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Alrighty, I want to drop some money in my computer (it's in the sig) but I don't know what I want to drop a couple hundred bucks in ($300 without selling and $500 by selling something) and wasn't sure where I should post this, so I figured I'd post in the forum where I post the majority of the time

I'm thinking about selling my ATI 5870 for around $215ish and picking up a GTX 580. If I think about it hard, I might just pick up 2x 6970's instead

Then again, I thought about getting 2, 60gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD's for RAID. I do have just a 640gb WD drive I'm using... I'm sure that's my comps bottleneck

What do you guys think I should drop some money into?
     
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a real water cooling solution.

like the xspc rasa RS360 kit.
plus another 5870 that card is still pretty amazing.
post #3 of 11
Real water cooling.

See sig
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a real water cooling solution.

like the xspc rasa RS360 kit.
plus another 5870 that card is still pretty amazing.
I already ahve the RS360 Kit... lol. I need to change my sig... but did you not see it in my sig????? Or are you trolling
     
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Oh, i just looked at your sig rig, didn't look at the sig links.

umm get another video card and water blocks for your video cards. there you go.
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I don't really want to water cool the GPU's. Never was into that. I'm thinking about Crossfire 5870's, but I;d need to find another reference card. Then again, I could sell it and pick up GTX 580 and have nearly the same performance
     
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I do believe that crossfire 5870 is better then a single 580. and would cost you less in the long run.
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I would give a bigger HD, SSD or RAID a thought.
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I do believe that crossfire 5870 is better then a single 580. and would cost you less in the long run.
It would be of better performance but not by a whole not, and it wouldn't be better in the long run as all I'd need to do is get 2x GTX 580's, but that's beyond the point. I'd need to find another reference 5870 but it's one of the major thoughts

what about an SSD? I'm sure that's where my computers bottleneck is
     
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I would give a bigger HD, SSD or RAID a thought.
Thought about getting a 1TB WD black and getting OCZ Vertex 2 60gb drive
     
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