My current computer is biting the dust (it's 5+ years old... about time for a replacement!), so I'm working towards building a new one. Thankfully, some parts of it are reusable (case, PSU, opt drive, hdds, etc) and I picked up (the wrong for my current PC) memory the other day at MicroCenter.
I'm looking for a recommendation on a video card (changes to CPU/mobo welcome as well!). I'm hoping to spend under 1k.
I currently use my PC for WoW (raiding 25 and 40 man currently lags me, even when I'm staring at the ground, scrolled in all the way) and other gaming (Crysis, Skyrim, Torchlight, etc) and would prefer ultra settings on all graphics. I like to multitask with FF and Thunderbird running in the background, maybe with some Netflix or Hulu going, or even Spotify. That being said, I want something that will last me another 3+ years before having to be upgraded at a large cost like this, as I have no clue what games will strike my fancy in the upcoming years.
I 100% agree with ittimjones, You've already got some really great parts. the 3570K and Z77 motherboard are going to carry you for another 5+ years at least. either a 670 or 680 are both going to be strong cards for years to come!
Eyefinity uses three monitors, not two. I agree that Eyefinity is better than Nvidia Surround though. Unless you go with three monitors, 2GB is plenty and if WOW is your main game, again, the 670 is faster than the 7970 standard edition. If you play other games, I suggest you go and look at the benches for those games and pick the card that runs those games the fastest. As far as the cooler goes, if you want to overclock, a Coolermaster 212 will cool that cpu nicely as the stock cooler is only good for stock clocks.