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Ok so soonish I should be running into about $500+ if all goes well. What should I do with it to improve my sig rig, Black Beauty, I do have a couple things in mind.
Keep in mind that I do recording/rendering and I would like to record games at max, or near their max setting with FRAPS @ 60FPS, hence why I want such GPU power for a single 1080p monitor setup.

1: Get a second GTX 670. The only problem I have with this is my current one doesn't overclock at all, like I can't even get another 10MHz out of the thing without it crashing in every game after about 10ish minutes. I do plan on watercooling everything eventually so having a GPU that can overclock is essential. Also would buy another monitor with this option.

2: Sell my current GTX 670 that doesn't overclock and buy a GTX 780, if there is room left in the budget, buy another monitor.

3: Watercool the whole thing, because I can.

4: Your suggestions.

Ok so for the people that say SSD, I have one, its sitting here collecting dust because I'm too freaking lazy to install my os onto it. My two HDD's in RAID 0 pull about 250MB/s transfer rate which is good enough for me.
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I vote on option number two. I choose two because if you watercool this 670 that doesnt like to be overclocked it wouldnt be very beneficial. You could get the 780 now and down the road a ways you can buy a waterblock for the 780 when you watercool instead of buying a 100$ waterblock for the 670 now and another 100$ block for the 780 later. Plus 780s are fricken beastly biggrin.gif
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Sell the 670 and get a 780 thumb.gif
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Save it for a rainy day. Is my suggestion. thumb.gif
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#2 All the way!
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So its sounding like I should get the 780. Which one?
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Originally Posted by ADHDadditiv View Post

So its sounding like I should get the 780. Which one?

This one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918&Tpk=GTX%20780%20ACX&IsVirtualParent=1

Availability is poor and if you are fortunate enough to find it outside of Newegg it is horribly overpriced. Wait for it to come back into stock thumb.gif

It is an awesome card and currently boasts the fastest stock clocks of all factory 780s.

The Gigabyte GTX 780 is also a fine product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125464
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This one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130918&Tpk=GTX%20780%20ACX&IsVirtualParent=1

Availability is poor and if you are fortunate enough to find it outside of Newegg it is horribly overpriced. Wait for it to come back into stock thumb.gif

It is an awesome card and currently boasts the fastest stock clocks of all factory 780s.

The Gigabyte GTX 780 is also a fine product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125464
Damn we're out here in canada too... I will have to wait then... which is fine because I gotta wait for the money anyhow. thumb.gif
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A second 670 would deliver you a really great perofmance boos, even if not OCed.
Or sell your current 670 and make a crossfire / sli system with two other cards
if you still want to OC them.. thumb.gif
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