I will be buying myself a new computer in the very near future, and simultaniously, I will (finally) be switching to another simulator. FS2004 gave me years of fun, but because my previous system was not that high-end, I was not able change to FSX any earlier. The system that I am going to buy consists out of the following:
Intel I7 2600K
ATi Radeon HD 6850
ASUS P8Z68 Motherboard
Corsair 800W Power supply
8GB Internal memory DDR3
Win. 7 64 bits
Anyway, I could use a piece of advice on my new simulator. Which one should I install: FSX or X-plane 10? I already have quite a lot of FS2004 add-ons which will also be compatible with FSX, which will save me some money. On top of that, there are many further add-ons available for FSX (among them the paramount NGX).
However, X-plane looks quite good from what I have seen so far! With X-plane having a better source code, "buying" more FPS will be possible, which is not the case for FSX. However, X-plane has not seen daylight as of yet, and who knows what problems might arise. In addition to that, there are no add-ons available, and I believe it might take a while before the first ones are released.
So, what should I do? Go for FSX, run my FS2004 addons? Or should I go for X-plane, superior to FSX in terms of code, system and what have you?
Thanks for answering!