What specs are reccomended for setting up a VR station in my house?

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  1. ironkhan57

    ironkhan57 Brown Belt

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    So i went to VR world in NYC. And they charged me $47 for a 2 hr pass which is the minimum. And i got their about 7.40pm and the only games worth playing were on the 2nd floor and it closes at 8pm. And they wouldn't let me save my remaining time for another day which is utter dog shit.

    So if i want to set up a VR station in my house to play military shooting games and boxing games. What specs do i need for a gaming pc to hook it up in? And i'm running on a low budget so my budget for a gaming pc would be below $800. Due to having to pay for car insurance and having to pay for 2 fines right now.
     
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    PommyBen Wistfull With A Fist-Full

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    Does the 800 include buying a VR headset? If it does your fucked.
    800 for a PC should see you mid range maybe ryzen 5 2600 and rx 580 or maybe a little better if you go second hand gtx 1070 if you can find one for 250 ish ..
    Gpu wish dont go beneath a gtx 1060 or amd rx580 those are pretty much min spec .. Aim for 16gb memory as well if you can and an ssd for the windows OS..
    You could buy a very solid pc for 800 british pounds . not 100% on what dollars buys you, maybe a local could give you better advice.

    Also just to add .. VR is a experience thing .. Ive had my Oculus for over a year now and it comes out when my daughter is here to play beat saber.. Ive got lots of games but to be honest there just not that great, cockpit stuff i find the best .. Oh and beat saber which is fantastic .. All the mil shooters i have, suffer from poor implementation of movement .. Can make you feel a bit weird after lengths of exposure.
     
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    ironkhan57 Brown Belt

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    Ok thank you for the input. I actually find VR really fun, thats why i want to set up one. The 800 is for the pc part of it not the vr. The vr i can get later.
     
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    jefferz Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Do you want to build a computer or buy one? We can help point you in the right direction either way @Madmick
    Personally I use an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 cpu, a GTX 1070ti graphics card, and 16gb of ram with the Oculus Rift.
     
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    ironkhan57 Brown Belt

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    I want to buy one that does not have windows 10 so i might as well buy a custom made pc.
     
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    PommyBen Wistfull With A Fist-Full

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    You don't want Windows 10 ?? ok so some form of Linux?
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    $772 (Base Total)
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/v3Lz3b
    Alternative: $768 (Base Total)
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RQds29



    Sales:

    Alternatives for build:
    • CPU
      The R7-1700X CPU (no stock cooler) is $4 less than the R5-2600X. It sacrifices a higher frequency & frequency ceiling for more cores and overall horsepower.
    • GPU
      GTX 980 Ti vs. RTX 2060
      The EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC+ is also on sale for $199. This is an even better deal than the RTX 2060 6GB (b-stock) for $299 though you might opt for the newer GPU, anyway, for VR advantages:
      https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-4995-RX
    • Storage
      That's only a 480GB SSD, so there isn't much storage. Know that for the same price as this 480GB SSD there is a Samsung PM981 256GB m.2 NVMe SSD available. This would be an ideal upgrade if choosing greater SSD performance, now, with the strategy to add more SSD/SSHD/HDD storage later. There is also the Crucial MX 500 1TB 2.5" SSD is on sale via Google Express for $96.
    • MoBo
      Otherwise, the motherboard is a serious compromise at this price point to obtain the most processing power possible, and the component most thirsty for an upgrade, but this is normal for budget builds.
    • OS
      I couldn't fit Windows. There is reserve budget with either build above for a grey key code.
     
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    Ok thank you.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    No prob.

    Obviously you get a lot more if you build, but if not, I would recommend going with this line. It has a really smart price scaling, and a better bang-for-your-buck than competitors:
    CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8480A Gaming PC (Intel Core i5-9400F 2.9GHz, 8GB DDR4, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, 120GB SSD, 1TB HDD, WiFi & Win 10 Home) Black
    • $799 = i5-8400 + GTX 1060 3GB
    • $829 = i5-9400F + GTX 1060 3GB
    • $849 = i5-9400F + GTX 1660 6GB
    • $899 = i5-9400F + GTX 1660 Ti 6GB
    • $1099 = i5-9400F + RTX 2060 6GB
    Each also comes with 8GB DDR4-2666 RAM + 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD + 802.11ac WiFi.
     
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    I should be able
    Ok thank you, i should be able to buy these shits before the 3rd week of may. I'm also still trying to work on my beach body for the summer. So yeah i'll be busy.
     
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    Here’s a video talking about the pros and cons of an Intel i5-9400 prebuilt like @Madmick posted vs an AMD 2600x build it yourself like @PommyBen posted.
     
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    The most important spec that people don't consider is room.

    Ideally you'll have 12x12 foot space and high ceilings.
     
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    Yeah thats good advice .. Also room scale is something to also think about, HTC vive is ready to go.out the box with its 2 sensors .. But for proper room scale with oculus you need 3 sensors .. So be prepared to buy an extra one.
     
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