RE: Expected performance of FS2002?
It will work okay out of the box, but if you plan on adding scenery and traffic and all the stuff that makes it fun you'll have some problems with frame rates. I'm running a 766 mhz with Windows 2000 and a G-Force 2 and I have terrible frame rates when I go to Atlanta or Chicago or any really busy airport. The way around it is to cut down AI traffic to 50% which I normally have at 100%. However, it will probably take you a good year before getting into all that stuff.
Gigabyte Intel Z68 SLI/Crossfire Motherboard, Intel i5-2500 3.3 ghz Quad Core Processor, 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 ti (SLI),
2 x 4 (8 GB) DDR3 1600 mhz RAM, 1 TB 7200 RPM 3.5" Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64, 3 Monitor Surround