PC hardware & software FS2020 (update August’21)

Main PC #1 Hardware (homemade August'21)

  • Processor: Intel 10th Gen Core i7-10700KF (8-Core, 16 MB Cache, 3.8GHz to 5.1Hz) with Noctua NH-U14S ventirad
  • Graphics Card: nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 10GB DDR6X (OEM)
  • Screen Display: Dell U3415W, ultrawide 21-9, curved, screen resolution 3440x1440
  • Memory: 32GB DDR4 2666MHZ
  • Hard Drives
    • 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for Windows and MSFS/Community (Crucial P2)
    • SSD dedicated for MSFS 2020 : Seagate Firecuda 1 TB + Samsung EVO 860 1 TB + Samsung EVO 850 250 GB
    • Data : 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM
    • Dozen of USB external NVME and hard drives for backups
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX Z490-G Gaming (Wi-Fi)
  • Power Supply: Corsair RM SERIES, RM850 80+GOLD
  • Tower : Corsair Obsidian 500D Black

Software and configuration

Usage: Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 for VFR flights. Main aircraft is Cessna 172 classic (WB-SIM C172 and the N4975F replica texture) in Southern California (with my own sceneries) and France region. Ipad tablet with Foreflight and Skydemon connected to MSFS with FS2FF. Windows 10 Pro.

  • Flight Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) installed in its own dedicated SSD. The Community folder is managed with Addon manager) for mods on several NVME and SSD to split drive load access. 
  • MSFS configuration (variable following MSFS evolutions)
    • Anti-aliasing: DLSS/Auto,
    • Vsync: ON, Frame Rate Limit: 50% refresh rate (30fpt)
    • DirectX 11. But only since SU11, was previously DX12 as better better stability for scenery development
    • Global Rendering Quality: High-End (except Motion Blur: OFF)
    • Rolling Cache Settings: OFF
  • Community folder managed with MSFS Addons Linker.
  • Generic Airport texture enhancer: REX Real Global Airport Textures.
  • Global Season: REX Accuseason.
  • Live Traffic : FSLTL (previously Alpha India Group AIG)

Simulation hardware devices

2nd PC (use for testing/Beta)
end of August'21

Hardware (Alienware Aurora R11)

  • Processor: Intel 10th Gen Core i7-10700F (8-Core, 16 MB Cache, 2.9GHz to 4.8Hz w/Turbo  Boost Max 3.0) Alienware High Performance Liquid Cooling
  • Graphics Card : Gainward GeForce RTX 3060 Ghost (LHR) 12GB GDDR6
  • Screen Display : 27" 1920x1080
  • Memory : 32GB Dual Channel HyperX Fry DDR4 XMP 
  • Hard Drives
    • 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD for Windows and software
    • SSD dedicated for MSFS 2020 : Samsung EVO 860 1 TB + Samsung EVO 850 250 GB
    • Data : 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM + 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM  
  • Motherboard : Micro ATX Intel Z490 chipset
  • Power Supply : 1000 Watt Multi-GPU
  • Wireless : Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax wireless and Bluetooth 5.1

Software and configuration

Main usage: testing and Beta testing Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Windows 10 Home

ALL ITEM BELOW BEFORE 11th of February 2021


  • Sept'20: Prepar3D has disappeared from my setup. MSFS is my only sim installed.
  • June'20: add a SSD 1 To (Samsung 860 EVO) for MSFS FS2020 and Track v5 (replace my v4 hardware)
  • April'20: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5
  • June'17: Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v4
  • Fev’17: new video card KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070EX
  • Jan’16: update is 8 Go of more RAM, for a total of 16 Go and a new SSD dedicated to Prepar3D. 


  • CPU / Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K- Quad Core (3.5 GHz) overclock via Asus AI Suite @4GHz with fan Noctua NH-U12P SE2
  • GPU / Graphic Cards: nVidia GTX 1070 8 Go (KFA2 GeForce GTX 1070 EX + Bios Update to EXOC model) 
  • Display: Dell U3415W, ultrawide 21-9, curved, screen resolution 3440x1440 
  • RAM: 16 Go. G.Skill RipJaws X Series  (4 x 4 Go) DDR3-SDRAM PC17000 CL9
  • Disk capacity : total of 4.5 To splitted as this :
    • SSD for Windows and regular software : 1 x Sandisk Ultra Plus 256 Go (MLC) Serial ATA
    • SSD for MSFS 2020 & P3D : Samsung EVO 860 1 To + Samsung EVO 850 250 Go
    • Other data : Seagate 7200.14 - 2 To (7200 RPM 32 Mo Serial ATA III) + 2 x 500 Go Sata.
  • Motherboard : ASUS Z87-Pro C2 (Chipset Intel Z87 Express)
  • Power supply : Seasonic X-750 80PLUS Gold
  • OS : Microsoft Windows 10
  • Simulation control devices: Saitek Rudder + Thrustmaster T16000 + Saitek Quadrant Throttle, VrInsight M-Panel and TrackIR v5.

Software and configuration

  • Flight Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) installed in its own dedicated SSD 
  • Main MSFS configuration (Dec'20) : preset Graphic settings: HIGH except "SHARPEN 0" set manually into C:\Users\<yourname>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\UserCfg.opt.
  • Main MSFS usage: VFR, slow&low with Cessna 172 classic (with the N4975F replica texture) in US west coast
Prior to Sept'20 and for the record, here are info on my preivous Prepar3D usage:

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