i was wondering which one to get, because i am trying to save a little $ since the sale price is about a 7950 price. also i believe the evga 670 has a reference 680 pcb, not sure about the 7970, it is important that it is reference so i can watercool.
if i buy one of these cards from ncix, i can get a ocz fatal1ty 1000w psu for $140, i know it is overkill but i will upgrade in near future. is this a good psu, worth saving $80 over the one in the pc part picker?
if i can i am trying to get the price down to or less than $1500. would save on the os but can get it by other means because of parents...
also if i buy from a vender like ncix, newegg, amazon, or frys, if a couple parts like the aftermarket heatsink doesn't fit with the ram, can i just return it and buy a different one?
^You forgot the RAM.
The 7970 GHz edition I listed is much more powerful than the 670.
The difference between the Bronze and Gold certifications aren't really that much.
Good job finding a better SSD. Dunno why I picked that anyway.
The ASRock z77 Extreme6 has much more features, not to mention $28 cheaper, than the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO. The only advantage the ASUS has is an extra PCI-E x1. See comparison.
Now if you still do prefer the ASUS, then I won't stop you anymore, but I've done my part on getting you the best mobo for your budget.