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Rigs in detail

Post by Peregrinus on Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:26 pm

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Post by LunaFancy on Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:51 pm

Okay, so I dug out the documentation that came with my PC- let's pretend I have a clue lol! Better yet, you guys can tell me what I have, how's that sound? Smile

Straight from the invoice...

CPU : Intel core i7 4790 3.6 Ghz Quad
Motherboard : Asrock H81MHDS
GPU : Gainward Nvidia GTX 760 2GB
PSU : 980 watt Quiet Power Supply
HD : 1 TB
RAM : 12GB

I have two laptops as well. Smile

So? Did I do okay building a gaming rig for someone who knew nothing? Not that I built it built it, I just built it on paper and someone else put it together, but you know what I mean. Smile
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Post by Peregrinus on Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:54 pm

Ya, that's a solid system with space for future expansion. Good thought putting in that power supply.


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Post by LunaFancy on Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:56 am

I'd love to claim ownership of the concept for the PSU but sadly one of the sellers on ebay I was building it on to get prices popped up with the rec when I upgraded the card to the 760. Oddly, it was not the place I bought through in the end, I just kept the rec for the upgrade.

So when the Oculus Rift comes out- providing my animals haven't eaten all my money - will I have to mess with the motherboard to stick a titan or something in there?
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Post by Peregrinus on Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:52 pm

Unsure what the Oculus Rift will need. It's still gonna be quite sometime before it's ready.


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Post by LunaFancy on Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:35 pm

It's set for release some time this year - northen hemisphere summer they say, so not so long. Smile There are people using the DK2 on a 760 but it isn't optimal. 770 is supposed to be the minimum requirement, but there's only a 3% gain over the 760 so I'm sure it can be done.

Going by the research I've done, I'd say a 780ti or better would be ideal. $$$$ enough right there without adding a mobo. Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Peregrinus on Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:54 pm

I guarantee you it's going to get pushed back. The reason why I'm saying so is because until they can fix the nausea you get from prolonged use of VR, it won't release.


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Post by LunaFancy on Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:05 pm

Why's that? They've had the DK 1&2 out forever already. They've gone on record as saying only some kind of horrible even would stop the release being on time. I think it's going to come out this year, I really do. Smile

No nausea reports with the DK2 in ED...I've seen youtube footage of people playing with the roller coaster and landscape software that comes with it and no nausea. I don't think it's an issue now.

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Post by Peregrinus on Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:17 pm

DK2 is the latest development kit for the Oculus Rift that allows developers to build amazing games and experiences for the consumer Oculus Rift. This is from their website. Yes, the dev kit will release on time but no date for consumer version. That's the one you want.


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Post by LunaFancy on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:03 am

Yeah, I was thinking about the DK2 but then found out they were going to release the CV was slated for this year. I can't post links and don't want to go admin so here you go
from a Techcocktila article 28/03/15

"In June 2013, Oculus VR received a startup funding of $16 million to support them in building a bleeding edge Virtual Reality head-mounted display – Oculus Rift. One year later, in a surprising acquisition, Facebook closed a deal worth $2 billion for the development of Oculus Rift that will finally make Zuckerberg’s company the owner of the newborn VR device.

A developer version of Oculus Rift has been out for quite some time now, but where is the consumer version?

Well, it is expected to be out by mid-2015. The term was first mentioned by Brendan Iribe (CEO of Oculus) in Nov 2014 while speaking at a web summit in Dublin. He evaded giving a specific release date and only said that the launch was ‘close‘. Even though – in his words – “the consumer product is all but finished” he said that the company would be disappointed if the launch does not happen in 2015 and that it was only a matter of months before the product hit the stores.

Lack of an official release date could mean more than really meets the eye. Reliable sources indicate that the delay, which will most likely push the release date to later than previously expected, is not only a hardware issue.

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In June 2013, Oculus VR received a startup funding of $16 million to support them in building a bleeding edge Virtual Reality head-mounted display – Oculus Rift. One year later, in a surprising acquisition, Facebook closed a deal worth $2 billion for the development of Oculus Rift that will finally make Zuckerberg’s company the owner of the newborn VR device.

A developer version of Oculus Rift has been out for quite some time now, but where is the consumer version?

Well, it is expected to be out by mid-2015. The term was first mentioned by Brendan Iribe (CEO of Oculus) in Nov 2014 while speaking at a web summit in Dublin. He evaded giving a specific release date and only said that the launch was ‘close‘. Even though – in his words – “the consumer product is all but finished” he said that the company would be disappointed if the launch does not happen in 2015 and that it was only a matter of months before the product hit the stores.

Lack of an official release date could mean more than really meets the eye. Reliable sources indicate that the delay, which will most likely push the release date to later than previously expected, is not only a hardware issue.
VR movie

Image from the stereoscopic 360° video at dawn from the roof of Mozilla San Francisco. Source: mozvr.com

According to the sources, the consumer version could be launched in a matter of months if hardware was the only factor at play. However, Oculus VR wants the product to be a worthy purchase for consumers by ensuring there’s enough content and games.

This perfectly fits in place with the fact that the developer version was released well before the consumer version so that developers can have a head-start and have content ready by the time the product is released to the general public.

Development is really moving at a fast pace with yet major releases set for this year. A lot of apps that make use of Oculus rift are already available for virtual tourism, education, arhitecture, and 3D modeling."

But then this from International Business Times makes me wonder if my worst 'FB ruining OR' fears are about to be realised.

"At Facebook's F8 conference in San Francisco, the social network giant has confirmed the company it bought for some $2bn (£1.3bn) just over a year ago will ship a product capable of playing virtual reality games before the end of 2015.

Facebook's chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer told attendees at F8 that virtual reality gaming is coming "this year" and gamers would be able to play in VR on "something" shipped by Oculus."

I do not like the emphasis on something. Sad

Makes me wonder if raiding the piggy bank for a DK2 while they are still available might not be the best idae...not that the piggy bank agrees mind.


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Post by Peregrinus on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:11 am

Well, if that is happening then good news indeed. Smile


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Post by Peregrinus on Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:12 am

You try this live chat yet?


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No haven't tried the chat yet, not sure how it works tbh lol.

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