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I'm about to start upgrading the Jetline system I purchased 8 years ago to be P3D compatible. I've listed the original equipment (unless stated otherwise), and the components I'm thinking of upgrading to over the course of the next 8-10 months. I'm thinking things such as the chassis, power supply, DVD should not need to be replaced, but was unsure about my current CPU cooling unit handling the upgrade. Let me know your thoughts about the upgraded components I'm thinking about getting and if you think they will give me 20-30 FPS on average(which is what I shoot for allowing for a drop when at/using more complex addons).

 Thanks for any thoughts or advise. It's a big investment that I would prefer to get correct the first time around.

Ed Henry

Original/Current System:

 Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
          (64-Bit)
          Chassis: CM HAF 922 HellFire Edition Mid-Tower ATX
          Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI Chipset - Core i7,
          Triple Channel Memory
          Processor: Intel Core i7 930 (3.33GHz factory
          o/c) Quad Core, 4.8GT/s QPI
          CPU Cooling: Corsair H50 Extreme CPU Liquid
          Cooling
          System Memory: 6GB Mushkin Blackline Tri Channel
          DDR3 (1600MHz) CL7
          Graphics Processor: 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX        
          470, GDDR5, PCIe
          System Power: 850 Watt Corsair Multi-GPU Power
          Supply
          Sound Card: 7.1 High Definition Integrated Audio
          Primary Hard Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB(was installed Aug. 2015 to replace the original Primary Hard Drive)
          Secondary Hard Drive: 1TB WD Black Edition
          7200RPM SATA 32MB Cache
          Media Drives: Single Drive: 22x CD/DVD Dual-Layer
          Burner w/ LightScribe
          Networking: Integrated High Speed Network Ready
          (10/100/1000)
          LCD Display: 26" Digital Widescreen LCD (1920 x     
          1200) 2ms
          Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech 350 USB Keyboard
          and Mouse

Planned Component Upgrades:

CPU: i7-7700K (overclocked)

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING 

GPU: GTX 1070 $420 / 470 Euro

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4

Hard drive (magnetic): SSHD SEAGATE 2TB 3,5″ ST2000DX001 7200 64MB 

SSD drive: mSATA 500GB 

Thanks for any thoughts or advise. It's a big investment that I would prefer to get correct the first time around.

Ed Henry

 

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To help you write my own PC Specs, and my addons..my rig works fine with P3DV4.2 Pro.. I wish you a good luck wit your upgrades..

 

Desktop Motherboard : Gigabyte Ultra Durable GA-Z170X-Gaming G1

Processor: I7-6700 CPU 4.00GHz 

Memory RAM: 8GB (4GBX2) 3000MHz DDR4 

Graphics: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 Superclocked 6GB GDDR5 

Hard Drive: 2TB SATA-III 7200RPM HDD 

Windows 10 Creator 64 bit Operating System

Operating three Monitor

 

addons

ASP4

FS Real Time 

Navigraph

My Traffic Professional    ( I'm waiting for the the latest edition Traffic Global to be released )

PMDG 777x 

FSUIPC5

EditVoicepackXL

VFX Central

Super Traffic Board

PTA

 

 

 

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Have you thought of talking to Jetline? They are very helpful (and very knowledgeabl about P3D) and I know they would be happy to talk to you even if you wanted to upgrade on your own. I'm thinking they would be happy to do the upgrade for you and could offer some very informed advice.

Just my thoughts. Hope it is helpful.

Jesse


Jesse Cochran
"... eyes ever turned skyward"

P3D v4.5/v5.2 Professional, Windows 10 Professional, Jetline GTX, Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7 mobo, i7 7740X @ 4.9 GHz, Corsair H115i Liquid Cooling, 32Gb SDRAM @ 3200MHz, Nvidia GeForce GTX1080Ti @ 11 GB

ORBX Global + NALC, ASP3D, ASCA, ENVTEX, TrackIR, Virtual-Fly Yoko Yoke, TQ6+, Ruddo+ Rudder Pedals

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4 hours ago, benhen said:

I'm about to start upgrading the Jetline system I purchased 8 years ago to be P3D compatible. I've listed the original equipment (unless stated otherwise), and the components I'm thinking of upgrading to over the course of the next 8-10 months. I'm thinking things such as the chassis, power supply, DVD should not need to be replaced, but was unsure about my current CPU cooling unit handling the upgrade. Let me know your thoughts about the upgraded components I'm thinking about getting and if you think they will give me 20-30 FPS on average(which is what I shoot for allowing for a drop when at/using more complex addons).

 Thanks for any thoughts or advise. It's a big investment that I would prefer to get correct the first time around.

Ed Henry

Original/Current System:

 Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition
          (64-Bit)
          Chassis: CM HAF 922 HellFire Edition Mid-Tower ATX
          Motherboard: EVGA X58 SLI Chipset - Core i7,
          Triple Channel Memory
          Processor: Intel Core i7 930 (3.33GHz factory
          o/c) Quad Core, 4.8GT/s QPI
          CPU Cooling: Corsair H50 Extreme CPU Liquid
          Cooling
          System Memory: 6GB Mushkin Blackline Tri Channel
          DDR3 (1600MHz) CL7
          Graphics Processor: 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX        
          470, GDDR5, PCIe
          System Power: 850 Watt Corsair Multi-GPU Power
          Supply
          Sound Card: 7.1 High Definition Integrated Audio
          Primary Hard Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500GB(was installed Aug. 2015 to replace the original Primary Hard Drive)
          Secondary Hard Drive: 1TB WD Black Edition
          7200RPM SATA 32MB Cache
          Media Drives: Single Drive: 22x CD/DVD Dual-Layer
          Burner w/ LightScribe
          Networking: Integrated High Speed Network Ready
          (10/100/1000)
          LCD Display: 26" Digital Widescreen LCD (1920 x     
          1200) 2ms
          Keyboard & Mouse: Logitech 350 USB Keyboard
          and Mouse

Planned Component Upgrades:

CPU: i7-7700K (overclocked)

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING 

GPU: GTX 1070 $420 / 470 Euro

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4

Hard drive (magnetic): SSHD SEAGATE 2TB 3,5″ ST2000DX001 7200 64MB 

SSD drive: mSATA 500GB 

Thanks for any thoughts or advise. It's a big investment that I would prefer to get correct the first time around.

Ed Henry

 

I would strongly suggest pricing out a Z370 mobo and a 8800K.  U will be more future proof.  But the system u have spec'd out would be pretty stout.  I would purchase faster ram though.  Something in the 3000MHz range


Matt Wilson

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