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Discussion in 'Computers and Technology' started by becky9, Jan 28, 2016.
I know @barrygoss was interested. Is anyone else? x
Nope but I've got a home-made head tracker that monitors my head movements and translates them into game movements. I use it for head-look when I'm cruising around the galaxy in my spaceship.
That's why I'm interested in the oculus
Yep, I use a little jobbie called an EDTracker (see what they did there!), it's built but a small group of Elite enthusiasts.
I also use Roccat Power-Grid to give me a customisable panel of buttons on my iPad so I don't have to remember so many keyboard buttons, if I want to lower my landing gear, instead of pressing the g button or whatever it is, I press the button that says landing gear with a little logo of some wheels.
I have VoiceAttack too so I can control ship features with voice commands but rarely use that as my girlfriend starts moaning at me for making too much noise.
Over the last few years, I think the PC games market has been stagnating and I'd lost a lot of interest. I've been umming and ahing for quite a while whether to get one of the dev kits as it is going to be something thats going to take off in a big way I think. I'll probably wait until I get the chance to have a play hands on before splashing out blind now though. Vive looks very interesting too but I think thats more suited to room environments like kinect or commercial vr arcades x
Remember that just buying the Occulus is only half of the battle, you'll also need beefy graphic power in your PC to drive it, something like an nVidia 980Ti or possibly 2 of them.
Yep, like Barry I think my i7 is a bit long in the tooth so that'll need replacing too, along with a new mobo & memory. I think I'll wait to see what happens when its available and then look around - the new nvidia and amd chipsets should be on the block then. I doubt I'll do sli, not really a huge fan of that - last sli I had was 2 voodoo 2s x
I've never liked the idea of SLI either, i'd much rather a single more powerful card. Having said that i've never had SLI, i've had a graphics card with a separate 3D accelleration card (Voodoo2) but not the 2 x Voodoo's, i've just heard of lots of micro-stuttering issues with SLI.
The i7 is probably ok for gaming but if it's an old one then might be showing its age for other work. I'm still using an i5 750 and it's going ok.
I ran SLI for a while, worked well.
I ran the oculus rift app to see what I needed. (i5 - 4590 is a minimum)
Ram @ 12gb is fine
Graphics card aces it. (I upgrade that each year or so, currently a GTX - 970)
i7 Xeon just ain't cutting it, so that's a new motherboard and processor before I shell out on the rift.
I'm running elite on full everything at the moment, it's the rift putting the extra demands on the processor that's killing it.
COD means I just use keyboard and mouse, I touch type anyway so keys aren't hard to find.
Socket 1366 with triple banked Ram? I'm running 12gb on that config x
Yep, funny to hear that's shit now.
Feck knows what to plump for, the ram and graphics need to transfer, atx form
But processor and mb need to be at least 4 years proof. Budget isn't really a prob, but if I could buy a classic inspo for the same price I'd cough
Oh and at least 4 native usb 3.0 ports or more if possible
Graphics will be fine, but you could really do with ditching the ram, I expect its DDR2
I'm going to wait until the retail rift hits, then start to look around x
Ddr3, it's cheap enough and it has those really cool looking heat sink things and pipes and stuff.
If I'm going all new cpu then I'll bite the bullet this time (as I agonised last time) water cooled everything.
Lol Barrys Boys x
Edit: Anyways if you get one first, I'm popping round to have a go x
I make this shit look cool
Tbh if anyone can make it look cool, it woud be you x
Which Apple computer is that?
The one that rift doesn't run on? x
Yup for occulus,been looking forward to a production version for a while
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/ oh yea
btw yes i am a PC nerd
Wouldnt you know it, they say things in threes, Ribs, Car and now PC died . 6700K and new mobo winging its way to me as ws speak I hope. Just need a new gfx card and it will be raring to go. x