Welcome Kennel,I have a I7 4790k,Gtx1070. 27" 2560x1440 60hz monitor.
I agree with lederhosen ..fast sync pulls me 60-75fps the vast majority of the time. Only time I dip below is take/off and landings but that's with using the airfield mods,I fly at 1440p. Il post some settings and what mods I use in a bit if your interested pal.
Also every background setting that's not required gets turned off,don't leave any internet windows open etc. In fact apart from Kaspersky and the essential Win stuff and track ir everything else pretty much gets shut down (I use free advanced system care) to close unnecessary programs.
Il PM you my settings and the mods i use Kennel,also download the free skins on the main WOFF store page and any skins on the mods page,i really recommend them for immersion,its a 2.1gb download but once extracted its a lot bigger (my skins folder is 18GB). Also make sure the latest patch is installed (currently 4.21)
And what mods do you believe contribute to sim immersion, you know the divorce kind l
77Scout's 'News" mod is the best mod to improve immersion, obviously (grin, just kidding).
Actually, I find that immersion mostly comes from how you play the game. You will find it hard to feel immersed in WW1 if you have a bunch of 'magic writing' all over your screen, so I turn off labels, TAC, displays, HUD ... everything. Flying in real time as much as possible (avaoiding time compression) helps as well, and as a bonus will speed your divorce as longer mission time will mean you never see your family. Flying DID (dead is dead) is good too, so you really feel the fear of dying.
MSI B350 Motherboard Ryzen 5 2600 CPU MSI RX-580 GPU 16 GB RAM (2 x 8 GB sticks My monitor is a 32" Dell, also 1920 x 1080
I tried Sweet FX, and it caused a crash every time I tried to load the game. Other than that I run most of the mods., and get a constant 60 FPS, except when in high Time Compression. The it drops down to a very, very slow rate (wandering between 14 and 30 FPS). I run several careers at once, so I kind of have to use TC. I also run several background programs at once, sometimes Alt-Tabbing out of the game to looks something up. This causes no problems at all.
I'm also flying very early in the war, and all the planes are missing one piece of vital equipment or another. The BE.2c has no compass. Some others have no air speed indicator. How do you fly with no compass?
Final thoughts: Try whatever mods appeal to you. With JSGME you can install and uninstall mods at will, so if one doesn't work you don't have to rip out the game and reinstall it. You just unplug the mod and get on with your life.
Some people are born stupid. I've had to work hard my whole life to get this way. I'm proud of the job I've done
In the very early craft instrumentation was a minimum, many didn't have some, what you would consider these days "vital", instruments. You flew by the seat of your pants looking out of the side at landmarks, or used a personal compass, watch etc. You simulate that using the F5 dials, which can also be customized, moved, removed etc.
Having said that, the BE2c DOES have a compass, you aren't looking hard enough . It also has a shed full of instruments compared to others.
To see it easily you really need head tracking as it's tucked away - see pic. You can get to it using panning with keys (scrolllock off) etc or mouse look (press right mouse button).
You use the direction of the shadows. The shadow cast by the sun on your wing makes a great compass. You also need to have a good map (e.g. RAF_Louvert maps) and follow landmarks. It is quite easy with practice and really adds to the experience. Flying to the target area is no longer a boring drone as you are busy navigating the entire time.
You really can get along without any of the guages. e.g. No altimeter? Look at the ground and see how high you are. No airspeed indicator? Listen to the wind whistle and look at the ground to tell how fast you are moving. And so on. It is actually fun to have to use skill and ingenuity to fly, just as the real pilot would have had to do in the early war.