This has been long overdue. I originally built my HTPC back in 2015 from parts left over after I upgraded my gaming PC. So it was basically put together from PC hardware that came out in 2012. At some point in late 2016 got an Oculus Rift, so I put a Radeon RX 480 in there so I could play in a room with more space to move around. It has been more or less OK since then, but I would have occasional performance issues with some VR games, particularly occasional stutters and loss of tracking while playing Beat Saber. So with the release of the RYZEN 5 3600 for only $200 I thought it was a good time to ditch that old i5-3570K.
Here are the new specs of the HTPC/VR PC:
- AMD RYZEN 5 3600 6-Core 3.6 GHz
- Noctua NH-L12, Premium Low-profile CPU Cooler with Dual PWM Fans
- MSI MPG X570 GAMING PLUS Gaming Motherboard
- CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
- Crucial MX500 2.5″ 250GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- XFX Radeon RS RX 480
- CORSAIR CX-M series CX500M 500W
- Fractal Design Node 605 Black Aluminum/Steel ATX HTPC/Media Center Computer Case
- Windows 10 Home
So far I am pretty pleased with it. It plays all the VR games I am currently into great and the issues with Beat Saber are gone.