Pre-ordered an Oculus Rift DK2. Realized what I had wouldn't cut the mustard so I set out to spec a rig to deliver a sweet spot between max FPS and $$$$.
Considerations: > I'm not a hardcore dedicated gamer, I'm most focused on immersion in game and non-game applications of the rift > AMD sucks. No really, they do. > I've read that multi-GPU SLI setups don't work well with the rift as it causes an unacceptable level of screen tear
So I cut corners where I thought FPS would be most preserved: > Went with the i5 as I don't expect most of my applications to make full use of the Hyper-Threading benefit of the i7 > Went with 8gb RAM rather than 16 BUT I think I found the performance and value sweet spot going with 1866 @ C8 > Yeah the case and the cooler are a little overkill/overspend but I let myself get hooked on the H100i, then the original cheap case I chose (Enermax Ostorog) wouldn't fit the dang H100i so I kind of just went for it on the Air 540, YOLO. But wow, what a dream it was building the system in that case!!
So, windows installed from initial boot from USB to account creation in less than 5 minutes and that's not OC'ing the i5 only enabling XMP for the 1866 ram. Man it smokes! The HD is fast!