Hey, first time posting on here, so please bear with me.
My computer stopped turning on a couple weeks ago. After talking with a couple friends, I decided that it was probably the MB (about 4 years old). However, after replacing the CPU/MB (and RAM - went from DDR2 to DDR3) and Case (my old one had a history of shutting off when plugging things into the front), it is still not working, so I am guessing it was the PSU the whole time (FYI, i did check the power cord). I was planning on upgrading later this year anyways, so it is not too big of a deal, although I was pretty disappointed last night when it didn't turn on.
This is my first build, so I may be in a little over my head. I am looking for some advice on what PSU to get that will meet my current and future needs. I am also wnating advice on what video card to get that will give me the biggest bang for my buck. I can probably spend about $200 more on this system.
Case = Corsair Carbide 500R
MB = ASUS P8Z77-V LK
CPU = Intel Core i5-3570K
RAM = Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Video Card = XFX ATI Radeon HD 4890
Hard Drives = 500 GB and 1.5 TB drives (I think both are 7600 RPM)
FYI - I found a PSU on Newegg today that is on sale for what looks like a pretty good price = "COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply" on sale from $109.99 down to $49.99 after MIR.
Any thoughts on what GPU to go with when I end up upgrading? I do a bit of gaming, but highest level graphics on the newest games are not a must for me. Would be nice to have, but not necessary. I am hoping to stay in the $150 range. (Upgrading from an XFX Radeon 4890, so almost any card will be an improvement.)
Video Card:Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter) Total: $169.99 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 00:08 EDT-0400)