idude

FSX to P3D: How to?

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Right now I'm contemplating to finally step up my sim, can't do it with my present computer and I'm planning on building one myself.  I know that the CPU and Video card are going to be the most important items.  I would like to stay around the $2500.00 budget but these two items can kill this target.  Can anyone give me some ideas in term of video cards, CPU and perhaps motherboard?

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Hi...

Just finished ordering the parts for my new build in that price range - that I started last year at this time and stalled when the Bitcoin Miners drove up the prices of video cards... I just ordered a GTX1070 Ti

(https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076S4RH6K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

- as I can't get my finger to push the "add to cart" button on a video card over $500... As per my research - the 1070 Ti was rated nearly as good and closer to a 1080 than a 1070... It will have to do...

I don't use 4K or VR...

Since I bought the processor and mobo last year - still gathering dust in unopened boxes - it's 7700K based and Noctua cooled... The system it is replacing is a 2700K@4.7Ghz with a GTX970 that has served me well for many years - and still runs P3D with all the usual suspects - surprisingly well...

Best of luck...

Regards,
Scott

 

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I see that there are a few brands using that chip, GTX 1070Ti, does it matter which brand you choose?  I see I can save a few bucks with a different brand!  Thinking also of getting two drives, a 256gig SDD for the OS, and one TB Hard Drive for the FS.


 

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10 minutes ago, idude said:

I see that there are a few brands using that chip, GTX 1070Ti, does it matter which brand you choose?  I see I can save a few bucks with a different brand!  Thinking also of getting two drives, a 256gig SDD for the OS, and one TB Hard Drive for the FS.


 

Hi...

Honestly - the chipset is Nvidia's so as long as the manufacturer can put together a decent card - any brand should be fine... I've used EVGA stuff in the past and most of us are just a creatures of habit...

I'm also skeptical on how much gain can be provided by the factory - Super Clocked - Over Clocked - whatever - over the base model video card - that we pay extra for...

I'm sure someone with more expertise than I can explain it better...

Regards,
Scott

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It would be useful to know what screen resolution you intend to use.

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I sure would like to get the highest possible as long as I can stay close to $2500.00 (1950 British Pounds).  Going 4K is not a priority though!

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