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Is the Galaxy 670 2GB Video Card a solid gaming VC?

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October 17, 2012 9:39:41 PM

So, I am working in a $1,200 gaming PC build. I originally planned to get the Sapphire 7970 HD 3GB video card (or any other better 7970 models which I am taking suggestions on). But, today I found this great deal for the Galaxy 670 2GB: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

$334 for this video card!

Here is the build I want to make http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kywH (I already bought the PSU listed for $90 :D  )

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($100.84 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($387.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Pro 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1395.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Will I notice the difference between the Galaxy 670 vs a good 7970 model (which I am still working on) or is this too good of a deal to pass on?

I think I will eventually add a second GPU once mine becomes out-dated.

THANKS!
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October 17, 2012 10:57:51 PM

The HD7970 is better overall, although the GTX670 performs paricularly well in a few games, most notably BF3. Some (not all) photo/design software, also works well with nVidia. The Radeon outperforms the nVidia, in more games etc, than other way round.
The HD7970 is fairly power hungry, so, if planning for TWO HD7970's, it's probably worth getting an 850w power supply. XFX is probably the best price/quality buy, at those sizes.
Whilst the 600T is decent case, personally prefer the Carbide 500R.
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October 17, 2012 11:02:51 PM

I was told a 750W PSU would handle two 7970's. . . and I already bought the PSU haha. When I add a second one it says my wattage would be 691W. So, I hope you are incorrect haha.

The Carbide 500R is really cool too. I just like the shape of the 600T a tiny bit more. Also, I like the 1 200mm fan in front instead of the two fans. However, the case is still up in the air so I will definitely keep the 500R on my radar. But to say the 600T is JUST DECENT is a selling it short isnt it! :na: 
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October 23, 2012 11:16:16 PM

I had a Galaxy GTX570 and their CS was terrible I was lucky to have the store take it back.
The EVGA 680 4 gig relaced it.
The 600T has very good air flow if you air cool the CPU
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October 24, 2012 3:32:39 AM

id get this instead.

if you are getting a 600t, you better be spending 1600-1800 dollars on your rig. otherwise it doesnt make sense

dont bother with reference cards. they have this grinding noise (especially from nvidia reference models below the 680 cooler)

a 750w will handle the 7970s in crossfire but 850 means it runs nicer and smoother

the vertex 4 is both faster and just as reliable as the samsung 830

get a better monitor like the pb238q

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/lfzs

there is a combo deal on newegg for windows and the extreme4 for 199.99
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