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February 15, 2009 10:37:59 AM

I want to buy a new computer for flight simulator FS9+FSX.
Where can I find the comparitive information about computer systems and video cards

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February 16, 2009 1:05:20 AM

What you want with Microsoft Flight Simulator X is the fastest and most powerful Quad Core CPU that you can afford.
Ideally a Intel Core i7 CPU system that is overclocked or the next best a Intel Core 2 Quad CPU based system that is overclocked.
A AMD Phenom II system would be all right too.
Here is a review of the Core i7 and simulations.Some people contest the results in the Sim HQ forum though.
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_111a.html
here is an older review of last years AMD's Phenom 9850 BE and simulations.
http://www.simhq.com/_technology2/technology_125a.html
If you're building a PC specifically to run FSX don't bother with the older dual core CPU's.
This CPU would make perhaps the best choice right now for FSX.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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