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How Much Should You Spend to play Half Life Alyx?

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With basically the first "AAA" game dropping for VR loads of people will want a cheap rig to play it, but are you okay with min specs?

 

Half-Life: Alyx: https://lmg.gg/HL

 

**note: most VR headsets currently sold out**

 

Buy Oculus Rift S

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On Newegg: https://geni.us/3oNcnX

 

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10 minutes ago, Ulol60 said:

ok boomer didn't understand one word of this post but its cool

And now?
Its all pretty clear to me. :)

Ugh i want VR but it's so expensive still to get some good goggles...

 

ps, shouldve mentioned the 1060 3GB or 6GB. Cus they are highly different.


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Just now, HanZie82 said:

And now?
Its all pretty clear to me. :)

Ugh i want VR but tis so expensive still to get osme good goggles...

I would wait with VR tbh as it's kind of new technology and by next year or a 2 it will be something much better in terms of frame rates, mobility etc for cheaper. And it's not so many games that you can play VR on. (it is but not meant to be played with vr) 

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My buddy has the premo setup for VR and last night said he literally lost himself in Half Life Alyx for 4 hours - it is amazing compared to all the other titles he owns (hes rich, owns all the titles0


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Just now, Tristerin said:

My buddy has the premo setup for VR and last night said he literally lost himself in Half Life Alyx for 4 hours - it is amazing compared to all the other titles he owns (hes rich, owns all the titles0

You his bud right, tell him to share. 😛

But its really that different compared to other games?
Personally i will do a lot of racing with it, cus i like. :D

 


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1 minute ago, Tristerin said:

My buddy has the premo setup for VR and last night said he literally lost himself in Half Life Alyx for 4 hours - it is amazing compared to all the other titles he owns (hes rich, owns all the titles0

is the half life game meant to be played in VR? cause i'ver only tried VR twice and the games i played wasn't any third person type games?

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1 minute ago, Ulol60 said:

is the half life game meant to be played in VR? cause i'ver only tried VR twice and the games i played wasn't any third person type games?

Afaik its a game made specifically for VR.


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4 minutes ago, Ulol60 said:

is the half life game meant to be played in VR? cause i'ver only tried VR twice and the games i played wasn't any third person type games?

Specifically VR - its the most awesome thing hes seen yet - and optimized in comparison


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Is there a reason AMD gpus can't be used with VR games?


Can Anybody Link A Virtual Machine while I go download some RAM?

 

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AngryJoe and his team had problems with nausea using Valve Index in very short period of time and then they played it on some Oculus headset which was fine. Anyone experienced the same issue?

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4 hours ago, HanZie82 said:

ps, shouldve mentioned the 1060 3GB or 6GB. Cus they are highly different.

I came here specifically to find out which as well.

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51 minutes ago, Nomar1245 said:

I came here specifically to find out which as well.

No one acknowledges the 3gb card lol

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5 hours ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

 

With basically the first "AAA" game dropping for VR loads of people will want a cheap rig to play it, but are you okay with min specs?

 

Half-Life: Alyx: https://lmg.gg/HL

 

**note: most VR headsets currently sold out**

 

~Snip~

 

 

You guys should see if u can get a hold of the StarVR headset.

 

Its expensive, but supposedly far superior in quality than the more widely available VR sets.

 

It has 210 degrees FOV which is way up on the Oculus and Index. Runs 3660 x 1464 resolution (1,830 x 1,464 per eye)  at 90hz and uses AMOLED panels.


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19 hours ago, MK0825 said:

No one acknowledges the 3gb card lol

That's true except for one group. When people say they got a deal on a 1060 its always the 3GB.

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Ordered an index weeeeks ago. Got a shipping notification today.


Problem folding? TOO BAD THE BLUE BOX IS GONE

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>shows HL1 headcrab
>labels as "Half Life 2"
>"these graphics do not look that much better than Half Life 2"

You're comparing a game from 2004 to one from 2020 and saying it doesn't look that much better???



 

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I can’t help but be curious what TV that is being used and what magical screensaver has it displaying paintings that appear to alter the bezel into changing wooden frames. 
 

Thanks.. .

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I'm disappointed Windows Mixed Reality systems, like Samsung's Odyssey + weren't tested.

 

I've heard reports it plays well on it (see vid below), but I would have liked LTT's take on it.

 


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On 3/28/2020 at 6:02 AM, Meesha said:

I can’t help but be curious what TV that is being used and what magical screensaver has it displaying paintings that appear to alter the bezel into changing wooden frames. 
 

Thanks.. .

LG OLED.

 

Basic 'Photo' screensaver using pictures from a folder.


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On 3/27/2020 at 1:17 AM, AlexTheGreatish said:

 

It was 6GB

Could you share your source for HL: Alyx stuttering on medium settings with 6gb VRAM?

 

I was thinking of getting a 2060 6gb and now I might reconsider.

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On 3/26/2020 at 11:57 AM, AlexTheGreatish said:

 

With basically the first "AAA" game dropping for VR loads of people will want a cheap rig to play it, but are you okay with min specs?

 

Half-Life: Alyx: https://lmg.gg/HL

 

**note: most VR headsets currently sold out**

 

Buy Oculus Rift S

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/dOk9e

On Newegg: https://geni.us/YRS6

 

Buy Valve Index

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/x50fs

On Newegg: https://geni.us/3oNcnX

 

Buy RTX 2070 Super

On Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/ka0hi

On Newegg: https://geni.us/BaX49

 

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.

 

 

Is there a way to get the specs on the rest of his "gaming computer" that he was changing the configurations of?  Specifically, I'm curious about the case and the mobo, since he mentioned his cpu was an amd.  I would like a smaller build like what that looks like, so any direction or help would be appreciated.

 

Thanks!

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