Full Metal Jackass wrote:
There is no real reason to choose between AMD or Intel, the difference is purely bang per buck and I would recommend you get a system specced the way you want it. If you buy something from (eg) Currys, you'll pay too much or have some sort of bottle neck.
To get a reasonable performance, I would recommend a computer with:
AMD Ryzen 3700x
Mainboard with B550 chipset
RTX 2070 Graphics card
You should be able to run 4K with 35 - 40FPS with these components.
I would never buy a CPU or graphics card second hand - a relatively new board / CPU might have been overclocked and damaged - what warranty will you have? Yes, you might be lucky if it's from someone like me, then you could have a second hand GTX 1080 which hasn't been clocked but such a card it's not up to the performance if you want to run ultra setting. You'll then regret not splashing out on the 2070 in the first place....
For VR, all you'd need to add would be the Oculus Quest 2 and the Oculus Link cable... add 300 quid.. done....
just my 0.02 worth....
Thanks very much, that's a good spec to work to. Interesting thoughts on the cards, I didn't realise you could actually damage them that easily, I figured either they work or they don't. Worth pondering as I spec the system out.