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Upgrading My Wifes PC For VR

kazini
  • 51 months ago

So I Plan on upgrading my wife's PC So she can get an HTC Vive and actually use it. I will post her current build and I plan on adding a 980ti, is her cpu going to be an issue or is it okay because it is still an i7 albeit an older one?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-2600K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $80.00
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50
Motherboard ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $80.00
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.00
Storage Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $48.98
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $66.97
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $199.99
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Full - USB (32/64-bit) $189.99
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $30.00
Keyboard AZIO MGK1-K Wired Gaming Keyboard $84.98
Other Blue Yeti Blackout Microphone $108.88
Other Logitech C920 Webcam $68.93
Other Cooler Master CM Storm Case $30.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1308.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-21 09:26 EDT-0400

I Think she'll be okay, but I don't want to drop 6-700 on a new video card and then another 800 on a Vive and have her pc not be able to handle it anyway lol.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

VIVE on Steam specification says i5-4590 CPU or better. Your CPU should have 20% more performance than the suggested one (plus overclocking). I guess it will be fine. But since I do not have any VR at home, I can't say it for sure, just make guesses based on specifications. :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I mean it handles a lot of newer stuff just fine with her current gpu, but vr is fairly demanding. was hoping to avoid buying all new components but I may end up having to upgrade her to skylake or something of the sort then :-/

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

well i'm gonna get a 980ti that's already decided.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

like I said I just don't want to get one and then find out her cpu can't handle it lol

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Gojira.

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