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    Posted: 02 April 2013 at 2:28am
Been searching newegg, and realized I am terrible at this. Anywho, I need a new computer to run a r/c simulator. Preferably a desktop.

I need these requirements.

Dual Core 2.4GHz CPU

2 GB RAM

3D Accelerated Video with: 512 MB dedicated video memory

I also need a HDMI output, and the hard drive does NOT have to be gigantic. 250GB will be plenty. Here is a link to the simulator requirements http://www.realflight.com/system-reqs.html

I don't want to cheap out.I want a machine to run the program well, but I also don't need overkill.
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Almost any modern pc will run that. What's your budget?

*edit* If Amazon is accurate you could easily surpass that rig for under 200 bucks.

Edited by stratoaxe - 02 April 2013 at 3:22am
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Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Almost any modern pc will run that. What's your budget?

*edit* If Amazon is accurate you could easily surpass that rig for under 200 bucks.


Sigh...Any modern pc...

Cheaper the better, max would be about $400.




Edited by impulse418 - 02 April 2013 at 4:54am
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Originally posted by impulse418 impulse418 wrote:

Originally posted by stratoaxe stratoaxe wrote:

Almost any modern pc will run that. What's your budget?

*edit* If Amazon is accurate you could easily surpass that rig for under 200 bucks.


Sigh...Any modern pc...

Cheaper the better, max would be about $400.


Do you just need a core system (no monitor, keyboard, mouse etc) or do you need the full shebang?

This barebones rig might work for you:
DISCLAIMER:  I am not associated with the item below, it was something I priced up and pasted here, hence not trying to sell anything...

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Edited by StormyKnight - 04 April 2013 at 5:42pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote impulse418 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 April 2013 at 7:02pm
Just the core system.

Looks like that set up is beyond what I need? Which is fine, buy once cry once.

Couldn't find it in the specs, HDMI output?

Edit: Found the HDMI


Edited by impulse418 - 04 April 2013 at 7:20pm
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Yeah, pretty much all vidcards or imbedded video have either DVI or HDMI out along with VGA.  That machine should run just about everything except the most hardcore games at their highest settings.  At under $400 you'll have yourself a decent machine.

Edited by StormyKnight - 04 April 2013 at 8:16pm
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