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Building FSX PC

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Hi guys, 

Im thinking of bulding new PC for FSX. For a reasonabe money good performance. Any ideas what should I buy or maybe could you post your PC with little details how ut runs FSX? Would help me a lot.

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Something like this

 

I5 4670K

Cooler Master 212+ or EVO

Z87 motherboard

GTX 760 or HD7950 (with Bojote's shader mod)

256GB Samsung 840 SSD for FSX, or OS & FSX

1 or 2TB HDD for mass storage

8GB (2 x 4GB sticks) @ 2400MHz

A good (Seasonic, Corsair, Silverstone...) 650W PSU

A decent mid tower or full tower to fit i all

 

Overclock, tweak and enjoy

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I just build my new computer... highly recommended! Just smooth sailing in FSX :D

 

 

Core i5 4670K @ 3,4 Ghz (no overclock)

8 GB Corsair 1600Mhz RAM

ASUS Z87-A Mainboard

ASUS GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5

128GB Samsung Pro SSD (for Windows) - haven't had enough money for a SSD for FSX

 

Getting 30 FPS at CYVR with REX, ORBX, OPUS Real Weather, HD textures etc... 

Very nice - never regretted it! :)

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So you guys recommend Intel instead of AMD? Iwas considering also AMD Phenom II 965.

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It has been generally accepted for quite a while now that intel processors are superior to AMD ones for running FSX.

 

Get the fastest one that you can afford - add Win 7/64 & you've got a good platform to work with for FSX.

 

 

 

 

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Here is what I would recommend:

 

 

 
CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($199.99 @ Microcenter) 
Motherboard:  Asus Z87-C ATX  LGA1150 Motherboard  ($138.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Memory:  Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($56.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card:  MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card  ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case:  Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Microcenter) 
Optical Drive:  Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer  ($17.99 @ Newegg) 
Operating System:  Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)  ($89.98 @ Outlet PC) 
Total: $1003.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-14 17:46 EDT-0400)

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So you guys recommend Intel instead of AMD? Iwas considering also AMD Phenom II 965.

 

I have a Phenom II X4 965 3.4 GHz (OC 3.9 GHz). I think it runs acceptable in default FSX (maybe exception big cities). But if you throw in things like weather complex addon planes like NGX 737 or ORBX scenery traffic moving cars it's clearly to much for my PC. I would say this CPU is not quiet up the task of running FSX.

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The Intel i5 is a good choice as it is cheaper than the i7 since it has hyperthreading disabled, and the K's overclock nicely...FSX does not use HT so why bother paying for it and, if you plan to o/c, you would want HT disabled anyhow to keep CPU heat down.

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Thank you everybody, it looks like Im gonna bulid somethink like this:

Core i5 3570K
ASUS P8Z77 M-PRO
ZOTAC GTX650 Ti 2GB AMP Edition
16GB RAM 1600MHz

Hows that gonna work?

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Thank you everybody, it looks like Im gonna bulid somethink like this:

 

Core i5 3570K

ASUS P8Z77 M-PRO

ZOTAC GTX650 Ti 2GB AMP Edition

16GB RAM 1600MHz

 

Hows that gonna work?

I'd look into some faster RAM

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I'd look into some faster RAM

Unless he is going to overclock it over 1600MHz it is pretty worthless...

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