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$1700 budget, looking for suggestions

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Hello guys,

I've been using my i7 950 and GTX 570 for 3 years now but it's time to get a new PC as right now I doesn't fulfill my needs. I have used "PC part picker" and came up with this rig: 

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Devinci/saved/tNYQzy

 

CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $319.99

CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $89.99

Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 $154.98

Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 $144.99

Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD $259.19

Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE $379.99

Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower $104.99

Power Supply EVGA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V $139.99

Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98

Total:  $1684.09

 

I'm just looking for some last minute suggestions before I make the purchase. Also I do a lot of 3D modeling and video editing and gaming so do you think the GPU I have will do?

 

Thanks

 

Best Regards

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4790k and z97. PSU is overkill unless you plan to run SLI. 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132125

 

Great board

I love my 4790k. It was a pleasant surprise how much better it performs.

Yeah, I plan to another GPU later on. I see a very cheap 4790K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369&cm_re=4790k-_-19-117-369-_-Product

I should get this one!

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Select Windows 7 - 64 if you can.

 

Unless you have some good reason to want Windows 8 - most of us FSX users are sticking with Windows 7..

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Go real world and start your training toward your license!  When your feel the air under your wings you will understand.

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Select Windows 7 - 64 if you can.

 

Unless you have some good reason to want Windows 8 - most of us FSX users are sticking with Windows 7..

I also wanted windows 7 but a friend showed me a software I can use to have windows 8 look very much look like it, with the start button, desktop icons, etc

Go real world and start your training toward your license!  When your feel the air under your wings you will understand.

Already doing that, last time I checked my logbook had 55 hours and cross-country solo flight completed, then... $$$, blablabla!

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Select Windows 7 - 64 if you can.

 

Unless you have some good reason to want Windows 8 - most of us FSX users are sticking with Windows 7..

 

I run 8.1 no issues.  

 

Go real world and start your training toward your license!  When your feel the air under your wings you will understand.

 
Real world? Wouldn't we all like to.  Around me, thats 12k. If you're persistent. 
 
 

Yeah, I plan to another GPU later on. I see a very cheap 4790K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369&cm_re=4790k-_-19-117-369-_-Product

I should get this one!

 

if there is a micro center around you it can be had for $279

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I run 8.1 no issues.  

 

 
Real world? Wouldn't we all like to.  Around me, thats 12k. If you're persistent. 
 
 

 

if there is a micro center around you it can be had for $279

There is none around here. I would hope my GPU to cost less than $300 though. But the most important thing for FSX seems to be the CPU. I wanted to get a 6 core cpu but it's too expensive right now.

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Got W7/bunch of add ons/Smooth FSX/rock solid stable. For me, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

 

If I have to do another clean install, it will be on W7.

 

Regards,

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Some people said they had better performance when Windows 8 first came out I don't know if that's still the case?

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There is none around here. I would hope my GPU to cost less than $300 though. But the most important thing for FSX seems to be the CPU. I wanted to get a 6 core cpu but it's too expensive right now.

 

A 6 core CPU will do nothing for FSX..

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Don't go for Windows 8. The Joystick issue is terrible!!

 

Also, I recommend going with the Asus Maximus one user posted. It's really worth investing your money on the best MB. It's the item that usually gives you problem after three years of usage, when you can't find a replacement for your processor :/ Don't ask me how I know that...

 

That asus is a killer, really worth it!

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Don't go for Windows 8. The Joystick issue is terrible!!

 

Also, I recommend going with the Asus Maximus one user posted. It's really worth investing your money on the best MB. It's the item that usually gives you problem after three years of usage, when you can't find a replacement for your processor :/ Don't ask me how I know that...

 

That asus is a killer, really worth it!

 

 

Again, FSUIPC takes care of of that.

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Windows 7. Why mess with the Win 8 Joystick issue just to get the "latest" OS.

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Not for everyone. Didn't work well for me.

 

Did you calibrate your axis's through it?

Windows 7. Why mess with the Win 8 Joystick issue just to get the "latest" OS.

 

 

Windows 7 support ends in 6 months.

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Unless you want hyperthreading, save some money and get an i5 instead of an i7. As long as you get the K version then you can overclock. The money you save can go to extra cooling.

 

And Windows 7 support does not end in 6 months, the security updates and support will run for another 5 years. It is just new features that will not get produced. There will be no SP2 for Windows 7.

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Yes, even with FSUIPC I wasn't very successful. Prepar3d is the only thing that fixed the issue, the joystick keeps working even with Win8

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Unless you want hyperthreading, save some money and get an i5 instead of an i7. As long as you get the K version then you can overclock. The money you save can go to extra cooling.

 

And Windows 7 support does not end in 6 months, the security updates and support will run for another 5 years. It is just new features that will not get produced. There will be no SP2 for Windows 7.

 

Ah thanks for clarifying. I thought it was a bit premature. 

Also I do a lot of 3D modeling and video editing 

 

HT would be beneficial. 

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Ah thanks for clarifying. I thought it was a bit premature. 

Also I do a lot of 3D modeling and video editing 

 

HT would be beneficial. 

Oh, I see. I wonder how much FPS I will get. I'm just hoping to get around 30 fps in FSX with addons such as the PMDG 777 on any advanced scenery. Any rig that can do that is a winner.

I also hope a new system will help reduce the CTD as it has ruined my flights a lot in the past.

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It's not really rig itself that will help with the ctds but how it is setup and configured. Follow NickN's fsx bible and you'll be good to go.

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It's not really rig itself that will help with the ctds but how it is setup and configured. Follow NickN's fsx bible and you'll be good to go.

Thanks, I will check that. I haven't played at lot P3D but I haven't noticed any CTD's with it yet so it may not be hardware related hopefully.

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