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Good Day All,

 

Trust all is well in the air and on the ground.

 

Please advise. i am just about to order the new pc, specs below,

 

Intel Haswell i5-4460

16Gb Kingston Hyperx Fury Ram (2 x 8gb Sticks)

Asus H81M-K Mobo

Asus Strix GTX970-DC2oC-4GD5 Graphics

Western Digital 1TB Sata6g

Corsair VS550 PSU

 

Will this be a decent enough rig to enjoy some HD flying via my HD Samsung TV?

 

Any comments, Yesses or NOOOOOS will be much appreciated.

 

Take care guys and gals...maybe

 

Mike

 

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As far as I know that CPU is locked so no overclocking, performance will thus be limited.

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Hi Glynn,

 

Many thanks for the input, I will look into that, what would you recommend cpu front? Is the graphics card enough to support HD visuals though?

 

Kind Regards

 

Mike

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I would always buy a K series chip and a motherboard built to support OC.

Define HD visuals ? The card is fine but probably not if your TV is 4K

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Great will look into the k series then and see what is available according to the bank manager :wink: , thanks for the info. Nope the tv isnt 4k, older Samsung...for now.

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Yep make sure its a K and you can enable DSR x 4  in nvidia control panel to get a much sharper picture.

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Would I be able to enable the DSR x4 option with the 4460 cpu or would i need the k version for this?

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Your current CPU is fine.

 

You can google DSR to get a better understanding of what it does. Im using a 55" 1080p TV with DSR x 4 and its jaw dropping :-)

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For current and future flightsims I think you really want to be overclocking the CPU.
1) The system your planning can't overclock the CPU. Also there is no unlocked "i5-4460K" CPU and the chipsets H97, H87 and H81 do not support CPU overclocking.)
2) The H81 chipset does not support PCIe v3, it's not a big deal but for a new build I'd want to take full advantage of a GTX970 GPU.
3) If you go for an i5-4460 avoid the S or T models.
4) The i5-4670(K) and i5-4690(K) are about the same price.

5) Consider a 2nd dedicated hard drive for your flightsim software.

Anyway I'd suggest (most £££s to least £££s):
i5-4690K + Z97 M/B... To overclcok the CPU.
i5-4690   + H97 M/B
i5-4670K + Z87 M/B... To overclcok the CPU + get great deal on the Z87.
i5-4670   + H87 M/B... Get great deal on the H87.
i5-4460   + H87 M/B... Minimum spec I'd consider for a GTX970.
i5-4460   + H81 M/B... no PCIe v3

The i5-4460 + H81 + GTX970 will not be a bad system but for a few more £££s I think you could get a better overall deal.

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