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I'm ready to do a new computer build and put my i7 3770k and GTX 970 out to media-center pasture. My budget is approx $2,000 to $2,5000.

I figure the case, power supply, memory, cooler and monitor (4k?) will run about $800 or so. That leaves about $1,2000 to $1,700 for motherboard, PSU and GPU. What would ya'll recommend? I run P3D with a lot of scenery, complex airplanes, traffic, etc etc. I'm also flying XP11 more and more with an emphasis on VR. I want bang-for-buck for current sims and (hopefully) something that will be good for a couple years. My 3770k certainly was!

Many thanks,

Charlie

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I'd think an 8700K CPU, ASUS ROG Maximus mobo and a 1080ti would hold you for a few years and you'd probably have some $$ left to get better memory or a 4k monitor or......

IMHO a 7700K clocked to 5ghz would do as well but newer might stay current longer.

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7 minutes ago, vgbaron said:

I'd think an 8700K CPU, ASUS ROG Maximus mobo and a 1080ti would hold you for a few years and you'd probably have some $$ left to get better memory or a 4k monitor or......

IMHO a 7700K clocked to 5ghz would do as well but newer might stay current longer.

Vic

Agree, I've read that the 8700K is the sweet spot for now.  I move from the 7700K to the 8700K and while the change was marginal I believe the two extra cores have helped qualitatively. I think the next little step will be the 8086K, which is reported to do 5GHz out of the box on air cooling.... well, we'll see how that works out.

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For the future, IMHO, cores will be king over raw cpu speed but lotys of cores at 5ghz would be sweet. Main problem right now is that none of the flight sims get the best use out of multi core cpus.

 

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If nothing wrong with PSU then use the one you have save a little money😬

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1 hour ago, vgbaron said:

none of the flight sims get the best use out of multi core cpus.

and thats the reason thats keeping me from blowing even more money on another PC ... really wish we had something newer to work with as far as software goes ... in my opinion in 2018 we should off had a steady 100FPS sim available now ....

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Why do you need a new case? Save $100 to spend elsewhere!

 

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1 hour ago, fppilot said:

Why do you need a new case? Save $100 to spend elsewhere!

 

I’m giving my existing computer to my teenage kids... that way there’s no quarrel when i want to fly! 

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