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It turns out running bootcamp on a macbook doesn't meet the recommended specs for Oculus Rift, so I built a PC.

I wanted a small-ish case, just to take up less room. No real ambitions of carrying this around, but you could. The GTX 980 graphics card is a step above the Oculus + Vive minimum requirements, and fits well with the upper drive bays removed. Actually a good bit of space left.

Shown with Cardboard for scale. :)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

How does the i5 6600k perform?

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

So far I haven't needed to do anything that would tax the CPU (just played Firewatch, which was great obviously...), but I uploaded a benchmark here: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/5640108

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

My build is very similar to yours. I am currently waiting for all my parts to arrive and in the meantime I am not sure what CPU cooler to get. How did you go getting that cooler on in that case?

  • 49 months ago
  • 3 points

If you've already put the motherboard in, you'll need to take it out of the case to get the cooler on. There are bolts that need to go under the board. Otherwise it wasn't much trouble, although I did have to check a few youtube tutorials.

As far as which CPU cooler to get, I don't have much advice. This cooler is probably a bit mediocre compared to the CPU, but I'm not overclocking or doing anything CPU-intensive so meh.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there i have a question for u does i5 chip bend under cooler master i've reading many bad reviews about this plz answer,THANKS.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

All i5 chips? The CPU cooler reviews on Amazon and Newegg are overwhelmingly positive, so I'd be surprised if there's an issue that widespread. I've only had this PC a few weeks, no issues so far (and the fan mounting seemed solid). Will update if anything seems amiss.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you find the case had enough room with the Vivo 212? My current case it doesn't fit very well and I'm looking at upgrading my case but the 212 is very large

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

There's about 1" of clearance from the top of the case. I took out the upper disk tray (it blocks the GPU), but it doesn't look like that would have been in the way of the 212 either.