Question Building a 1k VR ready PC for a friend of mine

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My friend is new to PC gaming, and he is interested in building a rig himself that can handle the OCULUS RIFT.

Here is the first draft of the build we put together. Tell us what you think. Any advice is appreciated.

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  1. Our goal is to see what we can build on a budget of 1k - 1.5k. If we can go cheaper w/o sacrificing quality, we would like to.
  2. He wants a motherboard w/ 3.1 USB if he can get it.
  3. I want to start him off with a modest 1080p at 60 fps (or higher fps). Once he has more experience, he will better understand if he wants a rig that can reach 2k w/ higher fps.
  4. He wants a GPU that can support 3 monitors if he can get one.
Build

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor
MOBO: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (1 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
STORAGE: Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive + ADATA SU635 960 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
GPU: MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB GAMING X Video Card
PSU: SeaSonic S12III 550 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
 

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Change the RAM to 2x8gb at 3600 as it will perform better in dual channel and due to the faster speed.

I'd get a better quality PSU.

No SSD?

PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600X 3.8 GHz 6-Core Processor ($199.99 @ B&H)
Motherboard: MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX ATX AM4 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Video Card ($383.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case ($56.87 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic FOCUS 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1052.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-04-06 15:08 EDT-0400
 
I want to start him off with a modest 1080p at 60 fps (or higher fps). Once he has more experience, he will better understand if he wants a rig that can reach 2k w/ higher fps.
A 5700 XT should already handle 1440p quite well in today's games, and is arguably a bit overkill for 1080p at 60Hz (assuming you are running them on a single screen). You'll probably want that extra performance for VR, but if you are buying a new monitor for this build, it's probably worth going with something with a 144+Hz refresh rate, and maybe a higher resolution as well.

CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
You can probably go a lot cheaper on the case, unless you have that one already, or are getting it for far below list price. There are a lot of decent, good-looking cases with tempered glass side panels available for around $100 or less these days, especially if you don't need it to hold tons of hard drives and have lots of external drive bays. It's probably also worth pointing out that case is huge and heavy, which might make it difficult to transport. If you are interesting in "going cheaper without sacrificing quality", that would be the first thing I would change.
 

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1) Any help is appreciated.

2) We know we want a Geforce 2070 Super, but I didnt know there were so many models.

3) Number 3 on the list, is the one we have our eyes on as our default. BUT, because of the 4 week waiting time, we are looking for similar cards.

4) We just dont know the difference between these cards.

5) Which card is best for VR at 1080p 144hz, and/or 2k at 144hz.

Whichever card we get, we want to last us for about 5 years, before we upgrade.

(1) https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gv-n207sgaming-oc-8gd/p/N82E16814932212?Description=GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-932-212-_-Product&quicklink=true

(2) https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gv-n207swf3oc-8gd/p/N82E16814932213?Description=GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-932-213-_-ProductRTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-932-213-_-Product

(3) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TXRW3HX/?coliid=I1XNRT5YIKJAS5&colid=3M0KSBRU8LAC6&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

(4) https://www.newegg.com/gigabyte-geforce-rtx-2070-super-gv-n207sgamingoc-white-8gd/p/N82E16814932219?Description=GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-932-219-_-Product

(5) https://www.newegg.com/geforce-rtx-2070-super-asus-rtx2070-super/p/N82E16814126330?Description=GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-126-330-_-Product

(6) https://www.newegg.com/p/1FT-0004-005B6?Description=GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-9SIA6V69HV2185-_-Product
 

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The only diffrence is the Core Clock and the higher priced ones has more higher clock then the cheaper ones

1st one Core Clock 1815 MHz Higher Price
2nd OneCore Clock 1785 MHz Lower Price

But seems with the 5th one you can OC It so in gaming mode 1800 MHz and in Core Clock OC mode: 1635 MHz with Boost Clock OC mode: 1830 MHz so that GPU will keep my eye on because seems really good the asus one!
 

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The only diffrence is the Core Clock and the higher priced ones has more higher clock then the cheaper ones

1st one Core Clock 1815 MHz Higher Price
2nd OneCore Clock 1785 MHz Lower Price

But seems with the 5th one you can OC It so in gaming mode 1800 MHz and in Core Clock OC mode: 1635 MHz with Boost Clock OC mode: 1830 MHz so that GPU will keep my eye on because seems really good the asus one!
So, the only difference is in their limits when you try to overclock them? Other than that, they should hit 2k 144hz?
 

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So, the only difference is in their limits when you try to overclock them? Other than that, they should hit 2k 144hz?
I think the only diffrence by looking at them is the Core Clock speeds that they run at and with ASUS GPU it has higher Core Clock it can boost to and that will work well with vr and 2k 144hz but with the cheaper ones and number 3 still as good and able to run 2k and vr! Sorry if sound abit confusin

https://www.newegg.com/geforce-rtx-2070-super-asus-rtx2070-super/p/N82E16814126330?Description=GeForce+RTX+2070+SUPER&cm_re=GeForce_RTX_2070_SUPER-_-14-126-330-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-RAN-COM&cm_mmc=AFC-RAN-COM&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_source=afc-Future+Publishing+Ltd&AFFID=2294204&AFFNAME=Future+Publishing+Ltd&ACRID=1&ASUBID=tomshardware-5116266605136005000&ASID=https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/vr-ready-pc-what-are-the-differences-between-these-cards-and-which-is-better.3595289/&ranMID=44583&ranEAID=2294204&ranSiteID=kXQk6.ivFEQ-txCIUgqXpKkTuGgo2OjWnQ
 
Thanks I really appreciate it. I wonder why getting #3 will take so long to ship here.
Check the supplier carefully. If it's a 3rd party be wary of stuff coming from the slow boat from China. Sometimes they are out of stock.

The 2070S is a good choice for VR. You're going to pay $100 extra for 10% performance boost over a 5700XT. That's a big jump in price (25%) for ~10% improvement.

As you are using a 3600X, you can also use a B450M and save some scratch. I've seen these motherboards go as low as $70. (And these are decent quality boards.)
 

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