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How does this look for a FSX machine? Should I spend the extra 100 bucks on the i7? http://bit.ly/nKcir0


Justin Soltau

 

Intel i5 2500k, Corsair Vengeance 8gb 2x4gb DDR3 1600mhz, Asus P8P67 LGA 1155, Corsair GS600 PSU, 500gb SATA HD, Windows 7 ultimate 64bit.

 

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If you're willing to do some reading/learning, I'd consider building a machine yourself - you'll get much better stuff and be able to troubleshoot it yourself since you know exactly what's in it and how it works.


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Thanks again for the quick response Ryan. I have built a computer myself but it's been a while. I do like the idea of buying whatever I want and being able to customize it how I want. I just didn't know if this would be the cheaper route (the cheaper route is not always best). I check out Newegg.com a lot and Tigerdirect.com I'm just unsure about motherboards and which is the right one for an i7 or i5 machine.


Justin Soltau

 

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Here's what you want: CPU: Core i5 2500K or Core i7 2600K (go with the 2500K if this is just for FS - the 2600K has hyperthreading for $100 extra, not useful in FSX)Mobo: Something based on the Intel P67 or Z68 chipset. Asus and MSI are both great brands for it.RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600GPU: Nvidia GTX560 Ti, 570 or 580 with at least 1GB of RAMStorage: Do whatever you'd like, I like Western Digital for HDs and OCZ or Intel for SSDs. Get a good power supply, case and CPU cooler - with a good cooler you'll be able to OC the CPU up to 4.5+ GHz without issue.


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My other question about building a new machine. It might take me a couple months to get the cash available for it but I've already installed the NGX on my computer now. Will I be able to install it on my new machine once I get it?


Justin Soltau

 

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Here's what you want: CPU: Core i5 2500K or Core i7 2600K (go with the 2500K if this is just for FS - the 2600K has hyperthreading for $100 extra, not useful in FSX)Mobo: Something based on the Intel P67 or Z68 chipset. Asus and MSI are both great brands for it.RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600GPU: Nvidia GTX560 Ti, 570 or 580 with at least 1GB of RAMStorage: Do whatever you'd like, I like Western Digital for HDs and OCZ or Intel for SSDs. Get a good power supply, case and CPU cooler - with a good cooler you'll be able to OC the CPU up to 4.5+ GHz without issue.
Since Intel spec seems to state that such CPU runs @ 1333 as bus max frequency, why buying 1600 ??? http://ark.intel.com...Cache-3_40-GHz)

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I know it would basically just be throwing away money but I really want to fly. If I was able to get 4gigs of memory and bought Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit would I be able to fly smoothly?


Justin Soltau

 

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that thing has one terrible GPU.


Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society. The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute. ~Gil Stern

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Here's what you want: CPU: Core i5 2500K or Core i7 2600K (go with the 2500K if this is just for FS - the 2600K has hyperthreading for $100 extra, not useful in FSX)Mobo: Something based on the Intel P67 or Z68 chipset. Asus and MSI are both great brands for it.RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600GPU: Nvidia GTX560 Ti, 570 or 580 with at least 1GB of RAMStorage: Do whatever you'd like, I like Western Digital for HDs and OCZ or Intel for SSDs. Get a good power supply, case and CPU cooler - with a good cooler you'll be able to OC the CPU up to 4.5+ GHz without issue.
Thanks you for this post Ryan. I´ve been meaning to PM you for a time to get your idea of an ideal PC that can handle nicely FSX + add-on sceneries+NGX+ASE+online flying at Vatsim+ all the other regular stuff I´d use my home pC for. The only reason I didn´t PM you is beacuse I thought you were already too busy with post-release debugging and support. So with this setup I´d have it all covered? Once again thanks!

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Victor M. Lima
 

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You can still run the RAM higher and it makes use of it.
Hi Ryan, May not be a bad idea to make a sticky called Ryans FSX PC guide...or words to that effect - as the same questions seem to come up quite often here. Just a thought! :-)

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I just posted such a thread with this suggestion a couple days ago, went by unnoticed though. I really think it would help a ton of people. Ryan, should I get a Corsair water cooler H100 or will the A50 air coole suffice? What about PSU? Am I looking for a professional series PSU from Corsair or can I aim lower and still be playing it safe? So far, this is my amazon wish list http://www.amazon.com/wishlist/3BK4TCT0UD471/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go Total amounts to $1600,00 Is the SSD a must have? I´m finding it pretty expensive... Will there be a lot of difference between having everything under one HD and having an HD with the OS and an SSD dedicated to FSX and peripherals? Thanks for the help.


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Victor M. Lima
 

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If your finding it a bit expensive, go for the i5 2500k instead. You should also go for a Z68 based mobo as well.


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