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April 3, 2014 6:30:17 AM

Hey guys! Long time lurker, first time poster. I need a little help with a build for some students at my school, so I thought I'd ask you guys! Let me know if you guys need any more info. Thanks in advance

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $500-650 (monitors/OS not included)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Microsoft FSX w/acceleration expansion

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I want to use 3 20-21.5" monitors for FSX. Don't know what resolutions would be best for the game. No need to include in build price budget, however, but I would like recommendations.

Parts to Upgrade: Full build

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, tiger, amazon.

Location: McDonough, GA. Best Buy is very close. Can make a trip to Fry's if it's worth it!

Parts Preferences: I generally like ASUS motherboards, but I'm open to anything good.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe- Eyefinity sounds like it would be great for this game?

Your Monitor Resolution: Whatever is recommended, either 1600x900 or 1920x1080.

Additional Comments: We are also building a rolling cabinet for our civil air patrol to put all this in. the idea is to have two monitors mounted on doors that swing out. The PC will reside on a shelf inside the cabinet, but it will remain open for airflow. They have the flight controls to go with it as well.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I just want them to have a good experience on their flight sims with 3 monitors.

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April 3, 2014 6:52:06 AM

you can start from here
AMD 6 cores build + 270X
$650 before rebates

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.23 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $614.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-03 09:53 EDT-0400)
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April 3, 2014 11:42:03 AM

Beautiful. Thanks a lot!
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