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$1200 FSX Setup

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March 8, 2013 4:11:08 PM

Hey guys, I am about to attempt my first gaming pc build. I am looking for idea's on building a computer around $1100 for FSX. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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March 8, 2013 4:42:49 PM

When are you looking for purchase? Do you want SLI/Xfire (which FYI FSX doesn't benefit much from)? Are you buying a monitor? ..use the template in the sticky to get some more information on here.
a c 247 4 Gaming
March 8, 2013 5:30:45 PM

Does that $1200 include monitor / keyboard / mouse / OS or not? And do you plan to overclock?
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March 8, 2013 11:04:00 PM

Hey thanks for replying, again this is my first build. As far as keyboard/monitor/mouse, I will NOT be needing those. I will be needing the OS.... What do you think about the following setup.

- COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black
- Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
- Western Digital WD Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
- CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
- Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-850M 850W Power Supply
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
- ASUS Rampage IV Formula ATX Intel Motherboard
- EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP
a c 247 4 Gaming
March 8, 2013 11:10:57 PM

chief136 said:
Hey thanks for replying, again this is my first build. As far as keyboard/monitor/mouse, I will NOT be needing those. I will be needing the OS.... What do you think about the following setup.

- COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black
- Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
- Western Digital WD Black 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
- CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
- CORSAIR Hydro Series H60 (CWCH60) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
- Thermaltake SMART M Series SP-850M 850W Power Supply
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
- ASUS Rampage IV Formula ATX Intel Motherboard
- EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP


Definitely no. You won't benefit from going X79 for your uses, and that's way too much money to spend on a motherboard. And you're pairing it with an inferior GPU. I'd also drop the all in one liquid cooler. Also Thermaltake is not known for their power supplies.

Here's what I would suggest:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($284.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.64 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1066.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-08 20:10 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
March 8, 2013 11:11:16 PM

lower down a few stuff there buddy.

no need for the ASUS rampage, I'm not much of a fan of Thermaltake PSUs so i would get a different brand.

No need for the H60, just get a Hyper 212 evo or Xigmatek Gaia since your CPU can't OC
a b 4 Gaming
March 8, 2013 11:13:25 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Definitely no. You won't benefit from going X79 for your uses, and that's way too much money to spend on a motherboard.


Well in a way, the x79 would help if all he is doing is the FSX since the extra cores do help but yea, with his budget i still would't go with it.
March 8, 2013 11:18:47 PM

Hey G Unit, the setup you recommend would run FSX well? Thanks for the input...
a c 247 4 Gaming
March 8, 2013 11:27:42 PM

boulbox said:
lower down a few stuff there buddy.

no need for the ASUS rampage, I'm not much of a fan of Thermaltake PSUs so i would get a different brand.

No need for the H60, just get a Hyper 212 evo or Xigmatek Gaia since your CPU can't OC


The 3820 can overclock - it has a limited unlocked multiplier - similar to a Turbo Boost but yeah it's not full overclocking.

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Hey G Unit, the setup you recommend would run FSX well? Thanks for the input...


Yeah it should. It depends on how many monitors you plan to run though.
March 8, 2013 11:40:32 PM

G Unit,

Thanks again... I pramarily use one... Though I do have too, if I am going to spend a little extra money I just want to ensure it will run FSX pretty well. Now do I expect MAX ULTRA HIGH SETTING, not so much...But High yes....

Thanks again for all your input
March 10, 2013 10:53:58 PM

Just putting this out there as a lot of people forget. Make sure you have updated to sp1 and 2. This resolves a lot of problems fsx had and it really boosts FPS without sacrificing quality. Just a heads up

Edit in bold...stupid Iphone auto correct.
March 17, 2013 6:09:22 PM

PHX,

Thank you for the input. I will remember to do that when I get the system built!
March 22, 2013 8:23:58 AM

Also remember that FSX is very CPU extensive and doesn't gain from SLI / Xfire. Keep that in mind as well when you're looking to build.


However I doubt you're solely building this JUST for FSX so SLI / Xfire is always an option.

I have two GTX 760's OC to 1300MHz and CPU (i7 3770K) OC'd to 4.2 GHz and it runs FSX fine in all high settings...mind you its only utilizing the potential of one card but the CPU OC helps
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