Re: So here is my list.....
$1700?! Good lord that is overpriced.
Build the same system yourself, and it will knock several hundred off the cost.
Psu is epic overkill
Why are you trying to max FS X? Micro$oft has laid off their entire flight simulator team, there will never be any updates, new versions, etc. I highly recommend you make the switch to Laminar Research X-plane, and redesign your system around it. You will get superior flight patterns, much superior visuals, and there will be new versions in the future. X-plane is CPU heavy, not GPU, so I recommend you go with a core i7 930, and a 2GB 5850 to handle all the objects and the resolution of the eyefinity setup. It does not support crossfireX, so only get one card.
If you really want to stick to FSX though, I still recommend the 2GB framebuffer. It makes a world of difference at high resolutions.
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