Core i7 - spec guidance
OK, my old coal burner pc has died and its time to put my hand in my pocket and buy new. Not a Technical type really so looking for some guidance. Budget is around £1500 ish. Bit of research suggests i7 core is probably best bet. Question is what to put it with?
I need a reasonably good gaming machine, certainly capable of handling most flight sim type software.
For me, its my office machine, so the usual MS office kit plus some good photo editing/drawing packages.
Mesh XGS+ looks a Rolls Royce spec but probably far more than I need: i7 975, 2 x 1GB ATI 5770 DDR5 DX11, 8GB 1333 Dual chan DDR3, 2TB 2 HDD..........
Would love to build my own and probably could mechanically. Getting it running is where I would struggle.
So, any thoughts from you experts out there? Much appreciated.