I’ve just completed a full PC and office upgrade for 2021. The project took me almost 3 months to complete. It started with some excitement about DCS 2.7 release and trying to get a new RTX 3090 but then snowballed into a full new build and numerous additions to my office. I work from home and sometimes spend over 10 hours a day in my office so I figured it was justified to spend some $$$ on it. I had to sell off almost every old piece of hardware I could find around my house to help finance the project but since GPU prices are so high right now I got top dollar for the RTX 2070 and 2080 TI I had. I actually sold the 2070 for a little more than I paid for it a year ago. The hardest thing of course was getting the RTX 3090 FE I wanted. That took about 4 weeks of hanging out on stockdrops discord and many failed attempts but I finally got one on the Best Buy drops.
The centerpiece of my build is the 48-inch LG OLED48CX. This display is simply stunning and paired with a 3090 it really shines. I know this may be unpopular but I actually prefer flying with TIR on this display vs my Reverb G2 for a variety of reasons. OLED+4k+GSync at 60 fps = an amazing flight sim experience that provides enough immersion for me while still being able to spot and identify targets at distance and is just gorgeous to look at.
Here’s my parts list + some pictures…
64 GB G.Skill DDR4 CL16 3600Mhz
ASUS Z590 ROG MAXIMUS XIII HERO
Corsair iCUE 5000X RGB Case
Corsair iCUE H115i ELITE CAPELLIX
4x Corsair QL120 RGB fans
NVIDIA RTX 3090 Founders Edition
Lian Li RGB Strimer GPU and 24-pin Cables
48-inch LG OLED48CX
Kanto YU2 Speakers & SUB6 Subwoofer