Help on a rig dedicated to FSX
Hi everyone. I'm soon going to start building a computer and I need some suggestions on what I should buy. I have about £300 each to spend on the Graphics Card and the Processor, and then I have about £500 or £600 to spend on the rest. I've been reading that the GTX 580 or 570 is best for FSX, and the i7-920 or 2600k is the best CPU. Please help me guys, I don't know what ram, motherboard, I don't know what I should buy. I need to be sure so I don't regret my choice later. Thanks.
Those are both probably true, HOWEVER, both intel and nVidia are coming out with their new CPU's and GPU's respectively in only a few months, so if you can, I'd wait until that or else you'll be outphased really quickly. As far as the MB, if you do wait for Ivy Bridge/6XX series GPU, this would suit your needs I think:
You'll probably want 16gigs of memory so: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497
HDD: Hard drives are all at rip-off prices right now, so wait for a good deal, or wait until they drop again. I'd recommend something like the Caviar Blue series.
PSU: This should do it's job well: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371051
Not sure what else you need...
EDIT: OK there we go
Well what if I was to get this :
Can I still get the same motherboard or do I need to buy something different to it fits with the 8 Core CPU? I'm sorry I'm asking really stupid questions but I have no idea on anything about computer parts etc..
The CPU is vital for FRAPS, but the graphics card will help get good frames in the first place. So, the i5-2600K and 580 would definitely be able to hold frames. However, I would caution you against getting a 500 series GPU, and instead going with the Radeon 7970, which is a next-gen graphics card, or waiting for the 600 series to come out. The 7970 is about the same price as the 580 if I'm not mistaken.