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jkr1711

Is it time for a major upgrade?

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Hi everyone,

 

I've been playing FS for a while now (since 2002) and recently moved up to FSX (on a different machine ofcourse) and whilst it looks great, I get a steady 30FPS(locked in FSX) in default planes in less intensive areas. However when I get in something like the NGX VC around Manchester I get a sluggish 10-15fps.

 

So I am wondering if it's time for a major overhaul of my system.

 

My specs are:

 

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 ~ 2.5ghz

6GB DDR2 800 RAM

160gb hdd for windows, 80gb hdd for FSX and 1tb hdd for data.

HD4650 1gb DDR2 OC.

 

My graphical addons are:

 

Flight Environment X

Ground Environment X Europe nHnaced

Ultimate Terrain X Europe

Shader 3.0 Mod

 

I'd like to play at a steady 25-30fps around major airports in my NGX but not something stupidly expensive.

 

Regards,

 

John

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Of course, upgrading is always fun, You can get a decent overclocked bundle in the UK from Scan.co.uk or Overclockers.co.uk for about £500.

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You want an i7 2500k, overclock it to 4ghz + and at least 6gb ram. A video card like the GTX 670 and you are going to be able to fly FSX for years. Also an ssd hard drive would cut down load times and help with faster texture loading.

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