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Help building a PC.

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Randy, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. Randy

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    For now and need some help planning the PC.
    I plan to run it in VR using a Oculus Quest 2.
    Trying to keep the cost down. So what would be the way to go ?

    Thanks, Randy

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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    As simulation games are not really optimized for VR, generally go for the highest specs you can afford, particularly for GPU, athough a decent CPU also matters.
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    Is their a list to work from ? I have learned about the GPU and would like to build a good base to work from until the price on them comes down.
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    Here in Australia until recently it was impossible to buy high end GPUs except with other bundled hardware, but thankfully that has now eased a bit.

    What is your working budget inclusive and exclusive of a GPU?
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    I do not even know how to do that 1K ?
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    Its more the ,what mother board to be able to add to, then the CPU, I'm think
    • 32GB DDR4 RAM and so on.
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    noorbeast VR Tassie Devil Staff Member Moderator Race Director

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    You can use something like BuildMyPC to get a basic cost/spec idea if you are building the PC yourself: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/

    Or the other option is to look at the likes of Amazon and Walmart for VR ready gaming PCs

    Again you want the best hardware you can afford, so pick what takes your fancy and post it here to see if other members can make suggestions about the specs or parts chosen.

    Personally I went for the top end and am looking at biting the cost bullet for a ASUS TUF-RTX 3080TI for the computer I just built, AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, WD_Black SN850 2TB NVMe, Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (2 x 32GB) DDR4 DRAM 3600MHz, Strix X570-I, all in a NR200 case, an expensive but powerful little beastie!
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    Using yours as a guide line. What about going with a Ryzen 5 and a 3060 and moving up later ? Saying the MB will do the later upgrades.
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    How about this ?
    CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz
    CPU Cooler: Asetek Stock OEM 360mm AIO Water Cooler
    Motherboard: Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite
    RAM: ADATA XPG 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz RGB
    SSD: 1TB ADATA Spectrix S20G RGB NVME M.2 SSD
    Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 8GB
    PSU: EVGA BQ 750w 80+ Bronze
    Case: Cooler Master Masterbox TD500 ARGB White
  11. noorbeast

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    That should work well and be upgradeble if needed, it really comes down to cost and what you determine is value for money.
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