Build 2 sounds lovely just maybe go up to a 650 psu just to be safe cause the super series of GTX's sometimes can be power hungry. With PSU's its often best to treat them like what is suggested for Ram go a bit over and not under. A little bit of head room is always nice ya never know if some bad driver update suddenly makes a card draw more power or not. Can always if you can save up money also go up to a 2060 GTX. >.>.
Hello all!after the trailer drop for squadrons I decided it was finally time to gear up for VR. And I’ve been scouring the web and cooked up a few part lists. I’ll post what I came up with on my own, as well as a “Rev 2” build list based on input. One aspect I’m totally, utterly lost on is GPU, and the back and forth between what’s specified on the games website and what users are saying about their GPU’s with VR.for reference, the games system requirements. Shooting for “Recommended” category in VR.https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/squadrons/overview/pc-system-requirementsCurrent Box:Cyber Power Gamer Ultra from 2016.thermaltake case (I like the case, super ventilated and will be re-using for this build).Am3+ socket Mobo by gigabyte (mATX size). Since new processors have a different socket, I realized pretty much immediately I’d need a new Mobo and thus this project began. So this is Not getting re-used).AMD FX-4300 quad coreGeForce GTX 950ATNG 600w PSU - mentioning this because I’ve heard some less than stellar things about these. All forum chatter mind you. So looking to replace for system safety. I’m trying to hit a budget of $600+ PSU (but still don’t want to spend a ton here, 125ish? If possible).build 1ROG Strix B-450 FAMD Ryzen 7 2700xAMD RX 57016GB Corsair RAMbased on input from people, I’ve also got build 2:Auros Pro B550MRyzen 5 3600EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SuperT-Force Vulcan 16GB ramReplacement PSU for both buildsFractal Design ION+ 560w PlatinumBuild 2 seems to accomplish more for less, but I’m really stuck on what GPU to go for to see High settings at launch and for VR butter smooth even if it’s on low. Thanks for any thoughts input suggestions and advice, and for also taking the time to read all this.cheers(I’m stoked for this game in case you couldn’t tell, and I haven’t dabbled in PC upgrades in over a decade, so I’m trying to learn as I go).
So I also started looking into the used GPU market. Found some 1070’ti’s used for about the price of the 1660 Super (little less depending on brand). Opinions?my gut instinct is to be leery of used because who knows what kind of abuses the card may have seen.
Necropost but @Crom, have you had a chance to play Squadrons and experience it's VR yet?
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