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April 28, 2012 6:20:51 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?) and also will it kill my cpu life?

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April 28, 2012 7:42:19 PM

Turbo Boost is not like OCing because you cannot control how high it boost the CPU clock speed. It will ALWAYS boost it to 3.7 GHz on an i7-2600k.

Speaking of the 2600k, don't get it for gaming. i5-2500k will give you the same exact results. Upgrade your PSU to a better quality one, such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you don't plan to SLI/CF. The GTX 570 uses a lot of power, so if you plan to SLI it, get a quality 850W PSU. If you want a comparable solution, get the Radeon 7870. With the $100 you save, a $60 difference will give you better performance, lower power consumption, and a cooler system. If you do decide to get the Radeon 7870, you won't need more than 700W for CFing it, or more than 550W if you don't plan on CF/SLIng.
April 28, 2012 8:29:45 PM

azeem40 said:
Turbo Boost is not like OCing because you cannot control how high it boost the CPU clock speed. It will ALWAYS boost it to 3.7 GHz on an i7-2600k.

Speaking of the 2600k, don't get it for gaming. i5-2500k will give you the same exact results. Upgrade your PSU to a better quality one, such as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... if you don't plan to SLI/CF. The GTX 570 uses a lot of power, so if you plan to SLI it, get a quality 850W PSU. If you want a comparable solution, get the Radeon 7870. With the $100 you save, a $60 difference will give you better performance, lower power consumption, and a cooler system. If you do decide to get the Radeon 7870, you won't need more than 700W for CFing it, or more than 550W if you don't plan on CF/SLIng.



Im only 15 soo sorry if i dont understand some parts.. What do you mean by sli it? Im going to use the computer for fsx ( flight sim) , and normal school working, and browsing. Also i think 600 watts would be good if i wont ?
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April 28, 2012 8:33:35 PM

SLI means you use more than one GPU to increase performance. NVIDIA 5xx cards scale better than 6xxx Radeon cards, but the new 7xxx series scales about the same.
April 28, 2012 8:42:57 PM

azeem40 said:
SLI means you use more than one GPU to increase performance. NVIDIA 5xx cards scale better than 6xxx Radeon cards, but the new 7xxx series scales about the same.



my last question is , just a simple yes or no , with a small description will this setup run fsx very good? close to maxed out , or maxed out ?

Intel Core i7 2600K Quad Core Unlocked Hyperthreading Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Sandy Bridge 8MB
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
April 28, 2012 8:44:34 PM

Why even ask questions if you're just going to go with what you originally posted anyway?
April 28, 2012 8:46:29 PM

azeem40 said:
Why even ask questions if you're just going to go with what you originally posted anyway?



I might take your change into consideration , but im asking if this would max it out -.- all im asking.
April 28, 2012 8:47:54 PM

Post on the PC Gaming forum if you don't need build help advice. Not being rude, just saying it like it is.
April 28, 2012 8:48:33 PM

azeem40 said:
Post on the PC Gaming forum if you don't need build help advice. Not being rude, just saying it like it is.



wow your one type of a guy.
April 28, 2012 8:53:11 PM

It should run fine on a GTX 570, but like I said, a GTX 7870 and an i5-2500k will run it better.
April 28, 2012 9:00:14 PM

Being $100 over budget, get the i5-3570 that comes out tomorrow (29 Apr) since it will be right about $100 less than a 2600K. It will mildly overclock itself on the stock heatsink (it's built to do that). You don't need the hyperthreading that the 2600K provides to run fsx, surf, or do homework. That's an easy change since it works with the motherboard you chose.

SLI is running two or more video cards linked together. Typically only needed for 3-monitor setups to get max resolution. Your power supply should be adequate if you don't plan to try that (and looks like you don't need to from your post).

If you need to save some more cash, you don't need a sound card for the things you listed. Onboard sound is more than sufficient for flying and surfing. Really only need one for serious music or movie watching, or getting really good positional audio in shooters.

Have fun with your build!
April 28, 2012 9:18:57 PM

Drop that extra sound card, swap the GTX 570 for a 7870, grab a full ATX motherboard, and then you've got yourself a very nice build.

GTX 570 vs 7870 - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518 (7870 has better performance using much less power)
April 28, 2012 11:26:44 PM

aicom said:
Drop that extra sound card, swap the GTX 570 for a 7870, grab a full ATX motherboard, and then you've got yourself a very nice build.

GTX 570 vs 7870 - http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/548?vs=518 (7870 has better performance using much less power)



Thanks You were a huge help , i went with the AMD Radeon HD 7870 1GHz 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 , but what atx motherboard? Im using ncix.ca for the build , lol im 15 soo bare with me on the weird questions :/  and its my first build
April 28, 2012 11:30:03 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
Being $100 over budget, get the i5-3570 that comes out tomorrow (29 Apr) since it will be right about $100 less than a 2600K. It will mildly overclock itself on the stock heatsink (it's built to do that). You don't need the hyperthreading that the 2600K provides to run fsx, surf, or do homework. That's an easy change since it works with the motherboard you chose.

SLI is running two or more video cards linked together. Typically only needed for 3-monitor setups to get max resolution. Your power supply should be adequate if you don't plan to try that (and looks like you don't need to from your post).

If you need to save some more cash, you don't need a sound card for the things you listed. Onboard sound is more than sufficient for flying and surfing. Really only need one for serious music or movie watching, or getting really good positional audio in shooters.

Have fun with your build!


Thanks for your respond! Ive phoned the people who will be helping me build my computer, and i will be buying the parts off. They said they wont have the i5 3570k for a while , so what other one should i choose? should i stick with the i7 2600k still ? or will a i5 2500k give me the performance on flight simulator ( lol the main thing im building for) , and surfing the internet ( second most important).
April 28, 2012 11:31:49 PM

Yes, the i5-2500k will perform the exact same as the i7-2600k would.
April 28, 2012 11:39:17 PM

azeem40 said:
Yes, the i5-2500k will perform the exact same as the i7-2600k would.



Okay thanks man , i finally have my dream build for the first time lol! : )))) im gunna run a AMD Radeon HD 7870 1GHz 2GB 4.8GHZ GDDR5 , with a i5 2500k processor, with a good motherboard!! :) )) awsome eh
April 28, 2012 11:44:17 PM

azeem40 said:
Yes, the i5-2500k will perform the exact same as the i7-2600k would.



also if i oc to 3.6ghz on a i5 2500k processor with air cooler nh - d14 , it will be fine right ? I understand finally!
April 28, 2012 11:50:40 PM

Yes. I use the less efficient Hyper 212 EVO at 4.4 GHz and my temps under 100% load are in the low 60s.
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