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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2017, 11:54:41 AM »
What made you go with oculus over the vive ? Or was it just simple better priced ?

Oculus is running a sale for the rest of the summer. Its $200 off the normal price and it comes with the touch controllers.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2017, 12:00:27 PM »
I cleared it with the wife: Oculus Rift has been ordered!

Awesome! Let us know what you think.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2017, 12:50:20 PM »
What made you go with oculus over the vive ? Or was it just simple better priced ?

Oculus is running a sale for the rest of the summer. Its $200 off the normal price and it comes with the touch controllers.

Ultimately the price was what made me bite, along with the fact that its a complete kit with 2 sensors and the Touch controllers.
Still, if both units were similarly priced there are two reasons for me to choose the Rift over the Vive:
1) I don't have room for the Lighthouse setup the Vive recommends.
2) The Vive lacks an integrated sound pipeline, making you HAVE to use a seperate headset, whereas the Rift comes with a high quality integrated headphone system with a mic. If you do want to use your own cans you can however.

Pro's for the Vive are that it used less USB ports and its sensors can be plugged into a wall socket to receive power. The Rift needs 3 USB 3.0 ports minimum and 2 USB 2.0 ports.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2017, 12:52:26 PM »
I cleared it with the wife: Oculus Rift has been ordered!

Awesome! Let us know what you think.

Definately! Do you have a Vive or Rift, can't remember?
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2017, 01:41:05 PM »
I cleared it with the wife: Oculus Rift has been ordered!

Awesome! Let us know what you think.

Definately! Do you have a Vive or Rift, can't remember?

Vive.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2017, 04:42:43 PM »
Ys, do you already have a Rift-capable GFX card? If so, which one? If not, which one are you looks at adding to your rig? The Rift price is tempting but I'd need a new card to go with it.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2017, 12:17:27 AM »
Yes I am already running a GTX1080, I got it when I bought my big ass 4K monitor.
I guess I am set for whichever gaming experience now. 👍😜
As for brand: I swear by Asus for years now for my motherboard / graphicscard combo.

The only thing I needed to add was a USB 3.0 expansion card. Aparently there are issues with chipsets of those in combination with the Rift.
Oculus recommends Inateck , but several reviews mention that if you want to use more than two sensors in time you would be better off buying a card with a controller for each port like the StarTech model mentioned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKLkj3nfd9U&feature=share

The unit will probably arrive tomorrow. Pretty hyped!
Looking forward especially to trying Elite and DCS in VR.


« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 12:26:21 AM by Yskonyn »
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2017, 04:44:02 AM »
Yes I am already running a GTX1080, I got it when I bought my big ass 4K monitor.

Just looked- damn but those are expensive, $600-$100US! Even if I grabbed a Rift at the sale price it might be a few months before I'd be able to upgrade and use it.  :(
And by then the next round of VR hardware will probably be out...
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2017, 04:46:12 AM »
Well you can settle for a 1070 as well. It runs VR without any problems.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2017, 04:52:01 AM »
Still around $500.  :(

Any idea what the cheapest card is that will work with the Rift for now? I can consider a second upgrade next spring.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2017, 06:45:13 AM »
 960 is minimum.
So that would mean a 780ti / 1050 should be able to run it and that card is fairly cheapish.
Or scout Ebay for used equipment.
An SLi 780 setup is VR worthy and can be had for cheap. But you'll probably need to change PSU.
The thing is that consistent frames are paramount to combat motion sickness. And VR renders two times a res higher than 1080p so it needs horsepower.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 07:11:37 AM by Yskonyn »
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2017, 05:02:44 PM »
Thanks Ys. I'll have to think on this over the week end and decide whether to buy or not.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2017, 03:16:59 AM »
Aparently UPS doesn't deliver on Saturdays here. So I wont get my Rift until late afternoon monday. Bummer.
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2017, 05:08:24 AM »
Bummer. Do you have Monday off?
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Re: VTOL VR
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2017, 08:38:23 AM »
No I'll be flying, but my wife should be able to intercept it.
My days off start at tuesday, so it isnt bad timing in the end, although I did have most of today off work.
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