brianemwd

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  1. brianemwd

    New to FSX

    Thank you for the positive reception! I have to admit I was very surprised to see so much feedback. It's awesome. Again thank you. 1. I hardly know anything about flying so general aviation is my interest at the moment. My son (15) wants to take on the jetliners. :^) 2. Here are my hardware specs: OS: Win7 Home Premium (64bit) CPU: i5-2500k @ 3.30 GHZ 16 Gig of memory (G.Skills Ripjaws) Nvidia GForce GTX 560 Ti Corsair 240 Gig SSD Corsair 650w Power Supply 3. Can you post a link to the avsim hardware and software guide? 4. So getting a decent flight sim computer system up and running is my pet hobby project for 2014. So I have a decent budget and I believe I already have a decent computer to get started with. I was thinking about purchasing three monitors for it in Jan but I am not sure if that is a wise first step. Perhaps I should get 1-2 software addons and some flight sim specific hardware such as those from Saitek? Any thoughts on that? Do most hobbyists use a single monitor setup or a multi-monitor setup? 5. Visuals for very important for me as I am definitely interested in learning to fly (within FSX for sightseeing purposes. Brian
  2. Thanks Aamir. This is the computer I already have so having 16 gig is no extra cost as I spent the moment already. You are correct about the 560. It was a typo on my part. I don't want to sacrifice any graphic quality and I have a decent budget so feel free to recommend a reasonably price video card. Do you think I should just upgrade the CPU? I don't know how to overclock. I have a decent air cool system on the CPU but I can check out the liquid cooling. I like Corsair's product line so I will check it out. What is your opinion on a multi-monitor setup? Is it possible to run 3 three monitors on one video card? Brian
  3. brianemwd

    New to FSX

    A friend of mine is a pilot and he took me from NC to Illinois so I could pick up some business equipment. He has a 4 seater Comanche. Though I was terrified most of the flight, for some reason I cannot get flying out of my mind. He told me that FSX is a good flight simulator so I purchased FSX Gold. To my surprise my sons love it and we decided to build a semi serious FSX computer for 2014. I am only just now getting into the game and I just learned that there is apparently a large number of add-ons for FSX. What would most of you recommend as a good first add-on to start out with? I see some setups that include the use of an ipad which thrills me as I am such a gadget man. Are there any recommended apps for the ipad that works with FSX? Sorry for the newbie questions. I want to make sure I get off to a good start on this new hobby. Brian of North Carolina
  4. A friend of mine is a pilot and he took me from NC to Illinois so I could pick up some business equipment. He has a 4 seater Comanche. Though I was terrified most of the flight, for some reason I cannot get flying out of my mind. He told me that FSX is a good flight simulator so I purchased FSX Gold. To my surprise my sons love it and we decided to build a semi serious FSX computer for 2014. I have a quite of bit of computers, most of them I built myself. I plan on using the following computer for FSX and I would like to know if you all recommend me upgrading anything: OS: Win7 Home Premium (64bit) CPU: i5-2500k @ 3.30 GHZ 16 Gig of memory (G.Skills Ripjaws) Nvidia GForce GTX 580 Ti Corsair 240 Gig SSD Corsair 650w Power Supply The only thing I think I may need to upgrade is the video card. The other question I have is what do most FSX enthusiasts prefer? A single monitor setup or multi-monitor? I am thinking of going with a 3 monitor setup. Any input on this would be helpful. Thank you for any input. Brian of North Carolina