Oculus has announced a series of Oculus Ready PC bundles that have been “battle tested and certified by Oculus to deliver an incredible Rift experience.” The first bundles will go on sale February 16 at Best Buy, Amazon, and the Microsoft Store starting at $1499USD at 8am Pacific Time, and feature desktops from ASUS, Alienware, and Dell.
Each bundle includes an Oculus Ready PC, bundled with an Oculus Rift headset, sensor, remote, Xbox One controller, EVE: Valkyrie Founder’s Pack, and Lucky’s Tale. For those who have already pre-ordered Rift, you’ll be able to purchase a discounted Oculus Ready PC depending on your country and region. You can check your order status and opt into offers once offer codes appear on your order status page on February 16.
For those of you with an existing computer system, you can use the Oculus compatibility tool to check if your current setup is ready for Oculus Rift. Oculus recommends the following hardware for the full Rift experience:
- NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
- Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
- 8GB+ RAM
- Windows 7 SP1 or newer
- 2x USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture
Oculus currently lists three ASUS options, three from Alienware, and one from Dell with specifications as can be seen in the graphics below.
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