How Much Should You Spend to play Half Life Alyx?

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With basically the first "AAA" game dropping for VR loads of people will want a cheap rig to play it, but are you okay with min specs?
Half-Life: Alyx:
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  • Best part of this video was the cat :)

    Edward JamEdward JamVor Tag
  • I showed you my tip plz respond. Good graffiti!

    laenlaenVor Tag
  • 100 dollars that card? haha thats a good joke

    Calamity CruzCalamity CruzVor Tag
  • Hey linus I just built my first rig. I've got one issue. My mic wont work using the case from headphone Jack the head phones work but the mic dont any idea

    Ben GoughBen GoughVor Tag
  • Cables bukkake

    Vega PunkVega PunkVor Tag
  • 13:38 That's from Half-Life 1 lol

    KariKuriFox KKFKariKuriFox KKFVor Tag
  • Do they say what cpu that they use?

    Nathan BusterNathan BusterVor 2 Tage
    • 3900x, got it

      Nathan BusterNathan BusterVor 2 Tage
  • Have you tried playing VR games on Quest through Virtual Desktop wirelessly? I’ve heard it’s better than the LINK.

    Sr HSr HVor 3 Tage
  • Im spending $6,000+ on a new custom computer (after the new RTX 3000 series comes out) and the Valve Index. Getting the best of EVERYTHING. But this just isn't for Half Life lol

    Chris MChris MVor 3 Tage
  • I love the 2d intro more than the 3d one

    MGK64MGK64Vor 3 Tage
  • If 400 is entry level then I'm out.

    Zippity ZopZippity ZopVor 3 Tage
  • Far to costly for me

    Zippity ZopZippity ZopVor 3 Tage
  • Valve Index is now 2400.... Not 1000

    Russ WynnRuss WynnVor 4 Tage
  • over 200 steam notifications xD

    hakarthemagehakarthemageVor 4 Tage
  • Why does the screen flash when moving?

    Lemon LollipopLemon LollipopVor 4 Tage
  • so i take it i can play most vr games with a gtx 1080 with 8gb of ram

    ethan Comireethan ComireVor 4 Tage
  • What aboute 1660

    Mar SabMar SabVor 4 Tage
  • i think if someone actually wants to play half life alyx i think the cheapest card you can get is an RTX 2060 super from nvidia

    fadi6149fadi6149Vor 4 Tage
  • was he sick in this episode?

    pempers1885656pempers1885656Vor 4 Tage
  • 2:53 I was like "Oh sh! uff"

    Slayer DUDESlayer DUDEVor 5 Tage
  • Guess I'll be waiting five years for prices to drop or maybe I can loot a Valve Store, do those even exist?

    MerkinMufflyMerkinMufflyVor 5 Tage
  • i made an instagram page sharing realistic set up ideas! @spotlesspc i'm a huge fan of aesthetics in set ups and thought i would create a platform to share nice set ups when i come across them.

    Jared TanJared TanVor 5 Tage
  • Get a used GTX 1080 and a rift S and you're good!

    Tech Wiz MasterTech Wiz MasterVor 5 Tage
  • But what about running the index with a 1070?

    LukeAKLukeAKVor 5 Tage
  • unplayable with rtx 2080 i7 9900k but its with oculus quest plz dont buy oculus quest guy haha all update have made clean pc

    Felix GagnonFelix GagnonVor 5 Tage
  • Hey, give me your RTX 2080Ti. Thanks.

    Brad B.Brad B.Vor 5 Tage
  • What exactly happened to those 4 and 8k VR Systems?

