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Feedback on new FSX build (sorry another one ;)

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Hi All, looking for feedback on my first try at putting together an FSX build

 

The usage will be in running FSX gold. Also the sim's primary purpose will be to augment real world flight training (sport ticket)

 

Looking at purchasing through either ibuypower or cyberpowerpc. Both builders offer a huge choice of mobos and video cards, so it's a bit overwhelming..

 

 

I started with some common advice I've gathered from these forums - a Z97 mobo and a 4790K CPU

 

- powersupply needed? the configurator says 500 watts is sufficient

- mobo - went with Asus - I've had great luck with them in my custom builds

- video don't want to go too crazy - maybe just some basic addons like textures and weather and GA a/c - most likely no crazy PMDG NGX with dense city addons. I assume 2gig memory is sufficient?

- if budget for only one disk - still go ssd and put os and fsx on it?

 

 

7/17/2014 CyberPowerPC Inc
CyberPower Z97 i7 Configurator (NO MONITOR)
$1213
*BASE_PRICE: [+859]
Gaming Chasis: CyberPow erPC X-Titan 100 MID-Tow er Gaming Case w / Side-Window Panel [-64] (White Color)
Laser Engraving: None
Laser Engraving Message:
Neon Light Upgrade: None
Extra Case Fans: Default case fans
Noise Reduction Technology: None
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.0 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+40]
CPU / Processor Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler - Enhance Cooling Performance (Single
Standard 120MM Fan)
Coolant for Cyberpower Xtreme Hydro Water Cooling Kits: Standard Coolant
Motherboard: ASUS Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi ac) ATX w / Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 4 PCIe x1, 1 x M.2, 1 x SATA Express, 6x
SATA 6Gb/s (All Venom OC Certified) [+151]
NFC: None
Freebies: None
Intel Smart Response Technology: None
RAM / System Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
Video Card: * NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [+107] (Single Card)
Freebies: None
Power Supply: 500 Watts - EVGA 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Pow er Supply [+16]
Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
Secondary Hard Drive: None
Hard Drive Cooling Fan: None
External Storage: None
USB Flash Drive: None
Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: None
External Optical Drive: None
Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
NVIDIA 3D Vision Glasses: None
LCD Monitor: None
2nd Monitor: None
3rd Monitor: None
Speakers: None
Internal Network Card: Onboard Gigabit LAN Netw ork
Keyboard: AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: AZZA Optical 1600dpi Gaming Mouse w ith Weight Adjustable Cartridge
Mouse Pad: None
Headset: None
Gaming Gear: None
Fan Controller/Temperature Display: None
Internal USB Expansion Module: None
Internal Wireless Network Card: None
Website: www.cyberpowerpc.com
Call Us at: (800) 707-03937/17/2014 CyberPowerPC Inc
External Wireless Network Card: None
Wireless Routers/Hubs: None
Docking Station: None
Bluetooth: None
Flash Media Reader/Writer: None
Video Camera: None
Tablet: None
Cables: None
Power & Surge Protection: None
USB Hub & Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
External USB ADAPTER: None
Operating System: Microsoft® Window s 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)
Media Center Remote Control & TV Tuner: None
Office Suite: None
Games: None
Ultra Care Option: None
Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
Rush Service: Standard processing time: ship w ithin 2 to 3 w eeks
*_PRICE: (+1213)

 

 

 

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If you dont overclock you will be fine with 760gtx and one monitor. Start to run triple monitors need a 780gtx and higher supply wattage like 750w or 850 w recommeded to get sufficient fps.

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If you dont overclock you will be fine with 760gtx and one monitor. Start to run triple monitors need a 780gtx and higher supply wattage like 750w or 850 w recommeded to get sufficient fps.

If you dont overclock you will be fine with 760gtx and one monitor. Start to run triple monitors need a 780gtx and higher supply wattage like 750w or 850 w recommeded to get sufficient fps.

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