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  1. It begs the question - How many reactions to posts did you make that session?
  2. If you are going to go the 2020 sim option, you won't go wrong selecting a desktop system that exceeds the Recommended specs. If you plan on using VR that requires even more power. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Recommended Requirements CPU: Intel Core i5-8400 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or better RAM: 16 GB VIDEO CARD: Radeon RX 590 or GeForce GTX 970 DEDICATED VIDEO RAM: 4096 MB PIXEL SHADER: 5.1 VERTEX SHADER: 5.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit FREE DISK SPACE: 150 GB
  3. Another vote for the Extreme Pro. A highly capable piece of hardware for just $30. I also think that were I buying a new desktop now? I'd wait to see the hardware requirements for MSFS 2024 and get whatever is at least 'Mid' range hardware. Flight sims are data/graphics thirsty rascals -lol
  4. That is an older model desktop(note the Windows 10). I did see they have a newer version available but it is near double your specified budget. I do agree that 16mb Ram and perhaps a 500gb or 1TB NVMe SSD? With MSFS 2024 coming relatively soon, I might consider waiting till the specs for that are available before making a PC purchase.
  5. You might want to ask this in the MS2004 forum?
  6. Wrong forum - this is for the upcoming new MSFS 2024
  7. Did the update yesterday and today - their servers WERE slow, as expected with the planet all trying to update at the same time, but no negative issues were encountered and all is well again in my flight sim world.
  8. How "techie" is your pilot in training? It is relatively simple to unbox and set up a PC and flight sim hardware. I submit that if I can do it? Anybody can. And knowing someone was willing to drop $4-$5K on MY present would fer darn sure motivate me to get it done right or find a buddy who could -lol I'll assume you realize that VR requires a higher level PC machine to run well. Best wishes for his journey to PIC.
  9. OK, here goes MY 'DUMB' question..... are there commands on the full keyboard list that you would not be able to execute on your laptop? At least 18 keys on my full size desktop keyboard ARE duplicates found elsewhere on the keyboard. Just wunderin'.
  10. Any idjit knows it 'should' be "two other users are be here?"............... assuming they're pirates.
  11. Your Thrustmaster joystick has the twist handle for rudder control. When I don't feel like plugging in my Logitech full setup with pedals, I just use my Extreme 3D Pro stick which also has that feature.
  12. I'm not exactly sure how this line of questioning directly involves the yet to be released MSFS 2024?
  13. "Nothing you do is going to speed up the MS servers or eliminate the hundreds of users also trying to update today." More like a gazzilion users I'm thinkin'.
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