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Which gaming desk top should I buy that will play microsoft flight simulator games?

I know nothing about computers, I want to buy my 22yr old son (cheap as possible) a gaming desk top capable of playing the FSX games. At the moment Im browsing laptopsdirect. Thankyou

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Someone asked me the same, but in a Laptop form. But I have no idea!

any half decent graphics card can play them games

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wozkeo

any half decent graphics card can play them games



I just someone to point out the best pc as I don't have a clue about which is a good graphics and which is not

FSX is pretty old these days isn't it?

The killer question is... how much are you willing to spend?

A big one over 1 mile long like at Robin hood airport.

Depends how much you want to spend. FSX isn't exactly demanding. If you want a gaming PC and don't want to build it yourself I'd try overclockers: overclockers.co.uk/pro…475

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EndlessWaves

FSX is pretty old these days isn't it?



Yes I know its old, my son is autistic and is obsessed with the game. He has been playing it for years and his desk top has just died and I need to replace cheap as poss and soon as poss.

You need to give us an idea of what you're willing to spend for us to give you a realistic recommendation.
Edited by: "GoatzRus" 24th Dec 2014

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GoatzRus

You need to give us an idea of what you're willing to spend for us to … You need to give us an idea of what you're willing to spend for us to give you a realistic recommendation.



£500 or less if I can, I don't mind buying used off ebay

I play FSX and this game is very much CPU reliant to work at the highest graphical setting at a smooth frame rate. So I suggest to get a desktop or laptop that has a very powerful CPU i.e. intel i7 or AMD 8350 etc.

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dreyg

I play FSX and this game is very much CPU reliant to work at the highest … I play FSX and this game is very much CPU reliant to work at the highest graphical setting at a smooth frame rate. So I suggest to get a desktop or laptop that has a very powerful CPU i.e. intel i7 or AMD 8350 etc.



Thankyou so much, that has helped, thankyou

dreyg

I play FSX and this game is very much CPU reliant to work at the highest … I play FSX and this game is very much CPU reliant to work at the highest graphical setting at a smooth frame rate. So I suggest to get a desktop or laptop that has a very powerful CPU i.e. intel i7 or AMD 8350 etc.

This is completely wrong, no games use the power or an i7 or 8350 aside from a slight few high-end games such Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3, even then it isn't necessary to run the games well.

OP an i5 4670k or even a lower end i5 will be more than suitable for your needs and will costs you a considerable amount less than an i7 which you'll see no benefit from.
Edited by: "GoatzRus" 25th Dec 2014

GoatzRus

This is completely wrong, no games use the power or an i7 or 8350 aside … This is completely wrong, no games use the power or an i7 or 8350 aside from a slight few high-end games such Battlefield 4 and Crysis 3, even then it isn't necessary to run the games well. OP an i5 4670k or even a lower end i5 will be more than suitable for your needs and will costs you a considerable amount less than an i7 which you'll see no benefit from.



I think you should research more about Microsoft Flight Simulator X before you comment. This game is very old and it was written to utilise CPU power rather than GPU. This is however the opposite for modern games which utilities the GPU more than the CPU. To run FSX you need powerful CPU and fast RAMs and SSD to load the sceneries faster. Otherwise you will be flying over a city with houses, building, cars etc missing.
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