I am about to upgrade my computer from a laptop to a PC, and the upgrade will be made taking into account X-Plane 11's recommended system requirements, one PC that I've come across and that is within budget features:
CPU:Intel i5 6600K (4 x 3.9 GHz)
RAM: 16 GB DDR4 2133 MHZ
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 6 GB
Storage: 240 GB SSD
While this is about right to run X-Plane 11, there are two issues. First, the PC does not have an internal CD/DVD drive. Although I could add an external CD/DVD drive, does X-Plane requires that a CD/DVD be in the driver while using the simulator? If so, would using an external hard drive be an issue in this case?
My second question is concerning the scenery on X-Plane 11, which is quoted at 60 GB. Does one have to install the 60 GB's worth in one go or can one install only the scenery piecemeal? Given that the PC I mentioned only has a 240 GB internal SSD drive, the scenery alone would take up 1/4 of the internal ROM memory space.
Many thanks for your help!