ZLA Steve

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About ZLA Steve

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    Live in California. Enjoy aviation, sailing, gaming, a good laugh, being outdoors, and the company of my dog.

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  1. For sale in good condition is an original Saitek Pro Flight Yoke with the popular and helpful rubber band mod. (Yoke is out of warranty period) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0xNAd73BHo This peripheral has performed flawlessly for well over 10 years, but I have shifted my simming to military aircraft and no longer use it. It comes complete with yoke, throttle quadrant, mounts, manuals, and box. Asking $130 + Shipping Will ship UPS ground (or preferred method) from California to anywhere in the Contiguous US.
  2. The Rift is a great headset for folks who want a nice OVERALL experience in VR. Despite this, the Odyssey+ (or Vive Pro for moneyed folks) are miles ahead in display resolution, which is really what matters with respect to flightsims.
  3. Rock solid 5.0 at 1.31v for my chip. (Avg temps at load are 68-71. Max I've recorded is 79ºC) If you can keep temps under 85º increase your voltage.
  4. ZLA Steve

    Nvidia Titan RTX

    Settle down. You are not the target market for a Titan card. Professional rendering GPU's can cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. The Titan is a easy ticket for Post Processing and 3-D studios that can't afford the bigger budget hardware.
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    PMDG and P3D v4.4

    A single screenshot doesn't really capture the "WOW" factor of PBR. Only by viewing things in the moving and living environment does it truly shines.
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    Task manager Prepar3D.exe

    This means you have 7 client processes running. Apps like Active Sky, Coatul, traffic programs, Chaseplane, etc. all are dependent on P3D to run.
  7. I did a few weeks of testing with per core OC versus total OC and found that my temps were not that much different. (Maybe 2-3º) I run my CPU at a comfortable 5.0-5.1 (room ambient temp being the biggest driver of the top end) and top out at an avg of about 76º when using P3D & DCS in VR.
  8. To each their own, but you could've save a significant amount of money had you just upgraded to a current processor and OC'd higher.
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    How long before the 747-8 is released?

    Don't listen to him, he's a fun hater. It comes out tomorrow. Come back and refresh this comment tomorrow and you'll see I'm right. 😉
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    There is no payware BUR or LGB. The best you can do is download Shez Ansari's freeware version here and install them. (There are small conflicts with textures and some bgls. Despite that, they will work fine, despite visual impurities) US Cities LA also works without issue (provided you follow the compatibility instructions in the Orbx forum) but as it includes no night lighting, it really glosses over one of the most stunning things about flying over the basin.
  11. Rest assured. It's on my list of things to consider. vcore is 1.31v at 5.1, so I suspect I will hit a voltage wall before I see the temperature ceiling, but overall I am quite content.
  12. tsk tsk... You say these things, but you don't know what you are talking about. 😉 I'm at 5.1 on mine with lid in tact...
  13. ZLA Steve

    Top end hardware - poor results

    You have multiple folks who run an 8700K (myself included) giving you "boots on the ground data." What else do you need to see? A benchmark in an article.
  14. ZLA Steve

    Aerosoft A318/9

    Let's be honest. If the Pope is a flight simmer, we would all want to know. 😉
  15. ZLA Steve

    Aerosoft A318/9

    In fairness, it's your demeanor sometimes that brings this word into effect. Despite that, none of us are perfect and our passion for simming gets the best of us sometimes. (I've certainly shown a less than civil side here) No fooks offered. No fooks received... In any case, you should give tomatoes a second change. They are pretty tasty at times. 😉