Recently the computer I built last year and the monitor I used with it were stolen. Fortunately insurance paid for the whole thing and I have a nice internship so naturally I want to rebuild it. I havent really payed any attention to hardware since I built my system but Ive been reading a few articles (mostly here on tom's hardware) and Ive come up with a few choices:
as you can see I have two motherboards... I cant really decide which one I want.
Being a college student, its hard for me to bring myself to pay an extra hundred some dollars for a better motherboard, so I was just wondering what you guys think.
Is the 780i mobo worth the price jump, or should I stick with the 650i?
a psu is missing from this list, Ive looked into it a little bit, but Ive heard its easy to make a mistake when buying one if you just look at the wattage.
Do you have any recommendations for a psu?
any other comments on my choices are welcome, I want to take full advantage of this opportunity to rebuild my system
thanks for the recommendations for the 4850, I hadnt really looked into ati cards at all but it looks like exactly what I was looking for
I had an 8800 GTS in my old box and I wanted to get something a little better without breaking the bank
it looks like the only thing better than this card are the way high end nvidia ones like the GX2 and 280 and 260