The main and serious purpose of this system is to help me train in helicopter flight procedures. The fun purpose is to use it with combat and flight simulators and military strategy games.
Software and Addons:
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, MS Flight Sim X Acceleration, DodoSim Bell 206, Apache: Air Assault, Arma 2, ACE2, ACRE, War Thunder, Arma 3 (tentatively), Wargame Airland Battle (tentatively)
TrackIR 5 with Pro Clip, Saitek X52 Pro Flight System (Magnet Mod), CH Pro Pedals, Gaming chair with rear stereo speakers mounted on a painted PVC structure (built by me), Plantronics BT Headset. The LCD is a Sony Bravia 46".
This was recently put together early April 2013, and I was still working outside the case cable management. I have recently added some pictures that show how I routed the external cables using flexible tubing as suggested in a post below.
All these programs run fine on their highest settings and this system is not overclocked (yet). I am waiting for the system to show stability in continuous use.
Tests with CPU@3.9GHz
Fire Strike Test Results http://www.3dmark.com/fs/392335
3DMark11 Test Results http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6507875
Tests with CPU@4.1GHz
Fire Strike Test Results http://www.3dmark.com/fs/419709
3DMark11 Test Results http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/6508042
Questions and suggestions are welcome!
|CPU||Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core||$329.05||Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$99.99||Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133||$189.99||Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" SSD||$361.15||SuperBiiz|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$84.99||Newegg|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB||$519.97||TigerDirect|
|Case||Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower||$109.99||Micro Center|
|Power Supply||Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer||$27.99||Newegg|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser||$54.99||Amazon|
|Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.1GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||35.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||53.0° C|
|Performance Preset Score||P10511|