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  1. I really wouldn't draw any conclusions from prices of discontinued products. They're gouging because they know you're not supposed to buy them unless you need that specific CPU for some reason. A i5-9600K would be cheaper and faster in literally every way. If I were to buy a new CPU for gaming in Canada right now, I would get either the 9600KF for 270.64 or the 3600 for 259.99.
  2. I haven't heard many complaints besides the fact that they only have one axis. For some the vertical motion and the lack of physical toe brakes are immediate deal breakers. It's probably not a problem if you're looking for a precise controller rather than an accurate simulation of a particular aircraft. VPC WarBRD is another option if you want a more traditional configuration at a similar price, although I don't know about shipping to your location. It's a very nice product, but you still only get a single axis unless you choose the more expensive variants.
  3. I find some of the advice on this thread quite confusing. Where is this idea that you need 16 GB of RAM coming from? On my system, I struggle to measure a difference between 8 and 16 GB in Il-2, let alone find crippling performance problems. Have there been any benchmarks done on this somewhere? Although I wouldn't necessarily recommend using only 8 GB, it seems like a valid solution for those wanting to minimize costs. Regarding the CPU, you'll struggle to find 10th gen Core unless you're "building" a laptop, as only mobile parts are available now. Besides, you don't really need the fastest CPU if you don't use VR. Any unlocked Intel processor since 2011 (Sandy Bridge) can perform well enough. It's only the parts with low clock speeds that cause significant problems. i5 or even Intel CPUs aren't strictly necessary. i3 or Ryzen parts will also be adequate provided that the clock speeds and single thread performance are sufficiently high. "Just get an i5" was good advice until 2017. Now that we have Ryzen and higher core counts and clocks across the entire Intel product line, there are far more options for value-oriented systems.
  4. It's a weird artifact that often happens with computer components that are out of production. Although I don't know the reason for the high prices for GeForce 10 series cards on certain marketplaces, I don't think anyone interested in value would take them seriously. You can see a similar situation with many older CPUs on Amazon and Newegg. Considering that you can get a 2080 Ti for less, I can't think of any reason to buy a $1500 1080 Ti.
  5. The pilot 'portraits' are generated from multiple pieces in a rather complicated proprietary process. It's not as simple as adding a few additional photos. Great Battles is in fact not nearly as "locked down" as 1946 because it actually has official support for loading mods. The community not taking advantage of that capability to its maximum extent is a different matter.
  6. TC depends on everything in Il-2 as all the games in the Great Battles series rely on the same engine and maintain compatibility with the entire collection of objects. Certain scenarios in Tank Crew mix aircraft and tanks.
  7. Do you have experience with multi-monitor gaming? Not everyone ends up finding it enjoyable as many games do not allow adjustments of important features like the projection and HUD element locations. If you want a wide field of view, a single monitor with a high aspect ratio such as 21:9 or 32:9 is a possible alternative to triple monitors. This solution could be cheaper and much less complicated. 7680 x 1440 isn't feasible in most modern games. 5760 x 1080 is relatively easy. The GPU is something that you should prioritize for any high resolution setup, as graphics processing requirements increase with resolution. Your performance will be limited by the GPU most of the time. CPU requirements are essentially independent of resolution, so you are free to make some sacrifices there. You could choose a 9700K, 9600K, or even 3000 series Ryzen and lose very little performance.
  8. There's nothing wrong with having more RAM, but there is no benefit from 32 GB in almost all gaming scenarios. When someone asks for advice to build a typical gaming PC with a limited budget, it is awful to suggest 32 GB of RAM. Claiming that installing inordinate amounts of RAM improves performance in typical gaming scenarios without providing any evidence is just wrong and needs to be countered.
  9. It's really simple. For example, line up a few aircraft with known dimensions wingtip to wingtip in the Editor and compare to the distance given by the HUD. Then, you will know that the aircraft are the same scale as the game world.
  10. No, it's fairly straightforward to check. If the objects, e.g., aircraft, are the same scale as the game world and the flight times are accurate, you can be certain that the map is not reduced.
  11. That is what I'm asking about. Most motherboards that work with the 2700 will also work with the 3600X (either right out of the box or with a BIOS update), so the motherboard doesn't have to be more expensive.
  12. Where are you getting the $150 difference? The CPU is roughly $75 more, but the motherboard and RAM could be the same (third-gen Ryzen is compatible with most motherboards with earlier chipsets, sometimes straight out of the box, otherwise with a BIOS update).
  13. It isn't, unless you're upgrading from a very slow CPU. The difference between the 2700 and 3600X is very large, especially in the vital single thread performance. Thanks to the improvements from Zen 2, I wouldn't recommend Zen or Zen+ CPUs for gaming beyond very low budget systems. Also, you can get fairly inexpensive motherboards that will work very well with the 3600X if you consider B450.
  14. Battle of Stalingrad once had cosmetic unlocks and bonuses that were controversial. These have been phased out. There are many other things that you can do to support the project, like buying titles that don't particularly interest you or gifting collector planes to people on the forum.
  15. It's also a question of development difficulty. A G-6 Late is more feasible in that respect than an entirely new aircraft that is larger and possibly quite obscure. Plus, there has been no shortage of people agitating for additional G-6 modifications. Personally, I don't think that there can ever be too many 109 variants.
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