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HI there

   I have bought the microsoft flight sim 2020 and have an HP PAVILLION P6 2388EA desktop, I have loaded the ten discs on to the hard drive but quite obviously the system cannot handle the demands of the game. Is it possible to upgrade the internals to a higher spec including fitting a graphics card or is it a lost cause !!Basically the specs for the game as quoted are.......

CPU..INTEL I5 8400  or  RYZEN 5 1500X  /   GPU...GTX970  or   RADEON RX590.  I would like to hear if something close to those specs would fit. 

many thanks

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Your 8 year old system is a lost cause.  The specifications you listed are for the minimum play.  You can not get to that level, as the PCIE slot is Gen 2.


Get an Omen 875-1040st and configure it to match these as a minimum. The RAM on that board is specific, you must purchase then, NOT later. Specifications:

Intel i7-9900X and 32GB motherboard RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, 1TB HD, and a 8+ GB Video RAM  card like the new RTX 3080, a $700 card and 750W PSU to support it.  Expect a 3-4 month wait on the card for it to

Best style MSFS joysticks are running $240-280


So to play a $120 program you will spend a total of over $3200 plus the cost of the game.


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