Best Pre-Built PCs for Microsoft Flight Sim Windows Central 2020

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is set to be the next big hit in simulator games. The title makes use of real-world data streamed from the cloud to create one of the most realistic world environments available in gaming. While you don't need an RTX 2080 Ti GPU to play it, having quite the capable gaming rig will make it more immersive, which is where these pre-built desktop PCs come into play.

Mid-tier Gaming PC: HP OMEN 30L

Staff Pick

The OMEN 30L is a serious gaming machine, as one can tell from the name. HP went all out with this PC, and the most affordable model comes with an Intel Core i5-10600K CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti GPU, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure it up to an Intel Core i9-10900K, NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, and 64GB of RAM, depending on how well you want the game to run. It's one of the best gaming desktop PC choices available today.

From $1,200 at HP

Budget Gaming PC: CyberPowerPC Gamer Master

This gaming rig from CyberPowerPC comes rocking the latest AMD Ryzen 3 3100 processor, AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, and a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD). The best part is this is a standard case that you'll find from other vendors, allowing you to upgrade to your heart's content. It also meets the minimum specifications for Flight Simulator 2020.

$600 at Best Buy

Gaming laptop: Razer Blade 15

A laptop? Why yes! It's pre-built, ready to go, and can be taken anywhere you wish. The Razer Blade 15 is slim, packed with powerful gaming hardware, and has excellent display options. This model we selected here comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM. But you can improve the specifications if you have more funds to spare.

From $1,600 at Razer

High-end Gaming PC: Dell Alienware Aurora R11

Dell packed its new Aurora desktop gaming PCs with 10th Gen Intel processors, starting with an Intel Core i5-10400F CPU, GTX 1650 SUPER GPU, 1TB HDD, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have up to an Intel Core i9-10900KF, dual NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, and 128GB of RAM.

From $900 at Dell

Build It Your Way: NZXT Starter PC Series

NZXT makes some excellent cases and cooling solutions, but the company also runs its own custom PC build service, allowing you to pick and choose parts and receive a complete NZXT PC ready to play games on. The prices are pretty good, too, allowing you to save on a neat-looking gaming rig.

From $699 at NZXT

If we're to choose a PC for flying high

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is an ambitious game, but it doesn't have seriously high requirements for playing on a PC. All you need is an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-4460 CPU, Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 700 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. All of our recommended PCs in this collection meet these requirements.

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If we were to offer a single recommendation, we'd go with the HP Omen 30L. Not only does the Omen 30L look sleek, but it's also got everything packed inside that you'll need, including at least an RX 5700XT GPU and Ryzen 5 processor at an affordable price. It's possible to even upgrade the PC at a later date with a more capable Ryzen CPU and NVIDIA GPU if you want to play some other more demanding games.

Should you have the available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the Dell Alienware Aurora can be kitted out with vital components like the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. This machine will easily handle Flight Simulator 2020.

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