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JohnOmaha

New PC for FSX

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I know this has been asked over and over, but with reading the forums this is what I came up with for a new PC. Will frame rates be adequate to run PMDG etc? I am confused about hard drives though.

 

CAS: * Azza Genesis 9000 Full Tower Gaming Case w/ 2 x 230mm fans, 4x Easy Swap HDD, Dual Power Supply Support, & front USB 3.0 Port (Black Color)

 

CD: LG 12X Internal Blu-ray Drive & DVDRW, 3D Playback Combo Drive (BLACK COLOR)

 

COOLANT: Standard Coolant

 

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)

 

CS_FAN: Maximum Enermax 120MM Case Cooling Fans for selected case (Maximum Silent Operation) [+29]

(1,000 RPM Black Color with No LED Enlobal Magnetic Barometric Bearing 17 dBA)

 

FA_HDD: Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (2 x Systems [+27])

 

FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

 

HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

 

HDD2: 240 GB Kingston HyperX 3K SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 555MB/s Read & 510MB/s Write [+269] (Single Drive)

 

MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Quad Channel Memory [-117] (G.SKILL Ripjaws X)

 

MOTHERBOARD: (SLI/CrossFireX Support) ASUS Sabertooth X79 Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 ATX w/ TUF Armor, SSD Caching, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+174]

 

OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Ultimate [+105] (64-bit Edition)

 

OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

 

POWERSUPPLY: * 850 Watts - Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply [+58]

 

TUNING: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Performance Tuning Protection Plan by Intel [+29]

 

VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card (EVGA Superclocked ACX Cooling)

 

Thanks

John

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About as good as it can get FPS-wise:) Whats the confusion with the HDD's? Everything looks compatible, but is there a particular reason you're going IB-E 4820k instead of 4770k or even 4670k? Think you're overspending a bit on the MB, but I don't know much about the options when going X79...

 

The machine is great beyond any doubt, but wether it is a good buy or not, depens on the price(which I suspect is very high). I'm pretty sure you can get a much better deal without losing FSX perfomance by changing some of the parts...

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Thanks Tom for your input, The three options I have for the CPU are the 4820K, 4930K, or the 4960x. I chose the bottom of the three. My first hard drive will be an HDD and the second is a SDD for FSx.

 

Thanks again

John

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If money is not an issue, your first choice out of those three should be 4960x, than 4930k and 4820k last. However, I guess your choice is based on price, not performance:) Whats the price on all this?

 

OS is going on SSD as well I hope?

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Tom, It is about $2400. Regarding the HDD and the SSD, this is where I am confused. Should I use the HDD for data storage and SSD then for FSX and OS?

 

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John

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Ok, thats seem fair:-) As far as HDD's goes, yes, split your SSD into two partitions, one 50gb for OS only(and a few much uses apps like browsers and such) and the rest for FSX. The 2TB disk can be partitioned and used as storage and games/software. 

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