Spending $600 on a VR headset is a lot and that's not all the expenses you have to consider. The Rift asks of high minimum criteria of your PC. So make sure if you are about to pre-order the Oculus Rift that your PC meet all the requirements. If that is not the case, you will probably have to spend another $600 or more to build a new system from ground up. A tool on the shopping page of Oculus scans the hardware of your PC and shows you what parts need to be replaced in order to run Rift well enough.
The recommended specifications by Oculus are:
Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greaterCPU: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greaterMemory: 8GB+ RAMVideo Output: Compatible HDMI 1.3 video outputUSB Ports: 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 portOS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
In Febraury, Rift-compatible PC bundles will be available for pre-order.Starting at $949, you have different set-ups to choose from.
Original story from January 4th:
On January 6 at 8am PT, pre-orders for Oculus' VR headset, the Rift, are opening on Oculus.com worldwide, Oculus announced today.
Every pre-order gets a nice bonus, too. The pre-order bundle comes with not only the headset but two games, Lucky's Tale by Playful and EVE: Valkyrie by CCP, which is just looking beautiful.
Additionally to the start of the pre-orders, Oculus founder Palmer Luckey will be answering questions in a Reddit AMA at 6pm PT. Updates on the price and the date of delivery are yet to be announced.
JerriKoe - Game on!