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I have evga's gtx 580 superclocked edition... They have a DS superclocked edition with 2 fans.

Should i return my 580 and purchase the DS version?, or just go for after market cooling(Accelero XTREME Plus)?

Also....i have the urge to spend $500 to add to my system, Cpu cooling is fine, fan cooling is fine....I have a X-FI titanium fatal1ty champion(thinking of getting a different soundcard)...

What would be the best thing to put my $500 toward? 3D monitor/Vision kit?

I have 24" monitor atm, maybe go for a 30"?

Was also thinking of getting another GTX 580...

Not sure, suggestions would be great.

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I would start building a new PC with that. That's just me though.
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Not worth the effort, any effort.
    
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I have evga's GTX 580 superclocked edition... They have a DS superclocked edition with 2 fans.

Should i return my 580 and purchase the DS version?, or just go for after market cooling(Accelero XTREME Plus)?

Also....i have the urge to spend $500 to add to my system, Cpu cooling is fine, fan cooling is fine....I have a X-FI titanium fatal1ty champion(thinking of getting a different soundcard)...

What would be the best thing to put my $500 toward? 3D monitor/Vision kit?

I have 24" monitor atm, maybe go for a 30"?

Was also thinking of getting another GTX 580...

Not sure, suggestions would be great.

thanksx
We have a very similar PC set up. I've been inching toward 3D vision myself. My last purchase was the Alienware AW2310 120Hz refresh monitor. The Nvidia glasses is all I need. Letting the family get that for me for Father's Day. To be honest even if I wasn't going 3D the 120Hz monitor is soooooo much better than the 60Hz refresh in 2D I'd never go back now that I've seen it, viewing movies and gaming. You might want to go that route and inch toward 3D yourself or just improved qaulity. 3D Monitors w/120hz Refresh Rate & Nvidia Kit Q & A

You defintely don't need another sound card. That would be a waste with what you currently have.

If you go for a larger monitor you'd need another GTX 580 anyway due to the higher resolution if your into gaming and happy with your current FPS your getting or you'd be stepping down in performance if you didn't. -1

If you go for 3D vision - you'll have 3D blu-ray option easily with your current GPU and set up. It's a nice little feature and option that enhances your system IMO. +1

I've been looking into 3D gaming as well. Most new games offer it now and Nvidia supports them without third party software. All the games I play are 3D capable already. For those people who are doing it rave how 3D submerses them into the game that much more. Another little enchancement option for fun. +1

However with one GTX 580 though it's passable I've read not so much for the few heavy intensive games that will take a big FPS drop staying as close to or above 60 FPS is key for optimum 3D gaming. I've noticed that about 40% of 3D vision users are using the GTX 580, so I'm gathering it's more than enough. I've been told it doesn't run everything at 60FPS maxed, so you'll have to tune down some settings on a few games. Any game that runs 120FPS for you now, will run 60FPS for you when you use 3D.

SO we'd be possbily faced with getting a second GTX 580 anyway so we can still have a high FPS in graphically intensive games while doing it in 3D.

I've been contemplating myself over getting a second GTX 580 SC with rebates being offered for $459.99 up until June 6, 2011. I've also been contemplating waiting until I get my 3D glasses to see if it's really the case and if it's really needed or not.

Only other option in our case would be an SSD drive for performance boost to Windows 7 and 2D gaming. It seems for $540 you can get an Intel 300GB SSD drive right now but after Windows 7 and the space needed for updates it leaves about 200GB for gaming. I don't think for me anyway it's an option I'd choose over 3D multi-media enhancement. + or - 1

I'm very happy in my GTX 580 purchase and even though Kepler is around the corner, a possible 30% gain, having to sell my current card, and waiting 5 months approximately from now, is hardly worth it especially if Kepler dosen't turn out to be nothing more than a power consumption improvement more so over a performance boost.

Two GTX 580's would take us until Q4 of 2012 when the new Maxwell series comes out anyway. Kepler is 3-4 times enchancement over Fermi. Maxwell is going to be a 10-14 times enchancment over Kepler. Waiting for Maxwell with two GTX 580's to me sounds better and we'd be 3D vision.

So as you can see I've done much thinking about this. I've saved enough to pull the second GTX 580 trigger but holding back since I too want to make the best choice for most upgrade possible. Which will be the last upgrade to this current system having dumped a good amount of coin into it thus far, easily until Maxwell comes out.

