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    Look at my sig. That is all you need. Plus tweaking the fsx cfg. And getting rid of programs running in the background. I get 30 fps and have it locked at 30 fps. Smooth. No stutters. No CTD's. So throwing money at it (getting higher frames in sim) ALONE won't do it. Tweaking the cfg and finding the proper settings (slider settings) is what is required. Not a $5000 rig. I paid $1200 and you can find equivalent for the same price now a days if you shop around.
    Chuck B
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    i7 2600K @ 3.4 Ghz (Turbo-Boost to 3.877 Ghz), Asus P8H67 Pro, Super Talent 8 Gb DDR3/1333 Dual Channel, XFX Radeon R7-360B 2Gb DDR5, Corsair 650 W PSU, Dell 23 in (2048x1152), Windows7 Pro 64 bit, MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joy, Logitech K-360 wireless KB & Mouse, Targus PAUK10U USB Keypad for Throttle (F1 to F4)/Spoiler/Tailhook/Wing Fold/Pitch Trim/Parking Brake/Snap to 2D Panel/View Change. Installed on 250 Gb (D. FS9 and FSX Acceleration (locked at 30 FPS).

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    I just pulled the trigger and ordered some new parts for my computer. This is what I got.
    Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo)
    Giabyte Z370 AORUS Gaming 5 motherboard
    G.Skill Trident Z RGB series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 memory.
    I think this will do the job with FSX and anything else I can throw at it. This was a combo package @ $680.21
    I appreciate all the information I got on this forum to help me get the best setup for FSX at a reasonable cost.

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