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I finally finished my flight simulator build. I use it for mostly for real world pilot training in X-Plane 11 with tons of textures and add ons, as well as AAA 4K FPS gaming. I upgraded from an 8700K to a 9900KS which has really improved my performance in X-Plane 11. I know that program really only uses one core but the extra cores help support the add ons like Spad.Next, SkyMaxx Pro and Simshaker for Aviators and Buttkicker Sound Module software which run in the background to power my dual bass shakers.

I got very lucky in the silicon lottery with my 9900KS chip as I have been able to overclock to a stable 5.3 GHz on all cores at 1.340V with no AVX offset. Temps average in the mid-80s during Cinebench R15 CPU multi-core tests, hitting 89 on the hottest core (see the last pic). However during real life gaming, temps don’t go above the mid-60s. However X-Plane 11 sees higher temps into the mid-70s when rendering in higher density regions such as large metropolitan areas.

I am currently running my 64 GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB 3200 ram sticks at 3600 MHz.

Probably the most critical feature is that I can roll the flight sim equipment completely out of sight into the other room when my wife has company over :-)

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  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

No part list?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

can u please make a parts list?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I want. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

please tell me you have Ortho...

And what plane do you fly the most? When I get more serious about XP, I'll probably buy the ToLiss A320

Also...Just getting into flight simming myself. Which yoke and throttle do you recommend?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Hello! I use Ortho4XP that I downloaded for free online. It does take up a lot of storage but it makes all the difference in making VFR flying more realistic and useful for training. It eats up some FPS but the 9900KS overclocked to 5.1 ghz on all cores with the 2080TI seems to be handling it very well. I just recently upgraded from an 8700K.

I mostly fly the Cessna 172 with the Reality Expansion Pack just because that’s what I’m training in to get my private pilot’s license. I use the Logitech Pro Yoke that I modified with rubber bands and zip ties per a YouTube video that I found to get rid of the center dead zone. I also added a Leo Bodnar board to fix the dead zone also per a video I found on YouTube.

I’ll try and add a pic of my flight sim build too. I’m using three monitors set to 1080p. With max world objects, SkyMaxx Pro and World Traffic 3.0 I’m getting between 30 and 40 FPS, dropping to 25 in dense areas like cities. But I’m really happy with that performance for a three monitor setup.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

let me just say - wow.

Your PC must get a wee bit toasty with max world objects AND THE ALMIGHTY SKYMAXX

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It does! I have a tabletop desk fan behind my pc that I use to suck all the hot air away. It seems to help keep things as cool as possible. Plus I have my cpu cooler and gpu radiator fans in a push pull configuration which helps a lot. I got lucky on my cpu though as it somehow stays under 80c.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh also I hear that Honeycomb Alpha just released their first yoke and I’ve heard great things about it. If I didn’t already have my modified yoke then I would buy that one!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

sweet

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I just checked it out. A little bit out of my budget, but with all the features and how much better it is than Saitek, I think I'll take my chances.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you’ll be happy with it based on what others have said. And it has a 90 degree turn radius to the left and right, which is more like a real airplane yoke. Unfortunately there just aren’t many choices out there for good yokes in a reasonable price range. Good luck and I hope it works out for you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you very much for your help dawg

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I’m stuck playing XP11 on an rx 580 LOL

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL there’s no shame in that. I still remember playing MS FS 1.0 on the Commodore 64 when I was a kid. You’re doing way better than that!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh god. I can only imagine. Do you know if an RX580 4G can do VR for XP?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I’ve heard that the RX580 runs VR pretty smoothly at lower settings. Your only real limit might be the 4gb of VRAM if you want to set your texture quality above the minimum settings, which at lower settings can look a bit bare. But if you’re looking more for the fun of flying I don’t see why that card wouldn’t work. It’s a powerful card and people are definitely using it for VR in FPS games too. Most everything else in XP is handled by the CPU so your GPU won’t likely be the bottleneck.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Okay, thank you!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This is awesome. I wonder how FS2020 will run seeing as they are completely renovating the code!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yeah I am really curious about FS2020 as well. It would be kind of nice to see a flight sim make use of all cores and implement Vulcan to really take advantage of all available rendering power!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hello, have you had any trouble with Corsair's ICue and Gigabyte's RGB Fusion? A lot of people complaining

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hello! I do occasionally have trouble with iCue as it likes to forget my RGB settings on my Corsair K95 keyboard from time to time and has to be restarted. It also reports conflicting profiles on my keyboard and saving them again never resolves the error. iCue is nice when it works, and is worth the trouble if you have a lot of Corsair devices like I do that you want to set on the same lighting profile. It’s also good for updating the firmware in your Corsair devices.

As for RGB Fusion, I honestly completely stopped using it recently because it dramatically slowed my boot time and it no longer saves my RGB preferences on my motherboard. Also some of the effects like waves stopped even working altogether. I’ve heard that I can set the lights in BIOS instead but haven’t gotten around to trying that out yet. Basically I would stay away from RGB Fusion.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I just saved my parts list so hopefully it shows up here now!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the case stay pretty quiet?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

It does stay pretty quiet most of the time and during gaming, except if I am doing continuous stress tests with Cinebench at which time the fans will spin up for a 15-30 seconds. I don't have any aggressive fan curves set. However I do have a desk fan behind the case which does a good job of sucking the hot exhaust air away, so that may be helping to make the internal case fans not have to work as hard. I think the larger size of the case allows for more clearances between my fans and GPU/CPU which helps, too. My last case was a lot smaller and the fans were almost always at full speed, and I had an 8700K in my old build. I hope this helps!

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