I'm looking to build a new system, and it has been a few years since I've done that.
There used to be periodic posts of 4 system builds according to price/performance, with links to where to purchase them. I found them quite helpful.
Unfortunately I live in California, so newegg.com is not my first choice for purchases Anyone have suggestions for alternative sources?
My main issue is finding a good case that is not really huge... I love the size of my Dell Optiplex 755 mid-tower case... anything large is a total pain to move.
Any suggestions for the following are appreciated... I like to get 'best bang for the buck' as budget is a concern:
1) Case (mini/mid-tower size, we don't need all the drive bays these days, right?) Just need room for a good graphics card, or maybe 2.
2) Power supply... I like the idea of the modular ones where you only connect cables you need, less mess inside.
3) Motherboard: not sure if AMD or Intel is the way to go. Definitely want USB 3.0 tho.
4) Graphics Card: Which is better nowadays? nVidia or AMD/ATI? AMD usually drives me insane, so nVidia is likely.