What you all think

going to build a gaming rig just need to get a Graphics Card

So what one should i get i will be playing them games and what GPU Will give me the better FPS on ULTRA

Worldo of warcraft
Minecraft
Starcraft 2
Maybe Call of Duty
Maybe GTA 4-5
Maybe Diablo 3


So what one
2 Of them
MSI AMD Radeon HD 6970 Lightning 2GB
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/atiradeongraphicscards/amdhd6970series/r6970lightningplusgame.html

Or

1 of them
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP 2GB
http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiageforcegraphicscards/nvidiagtx680keplerseries/gtx680-dc2t-2gd5.html


Price not a problem
Oh and forgot to say what one will run better on 3 monitors
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More about what think
  1. the 6950 is a beast card and with 2 of them would be even better
  2. corymartin66 said:
    the 6950 is a beast card and with 2 of them would be even better

    what about the 6970 its ment to be better by like 15 to 20 fps more then 6950

    so what you think for them games the 6970 2 of them or one of gtx 680 and mike get one more gtx 680 if thats better then 2 6970s
  3. If price isn't an issue, I recommend this...

    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW

    Or if you can wait it out, the gtx 660ti is going to be released on the 16th of this month...that's in two days! :D
  4. both cards will max out your games with ease
  5. 2x6970 will be better than a single 680 however you might experience sli/crossfire related problems such as heat or micro stuttering. It will also require a good PSU.
    2x680 will be a beast if you can afford it but as mentioned before you might have some problems related to multi GPU setups
  6. Oops, since you mentioned 3 monitors...

    This would be better...

    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970
  7. akxpckwb said:
    2x6970 will be better than a single 680 however you might experience sli/crossfire related problems such as heat or micro stuttering. It will also require a good PSU.
    2x680 will be a beast if you can afford it but as mentioned before you might have some problems related to multi GPU setups

    getting a 850w PSU AND what you think i should do to keep it cool then this is my system im building just need GPU
    Processor:£240:Intel® Core™ i7 2700K 3.50GHz
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/processors/intel2ndgencorei3,i5andi71155socket/bx80623i72700k.html
    MotherBoard:£165:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Intel Z77
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155z77chipsetmotherboards/p8z77-vpro.html
    Ram/Memory:£85:Corsair Vengeance 16GB 1600Mhz
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/memory-pc/ddr3-pc3-12800/1600mhz/cml16gx3m4a1600c9b.html
    HardDrive:£93:Western Digital 1TB 64MB CHDD 7200 rpm
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/sata500gbto1tb/wd1002faex.html
    PowerSupply:£158:Corsair Professional Series AX850 80PLUS Gold® Power Supply
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/powersupplies/cmpsu-850axuk.html
    Optical Drive:£15:LiteOn IHAS124-19 24x DVD+/-RW
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/opticaldrives/satadvdwriters/ihas124-19.html
    SSDrive:£150:Samsung 830 Series 256GB Sold State Hard Drive 2.5"
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/harddrives-internal/solidstate/128gbandabove/mz-7pc256bww.html
    CPU Cooler:£79:Corsair H80
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/cpucoolers/cwch80.html
    PC Case:£122:Cooler Master Storm Series Trooper Case
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cases/cases/sgc-5000-kkn1.html
    OS:£85:Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/software/operatingsystems/gfc-02050.html
    PC Monitor:£180:ASUS VE248H 24"
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/monitors/24inchmonitors/ve248h.html
    PC Mouse:£52:Logitech G500 Gaming Mouse
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/miceandtrackballs/910-001262.html
    PC Keyboard:£70:Razer Lycosa Gaming Keyboard
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/peripherals/keyboards/rz03-00180600-r3w1.html
    Fans:£22:x4 120mm
    x4: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/cooling/r4-l2r-20ar-r1.htmln this is my computer im getting
  8. Since you are going pretty high end, I'd recommend getting a 3570K so you'll have PCI 3.0. Probably not an issue now, but might be as you upgrade the GPU or add another down the road.

    Triple 1080p on BF3 (think the new driver release made some improvements). It's definitely playable but not going to be a smooth 60fps:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-benchmark-tahiti-gcn,3104-7.html
  9. DeusAres said:
    Oops, since you mentioned 3 monitors...

    This would be better...

    GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970

    With the
    SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 7970 OC 3072MB GDDR5
    What FPS YOU THINK I can get on all them gaming on Ultra Triple monitor
  10. J_E_D_70 said:
    Since you are going pretty high end, I'd recommend getting a 3570K so you'll have PCI 3.0. Probably not an issue now, but might be as you upgrade the GPU or add another down the road.

    what about the i7 3770k
  11. Would be fine but adds nothing for gaming over the 3570K. If you are transcoding videos or something then yes.
  12. Judging by the following benchmark, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping those games above 40 fps on max settings. I think you'd even achieve 50-60 fps on most of those titles seeing as how they're not all that gpu intensive.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-8.html

    Look towards the bottom at the 2560x1600 res benchmark. That would more closely simulate a triple monitor setup...give or take a little fps. Keep in mind, this is battlefield 3 that is being benchmarked...the games you have mentioned is no where near as GPU intensive.
  13. Last I checked Eyefinity is still the preferred solution vs nvidia's solution for multi-monitors, and furthermore I think 7970 would suit you better since it has more vram.
  14. DeusAres said:
    Judging by the following benchmark, you shouldn't have any trouble keeping those games above 40 fps on max settings. I think you'd even achieve 50-60 fps on most of those titles seeing as how they're not all that gpu intensive.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7970-ghz-edition-review-benchmark,3232-8.html

    Look towards the bottom at the 2560x1600 res benchmark. That would more closely simulate a triple monitor setup...give or take a little fps. Keep in mind, this is battlefield 3 that is being benchmarked...the games you have mentioned is no where near as GPU intensive.

    What should i get then 2 6970 OR 1 GTX 680
  15. i just get the GTX 680
  16. I advocate the single card for two reasons:

    1) You can buy a second card in half a year as an upgrade to help keep your system viable for new intensive games

    2) Some games don't play well with crossfire/SLI

    Just look for a quality card(s) with good heat dissipation solutions, keep an adequate supply of power, and have fun gaming.
  17. iDaveeFTW said:
    What should i get then 2 6970 OR 1 GTX 680

    I'd recommend you get the hd 7970. I believe it would perform better with a multi monitor setup rather than the gtx 680. It's also a bit cheaper than the gtx 680 and comes with an extra GB of VRAM. This will come in handy with a 3 monitor setup.
  18. If money wasn't an issue for me, I'd totally get this graphics card: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102997

    The Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition is the best version of the HD 7970 that's available.
  19. UPDATE: Sapphire discontinued their Radeon HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition graphics card, so it's no longer available :(
  20. DeusAres said:
    There's this version...

    SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351VXSR Radeon HD 7970
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202001&Tpk=sapphire%20vapor%20x%207970


    Yeah, that's the 3GB version, not the 6GB version. The 6GB version has been discontinued due to poor sales.

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 6GB Toxic Edition: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102997
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