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  1. JV you been very informative when you can on projects still in the works as in the case of P3Dvnext and this project A. With the P3D you gave us info on how the scenery files can be shared via the FTX Central but will need dual files for v3 and the coming one which helped out a lot in planning on future needs and hard drive space/purchases. It would be very helpful to myself and hopefully others as to what we could expect for Orbx space needed in Aerofly for HHD management both in size and time frame. I know a direct statement would be putting the cart infront of the horse so along those lines any information in that area would be helpful. I'm keeping a 500gig SSD reserved for AF and plan to really use it to focus on the US Western area where Orbx has many great airport addons and hopefully PilotEdge will also be supporting it in the near future. SoCal in P3D is a OOM or FPS headache so to be able to foresee the coming KSAN to say KPSP in a non OOM 120fps VR experience would be what I would love to go for with AF and save other areas like the PNW and such for P3D. Anyway I think you get the gist of what I am asking for hopefully when you are able to post more info on Project A we might be able to get a better idea of what we can expect in space needs for the Orbx folder so we can plan accordingly if able for future growth.
  2. Would one expect to land counter-clockwise north of the equator and clockwise south of it?!
  3. Got the email yesterday that shes shipped. Should have it by Wed the it looks like I will be taking next Thursday and Friday as vacation days! When P3Dv4 comes out, I'm going to buy another 1TB M.2 Pro and put it on that drive. I was going to use the SSD drive for doing editing work with Adobe CC but with the speed of the M.2 figured I should use it instead. Not sure what I'll ever put on the SSD drive..perhaps Aerofly?!
  4. I'm in the middle of moving my main sim to go all in on my VR sim. My old sim screen was a 65" but now I'm on a 22" or something like that as a back up and a 10" touch screen as the main one. Heres a quick video of the VR sim as I started bringing things over from my old big sim. Its all painted now and I added an additional throttle quad (brought over from the big sim since it was extra) and mounted overhead on the swing out door to be used for planes like the Twin Otter. This is my old big sim that I am now converting into a movie room with a kick ass sound system, starlight ceiling and things like that. Sad to tear out the sim but since using VR, I really dont use it.
  5. I got that for AeroFly FS2 as I feel in no short time that file might get really big with added photoreal packages and yeah they are noisy...just put an old Western Digital Raptor in my current system to replace the messed up C Drive in it to get it back up and running. I looked at the PCIe drive as well but the speed of that M.2 drive looks really good. I was on the fence about the evga 1080 FTW vs the 1080Ti Founders because that evga one is really pimped out and in many cases bested the stock Ti on paper and specs but in the end, the Ti seems to be ready for better visuals like 5K screens and stuff like that so for me and using VR felt that would make a big difference over speed and those specs.
  6. Took your advice as the build hadnt started yet and went the 1TB version instead of the 2TB one. While I was at it I also upgraded the video card to the nVidia 1080ti and made some minor switches to the other hard drives. So heres the final results: CAS: CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, Side Panel Window (White Color)CPU: Intel(R) Core™ Processor i7-7700K 4.20GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake) Overclocked to 4.8gigsFAN: CybepowerPC Asetek 550LC 120mm Liquid Cooling CPU Cooler (Single Standard 120MM Fan)HD_M2SSD: 1TB SAMSUNG 960 PRO PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - 3500MB/s Read & 2100MB/s Write (Single Drive)HDD: 500GB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write (Single Drive) HDD2: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)MEMORY: 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] OS: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit Edition)POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - EVGA 850W GQ 80 Plus Gold Power SupplyVIDEO: GeForce(R) GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition 11GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card) This thing better scream.
  7. That will have to be a future purchase. They wont let me make any more changes to the existing order so I would have to cancel and start over plus that would put me over budget. I am putting Windows, P3Dv3.4 and the coming v4 on the M.2 drive since I will have the space so it will be reading at 1800MB/s which will be a big up grade from my SSD. But yeah, a 3600MB/s read speed must be insane! So you never see terrain mesh re-conform as you fly or does that still happen?
  8. CFI Boreallight w/ USB 3.0, EZ Swap HDD, Side Panel Window This is also my current case. I like it.
  9. Just called and made sure they put the OS on the M2 drive.
  10. I looked at that last night as to how much Windows takes up on a HD which is about 20 gigs. So the next thing is this whole M@ is scary tech for me being new and the worry of if it fails then I am out both P3D and the OS. If M2 seems to be stable and I shouldnt worry about it going bad easily, I can call them and make sure they are putting the OS on the M2 and not the SSD.
  11. Yeah the default for this one is 4.2 but I have done like 5 computer builds with Cyberpower over the years and they have always done the overclocking for me. So for the extra 30 bucks to have them overclock it for me has become a no brainer. Sadly in another build option they offered which costed more, they offered a 20% overclocking option which would of put it at 5.08gigs. I went with that CPU strictly for the CPU speed and it being the one that I could overclock to the highest level by them.
  12. CPU: Intel® Core™ Processor i7-7700K 4.20GHZ 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1151 (Kaby Lake) FAN: Corsair Hydro H100i V2 240mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate - Extreme Cooling Performance (2 x Standard 120MM Fans) HD_M2SSD: 1TB Intel® SSD 600p Series PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD - 1800MB/s Read & 560MB/s Write (Single Drive) HD_PCIE1X_SSD: None HDD: 1TB Samsung 850 EVO Series SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 540MB/s Read & 520MB/s Write (Single Drive) HDD2: 3TB (3TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive) MEMORY: 32GB (16GBx2) DDR4/3000MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG Z1) MOTHERBOARD: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS IX HERO ATX w/ RGB, USB 3.1, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 2 M.2 SATA/PCIe [Intel Optane Ready] OS: Windows 10 Home (64-bit Edition) OVERCLOCK: Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 15% or more) POWERSUPPLY: 800 Watts - Standard 80 Plus Certified Power Supply - SLI/CrossFireX Ready VIDEO: EVGA GeForce® GTX 1080 FTW GAMING ACX 3.0 Edition 8GB GDDR5X (Pascal)[VR Ready] (Single Card) Old system locked me out so while that is with our IT dept, I decided to advance my desire to upgrade to a new system build by a year and got this. The M.2 drive will be reserved for P3Dv4, the SSD drive is for P3Dv3 and the HDD drive is for AeroFly FS2 since it might get big with photoreal addons. They (CyberpowerPC) are going to overclock it for me so the end CPU will be at 4.8gigs. I know some of the stuff is overkill for simming but I also use the computer for video editing as well. Is there any known issues on anything that I got, I still have a few days to make changes to the build if so?
  13. Thanks WebMaximus but my OOM are more related to using FlyInside and pushing the settings up. FlyInside (VR application) uses a bit more VAS than running P3D without it, at least in the current version and I have the eye candy cranked so its just a matter of setting profiles for different planes and areas.
  14. Thanks John for the quick and clear answer, helps me out and probably others and I like the solution of having two versions on different drives. I almost pulled the trigger on a new system build this morning but told myself that I was going to wait until next year for that. (dont like my MoBo too much as it gives me issues at start up) I too will be one of those who saddles v3 and v4 for some time until a select amount of addons make the move over if at all. I'm in a rush to see the release of a new version if what I believe is rumored to be true about it but not in a hurry to get it after release. Its OOM that kills me in P3D but other than those I would see P3Dv3 as a finished product that I could enjoy for sometime without the need to update. Once enough addons are there for the next version I'll be making the switch and it will most likely be on a computer that will hold both v3 and v4 so its good to know what to expect for file placement and size since I am also looking to computer upgrade in the near future.