dead silent and runs cool
  2. Don't normal monitors work around 1920x1080? (Is the 2nd # what you meant? :P)
    I may use up to 2 monitors in the future, but that is about it.

    The numbers of complaints on that card are just too much..
    I'm a first time builder and want to steer clear of most DOA's and issues.
    Looking for a reliable manufacturer.
    I do have a ASUS laptop, but that's one of the reasons I'm making a new computer as well. :(

    If you could recommend a different manufacturer, that would be awesome.
    Just incase the card is messed up, I want to be able to contact support without having to wait for a while in order to get a reply.
  3. a 2 monitor setup isnt good for gaming, but its great for productivity. 3 monitors however are good for gaming but you typically need 2 cards for that no matter which card you get
  4. save some cash and get a 670, you could can always sli in the future
  5. Anonymous said:
    a 2 monitor setup isnt good for gaming, but its great for productivity. 3 monitors however are good for gaming but you typically need 2 cards for that no matter which card you get


    Yea, one side of the screen is basically streaming movies and programming part time.
    When gaming, I will probably just use one big monitor.
    It's going to be a mess :'[

    Edit : Don't think my motherboard supports sli :D

    What 670 would you recommend, personally one that you've installed or used in the past and have no complaints about?
    Will be ordering tomorrow.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423

    i chose the asus for my build because of how silent it is
  7. i chose the asus no top edition for my build, evga and gigabyte also make a good product
  8. Just watched some videos for the 670, drooling. ;)
    May order the gigabyte.
    Still open to opinions till tomorrow!
  9. Best answer
    ask in the video card section, they will point you in the right direction. a lot of research and a few questions led me to get my 670, IMHO i believe i made the perfect choice for what i was looking for as its the perfect amount of performance, cooling, and silence
  10. Ordered the 670 just now, thanks for the help :]
  11. Best answer selected by xogecko.
  12. which did you choose if you dont mind me asking
  13. Gigabytes 670 ;)
    Pretty excited.
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