BertrandM

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  1. Hi, First attempt to install P3D on a PC with I7-4790K, Windows 7 64b with Directx11 (P3D 2.5 version). Message indicating d3dcompiler_43.dll missing. Some concensus on the net not to download free D3DCOMPILER_43.dl from dll sites. Seen some posts recommending to install dxwebsetup.exe or directx_jun2010_redist.exe. Would certainly appreciate input from more experiences simmer that I am. Thanks, Bertrand M
  2. Hi everybody, I plan to assemble a new PC, essentially for Prepar3d. I have no intention to use multiple screens for the time being. Still I want a system that will allow to push the settings a bit and to exploit typical adds-ons (mesh, scenery, skies and hardcore liners). A this point I have selected the following CPU Intel Core i7-5930K (3.5 GHz) GPU ASUS STRIX GeForce GTX 970 4 Go MB Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5 RAM Crucial SR X8 16 Go DDR4-SDRAM PC4-17000 (2133 MHz) Fan Corsair Hydro Series H110 Case Cooler Master HAF X Power Seasonic X-850 80PLUS Gold (850W) HDD Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 SATA 6Gb/s 3 To SSD Corsair Force Series LX 512Go OS Windows 7 Professionnel 64 bits I am not that familiar with computer hardware. So, here are some questions I am struggling with. 1 - CPU - Haswell E processors seem to be not that good at overclocking. I read that for the system to remain stable 4.1 – 4.2 ghz is the max OC frequency. Still, I would prefer to go with an Haswell E as the X99 chipset should allow for easier upgrade in the future. Should I start with the i7-5820K ? 2 – MB - The Asus DX99 Deluxe is priced significantly above the Gigabyte X99 Gaming 5, but is apparently superior in terms of overall performance as well as ventilation. Is it a better choice ? 3 – GPU - Do you think that a GTX980 would make a significant difference in terms of settings on P3D. Here again the price premium is significant. 4 – RAM - Should I go above 2133 MHz 5 - Power supply - I plan to add a secong GPU when P3D will be fully developped for SLI. Does this call for going to 1000 watts ? Your comments are more than welcome. Thanks in advance BertrandM, France