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  1. 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
  2. I am interested in buying a used, excellent condition, GoFlight Corporate Pilot system. (see link below). I would also consider their Airliner Pilot System, but its not my preference. I have Canadian and US addresses, so sellers from either would work. Please respond with your asking price, Many thanks, Brian link:
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hardware Adequate? -- Advice Sought

    Thank you both for your advice, Regards, Brian
  6. 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)
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 4k TV or 3 Monitors?

    Hello Pete, Thank you for your response. Any practical advice is appreciated. Am I correct in understanding the the one "spec" element I need to assume for a 4k TV is that it runs at 30Hz? Also, any chance you know how to compare the relative GPU workload(s) for three (3) 24" 1080p monitors versus a 50" 4K (30 Hz) TV? Regards, Brian
  13. I'll start by emphasizing that I am not tech savvy. My question is what specification(s) should I be seeking in sourcing a ~43" 4k tv to use as a monitor for FSX and/or P3d? What specs should I avoid? My current system specs are: - (CPU) intel i5 - 2500k (OC at ~4,4GHz) - (GPU) MSI Geforce GTX 1060 (3gb) - (RAM) G.Skill Ripjaws X (2x4GB) - (Monitors): I currently run two of: Asus VH238H 23". My intent would be to either add a third monitor OR replace with all with the 4k TV OTHER: - Various Saitek devices (yoke and quadrant; pedals; trim wheel; 8 of PIDs; 2 of radios; 1 of multi-panel; switch panel). Thanks folks, Brian Vancouver, BC
  14. Thank you Bert. If it installs ok after everything else is loaded, I might as well wait to consider it, Regards, Brian
  15. I'm having some difficulty sorting the wheat from the chaff on this subject. I am contemplating going with a single ~43 inch 4K tv instead of three 24" 1ms 1080p monitors. I am running a 4.5GHz (OC) 2500k cpu and GTX 1060 (3GB) gpu. AND, I'm not terribly tech savvy -- thus my question. Currently use FSX/Acceleration, but am likely to migrate to X-Plane 11 and/or P3D v3,4. (Reasonable 4K TV spec): What minimum, reasonable criteria should I assume in sourcing a TV? Hz? other?? I am hoping to not make another hardware purchase mistake! Regards, Brian