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Is this PC ready for VR?


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Looks pretty good - but I am no expert in this! Your CPU and GFX are over minimum spec, you've got a good quotient of RAM... I expect you'll be just fine.

 

You might want to make sure your motherboard has enough USB ports in it as well, as we take a few for VR.

 

As soon as you get your rig make sure you test it using SteamVR Performance Test:

 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/323910/

 

If you have an issue it'll tell you where the issue is. Good luck!

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Also, *do not* forget this cable either.  HDMI to Display Port Cable
The GTX 1080 has only 1 HDMI port, which you'll need for the Vive. If your monitor isn't compatible with Display port, you'll need an adapter.

The GTX 1080 does have a DVI port, if your monitor is compatible with that, but if not---you can always get a DVI to HDMI cable. (That's what I did when I set up my first rig)
 HDMI to DVI cable

Some may be able to get the display card on the Mobo to run simultaneously with the Graphics card, but it gave me issues.

Cables, Cables, Cables!

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What if you spent, 1,600 and got this from Newegg:

ABS Computer Technologies
Model ABS ALI107
Proc Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz Intel H110
Proc Features 64 bit Quad-Core Processor
Cache Per Proc 8 MB L3 Cache
Memory 32 GB DDR4 2400
Storage 1 TB HDD SATA III
Storage 240 GB SSD SATA III
CD Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8 GB GDDR5X
Ethernet Gigabit Ethernet
Power Supply 600W
OS Windows 10 Home 64-Bit
LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps
WLAN AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter
Jaybird Freedom Earbud/Mic Bluetooth
Mouse Bluetooth laser
Keyboard Gigaware Bluetooth

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