My son wants MS Flight Simulator 2020 for his birthday in a few weeks.
We are a Mac family so I haven't bought a PC in 20 years.
Here are the requirements. This will only be used for this simulator and playing his XBOX games. Nothing else FWIW.
Minimum system requirements
You will be able to install and run FS2020 when your system meets the minimal requirements set by Microsoft. Please note that Flight Simulator won't look at superb as it looks like in the movies published by Microsoft, as they used an ideal system for this.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 1200, or Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570, or Nvidia GTX 700
VRAM: 2 GB
RAM: 8 GB
HDD: 150 GB
Internetspeed: 5 Mbps (0.6 MB/s)
Recommended system requirements
Do you want a smooth Flight Simulator 2020 experience? If average graphics are good enough for you you need at least the speciaifcations below for your computer.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X, or Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590, or Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4 GB
RAM: 16 GB
HDD: 150 GB
Internetspeed: 20 Mbps (2.5 MB/s)
Ideal system requirements
Do you want to get the most out of Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 and would you like to be stunned by all details this new Flightsim has to offer, including its breathtaking sceneries? Then you do need a heavy PC, including fast internet connection.
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X, or Intel i7-9800X
GPU: Radeon VII, or Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8 GB
RAM: 32 GB
HDD: 150 GB SSD
Internetspeed: 50 Mbps (6.3 MB/s)
Where is a good starting place to buy one of these PCs. I also have a $200 Dell credit through my AMEX card, so perhaps there's a way to use this?
We have a Samsung LED HDMI TV that he can use, correct?
Thanks in advance!