GTX 680 or 670

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
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  1. I would prefer to get the GTX670 as it's $100 cheaper than the 680 delivering almost the same performance :),3200-5.html
  2. ok, if i go with the 870 the 04G-P4-2673-KR or 02G-P4-2678-KR with a later SLI
  3. I will recommend the '02G-P4-2678-KR' :)

    I don't see a 4GB card being worth the money unless you plan to do a massive Nvidia Surround set up.

    What resolution do you plan to go up to later on?

    However, both cards will SLI absolutely wonderfully (just make sure both cards have the same VRAM)
  4. im looking at the Asus VK278Q Black 27" 1920x1080 and from what i understand you want to run your cars resolution the same as your monitor.

    curintly i have my system on a LG LCD TV wich i understand will not have the best graphics for a computer
  5. In that case, I will still recommend you the same card :) 2GB should be more than enough for your needs and at that resolution!
  6. thx very much mocchan!! thats the last itom for my new system, should turn out nice
  7. dsventimiglia said:
    thx very much mocchan!! thats the last itom for my new system, should turn out nice

    You're very welcome! :)

    Have fun and good luck!
  8. sorry to spoil the fun.. but this is six months from now.. while the 670 is an excellent card for now.. do recheck when you buy the comp.. 6 months is a lot of time.
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    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.

  10. Best answer selected by dsventimiglia.
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