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First Homebuild - Advice/comments welcomed

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November 20, 2010 12:04:24 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 22-30 November (although may wait until 27 Dec for some components depending on pricing)

Budget Range: £1050 GBP

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (mainly flight sims such as FSX, DCS series ect) I will play other types of game as well

Parts Not Required: Cooler can be bought at a later stage, as can any second GPU

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.amazon.co.uk www.dabs.com www.ebuyer.co.uk www.overclockers.co.uk any other reliable UK sites I'm not familiar with

Country of Origin: UK (Scotland FWIW)

Parts Preferences: Nvidia GPU as I play IL2 and it likes the improved openGL performance. Intel CPU I guess

Overclocking: Yes once I get an aftermarket cooler, though the cost of the cooler should not be considered in the initial build

SLI or Crossfire: Yes but probably not initially. I may consider a separate GPU as a PhysX unit.

Monitor Resolution: would like LED 1920*1080

Additional Comments: Not too concerned about aesthetics. How it works > how it looks.

I currently have somthing roughly in mind which involves the following:
CPU: i7 950
MB: ASUS Sabertooth X58
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 460 1MB
Memory: unsure maybe 6 gb corsair dominator 1600 ddr3 CL8
Case: Antec 300
Storage: 1 or 2 Samsung spinpoint f3 1TB
Optical Drive: Samsung DVD R/w with lightscribe
Budgeting £200 for monitor - undecided make/model. Must have speakers built in.
Unsure of PSU - I'm thinking of a corsair somewhere between 650 and 750w
Will get sound card in future
Did I miss anything?

Go easy....it's my first build and I'm new and sensitive :cry: 
November 20, 2010 9:53:44 PM

thanks. Scratching the soundcard off the list unless I start recording.
Is the PSU suitable for an SLI setup, or would I need to change if choosing that route?
November 20, 2010 11:39:15 PM

PSU would be fine for two GTX 460's, no problem at all.
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