I used to build a new system yearly but I have been out of the habit of doing that for 9 years. So, it's well over due for a new build and I feel like I'm brand new to this now. Here is what I have so far any opinions or advise is welcome
Been out of the game for almost 9 years. Need advice.....
Here is what I have so far.
OS: Windows 7 Professional
MOBO: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
FORM FACTOR: ATX
PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W
VIDEO CARD: GPU is up in the air. I am considering these two GIGABYTE GV-N460OC2-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB and the GIGABYTE GV-R577SO-1GD Radeon HD 5770 1GB
750w PSU is way over-kill for a single video card like one of those... (if you're going Corsair - a ~550w will be more than enough)
more importantly... for a $1200 budget that already includes a monitor... you can do much, much better... like a system based on the current X58 /w i7-950... or the upcoming Sandy Bridge P67 /w 2500K/2600K CPU
Use a 650 watter for one GFX card, an 850 id considering adding a 2nds in future. The 750 watterwill probably work, but remeber that PSU's are most efficient at 50% laod so the extra headroom will help in two ways.
This will save ya $30 over the HX750, is 850 watts and easily a quality match for the Corsair HX850. And I agree w/ Mike, with your budget, I'd be doing a 1366 or 1155/1156 based system.
I like the suggestions but the PSU I'm ordering is modular because I like my case to be extra clean on the inside. I usually stick with AMD because every intel chip I have ever bought (around 15 or so) has fried on me. The Win 7 Pro is there because like I said I haven't built a system in 9 years so I'm still running several older programs and home doesn't support XP mode. But please keep the Ideas coming I do like getting feed back. Please Explain to me why OEM other than being cheaper. The last time I bought an OEM from newegg the Serial was listed as already used.