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Custom FSX computer spec help please?

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April 23, 2012 7:31:18 PM

Hi, so I'm a flight simulator enthusiast and this is what I want out of the game;

To run on 3 screens,
have at least 20-25fps ,
be able to install add-ons that will run seamlessly,
be able to max out the graphics.

So I have been looking at computer components and for the new computer this is what I am thinking;

-CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)
-Motherboard - Asus P8Z77-V LX: USB 3.0 SAATA 6GBs, ATI CrossfireX
- Hard Drive - 500GB 3.5" SATA-3 6GB/s
-Power supply - CORSAIR 650W Enthusiast Series TX650 V2-80
-CPU cooling - Standard intel cooler

Including all standard sound cards and network facilities, Will all of this be compatible? and will it run the game how I want it?

Thanks for the help guys much appreciated!

Ps. Been researching more and ive found that maybe 2 NVIDIA cards would be better in SLI mode as the clouds for the AMD cards dont work in fsx what you think and which cards?

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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2012 7:37:55 PM

If you go nVidia you will need to change your motherboard. I would say 2x GTX 480, or 580's if you can afford them. Everything else is fine I would say.
April 23, 2012 7:42:10 PM

Yeah sorry forgot about having to change the motherboard, however I think the 480 or 580's are too expensive what about 2x 550Ti in SLI mode?
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a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2012 7:48:31 PM

No don't go 550 Ti those are a bit underpowered I would go at least Single 560Ti and SLI later if you cant do both right now.

April 23, 2012 8:07:21 PM

2 x 560Ti in SLI will supply me with what I need?

also I've been reading that SLI doesn't work with FSX or something is this true as I dont wanna waste my money
a b U Graphics card
April 23, 2012 8:11:17 PM

It is somewhat true FSX gets more power from very fast processors. I would suggest you go to the some FSX forums and see what works best for folks then come back here and we can give you help from there.