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    Did some more digging on this. I keep flip flopping on the processor. At first, I was going with the 10940, then the Ryzen 3950X, then 3900X, back to 3950X, and now back to 3900X. Was told by someone yesterday that I should only be looking at the i9-9900k.

    Performance between the 3900X and the 9900k seems comparable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    Did some more digging on this. I keep flip flopping on the processor. At first, I was going with the 10940, then the Ryzen 3950X, then 3900X, back to 3950X, and now back to 3900X. Was told by someone yesterday that I should only be looking at the i9-9900k.

    Performance between the 3900X and the 9900k seems comparable.
    What tasks are you using the computer for?

    9900K - gaming and apps
    3900x - apps and gaming

    Pretty simple stuff. a 3950x will be a waste of money unless you actually need that many cores. A 9700k will outperform a 9900k in some gaming scenarios, so consider that if you just plan on playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zipdoa View Post
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    What tasks are you using the computer for?

    9900K - gaming and apps
    3900x - apps and gaming

    Pretty simple stuff. a 3950x will be a waste of money unless you actually need that many cores. A 9700k will outperform a 9900k in some gaming scenarios, so consider that if you just plan on playing.
    Thanks zip. More gaming than apps... so I guess that answers my question.
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    Follow up:

    Got a system on the go finally. i9 9900K with the 2080Ti. 2TB of M.2 for storage.

    Went to Memory Express today in NE Calgary. Damn that place is sweet! Picked up 64GB (overkill but future proofing for flight sim) of DDR4 RAM w/XMP. Saved some decent cash there compared to Compusoft in Red Deer.

    Literally just got this so haven't had time to dive into games yet. Just downloading Civ6 and The Division right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    Follow up:

    Got a system on the go finally. i9 9900K with the 2080Ti. 2TB of M.2 for storage.

    Went to Memory Express today in NE Calgary. Damn that place is sweet! Picked up 64GB (overkill but future proofing for flight sim) of DDR4 RAM w/XMP. Saved some decent cash there compared to Compusoft in Red Deer.

    Literally just got this so haven't had time to dive into games yet. Just downloading Civ6 and The Division right now.
    CIV 6 was free a few days ago through Epic Games, not sure if it still is or not - might be worth checking if it's not too late. Steam had it 70% off for a while too but I think that's over now.

    Congrats on the new PC, looks like it's a beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu3000gt View Post
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    CIV 6 was free a few days ago through Epic Games, not sure if it still is or not - might be worth checking if it's not too late. Steam had it 70% off for a while too but I think that's over now.

    Congrats on the new PC, looks like it's a beast
    I've actually had Civ6 for quite sometime now. Got steam all set up and downloaded to the new rig from my steam library. Same thing goes with uplay for The Division.
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    Figured I'd ask this here instead of a new thread.

    Finally looking into a VR headset. Kind of struggling between a Reverb G2 and the Valve Index.

    Anyone have any advice on either of this models?

    Will be needed for a variety of VR type games.

    Edit: I found this article that compared models. Seems to lean towards Index for performance and experience but lists the G2 as better for image quality due to more pixels.

    https://circuitstream.com/blog/valve...rb-g2/#vrking2
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    I recently picked up a Reverb G2 and returned it after a week, I was using it exclusively for iRacing so not sure if that relates to what you want to do. I found that the image quality on center in the sweet spot was really good but as soon as you were looking just outside of the sweet spot, which was fairly small, the image quality was meh. For things like checking mirrors and gauges which normally I'd just quickly glance at I had to physically turn my head in that direction to be able to properly see. The sim racers I've talked to think the G2 with it's eye tracking & resolution is better for sim racing even though the Index has a wider FOV and I think a higher refresh rate. I ended up ditching VR all together and going with triple 32" 1440P monitors.

    For reference my system is a 10600K/16GB 3200MHZ RAM/RTX 3070

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    Perhaps @A2VR6 can chime in with his experience with the Reverb G2 also

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16hypen3sp View Post
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    Figured I'd ask this here instead of a new thread.

    Finally looking into a VR headset. Kind of struggling between a Reverb G2 and the Valve Index.

    Anyone have any advice on either of this models?

    Will be needed for a variety of VR type games.

    Edit: I found this article that compared models. Seems to lean towards Index for performance and experience but lists the G2 as better for image quality due to more pixels.

    https://circuitstream.com/blog/valve...rb-g2/#vrking2
    Index, without question.

    Highest FOV (130') and refresh rate (144hz).

    Best tracking of any platform, best controllers, best integrated audio and overall best experience. G2 beats it for resolution, but that's it.

    I had brief experience with VR before the index (using a Vive), but was taken off-guard by how much better the controllers, audio and headset tracking were on the Index. There's a reason it's the most in demand of all the VR offerings - it does the best job.

    Although the resolution is lower than the G2, the ultra-low persistence displays of Index provide up to 50% more subpixels which contribute to sharper image, better fill-factor, and almost non-existent screen door effect.
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    ^ Thanks for the replies guys. I have done a ton of research on this over the last few days. Heavily leaning towards the Index because of the controllers and tracking being miles ahead of the everything else. Haven't owned VR before so looking forward to diving in.
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    I had my Reverb for a few days before I gave up on it and returned. My DisplayPort/USB cable was dead out of the box (wouldn’t detect USB) and once I got that sorted out it wouldn’t detect a connection on the display port side. I did get it working but I found that it would lose focus a little until I blinked and then it would clear up again. Also I found the FOV to be a bit narrow and like @94boosted said, I found it annoying that I couldn’t really see out of my peripheral with it.

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    Edit: Moved comment to appropriate thread.
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