FSX first build help!

Hi guys, after years of dreaming about having an FSX rig I'm finally going to get one (Birthday soon) and after years of looking on forums
I've comprised this list:
i5 2500K
GTX 650Ti
Asus P8Z77-V LK
8Gb DDR3 1866Mhz
1Tb 7200RPM
OCZ 650W PSU
I plan to run addons such as PMDG, Captain sim...etc and addon scenerys and want to achive 30Fps+ on high if not ulra high settings.
I am planning to OC to 4Ghz but I'm not sure if the GPU of the PSU are up to it but being a teenager I'm on a budgit :fou:
So what so we think?
Thanks in advance!
Mike
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  1. Excellent choices. I recommend gskill, patriot, kingston, corsair, and crucial ram; I get whatever non-ecc 1333 or 1600 that's on sale as long as it's 1.5v.
  2. I agree with what is said above ^. Also, where are you getting your intel i5? If you go to microcenter you can get a 3.3 GHz one for about $160, which is much less than the $200 + ones at newegg, tigerdirect, ect. Then you could spend that money on a better gpu, like a 660 ti.
  3. Id recomend upgrading it to a 3570k since it has an overall 5% increase in performance wich helps in games and i believe theyre the same price
  4. for fsx you really want an i7 but its understandable if thats not in the budget.
    FSX is one of the very few games that loves more cores. The more the better.
  5. Brother do NOT dare overclock unless you have cooling. Your PSU & GPU will be fine with it, but don't you dare turn the dial up on that 2500k UNLESS you get a good aftermarket cooler.
  6. Needing to do a build here soon before I start ground school. I don't wanna spend too much $ just to have super fancy graphics, just wanna hold good object auto generation(trees, buildings ect) at max setting and hold a FPS of ~20.

    For now, my pile is running at base minimum, which is working I guess cause I don't need graphics, just functionality to familiarize myself before I actually start going for my pilot licence.
  7. I suggest you readup in some fsx forums then.
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