New Card for about 400-550$ For new 1700$ Rig. GTX680 or 7970

I currently got this inside my Basket at Newegg
And i needed Help debating either to

1) Ask you guys What GTX 580 i should buy or is the onein basket the best?
2) Debate either to go for a Radeon HD7970 (Cheeper)
3) OR or or.... buy Another GTX 560 And SLI My current PNY GTX Non-Ti 560 with it..
3.1) If i do that I might upgrade to i5 3570k and different Mobo.

Comparing these cards currently
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So as Follows

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T

Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor

GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

Graphics Card
Galaxy 68NQH6DN6DXZ GeForce GTX 680 GC 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0

Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design

Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Cpu Cooler
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-

Need Feedback ASAP
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  1. First off, I'd definitely go with the i5 3570k. Secondly, Tom's Hardware did an article earlier today detailing AMD's plans to slash prices ~again~ on their top tier 7000 series cards. If you wait a little bit, you might be able to pick up a 7970 ghz edition for roughly $430, or two 7950's for $580, or a regular 7970 for $410. As of right now, with the updated bios that AMD's top tier cards are receiving, their is little actual difference in performance than nVidia. Take that into account with the fact that the 7970 is going to be a full $100 shy of the 680, and you have a fairly convincing argument for the card. Unless you're planning on doing multi-monitor support, which it does not look like, you do not need the 4gb version of the 680, or the 6gb version of the 7970, so don't drop the extra money on it unless you are planning on grabbing two or so more monitors.
  2. but i am planning in recording /rendering in 1920 1080p.. So ? what would you account for that?

    but i also want this pc to last me the next 5 years.

    Edit: Should i get a 670? and upgrade to a 3570k?
    or what do you think the comparison would be between a pny gtx 560 sli vs the 7970? or even a single gtx 670?

    Edit2: Or What other Intel CPU theres the 2700k 2600k and the 3770k Which one? becaue there between 50-100$ higher.
  3. Well, if you're planning on recording/rendering in 1080p, you may want to get the extra processing power of the 2700k, if you don't want to spend the money on the 3770k. I Really can't recommend AMD CPU's for tasks like that, reason being is because AMD's "eight core" processors actually consist of 4 "smart cores", if you will. They just market them as eight because they do more work than a standard core in an AMD processor. Intel's processors, on the other hand, are excellent at heavily threaded applications, such as using Photoshop or Premiere, which it seems you will be using. If you're looking to keep this computer for the next five years, then don't get another 560. I'd get a newer card, either a 7970 or a 670, and then if you have need to in a two or so years, drop the money ~then~ on another card for xfire/sli. Are you planning on doing any gaming with this rig? I assumed you were, but you haven't mentioned anything yet. If not, then their is really no point to upgrade beyond your 560 TI.
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