SO, since the 680 is almost impossible to get my hands on and the difference is minimal, I have decided to go the 7970 route. I have narrowed it down to these 2. I have never heard anything about HIS, so I was looking for advice from those of you who have experience here.
HIS IceQ X² H797QM3G2M Radeon HD 7970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161412
SAPPHIRE 11197-01-40G Radeon HD 7970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102982