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Will this computer run FSX at ultra high settings??????

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September 18, 2010 10:53:55 PM

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?

September 18, 2010 11:39:00 PM

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?
September 19, 2010 6:42:55 AM

Yeah, 13th monkey, I agree with you, the gpu is rubbish, I don't like the GT220, that GT220 is rubbish because it is an entry level GPU. :na: 



I wish HP had the GTX 260 still on the choices for graphics cards in the customize your pc section. When they had the GTX 260 as the choice a week ago the pc was $569.00.

They raised it to $599.00 and they removed the GTX 260 from the options list, so therefore it's not worth buying it.


All of the graphics card choices from HP are crappy.
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September 19, 2010 11:17:27 AM

can you consider building it yourself? Can you get an even cheaper GPU and then buy one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $190 would not break your original budget.

Is FSX multithreaded?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... cpu + Mobo

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cheap memory but it'llwork fine

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HDD

that gets you to $669 and all you need is a case, dvdrom drive, monitor keyboard etc.

this might be betterhttp://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... and shaves another $35 off the price.

And $100 for win7 64bit.

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.

Hope this helps
September 19, 2010 11:19:59 AM

Or perhaps an ATI4870 only $130 FSX isn't DX11, and they were quick, and probably quicker than 460's but i haven't checked that
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