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We use the following computers to run our generic airliner home cockpit:


1. Main flight simulation machine:  
  • Intel i7-4770k 8-Core @ max 4.5 GHz - CPU Performance (CPU-Mark) (Windows Index - Details)
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming SLI Mainboard
  • 16 GB DDR3 2133 Corsair Dominator Platinum
  • Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU liquid cooling system
  • Gigabyte GTX 980ti Windforce Super OC 6GB DDR5
  • Power supply by Zalman ZM850-EBT
  • OCZ Agility 3 SDD 128 GB for OS
  • Samsung EVO 850 256GB für Prepar3D v3
  • Western Digital VelociRaptor 500 GB 10000 rpm for flight simulations
  • Seagate Barracuda ST31500541AS green 5900 rpm 1,5 TB 32MB Cache for data
  • Sony Blueray Drive BD RW BWU-500S
  • Zalman Z9 USB 3.0 Kit
1.1 PC Case:
  • be quiet! Silent Base 800
1.2 Software running on this machine:
  • OS Dualboot Windows 7 64 / Windows 10 64 pro
  • Nvidia driver version always latest
  • Prosim737 Server, MCP & Audio
  • SIOC
  • FSDisplays 2.0
  • X-Plane 11 64 bit
  • Prepar3D v3
  • Prepar3D v4
  • Flightsimulator X Acceleration (SP2) & Steam Edition
  • MobiFlight Connector (Link)
1.3 Visuals: (210° DIY curved screen)
2. Glass cockpit CPT:
  • Intel i7 2600K @ 3.8 GHz
  • 8 GB DDR3 1866
  • Thermaltake Water 3.0 Performer C
  • ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Gen3
  • MSI Nvidia N770 GTX 2 GB DDR5
2.1 PC Case
  • Acer
2.2 Software running on this machine:
  • OS Windows 10 64 pro
  • Nvidia driver version always latest
  • Prosim737 Displays and CPT CDU
  • SIOC
  • FSDisplays 2.0
  • Wideclient 7
  • XPUIPC Client
  • MobiFlight Connector (Link)
2.3 Monitors Mainpanel:

3 Monitors at 1024 x 1280 resolution. 2 x on Matrox DualHead2Go & 1 x DVI out

  • Belinea 17 Zoll 1745 S1W (CPT PFD & ND)
  • Belinea 17 Zoll 1745 S1W (FO PFD & ND)
  • Medion 17 Zoll MD6155AH (EICAS, LOWER EICAS & STANDBY) 


Basically we have to say that Intel CPUs are far superior for flight simulations than AMD CPUs. Who wants to have a high-performance system for flight simulations comes to an Intel CPU with an open multiplier. Our attempt for financial reasons to fly with the AMD FX-8150  did not produce the expected results.

The new 4th generation i7 Intel Haswell is real good for overclocking - against many reports we have seen on the internet. Since HT brings no benefit for most flight simulations anyway and provides only unnecessary heat, it should be turned off in the BIOS. So much lower temperatures can be achieved and the overclocking goes smoothly. Our i7 achieved stable overclocking at 4.5 GHz and an average of 58-60 ° C (with Corsair H100 Cooling Kit).

We only use Arctic MX-4 thermal paste for the best experience.


We recommend MSI components. Reliable, stable and top overclocking options:


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