I am planning to buy a desktop and I wonder if it is capable of running this game Microsoft Flight Simulator X here are the specs. I am looking for a good pc under $900. At around $600-$800.00 would be good.
Here are the specs of the Desktop I plan to buy:
Operating system Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edit
Processor AMD Athlon(TM) X4 635 quad-core processor [2.9GHz, 2MB L2, up to 4000MHz bus] edit
Memory FREE UPGRADE! 6GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [3 DIMMs] from 4GB edit
Hard drive 500GB 7200 rpm SATA 3Gb/s hard drive edit
Office software Microsoft Office Starter 2010 edit
Security software Norton Internet Security(TM) 2010 - 15 month edit
Graphics card 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 [DVI, HDMI, VGA] edit
Is Microsoft Flight Simulator X more of a Graphically intensive game or more of CPU intensive?
I wonder if this AMD Athlon X4 635 a good processor for handling games like this.
I was originally intending to buy this Desktop customized with a GTX 260. HP removed the Nvidia GTX 260 from it's configuration choices I dont know why, I had it perfectly configured until they changed the customize choices for customizing a pc.
Is the Nvidia GT220 any good for playing Flight Simulator X knowing that the video card has 48 CUDA cores?
Will this computer be able to run FSX at very high settings without lag or anything?
that gpu is rubbish, having 3 channels of ram does not allow for dual channeling, it'd be useful on a high intel platform but not on the amd platform. Have you already got any parts at all, monitor, case etc?
I doubt it'd run at very high. i'm sure someone here would be able to help. US $ correct?
Overall a lot faster sytem than the HP, but admittedly a bit more, if you can spend the time to shave a few things back then you might be able to get it closer to budget. Knowing if FSX uses many cores would be useful though, if not you could drop down to a faster dual core (wouldn't go below dual). And if you've already got bits then again you can reuse things.