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    New build any advice please?

    Hello guys, new to the forum.

    This is the spec to my new build just wondering what you guys think...


    Approximate Purchase Date: Next week
    Budget Range: £500-600
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Scan.co.uk
    Country of Origin: Uk
    Parts Preferences: No Preference
    Overclocking: Already done
    SLI or Crossfire:
    Monitor Resolution: Already have, will run at 1920 x 1080 one screen.

    This is the spec then;

    Case:Coolermaster 690 II Advanced
    Coolermaster 690 II Advanced, White, Mid Tower Case w/o PSU

    PSU: 650W Hale Modular NZXT (Already have)


    GPU: GeForce GTX 560Ti, 1gb. (Already have)

    CPU: Smart Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3ghz overclocked to 4.5ghz (brought as a o'cd bundle from scan.co.uk, comes with warranty)

    Cooler: Corsair H60 (check bundle above)

    Mobo: MSI P67A-G45 Intel P67 Chipset (Bundle above)

    RAM: 8gb DDR3 1600Mhz. Corsair. (Bundle above)

    OS: Windows 7 64bit
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP1, Operating System, Single, - OEM

    HDD - Samsung 500mb Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive - HDD x2

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    Black, Beige and Silver Bezel Retail SATA DVDRW 22x Samsung SH-S222AB/RSMS

    This system will mainly be used to play Microsoft Flight Simulator X.


    Thanks guys what do you think?

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Seems pretty decent, I have had the original CM 690 for a few years now and it is a good case. I personally think the cable management system in it is terrible and my case is incredibly messy.

    Only thing I would change is the game!

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Only thing I would change is the game!
    haha!!

    Its incredibly accurate at modelling 737-800 Systems (with an add on), As i am currently undergoing training for ATPL, Unless, I would change the game

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Yeah pretty nice

    FSX will still struggle occasionally though

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Kalniel,

    Thanks for your reply i appreciate it.

    In what regards will fsx struggle and how could that be eliminated?

    And also, apparently there are very very few pc's that can handle fsx fully maxed out.

    Cheers

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Quote Originally Posted by adsuk View Post
    Kalniel,

    Thanks for your reply i appreciate it.

    In what regards will fsx struggle and how could that be eliminated?

    And also, apparently there are very very few pc's that can handle fsx fully maxed out.

    Cheers
    It's true - it's just a consequence of the way FSX is made, it's not very efficient and has some odd bottlenecks.

    You CPU is a very good one for FSX, so no need to change that, you could improve performance further by getting a more powerful graphics card - people are still seeing improvements by getting a 580, which is just insane - but they also still have the occasional slow down and texture delay. Using an SSD to speed up texture and data loads is another way the experience can be improved.

    BUT both of those things are extremely expensive budget killers that only make a slight difference. You already have the 560ti which is a great card and will still give great performance - you just have to play with the options/not go too silly on hi-fidelity add-on packs for FSX.

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    I think a good game controller would be a good add-on to this.

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Thanks for replys guys very helpful.

    kalniel, Yeah ive heared FSX is all over the place on any system really lol

    And with regard to the GPU i cant afford the 580 unfortunatly so for now im stuck with the 560ti, which like you say is still very good , compared to my old gt 220 LOL!

    Regarding the SSD, is there any chance you could pop onto scan . co . uk and reccomend me a good SSD which would be good for me?? (cheapest you can lol), Thank you

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Hi guys, this is on order now should be with me next week, Plus the Gtx 560 ti i already have and the psu i have, hopefully this should be ok.

    I will add more obviously in the future (i.e hdd sdd) but for now hopefully this should be ok..

    This is to run flight simulator X by the way


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    Re: New build any advice please?

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Besides the language extras, Ultimate is a waste of money.
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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    Besides the language extras, Ultimate is a waste of money.
    Maybe but the price difference is only a couple of pounds and why would you go for almost the best when you can have the best for 2-3 extra pounds ?

    This is only my personal opinion so please do not

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Machinegun View Post
    Maybe but the price difference is only a couple of pounds and why would you go for almost the best when you can have the best for 2-3 extra pounds ?

    This is only my personal opinion so please do not
    Show me where Ultimate is only £2-3 dearer, than Home or Pro

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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Hi guys just an update, my rig is now complete, first one here is a pic


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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Nice just out of interest, how comes you have the PSU that way around?

    I bought this case from Scan the other day, and they say to have it facing downwards as below.


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    Re: New build any advice please?

    Sheva,

    I beleive it's down to personal preference, have a read of this forum, cheers.

    http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f77/wa...k-help-191097/

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