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Hey guys, I am currently in the market for a new pc for fsx. My current pc is a q6600 overclocked to 3 ghz, 680i motherboard, 4 gig ram, and a 8800gt. It runs fsx fairly well, but with my PMDG, and other complex addons it is starting to struggle. I am willing to spend in the area of about 2000 thousand dollars. I have kinda been out of the computer world for the last few months so I'm not really up to date on the newest tech out there. What would u guys suggest for a new system?

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You did not say if you want to purchase or build, check out my signature, FSX runs great.If you want to purchase I personnally would not buy something from Fry's, Best Buy, etc., get something from a respectable custom builder. I bought mine from MaxForce PC www.maxforepc.com and I can highly recommend Max!Regards,Rod

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idaho's right, re: best Buy, etc. They "lock down" their systems so much you'd never even be able to touch a bios other than a couple little things. And the crapware! Oh my, the crapware! Custom builder, or head over to NewEgg and build yourself - I did that for the first time this past June and it worked out fantastic!Oh, and ..Core i7...12 GB RAM...Intel SSD Drive just for FSX...triple GTX280's...Win 7 64-bit...water-cooling...40" HD monitor...is not what I have! :( (but that'd work great for you!)I built the following, and it's awesome on FSX and PMDG:Core i7-920, 3.3Ghz (stock Intel heatsink/fan), DFI LanPartyJr X58 microATX in an old HP Pavilion case (missing the bezel), 6 GB of Corsair Dominator (6 sticks) at 3200/800, WD caviar Black 1TB, Samsung DVD Burner, single BFG GTX250 O/C 1GB (need to buy that second one - SLI, here I come!), Corsair THX 650 PSU, running Vista64 Ultimate, FSX, D3D10 'on', PMDG 747-400, 747-8, MD-11, Jetstream4100, Level-D 767-300ER.Cheers, and happy flying!

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SLI wont do a thing for FSX, niether will 12GB of ram. Forum members are looking for real advice so they can avoid waisting money on fruitless upgades.

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I never thought about building my own. I dont know if I have enough knowledge to try and tackle that. My current rig is from Ibuypower and has served me very well the last couple years. My plan was to buy another one from them. But this idea of building one has caught my interest since I could use my current case, psu, and hard drive. I believe everything else will need upgraded. I currently have Vista 32 so from what I have read I need to upgrade that to Windows 7 64 bit for best performance. Thanks for your input guys!

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Any core i7 CPU-based build.... the 950 or 920, overclocked to at least 4.0 GHz, using an aftermarket cooler such as:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...ctua-_-35608018http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...mory-_-35181010http://www.crazypc.com/products/true-black-50984.htmlX58 motherboardGTX2856GB DDR3 ramIf you have leftover moola consider a SSD drive for only FSX:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820167016Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64finally don't forget a quality PSU such as:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817139006

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