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Alright, so I need to choose a GPU that I will be buying around Christmas. I want to run pretty modern games on ultra at 40 - 50Fps average on a 1080p 60Hz display. I'd also be happy to SLI if it will give me a much better performance per dollar. If you need any more info feel free to ask but please acknowledge that I'm still new to this but I do have a decent idea on what's going on. Here is the build so far and comments on it would be nice http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/m2pdQ7
 
GTX 970 is perfect for 1080p @ 60 Hz.

A few suggestions on the build:
GPU: GTX 970. My personal favorite is the MSI GTX 970 4G Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 970 GTX 970 GAMING 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127832&cm_re=msi_gtx_970-_-14-127-832-_-Product

PSU: Mfg/model is great. I'd suggest that you upgrade wattage from 750 to 850. The 750 already has enough wattage to upgrade to a single 980 Ti in the future, but the extra hundred watts gives you the freedom to upgrade to two 980 Ti's in SLI. Right now NewEgg has a rebate on EVGA's new P2 line of PSU's. You can get a platinum efficiency for the same price as a gold.
EVGA p2 850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438056&cm_re=evga_p2_850-_-17-438-056-_-Product

storage: SSD will boot up windows and load games faster. Samsung 850 EVO is the best and fastest SATA SSD on the market. A Samsung 850 250 GB unit is great. Or you could get a 512 GB
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372&Tpk=N82E16820147372

Motherboard: You need to select one of course.

CPU fan: I own the Hyper 212 EVO, but I'm not familiar with the 212X. You should just check what the difference is before you purchase.

Keep in mind that these are minor upgrade recommendations. Your build is perfectly fine as-is, minus the fact that you need to select a motherboard.
 
Based on 1080p and 60Hz, then you don't need more than a single 970. A 970 will max out 95% of games giving you 60fps. Do you need more? You could get a 980 but it is overkill and like burning money since you'll never see or experience the benefit from a 980 or above.
 

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Your build is fine enough and better card according to your system specs is 980 but its better to take 980ti as it has better overall performance and memory than other ones. It will not do such bottlenecking. For ultra gaming I will suggest to go with 980ti. Your system's power supply can also handle SLI so if you want SLI than go for 980 (i.e. dual 980 cards-SLI). I think 980 SLI will give more performance.
 

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I think a 970 will already do the job for you. 1080 60hz is not exactly high end these days, and even a 980 is a bit a of an overkill for that.

But, if you have money and really want to game in a way that will be significantly better, consider getting a 1440p monitor that can do over 100Hz. Then a 980ti is justified. If you just get a 1440p monitor I would recommend a 980.
If you play first person shooters 100+Hz makes a huge difference but if you play other types of games it makes less of a difference. You will still feel it though in the smoothness of the scrolling etc. Well worth it.
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So if I go for a 1440p go for the 980? By the way I'll only get a 980Ti if it's absolutely necessary because it is a little expensive.
 
GTX 970 is perfect for 1080p @ 60 Hz.

A few suggestions on the build:
GPU: GTX 970. My personal favorite is the MSI GTX 970 4G Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 970 GTX 970 GAMING 4G 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127832&cm_re=msi_gtx_970-_-14-127-832-_-Product

PSU: Mfg/model is great. I'd suggest that you upgrade wattage from 750 to 850. The 750 already has enough wattage to upgrade to a single 980 Ti in the future, but the extra hundred watts gives you the freedom to upgrade to two 980 Ti's in SLI. Right now NewEgg has a rebate on EVGA's new P2 line of PSU's. You can get a platinum efficiency for the same price as a gold.
EVGA p2 850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438056&cm_re=evga_p2_850-_-17-438-056-_-Product

storage: SSD will boot up windows and load games faster. Samsung 850 EVO is the best and fastest SATA SSD on the market. A Samsung 850 250 GB unit is great. Or you could get a 512 GB
Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147372&Tpk=N82E16820147372

Motherboard: You need to select one of course.

CPU fan: I own the Hyper 212 EVO, but I'm not familiar with the 212X. You should just check what the difference is before you purchase.

Keep in mind that these are minor upgrade recommendations. Your build is perfectly fine as-is, minus the fact that you need to select a motherboard.
 
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Lad. The 212x is just a newer model which is pretty much the exact same but slightly cheaper.
 

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