Last week, Oculus VR announced that preorders for Oculus Rift-ready bundles for PCs will begin on Tuesday, featuring systems made by Asus, Alienware and Dell that are capable of providing users with a smooth virtual reality experience.
The Oculus Rift headset has a price of $599, so users should not expect the systems capable of supporting the headset to come cheap. The bundles start out at $1,499 for a limited time only, with some costing more than $3,000 for the ultimate virtual reality experience.
The cheapest bundle at $1,499.00 is the Oculus Rift + ASUS G11CD-B11 desktop package, which includes the virtual reality headset and an Asus desktop computer powered by Intel Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive. The desktop also packs an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card with 4 GB of dedicated memory to keep the virtual reality session running smoothly.
The most expensive bundle at $3,149.98 is the Oculus Rift + Alienware Area 51 Series desktop package, which in addition to the Oculus Rift, features the powerful Alienware Area 51 desktop with an Intel Core i7, 16 GB of RAM, a 2 TB hard drive and a 128 GB SSD. The desktop also has the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 graphics card with 4 GB dedicated memory, all within an ultra-efficient cooling shell.
The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset comes with the Oculus remote and an Xbox One controller, along with the virtual reality game Lucky's Tale. As a preorder bonus, customers will also get a copy of the video game EVE: Valkyrie.
The expected release date of the bundles is on April 25, with the listings coming with the disclaimer that the date is subject to change depending on the manufacturer.
Of course, users interested in the Oculus Rift and virtual reality can simply purchase the headset and build a Rift-compatible PC on their own, with this guide for assistance. For those that already have Rift-compatible PCs, all it takes is acquiring the Oculus Rift to be all set for virtual reality.