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$1500 Gaming/VR Build Suggestions, Please

raiden0488

1 month ago

Hey there! Looking for suggestions for a VR-capable computer.

Budget: $1500 w/o peripherals, no OS (already have Win 10)

Light gaming usage - Subnautica, Skyrim, SOMA, and similar, in addition to the VR games.

Would like something that will last 5 years or so (e.g. if/when Elder Scrolls VI comes out, I'd like for the computer to be able to handle it).

That's about it, methinks =) Happy to answer any questions if I left anything out.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $328.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus PRIME X570-P ATX AM4 Motherboard $159.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z Neo 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $106.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER 8 GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fractal Design Meshify S2 ATX Mid Tower Case $152.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $117.54 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 120 PWM 87 CFM 120 mm Fan $10.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1503.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-12 19:29 EDT-0400

Option 2: This one is a bit more expensive but has the most amazingly funky customisable case light display on the front.

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $328.90 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus TUF GAMING X570-PLUS (WI-FI) ATX AM4 Motherboard $199.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sabrent Rocket 512 GB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive $59.98 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda Compute 2 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 XT 8 GB Red Devil Video Card $439.99 @ Amazon
Case In Win 309 ATX Mid Tower Case $249.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $117.54 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1545.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-10-12 20:16 EDT-0400
  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Im not so sure how cpu heavy vr is, but if its not that heavy than the 3600x would be fine and the extra dough could be used for a 2080

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That's an option, just wish the 2080 super had been better than it is, the performance difference between the 2070 Super, 2080 & 2080 Super is barely noticeable. Nvidia bumped the 2060 up quite a lot to become the 2060 Super, the 2070 a fair amount and the 2080 almost nothing because they didn't want to impact 2080 Ti sales!

The 2080 is 7% up on the 2070 Super and the 2080 Super 12%, for $200 it just takes the mick in my opinion. The RX 5700 XT is around 15 to 17% better than the non XT version and the difference is what $40, the RX 590 14% better than the RX 580 for what $20, Nvidia are just taking the mick!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Many thanks for the details here! This is the kind of thing that I haven't yet figured out how to gauge...and the kind of thing one needs to know when there's a budget in place lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the help! While the case in the second build is absolutely fascinating, it's a bit overkill for my needs ;) I ultimately put the 2070 Super and the fans from the first build into the second build, and all of my parts are being delivered tomorrow!

I especially like that the parts you recommended are far better values than anything I'd been considering, so I guess that's effectively what I hoped for coming here =)

I went through reviews on all of the parts and I think the only concerning thing is the recurring comment about having to start with a fresh install on the Sabrent drive; luckily, I tend to prefer starting fresh with each build and the bulk of my stuff will go on the Seagate.

Thanks again!

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Congratulations, I'm delighted for you and best of luck with the build!

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