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Oculus Rift DK2 Ready Build

Plumby
  • 72 months ago

Hi All.

Decided to bite the bullet and move on from my i7 920 @2.67Ghz rig and build something that can support the imminent arrival of my DK2 Rift.

I don't need any advice that includes 'wait for the CV1', 'you should only buy a DK2 if you're a developer', etc. Cheers!

CPU: 4790k - Couldn't resist going for the latest!

Cooler: Never watercooled before. Decided to go for the easy option. Still too scared to build my own water cooling setup.

Memory: Gone for 16gb just to future proof

Storage: SSD for windows/ steam. HDD for storing everything else.

Video Card: 780ti mainly because that's what Frontier are using at the moment for Elite Dangerous. Needs to have a good chance of hitting 90fps @1440p to support the DK2

Case: *** Changed from a Corsair 750D to a NZXT H440. Even nicer case with good reviews. Means I need an external Optical drive though

Power Supply: 850w to give me some headroom in case I want to SLI in the future. (If they sort out the microstuttering)

Optical Drive: For ripping my BR/ DVDs. External as the case doesn't support internal.

Op Sys: Windows 8.1. Caused me the most pause for thought. Gone for it on the back of future DX12 support/ small fps gains.

Fans: Added some fans to replace the stock ones. Hopefully giving better cooling.

Any comments/ suggestions/ issues will be gratefully received.

Thanks in advance.

Plumby

Edit 1 [28/06/14] : Changed case to a NZXT H440. Added some Corsair fans to replace the stock case fans. Added external optical drive as case doesn't support internal.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £256.99 @ Ebuyer
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £82.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £107.96 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory *Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory £127.39 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Crucial M550 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £208.98 @ Amazon UK
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £120.86 @ Amazon UK
Video Card *MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card £498.80 @ Amazon UK
Case NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Aria PC
Power Supply *EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £97.80 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £79.89 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan £11.00 @ Ebuyer
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans £21.62 @ Amazon UK
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan £10.82 @ CCL Computers
Other Samsung Slim Retail External 3D Blu Ray Writer £59.38
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1774.47
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Almost 75 pounds less and much better performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £262.97 @ PC World Business
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £82.99 @ Ebuyer
Motherboard MSI Z97-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £93.99 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £105.82 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial M550 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £211.20 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £52.79 @ Aria PC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £289.99 @ Ebuyer
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) £289.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £92.10 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer £51.92 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) £79.89 @ Amazon UK
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available £1703.64
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks Phantom.

I'm unsure about SLI at the moment as it can cause microstutters that really screw with you in VR.

The graphics manufacturers are trying to resolve the issue but I don't know if they've done it yet.

Cheers!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

They resolved microstutter a long time ago.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

NVIDIA fixed microstutter w/SLI a couple of years ago, and AMD fixed it a little over a year ago. I think you're safe going w/SLI or Crossfire, though Crossfire 290xs seems to be, by far, the best crossfire combination at the moment for the price.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

There's lots of people on oculus boards who still think it's an issue though. I think there's a 1 frame difference between each eye that can be picked up in the rift when you've got 2 cards.

I'm no expert but the fact that some people are disabling their SLI/ Crossfire and running off 1 card when using the rift it may not be totally perfect yet.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it's just dependent on the game honestly. I can run BF4 at 144hz and I see absolutely no stutter. I used to a year or so ago. It may be more obvious using oculus though.

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