This new PC has replaced my older Dell XPS 8300 and runs Microsoft FSX, ProSim737 Avionics Suite, ActiveSky Next, and Aivlasoft EFB Server.

I built it from individual components:

Case: Corsair 750D Full-Tower

Power Supply: EVGA Fully-modular Gold+ 850W

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO (Wi-Fi ac)

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.8Ghz stable

CPU Cooling: Corsair H100i Water Cooling System

RAM: 16GB DDR3 2400 MHz Dual-Channel

Video: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 WindForce 3X

Drives: 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD for OS and non-FSX programs, 1TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD for FSX and all add-ons

Audio: RealTek ALC1150 Discrete HD on-board

Network: 10/100/1000 Mb

Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1

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4 thoughts on “PRIMARY PC”

  1. I really appreciate all the extensive information you provided, it has really helped me in becoming knowledgeable about the sim and I went ahead and ordered a JetMax 737SKTQ – the purchase decision was mostly attributed to your detailed information ….and I told Peter Cos this. Also a new-build Flight PC was based mostly on the components that you used for your own PC (love the Corsair case BTW). Your website is very professional and 1st class. Thank you!!
    Gordon (near Seattle, WA)

    1. Thank you Gordon for the kind words and I am glad the site helped you out in some way. I myself will be in Seattle next weekend, kind of my home away from home.

      I’m sure others would love to see your feedback over on the JetMax SKTQ page, if you’d like to post there as well!

      – Todd

  2. Hi there

    Really appreciate the detailed information you have put up here.

    I couldn’t see anywhere any mention of the frame rates per second you are achieving with the above computer setup. Could you please advise?

    Many thanks!

    1. Hello! I don’t mention framerates because they vary depending on the route I fly, which sceneries/addons I use, etc. Scenery, such as very detailed airports can be a killer. The more advanced, the slower it goes. I can get a solid 100 fps in the air, and then 25fps on the ground in one flight and then 60fps across the board on another. My main goal is smoothness over framerates. Any number of FSX tweaks or software can help a little, but once I started used P3D, I don’t mess with the config file anymore. The best thing I recommend is to unload (uncheck them from the Scenery Library) any scenery/addons that you will not use for the flight. For example, detailed airports that you may fly near, but are not flying in/out of can be removed to save VAS and framerates.

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