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Which GPU do you think I should get?

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October 18, 2012 1:43:04 AM

I am planning on making a gaming build and I have chosen the majority of the parts of the build, but I have yet to decide on a gpu. I have narrow it down pretty much to two.
MSI GTX 670 PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or the
Sapphire 7970 OC http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I am not limited to these two so make any other suggestions. Thank you for any help.
Sorry here is the rest of my build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.05 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.25 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($93.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $421.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
Seagate
Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 84.99
I5-3570K CPU
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard
OCZ Technology
Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 60GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive SSD)-44.99

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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 1:58:26 AM

Without telling us the rest of the build, budget and what games, number of monitors, resolution and quality you will be using it is hard to recommend a card.

Personally, I would get the 7970 especially for surround gaming but would lean to the 670 for single monitor usage since it is quieter and cooler.
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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 2:08:40 AM

I would look at benchmarks for the games you play and see which card comes out on top. They are both great cards and I think you would be happy with either one.
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a b U Graphics card
October 18, 2012 2:42:15 AM

Im going to have to say that this video card is better then both the gtx 670 and the 7970 in all benchmarks.

http://media.techeblog.com/elephant//ul/2668-450x-_funn...

Im kidding, As jay said 670 for a single mon setup because it is a quieter card but if you plan to have a multi setup go with the 7970
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October 18, 2012 3:22:10 AM

The 7970 is a good choice. I own one myself and I've been very much pleased with the results its given me.
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