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I am in the process of building a new SB rig. I have most of the parts, just deciding if I should upgrade my GPU or not. I currently have an EVGA GTX 470. I already ordered a XSPC watercooling setup, so I would like to include my GPU in the loop. Here are the routes I am thinking of going:

I run a resolution of 3760x1600 (30" 2560x1600 + 20" 1200x1600 portait) and only the only game I really play is SC2. I currently can run SC2 near max settings but will lag a bit in huge battles (usually 4v4). I probably will play BF3, and Diablo 3 when they launch aslo.

1. Keep my 470, buy another SLI them + water blocks on both. (might strain my xspc 750 pump. I know ppl have run SLI GPU + CPU with this loop, but it is probably pushing towards its max). Upgrade cost ~$230 card + ~$200 for water blocks = $430 out of pocket.

2. Sell my gtx 470 and buy a gtx 580 and water cool that. Upgrade cost ~$500 card + ~$100 water block -~$200 for sold 470 = $400 out of pocket.

What do you guys think would benifit my system best?

Thanks!
    
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I would go with a 580 and future proof your system GPU wise. SLI 470's are about the same performance of the 580...actually SLI 470 is about 13 fps better. I'd just go with the single card.
    
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