So yeah, its Black Friday sale day again, any like minded bargains you good people looking at?
Really am waiting until spring or summer at least for a new PC spec hardware upgrade, am really not suffering in current sim usage with my binned/delidded I7 8700K @ 5Ghz, Titan X Pascal, 32 GB ram ETC
AMD CPU the Ryzen 9 3950X was released yesterday or day before in the UK, but you cant buy one for love nor money, there were so few available, sold out in minutes and not due back in stock until Jan 2020 in UK apparently? … the better good stuff is coming early to mid next year though, Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti or whatever they choose to call it? Just hope Nvidia dont drip feed us usual, we’ll be overcharged for sure, but I’ve mitigated that somewhat by stopping upgrading every single year now … 2020 is my hardware upgrade year and a lot of that will depend on what we learn about the forthcoming MS 2020 in the near future (I hope) … one reliable person says its still actually based on old FSX code, but most of that code was thrown away? Totally ambiguous comment that leaves none of us any the wiser? FSX was poor for multi core usage on release, got slightly better for SP2/Acceleration/P3D … we really need more core usage for MS2020 to justify these new processors with crazy core count but somewhat lower single core speed than what I have just now.
But that’s all a while off, so no basic PC hardware upgrades for me just now and at the sales. Perhaps another large capacity SSD to replace a mechanical.
What I’m looking at is a new chair and desk set up, normally buy from Overclocker.co.uk and am about to push the button on the Knoblechairs HERO Real Leather Gaming Chair - Black … £579.95 and in stock, PU version, considerably cheaper, but leather is leather and breathing and longer lasting … its a well reviewed chair, have been using a Herman Miller Aeron chair for a good few years, its fine and will become my second PC chair, but its also finally showing some wear and tear now.
£579.95 may seem like a lot of money for a chair, but all my research suggests it will outlive many of my PC hardware upgrades in the foreseeable future, also, posture and health is everything.
One of the reasons I’m swinging towards this Hero chair purchase is because of a recent video from Monstor tech in Germany, it’s their chair of choice for bolt on HOTAS goodies, check it out … at end of post.
I’m also in the market for a complete new desk set up. I see some of the gaming desks on various sites, inc Amazon, all mostly way over priced and really dont need flashing disco light stuff, any recommendations for good ones please?, need something solid and without bling if possible.
Perhaps a new full sized mechanical keyboard too.