Building a PC for VR

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  1. VRLife

    VRLife Administrator Staff Member

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    These are just some builds I put together using Oculus Rift recommended specs. Most of the parts could be swapped out for other brands or upgrade/downgrade to suite you needs/budget.

    Also to note if you have an Intel Sandybridge (2500K) or higher its recommended to wait until official release of the of the Rift and HTC Vive. A GPU upgrade may be all you need.


    The Budget build: Total: $861.61
    Get into VR on a budget while still meeting the recommended specs. You can get closer to $800 by shopping around.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($62.89 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($42.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card ($314.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Silverstone PS08B (Black) MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer ($15.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)


    Great / Best value: Total: $1024.95
    Upgraded to a K series unlocked CPU and aftermarket cooler, more storage, faster ram, bigger case, and a single GTX970.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($318.49 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)


    Excellent / Gamer and Video Editing/Streaming. Total: $1375.44
    i7 4 core 8 thread CPU, 16GB of Ram, GTX 980.
    This PC also meets the Elite Dangerous minimum specs for VR

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card ($479.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($15.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)


    Enthusiast level / Haswell-E Total: $1894.87
    I7-5820 / x99 platform. Monster 6 core 12 thread CPU, Watercooling, 16gb of DDR4 memory, blu ray player, and a GTX980TI. The 1000w EVGA PSU is ready for when you decide to drop in a 2nd GPU.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($374.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.20 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3P (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($173.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($91.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($649.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($126.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($43.88 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)


    Note regarding USB 3.0 compatibility:
    Their is a possibility the USB 3.0 controllers wont be compatible in any of the above builds. This is widespread according to Reddit and Oculus.
    If your needing more USB3.0 ports this one is compatible according to Oculus. Both the 2 and 5 port versions should work.


    Helpful links
    PC component beginner guide
    Thanks for looking and feel free to post your own build.
     
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  2. VRLife

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    Skylake builds

    Total: $940.48

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($338.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.78 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Total: $1123.33

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.88 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($45.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($338.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($38.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.78 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($84.89 @ OutletPC)
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
     
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    I like the specs my PC is an:
    Intel i7 4690k
    GTX 980 Ti EVGA omega factory OC
    16gb ram
    500gb SSD
    Maximus hero VII
     
  4. Bama Fan #1

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    Hi guys just spreading some info. Gamespot has posted an awesome guide on selecting PC components. I thought it may be of use.





    More info and original article at

    http://www.gamespot.com/gallery/a-beginners-guide-to-pc-components/2900-642/
     

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