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Morning all,

 

Just wondering if anyone has used Jetline Systems to built them a flight sim PC before.  Was looking for positive / negative feedback and how the rig is running.  Spoke to them on the phone and it seemed legit and I like the fact they break in the PC for you and tweak it but curious about your experiences.

Please DM me with your feedback.

 

Thanks in advance and fly safe.

 

DR

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This has come up before IIRC, and like you, somebody living in Canada(no idea which part0, I think ordered a system from them. Hopefully, he'll see this post and get back to you.

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I got a system from them recently. Excellent system, great quality and they are very helpful with advice when ordering.

 

Lee

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they are very helpful with advice when ordering

 

Agree - I had a long talk with them late last year and they convinced me not to buy from them for the next 12 months - said the performance improvement wouldn't be enough to justify the price.  I found that impressive - enough to convince me to go back to them at some future point when I do decide to buy.  Obviously can't yet speak to the quality of their builds, but for integrity they rank high.

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I have had great luck with cyberpowerpc.com   You will see bad reviews but have purchased two computers from them with no problems what so ever.  My current system, I7 4790K, GTX970, 8 GB ram and 512GB SSD was under $1,500 US, about the same price to buy all the parts and they install it.

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I sideline in a local company in Canada who builds amazing PCs and some of us are really into flight simulation. Usually building yourself is the better/cheaper option, but I will gladly advise and can build yours if you want.

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Hi Folks,

I usually build my own computers. But, find that in the long run it is not worth it, considering bad parts that you might receive. I once had to reinstall 4 mb's, to get my system working. [asus]  

The OS's, and the SSD's all need to be set-up for gaming. The correct drivers installed, etc.

I friend of mine needed a new good computer a few months ago. We found JetLine, after several calls, he ordered one, a couple weeks later he received it,, all ready for him to install his add-ons.  He said this morning it is running perfect, and he has a lot of Orbix, and other add-ons.   One thing to consider, if a component goes bad, JetLine, will fix it, might have to ship it back, or, in one case they paid the repair bill to a local shop.

JetLine, uses the same MB, [AS Rock Z97 Pro] and only installs W7 in all of their builds, something you might want to consider. I am upgrading one of my computers at the moment, I choose this MB.

 

Regards,

Jerry Friz

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Thanks everyone for your responses.  MUCH appreciated - honestly.  That's what's great about this hobby - so much involvement :)

 

DR


I sideline in a local company in Canada who builds amazing PCs and some of us are really into flight simulation. Usually building yourself is the better/cheaper option, but I will gladly advise and can build yours if you want.

Sent you a direct message on this - thanks.

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Hi Dave,

 

I purchased a system from Jetline back in August of 2010, and it's working great since day one. No problems what so ever.

I talked with them on the phone a few times, and there Customer Support  was very good.

 

I would recommend jetline Systems anytime.

 

 

Michael Herriges

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Purchased a system from them a couple of years ago and its running magnificently still today.   I cannot say enough about the support and assistance I have received.  My only negative comment, is that the Ken is a Tampa Bay Lightning fan!    :huh:

 

Seriously, take the plunge, you will not only receive a top notch quality machine, but you'll also open the door to excellent support and assistance.  

 

John

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Hi Folks,

Some further thoughts on JetLine.  I consider them to be builders of FSX, and not so much into gaming. I wonder if they will  be to looking into PrePar3d.

I tried FSX Steam, and can't see any advantage to using it. Therefore, on my new system I'll only install PrePar3d. I believe in the long haul I will save money, and a lot of frustrations.

Thank you PMDG for making the B777, for PrePar3d,and soon the B737

Regards,

Jerry Friz

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They seemed very knowledgeable about both FSX and P3D to me and what I would need in my build.

 

Lee

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Just wondering if anyone has used Jetline Systems to built them a flight sim PC before.

I have had a Jetline system since November 2010. They upgraded the CPU and motherboard in February 2013 for $50.00. Took the old CPU and motherboard and sold it on EBay and charged me the difference between the new and what they sold the old for. When I purchased a video card from Amazon they sold the old card on EBay and gave me the proceeds. They are expensive but worth it. One of the few large purchases I have never had second thoughts about.

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We point all of our FDS and JetMax customers to Ken and the team at JetlineSystems. Primary reasons are expertise in hardware, totally understand the challenges everyone here faces and most importantly.... After the sale support is superb. Can't say enough great things about Jetline.

Peter Cos

FDS

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I will never again pay somebody to build a computer for me, I have not had the same experience as another contributor with bad parts and have saved a ton of money.  I built my first computer in 1981 but back then it was pure geeks that did that sort of thing. Then we went through a couple of decades where it was easier to build but there were still lots of problems with DMA priorities and I/O addresses and so on. Current systems are basic plug and play literally, you could train an 8-year old to build computers.  The key is understanding what you are buying and that takes some homework but the same thing should be done for retail rigs.

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I will never again pay somebody to build a computer for me

 

I would have agreed with you 10 years ago but at my old age I just want to order the computer I want and go.  I no longer have the patience to order the pieces and then hope it all works in the end.

 

I ordered a Dell 4 years ago for FSX and its running P3D now with no issues.  All I've replaced is the video card 2 months ago.  Cannot be happier with my purchase.

 

 Next time I will look into Jetline or Origin PC's.

