My FSX & PC setup

What are your PC specs? Which add-ons do you use? How do you get this quality? This are common questions that I get. Here are the answers.

fsx-pc-setup

My hardware

Currently I use a PC that I built on my own:

  • processor: Intel i5 3570k overclocked to 4.2GHz
  • motherboard: AsRock Z77 Exptreme 4
  • memory (RAM): 2x4GB: KINGSTON HyperX DDR3 2x4GB 2400MHz
  • graphics: Gigabyte GTX 580
  • hard drive (HDD): SSHD SEAGATE 1TB 3,5″ ST1000DX001 7200 64MB
  • second hard drive (HDD): Samsung HD502IJ 500GB 7200
  • dvd drive/recorder: yes (I rarely use it and I do not remember the brand)
  • power supply: Cooler Master GX LITE 700W RS700-ACABL3
  • cpu cooling: 12cm fan + radiator (do not remember the brand – it is 6 years old and lost it’s casing years ago)

I never changed the whole PC at one time – it’s an old case that hold parts that I bought over the years and it’s in a constant process of upgrade. I have a few items on my “soon to be upgraded” list – the second SSHD drive, more efficient CPU cooling and a new processor + mobo.

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Game controllers

  • Saitek X52 Pro joystick
  • TrackIR head tracking device

System

  • Windows 10
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What are your PC specs? Which add-ons do you use? How do you get this quality? This are common questions that I get. Here are the answers.
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