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Old January 21, 2009, 07:27 PM
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Okay loyal forum readers here's a question.
What's your recommended specs for a rig that'll do FSX on a budget.
The machine will also be used for internet, movies, and other games but nothing too intense.
I'm looking for under $700.
This is for a buddy at work that really is fed up trying to play this on his current rig.
I was thinking along the lines of.
E5200 (Can't beat the price even if it never is o/c'd)
Gigabyte EP45-DS3L (Solid and not too expensive)
2 meg quality ram (Running XP so this should cover it)
New Sata hard drive and optical drive.
Video, hmm always the hard part. 4670, 4850, 9800?? At least 512mb.
Antec Sonata 3 with the 500w Earthwatts should hold it all nicely.
Any suggestions, ideas?
More ram? Better video?
Thanks eveyone.
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Old January 26, 2009, 11:06 PM
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Old January 26, 2009, 11:45 PM
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4850 or 9800. fsx is a video hog.
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Old January 27, 2009, 05:49 AM
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Old January 27, 2009, 12:12 PM
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I agree that it likes quads, it actually works half decent on my Q6600.

It also is a video hog as well. Really it is quite the hog all around. So all in all I say get the 9800 and a q6600, that should do reasonably well.
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