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Should junker Buy the Valve Index Kit with Half-Life: Alyx for $999

No, I am a troglodyte and a Luddite and think VR is a fad.
6 (54.5%)
Yes of course. VR is the present as well as the future.
5 (45.5%)

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Voting closed: December 14, 2019, 08:46:04 PM

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Offline junker

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should junker waste money?
« on: December 12, 2019, 08:46:04 PM »
After having saved so much money buying a reasonably spec'd gaming PC, I want to throw some money away. Should I buy the Valve Index kit?

Pros:
- It is amazing.
- It would force Rushy to buy one.

Cons:
- $999 for a box that straps to your head with a couple fancy joy cons.
« Last Edit: December 12, 2019, 08:51:39 PM by junker »

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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2019, 09:06:09 PM »
Why don't you ask our resident expert in sound financial purchases, Rushy?
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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2019, 09:07:30 PM »
Why don't you ask our resident expert in sound financial purchases, Rushy?

He specifically told me no already, because he would be forced to buy one.

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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2019, 09:08:24 PM »
Why didn't you either buy a better monitor or a CPU with more threads if you had money left over?
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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2019, 09:15:24 PM »
Why didn't you either buy a better monitor or a CPU with more threads if you had money left over?

I mean, I can afford a 9900K/2080ti/(other expensive parts here) system and a top end monitor with my discretionary income. But I don't have all that much time to game anyway so I wanted to find a good balance on performance and value. More threads or a better monitor won't let me experience VR. I want experiences.

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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2019, 09:25:42 PM »
I want experiences.
Download Grinder.
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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2019, 09:27:12 PM »
Get the index and tell me how good it is. I'll end up getting one, but not until Summer of next year.

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Re: should junker waste money?
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2019, 10:18:42 PM »
Get it, well worth it. I still wish I'd waited for the Index instead of spending more money on the vive pro but it was still well worth it to me at least. Although it really depends on what kind of games you like.
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