For the reference use, I’ll post here my hardware and configuration for P3D (previously FSX).
Basically, my configuration consists of a single computer for P3D and general stuff. And no, I have zero problems with it considering the hardware.
My main computer:
- Motherboard: ASUS Rampage VIII Hero
- CPU: Intel i7 6700K @ 4.8gHz
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 980 4GB
- RAM: 16GB G.Skill Triden Z CL16 3600Mhz
- Storage: 4x Samsung Pro SSD
- Sound: Onboard + Focusrite Forte (external)
- PSU: Corsair AX860
- Cooling: custom built watercooling (CPU: Swiftech Apogee XT; Pump: Swiftech MCP50X; Radiator: Mo-Ra 2 Pro with 5x low noise Noctua P12 fans at 5V)
- Peripherals: Keyboard: Logitech K800; Mouse: Logitech G700; Headset: Sennheiser PC166 USB
- Monitor: 1x Catleap Q270 LED IPS 2560×1440
- Speakers: Genelec 2.1 Soundsystem
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
Flight Simulation Hardware:
- Joystick: Microsoft Force Feedback 2
- Yoke: PFC Cirrus Saab Yoke (Desktop version) – REVIEW
- Throttles: 2x Saitek Throttle Quadrant and PFC Multi Engine Throttle Quadrant Old Baron Style + Two Engine Jet with GA Button addon – REVIEW
- Pedals: MFG Crosswind
- GoFlight MCP Pro + EFIS – REVIEW
All my simulation hardware is ran and configured via FSUIPC – this is one and only key on having a successful hardware configuration in FSX and P3D across installations. Never again have problems with assigning new hardware after reinstall, hardware change or computer change. My controllers in P3D are DISABLED.
Additionally, FSForce2 for both FSX and P3D provides unsurpassed force feedback effects for the MSFF2.
My view changes are ALL handled by external hardware: EZDok being a center of the whole thing, I am not using internal sim assignments at all. My keyboard buttons 1-0 are mapped to various EZDok views, which are configured each separately for each aircraft as I wish them be. For example: PMDG 737 NGX 1: main, 2: MCP, 3: lights OH, 4: FMC, 5: lower pedestal (radio) etc. This gives me the quickest access to all important views while flying. Additionally I can pan around with the mouse in each view by just pressing a mouse-button (mapped to the V-key), free look around mode configured by EZDok.
Furthermore, I got me a G13 to give me those functions on the keyboard like alt+enter for full screen or GSX view only one key. Including the ability to fast change the chase closer-further view without change of the zoom (usually ctrl +/- in default P3D) to react much faster – this is not possible with a non-macro keyboard.