What’s In The Sim


The basement sim runs off a MicroCenter PowerSpec X506 PC with these specs:

  • Intel Core i7-6700K Processor 4.0GHz (overclocked to about 4.6GHz)
  • Corsair Hydro GTX H100i liquid cooler
  • ASUS Maximus VIII Hero Z170 motherboard
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
  • 16GB DDR4-3000 RAM
  • 2TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
  • Intel 750 400GB SSD Boot Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 TI 6GB GDDR5

The PC is driving an Optoma EH320UST ultra-short throw projector for the front screen, and two Insignia 32-inch HD LED side monitors (inexpensive), all in 1080p, and a 7-inch Lilliput 669GL-70N/P/T-5HB touch screen on which I run Flight1’s GTN 750 GPS application. It also drives the following avionics and controls, which are working off both the internal USB hubs and three external USB hubs:

The vast majority of these I’ve purchased used on EBay, save the headsets and the audio hookups. In addition, the sim has: