Looking for advice from the experts on this board.

masha13

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Aug 14, 2016
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Hi I recently ordered a Oculus Rift consumer version. I know my pc is outdated.
What can I upgrade and what should I buy to run Oculus rift games with decent performance?
I am a total newbie to hardware. My budget is around 400-600 USD.


My current system.

CPU
AMD FX-8350
Vishera 32nm Technology

RAM
16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 933MHz (9-13-13-34)

Motherboard
MSI 760GA-P43(FX) (MS-7699) (CPU1)

Graphics
DELL U2913WM (2560x1080@60Hz)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti (MSI)

Storage
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-22ERM SCSI Disk Device (SATA)
223GB Crucial_CT240M50 SCSI Disk Device (SSD)

Optical Drives
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NSB0 ATA Device
DTSOFT Virtual CdRom Device

Realtek High Definition Audio
 

basroil

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You basically have to buy a new computer for the rift, at least if you want to experience it at recommended settings!


At minimum, you need to buy a Core i5 6500, 16gb DDR4, h170 motherboard (you can get away with h110/b150 if you want), and if you didn't buy a retail license of windows or didn't upgrade to Win 10 you'll need that too. Overall the cost is ~400, but going a bit higher end to the 6700K and a z170 board will make you hit $600 if you don't have an OS


HOWEVER, your system technically meets the bare minimum necessary, so first test out the rift and see if it's actually worth spending money right now.
 

basroil

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You basically have to buy a new computer for the rift, at least if you want to experience it at recommended settings!


At minimum, you need to buy a Core i5 6500, 16gb DDR4, h170 motherboard (you can get away with h110/b150 if you want), and if you didn't buy a retail license of windows or didn't upgrade to Win 10 you'll need that too. Overall the cost is ~400, but going a bit higher end to the 6700K and a z170 board will make you hit $600 if you don't have an OS


HOWEVER, your system technically meets the bare minimum necessary, so first test out the rift and see if it's actually worth spending money right now.
 

justanotherjose

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Jul 5, 2016
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You should just get a better processor, motherboard and ram.

Processor, i5-6600k

https://www.amazon.com/Intel-Boxed-I5-6600K-Processor-BX80662I56600K/dp/B012M8M7TY

Motherboard Asus Z170-A

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1175508&gclid=CjwKEAjwiru9BRDwyKmR08L3iS0SJABN8T4vjycdfzRcJnsYn9aDcHaJHkfZBB63pFxqGTHFuOQEgxoCEwvw_wcB&is=REG&ap=y&m=Y&c3api=1876%2C92051677682%2C&A=details&Q=

Ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231791

CPU cooler

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

Just some suggestions. I'm sure other people who have more experience with VR can help.
 

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