Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is set to be the next big hit in simulator games. The title makes use of real-world data streamed from the cloud to create one of the most realistic world environments available in gaming. While you don’t need an RTX 2080 Ti GPU to play it, having quite the capable gaming rig will make it more immersive, which is where these pre-built desktop PCs come into play.

Mid-tier Gaming PC

Staff Pick

HP OMEN Obelisk

HP OMEN Obelisk

The OMEN is a serious gaming machine, as one can tell from the name. HP went all out with this PC, and the most affordable model comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1660 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure it up to an Intel Core i7, NVIDIA RTX 2070, and 16GB of RAM, depending on how well you want the game to run. It’s also our pick for the overall best gaming desktop PC available today.

From $960 at HP

Budget Gaming PC

CyberPowerPC Gamer Supreme

This gaming rig from CyberPowerPC comes rocking the latest AMD Ryzen 3 2300X processor, AMD Radeon RX 570 GPU, 8GB RAM, 240GB SSD, and a 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD). The best part is this is a standard case that you’ll find from other vendors, allowing you to upgrade to your heart’s content. It also meets the minimum specifications for Flight Simulator 2020.

$600 at Best Buy

Gaming laptop

Razer Blade 15

Razer Blade 15

A laptop? Why yes! It’s pre-built, ready to go, and can be taken anywhere you wish. The Razer Blade 15 is slim, packed with powerful gaming hardware, and has excellent display options. This model we selected here comes with an Intel Core i7-10750H CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU, and 16GB of RAM. But you can improve the specifications if you have more funds to spare.

From $1,600 at Razer

High-end Gaming PC

Dell Alienware Aurora

Dell Alienware Aurora

Dell packed its new Aurora desktop gaming PCs with the latest AMD processors, starting with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 CPU, GTX 1660 SUPER GPU, 1TB HDD, and 8GB of RAM. You can configure the PC to have up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, RTX 2080 Ti, and 64GB of RAM.

From $961 at Dell

If we’re to choose a PC for flying high

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is an ambitious game, but it doesn’t have seriously high requirements for playing on a PC. All you need is an AMD Ryzen 3 1200 or Intel i5-4460 CPU, Radeon RX 570 or Nvidia GTX 700 GPU, and 8GB of RAM. All of our recommended PCs in this collection meet these requirements.

If we were to offer a single recommendation, we’d go with the HP Omen Obelisk. Not only does the Obelisk look sleek, but it’s also got everything packed inside that you’ll need, including at least a GTX 1660 GPU and Ryzen 5 processor at an affordable price. It’s possible to even upgrade the PC at a later date with a more capable Ryzen CPU and NVIDIA GPU if you want to play some other more demanding games.

Should you have the available budget and wish to go all out from the get-go, the Dell Alienware Aurora can be kitted out with vital components like the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU and powerful NVIDIA RTX graphics cards. This machine will easily handle Flight Simulator 2020.