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speedbird2k5
05-03-2005, 01:53 AM
i'm planning on making a new brand new pc. I am looking for a perfect system to run fs2004, il2, lomac. Please, please recommend me parts, such as motherboards, video cards, memory, accessories....etc. Thank you, help a brother get back into the flight sim world.

EURO_Snoopy
05-03-2005, 02:05 AM
I'm planning to build one soon, this will be an interim PC and will be upgraded again to maximum possible specs when BOB is released.

Mobo ASUS A8V
1024GB RAM
Athlon 64 3500+ Socket 939
GEForce 6800 Graphics
SB Audigy 2

These components were selected back in February so I guess my shopping list will be changed by the end of this page!

Jumoschwanz
05-03-2005, 05:42 AM
The best bang for the buck is this:

Nforce2 Motherboard from Asus or Epox or MSI, an Amd Athlon XP2400 orXP2500 MOBILE processor, and 1 gig of name-brand ram, plus an ATI 9800PRO video card.

This rig can be put together for a fraction of the cost of the latest Whiz-bang rigs, and it has 90% of the performance. The XP2500 Mobile processor will run at 400MHZ(or higher) front side bus speed and show up in the bios as an xp3200 at least.
This rig will run anything out there easily.

I just put one together for my brother with an Seagate 80gig sata drive and it loads windows so fast it makes your head spin off watching it. S!
Jumoschwanz

73GIAP_Milan
05-03-2005, 10:10 AM
I'm upgrading tomorrow http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I've got everything ordered already
- Asus P5P800 Socket 775 mainboard
- Intel P4 3.2Ghz cpu
- Sapphire Ati Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB videocard
- 2x Kingston 512MB DDR RAM memorybanks
and a 420Watt powersupply

all i needed ^^ my guess is this is more then enough to run IL2FB AEP(+PF) smoothly

SlickStick
05-03-2005, 10:44 AM
I'm finding I can get more bang for the buck maxing out an NForce2 Ultra 400 platform, than going to AMD 64-bit at this time. I can get the mobo, cpu, 512MB stick of PC3200 AND a SATA 80GB HDD for about the same money as a midway 64-bit mobo and CPU ONLY.

- A8V = $122.00
- AMD64 3500+ = $265.00

TOTAL = $387.00

As I already have 1 512MB XMS 2-3-3-6, 1T stick:

- MSI K7N2-Delta2-LSR = $58.00
- XP2800 overclocked @ 2.5GHz actual speed, 400FSB = $105.00
- Corsair XMS 512MB PC3200 2-3-3-6, 1T = $70.00
- Seagate Barracuda 80GB SATA150 w/ NCQ = $66.00

TOTAL = $299.00

Now, add in my 6800, currently with $30.00 Rebate from Newegg @ Final Cost = $199.00 and for under $500.00, I have a maxed NForce2 Ultra 400 platform with current generation graphics. For another $50.00 or thereabouts, throw in an Audigy 2 OEM and I won't have to upgrade for another year or so. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

speedbird2k5
05-03-2005, 12:38 PM
Ok....so far this is what i have on my list of things to buy....PLEASE feel free to deduct anything.


CP2-A64-3400 C :: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ / 512KB Cache / 1600MHz FSB / Socket 754 / Processor

A406-1024 :: NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports and 400-Watt Power Supply

Whats the best video card for flight sims right now?

speedbird2k5
05-03-2005, 12:39 PM
Whats the diff between DDR and DDR2?

fordfan25
05-03-2005, 01:01 PM
Originally posted by speedbird2k5:
Ok....so far this is what i have on my list of things to buy....PLEASE feel free to deduct anything.


CP2-A64-3400 C :: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ / 512KB Cache / 1600MHz FSB / Socket 754 / Processor

A406-1024 :: NZXT Nemesis Elite Black Aluminum ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports and 400-Watt Power Supply

Whats the best video card for flight sims right now?


ok first i my self have the 754 and there great but i built mine about 5/6 months ago. right now id have to advise you to get a 939 or what ever chip set. also id also recommend you get one with a PCIe rather than a AGP. good GPU would be a 6600gt for under 200 bucks or a 6800gt for under 400. also id recommend geting a more powerful PSU. at least a 450W.

speedbird2k5
05-03-2005, 03:02 PM
thanks

Freelancer-1
05-03-2005, 03:27 PM
http://www.maximumpc.com/reviews/systems/review_2005-04-13a.html

Check this out, then build one yourself for thousands less. It should be good for a few months.

Or, bite the bullit and pony up the $10,000us and have it built for you.

But, OMG what a rig!!!

speedbird2k5
05-03-2005, 03:36 PM
Okay.....this is what i have right now

C13-4922 :: Corsair XMS Extreme Memory 512MB PC4000 DDR 500MHz

G452-2300 :: Gigabyte K8NSNXP-939 Socket 939 ATX Motherboard / Audio / AGP 8x / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Gigabit LAN / Serial ATA

CP2-A64-3800 C :: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ / 512KB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Processor

D15-1001 :: Diablo / PSDA450 / 450-Watt / ATX / Dual LED Fan / SATA-Ready / Power Supply

T925-2006 :: ThermalTake Xaser III V1000D Blue Steel Case with Clear Side Panel

Whats a good video card to go with this setting.....

Fliegeroffizier
05-04-2005, 01:14 PM
I was just about to make the move and go with the following for my new Rig€¦but I€ve now put it on hold until I get a bit more info on the soon to be released AMD dual-core cpu(3rdQtr2005??) and the new Nvidia 512Mb graphics card(May-June??).

Thermaltake XaserIII V2000A case(or VA8000)

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe PCIexpress mobo

OCZ Powerstream 600W PSU

AMD Athlon64 FX55 CPU

OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 400Mhz (2X512mb)

Western Digital Raptor 74Gb 10krpm [(SATA]
Plus a
Maxtor MaxLine III 300GB Hard Drive [w/16Mb Cache, NCQ, and SATA2(II) technology]

Plextor PX-716SA SATA DVDR/RW drive.

TWO ASUS GeForce 6800 Ultra PCI-E Graphics cards

SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS

Dell/Sony Trinitron 19€ .24 AGP CRT monitor