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Who is considering new pc builds, laptop's, for FSW?

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Is your system long in the tooth and FSW is motivating you to build, or buy a new computer or laptop! Laptop one is for me as I never have desktop's anymore. I code lightly, and my computer has to be portable and my flight sim's have to go with me! Flight simulation is secondary to portability. I also never buy DLC, maybe a few aircraft's, but never scenery, airport's, or anything like that. Not my thing. Although I expect more DLC aircraft to be purchased for FSW. Depend's on what the final product end's up having as a base. 

So who is getting 20-40 fps ( in my case 12-20 fps, yeah, me MacBook Air person ) and want's 40-60 fps or more. Yes, of course this would help your other sim's out as well. But I am asking if the TrueSKy, Aircraft, etc... in FSW is making you consider it, plus the future development, and what add on's might come in the next 2-5 year's.

I am looking for a new laptop. Family got a new low end system this past weekend, and welcomed me to the world of better screen resolution. I think 1920 x 1080, which is amazing and probably a joke to ya'll :) BTW, FSW does run, but at very, very, very low frames. But considering it basically an Intel M type chip, 4gb ram, 128 ssd,  it was amazing it even worked :)

Don't think we can get into detail too much or they will move us to the hardware forum :)

Laptop 13.3" 1920 X 1080 I think it is, 8 gb ram, 128 or 256 ssd, i5 or i7,  next 3-12 month's depending on how long I can hold out. I want it today!

Please don't move us to hardware section :) Pretty please!

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I've got a i5 something with 8 meg and a GTX750. If I set all the graphics options to Low, I get in the 50's. I ended up with the slider set from top to bottom as Low, Med High, High, Med High, Low and get 28's to 32's depending what I'm looking at. The Scenery option had less of an effect than I expected, so it's the one on High. The top one (graphics ?) had the biggest effect, with a 20 drop going from Low to Med High.

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I'm running on a i5 3.4ghz , msi GTX960 2gb , 8gb ram ddr3 1600 , win 10 free upgrade from win 7 64bit , and I've been getting 40-100fps check out my screenshots on steam can`t put them here got a rollicking for that, and I have orbx and other fsx scenery installed. I run msi game control in the sim shows in shot GPU performance on ultra GPU 100%. ON OC. 

Ray Fry. 

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My PC broke last May, so I went a little overkill when I built my rig a couple of months ago. 

1800X, 1080TI, 1GB HD, 500GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. 

I want to throw another 16GB in, just for the sake of going over the top. 

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4 hours ago, DTG_Cryss said:

My PC broke last May, so I went a little overkill when I built my rig a couple of months ago. 

1800X, 1080TI, 1GB HD, 500GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. 

I want to throw another 16GB in, just for the sake of going over the top. 

You mean 1 TB HD, cause 1 GB is not very much :) Too funny! Or am I reading something wrong?

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57 minutes ago, Learjet777 said:

You mean 1 TB HD, cause 1 GB is not very much :) Too funny! Or am I reading something wrong?

You are probably right, there are no 1GB HDDs for sale.

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I was building my new pc also.

Intel i7-7700k 4.2ghz overclocked to 4.7ghz

Nvidia GTX 1080

16gb ram ddr4

2x m.2 512gb

 

Get about 20fps maxed in fsw. So it needs to be optimazed.

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4 hours ago, Cyrex1984 said:

I was building my new pc also.

Intel i7-7700k 4.2ghz overclocked to 4.7ghz

Nvidia GTX 1080

16gb ram ddr4

2x m.2 512gb

 

Get about 20fps maxed in fsw. So it needs to be optimazed.

Set lower traffic settings. My pc has the same specs and in big cities like London or Los Angeles I get at least 30 fps.

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15 hours ago, DTG_Cryss said:

My PC broke last May, so I went a little overkill when I built my rig a couple of months ago. 

1800X, 1080TI, 1GB HD, 500GB SSD and 16GB of RAM. 

I want to throw another 16GB in, just for the sake of going over the top. 

that's close to what I built just throw in a 1070 and lesser CPU - i5-6500.  When building it, I made sure the motherboard was LGA1151 so I can upgrade to a newer CPU.  Whenever the i7-7700K drops below $300... bring on the upgrade.  Current CPU cooler is already compatible with the i7.... so only have to change one part.....  Had issues trying to run 32GB RAM, though.  Haven't resolved that issue, yet.

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On 8/29/2017 at 7:48 PM, Learjet777 said:

You mean 1 TB HD, cause 1 GB is not very much :) Too funny! Or am I reading something wrong?

Aye, think I fat fingered G instead of T ^_^ 

That said, I did have an ASUS with a 1060 in it for about a year, that was capable of a surprisingly large amount. 

