okay im somewhat of a benchmark junkie with a budget. i have a Oc 7970 in a custom loop. soon i have to drain and refill and will upgrade then. i hear good things about the 780 but the 9970 or R9-850 rumored specs are crazy and i am kinda amd biased but i keep my mind open. but wont all next gen games be optimized for amd hardware? remember i have to buy a $160 waterblock. i dont want to waste any money when the other card is clearly better.