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Flight Sim World 1080p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 15th Aug 2021

This is a hand selected custom PC component build that will answer your question of, what PC should I buy next to play Flight Sim World on. One that has the right gaming hardware to enjoy a great Flight Sim World experience. With the mission objective being a high gaming standard at the highest graphics settings, returning the visuals upon a 1080p monitor screen. The hardware selection should give us all a good jumping off point when considering what might prove a good build and price for a PC to run Flight Sim World. We will update prices here as they change and switch out components as new, better hardware is released.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Flight Sim World. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the , Action, Adventure, Racing genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Flight Sim World would have been built on PC hardware from around 2017 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1080p Price to Performance Flight Sim World PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$264.00
Graphics Card
$239.99
Memory
Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
$42.99
Motherboard
ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151
$72.99
Case
Fractal Design Focus G Mid Tower White Side Window ATX
$42.99
PSU
EVGA 850W Bq 80+ Bronze
$59.99
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$58.99
HDD
WD 2003FZEX HDD 2TB
$104.99
Display
Acer 21.5 inch LED 5ms
$123.73
Keyboard
Redragon K552
$27.99
Mouse
IBats X8 gray 9 Btns
$12.99
Headset
Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround
$36.99
Flight Sim World PC Build Total Price $1,088.63
Rig
8.1
Score
Future 0 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $220.70, was previously $1,309.33.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1080p Flight Sim World PC Build

Getting the right graphics card is a good way to start any game PC build. So lets take a look for the best price to performance gpu hardware available right now, that isnt overpowered for this game but will still run Flight Sim World at 1080p ultra settings. Today’s prices for graphics cards lead us to the GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB as the smartest GPU option for this computer and one that will deliver some good frame rates at this gaming resolution at ultra. Over the past couple of weeks this card has seen a price drop of $47.68, which lends us confidence in picking it as a good purchase for this game. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $229.99. Todays price of $239.99 is certainly a good price for this hardware, considering the performance returns are a good match for this game.

We also want the graphics card to have at least 4GB VRAM onboard. The video card in this build has 6 which will act as a good data buffer between the processor and the graphics hardware.

Selecting The Right Flight Sim World 1080p Motherboard and CPU

The backbone of a pc build is the motherboard. Todays best price mobo, that gives us the LGA 1151 socket type is the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151. From here we can then put in to this game’s bespoke PC build the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz processor, which works very well in achieving the desired performance levels at a good price point. Todays price for this computer processor is $264. A good reference point is, a low price for this processor was spotted on 2nd Dec 2020 where we saw it for $209.99.

The ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 motherboard has a cost today of $72.99 that helps find it a place in today’s Flight Sim World build. To provide a motherboard pricing benchmark the lowest recorded price we have for the ASRock Intel B365 ATX LGA1151 is $59.99 on 4th Apr 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Flight Sim World At The Right Price

Our Flight Sim World built PC needs some solid performing RAM to enable us to meet the game’s system requirement expectations and achieve the desired FPS at ultra 1080p. The Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz is capable of meeting those needs, while complementing the Core i7-9700F 8-Core 3.0GHz and GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB of our build and priced at a reasonable $42.99. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Patriot Viper Steel Series 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz when we saw it priced at $30.35, on 29th Nov 2019.

PC Performance Review at 1080p Ultra Settings on Flight Sim World

This PC build has been optimized to deliver around 71 FPS at Ultra settings for Flight Sim World, while running on a 1080p screen size. While you might want to increase this to 99 FPS if you lower some of the graphics options inline with High graphics settings.

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Flight Sim World
GeForce GTX 1660 Super Asus Dual Evo OC 6GB

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Increasing the screen resolution for Flight Sim World would mean this setup would be getting FPS that are 54 FPS average, at 1440p Ultra. The FPS would go up to 76 FPS if the graphics settings at this resolution were lowered to High.

How this build performs for other popular games

To get a more general understanding of how our PC build for Flight Sim World performs we can look in to how it copes with some of the more popular games of today at 1080p. To begin we see that Days Gone is expected to achieve 71FPS on Ultra and 99FPS on High graphics settings. Next up looking at Resident Evil 8 we would find 71FPS on Ultra raising to 99FPS at High. For our last comparison, Back 4 Blood, we would likely achieve 71 FPS on Ultra and 99 FPS on High graphics settings.

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An Alternative Flight Sim World Graphics Card Option for 1080p

Perhaps you are after a AMD graphics card rather than the one we have added to this build. If so we would suggest the similar performing Radeon RX Vega 56 8GB, which has a 7% better performance variation, but is still a suitable video card choice for this game. We have also considered the best value for performance based on today’s prices, with it costing $899.98 at the moment.