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Pawz2142

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A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« on: March 26, 2016, 03:27:11 PM »

I have 2 purposes for this system. Number 1 reason will be to be my LAN machine. Something that's easily portable but is a close second in overall power to my desktop. The second reason for this system is to be an ultra portable VR system. I wanted something that I could take on a plane and go see friends or family and show off some VR stuff.
Considering that I'll be away from home when using the system I needed it to be symbiotic to cut down price. The GPU and RAM are two really easy to remove components that I'll be able to stuff into the new system before traveling.

The Challenges:
I don't yet know if I can use the Oculus as a normal monitor for the system.
I've been reading a lot of material about this case and some issues with space and heat but nothing seemed definitive.
Finding a safe bag to carry the system around in.
Possible modifications needed to expel excess heat, if they're needed.
Because of the heat it's possible that there will be a noise issue with the air cooling.

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12
Case: SilverStone RAVEN RVZ02B-W
SSD: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 1TB
PSU: CORSAIR SF600 600w PSU
Motherboard: ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT

Shared Components with current Desktop:
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB DDR4 3000Mhz
GPU: ASUS GTX 980 Ti STRIX OC

« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 04:18:16 PM by Pawz2142 »
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Re: A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 03:28:03 PM »

Ran into my first issue. While switching up the case I wanted to use I forgot to take into account the need for a lower profile cpu cooler. I'll have to send the Noctua NH-L12 back to newegg, replacing it with the Thermalright AXP-100 MUSCLE. The new CPU cooler should be here by Monday 3/28.

A second thought occurs to me about sharing the RAM between the systems. Usually there's an issue with low profile cpu coolers and trapping the RAM underneath them. Hopefully that won't be the case, otherwise I'll be buying some more ram in the near future...
« Last Edit: March 26, 2016, 04:01:26 PM by Pawz2142 »
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Re: A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 11:23:13 AM »

So how's the build going?
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Re: A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 11:35:07 AM »

I'll be editing the video soon. Then I need to record audio over it. I'm learning the video editing stuff as I go plus I need to find a good program to do the editing.
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Re: A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 01:13:55 PM »

What are your thoughts on VR so far?
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Re: A Second New Build - The Portable VR System
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2017, 05:50:17 PM »

It's not going to get much better for a couple of years and there are too many down sides to VR that don't justify buying a headset right now. It can be great but the tech, the games, and in my opinion I'm not 100% sold on the headset form factor.
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