I am buying a new Dell computer, and I finally want to get something that will run Microsoft Flight Simulator in such a fashion that I will enjoy playing it...
I have questions regarding which Processor to choose. On this computer, a Dell XPS 400, they offer these processors:
Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB) [Base processor]
Pentium® D Processor 930 with Dual Core Technology (3GHz, 800FSB) [Add $100]
Pentium® D Processor 940 with Dual Core Technology (3.20GHz, 800FSB) [Add $300]
So which one would be best for me? Would a 2.88 GHz be enough to run flight sim so that it would be smooth and fast? What are the benefits to doing the 3.2? What would you recommend.
I also have a question regarding which video card to choose, here is what Dell offers:
256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache [Included in Price]
256MB PCI Express™ x16 (DVI/VGA/TV-out) nVidia GeForce 6800 [add $60 or $2/month3]
256MB nVidia GeForce 7800 GTX [add $310]
512MB ATI Radeon X1900 XTX [add $460]
I am thinking either the nVidia GeForce 7800 or the ATI Radeon X1900 XTX... would the nVidia be sufficient? What are the benefits to chosing the Radeon? What would you suggest?
I really want to buy a computer that will run Flight Sim at a high performance level. I have always wanted a great FS, and now that I can finally buy a computer with the capability to run FS well, I want to get the right stuff but at the same time not spend carelessly. Other important specifications are that the computer will have 160GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!