Thanks for the fast response! I just updated my budget. Would you still recommend the 1070 at the new budget?
The GTX 1070 can handle the Rift resolution (1080 by 1200 pixels per eye).
With your new budget update, you could get the GTX 1080, which could handle higher resolutions in case you decide to upgrade your VR device.
Your CPU and RAM might prevent you from unleashing the performance of this GPU.
Got it! I bought a mini GTX 1080 and plan on upgrading the RAM to 16gb. Do you think that's enough, or should I am for 24 or 32? I have 4 slots and will replace all of the current ones with a whole new set.
I uninstalled my 660 driver software and then installed the 1080 yesterday. I successfully pass Steam and Rift's VR tests. However, I can't say that I see a visual difference. Is it possible that my monitor is outdated? I have a Dell U2412. Or could it be something else? I haven't tried with the Rift yet (arrives today), so this is just based on the monitor.
I'm also using about 80% of RAM with some games. In that case, would you recommend that I proceed with that 16gb upgrade?
Did you increase the eye candy in your games? That’s the only thing that’ll make a new gpu look better on the same monitor. If you were already at high, ultra might not look a ton better, depending on game.