View Full Version : Specs for new rig set up for UK Noobie..Help...

01-05-2005, 10:01 AM
I 've got a good friend in the UK who is trying to set up the ideal fig for playing this game.In effect he's starting at Ground zero...but of course he'd like something that will last & be adaptable well into the future( including joystick , TrackIR ,foot pedals etc.) now I have no idea what is available in the UK or what the best suppliers for same are...or for that matter which stores will custom make the best set-up for this friend, but I'm sure you guys out there do ,or can direct him to the right source ( or to FAQ perhaps) I've told him to start looking at this site to get him an idea of what he'll need to know once he gets started , but its sort of Chicken & egg,if you get me? So if you have any suggestions I'll copy them to him & set him merrily along his way.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

01-05-2005, 10:24 AM
Tell your friend to go to www.airwarfare.com (http://www.airwarfare.com) and look at luckyboys guide and my guide to il2 optimisation -this should give him some idea of specifications.
In uk there is a mag called computer buyer get him to pick that up for a guide on prices.
web site http://www.comp-buyer.co.uk/

For cool hardware check out


they build custom rigs- not cheap but good kit

MESH and Evesham have a good reputation for build quality if he wants mailorder

for sim hardware check out

hope this helps

01-05-2005, 10:43 AM
Let me add he would like specs he'll need for his new computer- best sound card. graphics card , memory ram etc in order to best play FB/PF ...thanks!

01-05-2005, 11:31 AM
Not much point in suggesting ideas if we dont know his budget mate- the best costs lots - in uk about = $ for conversion for computer gear

01-05-2005, 11:37 AM
Go to www.overclockers.co.uk (http://www.overclockers.co.uk) and buy the most expensive component from each category.

That should do nicely http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Buy the ch products fighterstick usb, pro pedals and throttle from here:


Look at www.anandtech.com (http://www.anandtech.com) for great reviews and comparisons.

Edit: dieg777 knows best http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/1072.gif

01-05-2005, 11:38 AM
Ok laugh if you want... I bought Dell best they had at the time (3 years old)and bar swopping the graphics card after 2 years it is still is running the game in perfect mode nice and smooth on and off line no probs. might be only a 2 gig with 1024 rambus on it, but I run Bright..the net with several pages open... Photoshop and PF in perfect mode when i am skinning and testing my skins all at once http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif and even that lot it still runs smooth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif well unless i hit flack then it stutters a bit. but so would you. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Try them I am on my second from them and the third will come from them too..... Might cost a little more but for the back up warranty etc i would gladly pay it.......... they do do a gaming rig now too but have no first hand knowledge on that.... Oh and I am in the UK... I am not one of you colonies chappies http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

01-06-2005, 03:26 PM
Here's my curent list of components for my new Rig, which I hope to finalize/purchase within the next two months. Comments/advice from anyone on this plan would be appreciated.

Thermaltake Black Xaser III V1000A SuperTower
MOTHERBOARD [PCIexpress and SLI configured]:
MSI K8N neo4 Diamond
OCZ Powerstream 520W
AMD Athlon64 FX55
OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Platinum Revision 2 400Mhz (2X512mb)
Hard Drives:
Western Digital Raptor 74Gb 10krpm SATA
Plus a
Maxtor MaxLine III 300GB Hard Drive w/ 16Mb Cache (SATAII technology)
MSI XA52P SATA version
Plextor PX-716SA series DVDR/RW drive.
One BFG 6800GT OC€¦plus a second one of these later on if/when SLI seems warranted for Oleg€s Battle of Britain.
SoundBlaster Audigy2 ZS

Keeping My Current:
Dell/Sony Trinitron 19€CRT monitor

Altec Lansing Speakers€¦might upgrade to a 5.1 speaker system