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  1. I have a goflight corporate pilot system which comes with a large variety of magnetic component labels. Unfortunately mine have become demagnetized. I’d like to print out a new set which I can glue to a magnetic sheet. Does anyone have a template of labels that I can use? If not, I’ll make one myself and let members know should they want a copy, Many thanks, Brian
  2. Thanks guys. It didn't occur to me that there would be a colour matching issue. It makes sense, and its enough to look for a monitor matching my two existing units, Brian
  3. I'm not particularly tech savvy, so I'll apologize in advance if this is a dumb question. I currently have two, 24" ASUS 1080p monitors, both rated at 1ms. I have an opportunity to add a third 24" ASUS unit, which is rated at 2ms. My questions are whether mixing the two different performance ratings will cause any problems, experience and ease of set-up and use assuming I'm operating FSX SE or Prepar3d (4,x)? My use is primarily GA and corporate flying, with ORBX and REX, Thanks folks, Brian
  4. I have a "Desktop Aviator model 2450B" gps unit (with the vga screen) that I'm contemplating including in a new cockpit build. I haven't installed the unit before, and have a few questions, should anyone here be familiar with these units: (1) Sim compatibility: I understand they are compatible with FSX. I would like to know if they work with FSX Steam and/or Prepar3d? (2) Reliability: Before I make up a place for it in the cockpit, I'd like to know whether these units reliably install and operate? I ask because I see the manufacturer no longer offers these units. Any advice is appreciated, Many thanks, Brian Vancouver, BC
  5. I have relocated this post to the "HARDWARE CONTROLLERS, JOYSTICKS, ...." forum. (I don't know how to delete this original post) Sorry for the confusion. I have a "Desktop Aviator model 2450B" gps unit (with the vga screen) that I'm contemplating including in a new cockpit build. I haven't installed the unit before, and have a few questions, should anyone here be familiar with these units: (1) Sim compatibility: I understand they are compatible with FSX. I would like to know if they work with FSX Steam and/or Prepar3d? (2) Reliability: Before I make up a place for it in the cockpit, I'd like to know whether these units reliably install and operate? I ask because I see the manufacturer no longer offers these units. Any advice is appreciated, Many thanks, Brian Vancouver, BC
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    Hardware Adequate? -- Advice Sought

    First -- thanks everyone for putting in your time on my question. I'm going through the replies and now think that I'm down to a couple of options and questions. I don't want to waste anyone's time so I'm going to square my remaining questions to a minimum and repost them. Best regards, Brian Vancouver, BC
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    Hardware Adequate? -- Advice Sought

    Thanks folks. There's a lot of good information here. That said, I think I'm out of my pc tech comfort zone, when it comes to weighing some of the alternatives being suggested. Even the deliding question I raised was based on a third party tech recommendation, not anything that I conjured myself. I think my base question is what, if anything, in my spec should be upgraded (to what?) in order to fully benefit in using Prepar3d? I have three options: (1) use as is; (2) upgrade the current system; or (3) buy a new system. In all cases I prefer to need the least amount of hardware expertise to get the sim operating and optimized. I've made costly IT mistakes before, often based on advice from gamers not flight sim users, so want try to minimize the risk this time, Many thanks, Brian
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    Hardware Adequate? -- Advice Sought

    It's been recommended to me that I have it delided (sp?) to run at 4,7 Ghz. Is this a sound idea or am I baiting a hardware failure, and would it generate any meaningful sim improvement? Brian
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    Hardware Adequate? -- Advice Sought

    Thank you both for your advice, Regards, Brian
  10. Hello, I am wondering whether the following hardware configuration is suitable for use with Prepar3d, latest version? I have not used Prepar3d before, and am not especially computer savvy. My environment would include Orbx and either ga or corporate aircraft. If it is not sufficient, I would appreciate any practicable advice on which components will need to be upgraded (to what?). I'll either be using three (3), 24" 1080p monitors or a larger size UHD tv. Thanks, Brian Specs: CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K Socket LGA 1151 Unlocked (...should it be delided to ~4,7Ghz ?) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII GENE Video Card: 11GB Gigabyte Turbo GTX 1080 Ti Memory: 16GB 3000Mhz ADATA XPG DDR4 RAM Boot Drive: 512GB Samsung 950 PRO NVME M.2 SSD Second Drive: 1TB Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD Third Drive: 6TB Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200RPM HDD Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Windowed ATX Case Power Supply: 650W Corsair RMx Series RM650x 80 PLUS Gold Certified Full Modular PSU Networking: TP-Link TG-3468 Gigabit Ethernet Card (10/100/1000Mbps)
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    UHD Tv Spec -- Requested

    Thanks Mark, I will pull together my pc spec and post it to gather advice on whether or not it is sufficient, Regards, Brian
  12. I would like to purchase a ~50" UHD tv as a monitor for either FSX or Prepar3d. I need to know the basic spec for a UHD tv. Assume that most of the available vendors know little/nothing about flight sims; and are in fact are really TV only "authorities". I'll add, that I: (1) am not a techy; (2) prefer to spend more time using the sim than tweaking the performance; and (3) live in Canada which means recommendations on vendors and tv model numbers probably won't be applicable from most users on this forum. Can someone give me the most basic spec that I need to ask for? Many thanks, Brian
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    4k TV or 3 Monitors?

    Thanks for this Ted. Is there a chance you could help me understand the difference in the various Hz and refresh rate capabilities ? For example, why is 30Hz preferable -- I would have thought higher rates, 60 or 144, would be better. And what refresh rate is acceptable. I have alternatively read 40 ms and 20 ms? Again, IT tech is not my strong suit, Regards, Brian
  14. I'll start by saying that I am NOT particularly tech savvy. This may explain why my questions seem a bit stupid. My interest is in flying the sim not tweaking the pc so I'm hoping to get direct practical advice. I have included my current system spec below. My current sim is FSX boxed, but my target sim is most likely Prepar3d. Questions: 1. (4k tv spec): I am really turned around trying to understand what specs I should be requiring for a ~50" 4k TV. Any simple direction (and rationale) would be appreciated; 2. (My PC capabilities): I suspect (??) that my video card and RAM are both deficient for Prepar3d. If yes, what should I spend on upgrading to? When it comes to RAM, what spec should I request? 3. (FSX boxed versus Steam): My experience has been with FSX boxed/Acceleration. Does the Steam version work any better -- or pretty much the same? Current System: - (CPU) intel i5 - 2500k (OC at ~4,4GHz) - (GPU) MSI Geforce GTX 1060 (3gb) - (RAM) G.Skill Ripjaws X (2x4GB) - (Monitors): Three of: Asus VH238H 23". Per Question 1 (above), I am wondering whether my current system would support a ~50" 4K TV -- if yes, what is the minimum TV spec? OTHER Hardware: - Various Saitek devices (yoke and quadrant; pedals; trim wheel; 8 of PIDs; 2 of radios; 1 of multi-panel; switch panel). Add-On Software: - ORBX Global, Vector and PNW Thanks, Brian
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    4k TV or 3 Monitors?

    Thank you Ted. That helps. I still have a few related questions so I'm going to post a new string, Regards, Brian