$1000 Build for Flight Simulator and Photoshop Use Tags: New Build Photoshop Systems Product Last response: May 27, 2010 1:48 PM in Systems Share eb1229 May 14, 2010 7:35:27 PM APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week (the closer the better)) BUDGET RANGE: $700 - $1000 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Play Flight Simulator, Adobe Dreameaver, Photoshop, In Design, Burn DVD's PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor Samsung Syncmaster 24" PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, but I am open COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: NO preference OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Not Sure MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am going to store large video and audio files on this machine More about : 1000 build flight simulator photoshop jbakerlent May 14, 2010 7:59:16 PM Welcome to the forum. Do you need the OS as well within that budget? If so, this build should work well for both FSX and Photoshop. CPU: Intel Core i5 750 -$200- MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 -$116- RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws -$116- GPU: Asus Radeon HD 5770 -$163- HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB -$90- PSU: SeaSonic S12II 520B -$70- Case: Antec 300 Illusion -$60- HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus -$27- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium -$100- If you don't need the OS, then you could move up to a crossfire capable build, but I figured it wouldn't be necessary anyways since you are playing only FSX (which reacts unfavorably to multi-GPU setups). eb1229 May 14, 2010 8:19:57 PM Thanks for quick and detailed reply! I have the OS but I do not think that the MOBO does crossfire. I do not know much about DVD burners, but I record hypnosis sessions for clients. Any suggestions? Related resources Laptop for work & Flight Simulator or laptop just for work - Forum Flight Simulator X/Gaming Build - Forum Flight Simulator X Desktop - Forum New build - Flight SImulator & Vmware - Forum Flight Simulator X (FSX) sextuple monitor eyefinity system - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jbakerlent May 14, 2010 8:25:14 PM No, the MOBO and PSU won't work with crossfire. I would just get a cheap, well reviewed, SATA DVD Burner. If you want crossfire capability, this will work MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P -$185- PSU: Antec TP-750 -$120- Then here's a ODD Asus -$25- eb1229 May 14, 2010 9:29:28 PM Thanks for the additional options. What did you mean when you wrote that FSX reacts unfavorably to multi-GPU setups? jbakerlent May 14, 2010 9:42:14 PM It's a bit odd, in almost all cases, dual GPUs slow it down. http://www.jetlinesystems.com/performance.html eb1229 May 14, 2010 10:14:23 PM Thanks! I travel alot...Is it practical to buy a laptop as well that I can play FS on as well? I figured it wouldn't but I am curious what you think. jbakerlent May 14, 2010 10:26:19 PM I wouldn't want to run it on a laptop in part because of the small screen. Also, you'd need very powerful hardware, which would mean bad battery life, lots of heat, and a heavier more bulky system. eb1229 May 16, 2010 2:10:40 PM Thanks for all your help. Do you think I should go with crossfire capability since I am going to primarily play Flight Sim? Can you suggest good speakers, a keyboard, and mouse? Somebody_007 May 16, 2010 5:26:43 PM how does a good HDD improve fps? jbakerlent May 16, 2010 9:10:35 PM ^Who said it did? Or are you asking if it does? Somebody_007 May 17, 2010 3:27:08 PM in the link you posted a good hdd improves fps and raid0 even decreases performance. I wonder how this is possible? eb1229 May 27, 2010 1:48:58 PM I am about to purchase but the drivers on the video card seem to be problematic. Any suggestions? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumHow To Ask For Build Advice ForumHomebuilt PC Buying Guide ForumBuilding a Flight Simulator X (video card suggestions) ForumFlight simulator ForumMS Flight Simulator PC ForumWill the i3-3240 run Microsoft Flight Simulator X on max settings? ForumFeedback on new mid-range Flight Sim X tower? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !