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  1. Dakpilot

    Will there ever be a manual engine startup?

    One of the main reasons that CLoD was released in a broken state was that 'feature creep' caused massive delays and huge budget over run, directly causing the poor state it was (forcibly) released in. In my opinion there is a direct relationship, (half done) clickable cockpits were one of the over ambitious features that made the selling price (even if running properly) unrealistic to ger proper returns on investment, but seeing that it did not work correctly that will remain speculation. Crrently the 'features' you get strike the correct balance of detail for the (overall) price paid per aircraft. 90% of people would use a full start up a few times at most Cheers, Dakpilot
  2. Dakpilot

    New Players start here ...

    Seriously? Which aircraft on Soviet/lend lease side should have been dropped to make room for Hurricane then? Am sure we would have all liked to have all 30-40 aircraft types present in each BoM/BoS/etc. Scenario. But who is going to be paying (or waiting) for all that development/work Cheers, Dakpilot
  3. Dakpilot

    Game running so smooth now

    I fear there is a lot of truth in what you say ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers, Dakpilot
  4. Dakpilot


    Any special reason for 7740X, I would have thought a 9600k would out perform it at (much) cheaper price (in my country) and the newer platform allows upgrade path for 9900K at later date, seeing as you would have to buy all new during upgrading from 3770k, just a thought Cheers, Dakpilot
  5. Dakpilot

    9600K best option?

    Oh I think it will 'RGB' with the best (worst) of them.. Even the ram sticks are rgb, the only CAS 14 ones that were available locally, also the extra mag lev(for quietness) 120mm fans available were rgb lol, at least it can be turned off! I do prefer understated but rgb does seem to be popular nevertheless. I am intrigued what it will all look like when it is finished ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers, Dakpilot
  6. Dakpilot

    9600K best option?

    All good! ๐Ÿ˜Ž Cheers, Dakpilot
  7. Dakpilot

    9600K best option?

    My previous i5 @ 4.4ghz computer struggled often in high density situations, and I definitely saw an improvement when upgraded from GTX970 to GTX 1080 with 4k, a 1080ti would have been better but the 1080 was the better bang for buck. you can "roll your eyes" if you like but this 9600k new build is probably the most budget friendly I can get away with for satisfying performance/visuals on 4K large (lower pixel density) screen, which if you read the thread, is what this comp is for Sometimes I wonder why I ever share anything on this forum ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheers, Dakpilot
  8. Dakpilot

    9600K best option?

    First dry run assembly, 3 x 120mm mag lev fans on floor as intake, 230mm fan top intake, 360mm H150i front intake and 140mm mag lev rear exhaust, the intent is to have all fans rpm controlled for balanced airflow, leaning to positive pressure, with (hopefully) quietness ๐Ÿ˜ The case is a bit of a monster and I nearly had an issue with the aio cooler pipes not being long enough.. But it all worked out with millimetres to spare, got sidetracked with RL so have not progressed as fast as I had liked... Cheers, Dakpilot
  9. Dakpilot

    My last give away

    And there I was thinking that your name was some exotic traditional Norwegian thing like ยฒsส‰หหŒส‚สˆrล“mหษชล‹ (herring dish) can't believe I was so wrong for all these years! I feel a bit of an idiot ๐Ÿ˜€. Kind initiative as you have done many times, good man! Cheers, Dakpilot
  10. After a lot of research I settled on MSI gaming Edge AC Z390, it has the same quality of hardware components as their higher end boards but without a lot of the extra 'fluff/bling' best bang for buck board available with all essential features (for my needs anyway, YMMV) Worth a look at anyway, am still "building" so yet to give a full review/test Cheers, Dakpilot
  11. Will post results when my build is complete, looking for 5.00 ghz and hoping for 5. 2 (got to be optimistic!) 9600k and H150i pro Cheers, Dakpilot
  12. Dakpilot

    Brakes on IL2

    Most world war two era aircraft brakes are not very efficient, and even if they were, would more often than not result in lockups and flat spots-blow outs depending on runway surface (give a thought to contact patch vs aircraft weight) when anti lock brake systems became more widespread efficiency increased (a bit) I don't have experience of pneumatic aircraft brakes personally but have heard that they are less efficient than hydraulic. Am fairly certain they do not operate in the manner of trains, buses and commercial trucks Cheers, Dakpilot
  13. Dakpilot

    Online DMs since 3.008

    Certainly nothing is all one sided, that would be an unreasonable claim, But the general history of this site and many others are available for all, and probably more clear to mods and devs with better overview. Extremists and revisionists from any side should not be tolerated by the majority of sensible people Luftwhiners and Wehraboos did not originate on BoX forum, it has been a phenomenon for many years Cheers, Dakpilot
  14. Thermals will always be an issue on (most) laptops, something is going to get throttled somewhere, my current desktop build will have 11 fans from 120mm, 140mm to 200mm to keep balanced cooling, obviously a very extreme example/comparison, but with laptops (comparitivly) limited cooling some compromises will have to be made on settings to keep temps under control, very doable but you have to be realistic Cheers, Dakpilot
  15. Dakpilot

    De Havilland Mosquito & gun camera film

    As a child I grew up watching 633 Squadron (my Godfather was producer) private showings on a big screen were a treat on every visit! Needless to say I played that campaign/map a lot (also a scripted campaign) in old IL-2 many years later. ..it was great, and very atmospheric especially with mod map, I never imagined as a child technology would exist to "relive" those feelings from the cockpit. The same type of missions in updated BoX engine, I believe would work very well. Cheers, Dakpilot