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Offline Brian7

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Re: About Ready To Build A New Machine
« Reply #60 on: December 02, 2020, 09:00:36 PM »
Well... I can build the Z490 using the Gigabyte Z490 AORUS Ultra board and the i9-10900K with the same liquid cooler and ram for $190 more.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-10900K 3.7 GHz 10-Core Processor  ($529.99 @ Best Buy)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($159.99 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z490 AORUS ULTRA ATX LGA1200 Motherboard  ($289.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 CL16 Memory  ($177.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1157.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-09-22 17:30 EDT-0400

Great build! I was looking to accomplish something similar today that would be VR ready and last up to 5years. For VR, I settled on the HP reverb g2 VR headset based on some of the other forum reviews here. This set the requirements for the graphics, which set the requirements for the desktop. Unfortunately, it seems most of the recommended graphics cards are sold out... so to buy something now, I spent all day researching the systems pre-populated with the compatible graphics cards... looked at all the major gaming brands (HP, DELL, MSI, Asus and more). I wanted an intel processor, moderate to high end graphics card and VR when the reverb g2 starts shipping. I ended up paying a little bit more. But, I'm satisfied with the result. For those of us who have never built one before, this might be the most affordable current option. Here is what I settled on and some links I found during my research. Good luck everyone!

The inspiration:,400948.0.html

The comparison that sold me on the reverb:

The HP Reverb G2 headset:

The HP Reverb G2 datasheet:

The HP Reverb G2 specs (and recommended graphics requirements):

The HP Reverb G2 price:
$599 plus tax for preorder

The Nvidia RTX 2070 super graphics card I settled on (seems like any graphics above it was a $500 desktop system price jump too):

The desktop product line:

The specs:

The price:
$1,399 plus tax

Offline Shuffler

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Re: About Ready To Build A New Machine
« Reply #61 on: December 02, 2020, 09:29:08 PM »
That should do the job.

The only thing I see about it is the processor. The f denotes no on board video. Not a big deal but I like to have that as a fail safe if my video card should fail.
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