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  1. Anyone know if the new Radeon 6000 will be as good as RTX 3080 for MSFS 2000. It seems that the RTX card is impossible to find, the Radeon cards will be cheaper and hopefully more available.
  2. Thanks for the tip, I'll certainly be looking there. I've always like EVGA video cards.
  3. Thanks for all of the responses to my questions, I appreciate everyone taking time to respond and I have gathered a lot of valuable advice. I have settled for the following system, at least for the near future until I can become more proficient with the MSFS. I7 10700 MSI MPG Gaming Edge Corsair Vengeance 32GB 3600 Sabrent Rocket (x2) 2TB M.2 NVME Enermax 240 AIO Liquid Cooler Gamemax 850W Gold PSU be quiet! Dark Base 700 Case Still waiting for the nVidia 3080 or similar to get to a realistic price, will be using my 1080TI 'till then.I I know they're not the ideal choices, but all the components had good reviews and reasonable prices. PS. I still can't figure out why the line spacing varies in my posts?????
  4. Thanks Charlatan, I was considering a Samsung 970 EVO and may spring for it instead, since I will only need another 1TB. I own a Sabrent Rocket 1TB that I got on sale and put away I just forgot all about it!. I may just get a second 1TB Sabrent. Thanks for jogging my memory.
  5. I doubt there will be anything that complex in the near future, I'm really not that involved in flying really complex AC. Hopefully the 1200 socket will be around for a while, in case I want to add a new CPU later.
  6. Thanks Carlito777, I'm glad I'm not the only one with that opinion. I'm staying away from AMDs because the new 10th gen Intels (Comet) run cooler, from what I have gathered so far. I agree with the 3090 opinion, they will be extremely overpriced, I'll just wait 'till the 2080TI prices get to where they should be after the release hoopla settles. Thanks for your input! Pete S,
  7. Any thoughts of an advantage in using a more expensive I9 10850K, or even a more expensive I9 10900K, over the more reasonably priced I7 10700K? Will the addition of 2 cores really Matter in MSFS? The CPU speeds don't look that different running on Liquid Cooled system. I'm looking at building my next system and so far I have ordered: BeQuiet Dark Base 700 Case. Intel 2TB M.2 NVME SSD Game Max 850 Watt Gold Power Supply Corsair Vengeance 32GB 3600 DDR4 RAM (4X8GB) Enermax Aquafusion 240 AIO Liquid cooler Still considering : Gigabyte Aorus Pro AX Z490 Motherboard I7 or I9 10th gen CPU RTX 3080TI or RTX 3090. OUCH! (The reason for some of the money saving choices above) Any advice or critique welcome. PS. Why has my line spacing changed in this post?
  8. The ORBX servers are pretty fast, so unless you are on a really slow connection yourself--one that would make re-download just excruciatingly painful, I think it's still a lot more foolproof to just install from scratch, I'm re-downloading all of my ORBX stuff, my connection is fast, but their servers are not quite as fast as I would like them to be, considering the amount of data I'm downloading. But I have patience and I will survive.......I've got the Global Range files downloaded, the rest are not that big.
  9. Thank you Bob, I think that's wise advice. I wish I would have kept a log like you have. Perhaps I should take this opportunity and start one! As far as Acronis, I absolutely agree with you, it is not very reliable I actually quit upgrading my copy so I'm still using an older copy. I had a few opportunities to use it on my other PC , but it was always a hit and miss proposition. I purchased Ashampoo Back Up program because it seemed suited for my wive's PC and she wouldn't have any problems creating a back up of all her sewing programs and such, but I'm not too crazy about it! I've heard of O&O Diskimage and I have used their Defrag program in the past but with the advent of SSD's defrag programs are becoming obsolete. I'm glad you mentioned O&O and I think I may check into their Diskimaging program. Thank again for your sage advice, I'm installing a fresh copy of P3Dv4.4 onto my newly wiped drive as we speak....let the pain begin 😀!
  10. Thanks Bob, I think you may be right and I should wipe my LM folder in entirety and do a clean install of P3Dv4.4. As far as Orbx I think I may try to move the folder back into P3D and see what happens. Since my crash only happened recently I think my ORBX stuff is current. As far as drive imaging, I had that installed,but for some reason my Acronis backup image could not get the Optane working again in the OS. After calling Intel, and discussing imy problem with them, I decided I would just go ahead and reinstall the Operating System and start clean. I guess by that same logic I should go ahead and start everything else fresh, but there was so much installed and running well that I hate to start all over, since I forgot most of the tricks I used to run my Sims and would have to search for them all over again. But I have a nasty feeling that it is what I will have to do, anyway. thanks again.
  11. Thanks Vic, The ORBX files are the ones that will take the longest to reinstall, so this may be a choice to consider. I wish I was better prepared for the crash, but the backup of the Drive C did not get the crash fixed. The Intel Optane was a tricky animal to salvage from crash, and required a complete reinstall of the OS.
  12. My PC equipped with Windows 10 Pro, Intell 32GB Optane and a 2TB drive had P3D v4.3 installed in a separate partition together with a lot of extras. A few days ago my Windows 10 Pro got corrupted and I was forced to do a clean reinstall ofWin 10. My question is: P3D was on a separate partition so it's still complete, can I salvage any of that installation, or do I have to reinstall it all again? I guess, if I do, I might as well go for the ver 4.4. and reinstall all of the ORBX and other add-ons and start from scratch. I know it will take a long time to reinstall everything, that's why I'm asking if anything can be salvaged from the previous install. I also had FSX-SE installed there, but I hardly ever use it anymore so I just may take it off. Would I be better off just wiping everything off the P3D partition or should I attempt to fix/salvage what I can? Any ideas or input is appreciated.
  13. That's OK Keven, thanks, I'll just go ahead and purchase it, $9 is no big deal. I'll do it tomorrow, it's bed time now.. I have looked for it and never found anything except that old precipitFX folder, and an old link to fsfxpackages.com. I got in over 3 years ago, and I can't even remember what I had for breakfast today. My email and password didn't work so I just re-registered so I can at least install the VFXCentral.
  14. Keven, Pirated? How can that be? I have never used pirated software, so if you say this one is than I am at a loss. I've had gremlins in my PC system before, but not buccaneers. Why would I pirate a $9 program to begin with? It just does'nt make any sense! I did find an old link to fsfxpackages.com, that I had in my saved folder, and I even had a password, but when I logged in to the site and asked for my account details my email wasn't recognized. So I re-registered and I was able to get the VSXCentral installed, but of course the precipitFX didn't work. Rather than keep beating this old horse to death I'll go ahead and buy the program again, like I said $9 will not break me! Thanks for you help........ Stranger things have happened, but there usually was a good explanation!.
  15. Hi Keven, Ok, I am totally confused. When I click on install "preciptFX installer.exe" I am not asked for my email it just installs. I am not sure as to what is happening, but it obviously is not right! Sorry if I sound dense, but I am not sure of what is happening. And it's been years since I messed around with some of this stuff. Here is what I get when I click on the installer: (Hopefully this link works). https://imgur.com/sr5OdzY Is this right?
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