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So I'm thinking about getting myself a xmas present around $600 for my current rig. I was thinking that a SSD RAID array or another gtx480, but want your suggestions.

More details on my current rig:

mcp355, RX360 rad sandwiched between 6 GT1850s, ek supreme cpu block, ek-fc480 gpu block, and a xspc single bay resevoir, all plumbed with 3/8 tygon barbs and worm-clamps.

I was thinking:

RevoDrive X2 or
C300 or
GTX480 with ek FC480 to go sli
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With that power supply, I would go with another GTX 480.
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post #3 of 17
The monitors I'm selling in my sig xD


For your sig rig, I would say another GTX 480 (maybe 2/3 more if you can get a good deal on the forums). You can also upgrade to compression fittings for the looks.
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Definitely the 2nd GTX 480 with waterblock. Will greatly help 2d surround performance.
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If your pc is a gaming pc, definitely go with another 480. If you are on your computer a lot and also use it for heavy multitasking, the SSD would be a great upgrade. However, I would get a sandforce drive. They have a lot more support behind them and are better for IOPS.
     
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Not all Sandforce drives have that 50,000 IOPS spec.
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I was under the impression that the C300 beat sanforce on IOPS with 60 something for read and write. Is this wrong?

This is primarily a work computer. It is used for numerical calculations and molecular research, so that's why I was listing the SSDs first. The most intense game I play is SC2; however, I would like to add a third monitor for more real-estate which necessitates another graphics card.
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I was under the impression that the C300 beat sanforce on IOPS with 60 something for read and write. Is this wrong?

This is primarily a work computer. It is used for numerical calculations and molecular research, so that's why I was listing the SSDs first. The most intense game I play is SC2; however, I would like to add a third monitor for more real-estate which necessitates another graphics card.
I would think calculations would fall more under the relm of the cpu.

I would say grab the third monitor and the an inexpensive gpu from the for sale section. Then your next upgrade should be the second 480; because it is a work computer, and the real-estate such a great convenience.
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i would get another GTX 480 and rape the benchmarks!
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I was under the impression that the C300 beat sanforce on IOPS with 60 something for read and write. Is this wrong?

This is primarily a work computer. It is used for numerical calculations and molecular research, so that's why I was listing the SSDs first. The most intense game I play is SC2; however, I would like to add a third monitor for more real-estate which necessitates another graphics card.
There are about 4-5 different easy-to-find Sandforce drives out there that have the 50,000 IOPS spec. The rest have like a 10,000 spec or something.

This means 50,000 Input/Output Operations Per Second, which is usually for 4k.

But the read/write specs are a different thing altogether.
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