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Janky
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Flight sim guys
Any flight sim guys here? What kind of setup do you have?


brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
You wanna do a 9/11, bro?


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flyAU
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re: Flight sim guys
Just bought the A10 warthog HOTAS for 300 bucks Supposed to be arriving today.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
No, just interested in maybe doing this.

It seems like the setup is quite a bit expensive.
This post was edited on 8/8 at 11:14 am


brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
Yes, sim setups can become incredibly expensive. I've considered getting into racing Sims, but I don't need another prohibitively expensive hobby.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
How much would a decent computer to run x-plane 11 or flight sim X be? $5k?


brucevilanch
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5k? No, $2500 would put you being able to do anything. It really depends on the monitor/s you want to use. If you're going 4k, you'll need a lot of horsepower, but with 1080p you could get way with spending half of that.


bluebarracuda
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re: Flight sim guys
quote:

Yes, sim setups can become incredibly expensive. I've considered getting into racing Sims, but I don't need another prohibitively expensive hobby.


I've gotten pretty into F1 this summer since there are no other sports going on.

I look through facebook marketplace pretty often, and it's been really tough not buying a vive/rift and a G27 setup. I've heard VR racing is god tier


brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
I'm sure it is, but if I'm honest with myself, a VR setup would eventually be used exclusively for porn. I don't need my man cave to turn into an elaborate jack shack.


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Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
$2500 would not be able to support 4k? I wouldn't mind starting cheap then upgrading later.


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brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
I was saying that $2500 would be enough for 4k.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
Thanks. Not as bad as I thought. Do you save any money by building your own? My nephew does that kind of stuff.


brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
Yeah, save a lot of money building your own.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
Hmm. That may be the way to go. Thanks for your help.


brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
It's really easy to do, just watch some YouTube tutorials and you'll be fine.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
How do you get extra usb ports? Monitor, keyboard, mouse, joystick, rudders and throttles. Later another monitor or two.


bluebarracuda
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re: Flight sim guys
This was fun

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Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
Cool. Thanks.


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brucevilanch
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re: Flight sim guys
You probably won't need extra USB slots. Most motherboards have around 10 or so on their I/O panel.


Janky
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re: Flight sim guys
Roger that.


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