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So i wanted to get an oculus rift for my pc. I have an AMD 10-7860K CPU and wanted to get a gtx 1060 6gb. Would i be able to run games like budget cuts on low settings and it run fine?
 

marcoriding2

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So should i get a new cpu and then get a new graphics card?
 

WildCard999

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Yes, at a bare minimum you want a i3-8100 (or more preferably a AMD Ryzen 2600), 16gb DDR4 (2666 for Intel, 3200 for AMD) & a GTX 1060 6gb or RX 580 8gb. You'll also require a new motherboard.
 

marcoriding2

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Thanks so much. Do you know any good motherboards.
 

WildCard999

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Well for AMD you'll want a B450, the Asus ones are quite good.
 

marcoriding2

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I am currently on 8gb of memory so should i get another 8?
 

richiestang_78

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Yeah, you pretty much need a new system top to bottom. As suggested by Wildcard I woudl go with a Ryzen 2600 and new motherbaord and then get a 1060 or if a RX580 is on sale for cheap one of those.

VR even on low is quite demanding since essentially you are rendering two separate images that need to be at a high refresh rate(otherwise you will be getting motion sickness)

As I said you can always try the Steam VR Performance Test but I doubt a 1060 with the AMD 10-7860K or a Ryzen 2600 with the 1030 will be enough. You need new of both.
 

marcoriding2

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Ok Thanks.
 

WildCard999

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No, your current memory is DDR3 and you need DDR4 for the newer components.
 

marcoriding2

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So if i get a new motherboard with Ryzen 2600 CPU and a gtx 1060 i would be okay?
 

marcoriding2

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how do i get ddr4? Is it a type of memory?
 

richiestang_78

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Yes DDR4 is a type of RAM. This is a United Stated build but you can choose many other countries on this site to find the best prices of parts.

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7yJtYT
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7yJtYT/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 2600 3.4 GHz 6-Core Processor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - B450M PRO4 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($69.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX - Radeon RX 580 8 GB GTS XXX ED Video Card ($189.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $544.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-01-19 12:39 EST-0500

The only other thing you need to worry about is your current power supply. It needs to be a decent 450watt or better. I would personally get a 550 watt. If you are unsure of what you have or it is a lower then 450 then I would buy a Corsair CX450 or 550 (grey and white lettering not green model) or a Corsair CX450M/550M PSU.
 

marcoriding2

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So would this be okay for vr?
 

WildCard999

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Yes that would be fine for VR.
 

richiestang_78

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Yes. Maybe not on ultra settings or anything but def medium or high no problem. Its a much much much stronger system then you have currently.

If you have the budget you can always get a stronger graphics card as well, the RTX 2060 will be around 350 USD which makes it one of the best cards at that price point
 
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