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For both of my FSX rigs, I had purchased all the components locally from Micro Center and some parts from Newegg, then dropped it off at my local Micro Center to have it put together. They usually can build it and install the OP and have it ready for pickup the next day. They charge about $100 for the build and OS install. I could probably build it myself, although I never have built a computer, but I prefer to just have them do it since I don't have the interest to do it myself.

 

Like Dan I've been lucky with parts I've ordered and never received any bad parts or had any parts fail after install.

 

I can see Jetline being a good option for those like me who don't want to build it themselves or don't have access to a Micro Center or local reputable computer builder. I think the worst decision or waste of money would be to buy an off the rack build from Dell or other big national brands. Years ago I purchased a Dell to run FS9 and not only was it a waste of money for what I got, but when I wanted to upgrade components I was pretty limited to what I could change aside from the RAM and GPU.

 

 

Sean Campbell

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Hi Folks,

After reading Sean's post, I  have to agree with him.  Very hard to upgrade a HP, Dell, or any of the other common brands.

 

  In my situation, I have a very good  computer shop, that I can take parts purchased from Newegg by me.  They will install, including the OS for $80 plus tax, so almost the same. This includes testing for a couple days, and installing all the updates. This shop also does a lot of custom  game builds. [This shop is a few miles South of KSEA]

 

Jetline tests FSX for 10 hours, before shipping out.

 

Regards,

Jerry Friz

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Avoid big name branded PCs like the plague. They are usually stuffed full of useless bundled software. The beauty of building your own PC is that you only install exactly what you want. If people want to pay a lot extra money for an FSX specific PC that's up to them. I personally wouldn't do that and regard the time spent installing components and software, even the OS, as part of my hobby enjoyment.

 

Gaining the knowledge and expertise to build a PC also means you can maintain it yourself if things go wrong. A big saving on computer shop maintenance charges and also far less time lost waiting around for them to return your machine. That being said having a good local computer shop to go to is very handy for buying common components and for a bit of advice.

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There have been a lot of informative posts here. I don't think I am adding much to the topic but I agree with the home builders here. I have built four of my own rigs and I wouldn't do it any other way. I will say that I messed up my last motherboard by incorrectly seating the CPU. I bent a pin. The computer worked but it kept shutting down. I even tried bending the pin back but it was too late. A bent pin means that the warranty on the MB is void.  :angry: I ordered a new motherboard and I took it to a local computer shop and for $20 they installed the CPU into the motherboard. The peace of mind was totally worth the money. I had seated the CPU in the past with no issues but after destroying a $250 MB I  was gun shy. I agree with Dan, building your own computer is super easy and quite fun. Also you can blow people's mind when you tell them that you built your own. Most people thought that I was some kind of tech genius (which I am not) and I just let them think that I was!  :P

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I will say that I messed up my last motherboard by incorrectly seating the CPU. I bent a pin. The computer worked but it kept shutting down. I even tried bending the pin back but it was too late. A bent pin means that the warranty on the MB is void. :angry: I ordered a new motherboard and I took it to a local computer shop and for $20 they installed the CPU into the motherboard. The peace of mind was totally worth the money. I had seated the CPU in the past with no issues but after destroying a $250 MB I was gun shy.

That's one of the reason I pay a reputable shop the $100 to assemble for me, mainly just for the piece of mind. If I bent a pin or hooked something up incorrectly and voided the parts warranty and had to repurchase another expensive part like a CPU or move I would be really upset about it.

 

I'll just pick my parts from Newegg to get the deals and let someone else do the work, if they screw up a part it's on them.

 

 

Sean Campbell

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I usually build my own computers. But, find that in the long run it is not worth it, considering bad parts that you might receive. I once had to reinstall 4 mb's, to get my system working. [asus]  

 

This.  I set out on Saturday to do a simple (I thought) revision to my flightsim PC.  Maybe a couple of hours tops.  What happened?  Corsair cooler didn't fit enormous Coolermaster case (yes, I know, those of us of the true faith are supposed to check every incompatibility but I have limited time for research and this one blindsided me).  So an afternoon spent drilling holes in the case. Got everything in place and went to boot up.  Motherboard won't POST.  Fans cycle on and off once a second.  Spent most of Sunday running diagnostics - memory in and out and around the different slots, cables in and out, power supplies in and out, reseat the CPU.  No joy.  This morning, more time spent negotiating the RMA with Newegg (oh, you won't ship the replacement until you receive the defective one?  Puts you a step behind Amazon, doesn't it?)...

 

And so on.  

 

Two builds ago I had a seamless experience.  

 

Last build I went through three defective motherboards before I could get the thing to run.

 

Hope that isn't the case this time.

 

Next time?  I'm going to farm out the job, probably to Jetline, and let them wring everything out, and just go fly.

 

Value for dollar as far as I'm concerned.  I understand and appreciate that not everyone agrees and that for some, the struggle inside the case is part of the hobby and the eventual pleasure.  But that's not me, at least not here, not now.

 

So from now on I'm going to let the professionals do their jobs....


 

 


I would have agreed with you 10 years ago but at my old age I just want to order the computer I want and go.  I no longer have the patience to order the pieces and then hope it all works in the end.

 

What you said.  

 

See above.

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I forgot to add a suggestion to my post. If you do consider building your own why not use a website like Jetline or one of the others suggested. Use the prebuilt or build your own option then order the parts from one of the vendors listed in this thread. Amazon, New Egg or Fry's are all good options and you can shop around for the best price on the individual components. 

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