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  1. I have some questions re setting up an SSD, I have: # Samsung Evo 860 1TB SATA SSD. # Windows7. Initially I wanted to just add the SSD as additional storage to put DCS on. Q1) In BIOS my storage mode is IDE, does the SSD *need* AHCI enabled to run with all it's features enabled - particularly TRIM function? (I believe with Windows7 I would have to reinstall Windows after enabling AHCI.) Q2) I was going to: # Upgrade the SSDs firmware. # Enable Performance power profile. Is there anything else I need to enable in windows to help maximise performance of the drive? Q3) Does the choice of file system matter for an SSD in terms of performance? Q4) I was going to disable: # Windows search. # Windows indexing service. # System restore on the SSD drive. Is there anything else I need to disable in windows to avoid unnecessary writes?
  2. Any disadvantages to using this 3200MHz 32GB G.Skill FlareX kit on Z390 boards? I thought it might be useful to have a Ryzen compatible memory kit should I want to upgrade to next gen AMD.
  3. What I'm looking for is memory to complement my i7-9700K and GTX1080Ti but I'm not planning to OC the memory initially. Only as the system gets dated would I want a good OC from the memory, I'm looking for modules with Samsung B-Die chips. As a rule of thumb which of the following 32GB 2x16 kits would you guys consider: 3000 CAS16 £250 (non B-Die) 3000 CAS15 £275 (non B-Die) 3000 CAS14 £350 3200 CAS16 £280 (non B-Die) 3200 CAS15 £350 3200 CAS14 £380
  4. I'm looking for a 2x16 32GB 32000MHz kit for my i7-9700K build. Is it worth paying £50 more for CAS 14 vs CAS 15?
  5. My next build will be an i7-9700K + 1080Ti and I need enough space for Win10, DCS2.5, BMS4.33, Xplane11. Will stick with SATA SSDs until NvMe prices come down. Options: # 2x 500GB Samsung 860 Evo £75 + £75 # 2x 500GB Crucial MX500 £58 + £58 # 250GB Crucial MX500 + 1TB Crucial MX500 £43 + £113 # 1TB Crucial MX500 £113 Q1) Which is the best SSD config, OS + Sims or all on one? Q2) Is the 860 Evo going to be practically any faster than the MX500 on the SATA3 bus?
  6. I have a load of SATA2 HDDs and wanted to use them in my older system. Any suggestions of for a RAID card?
  7. I'm also looking for a GSync 1440p 27" (or larger) display for under £600. My main sim is DCS2.5 so wondering if I should go TN rather than the slightly slower IPS? So far I was considering these Acer displays: Acer Predator XB271HU IPS 4ms £590 Acer Predator XB271HUA TN 1ms £584 In reviews I've seen apparently the Asus PG279Q has worse backlight bleed although apparently a more user friendly OSD menu.
  8. OK so iIm going to stick with finding a 32GB 2x16 kit.
  9. I have come across RAM "T-topology" on Gigabyte Z390 Aorus boards. Q) What difference does this make to the selection of RAM? For a 32GB 3200MHz kit would I be better off with 2x16 or 4x8? Q) What about other Z390 manufacturers? Q) Is T-topology chipset specific?
  10. I'd be happy with a 5GHz OC, As for the storage, NVMe are too expensive for what I need it for right now. Also I'd prefer to get a 1TB NvMe as the performance is lightly better than a 500GB one. (As for old school... I prefer an 8-speed to a 9-speed bicycle too!)
  11. OK so this is what I'm thinking on pulling the trigger on before Xmas: GREEN = already owned CPU i7-9700K £400 H/S Noctua NH-D15 £80 GPU EVGA GTX 1080Ti FTW3 RAM G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (2x16) 3200MHz CL14-14-14-34 £405 M/B Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite £163 Storage Samsung 860 Evo 500GB £72 Samsung 860 Evo 500GB £72 1TB SATA2 HD PSU Corsair RM750x £90 Case Anidees AI8 Full Tower Case £90 Display Acer Predator XB271HU 27" GSync IPS £600 Controllers Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS £110 CH Rudder Pedals TrackIR Other stuff Windows 10 Home Retail £100 X-rite i1 Display Pro monitor calibrator £178 Display Port 1.4 cable 3m £10 = £2370 Re the Aorus Elite, it has the same VRM as the Aorus Pro and Ultra and I'm not looking for an extreme OC. Q) What do you think? Q) Should I wait until after Xmas (I think I might get a better deal on the Thrustmaster HOTAS)? __________________
  12. # I'd really like to pick up some a 32GB CAS 14 or 15 3200MHz DDR4 with Samsung D-Die chips, I know that G.Skill has several models. # I was really not impressed with Asus Z390 4 phase VRMs and higher VRM temperatures than other boards. Plus issues with default BIOS settings on Asus and MSI boards steered me towards Gigabyte. # Having browsed reviews I've always seen good reviews of Corsair Rm and Seasonic Focus, the Seasonic usually coming out slightly ahead. # At the moment I feel like the NVMe SSDs > 500GB are over priced (at least for my usage needs). Anyway I'll either go NVMe M.2 or Sata SSDs. # I like the look of the Cooler Master H500 (with mesh front).
