Jump to content

PC parts for DCS on Studio 540


Recommended Posts

As the minimum specs for DCS are concerned, I'm currently working on getting the necessary parts as stated on my sig. But can the Studio 540 be even upgraded for the task, let alone upgrade even more, or am I to look into getting another computer suitable for DCS?:helpsmilie:

DCS status:

Online

 

 

Case:NZXT S340 Mid Tower;Motherboard:MSi 970 Gaming DDR3 ATX;CPU:AMD FX-8350 8-Core Unlocked with Hyper 212 Evo heatsink;Memory:Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3;Hard Drive:Samsung 640GB;SSD: Crucial 256GB;Sound:Asus Xonar DGX; Power: EVGA 600W B1 80+;OS:Windows 10 64-bit; GPU: MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB 256-bit

 

 

Modules: Flaming Cliffs 3, P-51D, Combined Arms, Black Shark 2, A-10C 2, WW2 Assets, F/A-18C, F-16C Viper

 

Maps: Persian Gulf, Syria

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am afraid there is no real way to get your PC ready for DCS.

 

Your socket ( 775 ) for the CPU is too old, there is no upgrade path available anymore.

The Graphicscard is way too old.

RAM is too little and you have limited options to get bigger modules on DDR2, they are avaialable but rare and costly and you need a mobo with 4 slots to get to 8GB.

 

You can do this as a makeshift solution but dont expect much, maybe it wont even work, but its the only thing I could think of that you could do.

 

Get to 8GB, add another budget card but of modern age with 4GB Memory or more ( 970GTX, RX470/480, 1050Ti etc.. ), hope it runs on your board and give it a try.

 

Sorry for the sobering news

Asus Z370-E - 8700K@5G_delidded - 32GB - 1080GTX-Ti EK-waterblock - 1x 960Evo 250GB - 3x Samsung 850/860Pro 256GB Raid-0 - 1x Samsung 870 Evo 1TB - 2x Seagate 2TB - 32GB PageFile - Heatkiller IV - MoRa3-360LT@4x180mm fans - Corsair AXi-1200 - TiR5-Pro - Warthog Hotas - Saitek Combat Pedals - Asus PG278Q 27" QHD Gsync 144Hz - Win10Pro64 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only marginal upgrade I can imagine is look on ebay for a refurbished QX6700, QX6800, QX6850 or a Pentium E6700. They aren't very expensive but still way below the minimum specs for DCS

 

The operative word here is 'marginal'. The gain to be had would be so minimal, with respect to DCS, that it would not be worth the time and trouble to swap the chip.

ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero, i7-6700K, Noctua NH-D14 Cooler, Crucial 32GB DDR4 2133, Samsung 950 Pro NVMe 256GB, Samsung EVO 250GB & 500GB SSD, 2TB Caviar Black, Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme 8GB, Corsair HX1000i, Phillips BDM4065UC 40" 4k monitor, VX2258 TouchScreen, TIR 5 w/ProClip, TM Warthog, VKB Gladiator Pro, Saitek X56, et. al., MFG Crosswind Pedals #1199, VolairSim Pit, Rift CV1 :thumbup:

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I happen to have a AMD 270x 4gb with a i7 950 (no cooler) + 6gb corsair xmp 1333 ddr3 ram and GAx58 ud3r to sell for 120$ + shipping. Shipping from Norway is a bit steep at 40ish though But for 160$ its still a very good deal. Had no issues running single screen DCS on that. Selling as ive upgraded mine to VR ready


Edited by trigen

1080 ti, i7700k 5ghz, 16gb 3600 cl14 ddr4 oc

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I am afraid there is no real way to get your PC ready for DCS.

 

Your socket ( 775 ) for the CPU is too old, there is no upgrade path available anymore.

The Graphicscard is way too old.

RAM is too little and you have limited options to get bigger modules on DDR2, they are avaialable but rare and costly and you need a mobo with 4 slots to get to 8GB.

 

You can do this as a makeshift solution but dont expect much, maybe it wont even work, but its the only thing I could think of that you could do.

 

Get to 8GB, add another budget card but of modern age with 4GB Memory or more ( 970GTX, RX470/480, 1050Ti etc.. ), hope it runs on your board and give it a try.

 

Sorry for the sobering news

 

So basically, it's a lost cause either way. My PC won't be able to handle the game's constant updating due to poor power, and the latter option seems impossible to reach, considering the price ranges for even 4GB RAM is expensive af today(even on Amazon, it's near $50.00 for one stick of RAM).

 

Sucks to know this, because I was just getting started on getting parts for getting back to DCS. Only thing I got so far was a 650W Power Supply to replace my old one, and I'm trying to get a 2GB card to meet min. specs, and 8GB is all I can do for RAM. *sigh*:(

DCS status:

Online

 

 

Case:NZXT S340 Mid Tower;Motherboard:MSi 970 Gaming DDR3 ATX;CPU:AMD FX-8350 8-Core Unlocked with Hyper 212 Evo heatsink;Memory:Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3;Hard Drive:Samsung 640GB;SSD: Crucial 256GB;Sound:Asus Xonar DGX; Power: EVGA 600W B1 80+;OS:Windows 10 64-bit; GPU: MSI Radeon RX 570 8GB 256-bit

 

 

Modules: Flaming Cliffs 3, P-51D, Combined Arms, Black Shark 2, A-10C 2, WW2 Assets, F/A-18C, F-16C Viper

 

Maps: Persian Gulf, Syria

Link to comment
Share on other sites

So basically, it's a lost cause either way. My PC won't be able to handle the game's constant updating due to poor power, and the latter option seems impossible to reach, considering the price ranges for even 4GB RAM is expensive af today(even on Amazon, it's near $50.00 for one stick of RAM).

 

Sucks to know this, because I was just getting started on getting parts for getting back to DCS. Only thing I got so far was a 650W Power Supply to replace my old one, and I'm trying to get a 2GB card to meet min. specs, and 8GB is all I can do for RAM. *sigh*:(

 

sounds like you need to save some pennies and look around. there are lots of places for help such as http://www.pcpartpicker.com , http://www.reddit.com/buildapc , http://www.reddit.com/buildapcsales you looking at building a new system if you want it to last for the next 5 years expect to spend 1000 to 1200$ for a nice system

8700k@4.7 32GB ram, 1080TI hybrid SC2

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...