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Video Card Dilemmas: 670gtx vs 680gtx? Best/cool/quiet

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December 13, 2012 11:12:51 PM

Hi everyone! I am building a new gaming pc, and I am having a hard time deciding what video card to get. First of all, here is everything that I have pretty much decided on (not including the video card):
Case: Corsair Carbide 500R
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W 80 PLUS GOLD
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB SDRAM DDR3 2133 (for $59, I thought the upgrade from 1600 was worth it)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
CPU Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
Hard Drive: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB (I was thinking of going with the Corsair 360GB, but am not sure if that is necessary)
Fans: 1 200mm Megaflow, 3 120mm Noctua NF-S12B (to replace all the fans that come with the case)

As for the video cards, I am trying to choose one that can run things like BF3 or Far Cry 3 on max settings while remaining cool and quiet. Can you all recommend some video cards that fit these needs? Thanks!

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December 13, 2012 11:19:13 PM

this is better
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/snPk

-get the mobo from newegg to get free ram
-fast ram is useless. only thing it does is void your warranty
-id get neither nvidia cards. amd 7970 is a better option. cheaper and comes with 3 good games
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December 14, 2012 7:26:28 PM

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