Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Fernandobs

New computer for the PMDG 777. What do you think?

Recommended Posts

Hey guys,

 

Have a look in the computer that I am thinking to build for the new 777. From 0 to 10 what would it be your score? and what would you change to make it even better?

 

Case

CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES™ 650D GAMING CASE

 

Processor (CPU)

Intel® Core™i7 Six Core Processor Extreme i7-3970X (3.5GHz) 15MB Cache

 

Motherboard

ASUS® RAMPAGE IV EXTREME: INTEL X79, SOCKET 2011, R.O.G

 

Memory (RAM)

16GB KINGSTON HYPERX GENESIS QUAD-DDR3 1600MHz X.M.P(4 x 4GB KIT)

 

Graphics Card

4GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 680 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready

 

2nd Graphics Card

NONE

 

Memory - 1st Hard Disk

480GB INTEL® 520 SERIES SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 550MB/sR | 520MB/sW)

 

2nd Hard Disk

1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

 

RAID

NONE

 

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive

4x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ROM (£27)

 

Power Supply

CORSAIR 1050W PRO SERIES™ HX1050-80 PLUS® GOLD MODULAR (£159)

 

Processor Cooling

Corsair H100 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£89)

 

Thermal Paste

ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)

 

Sound Card

ONBOARD 8 CHANNEL (7.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

 

 

What you guys think?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

thinking to build for the new 777

 

I would wait to buy a new computer until they come out with the recommended/minimum specifications for the 777. What people think would work may be different from what will work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would wait to buy a new computer until they come out with the recommended/minimum specifications for the 777. What people think would work may be different from what will work.

 

Whilst this is sound advice...I'd be very, very surprised if that PC didn't run the 777.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know how much that will cost but it would suck if you spent more money than you need to. You never no what specs the 777 needs. Just wait

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not really the 777 that will be consuming, it's everything else you pile on your FSX.

 

With no addon weather or scenery I get ridiculously good frames in the NGX (30-50) on fairly high settings and I'm onna laptop hooked up to a 1920x1080p monitor! Even with AS2012 I don't really see a difference - only time I do is when I'm using an add-on scenery. Considering we may see even better performance in the 777 you probably won't need something ridiculous if you want it mainly for the 777.

 

If it gives you an example how good PMDG are with performance; I get better frames in the NGX than any other product, from LDS 767 to Carenado's SR22 HD.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That computer will basically run anything :) As for the people say wait for the pmdg 777.

 

I will say just build this com u will never regret it. It should be more than enough

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

I was under the impression that PMDG said somewhere, if your PC will run the 737NGX ok then it will run the 777 too. Why spend all your money now, why not wait to see how the 777 performs, on your existing PC first!

 

EGLL77W is right, it's not the 777 that will kill your PC it's all the other stuff your running at the same time that kills FSX......................Scenery, Airports, AI traffic (big frame rate killer), Weather...........They all take a chuck out of your PC's performance.

 

If you do build that wonderful PC, can I have it when you build the next one, lol.

 

Happy flying.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would wait to buy a new computer until they come out with the recommended/minimum specifications for the 777. What people think would work may be different from what will work.

 

Not really. PMDG have said that they expect similar performance to the NGX, if not better.

 

For what it's worth the specs OP has posted seem good enough for FSX.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should check the overclock potential of the 3970 since that'll be your biggest concern. Is the multiplier on it unlocked anyway? I have an i5-3570k running at 4.5Ghz with the H100i cooler and it runs FSX like a charm. The 3770k I believe can even hit 5Ghz and still run stable. Remember, HT and all those cores does nothing for you for FSX. I would also go with the Maximus V Formula. It has the Z77 chipset. I'm running it with a 4GB GTX 670 and its pretty solid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not really the 777 that will be consuming, it's everything else you pile on your FSX.

