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BUILDING A FLIGHT SIMX PC - ANY IDEA'S WELCOME

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Andrew Graver (barkoman) Trainee

Hey all, I have a PC that is four years old...basically time for a new one. I love X so much that I am building a new PC to specifically meet the needs for it. I am concerned that once I get the PC, it will be lacking in some areas. I want to be able to play X with the topographic details set at max, cars on the road, etc without getting those annoying jumpy and blurred screens - while keeping the price within reason. I know X is a little beyond technology right now. What do you recommend?? 7200 RPM drive or 10,000?? Will X run good on a 7200 drive? Stuff like that. Here's what I am looking at:

THE BRAINS AMD Athlon 64 FX-57 Processor S939 San Diego 2.8GHZ 1M L2 Cache 90NM

MAINBOARD ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe ATX S939 Xpress 3200 Crossfire DDR 2PCI-E16 2GBLAN SATA2 Sound Motherboard
(A8R32-MVP-DLX)

MEMORY Mushkin HP2 PC2-5300 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-667 CL 4-4-4-10 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel

HARD DRIVE Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA 10KRPM 16MB NCQ

VIDEO CARD BFG GeForce 8800 GTX 575MHZ 768MB 1.8GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDTV Out HDCP DIRECTX10 Video Card

Sound card, etc all with Vista

ANY help would be tremendously appreciated.

Andrew



Last edited by Andrew Graver (barkoman) on Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:59 am, edited 2 times in total
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hmmm. thats a pretty good system but u might not be able to run fsx to full potential. I suggest getting a dual core prossesor, a sound card, maybe one more gig if your going to upgrade to vista for maxixum performance

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Flying-Scot Trainee

Like you, I too want a kick ass computer to fly FSX. I looked around and came up with this specification.

1. Case: Shuttle Barebones computer SN27P
The shuttle barebones is small and compact and makes it ideal if you don't want a monster computer case standing on the floor, also you can build it yourself adding to your fun.
2. Processor: AMD 64 bit 3800 Dual Core + SKT939
3. Hard drive: Maxtor 6L300S) 300GB 16MB Cache SATA Diamond Max 10
4. Optical Drive: Liteon Beige DVD R/RW 16x16
5. Software: Windows Vista Ultimate
6. Graphics card: Radeon X850 XT - PTC Express x 16 - 256 Mb
7. Sound card: Very good sound card on board.
8. Monitors: 2 off x Neovo F-419 19"
9. Memory: As much as you can get - or afford
Total cost about 1500 or $3000
Please note. The bigger the wallet the better the computer.
Check out the shuttle site and Good Luck.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Get the biggest (at least 750w) power supply, brand name that you can afford.
Minimum 2 gigs ram, 3-4 would be best (Vista will eat more than a gig).
Easy on the video card, wait for the DX 10 cards to drop in price.

Radar

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Andrew Graver (barkoman) Trainee

Now that I've had more time to read other posts, I see that 2 Gig's of RAM is good but 4 seems more ideal. Radarman, I think I might just take your advice and wait for the price to drop. I wonder....just what would it take to run X with full detail. It sounds like we may be more than a year away from seeing any hardware that can perform. Thanks for the help so far.

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Rodney Jacobs (GundamWZero) Captain

You don't need to....NVidia latest video cards are Direct X 10 capable. I have the GeForce 6800GT video cards and according to their website, they will handle Direct X 10 with no problems. Also I would get a NForce motherboard to support that Nvidia Video card. In fact, I use two video cards on a SLi ready motherboard.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

The hardware is here and expensive for a card that will run DX 10, which isn't ready for Vista yet and no final date is set.

Radar

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GundamWZero wrote:

You don't need to....NVidia latest video cards are Direct X 10 capable. I have the GeForce 6800GT video cards and according to their website, they will handle Direct X 10 with no problems. Also I would get a NForce motherboard to support that Nvidia Video card. In fact, I use two video cards on a SLi ready motherboard.

I thought that FSX didn't support SLi

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