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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:04:22 PM EST
Im not much into PC gaming but i always loved Microsoft flight simulator i just never had the PC to run that beast. I know nothing about PC performance machines. How is this comp and the price? Thanks! im not sure who will know if anybody about this stuff.

new egg black friday deal
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:06:30 PM EST
No idea how intensive FSX(?) can be... sorry.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:07:37 PM EST
yes it is FSX
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:07:45 PM EST
That should run it just fine. Hell I'm on an almost 2 year old PC with specs that are from a half to a third of that and I run it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:08:42 PM EST
What they said, it'll definitely run flight sims, especially since there haven't been any new good ones in quite some time.

Man I miss MicroProse.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:08:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:09:28 PM EST by ben123]
really, if i can get something cheaper i would. do you run the graphics on high? med? I wonder if it is overkill for this game
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:11:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By ben123:
really, if i can get something cheaper i would. do you run the graphics on high? med? I wonder if it is overkill for this game


That's a little less horsepower than the PC I have, but I can run IL-2: 1946 with everything maxed all the way out without any hiccups, and that includes running the "Black Death" track which used to cause PCs that were state of the art when the game came out to have seizures. So you should be good to go, but I can't say at what seetings since I never got FSX because to me if you can't shoot something you ain't flying.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:12:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By ben123:
really, if i can get something cheaper i would. do you run the graphics on high? med? I wonder if it is overkill for this game

High, though my processor cries a bit if I add weather. I say you should get that PC and it'll run FSX really well plus whatever else you throw at it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:16:08 PM EST
Go with an Intel chip, I've been researching and finally built a machine just for FSX.

I would recommend at least an Intel 2700k, 1800Mhz RAM and SSD.

FSX relies heavily on the CPU and not so much the GPU.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:18:41 PM EST
man thanks for the info!
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:24:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:27:56 PM EST by stangboy555]
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX




A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's




Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:29:26 PM EST
a quad core and 8 gig ram is good. its what i have, mine shows 8 cores any way.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:30:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By stangboy555:

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

This man gets it.


I fuck around and drop 747's out of the sky when I'm bored. For that my setup works great. You may prefer his style though.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:39:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:41:03 PM EST by DragoMuseveni]
A 300W PSU?

The sytem requirements for the GPU is 400 watts.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:54:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:54:43 PM EST by linx310]
Another amazing sim...which if free to play also if you dont mind being limited to a few aircraft is Rise of Flight...

http://riseofflight.com/en
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:54:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:03:22 PM EST by Shung]
Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg


With such a setup it's a shame to run such a crappy joystick... You need a HOTAS or something like this... And where is your track IR ?



If you don't like some "old school" graphisms, get yourself Falcon 4 BMS 4.31 (free)





The most advanced and realistic military flight sim ever...

The DCS A-10C and P-51D are cool too, and beautiful, but the "environment" is dead quiet...





Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:59:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg

I hate you..

When SHTF.. I am coming for you..just need a good genny. to run that setup 24/7
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:08:59 PM EST
Because of some design decisions that were made when we were coding FSX, it's never going to run totally smooth even with monster hardware. There are too many issues under the hood, especially with some of the vegetation autogen. Sorry 'bout that. We tried to clean up the mess with the expansion pack, but we only had time for so much.

Regardless, just throw the best hardware you can at it - it WILL push top end hardware, even now. Or you can do like I do, and play heavily modded installations of IL2 '46, and re-fight the PTO island hopping campaign off the cats of a CVE...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:25:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By Shung:
Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg


With such a setup it's a shame to run such a crappy joystick... You need a HOTAS or something like this... And where is your track IR ?



If you don't like some "old school" graphisms, get yourself Falcon 4 BMS 4.31 (free)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/2012-03-28_002859.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/bms/bmsproof.jpg

The most advanced and realistic military flight sim ever...

The DCS A-10C and P-51D are cool too, and beautiful, but the "environment" is dead quiet...

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_005951_zps7b6e0cf9.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011630_zpseba367bf.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011252_zps56085588.jpg

I've got the Saitek Pro Yoke and Throttle system along with the Rudder Pedals. I play mostly with the commercial jets and the Cessna 172SP. That was just a quick pic


Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:29:15 PM EST
The base stats are fine. If it chugs you can always upgrade the video card that's the only (moderately) weak link I see.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:33:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:33:40 PM EST by Flogger23m]
Just build your own PC. Much cheaper, longer warranties ect.

It is honestly not hard at all. Took me about 1 hour to put one together. With practice you can probably do it in 20 minutes.

FSX is CPU intensive so you would want an Intel i5/i7 CPU.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:34:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shung:
Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg


With such a setup it's a shame to run such a crappy joystick... You need a HOTAS or something like this... And where is your track IR ?



If you don't like some "old school" graphisms, get yourself Falcon 4 BMS 4.31 (free)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/2012-03-28_002859.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/bms/bmsproof.jpg

The most advanced and realistic military flight sim ever...

The DCS A-10C and P-51D are cool too, and beautiful, but the "environment" is dead quiet...

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_005951_zps7b6e0cf9.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011630_zpseba367bf.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011252_zps56085588.jpg


Get DCS A-10C as well. And yes, he needs a HOTAS. That stick must suck for flight sims.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:40:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By Flogger23m:
Originally Posted By Shung:
Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg


With such a setup it's a shame to run such a crappy joystick... You need a HOTAS or something like this... And where is your track IR ?



If you don't like some "old school" graphisms, get yourself Falcon 4 BMS 4.31 (free)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/2012-03-28_002859.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/bms/bmsproof.jpg

The most advanced and realistic military flight sim ever...

