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Old 08-09-2017, 10:34 AM   #11
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For all those saying that a 1060 6GB is enough for 1080p, well.... it depends on what level of performance and settings you find acceptable and satisfying. I recently upgraded to a 1080 Ti from a 1060. At 1080p resolution with the 1060, my fps would drop into the high 30's at times in DCS 2.0 flying over Las Vegas in the A-10C and I experienced stutters as well. This was with max settings except terrain shadows were flat, cockpit shadows low and civilian traffic low. With the 1080 Ti, the lowest FPS I see are now in the low 90's but stay well above 100 for the majority of the time. Sitting on the runway at Nellis in the A-10C and facing north, FPS would hover just above 60 with the 1060 but are now well above 100 with the 1080 Ti in the same situation. The 1080 Ti allows me to lock my FPS to 60 (monitor refresh rate 60Hz) and use vsync without ever having to worry about my FPS dropping below that. This has given me the smoothest performance while being able to enjoy near max settings.

With the 1060 6GB, settings would have to be turned down considerably to get the same smooth performance, even at 1080p resolution. So, I would hardly consider the 1070, 1080 and 1080 Ti overkill or nonsence for 1080p at this time. Maybe further optimization of DCS will change that.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:15 PM   #12
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The OP was looking at the 1050ti and perhaps wont spend the money on the 1070? I think he is looking for a good budget PC and get the best bang for his buck. If the OP can, I would differently not go under the 1070 for DCS and the 1070 with the Ryzen5-1600X would be much better, if he can stretch the budget that far.


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Old 08-09-2017, 01:13 PM   #13
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With all I read here, I noticed that the more important is to increase my budget to get a better GPU.

Regarding the i5 x Ryzen, I choose the i5, as here in Brazil the price are equal for both and I prefer Intel for DCS and also X-Plane 11.

I increase my SSD to 240GB and exclude the HDD for now.

This is the specs that I will get now:

Intel Core I5-7600K
Cooler Thermaltake Riing Silent 12 120mm
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x 3000MHz DDR4, CMU16GX4M2C3000C15
Corsair VS600 80Plus White PFC 600W, CP-9020119-LA
SSD Plus SanDisk 240G, SDSSDA-240G-G26
Thermaltake Versa N25 Black
EVGA Geforce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X 256Bit, 08G-P4-5180-KR

Thanks for all of your comments and suggestions.

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Old 08-10-2017, 09:13 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by otaolive View Post
With all I read here, I noticed that the more important is to increase my budget to get a better GPU.
As a general rule of thumb for gaming, the most expensive component in your rig should be the graphics card.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:33 AM   #15
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I would hold off now and wait for the 8th gen Core series, just a couple weeks more. Looks like 5 and 7 go 6-core to counter Ryzen

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Old 08-10-2017, 12:34 PM   #16
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I don't know how much you want to spend. I bought this system and it runs DCS on high settings very well. No stutters on any map. It didn't come at 4.2, but 4.5. One mouse click and it's 4.7 and still runs smooth.

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Old 09-13-2017, 03:07 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by otaolive View Post
Hi all. I'm new to DCS and I want to build a new computer to play.

I 've search in the forum but I'm still in doubt if this specs below are good enough:

CPU: i5 7600K
CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212X
Motherboard: Asus Prime Z270M-Plus BR
Memory: Corsair Vegeance 16GB (2 x 3000Mhz DDR4
Video Card: EVGA GFORCE GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC
HD: Seagate 1TB 64MB Sata III
SSD: 120GB Kingston
Cabin: Aerocool VS-92 White
Power source: Corsair VS600 80 Plus

* I dont have enough money to buy an GTX 1080.
* Is it a good idea go to Rizen and AMD Video cards?

Thanks in advance !

As other said wait to see the new Intel CPU's, if the leaks are correct they will be competitive on price and perform at least as good as the 7th series in gaming and single threaded load, then the Ryzen 1600X someone suggested would not be much convenient any more.

For the graphics card I would suggest a GTX 1070, at retail AMD's graphics card cost more than a similar performing NVIDIA which in turn consume less and overclock better.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:03 PM   #18
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Secondhand 980ti would do wonders too. I'm using one and play in 3440x1440 60fps.
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