I'm thinking of buying a PC to run Microsoft Flight Simulator. It's been a long time since I've dealt with Windows machines. What are reasonable gaming CPUs selling for these days?
Any tips on which one to get?
Asked by Ethan on October 20, 2010.
It is not possible to give a cost of "a gaming PC". Some gamers will spend thousands of dollars just to have the latest GPU or a flash drive, while some more moderate gamers will pay no more than 600-700 dollars).
If you need a PC just for a single game, you may want to look at minimum system requirements. This will help to determine the cost of the overall machine. In the case of Flight Simulator X, probably a very basic machine (400 dollars) will be enough.
Now, if you need it to play several games, it will heavily depend on the games themselves. Some very recent and hardware-intensive games (like Crysis in 2009) will require expensive hardware and especially GPU, whereas other games will not.
You may also take in account that if you want to play the games which will be released this year or the next year without upgrading your PC, you should in more expensive components.
Answered by MainMa on October 20, 2010.
This game is old now. Just about anything you pick up off the shelf will play it just fine.
Answered by Joel Coehoorn on October 20, 2010.
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