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Hi guys,

 

I'm getting quite close to starting my first build (Few months). Anyway, I've gathered a parts list of everything I think would make for a great rig overall. My question to you is whether everything is compatible, if I will have sufficient cords/plugs, and if I will need to purchase anything else. I plan on doing minimal overclocking, so a Coolermaster addition will have to wait until further down the road. My other question is how well would this combination work with FSX, the NGX, 777 (can't wait :rolleyes:), REX Essentials, and minimal airport scenery addons. I would ideally like to have the majority of the graphics sliders toward the higher end, maybe not totally maxed out but enough to have stunning scenery at 35-40 fps and little lag during poor weather conditions. One thing I do know is that this will be an improvement over a Centrino 2 (2.1Ghz) with 4 GB ram :lol:. Any and all interjection is welcome assuming it is helpful and hopefully comes from folks with similar hardware. The total cost is within budget right now, not including shipping or rebates.

 

 

Morgan Wiley

 

 

 

Computer Parts List

 

ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131820

 

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $94.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231568

 

LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray Combo Model ihes112-04 - OEM $54.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106374

 

Western Digital AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $99.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136941

 

Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $139.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811139012

 

MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $309.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127696

 

Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.5GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2500 BX80637I53450 $194.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819116506

 

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply $104.99

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139021

 

TOTAL COST: $1189.92


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Captain Morgan Wiley

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Hi Morgan,

 

I have also bought a Ivy bridge lately, you can see my rig in my signature. Before I had an i5 at 2.8 GHz, now I have 4.5. I have spend some time with applying tweaks to my fsx.cfg and optimizing the sliders. The most things I run on max expect water and AI traffic (50% WoAI), car traffic (0%) and boat traffic (0%) also airport vehicles are off.

Weather and textures are provided by AS2012 with a resolution of 1024, visible distance at ground 25 NM and in the air, above 8000ft 50 NM with a cloud draw distance of 70 NM (within FSX) if I remember correct.

My frames are limited by NVIDA Inspector to 30. And I noticed this results in the last few weeks of virtual flying:

 

With the PMDG MD-11 I get:

- 30 FPS while in the air

- 30 FPS on the ground on 'good' sceneries*

- 20 FPS on the ground on 'bad' sceneries*

- no big FPS influence on good sceneries but notable FPS influence on 'bad' sceneries**

 

With the PMDG 737 NGX I get:

- 30 FPS in the air

- 30 on the ground on 'good' sceneries*

- 20 on the ground on 'bad' sceneries*

- no big FPS influence on good sceneries but notable FPS influence on 'bad' sceneries**

 

*) 'Good' and 'Bad' sceneries sounds a little bit strange but let me explain it:

I have recently bought a package (GAP 3) which includes Berlin Tegel (EDDT) and Hamburg Flussbütel (EDDH). With no AI traffic and in same weather conditions I get much better frames on the Hamburg scenery than on the Berlin scenery although they were released together and are from the same developer. So I consider Hamburg a 'good' scenery and Berlin as a 'bad' scenery in regards of FPS.

FlyTampas LOWW has nearly no FPS impact. SimWings PANC for instance is somewhere between it (without WoAI traffic it is about 3-4 FPS better tough).

 

**) Well I can only imagine this that if FSX runs at the locked 30 FPS there is some reserve for calculating bad weather, while if FSX runs at 20 FPS in fair weather there isn't any reserve for bad weather and so FPS drop more.

 

The 800$ update I did to my computer recently helped, however it didn't help as much as I have expected.

 

And maybe I can give you a little hint on the power supply. Maybe you want to spend some more bucks and buy one with "Cable management"? This keeps unnecessary cables out of the case and provides better airflow.

 

Hopefully you consider this post as helpful.

 

Best regards,

 

Jonathan


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I still think the 2500K is probably a better buy than the Ivy Bridge chips...

 

I will surely consider getting one of those instead. That would be better for cable management John, ill look for one as well. Thanks for the tips guys!


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Morgan why are you not getting a "K" version of the Ivy Bridge? Not overclocking? Then buy a Dell from BestBuy... Same thing.


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I still think the 2500K is probably a better buy than the Ivy Bridge chips...

 

I got the 2550K which I am still running at stock speed and it was £20 cheaper than the 2500K although the increase in speed is only slight.

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