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I'm going to be building a new VR gaming rig in the next month and I'd like some recommendations.

I already have a bunch of hardware, so I'm really looking to hear from people with experience gaming in VR.

 

 

This is not my regular gaming rig, this is going to live in the basement for very casual VR gaming and light HTPC duties.

That's why I'm trying to get away with some tech that I already have.

 

 

I'm planning to install Steam and the main game I wanna play is Half Life Alyx.

 

 

Already Have (old builds, etc...😞

  • HTC Vive Pro kit
  • 2x Sapphire Nitro+ RX 590 (GPUs)
  • Intel 4790K (CPU)
  • Asus Maximus VII Ranger (MOBO)
  • 32GB DDR3 Corsair Vengeance Pro Series 11-11-11-27 (RAM)

 

 

Planning to Get

  • 1TB Samsung SSD
  • 800 W 80+ Gold PSU

 

 

Crossfire??

I already had the 2 RX 590's so I was wondering:

Is crossfire is worthwhile for VR?

 

 

Linux??

How is VR gaming on Linux?

Is crossfire viable on Linux?

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8 minutes ago, MattWeiler said:

Crossfire??

I already had the 2 RX 590's so I was wondering:

Is crossfire is worthwhile for VR?

Not worth going for if you had to buy but since you already have the cards you might as well set it up and see if you can tell the difference. They're nice cards too so they'll look real nice next to one another.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Kill Trident Z RGB - Force MP500 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G2 650W - Black and green theme, Razer branwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - Dark moded Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

How many watts do I need? Seasonic Focus threadUserbenchmark (Et al.) is trash explained, PSU misconceptions, protections explainedgroup reg is bad

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Crossfire is pretty darn dead and I'm not aware of any vr games supporting it so might as well just sell one of them.

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2 hours ago, Fasauceome said:

Not worth going for but since you already have the cards you might as well set it up and see if you can tell the difference. They're nice cards too so they'll look real nice next to one another.

Thanks, that's what I was expecting :(

 

I have a 5700 XT in my main gaming rig, I know that would be much better, but I don't want to give up regular gaming.

And my office is too small for VR.

 

I think I'll try crossfire and see how it goes.

 

 

2 hours ago, jaslion said:

Crossfire is pretty darn dead and I'm not aware of any vr games supporting it so might as well just sell one of them.

Thanks, that's what I figured.

If it doesn't pan out, I'll just toss the 2nd 590 into my Plex server, more transcoding power is always good :)

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I installed SteamOS thinking, "this will be the best way to play Steam games on my TV and in VR".

 

Well, I was wrong.

SteamOS is pretty slick but it has 2 major issues in my eyes:

1) No VR support at least not for the HTC Vive Pro and specifically for Half Life Alyx (this is the big one)

2) Seems like development on this has come to a hold

 

I guess I'll be installing Windows 10 on my new VR PC so that I can play some VR games.

But I can still setup Steam in big-picture mode so it should be good.

 

But this is pretty disappointing :(

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