APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in Afghanistan right now with 6 months to go so want to buy it in 5 months'ish
USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: pretty much all the new shooting games & MMO's, Video BW movies, ext
CURRENT GPU AND POWER SUPPLY: Thermaltake 850 / GPU: none right now
OTHER RELEVANT SYSTEM SPECS: I7 3770K, Sabertoth Z77, 8G of Gskill ripjaw, case: SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-USB3.0 Black. CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 hard drives: OCZ 128GB Vertex 4 & Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM
PARTS PREFERENCES: reliable with good reviews and a good warranty
OVERCLOCKING: cpu OC'ed to 4.5
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080 will buy a better monitor to support the GPU
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: fantastic, stable & dependable is what im looking for
GPUs you are currently considering: 02G-P4-2684-KR, 04G-P4-3688-KR, 04G-P4-2673-KR
might SLI but years down the line when $ drops
I would suggest the EVGA GTX 670 FTW. It has a GTX 680 PCB which means that if you ever wanted to dip the card underwater, the GTX 680 waterblocks would fit it. It has 8 Phase VRM allowing it to OC beyond even a reference GTX 680. It's faster than a GTX 680 in most games out the box for $100 cheaper. EVGA's customer service is the best out of all major brands. This card goes head to head with the ASUS GTX 670 DCII TOP but is cheaper. This card cost the same as a reference GTX 670 but out performs it out the box. It's also cooler than a reference GTX 670 too. I have this card and it plays BF3 at constant 60+ FPS with VSYNC on at 1080p, it would go higher, but I have no need for it since I am not gaming on 3D (120hz). This is the best bang for your buck card from Nvidia in this price range.
Here is a pic of this monster in my rig. I plan to dip her underwater when I get the second card to SLI and waterblocks soon.