hi, i have put together a list of hardware that i think will be fine for FSX.
Can someone please tell me if these components are first, compatible and secondly if they will be enough to run FSX on pretty much high settings.
A corsair 650w or equivalent will work for a single 5850. I don't think the gigabyte ux3 boards do true CF so no sense in buying enough PSU for 2xGPUs.
Get a case you really like the look of. Based on your budget for your other parts, I don't think you'll be skimping and it should offer more than enough airflow. Pick some you love the look and drop in some links and get some yays or nays. Cases are such a personal choice and they all do the same job fairly well.
If you could link the case, that would be helpful. Probably not an issue, but some of the smaller cases might have an issue with the length of the 5850. Its a reasonable 9.5" so should be fine if its a mid atx.
Should be fine as long as the HDD cages don't drift to far down on the front. Do you plan to OC? The airflow on that case isn't going to be great and limit any big OC gains. But if you're going stock speeds or a moderate OC, should be fine.
I probably wont overclock to start with, in which case my current pc case will do fine, and if i do end up over clocking, i'll probably just end up having to get another one.
I think im ready to start purchasing
Thanks for the help!