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paulbakeman

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Hello!I am on the verge of buying this new system (component parts that I will assemble myself), and I was seeking some feedback as to whether this is a good system for FSX into the forseeable future, and also to know if I am missing some important piece, or if I should avoid a certain piece? Here 'tis:Mobo- MSI P6N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX IntelVideo Card- EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP PSU- Rosewill RX750-S-B 750W SLI Ready,Four +12V Rails Power Supply CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 Memory- Patriot eXtreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLKHard Drives (10,000 rpm for flightsim only!)- Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KDRTL 400GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive and Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive Other drive- SAMSUNG 18X DVD

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Good looking setup with just a few IMO "no-no's"Mobo is a keeper with very good performance, same goes for the other parts with the exception of the PSU. Problem with Rosewill PSUs is that some have been made by a company called youngyear they have been known to make "B&T" (Buy and Throw) type PSUs some other ones have made by ANTG now they arent too bad, more in the avarege linup like Coolmax and ThermalTake. Imo if you are building a nice beefy setup, get a more welknown brand like OCZ, Enermax...etcc with good amps on the rails.As far as the rest, eventhough i recommend always to get a separate soundcard, mere due to the effect of saving some cycles on the CPU thus saving on FPS and reducing stutters etc.. in certain software. New mobos in general can cope "ok", try it first, see if you feel that you still need a card. Again imo get a separate card, for the reason mentioned above, but try and see for yourself.As far as the 10k raptor, you will notice slightly faster loading times, so that will definatly be a plus.As far as the DIMMS, they do give overall good performance, but are lousy overclockers, if you want to OC the DIMMS get another brand.Hope that helps a bit.

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Thanks for the advice! I did'nt know that about the Rosewill PSU. I will certainly steer clear of it!Paul

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