Retired, superannuitant, no PPL.
Years ago enjoyed basic pc flight combat sims, using plastic joystick with twist rudder (Microsoft Sidewinder Precision Pro).
New computer just built, specifically for IL2, but with RTX GPU as provision for possibly playing other, modern games in the future. ThunderboltEX 3 port included for possible future peripheral upgrades.
Asus Z390-Plus Gaming
I7-9700K Turbo 3.6/4.9 with Corsair H55 liquid cooling
Asus Turbo RTX 2080 ti 11Gb
Corsair 2x8Gb DDR4 3200Mhz
Asus ThunderboltEX 3 expansion card
WD 500Gb Black M.2 SSD 3200/2500Mbs
WD 3Tb Blue HDD
Silverstone 750W Strider 80 Plus Gold Series PSU
Aerocool Mid Tower Chassis
Acer Predator X34P monitor, native 100Hz, OC 120Hz
TM Warthog HOTAS floor-mounted (New throttle console on order)
TPR Rudder system