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I have limited knowledge on computer parts and upgrades, but have been doing alot of research there is such a varity of opinion's on what is the best system for not only fsx but also a day to day pc that will last for several years before needing to be updated again.

 

I haven't ordered the system yet but would like your comments about the system below, this system is going to cost around $4700 I just want somthing that will be trouble free and be able to run smooth and fast (like we all want really) Im sick of my current system pausing going blurry and having poor FPS.

this is my proposed system, can you see any problems with any of the parts ? can you see anything that may cause a botttleneck and do you think this system will run FSX at max settings, or anthing good or bad you can see.

  • IN TEL CORE i7 3960X EXTREME SANDY BRIDGE-E 3.3GHz 15MB RETAIL BOX - NO FAN
  • CORSAIR COOLING HYDRO H100 CPU COOLER
  • ASUS P9X79 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD
  • G.SKILL 16GB KIT (2x8GB) ARES C10 1866MHz
  • SAMSUNG 830 SERIES 512GB 2.5" SSD SATA3 520/400
  • WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 3.5" 1TB 64MB 7200RPM
  • EVGA GTX680 CLASSIFIED 1111M/6008M 4GB/D-DVI/HDMI/DP
  • PIONEER DVR-220LBK 24x SATA DVD-R/RW/DL BLACK OEM
  • CREATIVE X-FI XTREME AUDIO 7.1 PCI-E SOUNDCARD
  • COOLERMASTER HAF X RC-942 GAMING CASE
  • CORSAIR 1200W AX-1200 MODULAR POWER SUPPLY
  • MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL OEM/64BIT
  • 2 x SAMSUNG S27B550V 27" FHD WS 2MS LED MONITOR

 

Cheers

Jason

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Do you have money to burn? if the answer is yes, gold plate that thing and you're good to go.

But in all seriousness, that's a massive waste of money in just about every aspect:

  • IN TEL CORE i7 3960X EXTREME SANDY BRIDGE-E 3.3GHz 15MB RETAIL BOX - NO FAN

If you really want a 6 core prcessor, the 3930K is almost the same chip and much cheaper. Mind you 2 extra cores are not going to help in FSX and definitely not futureproofing at all. For other stuff not FSX related, well it depends what your "day to day" tasks are

  • CORSAIR COOLING HYDRO H100 CPU COOLER
  • ASUS P9X79 DESKTOP MOTHERBOARD
  • G.SKILL 16GB KIT (2x8GB) ARES C10 1866MHz

If you're going to get 16GB of RAM, get 4x4GB of 2133MHz.. or better, simply 2x4GB of 2133MHz for a total of 8GB. Cheaper faster and won't tamper with your OC as much as those 8GB sticks

  • SAMSUNG 830 SERIES 512GB 2.5" SSD SATA3 520/400

Do you really need 512GB? The Crucial M4 is just slightly slower and costs much less

  • WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 3.5" 1TB 64MB 7200RPM
  • EVGA GTX680 CLASSIFIED 1111M/6008M 4GB/D-DVI/HDMI/DP
  • PIONEER DVR-220LBK 24x SATA DVD-R/RW/DL BLACK OEM
  • CREATIVE X-FI XTREME AUDIO 7.1 PCI-E SOUNDCARD

Probably not needed

  • COOLERMASTER HAF X RC-942 GAMING CASE
  • CORSAIR 1200W AX-1200 MODULAR POWER SUPPLY

Way overkill unless you plan on adding 2 or 3 more GTX680 to the mix. A good 650W for a single GPU is more than ebough

  • MICROSOFT WINDOWS 7 PROFESSIONAL OEM/64BIT
  • 2 x SAMSUNG S27B550V 27" FHD WS 2MS LED MONITOR

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IN TEL CORE i7 3960X EXTREME SANDY BRIDGE-E 3.3GHz 15MB RETAIL BOX - NO FAN

 

I'd recommend the 3930K instead...

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Why not the i7-3770K? for a processor?


Manny

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I'd recommend what I have, since it's about as fast as you can get and the CPU costs only 29% of what you chose, yet performs better in FSX. Total cost is about the same but includes monitors and flight controls, and still has the 512GB SSD + plenty of additional storage (3TB).


