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Building New Fsx Pc

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Hi Gang,I'm thinking about building a new pc for FSX. How does this sound?

  • MSI P43 Neo3-F LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • PNY VCG88GTS5XWB GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500
  • CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF (Total 2GB. Can't find a 4GBx1.)

This would run about 500 bucks through NewEgg. I have a case and other stuff in my current machine to use.Don.

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Forgot the fan....Thermaltake SpinQ Performance Series cooler with ultra-lightweight aluminum and six heatpipes CL-P0466 CPU CoolerI was a little off on the price, too. With the fan, it's about $600Don

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Forgot the fan....Thermaltake SpinQ Performance Series cooler with ultra-lightweight aluminum and six heatpipes CL-P0466 CPU Cooler
Overclocking? The heatsink and fan that comes with the CPU would be okay otherwise. Sounds like a good compromise between performance and cost and suitable for FSX. I don't understand the "Total 2GB. Can't find a 4GBx1" statement. You certainly wouldn't want one 4GB memory module since you need two matching modules for dual channel.

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Overclocking? The heatsink and fan that comes with the CPU would be okay otherwise. Sounds like a good compromise between performance and cost and suitable for FSX. I don't understand the "Total 2GB. Can't find a 4GBx1" statement. You certainly wouldn't want one 4GB memory module since you need two matching modules for dual channel.
Not overclocking. I guess I didn't realize the CPU comes with a heat sink.The MB has 4 memory slots with max memory of 16GB, for 4 GB per slot. Newegg only had 4GB (2x2GB) which would max me out at 8GB.Don.

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The MB has 4 memory slots with max memory of 16GB, for 4 GB per slot. Newegg only had 4GB (2x2GB) which would max me out at 8GB.
I've filled up my 4 slots with 1GB modules. I figure that when we need more than 4 GB, we will also need a new motherboard, CPU and faster memory.It looks like you've hit on a sweetspot for performance and value. Good luck.

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