Fun fact: Gungnir is the Spear of Odin. This budget setup can do VR and 4K gaming. Sounds crazy for an under $900 computer, right? However, this system uses an 8GB RX-570, which can do VR and some manner of 4K. Granted, 4K gaming won't be at maxed out settings, but it is sufficient for entry-level 4K gaming, like indie titles or older games. While it may seem like this is a huge leap from Odin's Grace, we didn't expect to use a GPU for under $200 that was this powerful either. Seriously, the RX-570 is undervalued. Oh, did you want to game at 1080P MAX SETTINGS on EVERY TITLE EVER CREATED?!? This is the tower for you!
1) Phanteks Eclipse P400 Steel Red/Black case w/ Tempered Glass
2) Ryzen 5 1500X
3) Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming motherboard
4) Patriot Memory Viper Elite Series DDR4 memory 8GB (1x8GB) @2400MHz
5) 1TB Seagate BarraCuda hard drive
6) MSI Gaming Radeon RX-570 8GB GDDR5 CFX ARMOR graphics card
7) Corsair CX 650 watt power supply, Bronze Certified
8) Windows 10 Pro, Licensed
Note: M.2 SSD option below! This 128GB solid state drive will start your PC up in a fraction of the normal time! We'll put the operating system on this drive. The heatsink option will dissipate heat from the SSD to improve its health.
Note 2: You can upgrade the processor below (Up to the best Ryzen 5 first generation). The cooler for the 1600X is the Cryorig H5 Ultimate.
Ryzen 5 1500X (Default): This CPU will handle all your games effortlessly. With a clock speed of 3.5GHz and a boost of 3.7GHz, with 4 Cores and 8 Threads, you'll VR with no lag! This easily will hit the recommended settings for nearly any title, too. And if it doesn't, it'll boost up to meet those demands!
Ryzen 5 1600: This CPU ups the core count to 6 with 12 threads, similar to Intel's Core i7-8700! The base speed of this CPU is 3.2GHz and it boosts up to 3.6GHz. This CPU is great for high-core intensive productivity. Great for gamers who want bragging rights or anti-malware to run quicker.
Ryzen 5 1600X: This unlocked CPU runs a base of 3.6GHz and boosts to 4GHz, while still retaining its 6 cores and 12 threads. If you want the fastest processor while also having the most cores, this is the CPU for you. With the beefy and powerful Cryorig heatsink, you'll be able to push this CPU well past 4GHz. This makes the Ryzen 5 1600X a more powerful option than the Core i7-8700! TAKE THAT INTEL ELITISTS! (Definitely recommended for that maxed-out settings goodness)