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    Aviation, precision target shooting, motorcycles, sports cars.

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  1. Looks pretty. I used to tinker with bush planes all the time in MSFS but it's been a long time since they released a proper flight sim. We'll have to see if this is a decent one or just another MS Flight. If it's decent, I'll probably pick it up.
  2. I suspect the chipset fan has something to do with PCI-E 4.0. Hopefully they are fairly quiet, but we'll have to wait for some reviews to learn about that. RAM compatibility is supposedly a major part of the 3000 series, the official rated speed is 3200, so one would think the cheapest, crappiest 3200 kit you can get will in fact run at 3200 (provided it isn't defective). I did have a Ryzen 5 1600x a couple years ago, it topped out at 2933 MHz with a 3200 MHz kit. So I am familiar with the previous short comings.
  3. I can confirm both the Corsair HS70 wireless headphones and Razer Kraken wired headphones fit over top. Links: https://www.corsair.com/us/en/Categories/Products/Gaming-Headsets/Wireless-Headsets/HS70-Wireless-Gaming-Headset/p/CA-9011178-NA https://www.razer.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken
  4. I'm looking at doing a mini-itx build in the next few months, hopefully AMD pulls off some serious single thread performance with their chips. Current leaks suggest the R5 3600 = i7-8700 in single thread performance but the open question is at what clock speeds? Given the current Ryzen offerings, I doubt there will be any overclocking headroom above what the top end chips come with out of the box, so 4.6 GHz is likely the max. But all the current leaks are showing Ryzen having higher IPC than an 8700k, so the two may balance out. It will be interesting to see if an R5 3600 at 4.6 GHz is faster than an i7 at 5.0 GHz in both single and multi-thread. I'm really hoping it is, AMD CPU's run so much cooler than the Intel space heaters.
  5. Yeah, really wish we had a 75Hz or even a 60Hz option. Some games just can't run 90 fps no matter how good your hardware is. Beyond that, I'm hoping we hear some news on the Rift 2 this year. My main hopes are a higher pixel density and little bit wider FoV. 210 degrees is probably asking far too much, but 140 seems reasonable.
  6. Not unless DCS goes the RoF route and adds handguns. Edit: You could probably mod some AIM-9's or R-73's onto it with a little effort.
  7. I have an HW97K I bought 17 years ago, still works great though I rarely mess with it. Neighbors wouldn't appreciate me shooting it in the apartment and I always feel odd bringing a .20 cal air rifle to a gun range along with the regular stuff. It's certainly a fun one to shoot even if a bit muzzle heavy. Very accurate btw, much more accurate than I am, at least to 20m. Maybe I'll give it a go at the 75m slot next time and just see if it can still punch a whole in paper at that range. Scope is a Bushnell Trophy 4-12x which I bought at the same time as the gun. It is rated for spring guns like mine and has worked well, though 12x is a bit overkill. I usually leave it at 6x.
  8. MiG-19 nearing release:
  9. i7-9700k would be my recommendation. Alternatively, if you're will to wait for spring, the 7nm AMD Ryzen 3000 CPU's maybe worth a look. Leaks and rumor mill are all suggesting about 5GHz with some IPC improvements thrown in. If that's even half true, the 7nm Ryzens will have better single thread performance than anything Intel has out there in addition to having twice the core count and a lower price. But we'll have to wait and see how it turns out. I think the formal announcement is during CES, launch will be a few months later.
  10. So sad, one of these has been on my wishlist for a secondary bike for a while. Was thinking I might grab a new one in 2019.
  11. I'd be shocked if it were released before 2021. The F-16 won't be next, or next from next or next from next from next from next.... This is basically the formal announcement of it, which means they are just now seriously considering maybe doing it at some undetermined point in the future. More immediate releases from ED include the Mi-24 and about 4-5 aircraft nobody asked for or knew were in development (see Yak-52).
  12. It's more embarrassing for me. I have an entire tutorial series on how to operate the Viggen on youtube and I fly her so rarely now that I end up watching my own freaking tutorials! The Viggen is certainly a unique plane though. That thrust reverser and the some of the anti-ship missiles are both cool and highly effective. Just have to have the right mission type for it since she is a bit of a one trick pony.
  13. Nice pets Netscape, the top three are a little pricey to feed though. Can be a little loud too but one can't deny their ability to follow commands.
  14. Simple flight model, not worth bothering to download due to that for me. That doesn't mean they didn't do good work on it, but to me flight dynamics are the single most important part. Without that, it's just a battery and starter motor sim, and that doesn't interest me even the slightest.
  15. Yeah, a Mirage F.1EQ of some flavor is fairly high on my wishlist. I'd like for Aviodev to get it together and release a good quality F.1 of any flavor, but I do not have any hope that they will. They seem honest, which is more than I can say for VEAO, but they strike me as a hobbyist modding team rather than a professional development outfit.
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