[SOLVED] Critique this multi-monitor Flight Simulator build

Fohmyn

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Hey there,

Working with my dad to come up with a build that'll run either 3 monitors or a single ultrawide for flight simulators. We don't have monitors picked out yet, and I'd appreciate advice on if we could comfortably run 3x 1440p 60hz monitors for these programs. He is interested in setting up all the flight peripherals such as pedals, throttle, yolk, and maybe an instrument panel, and would like USB 3.1. Willing to do some mild overclocking. The spec list we're looking at for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator is as follows:



PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($365.72 @ Walmart)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100x 57.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.32 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($199.99 @ B&H)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($248.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER 8 GB XC ULTRA GAMING Video Card ($769.99 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Define 7 ATX Mid Tower Case ($169.99 @ Walmart)
Power Supply: Corsair 750 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($210.32 @ Walmart)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($108.78 @ Other World Computing)
Total: $2307.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-18 17:23 EDT-0400


This is a build I quickly worked up earlier. Budget is flexible. Any and all input is much appreciated.

Thanks!
 
Just installed FS2020.
Your specs are good.
I did not see multi monitor capability.
An ultrawide would be a very good option.
On the build, the case does not have an optical bay for a dvd player.

Also, I do not much like a small aio cooler.
A simple air cooler like a noctua NH-D15s would cool equally well, be easier to install,quieter, more reliable, cost less and...
It will not leak.
 
Just installed FS2020.
Your specs are good.
I did not see multi monitor capability.
An ultrawide would be a very good option.
On the build, the case does not have an optical bay for a dvd player.

Also, I do not much like a small aio cooler.
A simple air cooler like a noctua NH-D15s would cool equally well, be easier to install,quieter, more reliable, cost less and...
It will not leak.
 

GarrettL

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I wouldn't build on a dead end platform. Go with the 10000 series and new motherboards. If not in the budget go Ryzen.

With new gpu's on the horizon I'd wait but if you want it now the 2080S is the right choice.
 

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