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Syzygy787

High End FSX Build

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Now that I have some money saved up, I'm looking to build a gaming rig for FSX, and would like some input. Here's what I've come up with.

 

 

CPU

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/29-4intel-core-i5-3570k-s-1155-ivy-bridge-quad-core-34ghz-5-gt-s-dmi-650mhz-gpu-6mb-smart-cache-34x-

BX80637I53570K - Intel Core i5 3570K,1155, Ivy Bridge, Quad Core, 3.4GHz, 5 GT/s DMI, 650MHz GPU, 6MB Smart Cache, 34x Ratio, 77W, Retail

Price: £172.98

 

 

CPU Cooler

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/noctua-nh-l12-low-profile-high-performance-cpu-cooler-intel-lga2011115511561366775-and-amd-fm1am3plu

Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile High Performance CPU Cooler, Intel LGA2011,1155,1156,1366,775 and AMD FM1,AM3+/AM3/2+/2

Price: £43.34

 

 

GPU

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/2gb-evga-gtx-680-sc-signature-28nm-pcie-30-6208mhz-gddr5-gpu-1084mhz-boost-1150mhz-cores-1536-2x-dl-

EVGA 2GB GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature NVIDIA Graphics Card

Price: £376.42

 

 

Motherboard

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-intel-z77-s-1155-ddr3-sata-iii-6gb-s-sata-raid-pcie-30-(x16)-d-sub-dvi-d-hdmi-a

ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, Intel Z77, S 1155, DDR3, SATA III - 6Gb/s, SATA RAID, PCIe 3.0 (x16), D-Sub/ DVI-D/ HDMI, ATX

Price: £106.52

 

 

RAM Memory

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/16gb-(4x4gb)-corsair-ddr3-vengeance-racing-red-pc3-17066-(2133)-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-11-11-11-27-x

CMZ16GX3M4X2133C11R - 16GB (4x4GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Racing Red, PC3-17066 (2133), Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 11-11-11-27, XMP, 1.5V

Price: £111.64

 

 

Power Supply

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/850w-corsair-enthusiast-series-850txv2-85-eff-80-plus-bronze-sli-crossfire-eps-12v-quiet-fan-atx-v23

CP-9020043-UK - 850W Corsair Enthusiast Series 850TXV2, 85% Eff', 80 PLUS Bronze, SLI/CrossFire, EPS 12V, Quiet Fan, ATX v2.31, PSU

Price: £94.62

 

 

HDD's

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/3tb-seagate-st3000dm001-barracuda-720014-sata-iii-6gb-s-7200rpm-64mb-cache-8ms-ncq-oem

3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 Barracuda 7200.14 SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms NCQ OEM

Price: £98.38

 

 

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/256gb-ocz-vertex-4-25-ssd-sata-6gb-s-indilinx-everest-2-mlc-flash-read-560mb-s-write-510mb-s-120k-io

VTX4-25SAT3-256G - 256GB OCZ Vertex 4, 2.5" SSD, SATA 6Gb/s, Indilinx Everest 2, MLC-Flash, Read 560MB/s, Write 510MB/s, 120k IOPS Max

Price: £164.70

 

 

Case

Link: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/cooler-master-haf-x-v2-black-full-tower-performance-gaming-case-inc-side-window-usb-30w-o-psu-new-ve

RC-942-KKN1 - Cooler Master HAF X V2, Black, Full Tower Performance Gaming Case inc Side Window USB 3.0,w/o PSU NEW VERSION

Price: £129.53

 

 

This brings me up to about £1250-£1300, which is my absolute limit. What sort of performance will I expect with these chosen components? I won't be overclocking this system unless I'm not seeing the results that I am looking for.

All comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

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Looks good, only argument I'd have is with the Seagate hd, consider a Western Digital Caviar Black in its stead.

 

Remember that FSX isn't going to use that 16GB of RAM, and that you'll need a 64-bit version of Windows to make use of it for other things.

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With vanilla FSX, this system will totally fly.

 

Unless your eye candy requirements are very low, with a bunch of usual addons, you WILL be overclocking and wishing the system you just bought was 2 times more powerful.

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Looks good, only argument I'd have is with the Seagate hd, consider a Western Digital Caviar Black in its stead.

 

Remember that FSX isn't going to use that 16GB of RAM, and that you'll need a 64-bit version of Windows to make use of it for other things.

 

I'm going with 16GB just incase I install any other games that utilise a lot of RAM. I'm also installing Windows 7 64-bit OS :)

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