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post #11 of 27
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Hello again people, not yet commited to buying now found one that's £20 more but you get the FX-4170 instead. Considering same shipping costs on either deal. I may as well opt for the 4.2ghz option ahead of 3.6?

Would .6 more make a significant difference, is it worth more, doesnt seem like much more? Did notice though on the FX series list that it takes a higher power I think? Does it?

I think that would be great since, as I say, fsx does better on high clcok speeds as opposed to core count. And thats the highest clock speed available and although no room for OCing, thats the sort of speed one would look for if they were to OC the 4100 right? £20 gives me OCed speeds on the 4100 with the no need to go through it all and the benefits of holding off of it like warranty.

Apparently fsx looks good a 3.6 but what about 4.2? On youtube, I can only see videos of fsx at 4.2 but on an i7 Sandybridge. Just like as asked about the 4100, what would be the likely intel v AMD difference? Except this time at same clcok speeds? So, taking that all into account, would that be worth the extra cash? Just seems like whilst paying all that VAT and SHipping, may as well improve product quality with a small amount that goes all to the actual product.

Appreciate the help guys!
post #12 of 27
Might as well upgrade.. it can't do any harm..
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Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.6Ghz Asus H110I-PLUS Zotac Geforce GTX 1060 6GB Mini 12GB Samsung DDR4 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Samsung PM871 128GB SSD Samsung Spinpoint 2TB ST2000LM003 Be Quiet! Pure Rock Slim Windows 10 Pro 64bit 
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AMD R7 128GB Sata III 2x 8TB Seagate ST8000AS0002 Sata III (Raid 1) Microsoft Server 2016 Essentials 64bit Corsair CX700 700W 
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post #13 of 27
It's a good entry level setup, and you can upgrade it in the future. A 5750/5770 or even a 6770 would be fine. For the price you'd be fine and it would last you a while before you have to upgrade. But if you are a gamer you'd have to upgrade alot sooner. Also if you add a sound card it would take some stress off the cpu, but remember you will have to disable you on-board audio if you get a sound card. Sound card is a cheap up grade and it will help your cpu, not alot, but every lil bit counts. I'd say go for it, and the later on if you not happy upgrade the cpu. I was a AMD guy and love it. but now that I'm a hardcore gamer I jumpped ship and went to intel. But i still miss my AMD opty 165.
post #14 of 27
Thread Starter 
Cheers! That's really useful, what sound card would you recommend? Oh, and I'll keep the current graphics card and see how it goes with it, easy to replace. And if I were to change that barely any of the original pc would be left!

Do any of you know about FSX performance? What sort of graphics/fps am I looking at do you think? Potential specs with the upgrade; I'll put it in signature I think but,

AMD FX 4170 Stockclocked @ 4.2ghx x4 cores

8GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1333mhz

ATI Radeon 5750 dunno that frequency.

X2 SATA HDs 
500GB OS Drive
80GB dedicated to FSX

X1 IDE HD for Linux and Ubuntu
160GV

On Asus M5A78L-M Motherboard

I think sufficient power supply.
There's a fan on power supply, case window fan and of course on CPU. Oh and the GPU as Well.

Monitor is a widescreen AOC Generic PnP I think 22 something.

So, what do you think I could get on FSX? And other games like FIFA 11,12 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 1 and 2 
I also play others smile.gif

Thanks!
post #15 of 27
Thread Starter 
Cheers! That's really useful, what sound card would you recommend? Oh, and I'll keep the current graphics card and see how it goes with it, easy to replace. And if I were to change that barely any of the original pc would be left!

Do any of you know about FSX performance? What sort of graphics/fps am I looking at do you think? Potential specs with the upgrade; I'll put it in signature I think but,

AMD FX 4170 Stockclocked @ 4.2ghx x4 cores

8GB of DDR3 RAM @ 1333mhz

ATI Radeon 5750 dunno that frequency.

X2 SATA HDs 
500GB OS Drive
80GB dedicated to FSX

X1 IDE HD for Linux and Ubuntu
160GV

On Asus M5A78L-M Motherboard

I think sufficient power supply.
There's a fan on power supply, case window fan and of course on CPU. Oh and the GPU as Well.

Monitor is a widescreen AOC Generic PnP I think 22 something.

So, what do you think I could get on FSX? And other games like FIFA 11,12 Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X 1 and 2 
I also play others smile.gif

Thanks!
post #16 of 27
any sound card would do, just depend how much u want to spend, plus it will sound alot better with a card too. Thank for the rep!
post #17 of 27
Thread Starter 
Yeah, may think about sound card to lighten the load off the cpu. That's a future investment. Been to PC world today, their shelves were very sparse. They said that if I got the parts, they'd install them for £35. Stuff that! I'll do it myself, really not that difficult is it?

£200 all in in for motherboard RAM and CPU. Pretty good. I'll use the extra money that I saved to buy a sort of half-decent fan and heatsink ontop of it instead of stock cooling. Firstly, to keep it in better health but also to give a small Ocing potential if 4.2ghz doesn't turn out enough. I was thinking, this was the first option I considered for improving performance before new parts altogether, either the coolermaster hyper 212 or one of the Arctic Cooling Freezer range? What do you reccomend?

Looks like I'll call up tomorrow to make the purchase and ontop of bundle, ask for better cooling and also I need an IDE hard drive adapter, could you advise about that as well please?

Thanks guys.
post #18 of 27
Thread Starter 
Also, Keith what's the "rep" you're thanking me for? Sorry for the double post though.
post #19 of 27
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Also, Keith what's the "rep" you're thanking me for? Sorry for the double post though.

The reason I rep you, because other will read this and learn from it. Peeps forget to rep on here, and it means alot.
post #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
But what is a rep exactly
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