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Alienware for FSX - Good Enough?

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Hi guys, I'm planning on buying an Alienware Aurora R3 this summer for FSX. Are these specs good enough to get a decent frame rate with addons including REX, airports like Imaginesim WSSS and WoAI?PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.1GHzOPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, EnglishCHASSIS COLOR Matte Stealth Black Chassis with 525W Multi-GPU Approved Power SupplyMEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHzVIDEO CARD Dual 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 - SLI EnabledHARD DRIVE 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB CacheI'm sure with some tweaking here and there, a target fps of 25 is achievable in places like NYC? Thanks for any help.PS: I'm no tech whiz which is why I'm buying an alienware - I know they are over priced but I have no clue how to build a rig myself and I think this is the best way to avoid compatibility problems, etc.

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Hi guys, I'm planning on buying an Alienware Aurora R3 this summer for FSX. Are these specs good enough to get a decent frame rate with addons including REX, airports like Imaginesim WSSS and WoAI?PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-2600K (8MB Cache) Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.1GHzOPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, EnglishCHASSIS COLOR Matte Stealth Black Chassis with 525W Multi-GPU Approved Power SupplyMEMORY 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHzVIDEO CARD Dual 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460 - SLI EnabledHARD DRIVE 1TB SATA 3Gb/s (7,200RPM) 32MB CacheI'm sure with some tweaking here and there, a target fps of 25 is achievable in places like NYC? Thanks for any help.PS: I'm no tech whiz which is why I'm buying an alienware - I know they are over priced but I have no clue how to build a rig myself and I think this is the best way to avoid compatibility problems, etc.
It is powerful enough to run FSX and the addons you mentioned w/o problems. You still should not move your sliders to the max as that will create bottlenecks and crashes. It can be overclocked much more than 4.1GHz though. Can you request a higher overclock from Dell? The last Dell system I had (still have) was able to overclock through the BIOS by simply changing one performance setting. That's how I was able to overclock my old system from 2.93GHz to 3.73GHz.Best regards,Jim

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Rather than buying dual GTX 460's to run SLI which provides no immediate benefit to FSX, you should get a single 570 at the same cost which will benefit FSX frame rates.

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I would seriously consider building yourself. With the Youtube guides available, it's really not too challenging, and you don't have to pay the insane premium that comes along with buying from a big manufacturer. You also get to have complete control over what parts go into your system, and don't have to worry about all the bloatware that comes on the computer.

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