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Is the amd fx-8120 good for flight sim x

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January 14, 2012 12:29:15 AM

AMD FX-8120 X8 3100MHZ 16MB 125W AM3+ Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 AMD 990FX AM3+ Motherboard Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB PC12800 DDR3 1600MHz 2x4 to start with Now i Need The Case The Psu Cpu Cooler Harddrive Dvd Burner

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January 14, 2012 1:00:29 AM

Hello JAYFRESH1271;

Already bought those parts?
If not, you can get better FSX performance with different parts.
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January 14, 2012 1:04:24 AM

WR2 said:
Hello JAYFRESH1271;

Already bought those parts?
If not, you can get better FSX performance with different parts.



yes got them already coming in the mail from tigerdirect now i am kind of sad since i see that intel is better for flight sim x n thats all i play in game wise on a pc the rest is web surfing facebook movies things like that now i need the othe parts i said cpu cooler psu case dvd burner n hard drive
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January 14, 2012 1:05:54 AM

no. you want good single threaded performance and that cpu just doesnt deliver it, you would have done better buying a phenom 2 960 and saved money to boot.

fsx only needs a p4 single core to max it out cpu wise so 7 modules/cores/marshmellows will be sitting idle...
gfx? you dont need that much either as the game is designed to run on very old hardware... yes you can mod it up with dlc but you still gonna be hard pushed to max out any midrange gfx card.

you would get a little better cpu performance from an intel part. but really the difference will be minimal, because the initial requirements are so small.
if you built this system specifically for fsx then you wasted your money...
also buying a part that is really for a server and not built for gaming is a waste of money also as your never gonna see its potential fully realized... as i said a p2 960 would have been a better buy.
but hey you were probably told not to buy it by plenty of other peeps so i wont bang on about it, coz your not likely to take any notice anyway...

have fun and keep an eye on the electric meter...
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if you haven't received the cpu yet then cancel it and order the phenom 2 or if you have , dont open it and just return it.. you dont even have to tell em why your returning it as you have 28 days in which to change your mind about any purchase from the web.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/help/return.asp
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January 14, 2012 1:11:24 AM

It's not a terrible CPU and it WILL run FSX nicely.
(just not quite as nice as one of the Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs would have done).
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January 14, 2012 1:12:54 AM

HEXiT said:
no. you want good single threaded performance and that cpu just doesnt deliver it, you would have done better buying a phenom 2 960 and saved money to boot.

fsx only needs a p4 single core to max it out cpu wise so 7 modules/cores/marshmellows will be sitting idle...
gfx? you dont need that much either as the game is designed to run on very old hardware... yes you can mod it up with dlc but you still gonna be hard pushed to max out any midrange gfx card.

you would get a little better cpu performance from an intel part. but really the difference will be minimal, because the initial requirements are so small.
if you built this system specifically for fsx then you wasted your money...
also buying a part that is really for a server and not built for gaming is a waste of money also as your never gonna see its potential fully realized... as i said a p2 960 would have been a better buy.
but hey you were probably told not to buy it by plenty of other peeps so i wont bang on about it, coz your not likely to take any notice anyway...

have fun and keep an eye on the electric meter...
*edit*
if you haven't received the cpu yet then cancel it and order the phenom 2 or if you have , dont open it and just return it.. you dont even have to tell em why your returning it as you have 28 days in which to change your mind about any purchase from the web.


well the order right now is in warehouse process have not left yet i pay to start with $448 for the motherboard the cpu n the memory that is to start the rest i still need to buy what happen was i saw nice video on youtube gameplay on a fx-8120
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January 14, 2012 1:12:59 AM

What LCD screen resolution and video card are you looking at using?
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January 14, 2012 1:14:20 AM

Give TigerDirect a call and see if you can cancel the order and think about it a while longer.
That will give you time to do a little more research.
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January 14, 2012 1:15:44 AM

WR2 said:
What LCD screen resolution and video card are you looking at using?


i am looking to get a amd 6850 or 6870 video card
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January 14, 2012 1:18:03 AM

I'd suggest getting a HD 6950 / Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition instead of the HD 6850 /FX-8120 combo.

And even better, a Core i5-2500K and HD 6950.
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January 14, 2012 1:18:37 AM

WR2 said:
Give TigerDirect a call and see if you can cancel the order and think about it a while longer.
That will give you time to do a little more research.



what u think would be good since i am running on a budget do not want to spend too much either for fsx even though i love it n have lots of add on for it right for the parts i told u i have it is $448 including shipping
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January 14, 2012 1:20:53 AM

Call TD and cancel that order.
You'll have time to find better and less expensive options.

What LCD screen resolution will you be using?
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January 14, 2012 1:22:48 AM

WR2 said:
I'd suggest getting a HD 6950 / Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition instead of the HD 6850 /FX-8120 combo.

And even better, a Core i5-2500K and HD 6950.



right now i am getting the motherboard the cpu n 8gigs of memory with 2 to 6 days shipping for $448 can i get something better for that price?
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January 14, 2012 1:23:59 AM

Yes
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January 14, 2012 1:27:42 AM

WR2 said:
Yes



like what right now i do not want to go over that since i use my friends credit card n they charge it already i want to do this before the stuff leaves the ware house since it is still in process at the warehouse
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January 14, 2012 1:30:43 AM

Cancel the TD order now.
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January 14, 2012 1:32:17 AM

WR2 said:
Cancel the TD order now.


ok but what can i get for the same price so i just could change the parts i got for other at the same price
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January 14, 2012 1:39:25 AM

TD seems to be out of stock on the higher clocked Phenom II X4's.
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January 14, 2012 1:48:25 AM

WR2 said:
TD seems to be out of stock on the higher clocked Phenom II X4's.

they have the 980 did not see the 970 the 980 they want 218.99
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January 14, 2012 2:11:07 AM

It's up to you. I'd suggest just sticking with the part already shipped.
They're not bad parts. And they'll run FSX really well.
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January 14, 2012 2:15:53 AM

WR2 said:
It's up to you. I'd suggest just sticking with the part already shipped.
They're not bad parts. And they'll run FSX really well.


yes thank oh well now i need a case cpu cooler n psu n video card hard drive n dvd burner what u suggest n not cost alot n good for the money in cpu cooler i was thinking the nhd-14 from noctua thats why i got the low profile memory vengance lp
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January 14, 2012 9:01:22 AM

As far as a case, this one did pretty good

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5224/bitfenix-outlaw-when...

Heatsink roundup, Coolermaster 212 evo and 612 are pretty good on the list, not sure what price you were looking at, but newegg has the noctua at $89 and the top CM at $49

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Enermax-ETD-T60-...

For thermal paste, have a look here

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Thermal-Compound...

(pay close attention to some of the test compounds) :lol: 

Apparently mayo works pretty well.
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