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  1. Thanks guys, good advice! The new RTX graphics cards will do ray tracing much better than older cards, but I guess that is not really relevant for flight simming atm... Mitthrawnourdoeo, thanks for your point about 4K monitors and their lower refresh rate. I think the only gaming I will be doing will be with VR goggles, though, so if I mainly use the monitor for photos, videos and browsing, would the lower refresh rate be a problem for me? Just read this article which gave a really good up-to-date overview re monitors, including explanation of technical terms on page 2. https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/08/06/best-gaming-monitor-2018-3/
  2. Thanks Flanker, great reply, I learned a lot! As for assembling by myself, yes, I can probably do it, but will it be that much cheaper? I will want some extra features such as harddisk slots directly in the PC for my burgeoning media collection, i.e. photos of my kids (incl safety copy-harddisks), so the build could get a bit complicated. However, I will look into it when I end up knowing my final components list! I think with the RTC cards just around the corner I will wait and get one of those, but as you say, it is a good idea to wait for the real-life reviews. It will definitely be a 4K screen. Isn't a curved screen at times annoying re reflections? I'm thinking that with a flat screen I can better move it to reduce reflections. Will go and check out the Guru3D website, thanks for the tip! Oh yes, and definitely SSD. I avoided them back in 2009 for my last build, but now of course they're very mature and reliable.
  3. Hi all, My present set-up is getting a bit long in the tooth, so I am about to throw around 3000$/€ at a new one. I won't be building it myself but will probably have it assembled by the company that made my last gaming rig, https://www.alternate.be/ in Belgium. They're pretty good with advice and prices, I think. I am waiting for the next gen of VR glasses so I'd definitely want a rig that can handle DCS/Il-2/CoD in hi-res VR: butter smooth and with all the bells and whistles, since I am in the situation that I can afford it (and that university fund for the kids was just gathering dust anyway... ;-) Any advice on what specs I should aim for? Which hardware? My last gaming computer was bought in 2009 so I am a bit out of the loop... If any of you recently bought a rig that you dig pls post specs! Cheers, Freycinet
  4. I can't believe that the developers of this sim are mindlessly exposing the whole fan base to radium-coated instruments. Big law suit coming their way I think...
  5. And thank God for that..
  6. If this is Chivas from the old Ubiforums then greets to you from Freycinet and welcome to this new generation sim!
  7. Wonderful, Rjel, you put a lot of work into this movie. Amazing what can be done with this sim, coupled with dedication and hard work such as yours. The text is very good as well. Not sure how the length of the text and the movie will go down with the fast consumption youngsters of today's world but this old geezer liked it!
  8. Pe-8? No thanks! Maybe a dedicated, stand-alone "viermot" bomber sim somewhere down the road, but such a sim will look very different from what 777 Studios are proposing in the near future...
  9. I have decided to go all-in with my custom-built cockpit for this sim. Not only will I have an industry-grade fan blowing in my face. I will also install a castor-oil dispenser which will send a fine mist of laxative into my face while I fly. This sim will truly be the sh*tz! - Can't wait to try this new level of realism.
  10. Theo Osterkamp and Harry von Bülow-Bothkamp were aces in both WWI and WWII... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theo_Osterkamp https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_von_Bülow-Bothkamp
  11. Compared to the price of the hardware you will need to run FC.... Compared to the amount of time you will spend with the sim (and seeing what cinema tickets would cost you for the same amount of time).... ...The price of the sim will be really insignificant. Also, I don't just want the developers to scrape by. I want them to earn so well that they're highly motivated to keep publishing new titles.
  12. Better yet, why not just release all these titles for free and set up a Patreon account where people can donate if they think the product is good? - After all, Hard Work Is Its Own Reward.
  13. Guys, don't expect all the features of "fully-developed RoF" in this first iteration of FC. Rather, you should compare it to the first RoF by NeoQB with four (4) flyables. With sufficient take-up by the community FC will develop into something amazing. I've always hoped for the AustroHungarian-Italian front with THE ALPS, Capronis, Phönix D.I's, etc, etc.... As for the RoF/FC screenie comparisons I just have one prediction: for 99% of simmers it will be impossible to go back to RoF after trying FC just once. That's just the way of computer gaming...
  14. Can't wait to see how no-man's-land will look in this one. Can only imagine how awesome VR is going to be in this sim.
  15. Well, Finkeren, det lykkedes ikke denne gang...
  16. After 120 minutes of heroic resistance to the Spanish attacks... After goalkeeper Akinfeev fends off the final bombardment from the Legión Azul... Russia is through to the quarter finals of the World Cup! Let us decree a national holiday for Russia on Monday, so this famous victory can be celebrated as if there was no tomorrow! Congratulations from a Dane (wish us luck tonight, we will need it!)
  17. So the rumours were true, the Il-2-series is tanking.... 😉 Amazing-looking models
  18. Wauw, it looks almost as if the team has experience modelling double-deckers.... 🙂 Great-looking plane.
  19. Thanks from me too. Checked out his web site and will deffo try to find the documentary. Seems he also featured prominently in Ken Burns' "The War".
  20. Here is a good long-read on the P-38 which nuances a lot of what has been said in this thread: http://www.ausairpower.net/P-38-Analysis.html
  21. But that's exactly the rub that Rau mentions. The Lightning was too much of a handful for inexperienced newcomers.
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