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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:16 am 
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Hi guys! I have FINALLY saved up the money to build a dedicated pc to Nick Needham's Specs at the Intel 4770K Haswell / Nividia GeForce GTX 780 level, but without the overclocking. I want to keep things simple (and dry). I'm trading in my beloved WoP II Thunderbolt for the WoP III Razorback with AccuFeel. Whoooooeeeee, it's gonna be great!!

Now that I'll soon have a proper system to install FSX on, I'm realizing that I know next to nothing about _online_ thingies like Steam and multi-player. Originally, my only plan was to fly more A2A craft "locally" and, however it's done, connect to the IL-2 Sturmovik BoS multi-player world. Now I'm reading about flying A2A planes multi-player??!!!!

I'd really appreciate any suggestions from you folks whom I've come trust and respect over my years of lurking. Regarding on-line flying, what do I need to know sooner rather than later? That is, what do I need to know before or during this build?

I'll have a couple questions soon regarding multiple monitors (not technical but visual preferences) but I assume I should post them in Pilot's Lounge?

Many years worth of thanks to you all,
Carolyn

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:27 pm 
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Congrats on the new build

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:31 pm 
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Well the build you mention is actually an older one now and not best bang for buck for sure, have you already ordered?

Maybe a post in the pilots lounge for the latest and greatest and the best budget builds would be the best shot, for video card a 9xx series would be best in my humble opinion, ideally at least a 970 which ain't all that expensive for the performance you can get out of one.

With regards MP nothing system wise you would need to do, I would suggest concentrating on getting yourself up and running with the new rig prior to the MP investigation.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:36 pm 
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Thank you Andrew and Lewis!

Lewis, no, I haven't already ordered (next week!) and yes, you'll be happy to know I've decided upon the GTX 980. (^8 Hmmm, and maybe the 4790K....?

Thank you for advising I can wait on MP issues. For the sake of testing the new build, I'll need FSX though. Would I be better off buying FSX:SE instead of reinstalling my FSX Gold Edition? Or can I just add on Steam later? (I'm assuming I'll need Steam to MP with my A2A Razorback.) The less spent the better now!

Uhhh, Microsoft *would* let me reinstall my FSX:GE on a new system, wouldn't they? I didn't even use it on my old rig: just flew my good ol' FS9.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:55 pm 
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For the multiplayer it'd depend on what you are after I think. There are communities like MS Flights.net who regularly fly and then theres trhe big hardcore simulation ones like Pilot Edge and VATSIM, IVAO etc.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:18 am 
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Fascinating sites-- thank you Lewis! Wowzers! ATC simulation! After years of flying alone, I never realized how far simming has come.

I do love Il-2 sims, but what fun it will be to fly Lady Lightning out in the 'real world' at last!

(heh heh heh.... Now if only someday she'll be able to dive bomb something, Carolyn chortles gleefully, rubbing her hands together....)

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