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  1. Q1) My choices for HOTAS under about £150, any thoughts on these? £40 Games Power JS285 Flight Control System £90 Thrustmaster T.160000M FCS HOTAS £120 Logitech X52 H.O.T.A.S. £150 Logitech X52 Pro H.O.T.A.S. Q2) What is your own favourite stick and throttle?
  2. OK so on a similar theme was looking at mATX boards to fit in this case: £115... Asrock Z170M Extreme4 £125... Asus Maximus VIII Gene (Z170) £135... Asrock Z270M Extreme4 £170... Asus Z270 StrixG Q) Is it worth considering the Z170 boards for a i5-7600K build? (I'd consider going for a Z170 + i5-6600K but noone is doing deals on the 6600K!)
  3. OK some info might help! Q) What's the best deal out of these Mini-ITX boards for an i5-7600K OCing build? £130... Z170... Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac £140... Z170... Asus Z170I Pro Gaming £150... Z270... Asrock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac £160... Z170... Asus Maximus VIII Impact £170... Z270... Asus ROG Strix Z270-I Gaming
  4. Q) What's the best deal out of these Mini-ITX boards for an i5-7600K OCing build? £130... Z170... Asrock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac £140... Z170... Asus Z170I Pro Gaming £150... Z270... Asrock Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac £160... Z170... Asus Maximus VIII Impact £170... Z270... Asus ROG Strix Z270-I Gaming
  5. I'm considering building a i5-7600K + GTX1080Ti portable system, so looking at Mini-ITX boards. Q1) Do I need a Noctua NH-D14 (or similar) cooler to hit an OC of around 4.7GHz? That would really limits my case options. Q2) How high an OC might I get with a low profile cooler e.g. Noctua NH-C14S or NH-L12S (NB I'm only interested in air cooling!) Q3) Any suggestions for portable Mini-ITX cases with good airflow for the CPU?
  6. To put it another way... which is the more useful combination on the graphics card: 1x HDMI + 3DP or 2X HDMI + 2DP
  7. Thanks , that's one of the calculators I used toi estimate the wattage. I think they tend to overestimate somewhat. The only circumstance that I would consider SLI in the future is if VR headsests directly benefitted. In my current system i have a corsair TX850, it's about 5yrs old now! Is it worth buying a new PSU if I already have that?
  8. Is this a reasonable assumption: for Kaby Lake builds with one 1080Ti a 650W PSU is sufficient or 850W for SLI?
  9. Looking at 1080Ti cards with an eye on possibly VR in the future. For video ports card manufacturers either have: 2x HDMI + 2X DP or 1X HDMI + 3X DP Q1) Why the difference, I thought 2X HDMI was needed for VR? Q2) Does this effect max total resolution for multi-monitor setups?
  10. 1) Be aware that some sims (like DCS) are starting to use more than 16GB RAM. 2) Might want to consider a slightly better spec M/B for a minimal price increase. 3) I believe that SSHD tech offesr no advantage for flightsims. If space + price is an issue consider a regular HD (e.g. WD Black). An SSD will load much faster.
  11. I'm also thinking about a Kaby Lake build, so many damn M/Bs and marketing b*** ****! Looking at Asus right now, not convinced I need all the jazzy features of the more expensive boards since I only want to OC the CPU and good on board audio. Asus Prime Z270-A Asus ROG Strix Z270F
  12. Do you know of any flightsims or even add-on developers who code their products to use logical cores? There must be good reasons why we're not seeing this hardware capability used in flightsims.
  13. When mixing RAM stick the system runs by default at the slower RAM settings.
  14. Can't agree more with that! Consider: i5-7600K + Z270 M/B (or i5-6600K + Z170 M/B deal) 16GB DDR4 (2x8 kit 3000MHz or better) GTX1070 (or GTX980 deal)
  15. Hmm... what do people think would give the best flightsim performance: 1) OS + flightsim on one M/B RAID0 array with 2x M2 2) OS + flightsim on one M/B RAID0 array with 2x SATA SSD 3) M2 for OS + M2 for flightsim 4) SATA SSD for OS + SATA SSD for flightsim 5) M2 for OS + SATA SSD for flightsim 6) SATA SSD for OS + M2 for flightsim ???
  16. 1) Consider 32GB DDR4 kit (2x16) since newer sims are starting to push total system RAM use over 16GB. 2) Yes the M2 960 Evo is faster than a SATA SSD but will the difference really be useful for simming? Consider saving some money on a Samsung 850 Evo. 3) Consider the Western Digital Black 2TB SATA drive, may be faster than the Seagate. I'm also considering an i5-7600K over the i7-7700K since many sims e.g. DCS don't even use logical cores. Anyway: Q1) Why the NH-D14 and not the NH-D15? Q2) What made you choose the Asus STRIX Z270F M/B?
  17. Considering a 250GB Samsung 960 Evo PCIe M2 SSD and a 500GB Samsung 850 Evo SATA SSD for my next system, but I wonder if the M2 is overkill??? Q1) Does the additional speed of the M2 drive offer any useful practical advantage over the SATA SSD for simming (or is it literally just going to be the load times)? Q2) With this setup which drive should I put the OS on for better overall system performance?
  18. Interesting that Win7 Home limits the RAM. Anyway, my understanding is that in a dual channel system if overclocking the CPU then stick to a single dual channel RAM kit, if not overclocking then add all you can but all the RAM will run at the speed of the slowest modules installed.
  19. Definitely more RAM would help your current system. For my new build I'm planning a 32GB kit since users are reporting flight sims using around 20GB or more of RAM. Consider a 16GB (2x8) or 32GB (2x16) DDR3 2133MHz kit. Are you sure you're optimizing your sim settings for your hardware? You can always spend more money but "maxing out settings" like some people always go on about is not simming.
  20. Hmm... I'm planning a new build and I really wonder if I really need to OC, at least for for DCS World where even my ancient Q9650 system gives me decent FPS. Of course X-plane and P3D may be a different story (had enough of FSX).
  21. What do you like about the Dark Rock Pro 3 so much? I'd go for the Noctua NH-D15 cooler. Definitely go for the Evo 850 SSD as one of your storage options, not the 840. I thought the 960 Evo uses 4 PCIe lanes???
  22. I suppose factor in system RAM use plus any other essential applications when siming and it could take the total over 16GB. Would anyone consider spending more on their RAM than CPU? E.g. on Amazon: i5-7600K about £215 32GB DDR4 3200 kit from about £230
  23. Year I can't stand that guy! OK, so which flight sims will definitely benefit from more than 16GB of RAM?
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