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Pending OP Response Virtual Reality

Discussion in 'Computer DIY Support' started by Allan.T, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Allan.T

    Allan.T PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    Okay, so my computer is by far the best, but for now it will happily do what I want it to do (barring a recent problem with my water cooler). Though I'm now looking into the direction of VR gaming. I know full well my PC is by far outmatched when it comes to being "VR ready". So I was wondering what would make a good VR build?

    Naturally, I turned to google and youtube. So I had a look around and was able to get a feel for a half-decent build, capable of VR. I've got some core items ready, but naturally, I'm still unsure on parts, such as the GPU, and particularly the PSU, so I need a little bit of advice, if you guys would be so kind. So the parts I have listed are as follows.

    https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/nBDR7h

    You'll notice that there is no PSU, no Case and no CPU cooler. There are reasons for this.

    No PSU - to be honest, I know I want a modular for cable management, but I have no idea what wattage I would need, and which model to go for, after all my past choices in PSU's have been terrible.

    No case - I'm going to use my current case, I like the layout of it, and the way the fans are situated, but I am thinking about taking the RGB controller out, and hooking the fans up directly. After all, I'll have a headset on and wont be looking at how pretty my case is.

    No CPU cooler - I've heard stories that the cooler that comes with the 1700 is a good one, even able to handle medium over clocks of the chip (I'm not planning on overclocking, don't worry) so I thought I'd go without one, but no doubt, I'll probably not trust the stock cooler and go with a maelstrom 120k.


    Now, the build is probably the most expensive I've ever made, and not only that I wont be able to get all parts immediately, it will probably be around Christmas time that it's complete. If I can save money without sacrificing performance, I'll most likely do it. I was aiming for the £1,000 pound mark as I still need to buy the HTC Vive, but as you can see, I've already hit that mark, which is not a huge problem, I just like limits so I don't go nuts.

    So, now that all is out, what do you think? what would you recommend? and more importantly, what PSU should I get?
     
  2. vger

    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    Hello Allan
    Here are some suggestions i found.
    For a recommended build ..... This will be in U.S. $..$800
    CPU: Intel Core i5-7500
    GPU: AMD RX 480 (or GeForce GTX 1060 3GB)
    Motherboard: ASRock H270 Pro4
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Power Supply: EVGA 500B
    RAM: 8GB DDR4-2400
    Case: Corsair 200R
    CPU Cooler: Stock (or Arctic Freezer 13)
    SSD (Optional): Crucial MX300 275GB
    Operating System: Windows 10

    Low Budget... $500

    CPU: Intel Pentium G4560
    GPU: AMD RX 480
    Motherboard: MSI B250M Pro-VD
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD
    Power Supply: 430W EVGA W1
    RAM: 8GB DDR4
    Case: Rosewill Galaxy-01
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Operating System: Windows 10
    An upgrade to a i5-7500 for demanding games.

    Robust system... $1200
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
    GPU: GeForce GTX 1070
    Motherboard: MSI B350M Gaming Pro
    Storage 1: Crucial MX300 275GB
    Storage 2: Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
    Power Supply: EVGA GQ 650W
    RAM: 16 GB DDR4
    Case: Corsair Carbide 270R
    CPU Cooler: Stock
    Operating System: Windows 10

    Hardcore build.. $1600
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    GPU: GTX 1080
    Motherboard: MSI B350 PC Mate
    Storage 1: 525GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    Storage 2: 2TB HDD
    Power Supply: EVGA 850 G2
    RAM: 16GB DDR4
    Case: Corsair Crystal 460X or Enthoo Pro
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
    Operating System: Windows 10

    Extreme Hardcore build... $2900

    CPU: Intel Core i7-7820X
    GPU: GTX 1080 Ti or Titan Xp
    Motherboard: MSI X299 SLI Plus
    Storage 1: 500GB Samsung 960 EVO PCIe M.2 SSD
    Storage 2: 4TB HGST HDD
    Power Supply: EVGA 1000 P2
    RAM: 32GB DDR4-3000
    Case: Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
    CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i
    Operating System: Windows 10

    Over the top build... $5300
    CPU: Intel i9-7900X
    Graphics Card: Titan Xp
    Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe
    RAM: 64 GB DDR4-3200
    Storage 1: Samsung 960 EVO 1 TB M.2 SSD
    Storage 2: 2x 8 TB hard drives
    Power Supply: Seasonic Prime 1000 Titanium
    CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i
    Case: bequiet! Pro 900
    Operating System: Windows 10
     
  3. DOUGIE

    DOUGIE PCHF Advisor PCHF Advisor PCHF Member

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    In my opinion, the Ram you chose is very slow.I wouldn't buy that speed.
    If not O/Clocking, then I would go for 2933 speed Ram.
    80+ Certified 600-700 Watt PSU.
     
  4. Allan.T

    Allan.T PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    Hello, thanks for the recommendations, I've singled out the others and slimmed it down to these two, as they seem to be ideally round my price range (granted one is apr. £400 above my price range). Though to me, they seem to be solid performers, and I dont think I'd have much trouble with them. I've noticed both PSU's are EVGA, so I'll have a look into those.

    Right oki doki, so look for some better RAM sticks, I will admit, I did a stupid thing and looked for RAM which would match the computer, though I shouldn't really worry to much about that, as like I said before, I wont be looking at the build when behind goggles. so 2933? right gotcha, I'll have a browse now and see what I can come up with.

    I was thinking about the evga supernova 850 G2 which Vger posted under the "hardcore build" will this be alright? I'm not exactly clued up on the drawbacks (if there is any) of having a PSU with alot greater power then required.
     
  5. vger

    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    So you know,those suggested recommendations are not from me. But it seemed to meet the requirements for VR gaming.
     
  6. Allan.T

    Allan.T PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    Ah I see, well going of them, I seem to be heading in the right direction. Have you got one that sticks out as the best build? Taking cost effectiveness etc into consideration?
     
  7. vger

    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    Any updates for us?
     
  8. vger

    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    Any updates for us? After 48 hrs this thread will be closed.
     
  9. Allan.T

    Allan.T PCHF Member PCHF Member

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    Sorry for the delay, been doing so much recently I completely forgot to come back here to update you.

    I've finalised my build. I havent managed to get all the parts, but im saving up. Thank you for the reccomendations, I should be VR gaming in a few months time!
     
  10. vger

    vger PCHF Manager PCHF Manager PCHF Donator

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    OK...good to hear...so how shall we handle this thread?