Originally Posted by Alcpone
I am going to have to clock it some what, I will need better cooling to start with before hand though. I am wishing I never went the AMD route, but hey ho, we live and learn.
How in the hell is that six core 3.5ghz cpu not handling FSX when FSX minimum requirements are-
Minimum System Requirements •Windows XP SP2 / Windows Vista / Windows 7
•Processor: 1.0 Ghz
•RAM: Windows XP SP2 - 256MB, Windows Vista – 512MB
•Hard Drive: 14GB
•Video Card: 32MB DirectX 9 compatible
•Other: DX9 hardware compatibility and audio board with speakers and/or headphones
•Online/Multiplayer Requirements: 56.6 kbps or better for online play
Min specs say a 1 ghz single core cpu is sufficent. Recommeneded is going to be well under what the FX 6300 is. That is why I recommended the FX 6300 originally. I've used a FX 6100 myself, and I didn't notice a hugh difference between it and my 2600k. But then again, I see you blew a hugh chunk of your budget on a 240 gb SSD and went with a lot
lower performance video card (mistake IMHO, SSDs are nice, but not worth skimping on something like the video card for). Looking at TPU's review of the GTX650, I wouldn't even consider it a gaming card. The HD7770 by AMD, which sells for about $120 gives 20% more performance. I would look at the GTX650 before assuming the CPU is the bottleneck.