It's the newer version, more efficient, nicer looking. I might even be tempted to go for the modular HX 650w, but that's just if you have some extra money to toss in. But yeah, your system will give you more than enough performance to max pretty much anything our at 1680x1050 as well, so you should be good to go!
If you ever upgrade to 1920x1280 two 560 Ti's will be more than adequate to keep the graphics nice and tasty. I love the board, it works great for me, and the UEFI BIOS is so much easier than keyboarding through.
Thanks for the responses. I spent a good deal of last week researching and that's how I came up with this build. I just wanted to see if there was anything I missed.
Anyways, I managed to find some good deals on Newegg, now I just have to save up the money. Hopefully there'll be some price drops by July and I can save some more.
And yes, I do intend to upgrade to a 1080 monitor eventually, I was thinking of an Asus 27" (This one specifically http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ). I have a 24" right now, and I want to swap up to something larger. If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it.
I just did some monitor upgrading myself... I have to say, I enjoy a 24" 120hz monitor more than a 27" 60hz one. I don't use the 3D stuff much, but the refresh rate really makes a big difference to me.
I was considering getting a 120 mhz monitor, but I don't know if it'd be worth the tradeoff of the extra screen real estate. I like to do a lot of multitasking with a lot of windows open. I guess I'll just have to go look at one in person to see if I prefer it.
120hz is a bit nicer for normal stuff, but a lot nicer in games (if your video card can handle 120fps). I was super close to buying that identical Asus 27" monitor (or the 276Q), but once I tried one of these out I couldn't go back. I actually have two 120hz screens now... lol.
The resolution on a 24" 120hz or a 27" screen would also be the same, so for the most part it will give you a similar amount of real estate as well. Dual monitors = the way to go for multitasking, so +1 to cmadrids comment there.
Good idea on the dual monitor setup, I'll definitely consider it. As far as screen real estate is concenered, I understand both a 24 and 27 are going to have the same resolution, but I just find myself longing for a larger display in general. What I really want is a Dell u2711 but at 850 on the low end, that's a lot to shell out. So like I said, I'll shop around, see if I can find one of the 120hz in person to compare. The monitor is not a priority, I just wanted to gauge the market.