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  1. 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)
  2. Hey guys, I built a home cockpit designed to be as versatile as possible. I tend to find myself most interested when I am learning different planes. I only really started flight simming back in March but I have got to know the PMDG737, A2A C182, and PMDG747. I am excited about the maddog md80 plus the Aerosoft CRJ and Majestic DQ400 are on my short list. I have loads of buttons and switches for my simulator which is great but the FMC/CDU/FMS (sorry I don't know the correct terminology for each plane) seems like it's going to be a problem when transitioning from the none PMDG planes. The easy solution right now for PMDG is the VRInsight iPad apps and an iPad mini but does anyone have any ideas for other aircraft? I am okay with using a pop-up window to see the FMC and type in commands as I have a large monitor right in my face but running at 30hz trying to use the mouse with the stutter is nauseating at times and quite frustrating. Plus I have some motion and vibration in my sim so it's tough to mouse click when things are really going. I have a small wireless TV remote style keyboard on the front of my yoke that I can type with but that would still leave me with quite a few buttons to map outside of the letters on the FMC. I looked into the CDU II from VRinsight but the solution seems quite complex and not that great. However; I could be wrong since I have found almost no tutorials or forum posts of people actually using this method. Although there is one on this forum with someone who seemingly got it to work on the Majestic. All in all it seems little over the top. I am just searching for some creative ideas that maybe people have come up with for creating more of a universal FMC. I use P3Dv4.1 so that's why I am posting here. If you have any solutions or ideas let me know. Cheers, Brian
  3. hey have a site with sales of hardware thx...
  4. Hi pilots, currently I am looking for an upgrade of my current hardware for flightsimming in P3d 4.1. At the moment I am running an Mini-ITX system with GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boos, Xeon® Prozessor E3-1230V3, and 8GB RAM on one 23" monitor (1980*1440px). I do not want to have a high end system. Mostly I am flying the PMDG 737/777 with FTX Global/Vector. Additionally i am using airports like the complex of the UK2000 group. Now I want to identify the bottle neck: Should I upgrade the graphic card or the CPU? If graphic card, I have to check if the card fits in Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced (Mini-ITX). Do you have any recommendations? This would be very helpful for me! Thak you very much in advance! Best regards
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  6. All, I am seeing some conflicting information on SLI and P3d V4. Some say it works, others have commented that having two cards doesn't make any difference. I am not talking about VRAM usage, could care less about that honestly, but I do care about FPS increase or stability.
  7. Hello, I am interested in building a computer for flight simulators. I'm using p3d and aerofly 2. I'm having issues with my current build: i7 6700k Skylake Gigabyte Gaming 7 Board EVGA 980ti Classified Graphics Card (3) Asus PB 287q 4k Monitors I am getting slow framerates, and also strange lighting errors in Aerofly. I'm thinking I should upgrade to a 1080, or a couple. Would (2) of these rigged SLI provide enough horsepower, or should I get 3? Also would I benefit from a processor with more cores? Maybe Xeon?
