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Ordered the parts for my new FSX PC

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Hi fellow simmers, i want to share with you all the parts of my new build.

 

CPU i7-4770k

Asrock z87 extreme6 atx mobo

Asus directcu ii top GTX670 video card

Corsair h110 watercooler

2x4gb 2400mhz gskill tridentx CL10 ram

Kingston v300 120GB SSD (for fsx)

WD 1TB

Ocz ZX series 850w fully mod. Certified gold PSU

Fractal design Arc Midi 2 case (one of a few that can support the 280mm radiator without heavy modding)

 

What do you guys think. Should do fine right?

Price 1200usd

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CPU i7-4770k

Asrock z87 extreme6 atx mobo

Asus directcu ii top GTX670 video card

Corsair h110 watercooler

2x4gb 2400mhz gskill tridentx CL10 ram

Kingston v300 120GB SSD (for fsx)

WD 1TB HDD

Ocz ZX series 850w fully mod. Certified gold PSU

Fractal design Arc Midi 2 case (one of a few that can support the 280mm radiator without heavy modding)

 

What do you guys think. Should do fine right? Cost 1200usd

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Yeah...Got it right!

 

HLJAMES

Question,

 

Should I install FSX in the SSD alone and windows OS in the sata HD? Or you recommend me installing both in the SSD?

Thanks!

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I would put the OS on the SSD and FSX on the HDD. Boot time and OS response time alone make the SSD worth it, while you'll only gain few to 30 sec in FSX loading times if its on the SSD. Should be a nice system btw.

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Should I install FSX in the SSD alone and windows OS in the sata HD? Or you recommend me installing both in the SSD?
Thanks!

 

I'd leave the SSD alone for FSX and install Windows on the 1TB HDD.

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Question,

 

Should I install FSX in the SSD alone and windows OS in the sata HD? Or you recommend me installing both in the SSD?

Thanks!

 

I would consider getting another SSD (500 Gb), put FSX on the 500 and the OS on the 120.  I would have bought a 240 Gb for the OS.  Those drives fill up fast.  Use the raptor for archiving and backup.  Great rig as it is.  I'm especially interested in the Haswell results.

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I'd leave the SSD alone for FSX and install Windows on the 1TB HDD.

 

Why? His new system will be very fast loading FSX with the WD. Only exception maybe if he plans to run 80+ gigs of photo scenery, then he'll run out of room on that 120G drive quickly anyway. OS will have much more useful and noticeable speed benefits.

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I've also got a i7 4770k on the way with a Asus Z-87 Pro and a Silver Arrow air cooler. As for the OP, I too think you'll get a lot more joy from having that SSD dedicated to FSX if FSX is your primary objective. When I installed a FSX dedicated SSD it was a huge improvement in load times (way more than 30 sec), at least for the scenery stuff I use; that was the only reason I wanted the SSD. My new system will have a 250GB SSD system drive plus the FSX dedicated 128GB; media and backup files will be stored on HDs. Graphics will be my existing 660 ti 3GB driving a single 24" 1920x1080 monitor.  Also reusing my existing 1.5v 2x4GB 2133 cas 10 ram sticks.

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I have W7 on a 256 gb Samsung 840 pro and FSX on another identical SSD. Couldn't be happier. SSD prices have dropped substantially the past couple of years to the point that I wouldn't even consider a HDD for a new build. Regards

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I have W7 on a 256 gb Samsung 840 pro and FSX on another identical SSD. Couldn't be happier. SSD prices have dropped substantially the past couple of years to the point that I wouldn't even consider a HDD for a new build. Regards

Same here. Two SSD's are better than one! It's only money. :-D

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Seems I got a lucky draw from the 4770k lottery.  So far all is stable at 4.5Ghz with 2133 RAM.  It'll be days until I get all my software configured...unfortunately my alias speaks for itself.  BTW, this thing SMOKES my i7 860; see my post above for system details.

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Seems I got a lucky draw from the 4770k lottery.  So far all is stable at 4.5Ghz with 2133 RAM.  It'll be days until I get all my software configured...unfortunately my alias speaks for itself.  BTW, this thing SMOKES my i7 860; see my post above for system details.

 

Glad to hear it Rod.

 

How's the Silver Arrow doing for temps at 4.5? In FSX and Prime.

