So I should be getting the new rig today. As we have discussed, I’ll provide my observations as I get things set up and running.
For a baseline this is the system:
XForce RTX PRO Flight Sim and Gaming System
Intel Eight Core i-9 9900K Processor overclocked to 4.9GHz
Intel Z390 Chipset Motherboard
VR (Virtual Reality) Ready
Fast USB 3.1
32 Gigabytes of DDR-4 3600MHz RAM (supports up to 64GB)
2 Terabyte Solid State Hard Drive at 1800MB/s (SSD)
Nvidia RTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6
850-Watt Power Supply with dual CPU power connectors to support 8-core overclocking
802.11ac Wireless-AC (WIFI)
Gigabit Ethernet Port
Dual M.2 Ports on Motherboard for adding a second high-speed SSD
Multiple USB 2.0, 3.0, and 3.1 ports
Also one USB Type-C™ port
X-Plane 11 installed
I added a gaming mouse and mechanical keyboard.
I also got a 7 port power USB hub, Saitek rudder pedals (my CH pedals from 2001. have seen better days) and a Gladiator flightstick (for Russian aircraft in DCS)
My plan is to set up and start with X-Plane in regular non-VR, before I see how it handles VR. Do the same for DCS and then Elite Dangerous. At some point I will likely branch out into other VR-only/-focused sims, but want it keep it to the “VR Big Three” to start out.
As the thread title indicates, I do not plan on a lot of technical data beyond FPS rates or number of pixels - more of the “goods and others” as I get into the VR world.
Well…back to pressing my nose against the window as I wait for the UPS truck to arrive…
EDIT: If there is anything specific somebody would like me to try with the rig (other than see if it floats in the bathtub) let me know and I will try and see.