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getting a new desk top

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Hi, I am in the process of selecting a new desktop to run FSX and to use as my everyday dektop to cruise the web. the selection is mind boggling and I would like some advice from the experts.

 


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Processor
Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0 GHz
Processor Main Features
64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Processor
8 MB L3 Cache
Memory
32 GB DDR4 2133
Storage
2 TB HDD + 120 GB SSD
Optical Drive
24x DVD+/-R/+/-RW DUAL LAYER DRIVE
Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4 GB
Power Supply
600W
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
Special Features
Front: 1 x 120 mm Blue LED Fan
Rear: 1 x 120 mm Fan

CPU
CPU Type
Intel Core i7 6th Gen
CPU Speed
6700K (4.00 GHz)
L3 Cache Per CPU
8 MB
CPU Main Features
64-Bit Quad-Core Processor
92 mm Air Cooler

Graphics
GPU/VGA Type
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
Video Memory
4 GB
Virtual Reality Ready
Yes

Memory
Memory Capacity
32 GB DDR4
Memory Speed
DDR4 2133
Memory Spec
8 GB x 4
Memory Slot (Total)
4
Memory Slot (Available)
0
Maximum Memory Supported
64 GB

Storage
SSD
120 GB
HDD
2 TB
HDD RPM
7200rpm

Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD±RW
Optical Drive Spec
24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive

Communications
LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Front Panel Ports
Front USB
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Front Audio Ports
2

Back Panel Ports
Rear USB
2 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
RJ45
1 port
Rear Audio Ports
3 ports

Expansion
External Bays
2
Internal Bays
3 x 3.5" Drive Bay
3 x 2.5" Drive Bay

Mouse
Mouse Type
USB Mouse

Keyboard
Keyboard Type
USB Keyboard

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (H x W x D)
17.99" x 7.99" x 18.22"
Weight
35.00 lbs.

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Just curious , why not the 7700K for like 10 dollars more?

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Are you planning to stay with FSX or is there a move to a 64bit platform in your future? If you are planning a move then "future-proofing" (as much as possible) your build is essential. Gaming / flightsim computers do not come cheap.

Up the power supply to 750W minimum and if possible go for at least a Bronze certification. I prefer liquid cooling instead of air but that's a personal choice. Overclocking the CPU is a must so the cooler it runs the better it is. Make sure you get a high-quality air cooler (Noctua for example) or a Corsair Hydro series. Forget the old nVidia 9xx series and choose the newer and better 10xx instead. If money is not an issue you may consider a Titan or a 1080Ti. Otherwise, go for either the 1070 or 1060 series with at least 6GB of VRAM. Plump for a 250GB SSD for your Windows installation and a 500GB SSD for your flightsim use. Keep the 2TB spinner for all other files such as downloads, music, videos etc.

Best of luck!

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