This blog posts seeks to answer this question as well as share with you the specs of the machine that I am currently building.
In a nutshell, to get the most of the Oculus Rift, your machine has to be able to render 1080p video smoothly. In other words, it’s got to be a little bit beefy. Below are the minimum requirements for the Oculus Rift that I’ve found online and a rough estimated price on decent components. I hope this will help people who are contemplating buying, understand how much cash they have to prepare.
Minimum Requirements for Oculus Rift VR Gaming Machine:
A desktop computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8, 2 USB 2.0 ports (at least one powered), and a dedicated graphics card Nvidia GTX 600 series or AMD Radeon HD 7000 series (or better) with DVI-D or HDMI graphics output.
In addition to the minimum spec it is recommended that your dedicated graphics card be capable of running current generation 3D games at 1080p resolution at 75fps or higher.
Specifications of my VR Gaming Machine
For those who have been following my blog and Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve partnered with Intel Australia who have generously provided me with the world’s fastest consumer i7 chip, the Intel i7 Extreme Edition 5960x! With this as the heart of the machine, I have put together a formidable machine that is now ready for the Oculus Rift.
Mr.Gadget VR Gaming specifications:
- CPU: Intel i7 Extreme Edition 5960x 8 Core Chip
- CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H110i GTX 280mm
- Video: ASUS GeForce GTX960
- RAM: RipJaws 16GB DDR4 2400Ghz
- Case: Corsair Graphite 780T Full Tower
- SSD Data Storage: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
- Power Supply: CoolerMaster V850
- Keyboard:Razer Blackwidow Chroma
- Mouse: Razer Deathadder Chroma
I’ll be posting up some performance test results in the next few weeks to show you how well this configuration does.
Please let me know if you have any questions that I can help with or want to share your own specs!
Are you looking to build a new VR rig too?