Hi all, after using FS from 3.0 up to FS9/X then switching to mac to further my DJ career-I've come back to lurking about here for quite a while and jealously watching friends from my old VA get into the air again-I've decided to come here asking for a ~budget-mid high range recommend build(my wife will kill me if I even go over-IF she lets me go for it!) to get back in the air with all my friends from the AVSIM/VATSIM community
-Get a computer that will run FSX(or FSX se?) or even P3D ON Vatsim (is FSINN still around? I hated the SQBX Traffic models!)
-Run the sim with PMDG MD11/73/74/777, Aerosoft/Blackbox/FSLabs Airbuses(I'm a FBWFTW type of guy) tube liners mainly for VATSIM VA flights.
-With Aerosoft heathrow/Dubai etc etc-I want decent scenery
-I used to use ASadvanced-I believe it's now ASN for wx.
-I'd like to see some pretty pictures like on YouTube with the ORBX/REX/Ultimate Terrain type deals
-I'd like to Run these addons with REASONABLY MEDIUM HIGH settings-my last laptop choked on FSX(slide show extraordinaire) I switched to FS9, things ran fairly well then it died... But it looked like the Sahara desert... Barely any scenery etc etc.
-I'd also like to Find out what the hell a VC is and why they seem to be standard now?(Never used one before-guess I'll have to learn-apparently now they're all HD :-p )
-I'd like to not mortgage my kidneys or liver for this computer.
-I'd really be satisfied to get good A/C performance on point to point flights with JBU's VA/EIN/BAV etc etc
With that being said-do I NEED an i7 that's overclocked? Do I NEED a GTX Titan?
It seems all the "FSX build bibles" say intel/NVIDIA -I can deal with that but if I can go with ivy bridge that'll save me $100 or so...
I also haven't the foggiest regarding PSU/Case/fans:how to overclock without killing things
Thanks in advance for any and all help...
With tongue firmly in cheek