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Trying my 1st build for FSX - Am i right?

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Hi there,

 

Currently playing on a gaming laptop that struggles with the last addons, I am thinking about building my first desktop computer with FSX in mind.

 

My own requirements are :

- 1000€ budget

- FSX oriented but P3D in mind when all my favourite addons become compatible

- Micro ATX case

- Only 1 screen 24'' full HD

 

Here is what I would like choose for the build :

 

Case : Cooler master N200

 

Power supply : Cooler master GM650 (Enough power or too much?)

 

Mother board : ASrock Z97M pro 4 (or equivalent form others brands. Do not know which is better...)

 

Processor : i5 4690K (I would like to overclock to 4ghz)

 

Cooler : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo ( I checked it fits. is it enough for a light overclock?)

 

GPU : Asus GTX760 DC2OC 2GD5

 

RAM : 2 x 4 go  Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 1600 mhz cl9

 

HDD : Seagate SSHD 1To (no budget for SSD...)

 

Optical disk : Asus DRW 24F1ST

 

OS : Win 7 Home 64 OEM

 

Any advices would be appreciated? How do you think it will run FSX?

 

Best regards,

 

Pierre

 

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I'd stretch for a gtx 970 - a lot better than a 760, but not as high end as a 980

 

Everything else looks great


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I'd stretch for a gtx 970 - a lot better than a 760, but not as high end as a 980

 

Everything else looks great

 

Agreed. Went through this thought process today and got a EVGA 970 FTW. I have a GTX 680 FTW and was tempted to keep this - but the 970 benchmarks a lot better. 980 is obviously better still - but for the extra money you're not getting radical improvments over the 970.


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Power supply is adequate. No sound card?  FSX does not like on-board (integrated) sound.  Not excited about the CPU but then you are on a budget.  How it compares with others is at this link - http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4690K+%40+3.50GHz

 

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First ive heard of the onboard sound being an issue... I've run with onboard for 10 years. What do you mean it doesn't like it?


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Agree with Ryan re the 970, ditch the Hyper 212 and go for an Antec Kuhler 650 or similar which will have no probs fitting into that case.


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First ive heard of the onboard sound being an issue... I've run with onboard for 10 years. What do you mean it doesn't like it?

I stand corrected.  Thanks.

 

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