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November 12, 2011 6:33:50 PM

I am wanting to build a new pc for flight simming. My current setup is aging and i have upgraditis. Here is my current setup:

Q6700 normal clock
GTX 465
8GB DDR2
750GB HD
650PSU


The only thing i want to buy is new ram, new mobo, and obviously a new processor. I will use the PSU, gfx card, hard drive, and case from my old setup. I want to keep this under $300-$350 if possible. I have been looking at this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... processor as a upgrade but i dont know whats the best. Thanks for the help!

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December 3, 2011 5:15:55 PM

I could not run FSX without freezing on my old AMD Anthlon 2.0 ghz with 1gb ram and a 9600 AGP 128mb video card. I run FSX at close to full speed on a Pentium 4 3 ghz an old Dell Dimension and 2GB ram with the 8400GS video card with 512mb. I would look for something running the processor over 3.0ghz. Seems like Flight Sim X uses the CPU like crazy.
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December 6, 2011 1:06:00 AM

pckitty4427 said:
Don't go with AMD. Intel's CPUs are much faster and FSX needs a LOT of CPU power.

CPU (the most popular these days) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - FSX will run GREAT with that.

Mobo (also a very popular choice) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM (also quite popular) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total cost: $381.97



Hi,

What video card do you recommend with the above?

Thanks
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December 6, 2011 1:20:49 AM

dghyatt55 said:
I could not run FSX without freezing on my old AMD Anthlon 2.0 ghz with 1gb ram and a 9600 AGP 128mb video card. I run FSX at close to full speed on a Pentium 4 3 ghz an old Dell Dimension and 2GB ram with the 8400GS video card with 512mb. I would look for something running the processor over 3.0ghz. Seems like Flight Sim X uses the CPU like crazy.


no duh, first gen athalon was the worst

and when it comes to playing fsx on max with ~30 fps, i dont think your going to find everything on your list

dont let ppl turn you from AMD they arent that bad http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gfx http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hardrive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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