My current system is an HP Pavillion HP 150f (i7-860, GT230, 8gb ddr3 133mhz, Iona mobo, Sandisk 240gb SSD) from circa 2009 that is showing signs of age for FSX with a bunch of addons, but surprisingly I can hold 20fps on cruise with any Carenado plane and 12 to 15fps on approach on a Flytampa KTPA Tampa airport with the sliders in middle to high.
As I´m in a budget, I´ll be doing the system upgrade in steps and just bought an used EVGA GTX 970 4gb that I´ll try to run on my system for a while as I think the bottleneck on my current system is just the GT230 GPU.
Next step is the CPU, and I´m considering an i5-3570k, then I´ll also need another mobo since is 1155 socket. Any advice on a good budget CPU that allows an overclock on the i5-3570k? I´m looking for at least 50 to 70% increase on my FPS.