Hi, i was looking into buying a new gaming pc but whilst prioes seem high ive decided im going to go down the build it myself route.
I have looked at a few parts so far and was wondering if someone could just let me know if what i have so far seems decent? now ive gone for an i7, but im still wondering if a quad core will do just as good a job? although im saying gaming pc, im not an avid gamer and it will mainly be for fsx.so i dont want to do to much overkill.
i7 920 overclocked to 3.33ghz, 6gb ram asus p6t motherboard bundle at £488
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ati radeon hd4890 @ £170
coolermaster elite 330 case @ £30
now ive seen this psu which is a coolermaster silent pro 700w psu at £86
[url=click here]Coolermaster Silent Pro M700 700W PSU Modular Power Supply - RS700-ASAAA1-UK[/url]
now this will only be my third build, and as ive never built anything near these specs im not sure if this is suitable,. will 700w be ok? i am maybe hoping to upgrade to 2 graphics cards in the future so i guess id need something different as i do that.
Ive not yet looked at hd's and optical drives but im more than likely going to just use the ones i currently have.
Don't worry about DirectX 11 yet. You'll pay a premium for graphics cards that support it but, it will be a long time before there are many games written to take advantage of it. The ATI Radeon HD4890 is a very good card for the money, go for it!