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February 16, 2012 6:42:28 PM

Hello. I need some help on building a new computer, yes I know I posted again but I urgently need some help.

1600x900 monitor size.
GTX 580 1.56GB
i7-2600k 3.4ghz, will probably overclock
Intel DX78TO Motherboard X79

I need to know what other parts to buy, hard drive, RAM, etc..

And also if you have any suggestions with the parts I have already posted then please tell me if there could be anything better in the same price range.

Also what power supply, etc, all the small things too. And what component is important to be able to record my gameplay with FRAPS but still get good frame rates?

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February 16, 2012 6:59:11 PM

Hi! Welcome to the forums.
First thing is, you have a LGA 1155 processor paired with an LGA 2011 motherboard.
COuld you list a bit more about your needs? Go ahead and fill out the form here: gives us the info we need to help you.

Once I get a few more details, we should be able to get rocking and rolling.
February 16, 2012 7:05:41 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: In a few months

Budget Range: £1000 - £1200 max.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Flight Simulator X, Gaming, Recording Gameplay

Parts Not Required: Everything.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't mind.

Country: UK, England

Parts Preferences: I've heard that for FSX it's better to use Nvidia parts. So i7-2600k or a GTX 580.

Overclocking: Maybe if I know how to however I'm afraid it might overheat.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: I want it to be as quiet as possible.
February 16, 2012 7:41:34 PM £155.99 inc. VAT
Corsair CMPSU-1050HXUK Professional Series Silver HX 1050W Power Supply (PSU) £115.99 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard £227.99 inc. VAT
Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40GHz (Sandybridge) Socket LGA1155 Unlocked Processor - Retail £29.99 inc vat
Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler £34.99 inc vat
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit £359.99 inc vat
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Twin Frozr II/OC 1536MB GDDR5