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EVGA FTW 670 vs EVGA SC 680, better deal?

I hear everyone tell me that the 670 is the way to go right now for the price. I only have these two options because I want to buy it at Fry's Electronics(local comp store) so I can get the extended warranty. I'm wondering what the better deal is for long term.

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB ($399.99 Fry's Electronics)

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EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2682-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB ($469.99 Fry's Electronics)

If it matters at all this is the comp I just built below...

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($117.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: ???
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.88 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($164.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
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  1. IMO you should buy one EVGA 660 Ti FTW now and then buy another in a couple months and SLI!
  2. for $170 less, giving you just slightly less performance, the 670 is the way to go, 100%
  3. Well it's a $70 dollar difference for the cards, so I was wondering if the 680 was worth the extra $70. I will check if my local store has the EVGA 660 Ti in stock. Will that card be able to play Guild Wars 2 on Ultra settings?
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    SideEffecT said:
    Well it's a $70 dollar difference for the cards, so I was wondering if the 680 was worth the extra $70. I will check if my local store has the EVGA 660 Ti in stock. Will that card be able to play Guild Wars 2 on Ultra settings?


    They don't have FTW but they do have Super-Clocked which is a step higher than reference card. Its basically the same card as 670 but its only 192 bit memory interface and 24 ROPS as oppose to 670's 256 bit 32 ROPS but is 90 bucks cheaper. I have a couple things set at medium on GW2 (Terrain Distance and Terrain Detail) but I still get between 30-50 fps depending on how many other toons are on the screen. My CPU is also bottlenecking the card and my system is like 5 years old other than my 660 Ti and my PSU. You should be able to play it at ultra with no problem and if you decide to SLI later, it won't even be a question.
  5. So is the EVGA 660 Ti FTW better than the 670 and 680 for those prices? I plan on doing sli in the future.
  6. get the gtx 670 and you ll be fine.
  7. Best answer selected by SideEffecT.
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