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Hi everybody,I'll like to build a new computer for FSX, any suggestions?Thank you.

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do a forum search for 2500k. You'll find a lot of good builds based on that cpu

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Use my signature as a starting point. Visit the hardware forum also. Lot's of post exactly like this one populate every page of the CPU/MOBO forum.http://forum.avsim.net/forum/326-mobo-ram-cpus-amp-other-hardware/

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I'll like to build a new computer for FSX, any suggestions?
Hmm, speaking of missing the obvious as Ken has mentioned and looking at sigs as Zach has mentioned. Why are you thinking about upgrading what you have?Your current signature states:*i7 920 2.66 DDR3, ASUS p6T Deluxe, 6GB memory, Power supply 1200W, Nvidia 260GTX 896GB, WD300GB 10000RPM 16MB, windows XP 64 bitsThe only issues I see is no sign of overclock. With that set up you could get 4.2 on air, 3.8 easily on stock cooling, so no need to upgrade what you have listed there at all for FSX other than your overclock (or adding one).

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I'll agree with Dan. Your cheapest bet for a significant performance boost is to buy a decent cooler & oc your current rig to 4+ (if your mb bios allows oc, most store bought pc's don't). Aside from that upgrading to a gtx560ti would allow higher aa settings, so probably $250-300 to go that route.If you still want to build, the i7-2600k & i5-2500k are the cpu's of choice right now for fsx. They're cheap, have slightly better ipc than yours and generally overclock better. I haven't seen one yet that wouldn't hit atleast 4.3ghz.

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Im thinking about getting one: http://www.trademe.c...px?id=438138149 ???? what do you think?
And to add what Paul posted, I would find out the make of Motherboard first before touching that. Generic chinese parts come to mind, and as they have not stated make of MB, I would say I am close to the mark. If it is not an Asus or Gigabyte, walk away, go to your local 'puter shop and design one your self. And I certainly would not buy a computer off trademe.

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And to add what Paul posted, I would find out the make of Motherboard first before touching that. Generic chinese parts come to mind, and as they have not stated make of MB, I would say I am close to the mark. If it is not an Asus or Gigabyte, walk away, go to your local 'puter shop and design one your self. And I certainly would not buy a computer off trademe.
Two things:1. They're are no "generic Chinese" foundries producing the Z68 chipset2. Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EGVA, and Asrock are all good manufacturers. (Gigabyte has had the most issues with the Sandy Bridge chipsets.)Let's keep the info reasonably educated in here.Oh, btw. Gigabyte is a Chinese company. ;) And Asus. And Asrock.

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Yeah, even the big American companies (in almost any industry) are made from foreign parts and possibly, just MAYBE assembled in the US. I'm not touting US products or anything, that was just an example. Country of origin doesn't matter nearly as much as which specific factory (and sometimes shift/time of day) in that country produced it.Even if the MB is rubbish, it only costs an extra $120-180 to factor in a replacement.

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Two things:1. They're are no "generic Chinese" foundries producing the Z68 chipset2. Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EGVA, and Asrock are all good manufacturers. (Gigabyte has had the most issues with the Sandy Bridge chipsets.)Let's keep the info reasonably educated in here.Oh, btw. Gigabyte is a Chinese company. ;) And Asus. And Asrock.
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The CPU cooler keeps the most important, expensive part of your PC cool.The Power supply should be quality, as it's failure could fry your whole system. Corsair and Seasonic have a reputation for great PSUs. It's no surprise Corsair uses Seasonic's X chassis on many of their PSUs. Anyway, 500W is enough for a single GPU and CPU overclock, but it leaves little headroom.

Taiwanese :)
Pardon me. Republic of China. Either way, You agree. I know you do.

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Pardon me. Republic of China. Either way, You agree. I know you do.
no, I don't agree, but who cares

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The CPU cooler keeps the most important, expensive part of your PC cool.The Power supply should be quality, as it's failure could fry your whole system. Corsair and Seasonic have a reputation for great PSUs. It's no surprise Corsair uses Seasonic's X chassis on many of their PSUs. Anyway, 500W is enough for a single GPU and CPU overclock, but it leaves little headroom.
Thanks for the info.And for a cooler, also Corsair?

