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  1. But which one and is it overclocked at all?
  2. What screen resolution are you currently using and what do you plan to use in the future (with 3 monitors)? Also, using 3 monitors will put a much bigger load on your CPU. What are your system specification?
  3. If you're planning to stay with a 1920x1080 monitor, the 1070 Ti will give you great performance and the 1080 card is not really worth the extra cost at that resolution. If you do decide to go for a 1080, make sure that you get one of the newer, 11Gbps cards with the faster memory. The standard 1080 is only a little faster than the 1070 Ti and probably not worth the extra money. Take a look here to see the relative performances: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/asus_geforce_gtx_1070_ti_strix_gaming_review,45.html
  4. Not the case, I'm afraid. That processor needs a different socket and chipset. Having said that, I agree with Doug. Your system should run nicely as it is. I'd consider a better graphics card if you want to run at 4K but I'd definitely try it first with the existing one.
  5. That's reassuring as I also have that CPU/motherboard combination. I'm normally not a big fan of BIOS updates unless they're absolutely essential but this seems like a good enough reason to do it.
  6. The MS update is only part of the required fix. Your system or motherboard manufacturer also needs to provide a microcode update to complete the patch.
  7. FSX:SE doesn't need SP2 as it includes the Acceleration pack which replaces the service packs and adds additional features.
  8. But only if your HDD is the boot drive. This from Intel's Optane FAQs: "Can I use Intel Optane memory to accelerate my secondary drive, instead of the primary boot drive? No, Intel Optane memory can only accelerate one SATA-based boot drive. No data drive."
  9. Sorry if I'm misunderstanding you, but just because some of those cloud types and weather events may be available to put into METARs doesn't mean that they will actually appear in them on a daily basis. In all my years as a professional pilot, I don't think that I've ever heard a met man refer to cumulonimbus calvus clouds, for example. Do you know this for certain? I'm just trying to establish the facts.
  10. But if you stuck with FSX:SE, at least you wouldn't have to re-buy the add-ons as you would with many of them for P3D.
  11. What evidence do you have for this?
  12. I can't understand why people think that they should see some of these if they're not in the METAR that's being used.
  13. Why not just stick with FSX:SE? It's a better version of FSX anyway and includes the Acceleration pack.
  14. That's typical of computer component prices in the UK. They've always been about the same for us in UK pounds as they are for you in dollars. I've imported a number of things over the years which have been cheaper from the US with shipping and import duty than they would have been if I'd bought them here. The problem has always been with returns if anything goes wrong.