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New System or Upgrade for Flighsim 2020 + VR

Hey everybody,

Thank you so much for helping me out, I am not an expert on PC system requirements by any stretch of the imagination, and want to make as informed a decision as possible.

 

The use case:

  • playing FlightSim 2020 in 1080p (potentially 4k sometime down the line)
  • VR through Oculus Link on a Quest 1 & Quest 2
  • Playing FlightSim 2020 in VR (closed beta minimum spec is a GTX 1080)

My current setup:

  • i7 4470k
  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 3x OC
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro (DD3-2133)
  • 500gb Samsung SSD

 

My options for upgrading:

  1. Upgrade the GPU to an ASUS Radeon Dual RX 5700 XT O8G EVO (392€) + Upgrade the Ram to 16gb (70€)
  2. Upgrade to a fully new prebuild system: AMD Ryzen 5 3600x (water-cooled), ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 16GB DDR4-3200, 1000gb M.2 Kingston SSD = 1225€
  3. Upgrade to a more expensive fully new prebuild system: i7 9700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 Ti, 16GB DDR4-2666,  480GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD = 1558€

 

Obviously, I would prefer to spend as little as possible. I am located in Germany, as a reference for the prices.

 

 

Thanks again for your help. I appreciate it!!

Edit: Obviously, I am also very happy to hear other suggestions, this is just what I found compelling after doing some "research". 

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1 hour ago, luap66 said:

Upgrade the GPU to an ASUS Radeon Dual RX 5700 XT O8G EVO (392€) + Upgrade the Ram to 16gb (70€)

MSFS 2020 is CPU bound, so this wouldn't do

 

1 hour ago, luap66 said:

Upgrade to a fully new prebuild system: AMD Ryzen 5 3600x (water-cooled), ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Super, 16GB DDR4-3200, 1000gb M.2 Kingston SSD = 1225€

Can't you build it yourself? It can get you better parts for same price

 

1 hour ago, luap66 said:

Upgrade to a more expensive fully new prebuild system: i7 9700, NVIDIA GeForce RTX2080 Ti, 16GB DDR4-2666,  480GB M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD = 1558€

ehhh.... the game would still be CPU bound

please quote me or tag me @wall03 so i can see your response

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laptop: macbook air 13.3”

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            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

desktop: operation badger

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            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 570 8GB OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench R23 score: 9097 (multi) 1236 (single)

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

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5 minutes ago, wall03 said:

MSFS 2020 is CPU bound, so this wouldn't do

 

Can't you build it yourself? It can get you better parts for same price

 

ehhh.... the game would still be CPU bound

Thanks for your reply, and alerting me to the CPU bottleneck.
 

regarding your question: I’ve never built a pc myself, but I guess I could figure it out nonetheless if the price difference would be extreme. However, don’t really see that I would be saving a whole lot by building it myself + I won’t get 3 years of warranty on the system. 
 

Which parts would you recommend to get for building it myself that would be better but cost ~same as the prebuilt system?

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19 minutes ago, luap66 said:

Thanks for your reply, and alerting me to the CPU bottleneck.
 

regarding your question: I’ve never built a pc myself, but I guess I could figure it out nonetheless if the price difference would be extreme. However, don’t really see that I would be saving a whole lot by building it myself + I won’t get 3 years of warranty on the system. 
 

Which parts would you recommend to get for building it myself that would be better but cost ~same as the prebuilt system?

 

  1. Better then stock cooler (better temps)
  2. Great motherboard
  3. Faster RAM necessary for the best speeds
  4. Great SSD
  5. More Storage
  6. Slightly better GPU
  7. Great case
  8. Reliable power supply
  9. Windows included

please quote me or tag me @wall03 so i can see your response

motherboard buying guide      psu buying guide      pc building guide     privacy guide

ltt meme thread

folding at home stats

pc:

Spoiler

 

laptop: macbook air 13.3”

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            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

desktop: operation badger

Spoiler

            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 570 8GB OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench R23 score: 9097 (multi) 1236 (single)

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

don't some things look better when they are lowercase?

-wall03

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1 hour ago, wall03 said:

 

  1. Better then stock cooler (better temps)
  2. Great motherboard
  3. Faster RAM necessary for the best speeds
  4. Great SSD
  5. More Storage
  6. Slightly better GPU
  7. Great case
  8. Reliable power supply
  9. Windows included

Thank you. To be honest: if I could get the 3070, for that price nonetheless, I would probably use it. However, in Germany atm you have a really hard time getting any card in that price range, except maybe them AMD RX 5700xt. The 2070s for instance is only available in pre-builts.

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Just now, luap66 said:

Thank you. To be honest: if I could get the 3070, for that price nonetheless, I would probably use it. However, in Germany atm you have a really hard time getting any card in that price range, except maybe them AMD RX 5700xt. The 2070s for instance is only available in pre-builts.

I mean, the RX 5700XT would be fine... it's just not the value king it used to be.

please quote me or tag me @wall03 so i can see your response

motherboard buying guide      psu buying guide      pc building guide     privacy guide

ltt meme thread

folding at home stats

pc:

Spoiler

 

laptop: macbook air 13.3”

Spoiler

            RAM: 4GB 1333MHz

            CPU: Intel Core i5 2557M

            SSD: 128GB

            OS: Ubuntu 20.04

            Status: Retired PC

desktop: operation badger

Spoiler

            RAM: 16GB DDR4-3200 CL-16

            CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 @ 3.6GHz

            SSD: 256GB

            GPU: Radeon RX 570 8GB OC

            OS: Windows 10

            Status: Main PC

            Cinebench R23 score: 9097 (multi) 1236 (single)

            Temps: CPU idle 45C, load 78C, top 85C. GPU idle 50C, load ~77C.

 

 

don't some things look better when they are lowercase?

-wall03

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