    CryhmeTimeCryhmeTimeVor 5 Tage
  • I have an Oculus, but i'd never recommend one to anyone as their software is buggy as fuck, like with their virtual desktop pop out shit, that more often than not gives that yellow error warning with an exclamation mark preventing you from doing shit like bringing your stream chat browser window in to your VR stream. If you google "yellow exclamation oculus" you will see people have been experiencing that shit for years on mid to top end hardware, and Oculus shitty developers still cant iron that shit out. Also worth mentioning, why the fuck doesn't that shitty company even have in oculus stream integration for things like ReStream, Twitch, Mixer or DE-visions all these years in so gamers (who are meant to be their target audience) can interact with their stream audience? I'll tell you why because they don't want gamer's to stream on those platforms, they want them to stream to FAKEBOOK! Also i hate the fact like linus said that you have to use double the amount of resources having to run both Oculus software application when you're not even using a Oculus Store game. You launch your Steam VR game and that shitty Oculus software just boots right up , no shits given. Also I hate the fact that Oculus forcefully run all their Oculus services on your system in the background even when your not even running and VR games. The shit just runs! Another cunting thing they've made the rift do is automatically boot up the Rift store any time you move your VR headset...

    SOUK TVSOUK TVVor 5 Tage
  • The human eye can't even see High Fidelity brah.

    Stefan Etienne The Verrge RepresentativeStefan Etienne The Verrge RepresentativeVor 5 Tage
  • 13:34 hahahahaha

    Patrick WPatrick WVor 5 Tage
  • I dunno if an option but drawing and holstering sidearms-knife would be slick too. Also possibly seeing in VR the virtual clothes over you(mind would be blown)

    reppdogreppdogVor 5 Tage
  • Valve actually made it a point to do the work to support third-party VR to help protect the VR industry as a whole. One of the many reasons I actually like Valve

    DanBDanBVor 5 Tage
  • 0:25 almost looks like beard linus came from another time to give non beard linus that box

    LilSodiumLilSodiumVor 5 Tage
  • It would be great to upload these videos at 60FPS

    Yung KvzumaYung KvzumaVor 5 Tage
  • 2000

    Adam BrandfordAdam BrandfordVor 5 Tage
  • surprised linus didn't bust out the Raid0 Threadripper beast to play it on. or a pimax vision 8k plus. shame on him.

    Clanner JakeClanner JakeVor 6 Tage
  • Virtual Desktop is now superior to the Link with the exception of its set up, have to sideload through Sidequest then you're off to the races.

    GenWorldTVGenWorldTVVor 6 Tage
  • I always knew sponsors were important, but I'm sure this video was also sponsored by valve :p

    Robbie VercammenRobbie VercammenVor 6 Tage
  • for me Link and VD move kind same good. Could you make a real comparison between VD and Link?

    KevinKevinVor 6 Tage
  • In fleabay preowned GTX 1060 gets you up to 200 even TI and Founders ED of 1080 gets you 300-400 retail price (used-refurbished).. Wtf?

    SpartanX360SpartanX360Vor 6 Tage
  • It wouldn't be a LTT VR video w.o a beat saber mention

    Keilan HicksonKeilan HicksonVor 6 Tage
  • Should a GTX1660 ti on a gaming notebook be enough for a solide performance?

    J-WILL#55 WilliamsJ-WILL#55 WilliamsVor 6 Tage
  • Rate my setup please. Core i7 4790k Devils Canyon Quad Core 4.0gh paired with (when it arrives) Asus Rog Strix geforce RTX 2060 Super AOC edition 8gbGddr6. And 16gigs of ram. You see ultra or high fidelity being a problem for my machine? Waiting on the index as well.

    Alex QueipoAlex QueipoVor 7 Tage
  • I just have one question... WHY DOES LINUS HAVE 206 STEAM NOTIFICATIONS?! Like how does someone not check in that long of a time

    Jordan CooperJordan CooperVor 8 Tage
    • if you ignore it, it will pile up. I'm guessing he also has a reason why he or his family or his company has not turned off the notifications.

      Some PunkSome PunkVor 3 Tage
  • FYI, Alyx also seems to run well on a 980 TI if you are still rocking one of those. From the numbers the 980 ti and 1070 are almost tied.

    Tom FooleryTom FooleryVor 8 Tage
  • It would be easier to see the differences if you cut out the jumping into the menu part.

