Well it did cost a bit.....but when it's a hobby like any other you spend a bit on it...about £600 ($900) and not just to run this sim but others now and in the future. If B17 had been all we expected then I imagine everyone would upgrade to experience it(cash permitting of course)
I've got friends into home cinema and they spend far more than me on pc stuff........
Hey I posted my specs to be helpful to people because I had all the problems with this sim that people reported. I'd upgrade several months before b172 was released, bought it day of UK release and was P**SED! with it......so I spend ages surfing around sites finding all the info I could about my system and the game (after all my rig; as you said could run a dead horse) :-) and the result is that now my rig runs this game almost as I would expect it to.
People with Asus/t-bird systems may also be P**SED! with the game and may be pulling their hair out.............I just wanted to save them some time.........
Oh, by the way it's DX8 incase you're interested.
thanks...a 34 year old family man with a passion for my family,flightsims,beer....not necessarily in that order :-)