 

With no addon weather or scenery I get ridiculously good frames in the NGX (30-50) on fairly high settings and I'm onna laptop hooked up to a 1920x1080p monitor! Even with AS2012 I don't really see a difference - only time I do is when I'm using an add-on scenery. Considering we may see even better performance in the 777 you probably won't need something ridiculous if you want it mainly for the 777.

 

If it gives you an example how good PMDG are with performance; I get better frames in the NGX than any other product, from LDS 767 to Carenado's SR22 HD.

 

Agreed! I run a Q9550 @ 2.83GHz, 6 GB RAM and a 480GTX with 768 MB VRAM with the NGX, like you Luke I don't run any add-on scenery, just updated AFCAD files for the aiport, and my FPS is very good. All things considered, I shouldn't think that I would need any better for the 777 since PMDG did say it was going to be more efficient than the 737 NGX even, and after the SP1C, my pc can run it with full details on the displays and the model texturing.

 

That said, your new system should handle just about anything just fine!

 

Kind regards

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would wait to buy a new computer until they come out with the recommended/minimum specifications for the 777. What people think would work may be different from what will work.

 

 

+1

 

I never wondered what specs I need to run a PMDG plane. For me it was just the other way round: I used the PMDG recommendations for their NGX as a yardstick, when I was looking for a new rig.

 

I'm pretty sure it'll run the T7 in a decent manner, too, even though I "goofed" with the graphics card ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For bragging rights...very cool, but only for the few months (or even weeks) that it will stay top of the heap. Something will be along to replace it as this weeks 'cutting edge', probably even before the T7 is out. What monitors will you be driving with it?

 

For other uses, it is probably fine, but you might want to give some thought to having a dedicated FSX box aswell. An i5 overclocked to 4.5GHz, with 8GRam, 120G SSD and a GT560Ti would probably give you the same frame rate as your monster for about the same price as your processor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What clock are you aiming at? I should probably brag about my new system as well! Its in the final stage of part acquisition

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Dell XPS 8500 on order with close to those same specs. I was due for a new computer anyway. Maybe I'll see 25+ frame rates at busy airports instead of 6 to 10 . I'm a little concerned about Windows 8 and FSX working together though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man this computer is a 20 on a scale of 1 to 10. If you can't run the 777 on this than nobody can. I can run multiple weather addons and aircraft addons on my laptop and I get a horrible 4fps but it works. Your system is amazing, you should easily get 60fps++++ with that. The i7 extreme is an amazing processor and as long as you have enough RAM which you do fsx should run beautifully with your system.

 

 

Remy Mermelstein

Remymerm@aol.com

777-300 FS Pilot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My slight concern is the CPU's overclockability and will the cooling hold up to extreme OC? For my new build, I went for a mainstream CPU with an overkilled cooling system. Because after all, FSX is about raw CPU power.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, cooling is very important and if the processor does not want to overclock dont force it. My friend has his i7 at 3.8ghz and it is working very well, but he has a ridiculous amount of cooling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, cooling is very important and if the processor does not want to overclock dont force it. My friend has his i7 at 3.8ghz and it is working very well, but he has a ridiculous amount of cooling.

 

Wow, i7 only at 3.8!? What model i7 is it?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He got it a couple months ago. I forget which model it is. He overclocked it to 4.4ghz but then brought it down for some reason. He's gonna try again soon I think.

 

 

Remy Mermelstein

Remymerm@aol.com

777-300 FS Pilot

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He got it a couple months ago. I forget which model it is. He overclocked it to 4.4ghz but then brought it down for some reason. He's gonna try again soon I think.

 

 

Remy Mermelstein

Remymerm@aol.com

777-300 FS Pilot

 

Couple months ago, the CPU couldn't hv been too old... Interesting that he can only get it to run 3.8...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would change your memory...suggest 1866 or higher speed/ CL9 with 16gb @ 2x8....4 sticks of memory is not recommended if you are planning to overclock. I believe it puts alot more stress on the memory controller.other then that it looks awesome...should kick the s---t out of FSX and 777 with a ton of add-ons.

Good luck

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites