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Old February 9, 2013, 07:55 AM
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What you have now should be plenty ,if you just want to go to one card then I would go with a GTX-670 since it just a hair slower then the GTX-680 and will use less power then one HD6970, over a 100watts less at maximum.Plus it will have plenty of power for B.F.3 at max details at 1920 x1080.Plus it runs very quiet.The Gigabyte or the ASUS IMO
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What you have now should be plenty ,if you just want to go to one card then I would go with a GTX-670 since it just a hair slower then the GTX-680 and will use less power then one HD6970, over a 100watts less at maximum.Plus it will have plenty of power for B.F.3 at max details at 1920 x1080.Plus it runs very quiet.The Gigabyte or the ASUS IMO
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GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 Video Card - Newegg.com
ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 Video Card - Newegg.com

50% of a good recommendation Got with MSI or ASUS. MSI has hands down the best RMA in Canada now and HiTi their repair depot is close to you so if you do have a rma it would be less then a 48 hour turn around
Newegg.ca - MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Buy that one when I have my EVGA and ASUS 670 my wife went out and bought the MSI version and gotta say how quiet and cold hers ran made me more then a little jealous haha.
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To all the people saying AMD is fine for a hardcore gamer...please stream some BF3 live at 1080P without a capture card...I have personally helped out a few big name streamers(3 had AMD 8 core CPU's) all had massive framerate issues with certain games while streaming...every one cured with a heavily overclocked i7.
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MSI 660ti PE and 670 PE are great choices but that is my personal preference. EVGA makes rock solid products as well if you want to consider them.
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HiTi We both own 6970's so take this for what its worth I use a 660 in my 1080p gaming rig and it stomps the 6970 OCed card. I recommend for your use just get the 660 Ti save the extra cash for the water block and enjoy your awesome new kick ass rig :)
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Old February 9, 2013, 05:10 PM
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What you have now should be plenty ,if you just want to go to one card then I would go with a GTX-670 since it just a hair slower then the GTX-680
I will go also with a 670, I found the 580 have some rattle at ultra-setting, so I will be worry to try a 660
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If Ultra across the board and ambient occlusion is a must, the 670 will def be better for maintaining 60fps in most situations. If you don't mind running at High across the board and/or disabling ambient occlusion, the 660 Ti is a hard value to beat at 1920x1080.
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Old February 9, 2013, 11:20 PM
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As you stated, you are limited to 1 slot. You already said you were considering the GTX680, so if you consider yourself hardcore, go with it or the GTX690. At the very least, a GTX570.

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A single card (short of a GTX690) will not substitute for 2x6970's. However, if you're playing at 1920x1080, what you have is seriously overkill in the first place. You would be happy with a 660Ti, as that will allow you to set everything to Ultra, turn on FXAA, and still push out framerates >60.
You are correct when you said a single card wont substitute for a CF setup. But when it comes to gaming, there is no such thing as over kill with a Dual GPU config. Maybe Tri or quad, but certainly not Dual. AMD or NVIDIA. Any hardcore gamer demands the best, and there is no single card solution out there. Even at 1920X1080. An exception is as gba stated above, is the GTX690 or a GTX590. But again, dual GPU. But a pair of GTX680s or GTX580s can be bought for less, and will out-perform.

I also disagree that a GTX660Ti is going to cut it at 1920x1080 at max settings. Not a chance. I went from Dual-SLI 3GB GTX580 to a single 4GB GTX680, and at same graphics settings, there was a noticeable difference. The 580-SLI setup was butter smooth in BF3. With the single GTX680 at same settings, it didnt gimp game play, but there was a noticeable drop. With that said, I hardly think he would be satisfied with the 660Ti after giving up his CF config. Meaning; that if a 680 has to put out, how is a 660 going to cut it?

A person can of course get away with less for gaming. But well......compromise isnt hardcore.
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on a 60hz 1080 screen anything(high-end) SLI is overkill..

Try a single card before you drop the cash on a new GPU. I don't think it's REALLY worth the extra cash but then you might..
Also the 7970 is much better value than the Nvidia alternatives and with recent driver upgrades it'll match a 680 (near stock for stock) in frames for bf 3.
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