I ordered a second GTX 670 FTW and two Antec 620 H2o water coolers. I also purchased two brackets from Dwood.
However, that brings my total to around $950 for GPU equipment...
So I started thinking.. why the hell did I get two of these cards and not just a single GTX 690?
For one, I don't have the funds to do a full, custom water loop, which I originally wanted to do. So I settled with the Antec 620 mod.
However, I don't really like the 620 coolers that much and the pumps are hit or miss -- sometimes they make noise and sometimes not. Just not very high quality. So I'd rather not even mess with the Antec 620s at all.
I did some research, and, apparently, the 690 is pretty quiet. At least, it seems to be as quiet as my 670 FTW.
And that thing is almost inaudible even while under heavy load. I don't need the 690 to be any quieter or cooler than that!
Plus, I'm not sure how bulletproof SLI is at this point, but I would much rather have a single-card solution. Less space, less fuss, less heat, less noise, less maintenance (no Antec 620s to worry about).
That said, I've decided to sell both of my 670s (one is unopened), return both of the 620 coolers back to Amazon, and purchase a single, kick-ass GTX 690 for my build and call it a day.
Edited by lukeman3000 - 10/5/12 at 10:59pm