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Upgrading my Hardware, search for hints

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Hello Pilots!

 

Currently I am planning to upgrade my PC for better performance in FSX with all my addons. Now I wanted to see if anyone has recommendations for me. Especially because I cant decide if I should first upgrade my CPU or my Graphic card  :unknw:

 

What I mainly use on my flights: PMDG 737, Aerosoft Airbus series - FS2Crew - Active Sky Next with some AS2012 textures and REX Softclouds - FTX Global Base and Vector - ProAtc X - FSRealtime - EZCamViews (not ezdok) - FS-Simtimzer - and than FlyTampa LOWW - Aerosoft EDDH and EHAM - the rest of my Airports are relative FPS friendly freewares... I think this are my mostly used progs when flying.

 

My actual Hardware (and OS):

 

WIN10 Pro

Mainboard: Gigabyte-78LMT-S2P 

AMD FX-4130 Quad Core

EVGA - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti

8 GB RAM

and I think my HDD is a Hitachi...

 

What I think about for upgrade (IMHO):

 

AMD FX-6300, 6x 3.5GHz
or 
AMD FX-8320, 8x 3.50GHz

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 950 SSC

 

 

What do you think about it, or maybe you have some experiences about this... share it with me  :smile:

 

Thank you,


Klaus Schmitzer

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AMD... Not a good idea

 

I'd go Intel and do a new build - 4690K if you're on a budget


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if I should first upgrade my CPU or my Graphic card

 

The CPU upgrade is going to give you better performance with FSX.  I just moved from a GTX 560 Ti to a GTX 760 Super Clocked card and got little if any performance improvements.

 

Get the Intel "K" model and overclock it.  Many motherboards have a auto-OC option, that will yield extra FPS without stressing the cpu or memory.

 

Ernie


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I already thinked about getting an intel... but its all about the money :-P

Is AMD really that worse? :-)

 

Whats about an INTEL Core i5-4460, 4x 3.20GHz?


Klaus Schmitzer

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I know how it feels when it comes to money. Intel is the only way to go.

 

I use a i5 3470 with few quality addons and i'm happy. I can maintein +25fps with no sttuters on FSX-SE.

 

You could go with the 4460 or check for second hand-hardware. Search for and 2500K or a 3570K, and OC them if you know how. Remember you will need a type "Z" chipset motherboard to do so.


Cheers :)

N.-

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Thank you guys for your opinions!

 

Now I know that it would be the best way to first change my CPU. Ithink I will go for the i5-4460, it is not that expensive, and later on for a graphic card.

Now I have to watch some youtube tutorials for how to change a CPU :-)

 

If anyone has more to say please do it, especially in thermes of graphic cards.

 

Another question that comes to my mind: What do you think about RAM? I think for FSX with addons is 8GB enough... I heard about systems with 16GB.

 

Always three green,


Klaus Schmitzer

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Ehm, you are aware of the fact that in your case, you do not only need to change the CPU but also the mainboard? Regarding RAM: yes, 8GB are enough for FSX.


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At the moment, the i7 4790K is the standard CPU.

Either a Z97 or Z87 board will work with the above CPU


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You could do a G3258 build... But you'll need to overclock it pretty high to get good performance in fsx

 

I'm not familiar with this build but it is a budget minded one - you'd need a new motherboard too

 

Just don't use it with Windows 10


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If you're on a tight budget, as Ryan said, G3258 CPU, with an MSI H81-E33 or an Asus H81-Plus will do you a treat.  You'll get 4.2ghz out of it without trying.


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Thank you very much guys for infos! I decided that I stick for now with just an upgrade to AMD FX-6300... Its cheap, and maybe a little better. Than I save money to build a new system, based on intel :-)


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Well, you know that FSX will not benefit from the additional cores? The current FX-4130 you have runs with 3.8GHz while the FX-6300 runs only with 3.5GHz, so without overclocking the FX-6300, this processor might be in fact slower than the one you currently use...


Greetings, Chris

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I know that, but I thought about turbo core function.. It should go over 4Ghz with it??

 

...if not, has anyone an idea whats the best cpu running on GA 78LMT-S2P?

 

Thanks


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