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Question New build or keep what I have for Microsoft flight simulator 2020

Jul 13, 2020
My build as it stands now
CPU I5 3570k delided oc 4.4
RAM 2 4gb 1333 forgot what brand (have some Kingston HyperX Fury 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz on order)
MOBO evga z77
GPU evga 980 ti ftw
PSU evga 1300
CASE Nzxt switch 810 full tower
MONITOR sceptre c35 3440x1440 100mz

Microsoft specs for msfs 2020

Memory8 GB
Video Memory2 GB
ProcessorIntel i5-4460 | AMD Ryzen 3 1200
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 770 | AMD Radeon RX 570


Memory16 GB
Video Memory4 GB
ProcessorIntel i5-8400 | AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 970 | AMD Radeon RX 590

I have been out of the pc world for a little while and dont know what to do. If i upgrade my budge is 500 max, but is it even worth it? other game i play c&c ultimate collection, cod modern warfare 2019 (ihave yet to play), farcry 2 and some older games. thanks for your help
The build you have though fairly old is still capable especially with the 980Ti though a move to Ryzen in the 3600 plus B450 in the future will make a decent difference. But I just noticed your RAM at just 4GB...If you can stick another 4GB at least or go full 16GB maybe by buying second hand to tie you over..

Save your money to a point where you can afford the Ryzen 3600 + B450 motherboard and 16GB of DDR4 3600 RAM and a 5600XT or equivalent...New CPU's and GPU's are just around the corner...so waiting will be better. In the mean time Microsoft Flight Sim 2020 has done some clever things on optimisation so it should okay...
Saying that, pricing is not too bad on Ryzen so you could do this for an instant boost matched to you 980Ti...The rest is good as you have a good PSU...almost overkill!! or actually overkill...The parts list includes fast RAM, Ryzen 3600, NVMe fast SSD...

PCPartPicker Part List: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/GFLGGc

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor ($171.89 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Total: $432.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-07-13 13:13 EDT-0400