Build help for VR & flight sims

edited December 2021 in Help Choosing Parts

Thinking about a build for VR, design, and flight simulators like DCS & MSFS 2020.

Going with a 12th gen i7 and DDR4 memory to allow more budget for the 3080 Ti GPU. How does this look (assuming I can find the parts)?

Full build:

CPU: (1) Intel Core i7-12700K Alder Lake 3.6GHz Twelve-Core LGA 1700 Boxed Processor - Heatsink Not Included ($299.99 EACH)

Motherboard: (1) MSI Z690-A Pro WiFi DDR4 Intel LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard ($239.99 EACH)

RAM: (1) G.Skill Trident Z Neo Series RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-4000 PC4-32000 CL18 Dual Channel Memory Kit F4-4000C18D-32GTZN - Black ($169.99 EACH)

Case: (1) Lian Li Lancool II Tempered Glass eATX Mesh Mid Tower Computer Case - White ($134.99 EACH)

Power Supply: (1) EVGA SuperNOVA 850 GT 850 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($139.99 EACH)

Video Card: (1) EVGA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 12GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card ($1,429.99 EACH)

M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Samsung 980 Pro SSD 1TB M.2 NVMe Interface PCIe Gen 4x4 Internal Solid State Drive with V-NAND 3 bit MLC Technology (MZ-V8P1T0B) ($179.99 EACH)

Water Cooling Kits: (1) Corsair iCUE H150i ELITE CAPELLIX 360mm RGB Water Cooling Kit ($209.99 EACH)


  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    Greetings @Robot9

    I mainly play DCS, but I've done a little MSFS 2020. You shouldn't run into any performance issues due to your hardware for a very long time with that build. VR in DCS wouldn't a problem with a 3080 Ti. I have no issues with any of the parts you've selected so far as the quality.

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