08/31/2022 (Wed) 17:06
VR is good for p0rn, and a few games like Half Life and Bone Breaker. But since you need to render 2 high resolution butter smooth pictures (one for each eye) it can be demanding, same demand as 4k video out (or more depending on the hardware you are trying to power). The best VR gear today is Valve Index.
RTX is a big graphics improvement for ambient light, shadows and reflections. Mid-end graphics cards "can do it" but in a limited fashion, only 3080 and above have it with a safe margin for future games.
The 3080 RTX is around 700 usd now, it's a decent price. But if you don't really care much about VR, RTX or 4k you can save a lot with a 3060 or even lower. (Just search GPU + The heaviest game you plan to play on youtube and see how it runs).
You will want a NVME SSD drive (it's the kind that plugs in directly in the motherboard, like a sideways memory stick, and has stupid read speeds), and you will want it to be at least 250GB.
This not only improves the system overall speed, but recent games are being built to take advantage of it (thanks to the new playstation and xbox having it built in).
If you store a lot of data, have a secondary disk drive for terabytes of space.
You will want above 16GB of ram, but you can get by with 8 if you want to just upgrade later down the line.