I've been a console gamer all my life. Now there is one game on PC that got me very excited, and that's FSX. But I don't know anything about PC's.
I plan to buy a CPU and connect that to my 46" LCD and will run it at 1080p. Do you think a $500 off the shelf CPU with HDMI out will run this game smoothly? I really hate seeing choppy frame rates so I really want to minize this. I'm hoping the 1080p resolution (vs higher on PC monitors) helps. The unit will only be used to run FSX, in-game add-ons, and hardware (pedals, thrusters, etc).
I really have no clue when it comes to graphic cards, sound cards, etc. But I would like to run the game with high detail and good sound because I want to connect it to my sound rig.
If I spend about $500 on the CPU, my total will come to about $1000 with the game and game hardware. I really hope I don't have to spend more.
What do you think?
Also, is there a step by step tutorial for this game? I want to fly the 737 which I believe is one of the planes included with the game. But later I will buy the Airbus add ons. Will probably start with A300 and move up to the 330's.
A friend of mine gave me a book about the instrument panels, but I haven't touched it yet. I'm more of a hands-on training kind of guy. I prefer in-game instructions.