Best pre-built computer for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2022

Microsoft Flight Simulator is a big hit for simulator games. The title uses satellite data streamed from the cloud to create one of the most realistic virtual worlds in gaming. It's demanding on PCs, and while you don't need the best GPU, having a capable gaming rig will take the game to new heights.

Choosing the suitable PC for Flight Simulator can make or break the experience, which is where these pre-built desktop PCs come into play. Here are our top choices for the best pre-built computer for Microsoft Flight Simulator and what each entails.

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Choosing a PC for Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Microsoft Flight Simulator is an ambitious game. Still, it doesn't have seriously high system requirements for playing on anything but the best gaming desktop PC. All you needed for the original minimum specs at launch was an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-4460 CPU, Radeon RX 570 or NVIDIA GTX 700 GPU, and 8GB. All of our recommended PCs in this collection meet these requirements with refreshed modern counterparts.

But cooking up the best Microsoft Flight Simulator experience isn't solely about processing power. We also recommend finding room in the budget for extra gear for Flight Simulator, with accessories like yokes and joysticks adding that missing piece of the puzzle for virtual pilots, if you can stretch.

If we were to offer a single recommendation for PCs, we'd go with the CyberPowerPC Skytech Chronos. Not only does it look sleek with loads of RGB, but it's also got everything packed inside that you'll need, including an RTX 3070 NVIDIA GPU and Core i5-12600K Intel CPU at a reasonable price to enjoy some RTX features like DLSS.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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