Thanks for all your help guys. So I decided to go for 7970 GHZ Ed. I will be adding my system specs to my profile after I get the gpu. I'm also looking to water cool (custom) the GPU and get a second GPU at the end of October.
I don't think noise should be a factor. I got an awesome case that moves a lot of air whisper quiet. Second thought, could I just get the OC version of 7970 with aftermarket coolers which is cheaper right now and go straight CF or is CF is overkill?
Crossfire 7970s is overkill + a driver nightmare for 1080p gaming right now. I'm planning on selling mine and going back to a single card setup as long as the GTX 780 or HD 8970 is impressive enough next year. I went CF 7970s just for fun, but the fun's over and now it's time to get back to single card. Crossfire is just not worth it unless you absolutely need the GPU power it offers.
Nobody talked about the 4GB 670 because it's a waste of money. You only need 4GB vram at triple screen resolutions and you need to be in SLI to have enough power to run games at those settings. And at that point, the 7970 is a better card anyways because of it's wider memory bus. 4GB Kepler cards are
Thank man. I will stick to the 7970. Found a few on sell and a well priced GHZ ED from XFX. I plan to water cool it ASAP. So placing my order right now. I was going to get a better bigger monitor like 27" 1440 hence CF but I'll just stick to 1080p save money and make the best out of this. Or should I wait until the 8970 comes out? Decisions decisions.
Single 7970 is great and there's no info about the 8970 out there so it's a fine time to buy the 7970 still. CF 7970s would probably be better for 1440p than 1080p.
That's true. I wish they had the 8970 come out in Nove because then I could wait. But I'm about to place the order. Another question would be, do I get the cheaper version and OC it as much as possible since water cooling it or just get the OC ones or GHZ Ed and just forget about water cooling?