I haven't upgraded for five years... So, I want to clear out my Cosmos case and upgrade this thing. My budget is in the $1200 range. Here are the parts I'm looking at, despite the total on this wish list, with the combo special on the motherboard, RAM and processor, it comes out to $1209, plus they thrown in a $15 gift card and a copy of Borderlands 2. I have to check out my power supply because I may have to upgrade that as well, any advice on brand/wattage would be helpful. I have to take some measurements because I'm a little concerned about the size of the cooler and the RAM. The original Cosmos is pretty huge so I think I should be ok on room there.
I primarily use my computer for gaming and photo editing and I am running a resolution of 1920x1200...
It depends on both the brand and series, but most importantly on the reviews by jonnyguru, hardocp, etc.
For general recommendations:
Corsair HX/AX/CX (maybe)/TX (AX/HX is not needed as the difference between Gold and Bronze certification isn't too big)
Antec TP/Earthwatts/NEO ECO/HCG
Rosewill Green (maybe)/HIVE/CAPSTONE
OCZ ModXStream 600W (or 500W)/ZT/ZX/ZS (although a bit loud the last 3)
LSP Gold Aurum