Hardware specs for a Vive/Oculus rift

canning_s

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Hello,

I am considering getting a VR headset.

If I wanted either a Vive or an Oculus Rift, what changes would I need to make to my components?

Here are my current specs from SiSoftware Sandra:

Computer
Model : OEM
Serial Number : To Be Fille***********
Chassis : Desktop
Mainboard : ASRock Z87 Pro4
Serial Number : E80-3C0********
BIOS : AMI (OEM) P1.90 12/06/2013
Intel vPro : 9.00.30.1482
Total Memory : 8GB DIMM DDR3

Processors
Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz (4C 3.7GHz, 3.7GHz IMC, 4x 256kB L2, 6MB L3)
Socket/Slot : FC LGA1150

Chipset
Memory Controller : ASRock Core (Haswell) DRAM Controller 100MHz, 8GB DIMM DDR3 1.6GHz 64-bit

Memory Module(s)
Memory Module : G.Skill F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-14900U DDR3-1866 (11-11-11-29 5-40-13-6)
Memory Module : G.Skill F3-14900CL9-4GBXL 4GB DIMM DDR3 PC3-14900U DDR3-1866 (11-11-11-29 5-40-13-6)

Video System
Monitor/Panel : SONY TV
(1920x1080, 40.0")
Video Adapter : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (8CU 1536SP SM5.0 1.14GHz/1.29GHz, 512kB L2, 2GB 7GHz 256-bit, PCIe 3.00 x16)

Graphics Processor
CUDA GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (1536SP 8C 1.14GHz/1.29GHz, 512kB L2, 2GB 7GHz 256-bit)
OpenCL GP Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (1536SP 8C 1.14GHz/1.29GHz, 128kB L2, 2GB 7GHz 256-bit)
Compute Shader Processor : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (1536SP 8C 1.14GHz/1.29GHz, 512kB L2, 2GB 7GHz 256-bit)
OpenGL Processor : GeForce GTX 770/PCIe/SSE2 (2GB)

Storage Devices
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB (120GB, SATA600, SSD, SED) : 112GB (C:)
Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (1TB, SATA300/600, 3.5", 7200rpm) : 932GB (E:)
HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 (SATA150, BD-RE, DVD+-RW, CD-RW) : N/A (D:)

Logical Storage Devices
System Reserved : 350MB (NTFS, 4kB) @ Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB (120GB, SATA600, SSD, SED)
Seagate 1TB (E:) : 932GB (NTFS, 4kB) @ Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 (1TB, SATA300/600, 3.5", 7200rpm)
Hard Disk (C:) : 111GB (NTFS, 4kB) @ Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB (120GB, SATA600, SSD, SED)
Hard Disk : 450MB (NTFS, 4kB) @ Samsung SSD 840 EVO 120GB (120GB, SATA600, SSD, SED)
Optical Drive (D:) : N/A @ HL-DT-ST BD-RE WH14NS40 (SATA150, BD-RE, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)

Peripherals
LPC Hub Controller 1 : ASRock Lynx Point LPC Controller
Audio Device : ASRock Lynx Point HD Audio Controller
Audio Codec : Realtek Semi High Definition Audio
Audio Codec : 32768 0000
Audio Device : Gigabyte GK104 HDMI Audio Controller
Audio Codec : nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra [NV40.0]
Serial Port(s) : 1
Disk Controller : ASRock Lynx Point 6-Port SATA AHCI Controller
USB Controller 1 : ASRock Lynx Point USB xHCI Host Controller
USB Controller 2 : ASRock Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
USB Controller 3 : ASRock Lynx Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
SMBus/i2c Controller 1 : Intel ICH SMBus

Printers and Faxes
Printer : Send to Microsoft OneNote 15 Driver (1200x1200, Colour)
Printer : Microsoft XPS Document Writer v4 (600x600, Colour)
Printer : Microsoft Print To PDF (600x600, Colour)
Fax : Microsoft Shared Fax Driver (200x200)

Sensors
Location : Microsoft Visual Studio Location Simulator Sensor (Location, Unknown)

Network Services
Network Adapter : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-V (Ethernet)
Wireless Adapter : Qualcomm Atheros AR7015 Wireless Network Adapter (802.11n (HT), AES-CCMP, 144.4Mbps)

Operating System
Windows System : Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 10.00.10586
Platform Compliance : x64
 

tman1

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It might work with that video card, though not very well. That's the only thing that is below the minimum requirements. Suggest a GTX 970/1060/1070/1080, depending on your budget. Unless you want to go with the RX 480, but I only recommend Nvidia cards.
 

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I am not sure if I should ask this in a new thread, but I am especially thinking of playing Elite Dangerous, and would like to know if the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift is a suitable headset with my above system specs.
 

tman1

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Again, your video card will definitely affect performance and below recommended specs for either the VIVE and Oculus. When I ran the Steam VR performance test on my main rig, which has an i7 4770K, 16GB ram, and a GTX 770 (that I since replaced with a GTX 1070 FE) the 770 was yellow, while the rest of the system was in the green. So while it should work, I wouldn't recommend it.

I can't tell you which is better, as I only have the VIVE, but I don't have Elite Dangerous.

My VIVE rig has:
i7 6700K
32GB ram
MSI GTX 1070 Armor

And it runs beautifully.
 

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