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just got paid today. so i wanted to go buy stuff for my pc. but i dont know what to get.

my pc is missing a dvd drive. but i dont know what to get. any suggestions? i dont watch blue ray on my computer so theres no need for that just to install games and RW.

im still using my old ram from my first build. crucial 6gb 1333mhz. planning to oc my 980x. so i think upgrading ram will help. any suggestion on ram would be awesome to.

i own two gtx 480. but one is just sitting there bc i dont have a waterblock for it. i can use it still without a block. but its so hot. should i buy a block?

i dont know if i need a new psu or not but the one i got dont look cool. and i was going for a corsair ax1200. i want to buy that also.

and some cool stuff that will make my rig sexy. are some 24 pin extension cables. black, white or red. would look great. these dont cost much so i can add this without a problem. heres a link if you dont know what im talking about. http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11..._-_UV_Red.html

i dont have a fan controller and was planning to buy that also.

i have $700 to spend. what should do
My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x Asus Rampage 3 Extreme GTX 480(ek waterblock) Corsair Dominator GT 6gb 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1tb 7500rpm WD Windows 7 64bit Acer gd235hz 23'' Tactx 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
GX 750 Corsair 800D Tactx starcraft 2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 980x Asus Rampage 3 Extreme GTX 480(ek waterblock) Corsair Dominator GT 6gb 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1tb 7500rpm WD Windows 7 64bit Acer gd235hz 23'' Tactx 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
GX 750 Corsair 800D Tactx starcraft 2 
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if you plan to use the second 480 you should buy a new psu. your ram its ok IMO, but if you get a good offer you could buy 1600mhz.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Maximus Formula NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Kingston 2x1 GB PC2-5300 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1Tb Hitachi SATA II Maxtor 250Gb SATA II Samsung SH-S223 Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD LED 1080p Eurocase Biswal 600W PSU 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Nine Hundred Eurocase Eumo Belkin wave rest 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Maximus Formula NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Kingston 2x1 GB PC2-5300 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
1Tb Hitachi SATA II Maxtor 250Gb SATA II Samsung SH-S223 Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit ViewSonic VX2250 Full HD LED 1080p Eurocase Biswal 600W PSU 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Nine Hundred Eurocase Eumo Belkin wave rest 
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If I were you, the two things I would absolutely buy are:

1) water block for the 480.
2) PSU to handle both 480.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570K @ 4.5 Ghz Gigabyte Z77 UD3H HIS R9-290 8 GB Samsung Wonder RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Crucial SSD for OS Samsung Spinpoint F3 Asus XSPC water block, 360 radiator, and 720 reservo... 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
GPU cooling - XSPC Razer full GPU blocks Win 7 Home Premium Asus PB278Q 2560 X 1440p ISP Logitech G15 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
NZXT Hale90 V2 NZXT Switch 810 Logitech G500 Steelseries QcK 
Audio
Optical out to Sony receiver; Deftech Monitor 3... 
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