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  1. I went for the i7 10700K and the difference is huge compared to my old i5 6600K. CPU usage is much lower and now the GPU sets the limit instead. However, I'm still satisfied with what my GTX1080 delivers and don't feel a need to upgrade. Upgrading the CPU was the most important step to do to obtain better performance.
  2. Thank you all for your input. Much appreciated! I think I will go for an i5 or i7 and pick up the CPU with an Asus ROG STRIX Z490-F gaming mobo later today. I will try to run it combined with my current RAM and might go for an upgrade to 32GB later on.
  3. I currently have the following key components in my rig: CPU: Intel i5 6600K GPU: NVIDIA GTX1070 RAM: Corsair 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 2666MHz CL16 Vengeance LPX CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock PSU: Corsair CX650M I bought the new MSFS2020 and find that the CPU is under a very heavy load and I don't get the nice simming experience that I'm looking for. I have a couple of questions before a potential upgrade to a new CPU: 1) Will I benefit of going for the i7 10700K instead of the i5 10600K? I don't run any other very CPU demanding applications on my computer. 2) The GPU load is not 100% in MSFS, even at very high graphics settings. Most of the time it peaks around 60-70%. Can I keep my GTX1070 with a new 10th gen intel CPU or will the GPU be a bottelneck? 3) Should I upgrade my RAM to anything faster/lower latency? I might go for 32GB in the near future but would like skip changing RAM for now if possible. 4) I have read that an LGA 1151 CPU cooler can still be used for an LGA 1200 socket and hence I intend to keep my current cooler. Or will my new Intel CPU require a better cooler if I intend to overclock it? 5) Will a 650W PSU be enough for a 10th gen Intel CPU upgrade? 6) I have a very old Antec 300 case which I intend to keep using (I have modified it to fit a GTX1070 card). How much better is newer or bigger cases when it comes to keeping temperatures down etc? I would be very happy to to hear your thought on my questions above. Thanks in advance.
  4. Ever since I build my current computer, six months ago, I have not been able to properly activate the XMP profile for the RAM, becuase it would give me crackling sound through my speakers when playing games or listening to music etc. Today I found out exactly what setting in the XMP profile that causes the problem, and it turned out to be the DRAM frequency. When loading the auto profile in BIOS, the RAM is set to 2133 MHz, but the XMP profile sets the RAM to 2666 MHz, which is right according to the RAM specifications, but setting the frequency to 2666 MHz results in crackling sound. Any ideas?
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