FSX Configurations


Wondering about whether the following setup would alow me to run FSX at optimal FPS?

Thanks and please let me know your thoughts.


CARE1:Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

CAS:NZXT Black Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

CS_FAN:Default case fans

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

HDD:1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard

MEMORY:12GB (2GBx6) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory [+60] (Corsair or Major Brand)

MOTHERBOARD:* (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte G1.Sniper Intel X58 SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 E-ATX w/ 7.1 Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity/Dolby Digital Live Audio, Bigfoot Killer E2100 GbLAN, eSATA, USB3, 2x SATA3 RAID, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional [+135] (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:600 Watts - XtremeGear Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready [+26]


VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+166] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

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  1. it will run well for sure, my question to you, you're getting a liquid cooler, but you aren't getting any overclock. Are you planning to overclock later yourself? If not then, I don't see why you need a liquid cooler, which is expensive to install and also brings about complex maintenance.
  2. AntiZig, thanks for the reply. I had a friend put together the specs for me and that's what he chose. I'm not married to it, but know very little regarding this so I was going on what he configured. I've done some reading on overclocking, and although it seems to help FSX, I dont want to make the new pc unstable. Any recommendations on what I should do?

  3. there are benefits to overclocking your CPU, no doubt about that. However, seeing how you're not knowledgeable about the whole thing, I would only consider overclocking if the said friend is going to help you with it.

    If you're on your own then I wouldn't recommend overclocking
  4. All in all do you think this would handle FSX maxed out?
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