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  1. I built a new machine in September and did quite a lot of research on whether to install 16 or 32 GB of RAM. I settled on 16 GB as most websites say that is the sweet spot for gaming. 32 GB is needed for certain video editing applications and maybe nice to have for a few heavy duty RAM games. Tom's Hardware 16 or 32 GB of RAM?
  2. Yes, that was my line of thinking. The i7-920 I bought in late 2009 did me very well especially with the great overclock on it. So I thought I would purchase another system that I could use for at least 5 years and play almost all games at ultra quality settings.
  3. Sorry, but I had the shop build my new system. They didn't report any issues to me with the build and the NH-D15 is doing a great job cooling the i9-9900K.
  4. Thanks. I ordered it last week, but the NH-D15 is on back order and won't be in for another week. I thought I could easily wait it out, but the longer I wait, the more anxious I get.
  5. Thanks for those settings. I will have to try them for my Mk.II. But I have IL2:GB uninstalled now as I have ordered a new computer and will install it once I get the new one up and running.
  6. Same as ITAF_Rani: no curves. For my type of flying, the Mk.II is great. It also has a good base on it and the MK.II doesn't slide on my Corsair MM300 extended gaming mat so I didn't consider getting a mount for it.
  7. Yes, the pinky button is a bit awkward at first to use, but you get used to it pretty quick. It's great to use to switch between weapons. I paired my Gladiator Mk.II with a poor man's Flashfire Cobra Accelerator throttle and both work well together. I bought a cheap throttle just to try one out as I've never had a separate throttle device before. About the T.1600M, the one thing that worried me other then the Z axis issues that sometimes arise are the buttons on the right side of the stick. I am right handed so I figured those buttons would be hard for me to access.
  8. I've had the Gladiator Mk. II for about 1.5 months now and for myself it's the best flight stick I've had. It does make aiming easier in Il2. I used to use a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and I thought that was very good, but after a while the Z axis would get very twitchy. But obviously I am not a hardcore flight stick person like many others here.
  9. I was going to buy a T.16000M, but after reading about the twist issues that some people have, I decided on the VKB Gladiator Mk.II. I really like the Gladiator and have no regrets buying it. For myself, it's great for IL2, Strike Fighters and Rise of Flight so far.
  10. Thanks for the opinions as I highly value them. I think I will be sticking with the 2070 Super. The price difference between that and even the plain 2080 is about $240 Canadian.
  11. I read on more than a few websites that having your OS on separate drive from your games is the best practice. Now granted that SSD's are super fast compared to HDD's so maybe the advantage of having Windows on its own drive is negligible now. Others have said it makes no difference to split Windows from your main drive that holds games. Yes, I am having trouble deciding whether to stick with a RTX 2070 Super or go to a 2080. But I don't see myself going to 4K for at least a few years and maybe more.
  12. Since I don't post here much, I am hoping that asking for opinions on new desktop builds are allowed. Having had my i7-920 system since last 2009, I've been saving up money for the past two years and I'm ready to get a new machine. I've picked out the parts after reading quite a lot on specs and hope I have it right. I have the money so I am willing to spend more on this new system now and not have to upgrade anything for a long time. My i7-920 system plays IL2 great with almost everything cranked right up, but I wanted a new system to play the latest games like the newest Total War games at Ultra settings. Going from an i7-920 (@ 4Ghz) with a GTX 970 to these specs: Cooler Master MasterCase H500M E-ATX Gaming Case, Iron Grey w/ Tempered Glass Window with extra fan on top: Arctic Cooling ARCTIC F14 PWM PST 140mm PWM Fan, Black Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 850 Modular Power Supply, 80+ Gold, 850W Gigabyte Z390 AORUS MASTER w/ DDR4, 7.1 Audio, Dual M.2, Gigabit LAN Intel Core™ i9-9900K Processor, 3.6GHz w/ 16MB Cache with Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler ( I read that the NH-D15 is just as good as AIO coolers) Kingston HyperX Predator RGB 16GB DDR4 3200MHz Dual Channel Kit (2x 8GB) Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, 500GB ( Windows drive) Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, 1TB Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER GAMING OC 8GB PCI-E w/ HDMI, Triple DP, USB-C Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64 bit) OEM I’m also adding two more SSD’s (930 GB and 480 GB) from my current i7-920 system to this new system. I read that 16 GB of RAM is plenty for gaming and that 32 GB of RAM is not needed unless for some specific graphic programs for work. I also decided to go with a RTX 2070 Super instead of a RTX 2080 as I'm using a 1080p 60 Hz monitor with new plans to go to 1440p or 144 Hz for a while. Any opinions are most welcome and I thank you.
  13. I bought the Bravo Red Mid-Sized Gaming Chair from Clutch Chairz last year and haven't regretted it. Great chair with adjustable armrests which is what I really needed.
  14. When my main HDD drive died in 2016, I replaced with a 930 GB SSD and never regretted it. All of my drives are now SSD and will be for my new computer that I will be getting in September. Can't recommend SSD enough.
  15. I'm not exactly a newbie as I've been playing Rise of Flight and IL2 1946 on and off for years, but after getting Great Battles, I'm playing these games more so thanks for the tips in this thread. After using a Logitech Extreme 3D Pro for years and replacing it almost every year because the rudder twist tends to go wonky, I bought a Hotas X to see what that was like. I only had that a very short time (didn't like the big dead zone on it) when I read about the VKB's Gladiator Mark II which I bought last week. That's an excellent beginner's flight stick as others have mentioned and I highly recommend it. I then decided to try using a separate throttle and ended up getting a cheap Flashfire Cobra Accelerator which came today. Not bad for the price and the extra buttons on it comes handy. I've only tried it in IL2 1946 and so far so good. Using the two dials on it for trim which works pretty well.
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