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Help please with Flight Sim Build

PhiLyo

New member
Hi Everyone,
I am in my forties and looking to get a PC and monitor for Microsoft flight sim 2020. I will not be streaming, just playing as a normal gamer. Will need keyboard, mouse, speakers, monitor. Budget around 2500 euros, but could be extended if needed. If it can be done cheaper, I'm all ears. I know very little about this so your help will be greatly appreciated. This will be my first gaming PC, and I'm absolutely lost with all the options.
Thanks in advance.
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
Below is a perfect starting point. I can't see any good value mouse/keyboard options in stock on PCS but the Corsair bundle is a good buy if you can find it elsewhere.

Ideally you want to hold off until Nov 5th and select the 5800X CPU along with the 3070 GPU. Both of these options will offer the absolute optimum for your gaming experience. You could get away with the 3060 but it's not announced yet. You have the budget for the 3070 so it's a fair spend with the future in mind.

Case
CORSAIR 275R AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Price: £2,085.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/FgyvqtWVrU/
 

PhiLyo

New member
Below is a perfect starting point. I can't see any good value mouse/keyboard options in stock on PCS but the Corsair bundle is a good buy if you can find it elsewhere.

Ideally you want to hold off until Nov 5th and select the 5800X CPU along with the 3070 GPU. Both of these options will offer the absolute optimum for your gaming experience. You could get away with the 3060 but it's not announced yet. You have the budget for the 3070 so it's a fair spend with the future in mind.

Case
CORSAIR 275R AIRFLOW TEMPERED GLASS GAMING CASE
Processor (CPU)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT Eight Core CPU (4.7GHz/36MB CACHE/AM4)
Motherboard
ASUS® TUF X570-PLUS GAMING (USB 3.2 Gen 2, PCIe 4.0, CrossFireX) - ARGB Ready!
Memory (RAM)
32GB Corsair VENGEANCE DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 16GB)
Graphics Card
8GB NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX 2070 SUPER - HDMI, 3x DP GeForce - RTX VR Ready!
1st M.2 SSD Drive
512GB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
1st M.2 SSD Drive
1TB PCS PCIe M.2 SSD (2000 MB/R, 1100 MB/W)
Power Supply
CORSAIR 750W RMx SERIES™ MODULAR 80 PLUS® GOLD, ULTRA QUIET
Power Cable
1 x 1 Metre UK Power Cable (Kettle Lead)
Processor Cooling
Corsair H115i RGB PLATINUM Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler
Thermal Paste
STANDARD THERMAL PASTE FOR SUFFICIENT COOLING
Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
Wireless/Wired Networking
WIRELESS INTEL® Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2,400Mbps/5GHz, 300Mbps/2.4GHz PCI-E CARD + BT 5.0
USB/Thunderbolt Options
MIN. 2 x USB 3.0 & 2 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL + MIN. 2 FRONT PORTS
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 Bit - inc. Single Licence [KUK-00001]
Operating System Language
United Kingdom - English Language
Windows Recovery Media
NO RECOVERY MEDIA REQUIRED
Office Software
FREE 30 Day Trial of Microsoft 365® (Operating System Required)
Anti-Virus
NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
Browser
Firefox™
Monitor
IIYAMA G-MASTER GB2760QSU-B1 27"
Warranty
3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour)
Delivery
TIMED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND - MON-FRI (BEFORE 2PM)
Build Time
Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
Price: £2,085.00 including VAT and Delivery

Unique URL to re-configure: https://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/saved-configurations/amd-am4-gen3-pc/FgyvqtWVrU/
Scott
Thanks very much for the expert reply. I will wait until Nov 5th as you have advised. I have a yoke, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals sorted. You have saved me an awful lot of stress. I really appreciate the help.
Regards
PLyo
 

Scott

Moderator
Moderator
Scott
Thanks very much for the expert reply. I will wait until Nov 5th as you have advised. I have a yoke, throttle quadrant and rudder pedals sorted. You have saved me an awful lot of stress. I really appreciate the help.
Regards
PLyo

No worries at all. I would advise putting the build in on the 28th of October, as soon as the 3070 is released. That way it will get your place in the queue. On the 5th of November you will be able to change the 3800XT for the 5800X without any costs or etc.... and you won't lose your place in the queue. The most important factor is to be online on the 5th of November at 2pm to get your order changed as soon as you can. he quicker you do this, the sooner you will be in the queue for the new chips.

With the system above you could opt for an ultrawide monitor. This could offer a significant increase in the widescreen view for the flight sim. The monitors are more expensive but the wider you go, the better the experience :)
 

PhiLyo

New member
No worries at all. I would advise putting the build in on the 28th of October, as soon as the 3070 is released. That way it will get your place in the queue. On the 5th of November you will be able to change the 3800XT for the 5800X without any costs or etc.... and you won't lose your place in the queue. The most important factor is to be online on the 5th of November at 2pm to get your order changed as soon as you can. he quicker you do this, the sooner you will be in the queue for the new chips.

With the system above you could opt for an ultrawide monitor. This could offer a significant increase in the widescreen view for the flight sim. The monitors are more expensive but the wider you go, the better the experience :)
Scott,
You are a legend. I will do exactly as you advise. Have a nice day.

P.
 
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