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Ok first let's clear that yes your Corsair HX1000 is going to cover two 580's or one 590. If you didn't know it's actually two 500 watt psu's in sync. Not really a down side but it's more than enough.

You can get a MSI Lightning GTX 580 and use it as your top card. I'll explain. The top card usually suffocates from air from the bottom card being close together. With your reference Zotac GTX 580 on the bottom it will breathe blowing the hot air out the back of the case instead of being dumped inside your case. This will keep temps down on the top card. The top card being non-reference open air cooling MSI Lightning will breathe easier because it's fan open casing. You'll get lower temps this way in my opinion for both cards. Nice little combo. Something I'm thinking of doing by tax time. This will be your most cost effective way for you to improve your performance for at least the next four years in SLI.

The only down side is the highest over clock with two cards is the dictated by the weakest card. So your over clocking will only go as high as you can get your Zotact GTX 580 stable. Still plenty of juice with two cards however.

Now you can go with a GTX 590 but your talking about selling your first card. The GTX 590 is two down clocked 580's and in all honesty you'll still get higher over clocks and more performance from the two GTX 580's than you will the one GTX 590. Plus side to the one GTX 590 is your temps will be a bit cooler. Down side to the GTX 590, like any dual gpu it gets far in between improvements from drivers as any improvements usually go to the main sellers of Nvidia or AMD single gpu's bread and butter since there are more owners of the latter.

If you go with adding the one MSI Lightning GTX 580 if you feel strongly about it you can always sell the Zotac and replace it with another Lightning down the road. Trust me, after your married that's easier said than done. Heh.

Now reality check...which is tuff on OCN because everyone is keeping up with the Jones's and over kill is an understatement for most of us.

On your one 1080p monitor whether it's 60hz or 120hz your really doing great anyway. I can play all games maxed settings with AA turned up all the way and will have no problems for the next two years in my opinion. I can even play most 3D games turned up all the way except a select couple of games right now as 3D vision cuts FPS about 40-50%, yet still playable on gaming. Many are doing it with less performance. Also having more VRM isn't going to effect gaming or FPS on one single 2D 1920x1080p monitor as there is no proof it improves FPS except for multiple monitor set ups.

This is my opinion which may or may not be the view of other OCN members, but I strongly feel since you already own a GTX 580 your already half way there to a kick arse SLI system.

Take care and good luck, let us know when you finally come to a decision and post back to update us. Also WELCOME TO OCN.
     
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hey man thanks alot really helps

and yah now iam feeling 1stly ill buy the 3d screen and then sli down the road coz sli is what i really need and monitor is just an afterthought

also can u help me on the 3d aspect as iam a bit noob

iam thinking lg d2342 which is quite cheap but have no idea on wether to go for it or not

any help?
    
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Core i7 950 @ 3.6 HT Gigabyte Ga-X58A-Ud7 Rev1 Zotac GTX 780 Ti OC Edition 1201/3703 Mushkin Ridgeback 6GB 6-8-6-24 1600 
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Mushkin 120gb Deluxe SSD,5TB's HDDs Se7eN Pro 64 Bit BenQ XL2410T 3D *VisioN* Logitech G510s 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Mushkin 120gb Deluxe SSD,5TB's HDDs Se7eN Pro 64 Bit BenQ XL2410T 3D *VisioN* Logitech G510s 
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Corsair HX 1000W Lian Li A77F (W-75BT ) Roccat Pure+ 
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hey man thanks alot really helps

and yah now iam feeling 1stly ill buy the 3d screen and then sli down the road coz sli is what i really need and monitor is just an afterthought

also can u help me on the 3d aspect as iam a bit noob

iam thinking lg d2342 which is quite cheap but have no idea on wether to go for it or not

any help?
LG is a good brand. I don't see anything wrong with it.

LG Flatron D2342 3D Monitor

I started a thread to compile my info when in one place when I was getting into it myself you can read if your new to 3D vision. I just added this to my list. There are so many 3D monitors, it's just a quick reference.

3D Monitors w/120hz Refresh Rate & Nvidia Kit Q & A

Hope this helps.
     
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