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My VR Machine

by whatsthegoss

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I recently built my first gaming PC specifically to play VR games. I had completed most of my build over a month ago, but needed to wait for my GTX 1070. It finally arrived last week so i have now finally been able to complete my build!

I have always been a console gamer prior to this, so when I set out to build my machine I purposefully wanted to make sure to keep a small form factor. My first decision was actually the case, the Thermaltake Core V1 Snow Edition, and then went on to choose all the other components ensuring that they'd fit in the case. I also wanted to future proof my machine, and luckily Nvidia had just announced their new GTX cards.

So far I've been very happy with my machine, have enjoyed getting into PC gaming.

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FACUNDO 13 Builds 3 points 34 months ago

Yep. This IS going to be featured.

+1

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Haha thanks, but i don't know about being featured ...

johngerges582 2 points 34 months ago

For some reason, seeing those heatpipes at the top of the cooler make this build even more beautiful.

+1

jjkfeng 7 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Great photos! Solid build!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Holy crap, these pictures are marvelous. Build is nice too.

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Thank you!

Squishbean1 2 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

You're welcome.

Jeremy714 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I have same memory, gpu and processor , I just built mine 3 days ago. Nice build

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome! Yeah i've definitely been very happy with it :)

InvaderGir 1 point 34 months ago

Beautiful.

bobby567 1 point 34 months ago

Sick machine! 1+

syntaxerrur 22 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Awesome pictures!

dogcow 1 point 34 months ago

What VR will you be using specifically?? I don't know much about the best VR out there. Im guessing you do.

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

I will be using this machine with the HTC Vive :)

dogcow 1 point 34 months ago

Oh is that the one everyone is taking about!

mlw05 4 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

Nice shots and super clean build! +1

The_Boom_Boy 1 point 34 months ago

Nice photos, alright build +1

hartss300 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

How did you take such nice pics? By the way looks awesome +1

peters_19_ 1 point 33 months ago

just wondering...was this inspired from techsource's ice cube build? other than that, nice build

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

No, i was inspired by other builds I saw on the blogposts on Pc part picker that also used the Core V1 Snow edition. There are some really great builds there :)

carlos707 1 point 33 months ago

Any issues fitting such a tall card into the case? Did you have to bend the PSU cables a lot to plug them in the top?

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

The PSU cables did take a little bit of effort to plug them in. I needed to organize my cables so that it could reach the top of the card cleanly with minimal bending. But yes, they were a very tight fit.

jgmills 1 point 33 months ago

How much space was there to plug in the power cords to the GPU? I heard there was a space problem with this case and tall cards.

shashydhar 1 point 33 months ago

Hey, great build. I've always been a fan of that case and it looks great! Btw, how does the SSD perform? Like you, I'm also considering buying just an SSD and skipping the 1 TB drive. How is that working out for you so far?

and also +1 on the motherboard. Lovely choice...

whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

It's working great for me so far. My machine is purely for gaming, so I couldn't think of any reason why I'd need an extra drive. I thought if i reached a point where I needed the extra drive I would buy it then because the by that time I probably could get even more for my money. But for now its just fine :)

GloriouSGabeN 1 point 33 months ago

I'm glad you ascended to the Glorious PC Master Race, lovely Black And White build, I just love those kinds of builds.

someta 4 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

How's that T2 working out (temp and size/fit wise)? I'm thinking about putting it on an i3 in the same case.

It's a very nice build with professional looking pictures! Have a +1!

Kreuzer 2 Builds 1 point 33 months ago

Nice, I got the same case wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl and leds!

GandalfGangsta 1 point 33 months ago

+1 for pictures

SwiggityDerpy 5 Builds 1 point 30 months ago

How are your temps while gaming with the 6500 and T2? I'm thinking of doing a build almost exactly like this one (same case, same CPU, same cooler, almost same GPU in terms of TDP [RX 480]) and I don't trust the stock cooler but also don't know whether or not to trust the T2. What's the highest temp you've ever read and what's average while gaming, and would you recommend the cooler?

TheNurdSquad 1 point 20 months ago

240gb of storage isn't enough for be games

Suspect42 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build. +1 for clean simple pictures.

plzDonateAgame 1 point 4 months ago

ummmm your motherboard is bending lol

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cbalmaceda 2 Builds 3 points 34 months ago

Danngggg. That is unfortunate!

Bodom0511 5 Builds 2 points 23 months ago

that bendddddd oh man... id rma

Black_Shadows 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

The OP should put some foamcore underneath it to avoid any damage.

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whatsthegoss submitter 1 Build 3 points 34 months ago

Oh wow, thanks for the feedback. I didn't even notice until you pointed it out!

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tech_geek100 1 Build 1 point 17 months ago

that is weird. didn't even notice till i read the comments.

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