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Requirement:

# 1440p single display

# DCS 2.5

# X-Plane11

Considering the following build although I might wait for prices of the 2600X and X470 boards to come down a bit (... as for RAM - we live in hope!):

# CPU Ryzen 5 2600X (not planning to OC since gains seem marginal)

# M/B Asus Prime X470-Pro

# RAM Corsair LPX 32GB (2X16) DDR4-3200

# GPU GTX1070 under £400 or GTX1080 under £500 ???

# Display 27" 60Hz or 32" LED TV ???

# SSD Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (OS + sims)

# PSU Corsair RM750x or reuse 6+ yo 850W PSU ???

# Case reuse Cooler Master CM690II ???

All thoughts on this welcome, particularly interested in getting the right GPU for this build. Space limitations mean multi-monitor probably a no no, waiting for next gen VR.

 

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It’s a nice pc, but, if you can, buy the 1070 ti or the 1080 ti if you want to use vr mode.

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So is everyone confident this system will give me 144p at least 60Hz in DCS v2.5 and XP11 (and I suppose P3D v4)?

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On 28 May 2018 at 6:12 PM, BrucoGianluco05 said:

It’s a nice pc, but, if you can, buy the 1070 ti or the 1080 ti if you want to use vr mode.

The 1070 Ti is certainly better than the basic 1070 but still not as good as the 1080 which only cost a little more (unlike the 1080 Ti which costs a lot more). I'd say go for the 1080 if you can afford it.

I'd also add at least one big HDD for storage - you'll fill up that 500GB SSD quite quickly if that's all you have in the system.

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OK so this has turned into an R7-2700x build! Italic are parts I am reusing:

CPU R7 2700X (not OCing)
CPU H/S Stock
GPU EVGA GTX 1080Ti Black Edition OR SC2 OR FTW3
M/B Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero
RAM Compatible 32GB 3200MHz kit ???
Storage 2X Samsung 860 Evo 500GB
PSU Corsair TX-850 (5+ yo)
Case Coolar Master CM690II
OS Windows 10
Monitor Acer XB271HU 27" 1440p 165Hz  GSync IPS
Yoke CH Yoke
Rudder CH Rudder
HOTAS ???

Really need advise re a 32GB 3200MHz compatible memory kit. Anyone running 32GB Corsair LPX on Asus X470 boards?

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If you want to be the guinea pig go ahead but personally, I would not buy a current-generation AMD CPU for a flight sim PC.  Great for lots of tasks, but flight sim still wants as much clock speed and instructions per clock as possible, and in both of these areas AMD's products are a bit behind Intel's.  Things have gotten better since Ryzen was launched, but the fact is Intel's CPUs hit higher clock speeds and deliver more completed instructions per clock cycle than AMD's.

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I built a Ryzen 2600x rig last month.  My first AMD build since the Conroe in 2006.  P3D4 absolutely files on it.  There isn't any reason to be gun-shy about these new Ryzen chips.  Especially given the performance/price ratio.

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6 hours ago, Greggy_D said:

I built a Ryzen 2600x rig last month.  My first AMD build since the Conroe in 2006.  P3D4 absolutely files on it.  There isn't any reason to be gun-shy about these new Ryzen chips.  Especially given the performance/price ratio.

And your minimum fps around LAX, NYC and EGLL, with a little bit of AI to litter the sky? 

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On 7/23/2018 at 9:33 AM, TechguyMaxC said:

If you want to be the guinea pig go ahead but personally, I would not buy a current-generation AMD CPU for a flight sim PC.  Great for lots of tasks, but flight sim still wants as much clock speed and instructions per clock as possible, and in both of these areas AMD's products are a bit behind Intel's.  Things have gotten better since Ryzen was launched, but the fact is Intel's CPUs hit higher clock speeds and deliver more completed instructions per clock cycle than AMD's.

I built a Ryzen 1800x last year and I have no problem running Xplane on a 4K monitor from 30FPS to 50FPS! I am not sure about FSX/P3D since I abandoned that dinosaur years ago. But I think gaming is going to favor more multicore vs single cores in the future.

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