The DCS A-10C and P-51D are cool too, and beautiful, but the "environment" is dead quiet...

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_005951_zps7b6e0cf9.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011630_zpseba367bf.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011252_zps56085588.jpg


Get DCS A-10C as well. And yes, he needs a HOTAS. That stick must suck for flight sims.

I sometimes use one like his just for quick op checks, but I much prefer my Cougar HOTAS setup, complete with rudder pedals. I leave that USB Siatek stick plugged in though, so I can use the buttons for extra functions.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:43:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By GunnyG:

Originally Posted By Flogger23m:
Originally Posted By Shung:
Originally Posted By stangboy555:
Just to add, I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy for the price per core, but Intel really does blow them out of the water and is worth every penny more.

Right now I'm running an Intel 3770k, 120 GB SSD, ATI 5870 (Efinity 6) and FSX still pushes it.

Graphics are all set to max and I also have the REX plugins.

What's your budget?

There's playing FSX, and then there's playing FSX

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/3825/vhhx4.jpg


A couple of pics of my setup, I've got triple 27's

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/283731_10150840275835899_1067375067_n.jpg

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/556891_10150840276805899_1662921768_n.jpg


With such a setup it's a shame to run such a crappy joystick... You need a HOTAS or something like this... And where is your track IR ?



If you don't like some "old school" graphisms, get yourself Falcon 4 BMS 4.31 (free)

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/2012-03-28_002859.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/bms/bmsproof.jpg

The most advanced and realistic military flight sim ever...

The DCS A-10C and P-51D are cool too, and beautiful, but the "environment" is dead quiet...

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_005951_zps7b6e0cf9.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011630_zpseba367bf.jpg

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Shungito/DCS_World/P-51/Screen_121115_011252_zps56085588.jpg


Get DCS A-10C as well. And yes, he needs a HOTAS. That stick must suck for flight sims.

I sometimes use one like his just for quick op checks, but I much prefer my Cougar HOTAS setup, complete with rudder pedals. I leave that USB Siatek stick plugged in though, so I can use the buttons for extra functions.


I'd use my old MS Sidewinder for basic games, but would always use my X52Pro for proper sims. I only play DCS and a bit of Rise of Flight.

DCS World and Rise of Flight are free with one and two planes respectively.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:03:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:12:20 PM EST
that's a good start: your black friday deal......you could spend more with monitor and sound and have more fun.





Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:25:25 PM EST
Like others have said, FSX is CPU intensive. With my set up, I can run most of it on high but i got to fuck around with the scenery settings to make it run a little bit smooth. I got good GPU's but my performance in FSX is hampered by my CPU.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:27:42 PM EST
I never understood the fun in flight simulators.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:34:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By cableguy221:
I never understood the fun in flight simulators.

For me, it has always been a stress reliever.

15 minutes of acrobatics does wonders for my disposition, especially when I don't have to pay for fuel, fees and insurance, or a salvage crew to pick up the remnants at the crash site.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:48:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:50:54 PM EST by x39crazy]
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Because of some design decisions that were made when we were coding FSX, it's never going to run totally smooth even with monster hardware. There are too many issues under the hood, especially with some of the vegetation autogen. Sorry 'bout that. We tried to clean up the mess with the expansion pack, but we only had time for so much.

Regardless, just throw the best hardware you can at it - it WILL push top end hardware, even now. Or you can do like I do, and play heavily modded installations of IL2 '46, and re-fight the PTO island hopping campaign off the cats of a CVE...


You wouldnt happen to be Plane Eater over at SAS would you?

Im with you on Il2 46. With my modded DBW install defending the Reich in Lonestars DCG campaings has never been better!
HORRIDO!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/Phas3e/late_pack_4.jpg


EDIT: On topic-I'm running an I7 2600K at 4.5ghz, 16gigs RAM, Corsair AX1200, and GTX580.
Pretty good rig, top of the line when I built it, but still stutters due to game limitations at various times.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:53:50 PM EST
Originally Posted By DragoMuseveni:
A 300W PSU?

The sytem requirements for the GPU is 400 watts.


System requirements listed by GPU manufacturers are ultra conservative. That GPU doesn't pull more than 50w...
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:36:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By cableguy221:
I never understood the fun in flight simulators.


Meh
Link Posted: 11/23/2012 3:39:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By x39crazy:
Originally Posted By Rogue-Sasquatch:
Because of some design decisions that were made when we were coding FSX, it's never going to run totally smooth even with monster hardware. There are too many issues under the hood, especially with some of the vegetation autogen. Sorry 'bout that. We tried to clean up the mess with the expansion pack, but we only had time for so much.

Regardless, just throw the best hardware you can at it - it WILL push top end hardware, even now. Or you can do like I do, and play heavily modded installations of IL2 '46, and re-fight the PTO island hopping campaign off the cats of a CVE...


You wouldnt happen to be Plane Eater over at SAS would you?

Im with you on Il2 46. With my modded DBW install defending the Reich in Lonestars DCG campaings has never been better!
HORRIDO!!!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/Phas3e/late_pack_4.jpg


EDIT: On topic-I'm running an I7 2600K at 4.5ghz, 16gigs RAM, Corsair AX1200, and GTX580.
Pretty good rig, top of the line when I built it, but still stutters due to game limitations at various times.


You can't have stutters with such a rig. Come on. In a quick mission with more than 50 planes in the air and AAA I get more than 100fps average. And I not have an i7 @ 3.3GhZ and a 570
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