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mikebxb

yet another pc budget build for FSX

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I had to give up my fsx box to my wifes work. So I decided to replace it with a DIY.

admittedly i've always ran a par to subpar computer for my flightsimming and got by with tweaks.

all my forum research tells me to go quad core intel with nvidia for gpu .

hows this configuration? with my existing 17" display, ms sidewinder usb 1.0 joystick. atx case with 7200 rpm win 7/fsx/carenado/milviz/ USTerrain/ real WX/ and a 75 Mbps download speed. I use a separate laptop with Skyvector charts and usually fly GA prop twins

 
PCPartPicker part list 
CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($179.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($59.25 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($86.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card  ($93.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($84.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $505.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
 
all input appreciated. and i'm trying to cap the price at $650-700

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Sounds ok...You might get low FPS but its a good budget rig!

Get the z87 chip set w/ a better i5. I use a 4670 which from amazon is pretty cheap and worth the $. I think i spent $300 for the Gigabyte MB and CPU.

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Sounds ok...You might get low FPS but its a good budget rig!

Get the z87 chip set w/ a better i5. I use a 4670 which from amazon is pretty cheap and worth the $. I think i spent $300 for the Gigabyte MB and CPU.

Thanks . I been debating whether to go '77 (ll55) or Haswell '87 (ll50) didn't know which socket is best value

I should have stated I'm not interested in over clocking (at this time heh heh)

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this enroute. I kept it under $600

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z77-A ATX LGA1155 Motherboard  ($67.75 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($72.25 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GT 640 2GB Video Card  ($93.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $513.95

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