I am building a new system, here are the following specs:
AMD Phenom2 X4 955 3,2Ghz, AM3
650W Corsair CMPSU-650TXEU
4096MB (2x2048MB) DDR3 PC12800 Corsair XMS3
750GB Samsung SpinPoint F1 HD753LJ
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, sAM3
This is supposed to be a gaming system.
However I have a few problems that no matter how much I think I can't make a decision;
What GPU should I go for?
I have used nVidia all my time and feel very comfortable with it. This system is going to be a gaming system as I said and my monitor is going to be 1920x1200. I want to be able to play games without going down to low or medium (It's ok if I can't max settings)
What case should I go for?
I have absolutly no idea what I should go for. Something that keeps my stuff cool, no big worries if it makes noise but as long as it's good, can stop hdd vibrations for example and so on.
What would you change?
Is there anything in the system above that you would like to change?
With your 650W PSU you are in an awkward spot as crossfiring 4870's or 4890's would be pushing it. Because of that, I would just say rock a 4850x2 or 4870x2 now. And not worry about it until DX11 cards come out.
As far as cases go, that's largely personal preference. There are so many solid cases out there just find one with good cooling.
Coolermaster 690/ HAF series