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Just bought the Oculus Rift DK2... WOOO!!!

#21foxyReyoko(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2014 6:06:34 AM
Oh man I can't wait to try the Rift! Had a dream about it last night


Psythik-- thanks for the specs. I'll try to get the $1200 PC


Go you recommend Nvidia GeForce gpus over something like Radeon R9 280x? I was thinking of mining some litecoins with it while I wait for the Rift


Btw are GPUs freaking $500 nows? Damn... is this because of bitcoin mining?
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#22PsythikPosted 3/20/2014 11:30:47 AM(edited)
foxyReyoko posted...
Btw are GPUs freaking $500 nows? Damn... is this because of bitcoin mining?
Yup. That's why you don't buy AMD GPUs. The funny part is that people don't know you can mine on nVidia too. Look up cudaMiner.

Also, if you were gaming at 1080p then you could get away with a $250-350 GPU, but you're using a Rift. Go ahead and get the $800 build's GPU if you don't mind turning some graphics settings down to medium to maintain 60FPS with the Rift. Otherwise you need the $500 card to run everything on Ultra @ 60FPS.
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#23CELTEKKPosted 3/20/2014 11:43:06 AM
what are you guys doing/going to do with a DK?

are you just playing around with it, or are you actually utilizing the tech?
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#24KillerTrufflePosted 3/20/2014 11:51:23 AM
CELTEKK posted...
what are you guys doing/going to do with a DK?

are you just playing around with it, or are you actually utilizing the tech?


There are some games or programs out that already work with the DK, so you can still make some use of it now, even tho it's not finalized.

I'm still waiting to see the final commercial product tho, because they keep promising it will be much better than the dev kits, and have much more game support by then.
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#25-5xad0w-Posted 3/20/2014 12:49:50 PM
CELTEKK posted...
what are you guys doing/going to do with a DK?

are you just playing around with it, or are you actually utilizing the tech?


I bought a DK1 just to play with even though I knew I would be replacing it.

There are a few games/apps available for it but you can play a great many normal PC games by using a driver that turns the video output into something compatible with the rift.

Though using 3D drivers is kind of hit and miss since sometimes the controls don't work as well (notably with games that you can't have your head/view independent of the direction your body is facing) or you might not get stereoscopic 3D and it's basically just a normal 2D image right in front of your face.

Skyrim for example has good 3D depth in Vireio and VorpX but the default HUD placement is pretty much useless. Text is also a problem in any game that isn't made for the rift.
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#26foxyReyoko(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2014 1:52:22 PM
Soooooo..... I bought 2 sticks of 8GB DDR3 ram (total 16GB RAM)... that is enough right?

Do I need a specific motherboard to support that? Or will any motherboard do.

Do I need a specific power supply or can I use the one on my old computer?


PLEAASE RESPOND
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#27Dirk85UKPosted 3/21/2014 2:02:55 PM
Where did you buy the oculus rift from? I didn't even know it was available yet (or maybe just not in the UK).
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#28foxyReyoko(Topic Creator)Posted 3/21/2014 2:05:21 PM
Dirk85UK posted...
Where did you buy the oculus rift from? I didn't even know it was available yet (or maybe just not in the UK).


I provided a link in the OP


Can you help me build a Pee Sea tho?
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