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Money to burn, Advice needed!

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Okay, so here is the deal. I have some extra money this month (not including my tax return yet) and I have been thinking of 2 possible upgrades. Before I state what I'm looking to do upgrade wise, let me first say that I already know one is a performance upgrade and the other is general stability upgrades. I'm looking for the a "the money would be better spent" type of opinions here.

I have enough money to one of the 2 options listed below. I will eventually do both options but just not at the same time (meaning later this week).

Option 1) pick up a 240GB SATA III SSD drive and clone my HDD over to it giving me the 240GB SSD for OS and minor other programs and 1.5TB for storage (currently have 1 500gb hdd and 1tb hdd) also getting the XSPC rasa 750 rx360 extreme watercooling kit for my cpu and single GTX580 classified ultra.

Option 2) is pick up a 2nd GTS580 classified ultra for a SLi setup and that would include me getting a 1300w psu. (I know 1200 would be fine but I currently have the CM silent gold pro hybrid 850w which is fully modular and with the CM silent gold pro 1300w I would only have to swap the actual psu and re-run the wires and re-do wire managment).

basically both come out to about 800 bucks of new parts and I'm leaning towards the watercooling and ssd at this point but as you all have probably been in this situation before it just so damn hard to decide when you have money burning a hole in your pocket. tongue.gif
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Personally if I already had 1 580 I'd go with the WC/SSD option.
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I have been thinking the same. Not to mention with all the kepler talk and such waiting a little bit might pay off in the fact some people will undoubtedly pawn off their 580's to grab up the next big thing. This is more like one of those, I already know the right choice (smart choice) to make but the raw performance option is just dangling there in front of me. It's like looking at 2 cars to buy, 1 is a safe vehicle with great gas mileage and a comfortable ride, the other is a land rocket with great looks and a massive turbo under the hood. wink.gif
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SLI would give you an advantage in actual gameplay, but whether or not this is worth it depends on what games you're playing. If you play games where a single GTX 580 gives you enough fps, I'd just get the SSD. Personally, the games I play do well with a single 580 so I would go with the SSD
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