virtualflying

i7 7700k, Z270-A Pro, and Corsair Vengance

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For a few years I've wanted to get a Flight Simulator PC, and in a few weeks I will finally be able to buy some new parts. I was wondering if the following are still good for Flight Simulator (P3D) since the last time I asked was a while ago.

CPU: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MXSI216/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

Motherboard: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MR31OZ8/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

RAM: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0123ZAQJE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 

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Hi,

CPU is fine. But for such cpu, i wouldn´t go that cheap on the Motherboard. If you intend to overclock (i guess your reason to target a 7700k), i´d go with an asus model as the overclocking process will be easier...

i think you definitely don´t want a single 8gb stick Memory. I would go with dual channel and preferably 16 gb for P3DV4. Pay also Attention on your Memory Speed and Timing (ideal would be a 16gb dual channel 3600Mhz CL15 or 3200Mhz CL14 ).

Cheers,

JP

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Also, whatever amount of RAM you go for, make sure that you get two matched modules rather than one or you waste the potential advantages of dual-channel memory which most modern MBs support. Dual-channel architecture, in theory, doubles the RAM access bandwidth on your computer.

For P3D, I'd go for at least 16Gb (2x8Gb modules) as you'll probably quickly use up 8Gb, particularly with v4.

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I'd step up to a faster 2x8Gb RAM choices as well.

I have that exact MB in my PC. If you want to spend more, go for it. But I am totally satisfied with the Z270-A Pro. Has everything I needed without a lot of fluff and has overclocked my CPU and RAM easily and performed flawlessly. Definitely a budget best buy IMHO.

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I'm buying one stick of RAM, then after selling my current parts, buy another stick of the same type of 8GB, so I will have 16GB. Don't worry, I love my current 16GB setup!

As for the motherboard, what Asus motherboard would you recommend? I'm not sure if I would be overclocking though. If I purchase an Asus motherboard, am I paying more for ease of use on overclocking?

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41 minutes ago, virtualflying said:

I'm buying one stick of RAM, then after selling my current parts, buy another stick of the same type of 8GB, so I will have 16GB. Don't worry, I love my current 16GB setup!

I would still not recommend that. I found the following advise to be very true :

3 hours ago, vortex681 said:

Also, whatever amount of RAM you go for, make sure that you get two matched modules rather than one

That "matched" is important (factory matched) so you would Need to buy them together, both in the same package...

 

I wouldn´t recommend one in particular as i don´t know your Budget and there are a lot in the market for different Needs. I personally use a high end one (maximus ix formula) that you don´t necessarly Need...it´s all about choosing the one that will give you connectivity and other Features you Need, decent build Quality and design to be able to accomodate high end components like the 7700k, a powerful graphics Card and  3000mhz+ ram (not all boards are stable with high Speed ram) and such boards are generally not too cheap :biggrin:, also is it a Long term build and does it give headroom for upgrading (Multi gpu Support etc), is it well reviewed...It will be the foundation of your build, choose it wisely.

Cheers,

 

JP

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