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Major Computer Upgrade - Need Suggestions

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Well, I'm ready to upgrade my computer and operating system. I'm sick of FSX lag with only medium high settings in semi remote areas lol.

 

I'm looking to use my current hard drive (wipe it clean, though), PSU (at 1040 watts it should be enough), case, and RAM (8gb of DDR3).

 

So, basically, I need a new motherboard, video card(s), processor, and operating system on a budget of $1225.00

 

Suggestions?

 

PS: I have no brand preferences, but I'm pretty set on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

 

Current inside - from the top of the video card up.

 

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And how well will FSX run with that?

 

The parts that I recommended above are the fastest components available on the market at the moment. It will run FSX butter smooth with tons of addons.

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The parts that I recommended above are the fastest components available on the market at the moment. It will run FSX butter smooth with tons of addons.

 

Sweet, ordering soon

 

Didn't have enough for the case, but I think I'll modify my current for better cooling. I'm pretty decent at thermodynamics as it is.

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If funds allow I suggest a dedicated fsx hard drive.

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If funds allow I suggest a dedicated fsx hard drive.

 

The whole machine is dedicated to FSX... And Facebook. Haha

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The whole machine is dedicated to FSX... And Facebook. Haha

 

And Avsim!

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Don't forget a decent cooler there! You have to overclock so a Noctua NHD14 or Corsair H100 or so is a requirement.

 

For more understanding on components, read my hardware guide in the sig.

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Noctua NHD14

 

Way WAY too large for most cases. I would strongly recommend the H100.

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Way WAY too large for most cases. I would strongly recommend the H100.

 

Nonsense. Fits in many midtower cases.

It is big though, but effective.

H100 is a fancy solution :-)

 

 

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Nonsense. Fits in many midtower cases.

It is big though, but effective.

H100 is a fancy solution :-)

 

 

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The ND14 just honestly looks absurd to me. For the most part, the H100 beats it out and they are nearly the same price. Also, aesthetically speaking, the H100 looks much more slick than the bulky ND14.

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I'd personally go H80/Antec 620 over the H100 or the DH14

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016&Tpk=corsair%20h80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209049

 

OP - make sure the top of your case has a fan or is open to allow for the H100 top mounted...

 

Also if you prefer an air cooler the Hyper 212 evo is an excellent value cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

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I'd personally go H80

 

I had a feeling someone would bring this up. - I built a PC for a friend 6 months ago and he bought the H80.

 

The main issue that I have with the H80 is the 'fatness'. It is so incredibly thick with push pull on that it nearly covers the CPU socket. it also gets in the way of the side panel fan.

 

I like the H100 much better due to the sleekness of the rad and the fact that it is hidden away at the top of your case where you can't see it.

 

Here is an example of what I am talking about:

 

Notice how the whole rad assembly and fans are hardly visible.

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THe H80 is large no doubt... but I wanted to reiterate to the OP that a top mounted fan/top ventilation is important for the H100 if he does go that way. I think most cases have those nowadays anyway.

 

In addition the above I presume his case would need a bottom mounted PSU?

 

I really love my H60 but I've read the 80 is better.

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Hi Ryan,

 

Here is what I just put together. Jim Rhoads with Flight1 sent a suggested parts list and I followed Nick Needham's setup guide to the tee. I have never experienced FSX working this smoothly, you already have some components you can reuse but would highly recommend running FSX on a dedicated velociraptor.

 

Order Summary

 

Sales Order Number: 125597116

Sales Order Date: 4/17/2012 3:23:53 PM

Shipping Method: UPS 3 DAYS

 

 

 

 

1 x ($419.99) EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

 

$419.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($319.99) Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

 

$319.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($219.99) Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

 

$219.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($179.99) ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

 

$179.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($124.99) CORSAIR Gaming Series GS800 800W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

 

$124.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($104.99) Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - OEM

 

$104.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($89.99) COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

$89.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($69.99) Mushkin Enhanced Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997056

 

$69.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($29.99) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Lifetime 1 User for System Builders - OEM

 

$29.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($-29.99) DISCOUNT FOR AUTOADD #46853

 

$-29.99

 

 

 

 

1 x ($-33.75) DISCOUNT FOR PROMOTION CODE

 

$-33.75

 

 

 

 

Subtotal:

 

$1496.17

 

 

 

Tax:

 

$0.00

 

 

 

Shipping and Handling:

 

$13.86

 

 

 

Total Amount:

 

$1510.03

 

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1 x ($319.99) Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

 

 

Swap that for the 2700K. I can't seem to understand why no-one listens to me!

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Raise your voice to this level, kid:

 

Swap that for the 2700K. I can't seem to understand why no-one listens to me!

 

:LMAO:

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Swap that for the 2700K. I can't seem to understand why no-one listens to me!

 

:LMAO:

 

:LMAO: :LMAO: :LMAO:

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NickN is a good guy... I just think he isn't "up" on the latest n greatest... by far the 2700K is a better buy than the 2600K

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