-Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
-Antec 1200 Full Tower w/all extra fans installed where possible
-Antec TruPower Quattro TPQ-1000W Continuous Power Supply SLI Certified
-2ct EVGA GeForce 285 GTX SC Edition 1GB DDR3 in SLI
-Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz overclocked @ 3.4GHz
-Noctua CPU Cooler LGA1366 Copper Base, Copper Heatpipes, Aluminum Fins, 2 Fans
-6GB Corsair Dominator (3X2GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR3 1600MHz overclocked @ 1800MHz
-ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
-2ct LG Black Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD+-R DVD Burner SATA
-Acer 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor 1920X1200 WUXGA 2ms HDMI HDCP
-Razer Lycosa Mirror Gaming Keyboard - Special Edition
-Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI 3.5G Infrared Sensor
-Logitech Z-5500 THX-Certified 505-Watt 5.1 Digital Surround Sound & 10-inch Subwoofer

If anyone has any ideas on how to upgrade or add to my system please let me know! I have $500 more to put into my system and i'd like to spend it as wisely as possible. Any help is definately appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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  1. Do you already own the GTX285s, or are you planning on buying them? Because if you're planning on buying them, I would probably suggest saving that $500 and getting 2x 5870 or GTX480s to SLI, that would max out your budget, though, as each card is around $500, though the GTX480s have recently dropped. Also, with the AMD 6-series right around the corner, you might want to wait for them to be released before purchasing, as they will undoubtedly drop the price of the 5-series cards.

    Also, 2x GTX470s is a decent choice...Or maybe 3x :)

    And, do you really need 2 Multi-optical drives? Otherwise looks good.

    Here's a chart of relative GPU performance I stole from another thread:
  2. Yea this is what I already have... otherwise I would definately get those 470s instead. It doesnt make sense to upgrade to them now. Maybe the only other thing I could do is get a new motherboard so I can run tri-SLI and get another 285GTX. When I ordered my blu-ray drive, they sent two by mistake and they said returning the extra one was more trouble then it was worth so they let me keep it free of charge! Gotta love Newegg!!!! I guess i'll just save my $500 and save it for my next rig.... Thanks for the reply!
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    Really the only thing you are missing is an SSD, which would make the system "feel" faster(I.E. load times, startup, opening programs).
  4. Don't buy three GPUs, the boost is not worth the price, or even the heat, overclocking would be more productive.
    You may want a decent Headset, I don't have much of an opinion, yet. I ordered my G35 headset a couple of days ago... =D
    You could save on the Mouse and Keyboard, they really don't have that much of an affect, I have like a 5$ mouse, has LEDs on it and is really nice, made by ExtremeGear (I got it for free actually... I forget were I got it =D)
    Maybe take the GTX285's and leave 'em in your old system, and get a better GPU? I'd wait like RSwain said and get 6xxx....
    Your choice, and happy building! ~Atotalnoob
  5. I've got a Razer Carcharias headset, it's sooo nice, it feels like clouds whisping by my ears, very very comfortable. I think i may just overclock as much as i can and save up for my next generation computer, thanks a lot guys!!!!
  6. more then half my friends have it.... They seem nice, looks like Velvet(it is purple and looks like it) and the Mic is pretty clear.

    Sounds good on the OC and wait....
  7. Best answer selected by rswain823.
    -2ct 1GB WD BLACK 32MB/SATA-3G
    2 gb of hard drive would suck hope thats terabytes
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