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    Best computer for FSX...

    Hello,
    I am looking for the absolute best computer for FSX. I want the best set up that will run FSX at maximum everything and still keep up on a 30 FPS lock while also making it lighting fast everywere else. Thank you.
    "If three-holers are gas guzzlers, why are there four-holers now???"
    "But what do i know? I'm just the 800 pound guerrilla in the room."

    Fire! Fire! Your pants better not be on fire....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cag40Navy View Post
    Hello,
    I am looking for the absolute best computer for FSX. I want the best set up that will run FSX at maximum everything and still keep up on a 30 FPS lock while also making it lighting fast everywere else. Thank you.
    To buy or build CAG?
    Ted


    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne.

    Domino optimo maximo!



  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by txnetcop View Post
    To buy or build CAG?
    Ted
    Lets play out both and then i can really get a good comparison.
    "If three-holers are gas guzzlers, why are there four-holers now???"
    "But what do i know? I'm just the 800 pound guerrilla in the room."

    Fire! Fire! Your pants better not be on fire....

  4. #4
    CAG I will get back with you this evening and give you some of my top choices. Harleyman should also be around here today too and there are several other guys in here that I consider PROS when it comes to computers
    Ted

    Also visit the ToyRoom in the forum...back this evening


    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne.

    Domino optimo maximo!



  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by txnetcop View Post
    CAG I will get back with you this evening and give you some of my top choices. Harleyman should also be around here today too and there are several other guys in here that I consider PROS when it comes to computers
    Ted

    Also visit the ToyRoom in the forum...back this evening
    Thank you, i will look around.
    "If three-holers are gas guzzlers, why are there four-holers now???"
    "But what do i know? I'm just the 800 pound guerrilla in the room."

    Fire! Fire! Your pants better not be on fire....

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    CAG this rig beat out two more expensive rigs in our testing:Gamer Paladin F970 by IBUYPOWER $3300. We use the same zero-point comparison as MaximumPC in our testing
    http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Gamer_Paladin_F970

    Two very fast rigs it beat:

    Digital Storm’s tri-CrossFire Hail Storm $7800 faster than Alienware's best
    Main Gear’s tri-SLI Shift $6900-faster than Velocity's fastest

    Case
    CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case - Black

    iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
    None

    iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
    None

    Case Lighting
    None

    Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 980X Processor Extreme Edition (6x 3.33GHz/12MB L3 Cache) OC'd to 3.8Ghz


    iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
    None

    Processor Cooling
    [Free Upgrade] Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator [SOCKET-1366]

    Memory
    6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1600 - Corsair Dominator

    Video Card
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 - 1.5GB - Single Card

    Video Card Brand
    Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA

    Motherboard
    [SLI] Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16

    Motherboard Add-on
    None

    Power Supply
    800 Watt -- Power Supply - SLI Ready

    Primary Hard Drive
    80 GB Intel X25-M MLC SSD - Single Drive

    Data Hard Drive
    2X1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Dual 1TB Drives (2TB Capacity) - RAID 0 High Performance

    Optical Drive
    24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

    2nd Optical Drive
    [10X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Re-Writer, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black

    Flash Media Reader/Writer
    12-In-1 External USB Flash Media Card Reader/Writer

    Meter Display
    None

    Sound Card
    3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard

    Network Card
    Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)

    Operating System
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-bit

    Keyboard
    iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard - Black

    Mouse
    iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse - Black

    Monitor
    None

    2nd Monitor
    None

    Speaker System
    iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System

    Power Protection
    None

    Headset
    None

    MP3/MP4 Player
    None

    Video Camera
    None

    Warranty
    Standard Warranty Service - Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support

    You may substitute the ASUS p6X58D as a mainboard for the same results

    Never once in all the testing of FSX with SP1 using GEX, Ultimate Terrain, TrafficX 2010 as a base did it drop below 30fps (all settings were full right and set to 100% traffic) anywhere in FSX using Nick N's guides at simviaiton.com (Disclaimer: We did not have FSX Gold or Acceleration for our FSX Deluxe as FSX is not a normal software used for gamer testing).
    Ted

    By the way: the term lightning fast is a pipe dream!


    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne.

    Domino optimo maximo!



  7. #7
    If you want to build your own-DarthVader has it right:

    http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforum...d=1#post435395

    The only thing I would add is get a very very good single rail modular power supply for gaming! I also use liquid cooling systems on the i7Core processors. If you OC to 4.0 or better you will be glad you did and it's not hard to install just time consuming. If you decide you want to build there are videos on youtube that show you everything you need to know including OverClocking!
    Ted


    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne.

    Domino optimo maximo!



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    thanks txnetcop, i will look into these systems. Anyone else is welcome to introduce other systems also.
    "If three-holers are gas guzzlers, why are there four-holers now???"
    "But what do i know? I'm just the 800 pound guerrilla in the room."

    Fire! Fire! Your pants better not be on fire....

  9. #9
    How come 12GB of RAM is really never used and people use 64-bit windows?

    1 more, What is the fastest and best SDD formy uses?
    "If three-holers are gas guzzlers, why are there four-holers now???"
    "But what do i know? I'm just the 800 pound guerrilla in the room."

    Fire! Fire! Your pants better not be on fire....

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Cag40Navy View Post
    How come 12GB of RAM is really never used and people use 64-bit windows?

    1 more, What is the fastest and best SDD formy uses?
    It depends on the applications requirements as to how much RAM you need?

    The fastest is not the best, but right now the leading SSD in overall performance is OC Vertex, but that will change in about a month as Patriot Torqx is coming out with a better version of already good version. I am sure that will change in another month
    Ted


    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” – John Wayne.

    Domino optimo maximo!



  11. #11
    harleyman
    Guest
    Good to know Ted...many thanks Bud....

  12. #12
    hi cag if you want to go overkill i would recomend getting a sli capable mobo and get two dual-gbu vid cards (mabye the nvidia 200 series?) so you basicly have 4 vid cards :mixedsmi:

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    harleyman
    Guest
    I disagree with FSX and SLI

    although many have done it and gotten away with it, there are thousands that stumble with a SLI or CrossfireX set up.

    Any good card from ATI 4890 up rocks FSX

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