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My school's Combined Cadet Force (Air Cadet) section asked me to research and build a new flight simulator. The build went really well and I am impressed with the results. The mid range air cooler I used was very effective, keeping idle temps at 26 degrees. The motherboard lacked some IO, and the RAM slots were very close to the CPU socket, hence the single channel memory that I bought. The case (actually a Fractal 3000) is also very good.

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  • 61 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice build! I would have gone for the 4790K for the 4.0ghz single threaded performance, FSX loves dat GHZ. Although the new Steam edition should actually make that choice irrelevant.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is my understanding as well.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome, +1! Might have been better to go with dual channel RAM for some better performance. I imagine playing on the projector is absolutely awesome! If I get one eventually and play War Thunder on it... Oh my.

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

With that setup I believe he is playing more than war thunder...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. But I play War Thunder. I'm saying that if I had a projector... :o

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll agree War Thunder is extremely fun. But, I'd rather have his build than the projector xD

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ooh, decisions decisions...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Dual channel ram doesn't really benefit gaming as it fails to saturate a 64 bit bus. Dual channel and quad see huge benefits in servers, simulations (scientific, not flight sims), and video editing. Some common tasks actually suffer very slightly in dual channel like compressing and uncompressing files. And Lach... Playing on a projector is f***ing awesome!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it doesn't benefit gaming but yeah could be good for some other stuff. Just imagine playing at IMAX hope you have a high DPI mouse lol :P

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I intended on buying dual channel RAM, but bought single channel by mistake! However, on building the PC is found out that the heat sink was so massive that it covers up 3 of the RAM slots (see picture), hence dual channel memory would not have fitted