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Post Date: 2020-11-20

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    Posted: 20 Nov 2020 at 2:51pm
Hi All,

The last time I purchased a PC was from DS about 10 years ago. It is time for upgrade but I decided to purchase something new versus using some of the current PC hardware.

I have not been keeping up with all of the recent techs so I am not sure what is new or coming just around the corner with new chips, graphics cards, etc..

I am looking for high end gaming PC that will last me another 8-10 years. I play mostly flight and sub simulations (MS Flight Sim 2020, IL2, DCS, Uboat), war-game simulations and strategy games along with some FPS. I also want the machine to be VR ready for flight sims, etc... I do prefer Nvidia graphic cards and an Intel build. Looking to spend up to $3500.

What do you all suggest? Thank you.

Edited by Bishop - 20 Nov 2020 at 2:54pm
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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 4:04am
I have to be honest with you. Intel has simply fallen behind AMD these days. I have an Intel build for you, but it is PCIe 3rd generation, and everything AMD is 4th gen, and has been for a year. Intel is coming with all new PCIe 4 CPUs and boards after the New Year. If you want your new rig to be as long lasting as you say, it goes against everything to stick yourself with the soon-to-be obsolete platform. Everything from now on will be PCIe Gen 4 parts and will underperform on your rig. That said, this is $2920 after discount:

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This one is AMD PCI4e gen 4 all the way at $3071. The difference is in the significantly better motherboard.

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I'm not going to research it for you, but I would bet the extra 2 cores will be of great help in FS 2020. That proc, by the way, has been out less than a month, and is considered better than Intel's 10900K.

This from User Benchmark:

"...AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance."

I don't sell, these are the facts. If you must have Intel you should wait until they come with the goods IMO. You could get an Intel PCIe 4 Gen board, but not here yet. The 10th gen Intel procs are PCIe 3rd Gen.
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  Quote Bishop Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 8:18am
Thank you for the feedback and recommendations. This is why I checked. I am not sold on Intel, but just something that I have had.

Any reason you selected the Lumos vs. Velox case?

Also, should I upgrade anything else such as memory from DS to another brand?

Finally, should I consider additional cooling options?




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  Quote Cretae Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 23 Nov 2020 at 3:33pm
I like the Lumos and it has great airflow. Most folks pick that one, so I usually use it for a suggested build. I'm not too keen on having my video card upside down. The Lumos is $121 cheaper, but doesn't look it. That savings allows me to pick a better part or two.

DS RAM is a solid choice, and a solid price. You won't get much from a premium pick other than the look. Basically, RAM is a commodity often not manufactured by its vendor.

Same thing pretty much with cooling as with RAM. If you want colors, go for it. It's not going to make an important cooling difference. Personally, I think the custom liquid is a royal PITA and I would regret having to futz with it even on rare occasions. The benefit you get in cooling is small, and not worth all the hassle, IMHO.
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