Building a computer to run FSX need advice! Tags: New Build Computer Systems Product Last response: October 14, 2011 12:42 AM in Systems Share winningfreak September 6, 2011 2:49:57 AM Games throwing my friend through a loop, hes on an old dell that can hardly run it and is looking to build a new computer to run it maxed out. Hope you guys can whip something together: Budget Range: $700-$1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Flight simulator and gaming. Parts Not Required: I have an extra PSU im going to give to him ( OCz stealthxtreme 600w ) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newgg.com Country of Origin: United states Overclocking: No SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 3x 1440x900 ( he already has 2 and is planning to pick up a 3rd at a later date ) Additional Comments: No monitor.PSU needed Thanks for the help guys! More about : building computer run fsx advice anxiousinfusion September 6, 2011 3:23:38 AM In your build, keep in mind that Flight Simulator is more processor intensive than most games. Don't hesitate to divert more of your budget into a better CPU. bmozdemir October 13, 2011 9:00:49 PM Did you do your build? If yes I'd ask for suggestions... I'm trying to build one too and would like hear your results (fps). Thanks... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer badtaylorx October 14, 2011 12:42:19 AM if the third monitor is important you'll hafta go with an amd card.......a good 6950 will suffice for a flight sim..... with a thousand dollar limit id go amd......with a phenom 2......doesnt seem like bulldozer is worth it right now....... mobo 99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cpu 120 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... best 6950 out there 290 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... case.....this one is sweet!!! 89 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... dvd.....20 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... mem 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... that comes up to 673 so far for a pretty good system......that grafix card actually has a switch on it that turns it into a 6970.....check out a review or two...... good luck bTx Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFSX Computer Spec ForumWill this computer run FSX at ultra high settings?????? ForumFSX - need some advice . ForumHow will fsx run on my system? ForumLooking for a budget $500 system to run FSX and other games. ForumFSX Build with 3 Monitors Advice ForumFSX Proposed System ForumAnyone else addicted to flight simulators? This build is for FSX ForumPlease help advice needed / compatible with FSX ? ForumFSX Budget Build (My first) ForumAdvice needed on building a gaming computer ForumBest monitor set up for quad core/ dual 8800s - FSX ForumFSX CPU quandry, E or Q? ForumCheap graphics card that can run fsx ForumHelp Building $700 Gaming PC More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !