For work I'm assembling a VR capable build that's also portable enough to take to shows and do demos etc. When not on the road, it would be at the office for people to use. I don't think it would get used heavily for developing, just running demos and games. So tons of storage isn't a big item on the list, just form factor and running games on HTC Vive.
Here's my parts list, do you all see and huge n00b choices?
A couple of little things: Where are you planning to mount that radiator? Just double-check that it is compatible and will work. Sometimes PCPartPicker can't tell. Also, You can get Windows for a LOT cheaper at Kinguin. Check out Paul's video for more info on that.
Other than that, I just feel like you could bring the price down by compromising on a couple of the parts. But if this is for work and to use as a demo machine for clients and customers, it might be better to keep the higher end stuff in there. If your boss is willing to make a show piece out of it, then might I recommend Dominator RAM? I just like the way it looks.
Again, overall, you seemed to do ok. Just double check that rad and get Windows on the cheap.
Hmm yeah I've seen that Cooler Master case at a few shows. I really like AMD and I use one on my personal machine, but overall judging from what I've read, nVidia gives a better VR experience. But I don't have like facts or anything to back that up lol, just a general sense from reading through r/oculus and r/vive.
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll tinker with this build a little more I think.
No, NVidia does not give better VR experience, outside of raw performance of a 1070, NVidia holds a disadvantage against DX12/Vulkan (not that it counts for everything, the 1060 still edges out the 480), they don't have native Async (they basically want to emulate it), for VR, I would probably go with AMD, if only AMD cards besides the 480 and the Fury cards did better with heat.
Went with the Cooler Master Elite 130 case, it is pretty well thought out although cable routing is tough. In the picture, there are some cables between the GPU back plate and the PSU, I ended up taking things apart and rerouting that to make the space behind the GPU as clear as possible. Also, the Corsair H75 fit pretty well but that might have been because I only put one SSD in, and that mounted on the side (not shown).
I got these light stands and these adapters. For shipping, I have not solved that yet. Need to look through more Pelican case options.
For optical, I was on the fence really. But I have another computer with no optical and it seems like periodically I find myself in a situation where it makes life significantly easier. So for this, where I don't know if I'll always be on hand to support, I figured having options is a good idea.