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November 23, 2012 9:58:33 PM

Hey im buying a custom built PC and really need some help im going for a very high end build around £1400 just need advice on a graphics card my choices are
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
2 x AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB
2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 1GB
2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB
Just wondering which one would be best i don't care if its overkill i have the money to spend i could just use some advice on which is best and why im using it for gaming and recording at the same time aswell as video editing and this is on two monitors all recorded in 1080p using FRAPS if you need any more information just ask
Thanks in advance!

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November 23, 2012 10:03:06 PM

So single screen gaming, no need for dual cards then.
Get a HD7970Ghz card, that will get you the best performance.
November 23, 2012 10:04:01 PM

Get the two GTX 670's if money isn't a problem. The 2nd 670 should help also with the second monitor. Yes, it is overkill, but if you have the money, why not?
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November 23, 2012 10:04:21 PM

Is the AMD Radeon 7970 Better than the NVIDIA GTX 670?
a c 119 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2012 10:06:18 PM

A 7970 Ghz is a bit ahead of a 680, so yes its better than a 670.
November 23, 2012 10:09:29 PM

Okay im now looking at this:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB
AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB

Which would be the best choice out of them? Thanks for all the help so far by the way
a c 119 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2012 10:10:44 PM

Feeling like a broken record :D 
The 7970.
November 23, 2012 10:14:22 PM

manofchalk said:
A 7970 Ghz is a bit ahead of a 680, so yes its better than a 670.

Where did you hear that at? Most of the benchmarks that I have seen point that both the 670 and the 680 are somewhat better than the 7970
November 23, 2012 10:15:37 PM

Sorry :)  really new to this and with the 7950 there are two of them still 7970? and how come the GTX 680 isnt better than the 7970? Sorry really not sure about graphics card really appreciate this help!
a c 119 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2012 10:18:06 PM

Results of the 12.11 Catalyst Driver. While it is true that Nvidia have released a new driver that boosts performance, I havent seen any benchmarks yet.
The 7970Ghz are above the 680, while costing $50 less if you get good aftermarket models.
November 23, 2012 10:34:07 PM

Well this is what Tom's Hardware says

November 23, 2012 10:37:00 PM

Okay so its down to this i think:
AMD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card
Which one? :) 
November 23, 2012 10:38:38 PM

If you are going to be playing games like BF3 and Skyrim, Get the 670, as those games cater to Nvidia.
a c 119 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2012 10:40:22 PM

Which review?
Because if that is at the Kepler launch, there have been two major driver updates (12.7 and 12.11) a BIOS revision (the Ghz cards) that have been a big performance boost.
November 23, 2012 10:54:35 PM

Case: CoolerMaster Dominator CM-692 Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-19] (Black Colour)
Freebies: None
Lights & Illumination: NONE
Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Maximum Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+10]
Cyberpower Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ Quad Core i7-3770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Cache LGA1155 + HD Graphics ***Overclockable XXX***
Overclocking Service: XXX Overclocking (CPU Extreme overclock: guaranteed min. 20%, max. 30%.) [+49]
Overclock Monitoring and Media Server Station or Overclocking Media Server Station: NONE
Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator [+6] (Corsair CPU Water Cooling ***Overclockable XXX***)
Coolant for Cyberpower Advance WaterCooling Kits: NONE
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 Chipset, CrossFire / SLI supported, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slot, IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, Ultra Durable4 Classic, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x Gen3 PCIe x16, 3x PCIe x1 & 1 PCI ***Overclockable XXX*** [+10]
Intel Smart Response Technology for Z68 & Z77: None
Internal USB/SATA Expansion Module: NONE
Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory [+44] (Corsair XMS3 w/Heat Spreader)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+196] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
Freebies: None
Dongles: NONE
Video Card 2: None, or On-Board Integrated Graphics
Power Supply Upgrade: 850 Watts Power Supplies [+34] (CoolerMaster 850watt Silent Pro M2 Modular Gaming Power Supply, SLI / Crossfire ready [+21])
Hard Drive: 2TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64M Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)
Data Hard Drive: 60 GB Corsair Force Series GT SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+69] (Single Hard Drive)
Hard Drive Cooler: None
External Hard Drive (USB 3.0/2.0/eSATA): None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour)
Optical Drive 2: NONE
Sound: Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI-Express Sound Card [+50]
Are these specs alright?
a c 119 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
November 23, 2012 11:02:54 PM

Bit overkill for gaming actually.

Downgrade to a 3570k, the i7's Hyperthreading isnt needed in games.
Downgrade the H60 to a Hyper 212 EVO, its exactly the same in cooling performance and much cheaper.
Halve the RAM to 8GB, thats all you need for gaming.
Downgrade the PSU to a 650W unit unless Crossfire/SLI is a concern, then downgrade to 750W. Also a better brand then Coolermaster, go for Corsair or Seasonic.
Unless you have the sound system to match, no need for an expensive sound card.
you know my opinion to get the 7970 over the 680.

Should be good.

Also don't pay for them to overclock it, its fairly easy to do on your own. I wouldn't pay someone $50 to change one number in the BIOS.

EDIT: Forgot you are also doing video editing.

EDIT 2: up the SSD to 128GB, 60GB will dissapear fairly quickly.
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