Building a computer to run FSX need advice!

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!
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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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=N82E16813131767

    cpu 120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    best 6950 out there 290

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951

    case.....this one is sweet!!! 89


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811553002

    dvd.....20

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    mem 55

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226099

    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
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