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PC specs for FSX with TH2G + 2 monitors for instruments.

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Hi!We're aiming for a visual setup with matrox triplehead on 3 monitors or projectors (3072x768). We also have two 19" monitors built into the panel for instruments.The original plan was to stick with FS9, but as SP1 increased fsx performance and processor prices have dropped, we're considering fsx.What do you think about the following spec, considering our visual setup?Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4, nForce-650iIntel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHzIn-Win EA-0013 Midi Tower, 400W PSUTwinMOS DDR2 PC6400 2048MB CL5 (2x1024 matched kit)XFX GeForce 7100GS TurboCache DDR2 (for instruments)XFX GeForce 8800GTS 500M 320MB GDDR3, 1600Mhz- Will a 400w psu be able to support this setup?- Will I benefit a lot from using faster (more expensive!) ram?- Will I be able to overclock the CPU slightly (2,8Ghz?) with this mobo/ram/stock cooler?Thanks!

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- Will a 400w psu be able to support this setup?Witht the 8800 which alone allready consumes quite alot, and with overclock, NO, what you'll want is "atleast" a 500-550w with +12 Volt current rating of 26 Amps. (even though the minimum for the 320GTS is 400w, 1. dont use minimums for a guideline, 2. leave juice for you other components. Don't go cheap with a PSU, but don't go overboard either.)- Will I benefit a lot from using faster (more expensive!) ram?Yes, specially with overclocking, you will want to overclock your DIMMS aswell, for a good overclock go with quality 1066MHz DIMMS, with heatspreaders. (RAM RUNS HOT UNDER OVERCLOCK)- Will I be able to overclock the CPU slightly (2,8Ghz?) with this mobo/ram/stock cooler?You "should" be able to, its only a small increase. But it depends on many factors. The type of stepping of the CPU, the quality of your DIMMS etc.. Overclocking IS trial and error, for some it works, and for others it doesnt really work.Note on the 8800, if your planning to run at 3072x768, you would be alot better of getting the 640MB GTS or the 768MB GTX. The 8800GTS 320MB would not handle that high a resolution very well.

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