Well, in anticipation of FSim 2020 coming out in a few months I have asked my local PC bloke to build my new PC. The one I'm typing on right now is around 8 years old so I am anticipating that the replacement will be the last one I buy.
The only thing I dislike about it is Windows 10: I can't love that O/S, no matter what I do. When I think that I started on Windows 3.1 (sitting on top of DOS 6.0, of course) and the progression of Windows over the years since 1989 - when I bought my first PC - the standout for me was Windows NT, followed by Seven.
Oh well, change does not necessarily mean improvement, does it?
Great to hear Bruce.....I too am thinking along those lines, however, must admit you've gotten a few more years out of your current PC than I have. Mine's only about 3-4 years old.....but I'm "THINKING" about a replacement for FSim 2020. I might actually wait until after the release to see how things pan out first as this year is presenting MANY changes. (smile) I just notified the company last week that I will be retiring on July 10th....that's the 20th anniversary with this company.....however, I don't actually turn 66 until November. Long story.....and I'm WAAAAYYYY behind on an e-mail to you which I hope to remedy in the coming week or so.
As far as Windows 10 goes......I have it on my home computer and also on my work laptop. Home computer........no issues and I've actually gotten use to it and like it. It's been the most stable platform I've had to date. My work laptop....a completely different story. What a pain in the backside!!!! However, with that said.....I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the Company software encryption programs we're running. Nothing major....just sometimes some things work and other days they don't until you re-boot and try again. More of a nuisance than anything else.
One thing I'm in complete agreement!!......... Change and Technology does not mean improvement!! (smile)
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2020 11:25:12 GMT -5 by sgtmajor
Steve R. SgtMajor, USMC, (Retired)
"If you hold a cat by the tail you learn things you cannot learn any other way." Mark Twain
G'day, Steve! Yeah, I have W10 on my second office computer but it was only ever bought as a backup. I rarely use it and it certainly hasn't the grunt to run FSim2020. In fact, I don't think it would run FSim1915!!
Maybe it's a bit too early to get a new PC for MSFS. We have no idea when it will be released, it's still only in an Alpha release, & has still to go through a Beta stage. We also have no idea as to any PC requirements needed. Computer components are continually being upgraded and it maybe a good idea to wait & see. In any case, release of the sim could be delayed du to COVID-19.
Maybe it's a bit too early to get a new PC for MSFS......
Not really. There is plenty of information available regarding the projected minimum and optimum hardware recommendations. This is unlikely to change as you cannot develop for what might come: software development and hardware technology go hand-in-hand.
In any case, what I have ordered insofar as CPU and GPU are concerned can always be replaced in the months/years to follow. My main priority was in getting new M/board, P/supply, cooling, memory and solid-state HDD components. The CPU and GPU are plug-in.
While I await FS2020 there are a couple of other graphic-intensive games I will be playing.