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Hi all,

 

finally, with a colleague, we ended up with these two options for a nice hardware for the DCS series (and FSim). (I'm totally ignorant on hardware things so I need help!)

 

I'm likely going for the first one because of budget, by the way I'd like your kind impressions to help me choose wisely.

 

OPTION 1 --- ~700€/800€

MB: Asus Z87m-plus (dual channel 4 slots)

CPU: Intel core I5-4430 3.00GHz

Video: Asus GTX650ti --> this one could be stretched to a GTX660 or better GTX760 (which one do you suggest?)

RAM: 4x kingston 2gb DDR3 1600mhz

PS: Corsair Cp-9020015-eu 750W

HD: Wd green 1tb + Sandisk Sdssdp-128g-g25

 

OPTION 2 --- ~930€-1030€

MB: Asus P9X79 (Quad channel 8 slots)

CPU: Intel core I7-3820 3.6GHz No Diss

Video: Asus GTX650ti --> this one could be stretched to a GTX660 or better GTX760 (which one do you suggest?)

RAM: 4x kingston 2gb DDR3 1600mhz

PS: Corsair Cp-9020015-eu 750W

HD: Wd green 1tb + Sandisk Sdssdp-128g-g25

 

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No idea for a case. Suggestions are kindly accepted.

 

Thank you in advance

Best regards

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For DCS get the I5 but the K version, that can be easily overclocked. And buy the 760.

I vote for i5/k & gtx760 too. i5/k has the best performance/price ratio. And if possible, I'd suggest stretching that 128GB/ssd to 240-256GB version. SSD should not be filled more than to 50% of its capacity (which one can easily overshoot on 128GB with Win7 & DCS:ALL)...

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"K-versions" of Intel sandy/ivy-bridge CPU have unlocked multiplier. That gives you free hand for overclocking (which btw these cpus can handle very well). Moreover, price difference (K vs. non-K) is very small, so why not go for it? You can never have too much cpu/gpu-power, when playing DCS...

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I vote for i5/k & gtx760 too. i5/k has the best performance/price ratio. And if possible, I'd suggest stretching that 128GB/ssd to 240-256GB version. SSD should not be filled more than to 50% of its capacity (which one can easily overshoot on 128GB with Win7 & DCS:ALL)...

 

The SSD half full thing is not true anymore if it ever was...

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/857324/importance-of-keeping-ssd-half-full

PC:

 

6600K @ 4.5 GHz, 12GB RAM, GTX 970, 32" 2K monitor.

 

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Rhinox, first of all wear leveling will still work fine at 99% capacity. Second, with most consumer SSD's (even among heavy-users) SSD's have gotten to the point where most will last 10-20 years without having a read/writes issue. SSD's set aside a good amount of space (normally around 10%) so that filling the drive up will not cause issues. What you are talking about hasn't been an issue for years now.

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