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Staffan

Time for an upgrade. Suggestions?

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Hi,

 

After several years with the same system, I am now considdering in upgrading.

What is your opinion about my new system thoughts? Is it enough to get a smooth FSX or P3D with the usual scenery and aircraft addons?

Because with my current PC I am ending up with endless and useless tweaking.

I am also considdering X-Plane 11.

My current PC is this:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
Processor Speed: 3,33 GHz, overclocked to 4.5 GHz.
RAM: DDR2 PC6400 800MHz 8192MB
Video Board: Gainward Geforce GTX 550Ti, 1GB GDDR5
Mother Board: Asus P5Q Intel P45 ATX
Plexgear 500W Power supply
OS: Windows 7 Home Pro, 64 Bit

And I am considdering this as a new system:

Processor: Intel Core Quad i5, 7400
Processor Speed: 3 GHz, (Turbo up to 3.5GHz) , 6MB Cache
RAM: 8 GB, 2x4096MB DDR4, Corsair VENGEANCE LPX
Video Board: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 GB, GDDR5
Mother board: MSI Z270
400W Power supply, Fractal Design Effekt
OS: Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit

Greatful for your thoughts. :-)

 

 

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Hi Staffan,

that would be a rather borderline system and not one that could take advantage of the latest sims out there. It all depends on your budget but I'd get a minimum of a i5-7600K cpu along with at least 16GB of RAM, a 6GB graphics card and a 650W power supply. These specs, to my mind, are the very least you could put together to run X-Plane or P3D without compromising too much on your settings.

Cheers!

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Just one question....which one of these CPUs is the one to go for?

The i5-7400 or  i7-6700K ?  (both 4 cores)

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On 8/11/2017 at 4:00 PM, Staffan said:

Hi,

 

After several years with the same system, I am now considdering in upgrading.

What is your opinion about my new system thoughts? Is it enough to get a smooth FSX or P3D with the usual scenery and aircraft addons?

Because with my current PC I am ending up with endless and useless tweaking.

I am also considdering X-Plane 11.

My current PC is this:

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8600
Processor Speed: 3,33 GHz, overclocked to 4.5 GHz.
RAM: DDR2 PC6400 800MHz 8192MB
Video Board: Gainward Geforce GTX 550Ti, 1GB GDDR5
Mother Board: Asus P5Q Intel P45 ATX
Plexgear 500W Power supply
OS: Windows 7 Home Pro, 64 Bit

And I am considdering this as a new system:

Processor: Intel Core Quad i5, 7400
Processor Speed: 3 GHz, (Turbo up to 3.5GHz) , 6MB Cache
RAM: 8 GB, 2x4096MB DDR4, Corsair VENGEANCE LPX
Video Board: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, 4 GB, GDDR5
Mother board: MSI Z270
400W Power supply, Fractal Design Effekt
OS: Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit

Greatful for your thoughts. :-)

 

 

If you are thinking about XP-11, I would think about a cpu with more then 4 cores !

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