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  1. Awesome! Looking at getting the 9900K myself and already have the Noctua….looking forward to the results
  2. Thanks Martin! I appreciate the input Kind Regards, Brett
  3. I am considering doing a rebuild this year. My last couple builds have been ASUS and I presently have an x99 TUF Ultimate Force MB paired with a 6850K @ 4.1 GHz and it has served me well. I do not plan to aggressively overclock it (4.9-5.0 across all cores) and plan to use my existing Noctua NH-15S for cooling. I plan to have 2-3 SSD drives (1-2 existing 500MB and an additional 1T-2T drive....all SATA). I am considering going with the TUF Z390-Plus Gaming. Is there any tangible benefit or detriment to using this in lieu of one of the ROG boards. The main thing I noticed in my existing board is that my existing board does not use a software overclock in its Ai suite. This is not a big deal as it is relatively easy to do within the BIOS and I am not looking to be aggressive with it. Also I noticed it has an 8+1 phase power system as opposed to the 4 phase mentioned elsewhere (may or may not be a big deal) Any input or experiences would be appreciated. PS: The most disconcerting thing with shopping MBs is that almost all of them have a moderate number of bad experiences in the reviews and it is hard to gauge how good (or bad) it really is
  4. Rob, I just appreciate the candid opinion on it. You always approach things very scientifically so I typically find your results reliable and presented in a way that I can relate to. This insight will likely either have me hold onto my 6850K @4.2 or go for an 8700K/8086K and shoot for 5.0 or take things one part at a time with the video card upgrade most likely being next (presently a 1080 powering a Vive with a Vive pro on order). Thanks for the insight. Thanks, Brett
  5. If you don't mind me asking, what sort of CPU temps are you getting?
  6. CPU peaked at 47 C? Either way interested to see how the tests progress and the performance within P3D
  7. Thanks Bob, The cost was one of the things that had me curious with regards to the 6850K.....i.e what makes it more expensive. When I originally purchased it the 6700K had not come out yet and I was wanting something more than 4 core anyways. I believe I bought it for about $600 USD on sale a couple years ago. That puts it more expensive than both the 8086K which has less L3 and the 9900K which has slightly more L3 and an extra 2 cores. Is it the PCI lanes? Just kind of thinking out loud. Of course it could be a quantity thing where it is more of a niche CPU with capabilities beyond some of the limitations of a mainstream CPU and thus not sold in the same quantities as the mainstream CPU and thus more expensive.
  8. I am considering doing a new system but am presently weighing my options. I presently have a 6850K @ 4.2 GHz 1080 GTX and am using it to run an HTC Vive. I am considering getting the RTX 2080 Ti, HTC Vive Pro and either 9900K or the 8086K. I am not in a rush. My system runs decent with locked frames at 30 and able to maintain that in all but the most difficult areas. In those areas it dips down to 20. I am using Fly Inside so though my simulator is operating at 30 FPS my video output is running at 90 FPS which makes for a smooth experience. What I am hoping to accomplish is to bolster the FPS in the difficult areas and be able to add in more dynamic lighting and shadows and to increase my overall resolution with the Vive Pro So the 3 processors in the discussion are: 6850K - 4.2 GHz - 6 Core - L3 15MB 8086K - 5.0 (?) GHz - 6 Core - L3 12MB 9900K - 5.0 (?) GHz - 8 Core - L3 16MB My main question is how important is the L3 cache with regards to overall performance (FPS, information handling, texture loading). With the 8086 I am giving up 3MB of L3, maintaining the same number of cores and gaining 0.8 GHz in speed. I have always suspected that the L3 cache had a subtle but noticeable impact but have nothing to back it up Interested in any thoughts Regards, Brett
  9. BrettT

    Questions on OrbX sales

    If you are interested in an excursion/area scenery then Pago Pago is good for some island flying and the two Papau New Guinea airports are great for some bush flying. All three of these come with a highly detailed main airport and a handful of moderately detailed strips
  10. Thanks for the insight David. I have a 1080 GTX right now and have been considering doing something similar. I have a 6850K at 4.2 GHz (so I could use a little boost there as well possibly). I use if with an HTC Vive and plan on getting the Vive Pro if there is a sale during the holidays. Good to know I wont be disappointed if I do pull the trigger.
  11. BrettT

    Best ORBX coverage for Vancouver area?

    If you are interested in add-on airports for the area there are also about 14 ORBX payware airports within 100nm of Vancouver and an additional 4-5 freeware ones as well provided by ORBX.
  12. BrettT

    A2A Bonanza revisited

    Greg, Not sure if this will help or not and I am certainly not looking to patronize you but I had experienced something similar to what you are describing when first working with this plane. What I had done was had used the ALT ARM feature to set a specific altitude on my initial climb and used the AP trim to adjust my rate of climb until the altitude was captured and the AP engaged the ALT mode at that altitude and held it there just fine. After navigating to my approach I then dialed in a new altitude and used the AP pitch down to adjust my rate of descent. The result was the AP was fighting me and would pitch down while I held the AP trim down button then when I released it would pitch up very aggressively and turn into a roller coaster. I actually had a couple flights like this until I realized my mistake The error on my part was after dialing in the new altitude I didn't press the ALT ARM button next to the dial. So the AP was still trying to maintain the original altitude instead of the approach altitude I was really wanting. So no matter how bad a I wanted to descend the AP was doing everything it could to return me back to the original altitude. Basically the AP was still in ALT hold mode. Hope this helps Kind Regards, Brett
  13. BrettT

    A2A Bonanza revisited

    I believe most of the initial hard pulls to the left were related to how loaded down the plane was and the timing of the rotate and how aggressive the rotate was. In using the A2A Bonanza I find if I gently pull back on the stick at about 80 kts I get a gentle lift off and straight and level climb. If I try to rotate sooner or pull back too hard then I get the strong left pull tendency
  14. BrettT

    A2A Bonanza in the A2A Store

    I am not really experiencing issues with the autopilot so much as I just really prefer the type on the comanche even if it is a "lesser" autopilot
  15. BrettT

    A2A Bonanza in the A2A Store

    The Bonanza is definitely a little more hands on than the Comanche. I find this more so during periods of transitions (speed, altitude, etc). I takes me longer to get it dialed in. Of course this could be attributed to experience as well. I definitely prefer the autopilot of the Comanche though. It may be a simpler autopilot but it is quick and easy to use (of course that could be experience related as well too)