New computer parts - recomendations for November 2022

  • Hello


    I would like to buy some computer parts, generally for Lotus (driving and making own scenery) and some other simulators. I would like to use projector and screen to create simulation of tram cockpit 1:1. I don't want to spend much money, so rather It should be as cheap as possible to achieve accepted quality, but with possibility to upgrade in the future.

    I have Nvidia GT 1030 graphic card, what are experiences with this card in Lotus? Can I use it with some better cpu and mainboard?


    Please give me some suggestions for best hardware configurations, If possible parts could be used. I have a few propositions:


    1.

    CPU - AMD Ryzen 5 5600G

    Cooler - SilentiumPC Spartan 5 MAX

    Mainboard - Gigabyte B450 AORUS ELITE

    RAM - Patriot 16 GB (2x8GB) 3600MHz CL18 Viper Steel

    Power - SilentiumPC 500 W Vero L3 Bronze

    Graphic - Nvidia GT 1030 or integrated only


    2.

    CPU - i5 6400

    Graphic - GTX 1660ti


    3.

    i3 9100f

    Deepcool CK-11508

    Asrocl H310CM-DVS

    GTX 1070

    CRUCIAL 8GB


    4.

    i7 4790

    Asus B85M-E ATX

    GTX 1080

    Patriot Sector 8Gb

  • I kindly ask for advice, whether any of the hardware configurations listed above will allow for comfortable use of LOTUS?


    Ich bitte um Rat, ob eine der oben aufgeführten Hardwarekonfigurationen eine komfortable Nutzung von LOTUS ermöglicht?


    Edit:

    Or maybe this?

    Procesor AMD Ryzen 5 3600

    Mainboard GIGABYTE B450 AORUS ELITE

    RAM DDR4 16GB 3000 MHz

    SilentiumPC 500 W Vero L3 Bronze

    Graphic - Nvidia GT 1030

    Edited once, last by tokirium: Additional example ().

  • Neither of this would be suitable for flawless experience. I would advise to postpone the project, save some money and get the first (with Ryzen 5 5600G) with a better, not noname PSU and at least an RTX2060 or 3060. Lotus is just poorly optimized at it's current state, and needs a beefy PC.

  • Neither of this would be suitable for flawless experience. I would advise to postpone the project, save some money and get the first (with Ryzen 5 5600G) with a better, not noname PSU and at least an RTX2060 or 3060. Lotus is just poorly optimized at it's current state, and needs a beefy PC.

    SilentiumPC 500 W Vero L3 Bronze isn't good?

    Maybe be quiet! Pure Power 10 MODULAR 600W CM (BN278) will be better?


    If I will buy now the first configuration without GPU and temporary use GT1030 which I have, will It be playable? I will buy better GPU in the future, or might hopefully borrow from somebody when It will be necessary?

  • The 600W be quiet! sounds much better, never cheap out on PSU.


    I would't recommend a GT1030, it's really not intended for gaming, rather for multimedia. A GTX1650 isn't that expensive imo, and offers a much better experience until you get a higher tier card. Also, with a 600W PSU, you will not need to replace it when upgrading your GPU.

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