Xbox France is giving away a top prize of PC which is a custom PC to look like a cross-section of an airplane turbine. The question is whether the system will really run the particularly intensive Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The original post comes from XboxFR on Twitter alongside the announcement of the next world update for MS Flight Sim—one that overhauls France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. The PC is actually up for the taking, the only thing you need to do to enter is to follow and comment with the #MicrosoftFlightSimulator hashtag. Then just wait and see if you’ll be the lucky owner of this super awesome extreme PC build.
Envie de voyager ? ✈️
On te fait gagner un PC unique Microsoft Flight Simulator conçu pour le vol à l'occasion de la nouvelle mise à jour France/Benelux ! 🛫
— Xbox FR (@XboxFR) April 13, 2021
Apart from the engines, this PC comes with a Gigabyte Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, though there’s no mention of which version. That’ll be coupled with the 11th gen Intel processor, the Core i7 11700K, one of the most powerful Intel gaming CPUs to date. So it should be able to handle the graphical intensities thrown up by MS Flight Simulator, although maybe not at maximum settings at 4K.
All of that silicon is packed into a Z590 Aorus Elite AX motherboard, which looks to be completely encased for a smooth interior look. Though the picture XboxFR posted relating to the contest is only a 3D render, so the final design may vary somewhat.
I think it won’t be plastered in RGB, though I do expect at least a red and green light on either side, topped with a couple of flashing strobe lights to make it look more realistic. Not that people are going to be looking at the lights, let’s be honest. I mean, first of all, it’s a jet engine, and second, it’s almost double the size of a regular ATX case.
If you love the game and are an aviation fan this is the PC for you, Though it may be a French contest, there don’t appear to be any rules preventing people from other countries from getting into the contest.