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Old 05-24-2020, 03:31 PM   #31
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If you plan for a PC-bound VR set, you need to invest seriously to have performance reserves. You want these reserves in VR.

I know that Oculus Quest does not depend on and link up to PC like Rift did, but its range of titles is more limited and it cannot do some of the stuff you find for the Rift. Oculus runs some strange policies there, banning some Rift titles that have good reputation from being tested on Quest, although the developers say they are ready and have working versions. Also, no Google Earth+Streetview on Quest. Which is an absolute KO criterion, at least for me. Also, its all sold out currently.

i7 8700K is good stuff. I bought this one myself in autumn 2017. It eats everything I throw at it both in VR and 2D, but you need very good and huge air cooler (I have, it can be done, silently), or water cooling.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:21 AM   #32
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Thanks guys.

Once again I am leaning toward a simple prebuilt solution, like this
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/4jnv

It's simple and easy and takes any worry of issues, mistakes building, and compatibility out of the equation. Plus half the components I look up are out of stock. When nothing goes wrong, building a PC is simple lego block building. I'm sure it's satisfying. But if I make a mistake, or there's BIOS issues, or anything else goes sideways, I have to figure it out.

Or maybe this, quieter with wc
https://deals.dell.com/en-us/productdetail/4ioh

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Old 05-26-2020, 08:08 PM   #33
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Water cooling kinda died down after the "big horse power"/bit coin mining thing died out.

Think about it, would you put a fish tank on top of your TV and stereo? In case anything goes wrong, it will go wrong in very big way.

Silicon, electricity, and water still don't mix.

Even a fully sealed water cooling set up will require maint. after a while.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:49 PM   #34
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True, I'll probably regret that at some point, but it should be a quieter rig.
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Done. Based on my XPS15 laptop being 4 years old and still more than enough PC, this desktop PC should be viable until 2030.

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Dark Side of the Moon chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 850W Power Supply
16GB Dual Channel HyperX(TM) FURY DDR4 XMP at 2666MHz
NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) RTX 2060 SUPER(TM) 8GB GDDR6 (OC Ready)
9th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 9700 (8-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.7GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology)
Dell Limited Hardware Warranty Initial Year
US Power Cord
Microsoft(R) Office 30 Days Trial
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 Processor Label
Wireless Driver for Killer 1650 Card
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Water cooling kinda died down after the "big horse power"/bit coin mining thing died out.

Think about it, would you put a fish tank on top of your TV and stereo? In case anything goes wrong, it will go wrong in very big way.

Silicon, electricity, and water still don't mix.

Even a fully sealed water cooling set up will require maint. after a while.
Just asking: is there any new alternative to air coolers, good air coolers? I know these can work well since I use a good (and BIG one) myself (Noctua ND15), still there are two or three games that can out the temps to dangerous maximums bove 90°C that you do not want to run as default temps without wanting to shorten the lifespan of your CPUs, it happens even easier in VR.
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