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Looking At A New Computer, Good For FSX?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:28 pm

HP Pavilion P6331P-B Desktop.
AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-core (2.8 ghz)
8GB(expandable to 16GB) RAM
750GB Hard drive.
Windows 7

What do you guys(and gals) think?
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RE: Looking At A New Computer, Good For FSX?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:13 pm

Quoting deltal1011man (Thread starter):
What do you guys(and gals) think?

Here is an useful link to read more about PC specs that FSX requires, of course playing it smooth as baby's bottom!
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RE: Looking At A New Computer, Good For FSX?

Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:19 pm

Quoting deltal1011man (Thread starter):

Does it have a dedicated video card? If not, you'll want to get one. Integrated graphics cards are useless when it comes to FSX, and even FS9.

Spend about $200-$300 on a good video card (most likely nVidia) and you'll see a nice step up in performance.

But yes, as a base computer, that'd be fine.

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RE: Looking At A New Computer, Good For FSX?

Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:02 am

As it comes it has an integrated video, so completely useless. Add either a Nvidia 8800 or 280 or an ATI 5770 to it, that would fit to a mid class CPU. If you really want a good FSX computer, take one with an Intel i7 CPU, these really rock, I would estimate an i7-860 or i7-920 to have qabout twice the frame rate of that system.

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