Perfect PC for FSX

hat's up everyone? Basically I'm looking around to start building a good FSX computer that will be able to run the game with everything maxed out and with REX/GEX while flying a CLS or PMDG addon. I would like to have around 30 to 25FPS in areas like London, where I will be flying quite frequently.


Approximate Purchase Date: In a month or two

Budget Range: £1300/$2100

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Flight Simulator X, Gaming, Photoshop, Surfing the Web.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Don't mind.

Country: UK

Parts Preferences: Nvidia, so for a CPU I would prefer to have an i7 and for a GPU one from the GTX series.

Overclocking: Maybe if I know how

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: QUIET PC, very important to me, a very simple case, plain black, no see through crap and weird shapes.

THANK YOU
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  1. Here you go. The case I picked out more than meets your requirements:

    Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - £ 54.99
    PSU: Corsair TX650 V2 - £ 58.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - £ 89.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - £ 133.00
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - £ 21.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - £ 32.16
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - £ 64.79
    HD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda Green - £ 74.10
    Optical: LG Black DVD Burner - £ 11.49
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - £ 291.66
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - £ 58.99

    Total: £1084.00
  2. Thank you. But let me ask; what motherboard should I get if I was to get a i7-2600k?
  3. patrykpatrick said:
    Thank you. But let me ask; what motherboard should I get if I was to get a i7-2600k?

    The 2600K would be the way to go seeing how FSX is one of the few games that takes advantage of hyper threading. Since you plan on building in another month wait to for Ivy Bridge and the new Nvidia PCI-E 3.0 Kepler cards. FSX has always favored Nvidia cards. Ivy Bridge and those new Nvidia cards are due out in April/May of this year.

    You want an 1155 Gen 3 board to take advantage of PCI-E 3.0.

    http://www.asrock.com/microsite/PCIe3/overview.html <----- here's a quick explanation of Ivy Bridge + Gen 3 board + new generation video card(s) = PCI-E 3.0

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/motherboards/intel1155z68chipsetmotherboards/z68extreme3gen3.html £115.99 inc vat FREE DELIVERY
    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Intel Z68 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
  4. So, what if I was to get the i7-3770K and the GTX 600ti or 670 (don't know which one yet, any suggestions?) I would be able to run FSX with about 30 frames with addons? I hope so, and also what motherboard would go with that CPU?
  5. patrykpatrick said:
    So, what if I was to get the i7-3770K and the GTX 600ti or 670 (don't know which one yet, any suggestions?) I would be able to run FSX with about 30 frames with addons? I hope so, and also what motherboard would go with that CPU?


    I don't know - it's hard to predict what's going to be out several months from now vs. what's out now already. I really like the 7970 and 7950 - they're both solid and capable cards, and the card I linked to is great if you want to run an Eyefinity setup - that would be ideal for running flight simulators as you can run multiple monitors in native HDMI as opposed to HDMI - DVI - DVI.

    Quote:
    Thank you. But let me ask; what motherboard should I get if I was to get a i7-2600k?


    That motherboard will handle a 2600K fine.
  6. patrykpatrick said:
    So, what if I was to get the i7-3770K and the GTX 600ti or 670 (don't know which one yet, any suggestions?) I would be able to run FSX with about 30 frames with addons? I hope so, and also what motherboard would go with that CPU?

    It would eat your budget up. It would be ideal for FSX but it would leave you little to nothing for other components like a decent graphics card. Seeing how you don't plan on purchasing for another month wait for Ivy Bridge and those new Nvidia PCI-E 3.0 cards. That way you have the newest and latest technology and you will still get great FPS for FSX with an Ivy Bridge i7.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=6&subid=1672 <----- Sandy Bridge-E cpu's...very costly as you can see

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&subid=2174 <---- and the motherboards for those cpu's
  7. Why_Me said:
    It would eat your budget up. It would be ideal for FSX but it would leave you little to nothing for other components like a decent graphics card. Seeing how you don't plan on purchasing for another month wait for Ivy Bridge and those new Nvidia PCI-E 3.0 cards. That way you have the newest and latest technology and you will still get great FPS for FSX with an Ivy Bridge i7.

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=6&subid=1672 <----- Sandy Bridge-E cpu's...very costly as you can see

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/productlist.php?groupid=701&catid=5&subid=2174 <---- and the motherboards for those cpu's


    I thought the 3770K was going to be an Ivy-compatible CPU, am I wrong?
  8. g-unit1111 said:
    I thought the 3770K was going to be an Ivy-compatible CPU, am I wrong?

    Your right. I was thinking it was a Sandy Bridge-E cpu for some reason. It's an 1155 Ivy Bridge. I'm curious as to what the pricing on it's going to be. Hopefully it's somewhere close to the 2600K.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core%20i7-3770K.html <---- price wise it looks like it's on par with the 2600K if this site is correct.
  9. Why_Me said:
    Your right. I was thinking it was a Sandy Bridge-E cpu for some reason. It's an 1155 Ivy Bridge. I'm curious as to what the pricing on it's going to be. Hopefully it's somewhere close to the 2600K.

    http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/Core_i7/Intel-Core%20i7-3770K.html <---- price wise it looks like it's on par with the 2600K if this site is correct.


    It sounds like it should be - Intel's numbering system is pretty confusing, I will admit.
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