Building a new pc so i'd appreciate if anyone could help me out. Been out of it all since I built my last pc really (about 4 years ago?) so that's why I came here to get some advice.
I'll be using it for my uni work - my course is digital media. 3D work really, as well as photoshop etc. Also, some games but, in particular, Flight simulator x will be getting played a fair bit!
I already have the GTX 460 765mb, a case and an optical drive including windows 7. So that leaves everything else. I am on a budget but I'm not too quite sure where that budget now stands. I thought around 600 pound without the graphics card. Also, I've never overclocked before but I guess you have to start somewhere. Could be an option for me.
By the way - I came across an excellent guide for setting up FSX that I have been reading. One part in particular i'd like some help with. If you could go to this website (SETTING UP FSX and HOW TO TUNE IT - SimForums.com Discussion
) and find on page ''About RAID0 in FSX'' it explains the best hard drive solutions with a controller card. I'm swaying towards having FSX on it's own hard drive if I could do it all within budget. I don't store any music or DVDs on my computer so I could have my other hard drive for purely other games, documents and applications.
As i'm based in UK - for anyone living elsewhere that is willing to help me, you could use Aria PC - Computer Hardware, Components, Monitors.. at lowest prices
or Overclockers UK
***ps. If I could get an i7 setup and save as much money as possible that would be fantastic. I said my budget is 500 pound, but if I could save on this and still get an i7 it would be great. Also, if the AMD 1090T would be fine for what I want to do and I could save money and be better off price vs performance, that would also be an option.*** update below
looks like i7 is the way to go for FSX