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Finally got some quality time with my new computer.  Running either Prime or FSX, at 4.5Ghz with no HT at 1.21v, maxed temps at 76c, average seemed about 73c.  Using HT with Prime bumped the temps by 10c.  This seem a bit high, but also the room ambient was 28c (82f).  So far nothing I've run has failed with my OC.  I do not have the extreme version Silver Arrow SB-E; I work with noisy computers and to not have howling fans while I'm flying is IMO worth the performance compromise.  Even at max RPM, this cooler is much quieter than the dual fan Hyper 212+ of my old build.

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I see 65-70 in Prime with my 3770K at 4.5, with the D14. 

 

Your ambient is 8 degrees hotter than mine usually is in the UK. So not much different.

 

10C is the typical thermal penalty with HT on. I always turn it off, and overclock higher.

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Thanks for the comparison info. I was considering getting the D14, but the clincher was that the Silver Arrow SB-E is just as effective and quiet at about half the weight, plus it has PWM fans. No regrets with my 4770k; it is a HUGE FSX performance boost over my retired i7 860 at 3.9Ghz.

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Hi fellow simmers, i want to share with you all the parts of my new build. CPU i7-4770k Asrock z87 extreme6 atx mobo Asus directcu ii top GTX670 video card Corsair h110 watercooler 2x4gb 2400mhz gskill tridentx CL10 ram Kingston v300 120GB SSD (for fsx) WD 1TB Ocz ZX series 850w fully mod. Certified gold PSU Fractal design Arc Midi 2 case (one of a few that can support the 280mm radiator without heavy modding) What do you guys think. Should do fine right? Price 1200usd

According to the video below, the Corsair H110 will not fit. 

 6:10 into the video. So how did you get on? Did you have to mod it a bit?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVqFb2eKN_4

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Seems I got a lucky draw from the 4770k lottery.  So far all is stable at 4.5Ghz with 2133 RAM. 

 

 

Same configuration here my friend. Although my vcore is a little high 1.31v, I picked a below average one but my h110 keeps it ok under aida64 hovering the 80s. 

 

 

According to the video below, the Corsair H110 will not fit. 

 6:10 into the video. So how did you get on? Did you have to mod it a bit?

 

 

Not at all, I took off the upper HDD stands and moved the lower one a little to the left, the h110 sits in the front, and thats a pull push configuration there. :)

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Nice build there!

 

After setting "Adaptive Voltage" to 1.17v and reseating my cooler I've gotten my FSX temps down to 64c average, 70c max with my 4770k at 4.5Ghz no HT. Stability benchs saw about 6c to 8c drop in temps. Maybe in a few weeks I'll get a serious itch to delid...waiting on NickN's promised "how-to" guide.

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Looks great!  Can you give us an idea of how FSX is performing with your settings?

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Looks great! Can you give us an idea of how FSX is performing with your settings?

So far is great. I've spent a lot of time tweaking it tho. I've used the guide sticked in this forum for the most part combined with some of the old Bojotes tweaks. CPU at 4.5GHz does a great job keeping my FPS in the 30 and up. In the VC of the NGX and a big airport in a big city using REX and GEX it fluctuates in the low 20s and up. Works for me, I also have all the sliders maximized and using dx10.

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TheFamilyMan, on 09 Jul 2013 - 6:37 PM, said:

 

Nice build there!

 

After setting "Adaptive Voltage" to 1.17v and reseating my cooler I've gotten my FSX temps down to 64c average, 70c max with my 4770k at 4.5Ghz no HT. Stability benchs saw about 6c to 8c drop in temps. Maybe in a few weeks I'll get a serious itch to delid...waiting on NickN's promised "how-to" guide.

Will Nick N's de-lidding how to guide be any different to any one else's? There are so many "how to" guides in regard to de-lidding, I'm not sure how much he can add. A bit late to the game perhaps?

 

There are one or two variations to the technique. Some have tried warming the CPU in an over first, to soften the adhesive. In my case, when I was considering de-lidding, I downloaded the 3770K schematics, so I knew the exact measurement. That way I knew precisely where the die was in relation to the IHS. With a margin of error of course, in case the manufacturing process varies.

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I agree that there is nothing new about delidding, and I've already read/watched several guides on doing it (that vice/hammer thing is really too much IMO).  I'm content with the performance I'm getting 'stock' and in no hurry; seeing how thorough NickN is with this guides, I'm curious if it'll reveal additional tricks or traps on the process.

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Yep, I'm curious too.

 

The guys with the hammers are nuts. :biggrin:

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