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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Build In Progress)
« Reply #15 on: July 05, 2014, 07:13:23 pm »
Updated again. Dago is buying my laptop for $650. I also am trying to sell my Razer Hydra for $275. That gives me a budget of $900.

I already bought the video card for $260. Currently the remaining parts are going to cost $635 - $10 promo code for newegg + $30 for GPU bracket (kraken g10).

Total cost: $915

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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Build In Progress)
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2014, 08:58:57 pm »
Everything on your list seems to be a good. I think the build will be a solid running machine.

The only thing i would suggest is upgrading the video to Nvidia when the budget allows.

I never cared to much for AMD cpu or (ati) video cards.

You could always upgrade later to an i7.


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New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2014, 09:33:50 pm »
Pulled the trigger and bought everything 0.o

Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor - received!
Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler - received
Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard -  received!
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive - received
Gigabyte AMD R9 290 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card - received!
Silverstone PS07B MicroATX Mini Tower Case - received!
Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply - received!
Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer - received!

G10 Kraken - received!

Total cost: $944.57

I went a little over budget, but if I sell my Razer Hydra then I'll be good to go!
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Build In Progress)
« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2014, 09:48:11 pm »
Looks like a very decent build.  Question though...Will the Rift need a Graphics card with that much memory?  Am I behind the times and all graphics cards have that much these days?  I have a couple Radeon HD 6970's (crossfired), do I need to be looking into upgrading in order to use the Rift?
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Build In Progress)
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2014, 10:26:40 pm »
The only thing mentioned on Oculus Rift website is:

 Recommended specifications: A desktop computer running a dedicated graphics card with DVI-D or HDMI graphics output, with capability of running current generation 3D games at 1080p resolution at 75fps or higher.

I am currently running 2 GTX680 SLI, should be fine.


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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Build In Progress)
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2014, 11:04:43 pm »
Looks like a very decent build.  Question though...Will the Rift need a Graphics card with that much memory?  Am I behind the times and all graphics cards have that much these days?  I have a couple Radeon HD 6970's (crossfired), do I need to be looking into upgrading in order to use the Rift?
That's a good question. From what I understand, VRAM comes in handy when gaming at higher resolutions. The DK2 is 1080p, but what if CV1 is 1440p or higher (as it is rumored to be)? I want to be able to play at those higher resolutions so that things aren't blurry far away, text is easier to read, etc.

All of that said, who knows what Oculus has behind their magic curtain. Perhaps they're working on something that would make most of this moot. I was due for an upgrade anyway, though, and with the DK2 coming in August, I wanted to be sure. Originally I was gonna go for the 280x, but I found the 290 on eBay for the same price (turns out that it was due to a shitty reference cooler, so I spent the extra $80 anyway).

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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2014, 11:56:30 pm »
The build looks fine. The mini-ATX is probably okay. Typically you lose some additional USB ports or fancy audio stuff on the motherboard--but it looks like they have even solved for that these days--maybe you lose some PCI-e slots and crossfire/sli isn't possible, which isn't a big deal.
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2014, 01:04:50 am »
Lithium and I are having a discussion as to whether the Corsair H55 + Kraken G10 GPU cooling solution will fit in the Silverstone PS07B. I think it'll fit in the back.

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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2014, 11:53:12 am »
I am currently running 2 GTX680 SLI, should be fine.

Nope.  No SLI or Crossfire for Oculus.  All kinds of frame rating issues, lag and latency stuff.  You'll need to disable SLI.  :/
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2014, 09:33:15 pm »
I wasn't aware, I guess 1 gtx680 will be fine.

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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #25 on: July 07, 2014, 09:34:05 pm »
I am currently running 2 GTX680 SLI, should be fine.

Nope.  No SLI or Crossfire for Oculus.  All kinds of frame rating issues, lag and latency stuff.  You'll need to disable SLI.  :/

Do you have any documents or links that can verify your claim, because I would like to be sure?

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New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2014, 10:39:43 pm »
I'm on my phone. Google it or search the oculus subreddit for things pertaining to SLI, Crossfire and dual GPU.


I'll try and post a couple links but again I'm on my phone:

https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=9712

Cyberreality saying not to use dual GPU: https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=6738#p93122
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2014, 11:45:43 pm »
I am currently running 2 GTX680 SLI, should be fine.

Nope.  No SLI or Crossfire for Oculus.  All kinds of frame rating issues, lag and latency stuff.  You'll need to disable SLI.  :/

Do you have any documents or links that can verify your claim, because I would like to be sure?

Yeah, it's pretty well documented among those who have tried it out. It adds a frame of latency even if other issues are fixed. Hopefully it's something that's solvable, but it doesn't sound like they are there yet. A single powerful card is the way to go for now.

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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2014, 11:25:54 am »
This video is REALLY long and SUPER technical but it explains it perfectly:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsHuPxX8ZzQ
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Re: New PC for Oculus Rift (Purchased!)
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2014, 04:41:00 pm »
Ok, I got all my parts in and have started building! Waiting on Dago for most of it, though, as he has my thermal paste and I'm paranoid about messing something up!

 

 

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