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Building a Dedicated PC For Scenery Design

I am tired of my addiction to having something flying in a flightsim program and my desire to design with Blender and the fact that I can not do both on the same PC at the same time.

I dont want to spend a lot of bucks to build a dedicated system for scenery design but am thinking about using an AMD CPU and a Nvidia GPU.

What would be the minimum specs I could use to have good results.

The problem is video cards are so hard to find right now, you may be better off buying a pre-built system from someone like Acer, Asus, HP, or Dell. By the time you factor in the price of the video card (if you can even find one), you'll pay more or about the same building your own right now, until the GPU shortage ends which isn't expected for about another 9-12 months.

AMD 5800x with GTX 1070+, RTX 2060+, or RTX 3060+, or higher models...
32GB Ram (16GB will work ok)
NVME Gen 3 or later drive (at least 3000 MB/sec)

You could also try an AMD 6700 or 6800 video card.

Generally RTX 3060 with 12GB VRAM is the best deal if you are looking to go with a pre-built PC (best for price per performance), I think the performance of the 3070 is only a smidgeon better.
Otherwise the RTX 3090 if you really want to spend the big bucks.
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OK. I went on a Ebay Rummage sale

I came up with this.
AZUS Z170p MOBO Leftover from a previous build,
Intel I5 6500k CPU Ebay
Nvidia RTX 770 GPU Ebay
500GB SSD M.2 Amazon
500GB SSD 2,5 Amazon.
8GB DDR4 3200 Ram Ebay
650watt PSU From a previous build.
1 CPU Cooler Ebay
27 inch Monitor From a previous build.
Total out of pocket cost $229.00

These specs meet MSFS 2020 near mud range specs and P3dv5.1

Just waiting on the CPU then load up Windows 10 and start installing all those scenery tools.