Getting another GTX 580 SC is an improvement in both gaming FPS 3D or 2D plus keeping us moving forward for a few years in SLI.

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We have a very similar PC set up. I've been inching toward 3D vision myself. My last purchase was the Alienware AW2310 120Hz refresh monitor. The Nvidia glasses is all I need. Letting the family get that for me for Father's Day. To be honest even if I wasn't going 3D the 120Hz monitor is soooooo much better than the 60Hz refresh in 2D I'd never go back now that I've seen it, viewing movies and gaming. You might want to go that route and inch toward 3D yourself or just improved qaulity. 3D Monitors w/120hz Refresh Rate & Nvidia Kit Q & A

You defintely don't need another sound card. That would be a waste with what you currently have.

If you go for a larger monitor you'd need another GTX 580 anyway due to the higher resolution if your into gaming and happy with your current FPS your getting or you'd be stepping down in performance if you didn't. -1

If you go for 3D vision - you'll have 3D blu-ray option easily with your current GPU and set up. It's a nice little feature and option that enhances your system IMO. +1

I've been looking into 3D gaming as well. Most new games offer it now and Nvidia supports them without third party software. All the games I play are 3D capable already. For those people who are doing it rave how 3D submerses them into the game that much more. Another little enchancement option for fun. +1

However with one GTX 580 though it's passable I've read not so much for the few heavy intensive games that will take a big FPS drop staying as close to or above 60 FPS is key for optimum 3D gaming. I've noticed that about 40% of 3D vision users are using the GTX 580, so I'm gathering it's more than enough. I've been told it doesn't run everything at 60FPS maxed, so you'll have to tune down some settings on a few games. Any game that runs 120FPS for you now, will run 60FPS for you when you use 3D.

SO we'd be possbily faced with getting a second GTX 580 anyway so we can still have a high FPS in graphically intensive games while doing it in 3D.

I've been contemplating myself over getting a second GTX 580 SC with rebates being offered for $459.99 up until June 6, 2011. I've also been contemplating waiting until I get my 3D glasses to see if it's really the case and if it's really needed or not.

Only other option in our case would be an SSD drive for performance boost to Windows 7 and 2D gaming. It seems for $540 you can get an Intel 300GB SSD drive right now but after Windows 7 and the space needed for updates it leaves about 200GB for gaming. I don't think for me anyway it's an option I'd choose over 3D multi-media enhancement. + or - 1

I'm very happy in my GTX 580 purchase and even though Kepler is around the corner, a possible 30% gain, having to sell my current card, and waiting 5 months approximately from now, is hardly worth it especially if Kepler dosen't turn out to be nothing more than a power consumption improvement more so over a performance boost.

Two GTX 580's would take us until Q4 of 2012 when the new Maxwell series comes out anyway. Kepler is 3-4 times enchancement over Fermi. Maxwell is going to be a 10-14 times enchancment over Kepler. Waiting for Maxwell with two GTX 580's to me sounds better and we'd be 3D vision.

So as you can see I've done much thinking about this. I've saved enough to pull the second GTX 580 trigger but holding back since I too want to make the best choice for most upgrade possible. Which will be the last upgrade to this current system having dumped a good amount of coin into it thus far, easily until Maxwell comes out.

Getting another GTX 580 SC is an improvement in both gaming FPS 3D or 2D plus keeping us moving forward for a few years in SLI.

Sorry for the novel, Did any of this help?
I totally agree, i already have 1 sata3 ssd 128gb, but i am thinking about getting anohter(240 gb) or another gtx 580 sc....might just wait a bit....want to go 3d but i think that technology is going to get better and cheaper soon.
    
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I totally agree, i already have 1 sata3 ssd 128gb, but i am thinking about getting anohter(240 gb) or another gtx 580 sc....might just wait a bit....want to go 3d but i think that technology is going to get better and cheaper soon.
On the 3D, there is already talk of 120Hz monitors that will already come equipped with the IR transmitter directly into the monitor’s bezel. This will drop those monitors prices that don't have it, that are currently being sold as well as the current 3D glasses. As those new purchases in the future will pay more to have this extra feature, glasses will be less expensive as well. Exepct 3D as it gains popularity to change quite frequently sort of all technology these days.
     
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