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Long time FSX user but now I need a new PC if I want to run 2020.

 

Would like a reasonably priced system that won't break the bank. Not up on the latest gaming pc's,

 

high end graphic cards, etc so please give specific recommendations if possible.

 

Many thanks

 

Jim

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For 1080p gaming you are going to want a recent i5 or Ryzen 5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and either a RTX 2060 Super or RX 5600XT.

 

For 1440p gaming you are going to want a recent i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and either a RTX 2080 Super or RX 5700XT.

 

For 4K gaming you are going to want an i9 or Ryzen 9 CPU, 32GB of RAM and an RTX 2080Ti.

 

You are also going to want a NVMe drive, 1TB or more. Or at least a 1TB standard SSD as load times are a bit of a wait at the moment.

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For 4K gaming you are going to want an i9 or Ryzen 9 CPU, 32GB of RAM and an RTX 2080Ti.

 

You are also going to want a NVMe drive, 1TB or more. Or at least a 1TB standard SSD as load times are a bit of a wait at the moment.

 

I'm running a 34" Asus 4K (3840 x 2160) Pro-Art monitor on the second highest graphics preset and I cannot complain at the performance I get in MSFS2020 running i7-8700K, NVMe 1 TB, 16GB, 1TB game SSD, and a RTX2070. I wouldn't run Modern Warfare at that resolution but MSFS2020 seems to run pretty sweet. I don't think I could justify the significant extra amount of cash for the better graphics card.

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I don't think I could justify the significant extra amount of cash for the better graphics card.

 

Thanks for your input. For 4K I, personally, would fork over the cash for at least a RTX 2080Super. I'm running at 1440p though on Ultra with a 3800X, 32GB of RAM and a Radeon VII. I hover around 40FPS with about 10GB of RAM being used.

 

I'm giving input based on my experience with MS2020. If I was playing at 4K I would not settle for anything less than a RTX 2080 Super. That is just my informed opinion.

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I don't disagree at all but it all comes back to your budget at the end of the day and where your priorities are. An RTX2080 Super is 60% more than my RTX2070. If its within your budget by all means go for it. I probably game a couple of hours three or four times a week maximum. Maybe a bit more while MSFS202 is fresh and novel. But like all of us, I have other more expensive hobbies and commitments too.
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For 1080p gaming you are going to want a recent i5 or Ryzen 5 CPU, 16GB of RAM and either a RTX 2060 Super or RX 5600XT.

 

For 1440p gaming you are going to want a recent i7 or Ryzen 7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and either a RTX 2080 Super or RX 5700XT.

 

For 4K gaming you are going to want an i9 or Ryzen 9 CPU, 32GB of RAM and an RTX 2080Ti.

 

You are also going to want a NVMe drive, 1TB or more. Or at least a 1TB standard SSD as load times are a bit of a wait at the moment.

 

 

Thank you for your reply. For some time now I've been out of the loop when it comes to newer CPU's, high end graphics cards, etc. I built my own systems years ago but not anymore!!

 

Since I'm not into high end gaming, I don't fully understand the terms 1080, 1440, and 4K gaming.

 

My question - Is it possible to get a system for about $800 that will run 2020 with acceptable frame rates and if so, what would be your recommendations be?

 

Thank you very much !!!

 

Jim

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Assuming you live in the USA I have put together a list of parts for you, minus the PC case and OS. The total is $869.94. With this configuration you should be able to play at 1080p.

 

CPU - Ryzen 5 3600 - https://www.newegg.com/amd-ryzen-5-3600/p/N82E16819113569?Item=N82E16819113569

 

Motherboard - GIGABYTE B550M AORUS PRO - https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-b550m-aorus-pro/p/N82E16813145213?Item=N82E16813145213

 

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB - https://www.newegg.com/corsair-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820233859?Item=N82E16820233859

 

GPU - MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT - https://www.newegg.com/msi-radeon-rx-5600-xt-rx-5600-xt-mech-ocbv/p/N82E16814137554?Description=RX%205600XT&cm_re=RX_5600XT-_-14-137-554-_-Product&quicklink=true

 

SSD - Western Digital WD BLACK SN750 NVMe M.2 2280 - https://www.newegg.com/western-digital-black-sn750-nvme-1tb/p/N82E16820250110

 

PSU - CORSAIR CX Series CX650 - https://www.newegg.com/corsair-cx-series-cx650-650w/p/N82E16817139200?Item=N82E16817139200

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