Upgrade this to run the Vive

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I built this gaming PC after getting advice (and the components) from here, it's not currently being used but I'm thinking of upgrading it to run the HTC Vive?

Is it worth doing do you think? A GTX 1070 and a new CPU and it would meet minimum spec?

Not sure what options would be realistic with the CPU actually. Hope you guys can give me some pointers.


Intel Core i5-3570K 3.40GHz (Ivybridge) Socket LGA1155 Processor (77W) - Retail

Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
MB-390-GI

Samsung 128GB SSD 830 Desktop Series SATA 6Gbs Solid State Drive - (MZ-7PC128BWW)

Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 1TB SATA 6Gbs 64MB Cache - OEM
OCZ ZT 550W '80 Plus Bronze' Modular Power Supply
CA-058-OC

Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel Kit (KHX1600C9D3X2K2/8GX)
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The CPU should be fine just overclock it, I'd also get another 8GB of RAM and maybe consider upgrading the PSU, it'll run a GTX 1070 and you're rig but I wouldn't want it going wrong. It's not worth upgrading to Skylake atm with Kabylake so near as the Ivy still manages.
 
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