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Sebj's 80/20 Motion Chassis - Work in Progress

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There is a test on SteamVR available to bench your system. Here is my result,

i5 at 4Ghz overclocked

7970 no overclock

 

steam://run/323910

Copy that into your browser and open it.

 

 

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Hi, thanks for asking.

I have all my plates powder coated. I received my mige and PSU so just waiting on simucube a am working on a wheel button box design.

Hopefully will order 8020 soon just have had a lot going on. 

I'll post pictures of the build as I go. 

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With the current games in the Oculus store I think you'll get away with an overclocked 7970, they aren't that demanding some of the games.  That should tie you over until the 1080 is out.  You could also keep an eye out for a used bargain 980TI to tie you over till the 1080TI is released next year.

The timing is lousy for the new VR cards and AAA VR titles, that is the price to pay for early adoption I suppose.

Can't wait to read your initial impressions of VR

 

 

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It might be easier for you to shift all 3 monitors unless a buyer already has the same model and is simply looking 2 more for triples.  You could find a 60hz owner who wants to upgrade to 3x120Hz so you could come to a deal for them to send you their old monitor along with cash for the 120Hz monitors.

In theory with Virtual Desktop you don't need any monitor and you could use a remote desktop like SplashTop  for updates etc, but what's good about the CV1 now is that when you play a game others can see on the monitor what you are playing and it's in normal view.

In my case I decided to keep my triple monitors, 2 are used in my office and the one remaining is used for the RIg solely for updates and when I'm tinkering with the computer.

 

 

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backed up my Sim racing PC Win 7 64bit and now upgrading to windows 10

opened the box...I felt like a 5 year old opening up the gift I had dreamed about. Hadnt had that feeling for a long time...hoping the 7970 can get me through until mid june when the 3rd party 1080's are out.

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It's beautifully presented isn't it, the whole product just oozes quality.

 

Just try OC the heck out of the 7970 until you get your 1080, it should be fine for running the majority of demos and early games.

 

 

 

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Ok..so....I just completed a small taste of the CV1.  Amazing!! Just incredible!

Presence is there right from the Oculus home environment. I cant wait to try it in a racing sim.

You really need to have the right controller for the application you are using otherwise its easy to break immersion. I will have to try the leap motion which I have as well with this. 

I have no issues with SDE, god rays or resolution. Resolution is actually better than I thought it was going to be! The Rift is very clear all around although you have to take some time and position it correctly on your head as well as the IPD setting.

BTW, running it on my slightly overclocked 7970 and I get enough jitter in the dreamdeck sequences to make it distracting. Have to move very slowly. I hope it holds up better in iracing until I upgrade the GPU.

Cant wait to try Lucky's tail, iRacing next week etc...etc..!

Bring on the games!

 

EDIT: oh yeah, straight forward to set it all up, they made it so easy. Product is top notch. I will want to do a more thorough test of the headphones and compare them to my sennheisers. I like the cable integration in the unit. You dont feel them at all.

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Glad you are enjoying it mate, I was having a blast with Blaze Rush today, for kicks while I was playing the game I sat up off the seat on my rig and sat on the floor, i could move around anywhere and the tracking camera managed to keep up really surprising well, it was like a real slot car set but on steroids totally amazing experience.  I can't wait to get the touch and to move around properly, my wife and I were even talking about a VR room cause she loves it so much, even more than me.

 

 

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I haven't let mine know yet until I get used to it so that I can demo it properly to her

Talking about the floor. When I di the dinosaur dream deck sequence, I touched the basement floor and it added to the presence. Same type of material.

Today I will give AC and elite dangerous a go amongst others. 

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Some more experiences...

I tried the full dreamdeck experience...I was blown away by the submarine. I couldnt stop smiling and saying wow! the positional sound and true scale does transport you to another world. Cant wait to show that off.

Lucky's tail is great! I'd never play this on 2D but in 3D VR it shines. I love that you can see the entire world around you and as you play some of the animated items come closer to you to provide that sense of depth. My son would love this...Our kids will never appreciate the old 1970's arcade games after this :)

So far everything is enjoyable on the 7970, I'm surprised, but I have not spun up Elite or AC yet. 

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1 hour ago, sebj said:

Some more experiences...

I tried the full dreamdeck experience...I was blown away by the submarine. I couldnt stop smiling and saying wow! the positional sound and true scale does transport you to another world. Cant wait to show that off.

Lucky's tail is great! I'd never play this on 2D but in 3D VR it shines. I love that you can see the entire world around you and as you play some of the animated items come closer to you to provide that sense of depth. My son would love this...Our kids will never appreciate the old 1970's arcade games after this :)

So far everything is enjoyable on the 7970, I'm surprised, but I have not spun up Elite or AC yet. 

I think kids platform games and simplistic god type games really shine in VR, it's like playing in a little toy store with animated characters running around you.  I can imagine picking up objects in the levels with the touch will take it to the next level in next iterations of games like these.

 

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Oh           my           god  !

good bye triples, hello VR

I just tried elite and AC..sim racing in VR was like a religious experience..WOW

@UNKLE I was getting 90 fps in assetto...played really smooth.

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59 minutes ago, sebj said:

Oh           my           god  !

good bye triples, hello VR

I just tried elite and AC..sim racing in VR was like a religious experience..WOW

@UNKLE I was getting 90 fps in assetto...played really smooth.

Haha. Now you see what I have been harping on about and why I don't have my triples anymore. There really is no going back to monitors after you have tried VR. 

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YAAAAAAAYYYY!!!! I loved reading this on a sunday at work. Cheered me right up. Cograts Seb!!! I'm stoked for mine. probably won't see a confirmation for shipping or order processing until august though lol. I ordered mine on May 8th. 

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Get excited it's mind blowing. I got to bed late because of it yet again. It has spoiled all my 2d gaming now. Can't wait to play an isometric RPG with this thing too. It's like a table top experience but with real moving figurines. 

Right now I can't stop hot lapping. With iRacing around the corner I am good as gone into the matrix

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Just gave iRacing a whirl in VR!! Lotus79 around Mount Panorama.

Amazing, mind blowing guys. The side mirrors work properly too. I'm getting up to 90fps in most places on my 7970 with all AA and AF turned off.

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20 minutes ago, sebj said:

Just gave iRacing a whirl in VR!!

Amazing, mind blowing guys. The side mirrors work properly too. I'm getting up to 90fps in most places on my 7970 with all AA and AF turned off.

You gotta give the Lotus 79 a try! - I've got work to do today, hopefully I'll get to some Vr racing tonight

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