New on Prepar3d PC purchase

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hjvdgraaff
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New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby hjvdgraaff » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:01 pm

Hi all, after being off line for about 5 years (I am and old FSX user) I want to start again as active Fsim user and I like to to do this with the for me rather unknown Prepar3d fsim.
Issue is I first have to buy a new PC. After quite some study on various websites amd still not sure whcih requirements I need to run this programm smoothly.

Is Ryzen 7 ok or must I have Ryzen 9, or is Intel i7 sufficient or i9. All comes with a price tag I understand
Graphics Nvidia RTX2080 or can less be ok as well. I understood graphics card is more important than the processor
Windows 10 home or pro ?

Any advise and suggestions will be welcomed,
Hope to meet you soon in the air :)

Achim van der Graaff, achimvdg@ziggo.nl
NL

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby JorgenSA » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:42 pm

Achim,

An i9 is very nice, an i7 is "good enough" (see my signature). But if you get an Intel (whatever the model number), then be sure to get one with a "K" suffix, that means it is unlocked and can be overclocked, if you so desire. A lot of people also swear by AMD processors, I do not have any experience with those. The processor is still the most important element in P3D, but less so than in FSX.

The RTX 2080 is also a nice graphics card, but look into the new nVidia 3000-series coming out these days, the 3080 is about the same performance as the 2080 but at about 2/3 of the price. The problem here is availability....

Windows 10 Home is fine, I use that myself.

Have fun selecting components and flying -

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby hjvdgraaff » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:31 pm

thanks a lot for the info, great help, appreciated

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby hjvdgraaff » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:33 pm

Jorgen, ik kom uit op het volgende:

Intel Core i7 10700K 8x 3.8 GHZ
32GB DDR4 2666
GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8 GB
SSD 1000GB Samsung 970 EVO plus M.2
Harddisk 1000GB
Moederbord B460M Gigabyte 32GB

Prepar3d V5 moet lukken ?

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby JorgenSA » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:26 am

That setup will run most anything!

Personally, I would wait until the 3080 graphics card becomes available, it will give you higher performance than the 2070 Super, more VRAM (10 GB, which you will need) and a lower price. The question, of course, is WHEN it will be available....

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

All views and opinions expressed here are entirely my own. I am not a Lockheed-Martin employee.

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby hjvdgraaff » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:38 am

Ik heb gelukkig nog wat tijd :) Dus met Intel core 17 en de 3080 grafische kaart erbij kan ik aan de gang begrijp ik.
Ik ga eens kijken waar en bij wie ik zo een pc kan laten samen stellen

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby hjvdgraaff » Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:59 pm

Searching and searching,


will this run V5 ??

processor 8x 3,6 GHz Intel Core i7-9700K Coffee Lake-R
grafische kaart 8 GB GeForce RTX2070 MSI SUPER VENTUS OC
werkgeheugen 32 GB [2x 16GB] DDR4-2666 Cruciaal
Moederbord MSI MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC
behuizing Thermaltake Core G3
oplader 600W Corsair SF600
CPU-koeler Corsair H60 120 mm (1x 120 mm)
M.2 SSD 500 GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (tot 3.500 / 3.200 MB / s)
hHDD 3 TB Western Digital Blue

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Re: New on Prepar3d PC purchase

Postby JorgenSA » Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:07 pm

Yes, this setup will run v. 5 with medium performance.

Jorgen
System: i7-7700K @ 4.66 GHz, ASUS Z170-A motherboard, 16 GB 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, nVidia GTX 960 w/ 4 GB DDR5 VRAM, Windows 10 Home.

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