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Unless they do something really stupid I will always recommend Corsair for coolers. Not that there aren't equally good coolers from other makers out there...Noctua has an excellent air cooler, but I still prefer my H70. None of my friends understand multipliers or vdroop, but they all think liquid cooling instantly equals supreme machine!

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The problem I face is that I have no clue about the enternals of pcs, nor how they work. This is why, finding a good preassembled 1 is what I need to do.The problem I face is that I have no clue about the internals of pcs, nor how they work. This is why, finding a good preassembled 1 is what I need to do.

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Two things:1. They're are no "generic Chinese" foundries producing the Z68 chipset2. Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EGVA, and Asrock are all good manufacturers. (Gigabyte has had the most issues with the Sandy Bridge chipsets.)Let's keep the info reasonably educated in here.Oh, btw. Gigabyte is a Chinese company. ;) And Asus. And Asrock.
You don't know the Auction site like I do. Yeah, it is Taiwan :) As for the Gigabyte Z68 boards having issues with SB, rubbish!!! I have never heard that, and the one (UD4-B3) I have is rock solid. The only issue i believe was with the UD7, and that has been adressed with a bios update.Gigabyte are very good at adressing issues that arise, and found there boards to be very rock solid in reliability and performance. Asus also have issues from time to time, and MSI also. In fact they all do. The last Asus board I owned failed after 2 years, and performance was crap, so no board maker is immune. You need to do a bit more research when stating that the GB boards have issues with the SB chip, a reasonably eduacated one at least, and at least provide evidence that more than 1 series of GB boards have this issue.http://www.vortez.ne...4_review,1.htmlReview of the board Z68 UD4-B3

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You don't know the Auction site like I do. Yeah, it is Taiwan :) As for the Gigabyte Z68 boards having issues with SB, I have never heard that, and the one (UD4-B3) I have is rock solid. The only issue i believe was with the UD7, and that has been adressed with a bios update.Gigabyte are very good at adressing issues that arise, and found there boards to be very rock solid in reliability and performance. Asus also have issues from time to time, and MSI also. In fact they all do. The last Asus board I owned failed after 2 years, and performance was crap, so no board maker is immune. You need to do a bit more research when stating that the GB boards have issues with the SB chip, a reasonably eduacated one at least, and at least provide evidence that more than 1 series of GB boards have this issue.Review of the board Z68 UD4-B3http://www.vortez.ne...4_review,1.html

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The problem I face is that I have no clue about the enternals of pcs, nor how they work. This is why, finding a good preassembled 1 is what I need to do.The problem I face is that I have no clue about the internals of pcs, nor how they work. This is why, finding a good preassembled 1 is what I need to do.
Not sure what town you are in,AKL ? CHC ? but I would suggest ringing around maybe some of the smaller computer retail outlets and tell the what you need. Just make sure you get a good quality (most important) parts, especially good quality ram etc.

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The CPU cooler keeps the most important, expensive part of your PC cool.The Power supply should be quality, as it's failure could fry your whole system. Corsair and Seasonic have a reputation for great PSUs. It's no surprise Corsair uses Seasonic's X chassis on many of their PSUs. Anyway, 500W is enough for a single GPU and CPU overclock, but it leaves little headroom.Pardon me. Republic of China. Either way, You agree. I know you do.
Re-reading this I think I might have misunderstood you here Zach.I do agree Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EGVA, and Asrock all make solid boards, of course

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I went with Jetline Systems. I have a liquid-cooled CPU that makes for a very powerful system, and theri customer support is top-notch. Worth the price!Luis Linares

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I think something is in all of us to do a liquid system at least once. Many of us that have don't do it twice. Liquid cooling grabs people in some cases looking for a quiet rig with "No fans! Yay!". That makes me laugh since the radiators "fans" are pretty loud under load.This was my

I just resurrected for my brother. I ripped out two video cards that I also had liquid cooled so now more for the CPU, but I still get better with air. Less work = better after you have your first liquid experience. I think it's a must though and certainly is fun, but it can be a pain to maintain, bleed hoses, and you still need some major fan cooling in your comp. Trust me on that. This rig is no fans. North bridge, South Bridge, 2 vdeo cards and my FX60 (at the time that CPU cost me $1,100). A week later I was back on newegg getting lots of fans ;)Todays cases with top fans and lower PSU's help a lot (a lot) also, but for me anyway, the thrill with it is no longer worth it. All that being said, I still don't ever regret doing it, I just will never do it again.

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