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6FingerSays

About to settle and buy, but need an FSX expert

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Here is my rig. Everything is from NEWegg. Maybe someone can lead me to cheaper options. ALL in all this costs about $900

I would love to save money on anything possible. Please let me know if there is a better option!

  • Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K



  • Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model MD313C81609L2



  • Logitech Wireless Combo MK260 920-002950 Black 8 Hot Keys USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard and Mouse


  • CORSAIR Builder Series CX430 V2 (CMPSU-430CXV2) 430W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

  • XFX Double D FX-775A-ZDP4 Radeon HD 7750 Black Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card




  • Intellinet Network Solutions 509510 Fast Ethernet Card




  • ASRock H61M-DGS LGA 1155 Intel H61 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


  • ViewSonic VA1931WA-LED Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LED-Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 10,000,000:1(1000:1)


  • NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case


  • LG DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM


  • COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7


  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

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There is a few things i would look into changing. If for a dedicated fsx rig i would go with a nvidea gpu. Upgrade to better memory. And i dont believe your mb choice will allow u to get the most out of that 2500k. Also why not look into an Ivy Bridge setup? Oh and your power supply. I would go with at least a 650 watt.


Matt Wilson

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So like a

 

 

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

 

 

and a

 

 

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

 

 

I think i'll stick with an i5 2500K. And isn't 8GB of RAm plenty for FSX?

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8gb is plenty just need faster. Like 1600mhz and cl7 latency. The gpu looks better but the 660ti is coming out very soon and looks to be a great bargain. And u will want a p67 mobo not the h61. I use the asrock p67 extreme 4 with my 2500k rig. U might want to look into the compatibility of the 2500k with some of the newer mobos. Cant remember the letter number designation off hand. Maybe someone with more knowledge can chime in.


Matt Wilson

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If you are looking into saving money, you have to get this RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147096&Tpk=samsung%2030nm

 

You can run these at 1600 with tight timings such as 7-7-7-16 1T @ 1.5v and they will run like a charm.


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Z77, I use ASRock as well, Id defeinitley get an nVidia GPU, as said above the 660ti is due out later this month and will be quite the card. Id also recommend the Cooler Master 212 EVO over the plus due to the redesign of the bottom if youre going the air route.


Randy Swofford

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Also if u dont want to wait for the 660ti look into the 560ti. Thats the lowest card i would recommend.


Matt Wilson

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Also if u dont want to wait for the 660ti look into the 560ti. Thats the lowest card i would recommend.

 

How can I buy that GC and still stay @ $900?

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You could save money going for an older GPU like a GTX470 or GTX480.

Memory makes less impact, you want the best core speed asus mobo and ivybridge.


Steve Waite: Engineer at codelegend.com

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You could save money going for an older GPU like a GTX470 or GTX480.

Memory makes less impact, you want the best core speed asus mobo and ivybridge.

 

The 470 are like $300!!!!!!!!

 

And the Ivy bridges are like $280, while sandy bridge is $219

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Memory makes a huge impact. One of the cheapest upgrades don't skimp with slow RAM.


Randy Swofford

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