Question Alyx - min CPU spec required

MagnaFarta

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Hi all.

I own an Oculus Quest 2 and really want to play Alyx. I'm told my PC (see build here at pcpartpicker) won't be able to play it due to Alyx's CPU demands (see min specs for Alyx below). Should I try and find a better CPU for my build, or should I sell up and build a newer PC (am4; ddr4, better mobo, etc)? Cheers.

MINIMUM:
Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
 

MagnaFarta

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Hi
A new platform would be what I'd do if I was in your place. Follow the stylizing of this thread with necessary information and we should be able to help tailor a system for your current gaming need and for the future, hopefully!

Hi Lutfij,

Thanks for replying so quick. I have completed the recommended template below.

Approximate Purchase Date: no rush, but within next few month

Budget Range: approx £300 on top of whatever i make selling the current components (approx £100-200...but this depends upon what you recommend I upgrade).

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g. gaming and VR gaming. Current set up is fine for counterstrike, but my main motive for the upgrade is I really want to play Alyx with my Oculus Quest 2, and i do not think my current set up is good enough.

Note - Alyx min spec:

Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR3-1866
(....possibly if you say so) Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8 GB GAMING X

Do you need to buy OS: No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
(uk based; scan, amazon, pc world, etc

Location: Manchester, UK

Parts Preferences: No pref. I've always been AMD, but happy to flip to intel

Overclocking: Maybe. I've tinkered previously, but would rather not need to have to

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe. No pref

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Basically, is there a way to fix my current build so it can play Alyx via VR. If not, then whats a decent - but not too expensive - upgrade.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current set up is fine for counterstrike, but my main motive for the upgrade is I really want to play Alyx with my Oculus Quest 2, and i do not think my current set up is good enough.

Cheers
 
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