  8. Hello dear avsimmers I built my pc 5 years ago. The specs are Core i3 2120 1155p , 2x4GB DDR3 1333mhz Ram , Radeon HD6670 2gigs 128bit graphics , Gigabyte H61 MA-D3V mobo. I'm bored of compromising performance for graphics and vice versa and want to make some significant changes to run the P3D or FSX-SE smoothly with decent graphics. Here, I'm able to find used i7 2600k or 3770k in good condition as the mobo is 1155p and thinking about putting a GTX 1060 inside. But I'm pretty much concerned about the mobo as it's old and not sure if it could run these hardware consistently. and i know that it's like impossible to make a stable cpu overlock on a H61 chipset motherboard. So , should i go for it without worries or keep saving money to build an entire new setup which will take a long time tbh. And i need precise answers about the performance of AMD products for flight simulators especially P3D. Thanks in advance
  9. Hi fellow simmers :smile: I am new to forums so don't really know if i am posting this in the correct place or not so please let me know. I'm wondering if any of you can help me in finding out what kind of graphics card/hardware i need in order to achieve a really good realistic flight simulator... I've been looking online recently and have seen that people have got extremely good graphics even when at mega airports I struggle at the moment to get good FPS when at LHR (EGLL) even when my setting are extremely low. I have updated my PC over the past couple of years but it still isn't great, what do you guys think i should look at purchasing next? My current specs are: Ram: 4.00GB AMD FX -4100 Quad Core Processor 3.60GHz 64 Bit Operating System NVIDIA GeForce GT640 Any ideas on what i can change so that i can get ultra realism? p.s im kinda looking for this kind of level: thanks for the help in advance !! :smile:
  10. current specs i7 4790k @4.5 gtx 970 pny ddr 3 2400mhz ssd 840 monitor resolution asus 2560x1440 main sim fsx , upgrade to 980 ti or 1070 future plan 4k resolution tv or monitor. what you think guys GTX 980TI OR 1070 thanks..
  11. Just heard that is having a 10% off sale on all of their products. Use coupon Code “GFTSOCALVS” at checkout! I have been using GoFlight hardware for my simulation setup for years, and I must say the quality and realism of their products is unmatched. Their customer service and technical support is also unmatched. I had an issue with setting up my throttle quadrant Axis, and called at least 3 times, and each time they were beyond helpful! They rarely offer any discounts or promotions, so definitely worth checking out! I plan on placing an order for a few things today. Coupon Code: “GFTSOCALVS” Happy Flying! -Wilco1996
  12. I need to upgrade my SSD drive as my add-ons are quickly out growing the 120 GB I'm looking to go with 500 GB drive (or close to) but have a question about transferring data; I plan to transfer the contents of my existing SSD to a folder on my Desktop HD. Then I will install the new, larger SSD ensuring the replacement takes on the same drive name as the previous. Then I will transfer the folder back to the new drive. Will this work? I'm thinking FSX won't have any problems recognizing the data on the new drive as long as the drive name stays the same? Or, is there something or some step I'm missing that will complicate the change? Any advice would be appreciated.
  13. I have a 5 year old CYBERPOWERPC computer with the specs shown below. The only change I made was to upgrade the primary HD is a Samsung EVO 500gb, I want to upgrade to be able to run my PMDG, Carenado, Rex, ASN, and similar with all the bells and whistles on 3 screens at least 25FPS with decent slider settings. Thinking I want at least a new 970 card, and an overclocked I7 6770 chip. Advice on what to keep, what to replace appreciated, particularly with respect to the MB, CPU, Video card, Ram, cooling etc. If you think I should just buy new, that's fine -- I value your opinions!! Budget isn't really an issue -- I want a great rig, without wasting money. Old system: ID-INFO 260535 BLKPEARLZ 1 MODEL1 C SERIES 1 KB-152-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR MULTIMEDIA/ INTERNE MO-115-101 BLACK XTREME GEAR OPTICAL USB GAMING CU-197-108 OEM INTEL i7-950 3.06GHZ 8M LGA 1366 HD-504-106 80GB INTELl X25-M 2.5 INCH SATA MLC S 1 (NOW A 500 GB SAMSUNG SSD) HD-403-301 640GB SATA III 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB CAC RM-317-405 A-DATA GAMING SERIES 2GB DDR3 1600 FA-WATER-104 ASETEK 550LC 120MM WATERCOOLER FA-104-116 CASE FAN 120 MM CS-130-158 BLACK COOLERMASTER HAF 912 MID NO POW CD-135-302 ASUS 8X BLU-RAY COMOBO DRIVE MB-340-121 GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R 3WAY CROSSFIRE & S MISC NO SLI/CROSSFIRE PS-117-115 COOLERMASTER SILENT PRO 850W POWER SU 1 MISC ONBOARD 7.1 SOUND 1 0.00 0.00 VC-207-102 NVIDIA GTX 570 1.2 GB GDDR5 PCI-E 1
  14. Hello, I recently bought new hardware for my pc,but i dont know if i am performing good or bad. Specs: CPU:Intel 4770 GPU:AMD 280X RAM:8GB 1 HDD Drive No overclocking I get aprox. 20 fps with almost full graphics,in a pmdg 737 on schiphol,aerosoft scenery. I have traffic turned off. What do you think?
