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MY PC BUILD:Cooler Master HAF X BLACK STEEL/Plastic ATX Full Tower PC CASE $189.99EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB PCI Express 2.0 $189.99LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive $17.99Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty $99.99Corsair Ethusiast Series 650W ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply $89.99G.Skill Ripjaws series 8GB (2x4gb) 240 pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 $84.99EVGA X58 FTW3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Motherboard $229.99Intel Core i7-960 BloomField 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad Core $279.99Hows This for running fsx at max or near max settings?

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MY PC BUILD:Cooler Master HAF X BLACK STEEL/Plastic ATX Full Tower PC CASE $189.99EVGA GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked 1GB PCI Express 2.0 $189.99LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive $17.99Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty $99.99Corsair Ethusiast Series 650W ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply $89.99G.Skill Ripjaws series 8GB (2x4gb) 240 pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 $84.99EVGA X58 FTW3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Motherboard $229.99Intel Core i7-960 BloomField 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad Core $279.99Hows This for running fsx at max or near max settings?
Well, you will need to overclock it to 5.0 gig or more to run FSX at "max" settings, and there's no way it will do that. Even my old i7-950 at 4.485 wouldn't run FSX at max - if fact I think there's no-one on the planet that has or can do that. That said, however - you will get half decent performance if you do overclock it, say to 4.2 - 4.4, but you will for sure need water (~$300) at that high clock. I think you'll find you can get an i7-2600K for pretty close to those prices, and then you will jump to 4.5 - 5.0 gig, with no, or minimal extra (air)cooling.Good luck. :(

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I have a GTX 460 overclocked, the Coolermaster case, X-Fi soundcard, a 750 watt P.S., an Asus Sabertooth M.B. and the Intel 2600k cpu. With that configuration I can run FSX with max settings (no light bloom or dx10), GEX, UT2 w/ 70% traffic, REX, ASE and get anywhere from 28 at JFK to 60 or more at a smaller airport. Also, my cpu is overcloced to 4.6 ghz-- which was easy. Best of luck on your build, it will change FSX completely!!

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I would like to go with custom built by myself because it seems to be cheaper. My max price Im willing to spend is around $1500-1600. If I can get max perfomance with these prices I will just have to deal with it. But I just want to get the best bang for my buck for fsx.

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$1500-$1600 should be no problem at all! The Coolermaster HAF case I got was $50.00 at Compusa. The i7 2600k cpu was $320.00. The video card was around $230. The motherboard was $260.00. The power supply is a corsair gaming supply, which was around $130 I believe. 8 gigs of raptor dd3 1600 ram was around $100.00. The CPU cooler is a corsair H50, and was like $70.00. Overclocking the i7 2600k is cake, and while I could push mine to 5ghz, 4.6 works nice and stable with low temps and voltage. Also note, there are two variants of the i7 2600-- the i7 2600 and i7 2600k. The "k" model is unlocked, meaning you can overclock it greatly. It's about $30.00 more than the regular i7 2600 and worth it.

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I think an i5-2500k would be about as good for FSX, but it's possible that Flight will be able to take advantage of the Hyperthreading of the 2600k. And if you're building for Flight, you might want a bit better video card. Maybe spend around $250 for that.If you want to cut back somewhere, I'd get a motherboard for under $200. Look over the features, because that's a big factor in the cost. If you don't need stuff like more SATA ports (note that even lower end boards have 6) or extra PCIe lanes for SLI/Crossfire, you don't need to go high-end there.

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Please read:http://forum.avsim.net/topic/329986-hardware-related-threads/

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