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I have an Dell that is 5 years old. When I purchased it, the person that sold it said that it had a graphics card that was fine with FSX. It wasn't. I purchased a dual video card that made it better but never as good as I wanted.

It's time to buy a new desktop. I want the best possible video card and ram possible. the problem is that my limit is $500. That being said, I don't need the package, IE, monitor, keyboard and mouse. I got all that. I just need a tower.

To be honest, I don't know exactly what I need. I'm into playing games, not into the technical aspect of a computer, but I would love any help that you could give me.

Thanks

Jim Conklin
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Probably get a GTX 1050 Ti and 8gb ram and im not to sure about the other things like cpu. sorry but i dont know many parts that are less than $500 all together
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Thanks for the info
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Jim just for info, FSX is very dependant on the processor, the bigger the better. If you have a 1gb graphics card you'll be fine. I would recommend a good i5 or i7 7th gem processor. Hope this helps... AD
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Unread post by JanneAir15 »

But when you said ultimate FSX do you mean you're getting payware addons too. Because they're better quality (usually) they need better graphics card. Can you answer that before I recommend something? And as amberdog1 said a good CPU is a must if you want good performance.
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Thank you for the info. BTW, I'm a retired a vet on a fixed income. I have been looking on Ebay for a machine to run the full version of FSX.
If you get a chance, could you look on Ebay and help me find one.

Thanks.

Could we possibly communicate by Email to make things easier. my email is [email protected]
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jimidget wrote:Thank you for the info. BTW, I'm a retired a vet on a fixed income. I have been looking on Ebay for a machine to run the full version of FSX.
If you get a chance, could you look on Ebay and help me find one.

Thanks.

Could we possibly communicate by Email to make things easier. my email is [email protected]
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i spent $300 on a dell laptop from best buy and it runs fine.
2.4GHZ
1TB HDD
6GBRAM
directx12

integrated graphics chip (which i will be upgrading when i get the money)

you could do that, and spend the other $200 on professional add on scenery.
like with MegaEarthScenery. goes by the state. start with your home area.

Happy Flying :)
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I would just like to step in and correct this assumption that the only thing that really is a decent processor. I would like to point out some things that should be considered when getting a rig to use FSX or P3D any version.
1. FSX and P3D prior to V4 which is 64 bit, tend to have a lot of problems with the same things. These are VAS, OOM and Blurries.
2. A SSD will not fix the blurries or memory problems. Nor will it fix the DX 10 Preview build.
3 You can have the fastest processor on earth, but its not going to fix any of the above either.

The amount of memory on the graphics card and it's capability is extremely important. The more memory the card has, the less blurries your going to get.
Then there is the DX10 fixer, which some swear by and others wont touch DX10 preferring to remain on the antiquated DX9.0c so they have less problems, yet with DX9.0c you have even bigger VAS and OOM periods.

Thats the thing about FSX and the fact its been with us for over 10 years , is that it continuously pushes our machines to the limit so we can get it to the best as we can which is basically never enough either. The trick is in having a decent processor, preferably a skylake i7 7600 (6700k is an enthusiast build of the processor and is slower than an actual i7 6700 by some margin (any processor that as k after it is a build behind and is slower) , running with at least a 1060/1080 8-16GB on board graphics card memory. (visit p3d site and check out their requirements, they are pretty much the same beast with a different interface unil v4) Since FSX is 32 bit, your never going to be using more than 2GB of memory at any time from the system. Fast processor (quad, forget anything less, for the price you can buy them now) and a mid to top range graphics card. Nvidia Grapics have pretty much won the graphics battle over amd for the last 4 odd years.

At the moment there is a shortage of memory, so buying a new graphics card with enough memory on board to remove VAS issues isnt going to be cheap, i would hold on until after the new year, and see where things stand on buying a graphics card (i wouldnt go out of my way to waste $500, keep saving and buy a top end graphics card with a lot of memory, for any flight sim its crucial!, a decent processor from the skylake i7 series would be way to go).
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