  15. Good afternoon guys, i'm not sure if this belongs to this forum or the P3D forum, but i thought it was better here. I was using FSX and running it with about 30 frames on the ground at payware scenery with addons like pmdg 777, ASN, GSX, etc, so i was quite happy with my rig. Recently i bought a Samsung 850 evo SSD and with the reinstall i decided to switch to P3D. But now that i have everything installed i get about 8 frames in aerosoft's EGLL with their A320... So i would like to ask for your opinion in what is my system's bottleneck, and what would you recommend for an upgrade with a bugdet of about 200-300 euros. Thanks in advance! MOBO : ASUS P8z77 vle CPU : i7 3770K OC to 4,7Ghz GPU : Nvidia GTX 550Ti SSD: (windows and P3D there):Samsung 850 evo 250gb corsair h80 water cooler PSU: 620W RAM: 2x4gb 1600Mhz im pretty sure its the GPU, but i'd like to know if i should invest in new ram as well, and if your suggestions would be compatible with the system. Thanks a lot!
  16. Members are reminded to follow the AVSIM rules regarding using the signature space in your profile - Members are encouraged to place information about their computer system in their signature as well as their favorite flight simulator and the addon's installed with your computer. Please remember you cannot exceed five lines of text. Placing your system specs in your signature will help other members assist you in the event you have problems with your flight simulator. It may also help members decide on future computer hardware purchases when they see what others are using to run their simulator. A sample entry of system specs is in my signature. Best regards,
  17. Hi, I want to make some switches for flightsim- and then assign them through fsuipc. I don't know what to use for electronics, so if anyone does know, please say what I need! But I thought that since I broke my saitke throttles, but my motherboard for them is still fully functional, I could use that. So I want to know if, if I soldered the switches the Saitek throttle motherboard would it work. Thanks a lot! Harry Karmel
  18. Hello Guyz, I know this may sound a repetitive question for you all but given the huge amount of changes happening the Gaming world with the arrival of Win10 and the many new Processors being released from Intel, blah blah blah, etc,. I wanted to know the optimum configuration an FSX installation requires as i am thinking of migrating from FS9 to FSX.My queries are: 1) Which OS is most optimum 2) Which Graphic cards is necessary to get atleast 30 FPS at Ultra High settings. 3) Which Processor is recommended. 4) Amount of Hard Disk necessary to take into account all the future MODS that i will be installing. Many more points that may be required to get a Decent experience with FSX . Any help is welcome. Cheers, Swapnil
  19. Greetings! I am building a new PC. I have been away from Flight Sim for 3-4 years (pre Steam and pre p3d). My new build will be for FSX Steam, but I also do Photoshop and Video editing. I anticipate using FSX Steam, PDG 737, Orbix, Rex, most all of the goodies. I am guessing my system will be overkill for Flight Sim, but would like confirmation of that. I will be overclocking the CPU. This is my third build of a system. As I only build system every 4 years or so, I am going high end. I respect the contributors on AvSim and hope for some feedback. Thanks guys! This is my current wish list: CPU: Intel i7-6700 MSI Graphics Card GTX 980 gaming 4g ASUS ROG Maximus VIII HERO Motherboard 2 - Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5 inch SSD G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 SDRAM EVGA SuperNOVA 850 Watt G2 80+ Gold Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Mid Tower Case Corsair Hydro Series H100i GTX CPU Cooler Windows 10 Home 64 bit system builder OEM Don Maxwell
  20. Hello everyone - i purchased the HOTAS Warthog flightstick and throttle and i have an issue i can`t find a sollution to. On the mentioned throttle there is a slider to the right of the main throttle. I want to assign that to the speedbrake of the 747-400, so its movements correspond with the movement on the speedbrake lever in the 747-400. Is there a way to make this work? in the assignment settings i was not able to do this. Best regards from Gunnar
