First Homebuild - Advice/comments welcomed

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:
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  1. Here is a nice PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096&cm_re=seasonic-_-17-151-096-_-Product

    Consider not getting a sound card. They tend to have compatibility issues, and serve no real purpose, unless you need them for specialized software, or need the outputs.
  2. 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?
  3. PSU would be fine for two GTX 460's, no problem at all.
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