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December 20, 2010 9:15:36 PM

Hello all,
So i've been reading through all the different forums on computers to run FSX on the "highest settings" and realize no computer can max out FSX and that its cpu heavy but here is what i'm thinking about getting

---EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5

---AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core

---G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9Q-16GBRL

---ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard


---Seagate Cheetah 15K.7 ST3600057SS 600GB 15000 RPM SAS 6Gb/s

---Creative 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer

---- Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan


---Windows 7 64-bit


Will this run FSX "near" max settings???

Add-ons will be
REX,UTX,GTX, some other scenery and addon aircraft










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December 20, 2010 10:27:50 PM

Apparently, FSX is a cpu hog, but, not certain if it is truly multithreaded to allow gains with more than 2 cores...; in fact, the overhead of having extra cores could slow you down....

Good luck with it!
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December 21, 2010 2:34:38 AM

Wait for Sandy Bridge to come out on January 5th
Also, ditch the Cheetah for a 60gb SSD for win7 and some programs and a 1tb Samsung Spinpoint F3 for data.
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December 21, 2010 2:59:41 AM

The AMD 6-Cores are very much suited for the FSX IMO,... But if you are not in a hurry, then it would be good to wait for Intel's new SandyBridge CPUs - Not that I am saying to go for it, but just to see how it fares against these 6-Core CPUs, also it is very much sure that AMD will reduce the prices of their CPUs so as to try and put up a fight,...

+1 for a SSD + F3,...
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