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A Wargamer's Guide to IL-2 Sturmovik... in VR!

Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:05 pm

There are only a few computer sims that one could classify as a real wargame, but of those few, one of the best is IL-2 Sturmovik – Battle of Stalingrad.

http://www.wargamer.com/articles/il-2-s ... -wargames/

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Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:30 pm

"Well, my new computer has Win 10 (required), 32 gigs RAM (8 required), an Intel i7 3770 3.4 mhz processor (Intel i5 4990/AMD Ryzen 5 1500X minimum) and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Super Desktop 6 gig video card"
WoW that setup is about 7 years old by now.(2021)

If you have a MicroCenter near you. Can build one like this for that Price($1100) and be in the great rig arena.
i7-9700K CPU, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Elite Intel LGA 1151 ATX MOBO, Inland Premium 1TB SSD 3D NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe, G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-2560, Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Universal CPU Cooler(olddie but still a goodie)
$652..out the Door....Add $400 for the 1080 Gtx from MSI and P400X case - ebay or (Hardfourm for sale)
Under $1100

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Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:33 pm

Now as far as the VR It looks like a great investment...Looking into them more and more...just have to run it past the Fun Police (wife)..:|

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Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:47 pm

Well guess who doesn't have a MicroCenter anywhere near :)?

The new rig actually cost $ 300 + less than that, and I went strictly by the specs on the Oculus Website. Given the type of games I play, which are nowhere near the high end stuff I see out there now, this should be fine. The need for the new rig was solely because of the Oculus, nothing else.

Besides, I'm just a cheap bast . . . I'm really frugal. Seriously.

Ciao, Colonel Bill

PS: My wife is an accountant, so trust me, I feel your pain.

    

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