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Graphic Cards Dilemma !! Please Help

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March 5, 2013 3:16:02 PM

Hi Friends I am an Indian and live in New Delhi. I am about to build a gaming rig(from scratch) in 1-2 weeks. My aim is to play all the upcoming games i.e. Tomb Raider, SimCity, Bioshock Infinite, Crysis 3 which I havent bought yet, GTA 5, Watch Dogs, Star Wars 1313 and all the next-gen games at 1920x1080 resolution on ultra settings at 60+ FPS. My budget is rs. 100,000($1,822). I have finalised all the components, but I am torn between these three graphic cards :

ZOTAC NVIDIA AMP! Edition GeForce GTX 670 (ZT-60302-10P) 2 GB DDR5 Graphics Card

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvid [...] 89afef2603

Price : rs. 30,000($547)

OR

ZOTAC NVIDIA GTX 680 2 GB DDR5 Graphics Card

http://www.flipkart.com/zotac-nvid [...] fd5f76f31c

Price : rs. 36,000($655)

OR

Sapphire AMD/ATI HD 7970 DDR5 Vapor-X 3 GB 3 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

http://www.flipkart.com/sapphire-a [...] 8d91f19f4b

Price : 34,500($628)



Please tell which is better value for money, this is the maximum I can go for a graphic card. This is the overall configuration :

Processor : Intel 3.4 GHz LGA 1155 Core i5 3570K Processor
Motherboard : ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Motherboard
RAM : Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)
PSU : Corsair CMPSU-1200 AXUK 1200 Watts PSU
CPU Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
Case : Bitfenix Outlaw APAC Edition
Monitor : Samsung 21.5 inch LED - S22B370H Monitor

Note : I DO NOT plan to overclock either the CPU or GPU.

Any opinions would be welcome !! I am not biased towards either Red or Green Team. Thanks in Advance !!

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a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 5:50:04 PM

Out of these cards the sapphire 7970 vapor-x will give you the best performance, and will overclock very well. I would most certainly choose this one.
a c 92 U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 5:54:08 PM

For performance for the money.
7970 is first choice. the 670 is the second choice.

The 680 is more expensive than the gain it provides over the 670 although it is good choice if you have a big budget.
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a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 5:56:00 PM

Norlag said:
Out of these cards the sapphire 7970 vapor-x will give you the best performance, and will overclock very well. I would most certainly choose this one.


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a c 134 U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 6:55:53 PM

Yea I would be in agreeance the 7970 ghz edition is the best card at the high dollar price point with what you've indicated you are interested in followed by the 670 and the 680. I would get the 7970 as well as the card has better cooling and stronger components.
a c 134 U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 7:09:16 PM

Very true however with time I'm sure that the numbers will get closer to 50 FPS with drivers. And who knows maybe closer to 60 FPS. In the end though that is completely playable at ultra.
a c 92 U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 7:10:09 PM

You shouldn't look at the number too much. Playability is all that really matters. If you don't know the FPS, you would probably say 35fps looks fine.
a b U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 7:15:49 PM

I'm with you all, just a firm believer in expection management. How many posts show up here with "why don't I get 60fps with my XXXX card!?!?!?" Just trying to head him off at the pass.
March 5, 2013 7:47:27 PM

Hey dude I think that power supply is way overkill since you are only using one GPU. I would reccommend a 800w or even 700w because you can save alot of money. even if you were to add on a second 7970 for crossfire later I'm pretty sure an 800watt PSU would be sufficient. oh and btw go for the 7970, I have a sapphire and it overclocks like a beast. you can even bump up the core to 1100mhz without any voltage tweaks, to keep things safe.
March 5, 2013 7:47:39 PM

Hey dude I think that power supply is way overkill since you are only using one GPU. I would reccommend a 800w or even 700w because you can save alot of money. even if you were to add on a second 7970 for crossfire later I'm pretty sure an 800watt PSU would be sufficient. oh and btw go for the 7970, I have a sapphire and it overclocks like a beast. you can even bump up the core to 1100mhz without any voltage tweaks, to keep things safe.
March 5, 2013 7:49:10 PM

whoops, double post. stupid toms kept telling me website was unavailable when I would post it.
a c 134 U Graphics card
March 5, 2013 8:30:52 PM

Yea I agree that a AX1200 watt PSU is major overkill I would aim to get something like a 650/750w PSU. And in the event that you would end up with a CF config I would go with a 850 watt PSU. Possibly the AX850 is that strikes your fancy.
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