  21. Just wanted to share my recent experience with Jetline Systems. A few months ago I started a generic thread here about purchasing an FSX rig and received a decent amount of feedback explaining how easy and cost effective it is to build one on your own. While I agree this is indeed true, I decided to steer away from buying hardware and building a rig of my own for a variety of reasons, mostly because I haven't had much free time on my hands. But rest assured, I acknowledge the cheapest route to building a rig is building one on your own. However, I was willing to pay extra to have one built properly, and boy was I glad I made that choice. I did my fair share of research on companies that build rigs for Flight Simulation purposes and came across a couple of manufactures that appeared to be of good quality. was a company I had looked into, and truthfully I had a difficult finding any reviews on these guys (Maybe they are relatively new?). I'm sure they are an honest business that builds good rigs, however I just wasn't comfortable purchasing from a company that did not have already have a good reputation in the flight simulation community. And now to Jetline... upon my first initial phone call to inquire about purchasing a rig I spoke with to Greg, the front man of the operation. My overall customer experience with Greg was excellent, I told him exactly the kind of rig I was looking for and he was able to steer me in a way that was truly "no hassle". As far as pricing goes, I was asked not to make public the final agreed upon price (I will list specs below) because it was a negotiated deal. I will tell you the cost of the parts alone were probably a lot less than what I paid for, however a 30 day money back guarantee coupled with an accreditation by the Better Business Bureau was all that I needed to make me feel comfortable paying a bit extra. Waiting for delivery was a little awkward. Payment is required upfront, and waiting about 2 and 1/2 weeks after dropping some dough was a little unsettling, but I do have to say I did email Jetline a few times for status updates, to which they promptly responded back. Upon un-boxing my new purchase, I was surprised to find how bulky the machine actually was. When I first powered the computer on, I found the red lights that illuminated from the inside of the actual machine itself were pretty sweet. From the first push of the power button to the Windows 10 desktop took about 10 seconds which I liked. Loading FSX was even faster, even AFTER I installed my addons (FSDT sceneries, PMDG, Aerosoft Airbus to be exact). The machine came preinstalled with FSX acceleration, and my first flight I conducted was a simple flight in the traffic pattern at KHPN with the standard F-18 and almost fell out of my chair when I saw my frame rates (averaged 90-130 frames). I must admit, on day number two of having my rig I managed mess up a scenery download of Flightbeam KSFO and actually messed up my entire collection of FSDT sceneries thanks to a BGLMANX.dll issue. Boy was I glad to have Jetline support on my side. Ken from Jetline was able to remotely connect to my desktop, and resolve the issue in no time. Overall, the computer has performed quite nicely. It has handled my PMDG 737 & Aerosoft Airbus A320 addons with ease, averaging frame rates of 35-70 frames (in the NGX) at airports like FSDT KLAX coupled with addons like FSDT's GSX, FTX Global and Active Sky next. At high altitudes, I've experienced even higher frame rates, averaging 120-140 frames. I've yet to experience a single crash to desktop, and I've been able to enjoy flights of up to 4+ hours so far without a single issue. With my purchase of a Jetline PC, I have thus far been 100% satisfied and just wanted to give them my praise to the flight sim community. I would recommend these guys to anyone who is looking for a top notch product. Again, just wanted to share this experience for anyone who was interested. Specs: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Chassis: CM Storm Scout 2 Advanced Black Mainboard: ASRock Z97 Killer LGA 1150 Processor: Intel Core i7 4790K Quad Core (4.6GHz+ Overclock) CPU Cooling: Corsair H80i Hydro Series Liquid Cooler System Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 SDRAM 2133MHz (CL9) Graphics Card: 4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 Sound Card: Integrated 5.1 Channel HD Audio System Power: 750 Watt Corsair CX Series PSU Primary Storage: 250GB Samsung EVO Solid State Drive Optical Drive: 20x DVD/CD Burner Combo Drive Regards,
