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    LOL - I don't think I've ever bought a PC from...

    LOL - I don't think I've ever bought a PC from either Best Buy or Amazon that wasn't obsolete by the time I got it home and unboxed it - lol Shucks, they also try to convince us that some styles of...
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    So for each plane they would purchase a different...

    So for each plane they would purchase a different set of controls?
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    Very impressive looking items. Congrats. ...

    Very impressive looking items. Congrats.

    Forgive a retired dumb-guy question (never played a flight combat sim). I infer that some flight sim players stick to only one airplane and then built a...
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    OpenTrack Mapping for IR headset

    Caveat - I am a TOTAL newb to IR Headtracking. I bought the WONDERFUL Grass Monkey Odyssey wireless unit and my 'experience can be measured in hours & minutes rather than days or weeks.

    Here...
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    The Grass Monkey headset system arrived today....

    The Grass Monkey headset system arrived today. Woo-Hoo!

    1st impression? Very quality bit of hardware IMHO. It still needs some 'fine tuning', but I was able to get it operational with a little...
  6. I went with the wireless headband unit from Grass...

    I went with the wireless headband unit from Grass Monkey - Made in the USA:

    https://grassmonkeysimulations.com/

    It arrives in a few days and I'll be reporting back how it works for FSX-SE. The...
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    I do LUV a challenge, so I've just now placed an...

    I do LUV a challenge, so I've just now placed an order for their Odyssey unit. Should be here in a week. I'll be posting a follow-up once I get it working satisfactorily with FSX-SE, or pics of me...
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    Hmmm. 116 views with no replies. I'm getting the...

    Hmmm. 116 views with no replies. I'm getting the 'hint' that not that many people use the combo of FSX-SE and the Puck? Or at least not many who visit this forum.

    But should I just go ahead and...
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    FSX-SE and the "Puck IR Headset" ?

    OK, so in for a penny, in for a pound. I like FSX-SE and am of course anxiously awaiting FS2020. Having recently purchased the Logitech yoke and throttle, the Thrustmaster rudder pedals, a 32" curved...
  10. Internet speculation on the future of something...

    Internet speculation on the future of something is always a fun read.

    I dunno, I've been playing MS Flight Simulator since 1982 when I was in my 30's, I have a strong hunch MS will figure a way to...
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    I imagine the folks who might want to chime would...

    I imagine the folks who might want to chime would first ask - What is your budget 'range'? and What kind of gaming? There are $, $$, and then there are $$$ Monitors.

    I am currently happily...
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    I have heard a rumor ( OK.... I'm making up a...

    I have heard a rumor ( OK.... I'm making up a rumor) that MFS 2020 will include a Space-X Mars mission. The downside being it will take about 7 months of game play to complete the one-way journey, so...
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    I used the "Crucial" company's memory website and...

    I used the "Crucial" company's memory website and upgraded using the correct memory sticks. In your case that is all you should need to do. I don't mess about with over-clocking processors or such...
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    I'm NO kind of techie guru, but I would 'assume'...

    I'm NO kind of techie guru, but I would 'assume' that motherboard could simply have the 8 gb sticks replaced with 2x 16 gb? Something like these (not in stock right now for this brand, but others...
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    I did find this whilst Googling about: ...

    I did find this whilst Googling about:

    https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Nvidia_Profile_Inspector
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    In motorcycles we often say "Have pride in...

    In motorcycles we often say "Have pride in whatever you ride" - if it's got a motor and wheels? It's all good.

    IMHO in flight simming? If it's got wings - it's all good.

    I have NEVER purchased...
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    I don't think so, I looked up several of the...

    I don't think so, I looked up several of the items and none sell for anywhere close to those numbers. All are a small fraction. One example, that motherboard sells on Amazon for about $110 USD
    ...
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    I am NOT some kind of gaming OR techie guru but...

    I am NOT some kind of gaming OR techie guru but the system you list seems to meet the 'Recommended' specs for FS2020 quite well?

    Not sure what the numbers after the components represent? Can't be...
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    Acer 31.5" HD Curved. I'm liking it a lot. IMHO...

    Acer 31.5" HD Curved. I'm liking it a lot. IMHO much more perceived 'immersion' in the sim experience than my former 23" flat screen provided.

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    From the WOTR website - ...

    From the WOTR website -

    http://www.overflandersfields.com/wotr_website/index_htm_files/WOTR-FAQ.pdf

    MINIMUM SYSTEM;
    CPU: Intel 2.9 GHz CPU or higher. GPU: NVidia Graphics card, 660 GTX or...
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    For once anyway dumb luck last week saw me...

    For once anyway dumb luck last week saw me getting a new budget gaming PC (HP p590-0056) that for once will meet the Recommended spec list. I'm usually the poor soul struggling to get my ancient...
  22. Old vs New monitors for my FSX cockpit

    Finally got the new PC installed and updated, new 31.5" Acer HD curved screen up and running to replace my former 23" flatscreen and the Thrustmaster rudder pedals properly assigned and directionally...
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    The only thing better than the anticipatory...

    The only thing better than the anticipatory delight knowing your new PC is coming tomorrow, is having it appear a day early. Of course it took a mini eternity to get Windows and other apps updated...
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    Located a bunch of them on e-bay, picked the one...

    Located a bunch of them on e-bay, picked the one from a highly rated seller and giddy-up, $40 later one will arrive Thursday.

    With luck and a tail-wind a final update will be made by the weekend...
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    Mini hardware update of sorts. After a few...

    Mini hardware update of sorts.

    After a few days of 'calm reflection' and 'serenity' - lol - I've decided to locate an appropriate refurb motherboard on e-bay and install the original i3 processor...
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