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Hello everyone. I am going to order parts to build a pc in the coming weeks and would like some advice. I will provide a link to pc part picker below to show you the parts i have already picked out. My budget is 700-900 dollars and I want to build a pc that can run p3d v3-4 im not sure which one. The add ons I will use are gsx, aerosoft airbus, and ftx global, and a few sceneries. Would my specs be compatible and provide enough power or should I change them. Thank you for anyone who responds.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/qt8VVY

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Nearly there.  Change the motherboard to a Z170 or Z270 chipset board, and change the ram for 2x4gb sticks of 3200mhz stuff

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Looks fine for a budget build except the motherboard and 120GB ssd.  Try a Z270 by asrock ($150 board would be fine) and if you have a HDD that ssd will be fine.  Otherwise you'll be wishing for greater capacity

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Thanks for the replies. I will definitely change my motherboard just when i try to use the z170 pc part picker tells me i will have to update the bios. Also, i was planning on buying an hdd too. I know I should install windows on the ssd, but should I install my games on it too?

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10 hours ago, cakeisawesome04 said:

I will definitely change my motherboard just when i try to use the z170 pc part picker tells me i will have to update the bios.

I would go for a z270 to remove any necessity for a BIOS update - there are decent quality boards for less than $120. As Charlatan said, definitely go for two sticks of RAM (bought as a matched pair) or you'll lose out on the potential benefits of dual-channel RAM. Get the fastest RAM you can afford but you're unlikely to notice the difference between DDR4-2800 and DDR4-3200 and could save yourself about $15-20 (G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4-2800 would cost about $79).

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7 hours ago, Maarten Otto said:

Perhaps a water cooler for the CPU so you can OC it to 4.6Ghz and gain an additional six to ten fps

Good advice, but that cpu should clock to 4.4ghz or so easily enough with that cooler

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8 hours ago, Maarten Otto said:

Perhaps a water cooler for the CPU so you can OC it to 4.6Ghz and gain an additional six to ten fps

Good advice.  Then if u ever decide to delid the cpu u will have the required cooling.  I know u are on a budget but here is my recommendations.  Faster RAM, larger Samsung SSD, 7700K (HT does help on my system but a 7600K will do fine), full size tower, and a Asus Strix Z270 mobo, and liquid cooling.  These chips run hot.  Upgrading the mobo to a Z270 would be my #1 recommendation if it will fit your case. 

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If you go for water cooling I would recommend the EVGA 280 closed loop cooler, fit and forget works a treat just built with one came out tops in test benchmarks.

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Take a look at this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CCpfwV. It's towards the top end of your budget but gives you a well-rounded system with a little to spare to add a 1TB HDD. The case might not be to everyone's taste but it gets good reviews and has plenty of cooling options. Remember that you'll also need to add the OS (preferably Windows 10).

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7 minutes ago, vortex681 said:

Take a look at this one: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/CCpfwV. It's towards the top end of your budget but gives you a well-rounded system with a little to spare to add a 1TB HDD. The case might not be to everyone's taste but it gets good reviews and has plenty of cooling options. Remember that you'll also need to add the OS (preferably Windows 10).

That's a good build for the price

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ALso my os will be windows 10.  The case I have comes with a rear fan and spots for one fan on the top and two intake fans in the front. Im planning on buying those fans and putting them in my case. Would that benefit the airflow and would there be enough sockets on the mobo to hook them up? Also, should I install the sim on the ssd and my os on the ssd and then my add ons on the hdd, or does it all have to be on the ssd.

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Also, I wos looking at the specs on my mobo and it saqid it supported ddr4 2133 mhz and then the other frequencies oc. What does that mean.

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10 hours ago, cakeisawesome04 said:

Would that benefit the airflow and would there be enough sockets on the mobo to hook them up?

It would definitely benefit the airflow. That tends to be the problem with the really cheap cases - you generally need to add fans to them which stops them being as cheap. If you run out of connectors on you MB, just get a splitter lead and run two off one connector - they don't use a lot of power. Best to get the largest fans which will fit as they can run slower and are less noisy. Go for decent quality, brand name fans as they will have better bearings and quieter fan blades. Also, look for "airflow" fans rather than "static pressure" fans which are designed for coolers.

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Thanks, I will keep that in mind. Also, about mobo, there seems to be a lot of z270 mobos out there in my budget. Which one would be best for the specs I have and for lite overclocking. I don't wanna go over 115 dollars.

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Also, would the COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack) be good. They are inexpensive and I like inexpensive, but I also like good quality.:laugh:

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26 minutes ago, cakeisawesome04 said:

Also, would the COOLER MASTER R4-S2S-124K-GP Silent Case Fan (4-Pack) be good. They are inexpensive and I like inexpensive, but I also like good quality.:laugh:

Bought those same fans (4 pack) and they're probably no better or worse than others, so shop price. I'd buy them again. They are limited to 1200rpm plus or minus 10%

I agree with the others trying to spend your money.... got for a z270 motherboard or wait a few weeks and see what the Coffee Lake CPU/motherboard combos are going for.

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Some leaks say that 8700K will be around 400$ or probably close to 400 euro in Europe.. We shall see.

 

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ouch! that way out of my budget:laugh:! but then again, watch them come out and be fsx lovers and run it the best the world has ever seen. Anything is possible

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