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walken1974

computer on last leg proposed new build

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I currently have a sandy-bridge 2600K with Gtx 570 that is on it's last legs.

I am looking to run prepar3d, fsx steam and possibly xplane 11 in the future. ( I will run the sim with asn, rex, orbx fsdt dreamteam airports, pmdg planes and a2a planes.)

What do you guys think of these specs:

  • *BASE_PRICE: [+1475]
  • BLKFRISALE1: CyberPowerPC RGB 7 Color Premium Gaming Keyboard [+0]
  • BLUETOOTH: None
  • CABLE: None
  • CAS: In-Win G7 w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD Dock [-19] (Black Color)
  • CASUPGRADE: None
  • CC: None
  • CD: LG 14X Internal Blu-ray Burner, BD-RE, 3D Playback DVD+RW Combo Drive [+77] (Black Color)
  • CD2: None
  • COOLANT: None
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-6700K 4.00GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Skylake)
  • CS_FAN: Default case fans
  • DOCKINGSTATION: None
  • ENGRAVING: None
  • EVGA_POWER: None
  • FA_HDD: None
  • FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 120mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate [+20] (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
  • FLASHMEDIA: None
  • HD_M2SSD: None [-9]
  • HD_PCIE1X_SSD: None
  • HDD: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+29] (Single Drive)
  • HDD2: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write [+179] (Single Drive)
  • HEADSET: None
  • IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
  • KEYBOARD: None
  • MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Vengeance)
  • MONITOR: None
  • MOPAD: None
  • MOTHERBOARD: * ASUS Z170-PRO GAMING ATX w/ USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 1 SATA Express, 4 SATA3, 1 Ultra M.2 [+3]
  • MOUSE: CyberpowerPC Standard 4000 DPI with Weight System Optical Gaming Mouse
  • NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
  • OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) w/ $100 Windows Store Gift Card
  • OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 15% or more) [+39]
  • POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+8]
  • PRO_WIRING: None
  • RUSH: Standard processing time: 2 to 3 weeks and cannot Guarantee Christmas Delivery
  • SECURITY: None
  • SERVICE: 3 Years FREE Service Plan (INCLUDES LABOR AND LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT)
  • SLI_BRIDGE: None
  • SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
  • SPEAKERS: None
  • TEMP: None
  • TUNING: None
  • TVRC: None
  • USBHD: None
  • USBX: None
  • VIDEO: GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card)
  • VIVE_HEADSET: None
  • WARRANTY: STANDARD WARRANTY: 1 Year Parts WARRANTY + ONE (1) YEAR SHIPPING [+10]

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You have outlined a very good high end system! About the only thing I can say is that I would go for Win 10 Pro rather than the Home Edition. Networking machines or any other net workable device like an I Pad etc., is much more straight forward With the Pro Edition. You can, with Navigraph, display en-route, terminal, charts etc , on it while flying. Little Nav Data is free and it works! I use Aivlasoft EFB on two computers for example.

 

My machine is getting a bit long in the tooth too. I can however still fly my PMDG aircraft fairly well. I am now looking at AMD's new ZEN CPU and Summit ridge Chip-set.  AMD's latest RX-480 tops out at $300.00 for the most expensive I can find on NEGG. The RX-490 is due. The RX-480 is as or nearly as fast as the GTX. The big difference is in the price. AMD's new chip-set supports PCI 3.0/01/02 whatever the latest.  Both the RX-480 and 490 are VR ready and Hard OCP's site see's no big difference between the 480 and the high end GTX. M.2 is supported. If you have no machine then go for your outline, if you can hold off you may save a ton of money? It's worth checking out. I remember well when the AMD Athlon arrived and blew everything away, big time! Looking at the architecture and other aspects of the design it should be a killer CPU. Jim Keller was the design chief, say's a lot!

Good Luck

BaldyB

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