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Old 09-13-2019, 06:06 PM   #1
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So I've been into DCS for a while and i'm considering doing a full VR build but the cost seems pretty high still.

I figured
1000 for the HTC vive.
1000 for the rtx2080 ti.
1000 for a new chair and hotas setup.

I mean I could do it, but it seems like a lot of money. Is it worth the investment for the casual player?

I often find myself decided not to play DCS because track IR is such a pain to fiddle with.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:09 PM   #2
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You will never know until you gave it a try. Order the VR headset and gfx card from a shop with a consumer friendly return policy.

In my opinion: if TrackIR seems like a hassle, then VR is double.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #3
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Yeah the problem with Trackir, is I had to calibrate it every single time I wanted to use it and there where certain angles i could turn my head to that would cause the tracker to flip out and bounce my camera allover the place.

Plus I think about how even the best VR headset still has a screen door effect. I question whether it's worth 3 months rent
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:17 PM   #4
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... Is it worth the investment for the casual player?

In my opinion, the answer would be no .. tough I hardly consider a chair and new Hotas to be mandatory, and many people is happily doing VR with a 1070 card.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:20 PM   #5
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...soooooo I have a gtx1070. But was pretty much under the impression it would struggle to run a VR build.

Also the flight chair is mandatory at this point. I've been sitting on a kitchen chair with the back broken off of it, for about 6 months now
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:20 PM   #6
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All depends how much you're into the hobby and how much you're willing to spend. Over time, it surely can become a money sink.

VR is certainly a game changer and I personally no longer are willing to fly DCS in 2D anymore.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:25 PM   #7
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Maybe black friday can help me out some. VR sounds like it would be a game changer.
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:26 PM   #8
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Can you run VR with a 1070?
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:35 PM   #9
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VR worth 3k ? Absolutely ! But you don't have to spend that much to get in . 1k will get you a very good headset and graphics card , say a Rift S or Odyssey+ and a 2070 super . And until i can afford that upgrade , i'm having a blast with my 1070 and a CV1 , both of which one can obtain used for $500 or less total .
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:47 PM   #10
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Vive is not worth it, there are other headsets that are newer, cheaper and/or better.
2080 Ti is not required to play VR, at least not on the cheaper headsets with lower resolution. DCS will kill any PC if you crank the settings too high.
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