July 7th, 2009, 09:32 AM
You may find that the i7 at stock speed just pisses you off with FSX....
I build and sell a complete computer for FSX at app. 750.00 bucks..No tweaking needed....
July 7th, 2009, 10:45 AM
So noted on the i7 Harley but for right now it will have to do. I added up the costs of the case, I7, motherboard, graphics, sound and finally a ps and I was over $1070 if memory serves me so I went with the Dell as it was almost $200 cheaper. Never fails though as no matter what you do there is always a better way but after the fact. This has to last for a few years so I applied the old addage...get the fastest chip and memory you can afford.
Originally Posted by harleyman
Btw, This Dell was NOT filled with useless crapware which surprised me big time. I had already planned on gutting it all as priority #1 but I didn't have to!
I do remember reading somewhere about assigning four cores to FSX only for improvement...not sure if that works or not. Time will tell I suppose unless you know?
July 7th, 2009, 11:27 AM
Don't get me wrong..That is an outstanding rig you got...Just to bad they lock you out the BIOS is all...
I say for now forget about assigning cores , etc..just load FSX and fly..Then apply tweaks as needed...
We are here to help with that if you need...
July 8th, 2009, 11:11 AM
Thank you much for the assistance Harley and I will take you up on your offer. So far so good. No issues to speak of as yet. Vista isn't as bad as I've heard/read. And Win7 is a polished up Vista but again only what I have read!
Btw, I lived in NC and not far from you as I moved to Salisbury in 1980. In '87 a work transfer moved me near the coast in Williamston and then in 2003 18 miles south of there to "lil Washington." All south of E. City on Highway 17. Retired now though. My oldest son lives near you in Stateville too as a matter of fact. Small world it really is sometimes! I do miss the coast in NC though! Fishing and hunting was my thing...along with flying of course!
July 8th, 2009, 03:16 PM
Wow...It is a small world... I love E.City...
I was just near your way today..Went to Clayton to deliver a custom computer I built for a member ....Well..Sorta near.....LOL
So, your son now lives in Statesville? Is he nuts about planes too?
July 10th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Harley my son, who is near you in Statesville, is now a nuke engineer and plant operator at McGuire. Not bad at 30 years old I must say. He was, at one time, into sims especially Falcon 4.0 but the original. But he ventured into that Tie fighter stuff. We all flew back then (5 kids!) with FS 2000 Pro. I remember Micropose Fleet Defender http://www.ibiblio.org/GameBytes/issue18/misc/f-14.html was popular with the kids and I as was Chuck Yeager's Combat (http://www.migman.com/ref/1990_comba...huckYeager.htm). But now, since he is married, I guess other issues in his life have become front page. In time perhaps he will get back into it again. My other son btw was into sims too but now is in LA and works for Second City TV and is trying to break into comedy. Yeah he was funny growing up alright...and I can only assume that being a wise ass is akin to comedy in their generation I suppose! Lol...but that was then and this is now.
Funny tho Harley, as our children mature (us included), they start realizing maybe "Pop" knew something afterall! That old saying about the more things change the more they stay the same seems to ring true; but one has to mature to understand that for what is really means! Hehe, it is, in a way, sort of a just reward for all the years we spoke as parents too and now they too "speak the language!"
And this i7 rig is pretty nice IMHO! Soon I will start messing with FSX seriously BUT only following Nick N's and your guides as gospel! Thanks for that my friend!
July 10th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Only have a minute..Lunch is ready..
my father in law was a pipe fitter at Mcguire ....
Lunch time..I never miss that...LOL
July 10th, 2009, 11:30 AM
Roger that about lunch...I was a millwright for a few years at old Fiber Industries in Barbersville. Back when Celanese owned it!