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I am buying a PC with a GTX 745 (4GB) graphics card and have the option for an i7 or an i5.

Computer 1.) The core i5-7400 runs at 3GHz 

Computer 2.) The core i7-6700 runs at 3.4GHz with up to 4GHz with turbo-boost

The computer with an i5 is obviously a lot cheaper and also has the option of a 128gb ssd to load the OS onto. The i7 is alot more expensive and is on the boundary of my budget for a new PC

Which computer config would yield better FPS on FSX/P3D and X-plane?

I do intend to use all three simulators with some addons such as aerosoft airbus aircraft REX, heathrow scenery e.t.c

(FSX will be run at 1280x720 resolution FYI)

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EDIT: Sorry, I Miss-read your post.

Option Number 2 would be better with the higher clock speed. SSD is also a bonus. Also depends on how much more expensive the 2nd option is, compared to the first. 

Are you building this yourself? Or is it a selection of two pre-built PC's?

Cheers.

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4 hours ago, Tino said:

EDIT: Sorry, I Miss-read your post.

Option Number 2 would be better with the higher clock speed. SSD is also a bonus. Also depends on how much more expensive the 2nd option is, compared to the first. 

Are you building this yourself? Or is it a selection of two pre-built PC's?

Cheers.

Option number 2 doesn't have an ssd, just a 2TB 5400rpm mechanical hard drive. 

 

The diffirence between the two is £50 :-) 

And yes it's between 2 pre built pc's. Custom builds are out of my budget :-) 

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Hi,

i7-6700 for sure but 5400 rpm HDD is a turn off (too slow). IMHO a SSD for OS and a better HDD is the way to go.

Mike

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Just as Mike said, you'd be happier with the 6700. 

Cheers.

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