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Just literally got a new computer finished today, and it was FSW which was the catalyst for that. FSW is great but it was making my old computer struggle somewhat. Needless to say, creating a new computer is pretty expensive, but it was probably long overdue anyway. Looking forward to seeing how it runs FSW; currently reinstalling it.

Gotta reinstall everything else too of course, so now comes the fun of finding old passwords etc lol.

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I'm planning a new build in winter by then all the new hardware will be out, I've been doing a city tour in FSW tweaking as I go and I`ve just done Oslo flying out of Rygge airport north to Oslo setting`s on autumn daytime snow was on the ground,  fine weather scattered clouds my god turning back to the airport with the sun through the clouds midday truesky, reflecting off the fjords I think I've broken the F12 key when this comes out of early access I want a big jet flying the gulf stream across the Atlantic.

Ray Fry. 

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Had to do some tweaking to get my new computer to play nicely with FSW, but it did eventually manage it.

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I pick up part`s for my new build tomorrow from Scan at Bolton I already have a Fractal R5 Case , inside will be Asus Rog Maximus IX Formula Motherboard , i7 7700K cpu , EVGA 280 closed loop water cooling, MSI 1080+GAMER plus GPU, 250gb Samsung 960 evo M,2 MVMe  O/S DRIVE ONLY, 1TB Samsung EVO MZ-75E D DRIVE flight sim , 2TB Seagate BarrCuda sata3 drive which I will partition for back up ,corsair 850 modular gold + psu , 16gb daul channel Gskill memory 2x8 gb , It has been a few years since I have done a complete new build over 8, I'm not looking forward to moving over to the new build, but at least the rest of the household will get there PC back without me hogging it.

Ray Fry.  

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Gonna need Windows 10 (or 8) for that too, in case you'd forgotten about the OS. More recent hardware has functions which Win 7 64 bit doesn't support. It'll work with Win 7, but it won't do everything that a more recent operating system will. 

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Windows 10 on it`s way Monday, my present system is windows 10 home but it`s just i5 3.4ghz , I plan to run at 4.8ghz and I may push to 5ghz, I will add another 16gb of Gskill z later to bring it up to 32gb . 

Ray Fry. 

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43 minutes ago, rjfry said:

Windows 10 on it`s way Monday, my present system is windows 10 home but it`s just i5 3.4ghz , I plan to run at 4.8ghz and I may push to 5ghz, I will add another 16gb of Gskill z later to bring it up to 32gb . 

Ray Fry. 

Let us know progress. I would say post images but you would be banned to the screen shot area :)

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I do have screen shots on steam with the addons I`ve added and as soon as I get up and running on the new build I will post some on there.

Ray Fry.

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11 hours ago, rjfry said:

I do have screen shots on steam with the addons I`ve added and as soon as I get up and running on the new build I will post some on there.

Ray Fry.

Maybe a link is allowed I dunno. So many rules :)

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Picked up the rest of my part`s from scan at Bolton this morning but they did not have the PSU I ordered corsair 850w gold , so I changed it for an evga 850w GS super nova Gold full modular £6 more, the PSU is in and 280 water rad installed in the top, just dropped the CPU in and the ms ssd on the motherboard it weighs a ton metal armour plate, time for a brew I think.

Ray Fry.

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All done on the build but now have an error CPU FAN there is no cpu fan it`s a water block will give it a rest now and sort it tomorrow.           

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20 minutes ago, rjfry said:

All done on the build but now have an error CPU FAN there is no cpu fan it`s a water block will give it a rest now and sort it tomorrow.           

Did you plugged the water cooler on the CPU Header? You have to or your system will show this message.

You have to plug on the right one. It´s common to have more than one of those headers on the motherboard, you have to plug it on the one close to the socket, it will say CPU_FAN. This is the cpu header:

 

cpu-fan-power-connector-and-header.jpg

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4 hours ago, ca_metal said:

Did you plugged the water cooler on the CPU Header? You have to or your system will show this message.

You have to plug on the right one. It´s common to have more than one of those headers on the motherboard, you have to plug it on the one close to the socket, it will say CPU_FAN. This is the cpu header:

 

cpu-fan-power-connector-and-header.jpg

Ohhh your in trouble, you posted an image. You are banned to the screen shot room forever :)

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22 minutes ago, Learjet777 said:

Ohhh your in trouble, you posted an image. You are banned to the screen shot room forever :)

And you quoted me, double ban! :(

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I don't know how to respond to that I may get banned, yes had it on the CPU fan header but I think it is because the default settings are halt on all errors, I will look into it this morning then I can get windows installed and start updating, as a simmer I am ashamed to say it looks like a fairground inside with the lighting the Gskill rgb and the cooler, I have indulged myself with this build and at my age I should know better, I was tempted to stick in some intel optane memory but I resisted.

Ray Fry.

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