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VR recommendations in 2019
« on: March 23, 2019, 12:31:58 PM »
I know this is covered a few times but just got a bonus from my boss for working obscene amount of hours in the last few weeks with instructions to buy myself a VR headset for my online racing. Since I only spend race nights in my sim usually I am looking at the value of getting the Occulus rift vs one of the cheaper headsets. If I get a cheaper headset, I can also get the wheel and shifter for my clubsport wheel project but I am reasonably happy with my TS300 GT for now except for the horrible brake pedal feel.

My budget at the moment is $750 and the only sims I use right now is AC and on the rare occasion, Kart Racing Pro.

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 06:02:35 PM »
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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 01:21:04 PM »
Thanks Rooshooter.

I opted to get the occulus rift S. I figured the lower resolutions would be easier on my hardware giving me a little margin and the games that have the specific support built in will hopefully give better performance.

Thanks again and can't wait to get it and test it out.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 07:22:34 PM »
Thanks Rooshooter.

I opted to get the occulus rift S. I figured the lower resolutions would be easier on my hardware giving me a little margin and the games that have the specific support built in will hopefully give better performance.

Thanks again and can't wait to get it and test it out.

Rift S sounds good , let us know what you think after a good shakedown  :).
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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2019, 11:01:17 PM »
I got the rift on Thursday and only just set it up. The Occulus VR works fine but have only managed to run AC on the virtual desktop so far. Not what I was hoping for but will keep working on it.

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 11:55:15 PM »
Just got it sorted and I f*&^ing love it. I can see the apexes and after 10 laps have met me previous best times but a lot more consistent. Being that I am only running an R9 380, it gets a little dicey on fast changes of direction so a good used rx 580 might be on the cards. Might even find a second one down the track and crossfire them.

Its just a completely new experience and I can't wait to spend more time in the rig now

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 04:53:54 PM »
Just got it sorted and I f*&^ing love it. I can see the apexes and after 10 laps have met me previous best times but a lot more consistent. Being that I am only running an R9 380, it gets a little dicey on fast changes of direction so a good used rx 580 might be on the cards. Might even find a second one down the track and crossfire them.

Its just a completely new experience and I can't wait to spend more time in the rig now
I agree it is amazing, but you really need to run at at least 80FPS , an upgrade of your GPU will be next. Enjoy the experience :) :) 8) 8).
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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2019, 10:06:05 PM »
Was hovering around 45 fps on low to med settings so need to do something. Looking at upgrades now and that should help.

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 04:28:39 PM »
The refresh rate on most headsets is 90hz so ideally you want to be minimum 90fps for the smoothest experience.

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2019, 06:10:16 PM »
I've had to turn down a lot on my system but have just installed the rx580 and will see how it goes. I will test running the screen from a basic secondary card to take some more load off the main card. I have an old card floating around somewhere. the system may get a bit hot with the 380 and 580 in it

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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2019, 01:28:52 PM »
Your wait may be over Dave O ;D but it is WMR so tracking is not perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=929&v=MyeARsSCk2M
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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2019, 04:05:18 PM »
Your wait may be over Dave O ;D but it is WMR so tracking is not perfect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=929&v=MyeARsSCk2M

Yeah been watching the Reverb very closely and looks pretty good, will be a while before it's available here though.

Also very interested in what the specs and price will be on the Vive Cosmos when it's released. 2080ti might be on the horizon  ;) 8)
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Re: VR recommendations in 2019
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2019, 08:45:02 AM »
We are getting closer to reality :o

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