    Tom FooleryTom FooleryVor 8 Tage
  • i like your home cinema setup :)

    V.V. VLOGV.V. VLOGVor 8 Tage
  • Wireless streaming to Quest via Virtual Desktop and SideQuest is comparable to Link cable with the freedom of wireless. You must not be streaming over 5 GHz Wi-Fi with the router and PC in the same room as the Quest if it's not as good for you.

    Earl CoEarl CoVor 9 Tage
  • Linus didn't realize the fidelity settings DON'T change the texture settings, the little cogwheel bellow the fidelity settings gives slightly more settings to pick from.

    Raven DarkfurRaven DarkfurVor 9 Tage
  • This game doesn't use ray tracing so yea rtx is effectively useless unless you have one of all the ten games that uses ray tracing.

    Michael TMichael TVor 9 Tage
  • Would a RX 580 with a Ryzen 7 1700x work well?

  • I would recommend the rift cv1 for pcvr

    Wizard LizardWizard LizardVor 10 Tage
  • linus gtx 1080 ti does better than this rtx 2070 super here prob cuz the engine is from 1996 (quake 1 engine), it was only modified and probably isnt rtx friendly and valve might not even know that

    T Kayra S7 Edge2T Kayra S7 Edge2Vor 10 Tage
  • linus: spends thousands on playing hl alyx on 8k with lossless 60fps me: enjoys 60fps on a 1366x768 with gtx 970 linus, you're wasting money, realize it

    T Kayra S7 Edge2T Kayra S7 Edge2Vor 10 Tage
  • It should be mentioned that the Index controller is actually compatible with Vive pro tech!

    LyokomaniacLyokomaniacVor 11 Tage
  • What PC case is that? micro-ATX or Mini-ITX?

    Josh BJosh BVor 11 Tage
  • "Tunnel Bear!" I miss this. Lol

    NathanimationsNathanimationsVor 11 Tage
  • Welcome Back to another episode of I cant afford an RTX 2070

    Gm4n G4MINGGm4n G4MINGVor 11 Tage
  • i have an oculus rift and a gtx1070 so i should be good to go\

    darrelldarrellVor 12 Tage
  • this was incredibly useful

    Zed's DeadZed's DeadVor 12 Tage
  • Played half-life alyx on the quest and a

    BtomaekBtomaekVor 13 Tage
  • I have a quest but all the other components cost a lot dont they

    Hyper VRHyper VRVor 13 Tage
  • this is just making me nautious watching this

    VirenVirenVor 13 Tage
  • 13:34 that's Half-Life 1

    planeboy75planeboy75Vor 14 Tage
  • Glad I bought Oculus Quest this guy is a fucking idiot!

    funmakinmoney99funmakinmoney99Vor 14 Tage
  • am gonna make some great details and funny glitches and moments in Half Life Alyx in my channel coming soon!

    FantasyNeroFantasyNeroVor 14 Tage
  • My PC isn't rdy for this, but I'm used to playing pcvr below 60, and I don't usually get sick, so HLA will make my pc fall to its knees, and I'll just keep playing. With a quest. Using virtual desktop so I can bypass PC requirements.

    CringeLord4000CringeLord4000Vor 14 Tage
  • ohhhh, im here for tech tipps, but this 10 frames lush art needs more attention

    Jana SchifferJana SchifferVor 14 Tage
  • I feel so validated with all my PC VR hardware choices. I basically have all the components he mentioned as side recommendations. GTX 1080ti, Vive Pro with Wireless Kit, Index controllers. Unfortunately my 4 core i7 7700k HATES the overhead of the wireless kit. I guess you have to be Linus to not have a bottleneck somewhere. “Lemme just rifle through all my various VR setups and graphics cards I have stuffed in the entertainment center.” 😂

    Luke SykesLuke SykesVor 14 Tage
  • I'd get a rift but the one thing I will not deal with is anything less then 90Hz I've been thinking of the Vive with inside out tracking.

    Lasky LabsLasky LabsVor 15 Tage
How Much Should You Spend to play Half Life Alyx?