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November 1, 2010 7:16:09 PM

Hi guys, i am going to build my own gaming pc to run Flight Simulator X
I have a budget of around £600-700
I already have a list of components, and i was wondering, if what i have is sufficient to play fsx, if its all compatible, and if i can get any better hardware for my buck?

Intel i7 950 @ 3.06GHZ
Asus P7P55 LX MOBO
Corsair 8GB DDR3
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5450
500GB hard drive - to be decided
and i think a 600w power supply?

Is this all compatible and is it enough to run fsx?

Thanks guys

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November 1, 2010 7:27:16 PM

ok im not too sure about FSX because i know that it is one of the few games that uses hyperthreading if i remember right....however your GPU really lacks a 5450 is meh but i duno how intensive that is?

is this ONLY For FSX? because for other games this is really a meh build
November 1, 2010 7:31:50 PM

alexrogers said:
Hi guys, i am going to build my own gaming pc to run Flight Simulator X
I have a budget of around £600-700
I already have a list of components, and i was wondering, if what i have is sufficient to play fsx, if its all compatible, and if i can get any better hardware for my buck?

Intel i7 950 @ 3.06GHZ
Asus P7P55 LX MOBO
not compatible
Corsair 8GB DDR3 too much
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5450 not fast enough
500GB hard drive - to be decided
and i think a 600w power supply?

Is this all compatible and is it enough to run fsx?

Thanks guys

this will be more then enough for fsx



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November 1, 2010 7:37:56 PM

first of all, i agree with jasonp12, you dont want to pair a cpu like an i7 with such a weak graphics card.

secondly, the mobo you picked is a p55 chipset, which is not compatible with the i7-950, only the i7-800 series chips. if you want to use the i7-950, you will need to get a socket 1366 mobo, or X58 chipset, which usually are much more expensive, and will most likely price you out of your budget.

For a budget of £600-700, which is around $800USD(?) or so, i'd say your best bet would be an i5 machine, paired with that ASUS mobo you picked, setting aside around £150 for PSU, HDD, Optical Drive, and Case, then taking the rest and getting the best graphics card you can for whatever is left in your budget.

If you absolutely must have hyperthreading, then the i7-800 series is decent, though more expensive than i5-760s.
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November 1, 2010 7:42:00 PM

Intel i7 950 @ 3.06GHZ - OK
Asus P7P55 LX MOBO - trying to put a 1366 CPU in a 1156 socket
Corsair 8GB DDR3 - 1366 system wants 6 GB (3 x 2GB) or 12 GB (6 x 2GB) , 6 is plenty
1GB ATI Radeon HD 5450 - entry level cards unbalanced with CPU chosen
500GB hard drive - 1 TB F3 is cheaper ATM than 500 GB models
and i think a 600w power supply - 650 is "sweet spot" for single GFX card

Check this thread on another 950 system:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/298059-31-parts-compa...

November 1, 2010 7:47:05 PM

thanks guys! this has helped me a lot
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