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November 19, 2009 2:06:42 AM

im either getting this combo...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


or this combo...

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

I really cant afford to go above 400...I want to run FSX at near high settings. Can you guys explain to me in some sort of specific detail WHY one is better than the other FOR FSX. Not for L4D or GTA4.

Also feel free to make any suggestions as to what i should buy!

Oh one more thing. I dont plan on buying more RAM. I have 2gb of RAM right now (came with my original computer) will that be compatible with this new set up?

Also if it helps my graphics card is the Nvidia GFORCE 9500 GT.

Ah yes and for some reason, my FSX already runs really smooth! In like normal citys i can get like 30 fps. Heres a vid i made...keep in mind that fraps reduces the frame rate.

http://www.youtube.com/user/kingneptune117#p/u/0/yJUGG3...

Thats with settings about like 3/4 tho.

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November 19, 2009 2:29:01 AM

The Intel I7 860 would run it better, it is without a doubt the more powerful processor. Both of those set ups your looking at use DDR3 memory, your current memory is only DDR2. You won't be able to reuse your memory on either one of those motherboards, and no I5/I7 is compatible with DDR2, but the AMD processors are if you get an AM2+ motherboard instead of that AM3 motherboard.
November 19, 2009 2:34:30 AM

oh im sorry. i just realized the i7-920 was actually cheap lol...i thought that was the thousand dollar one. Is that any good?
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November 19, 2009 2:40:29 AM

The i7 860 combo would be far better for FSX.

As for the i7 920, it's not expensive but motherboards for it are (X58 Socket 1366 based motherboards).
November 19, 2009 3:01:00 AM

thanks for letting me know elmo...i looked at that just now, what the heck! VERY expensive.

is the motherboard in that combo any good? I need a slot in it for my graphics card, and one for my wireless network adapter. Also, does this board use ddr3 or ddr2?
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November 19, 2009 3:48:42 AM

kingneptune117 said:
thanks for letting me know elmo...i looked at that just now, what the heck! VERY expensive.

is the motherboard in that combo any good? I need a slot in it for my graphics card, and one for my wireless network adapter. Also, does this board use ddr3 or ddr2?

DDR3, All Intel Core i5/Core i7 based motherboards (Socket 1156/1366) use DDR3.

As for the board, it looks to have everything you need slot wise :) 
November 19, 2009 3:54:49 AM

ah great thanks for all the help and patience guys!!!

So what should I expect to happen once i turn on my computer for the first time after putting in the new RAM, motherboard, and processor? Will it start up just like normal?
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November 19, 2009 3:58:25 AM

kingneptune117 said:
ah great thanks for all the help and patience guys!!!

So what should I expect to happen once i turn on my computer for the first time after putting in the new RAM, motherboard, and processor? Will it start up just like normal?

It should be too hard to set up. You will, of course, need to install Windows on it (a fresh copy) but other than that there shouldn't be any surprises.
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