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    Default Best Buy Computer

    I am looking for thoughts on the system below. It is a Cyber Power PC Gamer pre build from Best Buy. I am hoping to fly Microsoft Flightsim 2020 at or better than their "ideal specs". Will this do it? Thanks

    Pre-loaded Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Operating System Language English
    Processor Type Intel Core i9-11900KF
    Processor Speed 3.5 GHz
    Processor Cores 8
    Processor Cache 16 MB L3
    RAM Size 16 GB
    RAM 16 GB PC4-24000 (3000 MHz DDR4)
    Solid-State Drive Capacity 1 TB
    Optical Drive No
    Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
    Dedicated Graphic Card Yes
    Video Memory 10 GB
    Sound Card Realtek
    Audio Output 3x Audio Jack
    Loaded Software None
    Cooling System Liquid Cooling
    Power Supply 800 W

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    Join Date
    Mar 2005


    Welcome to the forum(s) Peter. Everything is fine except the RAM size. You really need 32 GB as shown in the Ideal Specs. Having only 16 GB will be a real limiter on performance in dense scenery and with complex aircraft. RAM doesn't cost much these days...just have them add another 16 GB. - Doug
    Intel 10700K @ 5.0 Ghz, Asus Maxumus XII Hero MB, Noctua NH-U12A Cooler, Corsair Vengence Pro 32GB 3200Mhz, Geforce RTX 2060 Super GPU, Cooler Master HAF 932 Tower, Thermaltake 1000W Toughpower PSU, Windows 10 Professional 64-Bit, and other good stuff.

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    Thanks! If I added the RAM at what level would I be with graphics etc. I have been doing flight sim for over 20 years, my last rig was built for the last release. I have found that I am happy with 30fps I know others have the 60 as the benchmark but 30 has always been plenty smooth for me.

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    Join Date
    May 2001
    California, USA

    Default Win 10 Home

    I would recommend you get Win 10 Pro 64 bit. You will find it works better especially when you go to make changes. You can get a 2 yr old Dell i9 (3.5 to 4.5 Ghz) with SSD and 1tb HDrive (make it 7200 rpm) and nVidia card (with 4 HDMI for 4 monitors?) and Optical Drive (always good to have) for $1400 or so. Don't buy the 'Gaming PC' hype. That is old hat and pure marketing. A used Dell as described is plenty better than 'New' with marginal specs. Just my 2 cents.
    Chuck B
    i7 2600K @ 3.4 Ghz (Turbo-Boost to 3.877 Ghz), Asus P8H67 Pro, Super Talent 8 Gb DDR3/1333 Dual Channel, XFX Radeon R7-360B 2Gb DDR5, Corsair 650 W PSU, Dell 23 in (2048x1152), Windows7 Pro 64 bit, MS Sidewinder Precision 2 Joy, Logitech K-360 wireless KB & Mouse, Targus PAUK10U USB Keypad for Throttle (F1 to F4)/Spoiler/Tailhook/Wing Fold/Pitch Trim/Parking Brake/Snap to 2D Panel/View Change. Installed on 250 Gb (D. FS9 and FSX Acceleration (locked at 30 FPS).

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