Not much difference in the mid-range department but I guess you cant go wrong with Asus..
and as always there are one trillion different component setups out there
x67 x77 x79, z87 chipsets to name a few, not to mention the amd ones i have myself a msi Z87-G45 GAMING mobo, which gave a lot problems,with detecting sata2 drives, and some usb issues, which needed a few bios upgrades
those video cards, made by different brands, are mostly the same besides from maybe some buffed up clock speeds etc, whats most important i think is the use of coolers on said cards, and they all use their own cooling systems 1 fan 2 fans even 3 fans
and we dont like a turbo jet sound coming from those fans, so generally more fans means lower fan speed, means lower noise, to still have the same cooling capacity as 1 fan running at full speed
[Edited by jackbig, 11/21/2013 3:41:53 AM]
Anyway, I order a Sapphire HD 7770 GHZ edition since that was the only one left. I'm not really a fan of Nvidia because I've always had bad experience with them. Thanks for your opinion.
A 760+ is fine, they have some early issues, just like the 2xx AMD cards have.
Nvidia still offers best price/performance and will not try to fry your CPU.
Get a 600W PSU at least Bronze 80+, and a 760 or higher (you will get some nice games with them from select places), 8GB DDR3 1600 (in 2x 4GB sticks).
Also your CPU won't cut it now, may look into an i5 or cheap i7 if you want to stay intel, or the new 9000 series CPU's from AMD.