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  1. Lots of info to digest and I thank you all for sharing your thoughts. The old brain cells are going to get a thorough workout. One thing is for certain though. Whichever way I go I will see a huge improvement over my current, one-foot-in-the-grave setup. Cheers, guys!
  2. Thanks for the input, Frank 👍 The 16GB option is on the overclockable build. That way I keep the costs at more or less the same level. If I were to go with 32GB it would blow my budget in that option and I have to answer to a rather strict CFO. The extra 16GB can always be added at a later date. The current case is fine. Two fans drawing in air from the front, one side intake circulating air over the mobo and graphics card, the standard rear ouflow fan and going the O/C way I will have the Arctic coolers vent from the top or, in option 2 (i7-12700F) there is a large exhaust fan on the top section of the case already. My conundrum is between overclocking and stock. I am currently running P3D v4.5 on an overclocked ancient 3570K and temps are fine but obviously fps are a bit of an issue but the overall feel of the sim is smooth. I can only imagine how much more of a boost I would get with a cpu that is 5-6 generations newer. So, to overclock or not? Cheers, Tony
  3. For P3D and eventually MSFS. I have two parts lists that are similarly priced and I'm looking for opinions on how I may proceed. Common parts in both lists are the power supply (Corsair RM850X Gold), an Asus TUF gaming 3080 12GB card, the case and my old SSDs and HDDs. The differences are in the other components. Option 1: Intel Core i5-12600KF 3.7 GHz ARCTIC Liquid Freezer II 280 72.8 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler Asus TUF GAMING Z690-PLUS D4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 CL18 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Option 2: Intel Core i7-12700F 2.1 GHz 12-Core Processor be quiet! Shadow Rock 3 CPU Cooler MSI PRO B660-A DDR4 ATX LGA1700 Motherboard G.Skill Ripjaws V 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME One has the option to be overclocked whereas the other is 'locked' but has an additional 16GB of RAM. My budget is limited so after a lot of research I have arrived at these two options (which are very similarly priced). Currently I will be using my old 1080p monitor but plan on eventually upgrading to a 1440p display. Thoughts? Suggestions? Cheers!
  4. AimxyZ, as an alternative? This is a YT vid on the product.
  5. And also the settings in the sim perhaps? If someone wants to run 4K with maxxed out everything (does being able to count the airframe rivets in flight really matter?) no card will be able to meet those requirements.
  6. It has been an abandonded area of the globe even in FSX/P3D. No idea why.We had OpenLC, for example, from ORBX for most of the world (even Africa where there is hardly any [online] traffic) but nothing for Asia, which is busy most of the time. I suppose it's low on the priorities list and will get done at some point.
  7. This may sound nuts but it worked for me after my first installation of P3Dv4.5. Yes, 4.5 not 5.x but you never know. This works if you're using a non-default sound device. It's a suggestion from a YouTube vid and sadly, for the life of me, I cannot remember this person's name but his suggestion solved the initial terrible frames and stuttering I was having. In the Options/Sounds section go to Primary Playback Device and change that to whichever device you are using, not the <Default Primary Playback Device>. See if that works.
  8. This might be old news to a lot of you but I was very intrigued. Have a look. Could it become the basis of a new sim platform?
  9. Good to know that you fixed the issue but it might be a good idea to post the solution, just in case anyone else runs into the same problem. 👍
  10. I'm as excited as anyone to see a new producer getting ready to release an add-on of this calibre, especially for a brand new platform such as MSFS. Don't get me wrong. FSL have 5 variants and 2 engine choices while working on the Neo (I think?). Granted they've been working on their versions a lot longer and for an established P3D platform so they have the advantage there. As for the circuit breakers, yes, amazing detail, but how often do we, as sim pilots, pull breakers at all? Neither do real-life pilots for that matter. But, it does speak volumes for the simulation depth of the Fenix offering and I can't wait to get my hands on it. Just waiting for the stratospheric hardware prices to drop a bit so that I can build a new machine that can handle all the new offerings.
  11. The OP is on 4K. That resolution is hugely taxing on any system.
  12. Run a Virtual Machine and test it. Easy. Curiosity is great but isn't this a bit premature? We have a half-baked sim and a not-quite-ready new OS.
  13. ORBX's Cityscape Sydney looks very nice indeed but it would probably cause my machine to commit hara-kiri. Until I can build a new rig this one goes on my bucket list. Nice shots of my home town 👍👍
  14. I noticed that you have the 6600K running at stock? Might be worth a an overclock. Not extreme but try for a higher clock. Also, why is bathymetry enabled? Try turning off bloom. That might help a bit as well. I have a far less capable machine as you can see in my sig but I have no real issues with frames or smoothness. I guess it's also about what you are expecting. At heavy payware scenery with the FSLabs I get between 12-16fps in the cockpit. Outside views see the frames jump into the mid to high 20s. That is a worst case scenario. However, frames are just part of the story. If the smoothness is good then, for me, frames don't really matter too much.
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