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  1. Unless you are playing on an OG Rift or Vive, the statement that the resolution is horrible just isn't true nowadays. I own a Rift S and on my 8700k/1080ti rig the resolution and clarity is really damn good. Is it as good as a 4k monitor...no...but its damn good and the feeling of being in the virtual cockpit is something that NO monitor can mimic. I'm also interested in the 8kx..but considering the $$$ needed to go to that from my Rift S..I'm not sure the resolution bump is worth it for the coin. I may stay with the Rift S until the "next next" headset comes along. But that may change as more Pimax 8kx reviews come out. Since you are coming in fresh..you may want to jump on board the Pimax 8kx. I'd probably wait until the 3000 series Nvidia cards and the AMD high end card debut this summer if I were you and grab those to pair with it. But all that being said..you should join the VR world regardless as pancake flying just can't cut it once you go VR.
  2. Oculus's push with the Quest was a game changer. VR was never going to "die" like folks proclaimed..but Oculus/Facebook really ramped up adoption with the Quest which, in the grand scheme of things, is a good sign for ALL of VR.
  3. To piggyback on what some others have said... Going from Rift S (Which I too have and am very pleased with) to a Pimax 8kx you are looking at around 2k total once you include the entire set (which going from Rift S you would need) Then..for someone like myself...I'd want to also pump my 1080Ti to the new Nvidia 3000 series GPU to account for the extra horsepower needed to push the higher clarity and larger FOV at an FPS comparable to what I"m getting now with my 1080Ti/8700k/Rift S setup. So there's another 1500ish dollars on top of that. So to get the FPS and performance that I would want similar to what I have now with an 8Kx I'm basically forking over 3500.00 to 4k dollars for the bump in FOV and Resolution. With a wife and 4 year old...that's a bit excessive IMO. Especially considering the game looks great as is now in my Rift S. Would I like "the best FOV and resolution"? Of course. Is it worth an upgrade of $4000 from my current setup....Nope.
  4. Until Intel gets their tech up to the level of AMD, I see little reason to buy Intel for a few FPS more when the newer AMD chips annihilate Intel chips in every other conceivable category. I'm still running my 8700k but I plan on moving to AMD when I look for a new CPU, barring some amazing announcement from Intel.
  5. I had a CV1 and upgrade to the Rift S. I'm really really happy with my Rift S purchase. Picture quality is a nice improvement over the CV1, it's comfortable, it's a breeze to setup and use and the Oculus library of games can't be beat in addition to flying in IL-2. I also have a Quest but I've not tried the link cable with it. I don't see the point as I already have a Rift S for my PC-VR and the Rift S is a more comfortable headset to boot with better resolution than Quest + Link cable. But I love both the Rift S and Quest as headsets and what they can do.
  6. Sure there is...go into the main menu..go to settings...guardian..turn off guardian. I do it everytime I play any of my sit down games.
  7. You can turn the boundary off in your settings in game. That's what I do whenever I play a seated game. Then just flip it back on when needed in other games.
  8. I’m loving the rift S as well and agree with all of the above. That 2160 x 2160 resolution is an attractive draw. Really interested in how it looks in person but yes, resolution and performance have been outstanding w my rift S. I’d be keeping both if I did pull the trigger.
  9. So I'm seeing a lot of really positive youtube vids regarding clarity of the Reverb and IL-2. I love my Rift S..but I'm tempted to grab a reverb for mainly IL-2 and DCS. I've got an 8700k/1080ti setup. Is it worth grabbing a reverb?
  10. I'm using Thrustmaster Warthog HOTAS setup so I've got tons of buttons that all feel different so it's pretty easy for me after playing so long to know where the button I'm looking for is by feel. I also have a keyboard that has indentions on the A and J keys so it's easy for me to find keys there as well. Sidenote...I've also got Monstertech Desk Clamps for both my Joystick and Throttle and they are without a doubt the best investment I've made yet for my gaming setup. Last forever and super easy to clamp on/off to my desk.
  11. I have both a Quest and a Rift S and, to me, the Rift S is MUCH more comfortable than the Quest. Even with buying some of the extra support from VR cover for the Quest, it's still not as comfortable as the Rift S. I can play for 2-3 hours straight in Rift S without any issues comfort wise.
  12. Personally, I'm using a Rift S with 8700k/1080ti and I think all of the IL2 VR games I have (Flying Circus, BOS, BOM, BOB) look fantastic in VR. No..they aren't in 4k..but they definitely don't look blurry with my eyes and the thrill of being "in" the game in VR completely dwarfs any decrease in resolution regardless. As for the other portion of the original post...for the money...going from a 1080ti to a 2080ti isn't worth it at the moment. If you are running with at least an 8700k CPU and a 1080ti GPU...the $$$ cost in going to a 9700k, etc. and a 2080ti is so much higher than the actual performance gains that it doesn't make sense IMO unless you have money to burn. Regardless....I think the current iteration of IL2 in VR...performance, graphics, etc.....is pretty fantastic and has come quite a long way from the initial offering. Just my .02.
  13. VR is the most amazing advancement in gaming since the original Nintendo. It absolutely blew me away the first time I flew in VR.
  14. Two completely different things. And personally....no Monitor ever made can hold a candle to the "wow" factor of feeling completely immersed in a dogfight in VR. It's not even a comparison for me.
  15. I'm loving my Rift S. Clarity is outstanding, I think the headset is comfy and you absolutely can't beat the price for the quality of picture, etc. Plus I like the other Oculus exclusive games which is an added bonus. I use Apple Earbuds plugged in and audio is great. That being said...I'm very intrigued with the Pimax 8kx and I'm possibly looking at grabbing one in the future once more public reviews come out on it.
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