Upgrade or buy VR ready?

Trollality

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I have been following VR for a while and wanted to see if my PC was VR ready.

Turns out that it was not.
CPU: AMD FX8320
RAM: 16GB DDR3
GPU: RADEON R9 280

the oculus program said that my CPU was not capable enough to handle it.
So I am stuck in a rut.

I want to keep my GPU but it looks like it might not perform well either. Other than that I know I have to get a new mobo, ram and cpu.

With crypto mining the GPUs are currently insane and making it impossible for me to upgrade my GPU whatsoever. My budget cost as much as 1 GPU!

I was thinking maybe I should just get a VR ready pc.

The oculus site had one that is called the VivoPC X which has a i5 and a 1060. Though I don't know if this would be better in the long run and cost effective to get me going in VR with no issues in the future as well.

Basically I don't know what I should do.
Upgrade PC? If so what should I upgrade and can I possibly keep my GPU for cost?
OR
Buy a PC ready like the VivoPC X?

the build I was thinking of was:
Ryzen 5 1600
GTX 1070

But the GTX 1070 price is insane!
 

aquielisunari

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The 1060 with an i5? Is that an 8400? Those together will handle it with 8GB of RAM.

Specifics are a big part of PC's. we can't offer definitive answers without them.

The pre-builts have taken center stage due to the stand-alones being so bleeping expensive.

There aren't any prices present so I can't say which you should buy but it sounds as if the pre-built will come out on top as far as value is concerned.
 

aquielisunari

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The 1060 with an i5? Is that an 8400? Those together will handle it with 8GB of RAM.

Specifics are a big part of PC's. we can't offer definitive answers without them.

The pre-builts have taken center stage due to the stand-alones being so bleeping expensive.

There aren't any prices present so I can't say which you should buy but it sounds as if the pre-built will come out on top as far as value is concerned.
 
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