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    I was a student pilot and part time FBO employee in the middle 90's. Been to EAA several times, worked as groundskeeper once (pilots do not litter, so saw almost all the forums instead). Been an FS lurker since the days of tweaking config.sys for memory with QEMM for SubLogic FS. Was mesmerized by Flight Assignment ATP with USA East and West. Got hooked on satellite scenery with Mallards San Francisco.

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  1. denali

    V-Tail Bonanza by A2A

    I thought Mooneys were the Doctor Killers?
  2. denali

    V-Tail Bonanza by A2A

    This will be a Must Buy for me, as I've flown in a V-Tail under VFR and IFR. A good friend had one. And yes, it can fly like a warbird. My plane of choice now is the Carenado V-Tail, which is Exactly like the one I've flown in. I hope they have the wood panel and chrome.
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    Unlocked CPU necessary?

    Yes, absolutely go with the unlocked version. P3D is dependent on your CPU speed more than anything else. The 8700k is a fantastic overclocker compared to all previous generations. You will want a good AIO cooler, not a heatsink/fan. It's a little bit more of an expense, but it is the core of your computer and helps futureproof. A 1070 is a fine choice, as it's comes out just right over the edge of what you need to keep up with the 8700k. Ram speed is also important in P3D unlike other games, but not as important as CPU. 16GB is more than enough. I don't know if 8 is OK, I would think it works but not in the range where you're out of possible bottlenecking because of memory demands.
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    GTX 1080 TI = Blurries

    I can vouch for the site. Newegg also has a notification system that will text you. If you have your browser on your phone with a tab loaded with the newegg page for the card you want you can possibly get to the page before anyone else after seeing a text. If you're logged in, once you click to buy it, it's loaded in your cart and you have some time to go to a PC and login to finish the transaction. I went for this one just the other day, on it's way: But if you don't have a custom loop, this one is excellent: They are both only a couple hundred over MSRP. I was waiting for an EVGA, but couldn't anymore. Spring break is here, gotta play. And the Kingpin Hydrocopper is finished with it's production run, I'm planning on possibly doing some crazy things with the custom loop to go sub-ambient. EVGA has amazing customer service. But the reviews on the Gigabytes are decent and they manage to have their fan club of young males (the editor said word not allowed hehe) and overclocking enthusiasts do not seem to have shied away from them. The Waterforce models start with a slightly higher overclock, but don't tend to go higher than any other 1080 ti, as they all seem to top out at around 2000 - 2100 and lottery does not even seem to have huge payoffs in Hz no matter the brand 1080 ti. Cooling does seem to be the factor to take them over 2100 or even 2200. If you like EVGA they have an email auto-notify, and if your phone carrier has an email to text server you can forward an email to that to get a text notification. I was waiting for a FTW3 Elite with the 12Ghz RAM speed, but they just never showed, and I've read that one area where the Aorus waterforce do well is the VRAM OC because the waterblock (on the non-WB version) is a little nicer than the other brands of it's kind in terms of VRM and VRAM. I've done thorough research so I have tons of info/links to share if you need it. I read somewhere that the reason the Aorus are still up at Newegg is that they are not found in some searches for that product of 1080ti. *shrug*
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    HTC Vive + P3D + Flyinside = Mind Blown!

    After you are hooked in VR with FOV topping out at 110 and resolutions topping out at 4k (upscaled from QHD), Hold on until the Pimax 8k is released. It will have 200 FOV (just 20 short of a full FOV horizontal) and 8K pixels across the horizon (and full FOV verticle). They are delayed a little bit, so I'm guessing April before the general public can get one, but if they deliver what they promise That is the VR HMD you're going to want to get. My experience with both Pimax versions out now, the 4k (upscaled from QHD signal) to BE (QHD, same as All WMR HMD, better than Vive or Rift ... Vive Pro will be slightly better at 1600) is that they didn't have the partnerships they needed in the past for good screens in the 4k and usb hardware.. The BE is an excellent product, but had no controllers ... and I broke mine :( (My Fault, I opened it cause I'm stupid). That's how I arrived at the Samsung Odyssey. Anyways, I believe they've found their partnerships for the Pimax 8K. So far many of the testers are excited.
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    HTC Vive + P3D + Flyinside = Mind Blown!

    I've been at this VR thing for more than a couple of years, and with a direct PC connected HMD for about a year. I have 6 VR headsets, a hunk of cardboard, a Homido (1st gen ... these first two are cardboard based), a Gear VR with a note 8, a Pimax 4k, a Pimax 4k BE, and Samsung Odyssey. They ALL have enough pixel density to be able to read gauges in Prepar3d. I can highly recommend the Odyssey. However, this guy is a leading VR reviewer on Youtube, and he saying that the Lenovo is a pretty good thing too, better than Oculus Rift. Tracking will be good enough for Prepar3d, but more importantly, So Will Resolution. You will need Fly-inside to get optimal performance. And Fly-inside is rushing to get the Windows Mixed Reality compatibility going as I write this. So Sebastian is saying WMR Head Mounted Devices are going for $200 on Amazon right now. And I say if you're interested in trying it out Go For It. You won't regret it at that price. Do Not buy the current HTC Vive (there is a new version coming out in months, Vive Pro, with higher resolution) or an Oculus for Prepar3d at this time. They Do Not Cut It for resolution, and you'll be disappointed if your thing is Prepar3d.
  7. denali

    OK, We're Not So Bad Here...

  8. denali

    OK, We're Not So Bad Here...

    I like how he's shaved his head so he has one less Life detail to be concerned with.
  9. I'm prospecting for my new build now. So I'm glad I waited until after Christmas. I can now wait to see how this blows over, since I've read that the next batch of chips will not be affected, and if it is as bad as some say I can wait.
  11. Unfortunately, AFAIK, our favorite little program likes to use lots of interrupts. Lots of sharing back and forth between CPU and GPU. :/
  12. I don't see why these patches should have to affect all programs. There may be a way to isolate software that needs protection and others that don't. The current fix is just to simply clear the kernel side of the cache. Not all programs need that, not all systems. So have a new check such as "does this program need this level of security". It all depends on how WIntel tries to cover their butts. They could leave the vulnerability out there for the masses, and roll out different levels of protection for those that need it and know they need it now. Maybe there will be a new "gaming mode" that doesn't "fix" anything.
  13. It depends on if you are CPU bottlenecked ;)
  14. I have 2 GTX 780 in SLI and a Pimax 4k and I can read the gauges just fine. The issue is not your video card. It's the low resolution of the Rift. Take a look at Pimax 4k or wait for the Pimax 8k. They'll be showing it at CES in a couple of weeks.