Having had the beta since last Tuesday and also reading the forums since then, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE involved at ISI. You seem to have had a lot of harsh posts and comments that are simply not needed or constructive, yet you've not allowed yourselves to be drawn into arguements or points of view and I'd like to congratulate you for that. Also, it seems wierd that there are so many posts about this and that, yet not too many people have said "you know what, all in all you've done an excellent job with rFactor2 considering it's the first open beta and you should be proud of yourselves, thank you." So, I'm saying a big Thank You to everyone at ISI for all the work you've already done to create this open beta and all the work you've still got to do. I just wish that some people would learn what a beta mod is, yes you need feedback to help solve certain issues or to discover new issues that you didn't know about (but this can be done in a pleasant and constructive way, rather than some of the mumping, moaning and non constructive points of view). Sure, it's a beta and there are issues here and there, but they are relatively small issues and a lot of them will disappear as the interface gets more of the options like rF1's interface and as further updates come out and as we get closer to the full release. I think some people on here think this is the full release and don't realise that probably 70-80% of the issues and moans will be eliminated by the time of the full release. Here is hopefully some helpfull information for rF2 Users, more than ISI:- I run rF2 with an i7 @3.8Ghz, 6Gb of DDR3 RAM and a GTX580 SC on a Win 7(x64) system, on a 50" Full 3DHD (which rF2 works, runs and looks great in full 3D). With this setup, I run everything in rF2 on the Max settings (HDR on) and further ini/plr changes and my fps doesn't seem to drop below 75/80fps (wither it's Day, Night, Raining or not) and it can reach 150+fps at times. However, anything over 60fps is NOT noticeable and therefore 60fps is what YOU need to aim for. Another member in our group has a new games machine with the i7 Sandybridge @ 4.6Ghz, Motherboard, 8Gb of DDR3 RAM and a GTX460 on a Win 7(x64) system. Even with these pc specs, he can't run everything at full, as he gets some stuttering, however, he only has to turn the texture down a little and he still has HDR on. As his CPU/Motherboard and RAM are better than mine, but my GPU is better than his and I don't have any issues at all with everything Max'd and he does, proving that it's not necessary a CPU issue due to the program not being optimized. I'd suggest the best thing to change (if needed) would be the GPU, but first I'd play about with some of the ini'plr settings (and keep an original backup of anything you change). I'd reckon £300-£400 ($400-$600) will get a decent brand GPU and that's really nothing to spend, considering how long rF2's going to be about and how much enjoyment you'll get from it over the years, not to mention all the new features it has. It'd be a shame for people to miss out on all of these features for the cost of a good racing wheel and lets face it, you wouldn't do proper sim racing unless you had the devices (racing wheel/pc components etc) to get the most realism and the best potential from the software. And, if you don't have the hardware to currently best utilise rF2, then it's something to aim for and look forward to in the future, with your next upgrade. However, I would STRONGLY ask ISI NOT to LOWER the Level of rF2's requirements (just to suit some people, probably a majority on here, but a minority in the world), as lots of people can run it, or are serious enough to be happy, that they have to upgrade certain things to get the most out of rF2 (because it's WORTH it). At the end of the day, we all want the most realistic sim racing we can get, it's called Next Gen or Pushing the Limits for a reason (and rF2 provides that next level). I think it's good if you have to upgrade a new part of your machine or even the whole machine, to run your favourite sim and do your hobby, as it shows that it has evolved and been developed further than it was. In fact, I'd have been happier if rF2 was DX11 or at least DX10, but we all have to compromise at times (wither is not using the latest software or if it's too advanced and we have to run it just below the max settings). Anyway, I've said my piece and here's another Thank You to everyone at ISI and the modders involved in the beta. Wizz.