  22. Yoke not recognized in PMDG 777

    The 777 fails to respond to my CH FlightSim Yoke – no movement at all. As instructed in the 777 Introduction, I’m using FSUIPC to assign buttons and calibrate my CH FlightSim Yoke and CH Pro Pedals, but have assigned all axes through FSX (SE). Just to make sure, I deleted FSUIPC.ini and allowed it to regenerate, to purge any problems from having previously assigned axes in FSUIPC. Doing this had no impact that I could see. The yoke works fine in the PMDG 737NGX, but NOT in the PMDG 777. And on the 777, it’s ONLY the yoke that does not respond - the buttons on the yoke work fine. Windows recognizes the yoke – if I go into FSUIPC from the 777 cockpit, all yoke movements are detected. But once I come back to the cockpit, the yoke just sits there. An ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks! Setup Details: Windows 7 64bit FSX:SE FSUIPC registered version PMDG 777 download PMDG 737NGX download CH FlightSim Yoke CH Pro Pedals
  23. Some of my software (in particular FSIPanel) needs FSUIPC, so I eventually decided to follow the “all FSUIPC” approach with my CH FlightSim Yoke and CH Pro Pedals – un-checking the “Enable Controller” box in FS Controls and instead relying on FSUIPC for all axis assignments, buttons, etc. This arrangement works fine for all my aircraft, including the PMDG 737NGX, but NOT for the PMDG 777. And on the 777, it’s ONLY the yoke that does not respond - specifically the aerilons and elevators. The rudder pedals work, and so do the button assignments on the yoke itself. Windows recognizes the yoke – if I go into FSUIPC from the 777 cockpit, all yoke movements are detected. But once I come back to the cockpit, the yoke just sits there. I’ve tried everything I can think of – sending the info from FSUIPC “direct to Flight Simulator” and through FSUIPC for calibration first. Any ideas would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks! Don Sillers Setup Details: Windows 7 64bit FSX:SE FSUIPC registered version PMDG 777 download PMDG 737NGX download CH FlightSim Yoke CH Pro Pedals All control Inputs through FSUIPC
  24. Hello, About two months ago i purchased a GoFlight Pro Yoke after watching the review 'Froggle Pete' did. Got to say i am not really all that impressed, i am entirely ignoring the mouse control feature, it's entirely unusable. The Yoke does feel pretty substantial and at least from the aileron axis it's smooth and weighty. My major issue is the elevator control, it's absolutely terrible, i would say worse than the Saitek yoke i replaced it with, it's way too heavy, you get perhaps 1cm travel before the springs provide to much resistance. In order to help i have removed the springs, it's a little better, but precise control is now much harder because it no longer has a neutral position, so trimming is impossible, elevator authority simply takes over. Anyhoo, i am stuck with this, so my question; can somebody suggest replacement springs, or bungee cords that would substitute?
  25. Hullo, I bought X-Plane 10 not long ago and I am really enjoying it. I also have FSX but I have not used it since I acquired X-Plane; I have not quit on it though. However, FSX is a 32-bit application and I am using the 64-bit version of X-plane 10. Now, I am not a hardware expert but I could imagine that the two applications make use of my hardware in different ways. This is my iMac: 27" iMac (medio 2011): Intel Core i5-2400 CPU (3,1GHz) 8GB DDR3 RAM AMD ATi Radeon HD 6970M (1GB DDR5 RAM) Can anyone here tell me if I would see a better performance if I up my RAM from 8GB to 16GB? Or is X-Plane more focused on GPU and VRAM. In addition, would it be worth the cost of the RAM modules; approx. $142/€134/£97 for 2 x 4GB modules. Thanks for your help in advance