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I-5 for FSX

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December 26, 2009 12:07:50 PM

I am building a new system for FSX and would like some advice on how these pieces fit together. I am not sure the 5850 is worth the money. Any other comments folks?

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE:ASAP

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:FSX

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers,

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES:Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080

Maybe crossfire in the future

CPU:I-5

MB: ASRock P55 Extreme LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

Case: NZXT M59 - 001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

PS: Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply

Video: SAPPHIRE 100282SR Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long life sleeve CPU Cooler

HD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

DVD: MSI Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Retail

Monitor: HannsĀ·G HH-241HPB Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 15000:1(1000:1) Built in Speakers

Operating sys:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

The total comes to $1100 with combos and rebates. The reason for the Thermaltake PS is it is free with the video card.

Thanks for your help.

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December 26, 2009 12:26:25 PM

Thermaltake PSU's are of poor quality. Don't skimp on the most important part of your PC. Get a Corsair or Antec one, it will be the best christmas gift for your computer :p 

The 5850 is worth the money. DirectX11, low power consumption and amazing performance given its price.

Hanns-G monitors tend to be rather poor-quality ones, but I'm no expert on that.

Other than the above, good build.

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December 27, 2009 10:23:47 AM

Silmarunya said:
Thermaltake PSU's are of poor quality. Don't skimp on the most important part of your PC. Get a Corsair or Antec one, it will be the best christmas gift for your computer :p 

The 5850 is worth the money. DirectX11, low power consumption and amazing performance given its price.

Hanns-G monitors tend to be rather poor-quality ones, but I'm no expert on that.

Other than the above, good build.


Thanks for the input. How do these look?

OCZ ModXStream Pro Power Supply - 600-Watt, Modular, Dual +12V Rails, SATA, 80Plus $45 after rebates.

Acer P235Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 50000:1(ACM) Built-in Speakers $170
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June 10, 2010 10:29:39 PM

well i have pretty much the system that you are talking about i have (i5 660/ati 5770/4gb.mushkinram.1666/2intel x25-m 80gb ssd in raid0/gygabitep55a-ud3/e.c.o water cooler/

now if i could change i would go for the h55 mother board cuz it will unlock the new intel graffics..google read up on it.. h55/p55

now as for the gpu go for the 5770 and crossfire it.. the benchmarks of the 5770 in crossfire kill the ati 5850. and it is half the price so works out to be just about the same price if not cheaper.. but with better all around preformance

im getting mine in crossfire this week so if you can wait i will tell you how it gos.

and if you dont overclock but want to gygabite mother boards come with a windows base overclocking program that works stable. i know some people say dont use it but they have come a long way.

i have been useing it 4 months no problem went from 3.33GHz to 3.9 GHz small but very effective in fsx.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jC9Ti2e8jQ

its a video of my setup non raid and non crossfire
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