I wanted a powerful PC for gaming, software development, and VR experimentation. My wife wanted our guest room / office to continue looking nice. So I started a project with these constraints:
- Affordable: total cost (desk, monitor, PC components, everything) < $2,000
- Seamless: transition daily between work-from-home Macbook Pro dock and gaming desktop.
- Stealthy: it should be quiet and invisible.
- Powerful: it should be capable of Oculus Rift VR development.
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