GPU Question/Advice Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: August 16, 2012 5:54 AM in Systems Share Anthoss August 16, 2012 3:59:59 AM Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: End of August - Middle of September Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) 1300-1500 (Prefer to keep it under 1500) System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, College work, Surf net. Are you buying a monitor: No Parts to Upgrade: Need all parts, other the the peripherals. Do you need to buy OS: No Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, Amazon.com Location: Tempe, Arizona Parts Preferences: Intel mainly. Not really concerned with brand names. Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in future. Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 Additional Comments: Well I have most parts picked out just had some questions on what I should go with to top the build off. Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Blue Edition $ 150.00 Mobo & CPU: i5-3570K Ivy Bridge & ASROCK Z77 Extreme 4 $ 346.00 CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 12 Plus $ 30.00 GPU: This what I am still looking at Possibly a 7970 PSU: Corsair 750TX $ 130.00 Ram: Gskill Ripjaw 8GB $ 46.00 Hard drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $ 110.00 SSD: Crucial M4 128GB $ 110.00 CD/DVD Drive: ASUS Black DVD $ 19.00 Network Adapter: TP-Link Wireless Adapter $ 18.00 (Just getting for my router setup in another part of my house on another computer.) ~$ 960.00 Now I am willing to spend UP TO $ 1500, so I was wondering what GPU to get. Maybe getting a 7970 or a Nvidia. More about : gpu question advice azeem40 August 16, 2012 4:02:27 AM With the 12.7 drivers, the 7970 is not a bad choice anymore. m 0 l obsama1 August 16, 2012 4:14:17 AM Depends. In some games, the 680 beats the 7970, and in others, the 7970 wins. Depends on the games you're playing. So what games are you planning on playing? m 0 l Related resources GPU Upgrade Question/Advice - Forum Noob question/advice about XMP - Forum A Motherboard question/advice request - Forum EVGA step-up question/advice - Forum Hard drive question/advice? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Anthoss August 16, 2012 4:49:16 AM Well I will be playing games like LoL, WoW, and alot of Arama 2 Dayz. And different FPS such as Battlefield and Team fortress mainly. m 0 l obsama1 August 16, 2012 5:53:10 AM At 1080p, the 670 is a hair faster. This is with 12.7 drivers. http://media.bestofmicro.com/A/1/342505/original/battle... Get the 670. m 0 l obsama1 August 16, 2012 5:54:57 AM LoL, WoW, TF2 aren't GPU intensive, so the 7970 is just as good as the 670. Arma 2 is a demanding game, and so is BF3, so the 670 wins. Also, 660Ti might come out tomorrow, so maybe check it out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Amd 64 3800+ 939 Venice Overclock Question/Advice Forum ASUS A8N-E Install Question/Advice Forum SolvedGot the HIS R9 280 IceQ OC 3GB GPU but it won't work (black screen) (psu probelm?) Forum SolvedWater loop flowing backwards gpu->cpu. Forum SolvedNew GPU for old i5-2400 Forum SolvedNew gpu lag spikes to 0 fps Forum SolvedBest budget GPU and cooler to replace my Tornado sounding GTX 465? Forum SolvedConnecting a PC to a monitor and an HDTV using a Nvidia GPU Forum SolvedBest Free Temperature Monitoring Software for CPU and GPU Forum SolvedWhich GPU should I buy? Forum Solved2 GPU with different (No SLI/Cross) Forum SolvedWhat is the best GPU for the FX-6300 which will be overclocked? Forum SolvedNeed gpu for 3d stuff and gaming Forum SolvedIs it risky to overclock my CPU (and maybe GPU) with this PSU? Forum SolvedLow FPS / Random FPS drops with new GPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !