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I am saving up for a PC, really beefy build, would the spwcs (down below) be able to run FSX with extremely dense autogen, water x2, anisotropic filtering, no AA, rex4, FTX HD Trees, sound environment X, 3d plane lights, all ORBX terrain regions (excl airports), contrails pro, precipitfx, GSX and WOAI.


TL;DR will it be able to manage a vibrant lively version of FSX at 20-40 FPS?

Specs: i7 5820k @ 4.7 - 5Ghz

GTX 1080 @ 2100 mhz


Samsung 850 pro


Answers will be greatly appreciated. ;)

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IMHO, only with a massive amount of tweaking.


I recently built a 5930K with 980ti alongside my old 3770K with 780ti. My system is heavily optimized, down to the details (sim and scenery SSDs on separate controllers, sim data on RAM drives). What can I say - the 3770K was running a lot smoother (after many months of tweaking) and I feel like I'm back to square one. Stutters, jerking, lower FPS. Will probably have to go through all the tweaking again. Luckily, with P3D it was the other way around.


In my experience some of those addons are prone to cause either low FPS or stutters or both, no matter how powerful your system is (Shockwave lights used on AI, WOAI and UT2 if used massively, contrails pro, GSX if it triggers at the wrong moment, addons that cause massive traffic or even flooding on the SimConnect API). And autogen will still just pop up, IMO the more autogen there is, the more noticeable this effect gets.


Point being? Every system needs a unique approach to run FSX the way you want it to run. And addons make it worse, foremost they add to the complexity of the platform as a whole, resulting in uncertain behavior when it comes to settings and tweaks. Personally, I don't think it is necessary/worth it, to build a "beefy" system by today's standards having FSX in mind. The benefits over a middle class (6700K) system are minimal, and it is "disappointing" if you build a plus $2000 rig just to realize that it won't run FSX any better (or even worse). But it will of course have benefits for other software/games.

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Absolutely OK. Those framerates are about what I'm seeing with a 4790K at 4.5Ghz and a GTX970. FSX is all about CPU cycles...the more the better.



Intel 10700K @ 5.0 Ghz, Asus Maxumus XII Hero MB, Noctua NH-U12A Cooler, Corsair Vengence Pro 32GB 3200Mhz, Geforce RTX 2060 Super GPU, Cooler Master HAF 932 Tower, Thermaltake 1000W Toughpower PSU, Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit, and other good stuff.
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