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  1. Default Who is planning a new rig build for the new sim?

    I’m wondering who’s planning a new rig, and how do you think you will be configuring it? Making plans myself but wondering AMD, like AMD Ryzen 9 - 3950x or I9-10900K. Let’s hear your plans!
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    No. I upgraded last fall, i7-9700K, RTX 2070, 32GB G. Skill 3000 cl15, well vented Corsair case, 500GB SSD and 1TB M.2. It isn't quite perfect for new sim, but will probably do quite nicely. I get ~59 fps (refresh rate) at 1980x1200 on X-Plane 11.41 in the wide open spaces I usually fly. That would drop a bit if i fly into Paris or Chicago, but i don't spend a lot of time in the big airports. I have great sound with a Fosi amp driving Elac speakers, or an outboard dac and headphone amp.
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    I have one on order....
    I7 10700
    Rtx2080ti
    32gb ram.

    Not looking forward to tranferring all my photos ,documents, emails etc

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    Put those on a USB flash drive and move them from computer to computer. It doesn't take much!

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    Building yes but im waiting for more details about FS2020 and how it interfaces with multi screens, panels etc before I decide on final build
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    Already did as soon as I saw the trailers.

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    Can any one take a guess at how important/influential RAM will be? I'm sitting on a reasonably new i5-8500, RTX2060, with 16GB. Upgrading CPU or GPU are out of the question financially, but I could add another 16GB for a cool $100. Wondering if I should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EaglesNest View Post
    Can any one take a guess at how important/influential RAM will be? I'm sitting on a reasonably new i5-8500, RTX2060, with 16GB. Upgrading CPU or GPU are out of the question financially, but I could add another 16GB for a cool $100. Wondering if I should.
    Heard that 32GB is preferred!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Heard that 32GB is preferred!
    I guess I'm wondering if it will be beneficial if one does not also have a monster CPU and/or GPU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrzippy View Post
    Heard that 32GB is preferred!
    Put it this way, an extra 16GB of ram nowadays is not going to cost a lot. You can get good deals now online. Plus no doubt you will be using your machine for other stuff as well, and if you look at how windows chews up memory if you have a few apps open at the same time its a no brainer that upgrading to 32GB minimum is really not an extravagance. Currently I have my email client open, warthunder, and two widows of a Chrome broswer with maybe a dozen tabs and my system has already eaten 8.5GB of ram.


    I have just ordered some additional parts for my dream machine.

    Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P ATX Mid Tower Case
    SeaSonic FOCUS PX 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
    Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML240R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    i9 9900k
    32GB 3600 ram (actually serious considering to up this to 64GB)
    Sabrent Rocket 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive

    Just need to save my pennies now for a 2070 super GPU (or its equivalent 30XX when they are released) and I have my eye on a 35" monitor.
    Intend to drop some additional NVME storage in there as well so that I can separate my OS drive from my games and documents, but that is not a priority at the moment.
    The above sounds like I have money to burn, I don't. I have been putting aside €200-€300 each month now since Easter. Will probably be near Christmas before I have the monitor and GPU.

    Totally overkill for FS 2020 but I intend to use it for x-plane, general gaming, and video editing as well, and its always better to over build so that you get a good few years out of a PC before having to upgrade yet again.
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