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Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Gaming Build @4.5 Ghz
by TheBoeing767fan
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FSX (Microsoft Flight Simulator X) is very CPU dependent. Over the years I have used many AMD systems and they failed to deliver fluid performance. This time, I decided to go full out and get the best of the best. Now I can play any game including FSX at max performance with no issues. I will overclock the CPU to 4.5 GHz in the near future. :) Due to popular demand, I will post some photos of my flight controls soon. :D

Update Dec.24 2013

I overclocked the CPU to 4.5 Ghz with a V-core of 1.24 in CPU-Z and 1.26 in the BIOS with PLL set to high. I did a 12 and a half hour Prime 95 test and the CPU seems very stable.

Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate4.5GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load74.0° C
Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate902MHz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate6.01Ghz
GPU Temperature While Idle32.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load79.0° C
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xx116xx [1 Build] 19 points 5 months ago

I can't play this game. I'm going to spend 2.6k on a new computer so that I can. <---- OP logic lol but in all seriousness nice computer

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you!! :D

18hockey [1 Build] 5 points 5 months ago

I'm confused... do you do this for work, or do you just enjoy flying planes with $2600 computers?

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 4 points 5 months ago

This is my favorite hobby!! :D

18hockey [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

So why such an expensive build just for FSX? Or do you play other games too?

Forgot to mention in my previous comment, love the cable management and color scheme.

Joecarpenter993 4 points 5 months ago

Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Gaming Build, pretty sure other games will be played

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Yup. :D

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

Thank you. :D Yes I will be playing many other games on this PC, however my main hobby is flying on FSX. FSX is a resource hog so I needed to get some of the best parts out there. :D

nates93sten [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

That's an awfully nice rig you've got there! Will it overclock? It sure seems like overkill in (most)places, but I get it! I'm willing to bet that your budget for flight controls was large. Let's see the setup! I'd lose the case badges if it were mine.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!! :) I have a lot of flight controls. I will add more photos as I continue to set up this awesome PC!! :D I will try to overclock to 4.5Ghz.

RyneSmith [2 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

Very nice build, looks great!

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!! :D

daes79 [3 Builds] 2 points 5 months ago

This build is amazing. Awesome job man! =)

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you very much!! :D

mateuszr [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Cable Management... Just perfect.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!! This case is amazing for cable management. :D

Zeus [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

1200w PSU?

seems a bit overkill for a 780 ;)

+1 for a sexy build!

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks!! :D I know the PSU is overkill, but I really like the AX1200i and it matched with my color scheme. :D Besides this way if I buy another 780 for 2 way SLI Ill still have lots of headroom for future expansion. :)

Orthithian [1 Build] 0 points 5 months ago

Its actually not really Overkill if her has the full flight simulator setup that takes 100s of watts of power out of the computer via usbs. With that said it is a bit much but its good to be on the safe side.

Zeus [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

perhaps 3 780s? :D

Orthithian [1 Build] 3 points 5 months ago

sounds pretty legit. ;)

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Yup!! :D

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

Perhaps 4!!!! :D

SatisfyingProvolone 2 points 5 months ago

Love it. Too bad you had bad luck with AMD. Enjoy it.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you very much!! :D I am really happy with the performance of this Intel CPU. I highly recommend it!! :)

D33P_R07 [1 Build] 2 points 5 months ago

VERY nice build!!! The 800D is such a sleek case too, perfect combo of parts. Nice Blu-Ray too, hard to find one that isn't generic-looking nowadays; complements the case nicely too.

Also don't think this is overkill at all, you'll see the benefits of your investment over the next decade.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!! :D

RomeoWood [1 Build] 2 points 1 month ago

Nice build, I'm finalizing my own for similar purposes. Interested to hear how you like the mobo, and I say the PSU is just right--better spot on the efficiency curve if you expand.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 26 days ago

Thank you! :D I really enjoy this motherboard. It over clocking is simple and you can tweak many parameters to suite your needs. I have never owned such an amazing board and I am sure it is the best board for the Z77 chip set. If you can afford it then by all means get it, plus you have the black and red colour scheme which looks awesome! :)

The PSU is great. Corsair makes great products and I cant complain. My only issue is I cannot get the link software to work. Other than that, it works well.

I hope this helped and thanks one again! :)

Krokodil [1 Build] 2 points 20 days ago

I don't understand the USB wireless adapter, doesn't this board have a miniPCI-E slot near the CPU power connector? Why not use it? Very nice regardless.

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 17 days ago

The miniPCI-E slot included on the Maximus V Extreme is a great addition to the overall user experience. In my situation on the other hand, I had more issues with it than success.

It was 21:30 and I was making the final preparations to boot up my system for the very first time. After checking all the cables and connections for the tenth time, I decide it was time to power on my system. I plugged in the power for my power supply, and I flicked the switch on the back. Two yellow lights and one red light illuminated on the motherboard. It seemed normal to me and I proceed to press the power button on my case. I pressed the button, and nothing happened. No spinning fans, no error code; absolutely nothing happened. I decided to "troubleshoot", which in my opinion refers to trying fix a problem by desperately doing things which you have no idea about, hoping to stumble upon a solution. Two hours passed and I was still unable to get my PC to turn on. Most bitter of all was the fact that I tried everything which came to my mind, and what Google search could provide me with. At that point the situation was forlorn, and the feeling of anguish was too much to bear (This was most likely because I just realized I spent four-thousand dollars on a beautiful piece of hardware which would not turn on). Then all of a sudden, in a flash of inspiration, I realized the solution was in front of me. The miniPCI-E module was still in its corresponding location on the motherboard. I never thought of removing it before because it seemed so insignificant. After I removed the module, I flipped the power switch on my power supply and this time there were only the two yellow lights; no red light. I pressed the power button and at that instant, the fans roared to life and the computer successfully booted.

It surprised me how a little module, which seems to have no affiliation with the rest of system could cause it fail completely. I kept the module as a good luck charm to remind me that even the smallest things can make a difference.

Hope this answered your question. :)

Sabotage 1 point 5 months ago

This is pretty nice!

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!! :)

Matryoshka [2 Builds] 1 point 5 months ago

I don't know how recently this was built, but you really could have saved on the PSU, burner, and case to put towards a 780ti.

Liam81 1 point 5 months ago

A noted by others.... Cable management +1

Overall detail....................... +1

Crooked case badge................... -47

Just kidding but I was wondering if a build that is this specific for a flight simulator game would be best suited for the 2011 platform?

By the way, why not post an image or two of your gaming gear for flight sim

Wow, nice build !

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!! FSX is an older game and from some online research I finally settled on a LGA 1155 build. I will add some photos later of my flight controls. :D

ChrisLouie 1 point 2 months ago

I don't mean to say furture-proofing isnt good but don't you think that Corsair 1200w PSU may have been just a little bit overkil?

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 1 month ago

Yeah perhaps a little. :)

madcracked [1 Build] 0 points 5 months ago

psu is way overkill

Electrospeed -3 points 5 months ago

Dude... I'd just bet... This rig could run Minesweeper!!!11!!!!111!1!1!

TheBoeing767fan [Submitter] [1 Build] 1 point 5 months ago