Made my mind and grabbed the Gigabyte GTX 670 for my build.
Building my new rig here by this Friday will have all the parts (finally). Pics to follow soon.
Mobo: ASUS P8Z77-V LK
Case: Corsair 500R
Ram: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
HDD: WD Caviar Blue 500GB
SSD: Samsung 830 128GB
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 670
PSU: Corsair AX650
Maybe not too OT but anyone got/looking to get the logitech G600? I've preordered mine(sadly not released here yet) and from what I've read about it and whatnot it seems pretty good.
Picture of my simple setup taken with a crappy mobile phone cam.
---------- Post added 2012-07-24 at 11:05 PM ----------
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K currently at 4.0Ghz, going higher sometime soon.
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK-140 CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM
SSD: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5"
Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 670 4GB
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)
PSU: Corsair TX650M
Runs smooth an easy
Just ordered one of these
Had to send my old HD6970 back under warrenty as it was faulty (power and fan issues), they gave me a £225 refund on the £240 card that I got last october ish, so then I decided to get an upgrade, equivlant Radeon (HD7970) was more expensive and the old one breaking left a bad taste, so decided to give an Nvidia type card another go, last time I did that was a Geforce 7900GT! (which died on me and turned me towards ATI/AMD).
A few new games coming out are already enough to put the HD6970 to its knees, namely Project CARS - Perhaps the best looking game ever.
Last edited by Bigbazz; 2012-07-25 at 01:32 AM.
Nice card, the Windforce X3 cooler is really good (and quiet too).
Intel i7 5820K (4.5 GHz) | MSI X99A MPower | 32GB Kingston HyperX Fury 2666MHz | Gigabyte Windforcex3 HD 7950 | Samsung 951PRO nVME 512GB | Crucial M550 256GB | Crucial MX200 1TB | Western Digital Caviar Black 2000GB | Samson SR 850 | Zalman ZM-Mic1 | Noctua NH-D15 | Fractal Define R5 | Seasonic X850
Former author of the TankSpot.com Protection Paladin guide
my exact card right there BE FUCKING CAREFUL WHEN ITS RUNNING! the blades are sharp as hell and even at only 20% fanspeed i cut my finger when it touched the blades
But its a great card. running Crysis 2 maxed out graphics with no fps problems. didnt have a counter but i couldn't see anything indicating fps under 30. Running a 1920x1080 monitor.