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.
Don't normal monitors work around 1920x1080? (Is the 2nd # what you meant? )
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.
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