$300 to spend... What should I get?

I received $300 for my birthday and I am going to use it to upgrade my current PC setup.

Things I'm considering:

SSD for boot drive
Second monitor
More RAM

What does everyone think? I'm open to suggestions. My computer is used primarily for gaming and schoolwork.

Specs are in signature.
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  1. Not much of a multi-monitor fan myself, I'd definitely go for a SSD. You might also consider getting another 5870 and doing Xfire. With $300 you could double your RAM and get a SSD if you wanted but SSD should be the priority IMO.

    I hear the wribbs is broke charity is accepting donations btw :D
  2. wribbs said:
    Not much of a multi-monitor fan myself, I'd definitely go for a SSD. You might also consider getting another 5870 and doing Xfire. With $300 you could double your RAM and get a SSD if you wanted but SSD should be the priority IMO.

    I hear the wribbs is broke charity is accepting donations btw :D


    Yea, an SSD would be great. I'm hesitant to purchase one right now as the new models are set to be released very soon.
  3. Swindlestikz said:
    Yea, an SSD would be great. I'm hesitant to purchase one right now as the new models are set to be released very soon.


    That's probably why the Kingston 128GB is on sale today (MIR, unfortunately, but it is $75)
    http://www.newegg.com/Special/ShellShocker.aspx?cm_sp=ShellShocker-_-20-139-135-_-02142011
  4. Also, you won't really get anything from more RAM if your system isn't using all 6GB right now. The only reason I added 3GB extra was because I started using computational programs like Matlab and Mathematica to do long problems.
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