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  • CPU
    Ryzen 5 2400G
  • Motherboard
    ASRock B450M
  • RAM
    8 GB G. Skill Ripjaws V 3200mhz
  • GPU
    Gigabyte RX 570 4 GB DDR5 RAM and Oculus Rift 1st gen
  • Case
    VIVO mini ATX
  • Storage
    Gigabyte 240 GB SSD/500GB Seagate Baracuda HDD/1 TB Seagate external HDD
  • PSU
    EVGA Bronze 500W
  • Display(s)
    HP 29" widescreen as primary, old Acer 19" as secondary monitor
  • Cooling
    (3) 120 mm fans - 2 inlet, 1 exhaust
  • Keyboard
    Logitech wireless keyboard - cheap but adequate
  • Mouse
    Logitech wireless mouse - cheap but adequate
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  1. Over the winter, I plan on either upgrading from a Ryzen 5 2400g to a 3600. Also, upgrading from a RX570 to a Vega 56 or a RX5700 if I can find a good deal (really don't want to spend much more than $250 for the GPU and I refuse to buy anything NVidia)
  2. I play Oculus Rift games on a RX570, pretty much the cheapest/lowest end graphics solution but it works pretty well if you're willing to play on lowish detail settings. Since the VR display doesn't look as crisp as it does on monitors anyways (screen door effect), it doesn't bother me. A RX580 would be cheap and probably work fairly well (and maintain 90 fps frame rates more easily) However, as another poster mentioned, you would not have much headroom. I'd suggest as a minimum for an Oculus, a 4c/8t CPU, an SSD (it won't help frame rates, but VR games can take a long time to load with a HDD) 8 GB RAM and a RX580.
  3. We'll say it would provide less of a bottleneck for a 6600k which I don't believe will be a big deal.
  4. Sounds about right, especially since it has an integrated gpu. I'd be more concerned if you're in the 80's under normal load. I really don't like the stress tests and don't believe them to be overly realistic...For the record, after building a PC for a family member, his 2200g quickly rose into the 80's while running a CPU torture test (using the stock Wraith cooling fan). I freaked out and stopped it, but quickly realized that even during moderate to high load gaming (on the igpu), temperatures never rose higher than ~60 C.
  5. Interesting. I was under the impression that performance was on par/slightly better than a RX590? I'm wondering now if it would be worth upgrading to from a RX570...doesn't sound like it. I only have a 1080/60 hz monitor and my RX570 runs games on mostly high settings just fine at 60 fps while overclocked. However, I'm looking for an AMD card that is able to more comfortably maintain 90 fps with Oculus VR titles. It works, but is certainly on the low end. I am finding that I'm having to run just about everything on low to medium graphics detail and frame rates will sometimes dip. 5500xt's are a bit out of my price range though =(
  6. A 2060 would pair up nicely with your i5 but if you're upgrading your CPU to a 3700x anyways, a 2080 would be ideal.
  7. With a 6600k being a mid grade quad core from almost 5 years ago, probably...but I can't imagine it being overly severe.
  8. Very nice! Just make sure you buy a MB that supports a 105W AM4 socket.
  9. I found a use for it...it's semi-mounted behind my monitor as a third display. That way I can see what's happening on discord, sports scores or whatever when my PC monitors are being used btw, that person on the monitor is me (sigh) - it was the 90's...LOL.
  10. I'd imagine if it gets cold enough, the water will freeze and cause significant damage.
  11. You have to consider, 4-5 years from now you'll most likely have a woefully underpowered system whereas if you keep your current PC, it may still be adequate. Doesn't make much sense, especially since you're going to lose money selling it and buying new lesser components.
  12. IMO, 8 GB (for the time being) is just enough for most titles today.
  13. Dang, I paid $60 for 8 GB a year ago...RAM prices have dropped off a cliff. Now I'm seriously considering buying 16 GB...