I'm thinking of setting up an Ok gaming system for a Flight Sim. Not gonna break the bank.
I saw the other thread asking about a gaming build and I got to thinking that maybe the flight sim. is most demanding
Not so much, no. Mostly because a lot of modern FPS/milsim games include flight simulation ***as a sub-function*** to support the combat. All while rendering many more objects (including hypersonic projectiles and particle weapons) at much higher resolution in real time.
Back in ancient times when dinosaurs like the IBM PS/2 roamed the earth, flightsims were more demanding than the bitmap-heavy FPS, but that hasn't been the case since the 90s/00s. FPS have far and away ruled the roost in graphics horsepower requirements for about two decades now.