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hello folks,

 

 

want to start simming again (P3D, PMDG737, ASN, IVAO)

my budget is 1250€ and I already own the case and the power supply (550W), what do you think of this config :

 

1243
369 Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0Ghz
370 MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5 OC
117 ASUS Z97-P
55 G.Skill Ares Blue Series 8 Go (2 x 4 Go) DDR3 2400 MHz CL11
50 Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120 Go
155 Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 480 Go
83 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 2 To
0 Boitier
0 Alim 550
34 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
10 thermal grease
 
I don't really know how to choose trademarks for mobo, ram etc.. do you think the is room to optimisation on this config ?
 
thanks !
 
Kenz

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I would suggest getting a slightly more powerful PSU. You might be pushing it with the current PSU and the GTX970.

 

But I'm sure the hardware gurus here will put you right.

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like going 600 or all the way to 750W ?

I heard that kingston is no good for SSD, wich one is best between Crucial or SanDisk ?

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Don't know where you got that piece about the Kinsgton SSD. I've read some very good reviews on it.

 

Not long ago somebody posted a link to a website that ran wattage consumption test after you had inputted all the relevant data and came up with what minimum PSU you should be looking at, but I cannot remember when that post was made. If I find it, I'll link to it.

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That's the link. Well do9ne locating it.

 

And that's what I too would go for, just to give you that bit more headroom. Also, Corsair make excellent PSUs. My personal favourite is BeQuiet!, but currently use an Antec TruePower 650W as at the time it won heaps of awards

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do you think I should change Z97-P to ASUS H81M-K so i can save 60€ and use it for 600W power supply

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The Asus is a very good reliable brand of MB. I personally use the Z-87-A, but my CPU is not the same as yours. Hopefully, somebody here can advise you on that choice.

 

I can see the logic of making a savings towards the 600W PSU. I'd be thinking the same too. Perhaps you can do a Google search and see what MB would pair optimally, with your CPU. Your choice of CPU is the same as my i5-4670K, which is a Socket LGA 1150, so the Asus-Z-87-A should take it. But that is your choice, entirely.

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If your 550W PSU is a good quality PSU, I would keep it.

550/600W is no real difference..

 

Definitely do not downgrade the motherboard.. Stay with the Z97 chipset!  The cheaper motherboard is for "everyday productivity"... not what you want.

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It's à corsair vx550w, wich i think is good quality ? And also i don't think i will do OC.

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I'm kind of in a dilema right know, i wonder if i should better go with i5-4690k/gtx960 so i can save 200€ to spend on sceneries ans addons. I'm really wondering, will i have to lower the settings so much with i5 instead of i7 ?

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It's à corsair vx550w, wich i think is good quality ? And also i don't think i will do OC.

 

That should work just fine

I'm kind of in a dilema right know, i wonder if i should better go with i5-4690k/gtx960 so i can save 200€ to spend on sceneries ans addons. I'm really wondering, will i have to lower the settings so much with i5 instead of i7 ?

 

It all depends on how much money you want to spend..

 

The 4690K/GTX960 will do a good job... 4790K/GTX970 will give you more horsepower, your call.

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I think I will go with i5/960, so i can buy more addons like FTX global suite to make the sim look better

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Like Bert said, your call. 'You pays your money you takes your choice'

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Don't know where you got that piece about the Kinsgton SSD. I've read some very good reviews on it.

 

They silently switched from synchronous to asynchronous NAND, cutting performance by a significant amount and causing quite a controversy:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-kingston-ssdnow-v300-a-switch-to-slower-micron-nand

Since all reviews were done with the earlier, synchronous version, they are somewhat misleading.

 

I recently picked up the 480GB version during a sale, using it as a secondary SSD. From the benchmarks I've run, it actually seems to be using the faster synchronous NAND. It's possible the switch only affected the 120/240GB versions, or perhaps they have once again switched to faster NAND. Or maybe the increased parallelism of the 480GB version masks the performance issues with asynchronous NAND.

 

I'd still pick this over something like the BX200 or Triton, however the problem with this drive is that you won't know what you're buying. *Your* V300 might come with either type of NAND and there's no way of telling since they have the same model number.

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finally I went to second hand market and got this for 900€, 6month old (still under warantly), mounted by professionals, W10 pro license, 350€ under my forcasted budget, I think it's a good deal, don't you ?

 

 
Boitier fractal design define R5 black
Processeur: Intel i7 4790K refresh
Carte mère: Asus Z97-P
Carte graphique : MSI GTX 970 gaming 4go
Ram : GSKILL DDR3 16g (2x8) FC3-1600C9D
Disque dur: SSD SANDISK ULTRA 240 GB
WESTERN caviar blue 1TB 7200 rpm SATA 6gb/s
Alimentation : BE QUIET ! STRAIGHT power E9---580W GOLD
 
+ WINDOWS 10 PRO
+ carte wifi/Bluetooth, lecteur DVD/graveur
+ ventilateur de processeur BE QUIET silentwings 2 120mm
 
 
Now I need to buy a 500go SSD or 1To SSHD for p3d
 
I did install AVIRA antivirus, is it a good choice for fsx/p3d computer ?

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nstall AVIRA antivirus

That is a tres bien bargain you have picked up for €900. well done.

 

Avira in a recent review came out the best of the freeware AVs. I switched from advert-laden Avast to Avira, and it has no effect on either FSX-SE or P3Dv2.5.

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I did install AVIRA antivirus, is it a good choice for fsx/p3d computer ?

 

Microsoft security Essentials for me. Always worked great, low footprint and never let me down.

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