My Quest 2 preorder will arrive soon. This will be my first VR headset. I know Quest 2 can be used for gaming wirelessly. But I also want to play high graphic intense game running from desktop PC. what PC spec should I consider to build a PC that can get the most out of Quest 2 without breaking the bank?
I already have Playstation 5 preoder on the way so this PC will be build solely for VR gaming and VR videos viewing.
Hi there--this is a great question. For a VR gaming PC build, I would start by looking at the recommended requirements on Steam for the VR games you are interesting in playing (and build something slightly better, most say a GTX 1070 or higher).
However, I would recommend waiting until you actually get to use the Quest 2 for a few weeks. I have the original Quest and have a gaming PC (RTX 2080). I found myself rarely using the link cable to connect the PC - even for games like Vader Immortal (which looks a little better with link--but note it's compressed video and not quite as good as what you would see in the Rift S or other PC VR headsets), because using the Quest wireless is so much of a better experience than being tethered with a cable. Watching Videos could be another area the Quest 2 could be fine without the cable, depending on how you are accessing them. Long term, more complex games should be coming to the Quest 2 (I have the 256GB version on order). However, I understand the desire to try out games like Alyx. It can be a little clunky getting everything setup with Steam via link, but it can work.
Can't go wrong either way--I'm excited to see what the improved Quest 2 can do, the reviews look great and being un-tethered is pretty awesome. Good luck!