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Building new PC for P3D. Seeking advice

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Hello

I am ordering a new PC for use with P3Dv4.5 . To be honest, I really don't know anything about computers and hardware - I just enjoy flight simming. I would be very happy if you could look through the specs of my upcoming PC and voice your opinion. Is there anything I should add or change? Should anything be left out?

Specs:

Motherboard: Asus TUF Z390 Plus
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-9700KF
GPU: Asus GeForce® RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6
Power supply: Corsair TX650M 650W 80plus gold
Primary SSD: 2000GB SSD Intel 660P M.2 NVMe
Secondary SSD: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD
RAM:  32GB DDR4-3000 Corsair Vengeance XMP RAM
Network:  Intel® Wireless-AC 9560
Cooling: Corsair H100 240mm Hydro
Monitor: 27'' Asus VG278QR - FullHD - 1ms - 165Hz Gaming - G-Sync comp.

Thanks for your help! 🙂 

/Chris

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That kit should be more than adequate for P3D and then some! I’m getting very good to excellent performance with an i7 8700k @ 4.8ghz, GTX 1080ti and 16gb of 3000mhz DDR 4 ram. I avg 45fps in urban areas such as Heathrow and 60+ everywhere else and that’s in the PMDG 737 with TrackIR, FTX Global, EU & US Landclass, AS & ASCA, Envtex+Envshade, GSX2, Ut2 and a plethora or airports and other addons so you should be golden Captain.

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Mikelab6,

Why???   I am considering much the same upgrade except I am opting for the i9-9900k, Noctua NH-D15 cooler and 32gb 3200 RAM.

All my googling has told me that 650 watts is going to be ample. I was going to up the ante, to 750watts, but, if you can tell me why I am going to need 850watts, I would be grateful.

Regards

Tony


Tony Chilcott.

 

My System. Motherboard. ASRock Taichi X570 CPU Ryzen 9 3900x (not yet overclocked). RAM 32gb Corsair Vengeance (2x16) 3200mhz. 1 x Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080ti Extreme and a 1200watt PSU.

1 x 1tb SSD 3 x 240BG SSD and 4 x 2TB HDD

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Hi Tony,

A 750W PSU should be more than adequate. Just make sure it's a Gold (or higher) certification. Modular is a good option as well since it keeps cable clutter to a minimum.

Cheers.


MSI Pro Z690-A DDR4 | i5 13600KF | G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB 3600MHz | ASUS TUF RTX 3080 (12GB) | Samsung 980 M.2 NVMe 500GB | Samsung 980 M.2 NVMe 1TB | Samsung 850EVO 500GB | 2TB Seagate HDD | Deepcool AK500 CPU Cooler | Thrustmaster T16000M HOTAS | CH Yoke | 21:9 1440p UW monitor | Win 11 23H2 build | MSFS2020 |

Tony K.
 

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Totally fine with 750W.  


5800X3D, Gigabyte X570S MB, 4090FE, 32GB DDR4 3600 CL14, EVO 970 M.2's, Alienware 3821DW  and 2  22" monitors,  Corsair RM1000x PSU,  360MM MSI MEG, MFG Crosswind, T16000M Stick, Boeing TCA Yoke/Throttle, Skalarki MCDU and FCU, Saitek Radio Panel/Switch Panel, Spad.Next

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20 hours ago, himmelhorse said:

Mikelab6,

Why???   I am considering much the same upgrade except I am opting for the i9-9900k, Noctua NH-D15 cooler and 32gb 3200 RAM.

All my googling has told me that 650 watts is going to be ample. I was going to up the ante, to 750watts, but, if you can tell me why I am going to need 850watts, I would be grateful.

Regards

Tony

If you want to upgrade your video card to a RTX 2080ti in the future, the required power will be higher and 650 Watts will not be enough. Choose a power supply that will be used at around 75% max or lower of it's full capacity to avoid problems.

Will you drive your car every day at 6000 RPM ?

Most of the watts are used by the video card (amperage).  Look and compare the 12 Volts rail specification (amperage) of different power supplies and always choose a quality brand for the power supply. Search for reviews on the net.

Mike

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Chris,

I note you've chosen a 27" monitor (2560*1440) which isn't very large. If your budget allows have you considered a 32" UHD (3840*2160) monitor? You would need a 2080 or 2080Ti which wil push the cost up. UHD makes a virtual cockpit very crisp. Just thinking about long-term planning. In all other respects your chosen components look fine.


Ray (Cheshire, England).
System: P3D v5.3HF2, Intel i9-13900K, MSI 4090 GAMING X TRIO 24G, Crucial T700 4Tb M.2 SSD, Asus ROG Maximus Z790 Hero, 32Gb Corsair Vengeance DDR5 6000Mhz RAM, Win 11 Pro 64-bit, BenQ PD3200U 32” UHD monitor, Fulcrum One yoke, Fulcrum TQ (pre-production).
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