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April 28, 2012 5:42:25 PM

Hello,
Hi, Im in the middle of buying a new computer and i was wondering if this setup would be able to max out flight simulator with good fps. Im also using this computer for surfing the internet , and homework. My budget is 1000$ - 1250$ and im 100 dollars overprice with what i think is a perfect setup. Im using the site ncix.ca, so if anyone thinks i should change some for the same price/ less and get same performance , or not better please let me know .

My specs are :

Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB ( not overclocking, cant risk computer dieing early)

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbps 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive - hard drive

Diamond Xtreme Sound 5.1 Channel PCI Sound Card - sound card

Heatsink Included With My CPU -- heatsink

ASUS P8Z77-M mATX LGA1155 Z77 DDR3 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 1PCI SATA3 HDMI DVI USB3.0 Motherboard -- motherboard

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB 2X4GB DDR3 -- ram

EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD SC Fermi 797MHZ 1280MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card - video card ( graphics)

Thermaltake TR2 600W ATX12V V2.2 24PIN Power Supply with 120MM Fan

Thanks in Advance for your response, i will give helper top comment please help me out. ( also can someone give me some insight on turbo boost?, what is it , is it like ocing? Also will it give me alot of heat on a normal stock cooler?)

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April 28, 2012 5:45:51 PM

Also will fsx run good at 3.4ghz?
a b B Homebuilt system
April 29, 2012 4:59:43 PM

why are you getting an unlocked processor if your not going to overclock? I would recommend going with a 3rd gen i7 instead of 2nd gen as you have listed. thats my only recommendation :) 
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April 29, 2012 6:49:09 PM

If you're not going to overclock you should just pick up a regular i5 2400-2500 or a i72600. Save a couple bucks on that. Preferably the 2400 2500 since it is cheaper and gaming difference between i5 i7 are negligible.

For graphics card I would suggest either a 7850 or 7870 if you can fit it since they both have more VRAM and are more future proof atm for gaming.

Turbo boost is when the cpu automatically boosts speeds according to what you're doing to increase performance when needed. Not really overclocking per se, heat produced once again is negligible and the cpu cooler will handle it. If you start watching temps like a hawk you'll never be pleased with what you have. My 2 cents.

One thing I would suggest is picking up a similar 600 watt power supply that is 80+ certified. Corsair, Seasonic, Antec are good brands that will give you peace of mind that your computer won't have issues supplying power in the future.

FSX will run just fine

Cheers
a b B Homebuilt system
April 29, 2012 6:52:24 PM

Why the m-ATX motherboard? It will limit your expandability in the future. I think you should just get an ATX board (I don't see your case though so I don't know if it will fit.
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