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Hi all My present pc is 2 years old and am wondering how much improvement i would get with this new one old pcIntel core 2duo 2.4g e66004gig ddr2 533memory2x320 seagate sata2 16mb hard drivegeforce8800gtx pci-e768mbwindowsxp home3x 19''acer lcd monitors run on triple head 2gonew pcAll New Intel Core i7 Performance CPUAsus P6T-Deluxe X58 SLI/Crossfire Mainboard6 Gb DDR 3 1333Mhz Triple Kit RAM2 Terabyte Storage Space in RAID 0 for SpeedDUAL 1Tb Serial ATA-2 16M 7200RPM HDD512Mb ATI 4850 DDR3 PCI-E 16X24

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Hi,If you intend to use FSX and this is your primary need for speed, I'd keep that 8800 GTX card.If you go for the 4870 I'd recommend you to go for a more powerful PSU. My estimate is that 460W will get you into trouble with a 4870 or 4850 card. Here is a link where you may get a fair idea on what system loads to expect with different cards: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3415&p=9Regarding the rest of your new rig I have no experience of i7 with FSX. I haven't seen any FSX benchmarks. Some threads here and there, but very subjective conclusions. Most in favor for the i7, but none with a comparison to a fast C2D setup. I'm waiting for a report from Nick Needham regarding i7 and FSX or some other benchmarker that I trust.Ulf B

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And buy yourself 1600 or even better 1800 mhz memory.The 8800 series graphics card is good , but for a high end pc it misses performance.I have no experience with ATI , but I just changed my 8800 GTS card for a 260 OC.Toms Hardware uses FSX for its graphics card charts.With their tests they used a E8300 stock processor and then the 8800GTS card is the best for FSX.The newer faster cards are overkill then.However with your new setup you need a faster card , or your card will hold performance back. Especially when using high resolutions.

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Hi all My present pc is 2 years old and am wondering how much improvement i would get with this new one old pcIntel core 2duo 2.4g e66004gig ddr2 533memory2x320 seagate sata2 16mb hard drivegeforce8800gtx pci-e768mbwindowsxp home3x 19''acer lcd monitors run on triple head 2gonew pcAll New Intel Core i7 Performance CPUAsus P6T-Deluxe X58 SLI/Crossfire Mainboard6 Gb DDR 3 1333Mhz Triple Kit RAM2 Terabyte Storage Space in RAID 0 for SpeedDUAL 1Tb Serial ATA-2 16M 7200RPM HDD512Mb ATI 4850 DDR3 PCI-E 16X24

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