Alright so I need some assistance narrowing my choices down...
I will be gaming at 1920x1080 on a single monitor. I know that any of the cards I look at will be overkill for what I'm doing right now but please help me narrow down my selection within the cards I've already looked at.
The games I will be playing the most of and wish to have the best possible performance in include:
Guild Wars 2
Other games that are less important but I might still play include, WoW, SC2, Diablo 3, and Quake Live.
Right now the budget is $500.00 USD. If I wait till next month I will be able to tack on $50.00 more. I do not care about the free games being offered with any of the cards so don't factor that in to the equation. That being said, here is what I'm considering.
alvine is misinformed. Currently, the GHz edition of the 7970 outperforms the GTX 680 (not by all that much, but still). If you were to OC both cards, the 7970 would go further (if you're lucky, even much further) than the GTX 680.
On the other hand, the 7970 has a higher power consumption than the GTX 680 but is also slightly cheaper generally, than the GTX 680. If you're in Europe (like me), the 7970 is MUCH cheaper.
Assuming (like everyone here) you have a nice power sup, i'd get a HD 7970 Ghz Edition over a GTX 680. When i take into consideration what games you want to play with this new card, you may want to consider a GTX 670