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Hi All,

 

I have been using an old Dell Inspirion 525:

Duel core E5400

6 gig ram

Nivida GT 430 1 gig ram

1 27 " monitor for main screen and one 17" for shkval

 

I get 15-20 FPS if I am lucky.

 

Thinking of this new system = Budget $1500

 

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/8MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core™ i7-4770K w/ Intel Performance Tuning Protection

Processor Cooling : NZXT Kraken X40 Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 140mm Radiator

Memory: 16 GB [8 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 4GB - Single Card

Motherboard: ASRock Z87E-ITX -- 4x USB 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, Wifi + Bluetooth

Power Supply: 500 Watt - FSP 1U 80 Plus Gold Certificated Power Supply

Primary Hard Drive : 120 GB ADATA SSD

Data Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive 1 Optical Drive : Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Slot Load Drive

Operating System : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

 

 

What do you think?

 

Cooper:pilotfly:

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I tell you what I'd do:

 

1. switch i7-4770K for i5-4670K and thus saving ~100 bucks. Basically, the only difference is hyperthreading which is of no use for DCS.

 

2. what I saved on CPU I'd invest in better GFX, i.e. instead of GTX760 I'd buy GTX770.

 

3. I'd pick higher-rated PSU. These GFX-cards take >200W, plus CPU ~100, and you might be on limit. I'd go at least 700W-way.

 

4. Better MoBo! Asrock is low-end, I'd take something from Asus, with updated chipset (Z87/C2). And of course full-size board with plenty of expansion slots, not some crappy ITX-board! You have to take care of good cooling, so you need space, not all components crapped together with GFX blowing hot air directly on chipset cooler...

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I tell you what I'd do:

 

1. switch i7-4770K for i5-4670K and thus saving ~100 bucks. Basically, the only difference is hyperthreading which is of no use for DCS.

 

2. what I saved on CPU I'd invest in better GFX, i.e. instead of GTX760 I'd buy GTX770.

 

3. I'd pick higher-rated PSU. These GFX-cards take >200W, plus CPU ~100, and you might be on limit. I'd go at least 700W-way.

 

4. Better MoBo! Asrock is low-end, I'd take something from Asus, with updated chipset (Z87/C2). And of course full-size board with plenty of expansion slots, not some crappy ITX-board! You have to take care of good cooling, so you need space, not all components crapped together with GFX blowing hot air directly on chipset cooler...

 

 

Asrock is no longer low end. My asrock board p67 extreme4 is rocking a 5ghz overclock as I type this.


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Would this be better than the first system? Upgrade case,mobo,and power. Had to get rid of the SSD and lower RAM to save $. I want the 4gig 760 for multi monitor. This still should be upgradeable and a large improvement from my current PC.

 

· CAS: CFI Taiji Full-Tower Gaming Case w/ 1x 140 & 2x 120mm Fans, Front USB 3.0, HDD Easy Swap Bays & Side-Panel Window

· CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)

· CS_FAN: Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case

· FAN: Asetek 570LX Liquid Cooling system w/ 240MM Radiator and Dual Fans

· HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)

· MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory Patriot Viper III

· MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] ASUS Z87-Pro Intel Z87 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Wi-Fi GO!, Ai Charger+, 7.1 HD Audio, Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2) & 4 PCIe x1 (All Venom OC Certified)

· OS: Microsoft® Windows 8 (64-bit Edition)

· POWERSUPPLY: * 850 Watts - Cooler Master Silent Pro M 80 Plus Power Supply

· VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 4GB 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA

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I wouldnt go with windows 8...

I bought i5 4670k with asrock z87 pro4 mobo and im running it @4.2 with 8gb 2133mhz cl11 ram and sapphire hd 7850 2gb(i will be changing that to nvidia)

and i get constant 50 fps with both TGP and MAV on flying above several ground units. that all on W7 ulti x64

Also i get 25-30 fps in benchmark.miz that is flowting around this hardware subforum.

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There's nothing wrong with windows 8. Its basically the same as 7. I've had no issues with 8. 8.1 is coming soon. hopefully with built in boot to desktop which was the only thing I didn't like about 8.


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I7-5820k@4.5 Z99 extreme4 16gb ddr4

520gb ssd. Gigabyte ssc GTX960 SSC 4gb

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