Question Upgrading sons PC for VR

Jun 1, 2020
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Hi there,

My sons would like to tether his Quest headset to his PC and play some PCVR games, however, it's showing that it's not meeting the minimum spec for the Oculus Rift.

I know the current processor is not enough, but wouldn't know where to start by getting a better one, then what motherboard etc.

I have run Speccy on it and attached the following:

Summary
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3.30GHz 43 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) (SOCKET 0) 37 °C
Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 47 °C
Storage: 931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA ) 38 °C

I have added a PCI Express USB 3 card to the above spec.

The PC Specs for the Rift are here

Can anyone offer any advice as to what I can get away with upgrading or is it gonna be a new build?

Thanks in advance.
 
Hi there,

My sons would like to tether his Quest headset to his PC and play some PCVR games, however, it's showing that it's not meeting the minimum spec for the Oculus Rift.

I know the current processor is not enough, but wouldn't know where to start by getting a better one, then what motherboard etc.

I have run Speccy on it and attached the following:

Summary
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 @ 3.30GHz 43 °C Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM: 16.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard: MSI H61M-P31/W8 (MS-7788) (SOCKET 0) 37 °C
Graphics: 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 710 (ASUStek Computer Inc) 47 °C
Storage: 931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA ) 38 °C

I have added a PCI Express USB 3 card to the above spec.

The PC Specs for the Rift are here

Can anyone offer any advice as to what I can get away with upgrading or is it gonna be a new build?

Thanks in advance.
You'll at the very least need a RX580. A RTX2070 (NVIDIA), or 5700XT (AMD) would be preferred. A used 3770 might be a good upgrade IF your MB BIOS supports it. You'll also need to list your power supply (make and model) I would recommend a quality 500 Watt for RX580 and a quality 550+ Watts for 5700XT/RTX2070

Right now pricing is insane because of China pretty much shutting down. But with normal pricing this is what a full rebuild would look like:

PSU: 550 Watt $100
MB: B450 AM4 $80...(B550's will be about $180)
Memory: DDR4 3600 16 gigs C16, $110
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3600 $170
GPU: 5700XT $380

That's about $840-$940

Reuse Drive & Case & Keyboard & Mouse & Monitor.



Otherwise you are looking at a full rebuild.
 

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