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Hey guys! I am getting the largest tax return ever back, just filed it today so my money should be deposited pretty soon.... Was thinking about getting something shiny and new for the pc, I don't want to spend it all on toys, I have some things I need to use the money for but I want to allocate a good portion of it to stuff I want, I could feel ok with letting 800 of it go to my pc!

So based on my Sig Rig, what should I get?

I think at the top of my list is a SSD, either a 64gb or 128gb Crucial C300

I am also Tempted at getting a nice Nvidia 500 Series card, prolly a Asus Direct CU II 570 or maybe even a 580!

Maybe I want both of these!

Other than that I was thinking maybe putting together a Cpu water loop and misc things like a nice new mouse pad, maybe better memory... Any ideas?
    
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post #2 of 10
Youre lucky. I owe the goverment money for my tax..

Get a new HDD and video card!
     
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I'd go with that 580 if I was you ^^
    
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I'd like to go with both! But I really shouldnt blow that much on pc gear, I just don't know what to do, I really wanna do a SSD since that would help speed up my pc all the the time, and i'd really rather do the 128gb model just so I don't ever have to worry about space and especially since I doubt it will be replaced for a long time....

And then for video cards I would love the 580, but it's just soooo much! 500 bucks is alot to blow on a part that would only help me when im actually playing a game, but I would future proof my system for a few years in that aspect and never have to worry about framerates...

I could do the larger SSD and a 570 with no regrets about cost but then I will always think I could gone 1 step further and had a 580! lol

How much of a step up is a 580 from a 570 and also moving up to either of these from my 460?
    
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post #5 of 10
well, you could always OC the 570 to be about equal to the 580!
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Originally Posted by gnarlybug5 View Post
well, you could always OC the 570 to be about equal to the 580!
True, I thought about that, but then there's the argument of stil being able to overclock the 580 to be about equal to, I dunno, god maybe.
    
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new monitor,new card,new OS and send me stuff. lol D:

u should totally get the 580
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post #8 of 10
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Wow damn guys, looks like a GTX 580 may not even fit in my case!

If the Asus model really is 11.5" long thats a no go, I have a touch under 11" from expansion slot to drive cages, the MSI Twin Frozr II card's are 10.55" soooo I could prolly manage one of those in either a 580 or 570.... Really liked the Asus cooler since I don't ever plan to SLI.
    
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post #9 of 10
1080p + 460 = perfect
I say go for something such as an SSD

Better yet, SAVE YOUR FUNDS. Your motherboard will be experimentally compatible with AMD's FX Series (Bulldozer) 32nm 4-8 core CPUs.
post #10 of 10
Looks like you could do well with some lower cl ram.
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