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Thankyou all very much for taking the effort to reply,

 

TechGuyC where did you get that system made up, and would that also be suitable to do some video editing on.

I cant seem to find a pc builder in Australia with those same parts. could you please provided me with the details of your pc so I can give it to a PC shop to look at building a system close to yours.

Like I said my knowledge in computers is limited so I have to go on advice from others and your happy with the performace of your system. also if you rebuilt a pc today would you use those same parts or would you change or upgrade any parts. (or is it new)

 

Thanks again

Jason

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i would recommend the i7 2700k its definately the best chip ive found for overclocking got mine at 5ghz with 1.36vcore and its alot cheaper than the 3960x and the 3930k and performs just as well in fsx.


Alexander Shepherd

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IF video editing is something you do in addition to FSX.. there is no iffs or butts about it.. Ivy Bridge is the way to go.

 

Here are the metrics

 

http://www.anandtech...-3770k-review/6

 

the only thing is, for serious video editing you may want to check out workstations. They also may need more stable memory but with lower clock speed. They may also require special video cards rather than the gaming ones. But for casual video editing, the FSX /gaming PC may just do.

 

MAnny


Manny

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I cant seem to find a pc builder in Australia with those same parts.

 

Where abouts on Oz are you??

Im in Perth and Netplus or PLE computers have all of Max's parts (google it)

Im looking at putting together a 3930K 680GTX Solid state drive, storage drives 750watt psu etc etc all built for $2400


Cheers Josh Cliff

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thanks VH_JLC, I have been looking at PLE, im either going to go with them or GR-TEK both companys seem pretty good. I live in Karratha so will have to get it delivered up here.

after reading more I am now looking at the below system, it was the one also recommend by GR-TEK.

do you belive this one may be better suited for fsx and video editing

  • Case Level 10 GTS Tower
  • Power Supply OCZ/Silverstone SLI 1000W
  • Monitor: 3 x LG 27"LED E2711T-BN
  • Motherboard: ASRock(Asus) Z77 Extreme 4
  • CPU: Ivy Bridge Intel Core I7 3770K 3.5GHz Overclocked to 4.4GHz
  • Graphics Card: nVidia Geforce GTX 680 PCI-3 2Gb
  • Cooling Corsair H80 Water Cooling
  • Hard Disk: Intel SSD 480GB 520 Series
  • 2nd HD: 2x1 Terrabyte Seagate Sata3 HDD
  • RAM: 8Gb 16000Mhz DDR3 G.Skill
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Pro 64Bit

 

Thanks

Jason

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You could do with a lesser PSU and save some money.. somethin like 800Watt rather than 1000 watt

 

But then you can apply that towards a faster memory. instead of the 1600, how about 2400.

 

Other than that you have a winner.... As of today. (I have to put that caveat there). LOL :)


Manny

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No worries mate.. I emailed Netplus with my machine and hope to hear back from them this coming week,

Its along these lines;

CPINPDI7-3930K

Intel Core i7-3930K LGA2011

$594

1

$594

MBASP9X79

Asus P9X79 LGA2011 X79

$259

1

$259

MYD321-8192GK

8Gb G.Skill RipjawsX 2133Mhz

$88

1

$88

HDSSDCO55F012

120Gb Corsair Force 3 SSD 2.5"

$128

1

$128

HDSE04-00100-05

1Tb Seagate SATA3 7200RPM HDD

$88

1

$88

VDASGTX670-04

Asus GTX670 DCII Top 2Gb D5

$579

1

$579

SPLOLS21

Logitech LS21 2.1 Speakers

$39

1

$39

OPSA22XDVDRWBK

Samsung 22X SATA DVD Writer

$18

1

$18

CAANSIXHUNDRED

Antec Six Hundred Tower

$99

1

$99

PWPSAX-CS0750

Corsair 750W HX-750 ATX

$229

1

$229

KBMSWLESSOPTDTO3

Microsoft Wired Desktop 600

$39

1

$39

SWMSW7-02HP64

MS Windows 7 Home Premium

$88

1

$88

Grand Total

$2248


Cheers Josh Cliff

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Hi VH_JLC.

 

Mate how did you go with the new build, looks pretty much what im after, id be interested if your happy with it. keep me posted.

 

Cheers

Jason70

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