I’ve been talking about rebuilding my home cockpit and a computer dedicated to flight simulation…er… for quite a long time. I really get moving now.
Followings are some of the gears I already purchased for the new cockpit. And in
general, it will be somewhat resemblance to what the guy ON THE GLIDESLOPE (OTG) does — a 3-monitor setup, one in the front and two on both sides.
But I am planning to use one 55-inch 4K TV for the front and two 43-inch 4K TVs for the two sides, instead of a short-throw project and two computer monitors like the OTG guy uses.
One reason is that the price for a reasonably good 4K TV is not that expensive now. Second, the placement and set up of them should be easier. Lastly, TVs are less demanding on the graphics hardware, not to mention the a lot more realistic feel that the big screens will bring, comparing to the three 27-inch monitors I am using now.
The remaining computer hardware I am about to get are as follows:
- CPU: Intel i7-6850K
- Motherboard: Asus X99 Deluxe-II
- RAM: 32GB (4x8GB) 3200MHz (from Corsair or G-Skill)
- Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i or Antec 1300W or Seasonic 1200W
I know many people may think above components an overkill. However, in considering the 64-bit Prepar3D rumored to come soon, I’d rather invest a little bit more right from the beginning than come back to the issue again later. Furthermore, the system will be my main rig for the next three years at least.
Two things I need advises:
- Will the 6900K be a better choice than the 6850K ?
- Does any of you have problems with the Corsair AXi power supply?
There are many articles on the Internet saying that the FSX performance depends on the CPU cock speed than the number of cores.
It may be true with some reasons. But Prepar3D is now my main platform and it is very likely going to 64-bit soon. I doubt the scenario remains the same.
Moreover, I am not only running the software on a single screen. The three monitors, the extra hardware, etc, etc, are all counted in the calculation.
Regarding the Corsair AX1200i, I really like its “Corsair link” feature. But many people reported that the power supply isn’t reliable. Your comments, if any, are welcome.
More posts on my cockpit rebuild will come. Stay tuned.