Gaming PC for virtual reality

5 replies
Found 24th Dec 2016
Can anyone recommend the sort of gaming pc I'd need to run a virtual reality headset

Links appreciated

5 Comments

hi it would be useful to know your budget but here's two:

this one is the realistic minimum spec in my opinion although there are people using gtx 760's with i3's believe it or not (good for them!) - ebay.co.uk/itm…414£654.99 delivered with 3 year collect and return warranty

with this one the quality of the image is visibly much better and you can experiment quite a bit with supersampling just for a start, this really is for the enthusiast though. The pc above will do everything you need for a good while but this is a beast: ebay.co.uk/itm…832£1219.99 delivered with 3 year collect and return warranty

the company use MSI core components and are very down to earth to deal with. If anyone is wondering whether the 2nd PC I linked is worth it well put it this way the difference is SD to HD, the graphics are so much better.

check out the Oculus/Vive reddit's as there are new ways to improve the VR image but you would need the 2nd PC to really use them. Enjoy

I agree with the above, I'd go for a GTX 1060 minimum as VR really hammers the PC and it's really important to have a smooth consistent framerate. I went for a GTX 1070 and so far it's been working very well with VR.

John

With this generation of VR I'd consider a Samsung Gear VR if you already own one of the phones. Well worth it for a far more affordable price.

Original Poster

wifi300usb

hi it would be useful to know your budget but here's two:this one is the … hi it would be useful to know your budget but here's two:this one is the realistic minimum spec in my opinion although there are people using gtx 760's with i3's believe it or not (good for them!) - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-i5-6400-Quad-Core-3-30GHz-8GB-120GB-SSD-GTX-1060-6GB-Gaming-PC-VNMB-/201631850414£654.99 delivered with 3 year collect and return warrantywith this one the quality of the image is visibly much better and you can experiment quite a bit with supersampling just for a start, this really is for the enthusiast though. The pc above will do everything you need for a good while but this is a beast: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-i7-6700-Quad-Core-4-00GHz-8GB-120GB-SSD-GTX-1080-8GB-Gaming-PC-VNMB-/201617546832£1219.99 delivered with 3 year collect and return warrantythe company use MSI core components and are very down to earth to deal with. If anyone is wondering whether the 2nd PC I linked is worth it well put it this way the difference is SD to HD, the graphics are so much better. check out the Oculus/Vive reddit's as there are new ways to improve the VR image but you would need the 2nd PC to really use them. Enjoy



Thanks very much

Your reply is much appreciated and shall be looking to invest the 2nd one you've recommended

I could've built you one Moresy!
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text
    Top Discussions
    1. Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet1320
    2. The never ending counting with pictures thread !4604812
    3. Follow-up to the closure of Kids Company in 2015.612
    4. Leicester sack their manager!1222

    See more discussions