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Postby yancovitch » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:18 am

hmmmm.....any recommended modifications to this would be appreciated if necessary even if i've gone overboard......went for the 4.2 cpu cause i didn't want to overclock, being too dumb:)......will fan cooling will be ok?.....LEPA AquaChanger 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler was recommended.....but my last liquid cooler.. i had to keep refilling..a bit of a drag......hopefully to last till i kick the bucket:)


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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:38 pm

i'll probably go ahead and purchase this, cause some discounts will expire in a couple days.....this is in cdn. funds...........
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Re: a potential

Postby OldAirmail » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:10 pm

It's somewhat hard to understand that list. Is it an assembled computer, or a parts list?

If it's an assembled computer can you post the link?
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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:58 pm

a parts list....
when i pasted it here, everything got doubled.....wierd...from newegg.ca...thanks for checking in....haven't purchased yet...
lets try this...may make it easier

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Re: a potential

Postby Fozzer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:41 am

yancovitch wrote:a parts list....
when i pasted it here, everything got doubled.....wierd...from newegg.ca...thanks for checking in....haven't purchased yet...
lets try this...may make it easier

https://secure.newegg.ca/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx


Yan.... :D ...!

..if you are Hell-bent on spending large amounts cash, I would spend it on something more sensible...

..like a new Washing Machine...or a new Lawn Mower...

...or, maybe some more New Curtains for the Living Room...

A new, Hi-tech Computer will only result in confusion and a headache...The washing will never get done, the grass will overpower you, and the curtains will slowly rot (like mine).

Do you really need an expensive headache...AND be confused?... :think: ...

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Re: a potential

Postby OldAirmail » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:20 am

Just a couple of thoughts.

CPU
I've been using an i5 for years and it's been working very well with both FSX & Prepar3d. Although P3d is a slightly different story, it's not all that much different, CPU wise, than FSX.

Neither of them can use all the extra threads/cores of an i7. So CPU speed is of more importance

On my last build I bought an i7 because, sooner or later Prepar3d will go to 64bit. FSX never will.

Then too, at some point I'd like to try a VR headset. I don't know, but I suspect, that an i7 will be better.

In your case, an i5 7th Gen 7600K (3.80 GHz) should work very well and save you a good chunk of money.


GPU
For similar reasons, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB, should give you very good results.


Memory
Unless you see some memory at a very good price, start off with 8 GB DDR4. Every Christmas you usually see very good sales on memory.

Last Christmas I bought an extra 16GB of memory at an exceptional price. And guess what. NO improvements on any program that I own.

Going from 8GB to 16GB may be different for you, but I'd still say wait for a good sale on the extra memory.


Hard Drives
I'll stick by my opinion that a 250 SSD for the OS, a one to two TB drive for programs, and a 250GB for FSX will give you the most bang per buck.


Motherboard
For FSX & P3d? Just about any "gamming motherboard" should work out ok.

That would be different for those who want to play the newest games, maxed out. But I honestly don't think that we'd notice a few hundred milliseconds here or there.


Putting it all together
Everyone of us would choose different components. Heck, we'd probably change our minds depending on the day of the week. :D

This system, with slight modifications, could work out for you - CyberpowerPC Desktop Computer Gamer Xtreme S150T Intel Core i5 7th Gen 7600K (3.80 GHz) 8 GB DDR4 2 TB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Windows 10 Home 64-Bit $1,199.99USD.

I'm prejudiced against any OS called "Home Edition", so I'd get a "standard" version.

With the money you save, get a couple of Solid State Drives and use the HDD for programs.


Who knows, you might even be able to buy three monitors - AOC I2269VW-B 22" Ultra-Slim IPS LED Monitor with Ultra-Narrow Bezel (5ms) $99.99.

BTW - I've used lesser video cards, and the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be able to drive three monitors without any problems.

WARNING - This picture looks smaller than in real life! :D
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For what it's worth - Running three monitors with the above system you will probably only get about 60 FPS. Still, that may be more than you're getting now, and it should be a smooth 60 FPS.
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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:20 am

but the cyberpower comes with home edition...what is standard?....
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Re: a potential

Postby Jetranger » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:40 am

I've had really good performance and luck with the XFX Radeon Graphics Video card !!

This is what I use for my FSX Video Graphics card and it renders water & sky, clouds and Reflections Beautifully,,,,,,

Have a look

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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:33 pm

ok....got more to work with....i should be ok now...thanks for all.....oh............fozzer.....sold my keyboard...gave up piano :)...all i have now is my model ship building, and computer........simplify simplify simplify.....love it......so ..gotta make sure that i got a computer that can reasonably handle what ever i can come up with, when building models will be to difficult for me :)....seem to be weaker at 76 than i was at 75.....i'm melting...i'm melting!!!:)
only problem with simviation is the short editing time....really a drag....
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Re: a potential

Postby Fozzer » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:26 pm

yancovitch wrote:ok....got more to work with....I should be ok now.....

......only problem with Simviation is the short editing time....really a drag....


Yan..... ;) ....

..I suspect that Sim V reckons that we oldies are not going to last long enough to be able to edit our post anyway!

Time is running short!.... :roll: ...!

Paul.... :lol: ... :lol: ...!

P.S. I do agree that the very short time to "edit" our posts only occurs in Sim V Forums!

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Re: a potential

Postby OldAirmail » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:19 pm

yancovitch wrote:but the cyberpower comes with home edition...what is standard?....

I just checked. The "Home Edition" in the past has been limited in the amount of memory that you could use. That, apparently, has changed if you have the 64bit edition.

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That recommendation wasn't the "Ultimate Choice", but it might not be too far from what would work for you.

It is possible to over spend if your main "game" is a flight sim. At some point the small increase isn't noticeable except as statistics - "My computer is 0.372% FASTER that yours!"

Now if you want a projection screen dome and a full motion platform, then, YEAH, you really do need to spend a lot more. :confusion-shrug:

Extra drives, more ram, water coolers, etc. could be added as you felt the need.

There is one more aspect - If you really want it, get it. Sometimes saving a $ here or a $ there can be less important than what you want. :D
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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:41 pm

now that's good advice :clap:.......yep ....i now go on stage as an old man haha.....came on me kinda quickly :D
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Re: a potential

Postby OldAirmail » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:31 pm

yancovitch wrote:now that's good advice :clap:.......yep ....i now go on stage as an old man haha.....came on me kinda quickly :D

Me, I'm still 18, weight 160 pounds, have all my hair, get lucky at chasing women now and then too. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:12 am

haha...me...i'm still only 12, and still sucking my thumb.....ha....actually i do remember doing that with visions of my thumb being all yellowish.....yuk....:)
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Re: a potential

Postby yancovitch » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:13 pm

ha...fozzer.......WE....have a good truck...a good lawnmower...a good wood stove....a good pellet stove....a good little house with good triple glazed windows................ME? aside from a good wife..............all i've got now is a good computer......need something good to clutch on to :D ....besides my good, but slowly disintegrating body :mrgreen: ...........
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