1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Building the ultimate flight sim simpit.

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Moby, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Moby New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    18 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Hey fella's, you seem to know a thing or two about system boards and I am seeking advice if you might be willing to share some knowledge. I am considering the P6T7 WS Supercomputer, Asus motherboard for a flight simulator because of its 7 PCIe slots. One of my dilemma's has been USB ports for all the add on's a flight simulator takes. Gauges, panels etc. I will need a monster graphics card and at least three USB cards, maybe four, and want a monster sound card. Is this the board that might help me? I like the cool master case http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6653 . And if you wanted the badest ass graphics card for extreme gaming, what would you choose? I want to run three monitors. One 42" hdmi TV and two 22" touch screens. I'll also be adding two minimo USB monitors. Your thoughts?
    Thanks
    Moby

    This is my old rig, being replaced.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4BP8i4Wv20

    Stripped base

    [​IMG]

    Getting this stick
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003BXVIQS/?tag=tec06d-20
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  2. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,292 (2.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    858
    Location:
    London, UK
    well the GTX590 or 2X6990 cards are extremely fast and will drive ANYTHING
  3. brandonwh64

    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,444 (10.35/day)
    Thanks Received:
    5,995
    Location:
    Chatsworth, GA
    One of the best cases for cooling nowadays for ATX boards would be the Corsair 800D. Beautiful case and tons of air flow.

    I suggest three 6950 2GB cards for your simulator! This would ensure better framerate for sailing through the clouds.

    Intel 2600K and I am trying to locate a board with alot of PCIex slots.

    2x4GB of ram would be perfect for this RIG.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  4. Moby New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    18 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Don't think I'll have the room for three of those bad boys
  5. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2006
    Messages:
    13,759 (4.55/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,801
    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Well, new board usualyl have like 10 to 14 USB ports, so with some powered USB hubs, and the right board, 3 cards plus audio should be possible.

    Kinda depends on budget, but I've never seen a Flightsim build that was really constricted by budget, and worked out well. Clearly with your beginnig point, I think you won't have those problems. I'm kinda jealous of your cahir already, and have barely seen it. :laugh:
  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,400 (3.39/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,095
    http://www.747simulator.co.uk/

    There's a guy in Sweden who built a fighter sim and used a ton of actual plane parts but I can't find him on the web.
  7. Moby New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Messages:
    18 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    0
    LOL, the Ultimate Game Chair looks cool and is comfortable but the $300 price tage isn't worth it. It has twelve vibrating motors in it and really just feels like a vibrating chair. The BUTT KICKER added to it actually allows you to feel the gear come up. take a hit, etc. I'm looking at this card because it has an HDMI anf the 590 does not. GeForce GTX 580 http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-590-review/2

    What do ya think. And I'm budgeting around $3500-$4000 on the build. Your thoughts?
  8. OneMoar

    OneMoar

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,879 (1.84/day)
    Thanks Received:
    614
    Location:
    Rochester area
    x58 is dated go with a sandybridge setup
    and no you don't need 3 6950's one will suffice flight sims arent very demanding at all these days or perharps a 6970
  9. Darkleoco

    Darkleoco

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    1,598 (1.54/day)
    Thanks Received:
    247
    Location:
    Cullowhee, North Carolina
    I'm assuming you want a decent eyefinity setup for your flight sim?
  10. mediasorcerer New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2011
    Messages:
    979 (0.94/day)
    Thanks Received:
    225
    Location:
    coast ,melbourne
    wow,going all the way,love my flight sim games,i just got a basic saitek joystik but,good on you,looks like a real hoot the rigg your setting up,
    i would go for a board that supports upcoming ivy bridge and pcie 3 maybe,wait for 7 series cards,just a thought anyhow,

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page