  13. Intended use: 1440p VR DCS2.5 X-Plane11 So I decided to go for an Intel rather than a Ryzen build mainly because of the lack of 32GB DDR4 kit support X470 boards and higher Intel clock speeds. Still not convinced an i7 is worth it for DCS2.5 or Xplane11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWVngv3iAvY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt4Q7eqtrNA Need to narrow down components, below is what I'm considering, green I already have, all comments welcome. CPU i5-9700K i5-8600K H/S Dark Rock Pro 4 BK022 Noctua NH-D15 GPU EVGA GTX 1080Ti FTW3 RAM 32GP (2x16) 3200MHz CL14 / CL15 ??? M/B Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Ultra Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite Z370 equivalents to above??? Storage 2X Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (for OS + FS) PSU Corsair TX750 Corsair RM750x Seasonic Focus Gold 750 Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 750 Case Fractal Design Meshify C Other high airflow??? Display Acer Predator XB271HU IPS 27" Controllers Saitek X52 Pro HOTAS Thrustmaster T.16000M FCS HOTAS CH Rudder Pedals TrackIR
  14. OK so this has turned into an R7-2700x build! Italic are parts I am reusing: CPU R7 2700X (not OCing) CPU H/S Stock GPU EVGA GTX 1080Ti Black Edition OR SC2 OR FTW3 M/B Asus ROG Crosshair VII Hero RAM Compatible 32GB 3200MHz kit ??? Storage 2X Samsung 860 Evo 500GB PSU Corsair TX-850 (5+ yo) Case Coolar Master CM690II OS Windows 10 Monitor Acer XB271HU 27" 1440p 165Hz GSync IPS Yoke CH Yoke Rudder CH Rudder HOTAS ??? Really need advise re a 32GB 3200MHz compatible memory kit. Anyone running 32GB Corsair LPX on Asus X470 boards?
  15. Does anyone know a good guide for installing X-Plane 10 and 11 on Linux? I'm getting nowhere with Linux Mint 19 - can't get the installer to run! OK update... I got the installer running! https://www.x-plane.com/kb/install-x-plane-10-dvds/ Just wondering if I will need any additional libraries?
  16. For my next R2700X build I'm torn between: EVGA 1080Ti SC Black Edition £665 EVGA 1080Ti SC2 £695 Previously, more than 12 months ago the SC2 could have been found on offer for around d £660. I'm guessing the 11## will be overpriced from the start when they're released(???). I'm wondering if either the SC or SC2 will have a more significant price drop ahead, or after the release of the t11## cards than currently?
  17. So any tips for setting up X-Plane on a separate drive in Linux?
  18. I think i'll give Linux Mint 19 a try. Q7) When settiing up Linux is there an advantage to putting X-plane on a separate hard disk or SSD to the OS like with Windows?
  19. My go-to distro has been Linux Mint + Xfce but I haven't been using it for the last 6 months.
  20. Q5) Do gaming orientated distros like Fedora Games Spin provide any advantages for running X-plane? (If yes, which would you recommend?) Q6) Any recommendations for Linux desktops that work particularly well with X-Plane, or is this a non issue? (E.g. in the past I've hear that Xfce has a smaller memory footprint than some other desktops.)
  21. Q1) What are the best linux distros for running X-Plane and why? Q2) Can I expect compatibility issues with 3rd party developers like Flight Factor when trying to install addons? Q3) Can I expect frame rate hit under Linux? Q4) Can I expect a frame rate hit using Linux NVIDIA drivers?
  22. I'm looking for a new 1440p display for flightsim use - DCS2.5 and X-Plane11. Budget is up to £400, only considering 16:9 displays, assuming at this price range IPS are less suitable (???), and not convinced curved displays are worthwhile for 16:9. Here are some panels, all VA other than the 1st one... no manufacturer info on input lag: Acer EB321QUR 75Hz 1ms £250 Acer B326HUL 60Hz 5ms £315 AOC Q3277PQ 60Hz 4ms £200 AOC Q3279VWF 75Hz 5ms £385 BenQ EW3270ZL 60Hz 4ms £270 BenQ PD3200Q 60Hz 4ms £420 HP Omen 32" 75Hz 5ms £320 Have any suggestions of your own? Or can you convince me tom spend more for higher refresh rate? Most people I've asked have suggested that a lower refresh rate - 60Hz - is compensated by higher LOD in flightsims.
  23. So is everyone confident this system will give me 144p at least 60Hz in DCS v2.5 and XP11 (and I suppose P3D v4)?
  24. Requirement: # 1440p single display # DCS 2.5 # X-Plane11 Considering the following build although I might wait for prices of the 2600X and X470 boards to come down a bit (... as for RAM - we live in hope!): # CPU Ryzen 5 2600X (not planning to OC since gains seem marginal) # M/B Asus Prime X470-Pro # RAM Corsair LPX 32GB (2X16) DDR4-3200 # GPU GTX1070 under £400 or GTX1080 under £500 ??? # Display 27" 60Hz or 32" LED TV ??? # SSD Samsung 860 Evo 500GB (OS + sims) # PSU Corsair RM750x or reuse 6+ yo 850W PSU ??? # Case reuse Cooler Master CM690II ??? All thoughts on this welcome, particularly interested in getting the right GPU for this build. Space limitations mean multi-monitor probably a no no, waiting for next gen VR.
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