When was the last time the time you just met the minimum requirements? You want your VR experience to be better than the minimum. Forget about optimization. You want power. You want performance.
I wanted to build something bigger and better. This is the quest for the best Oculus Rift VR PC build.
Get that credit card out, here we go.
Processor – Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K – Powwwwer. Doesn’t come with a cooler so you know it’s serious.
Cooler – Corsair Hydro Series H115i Liquid Cooler – Maximum cool. Radiator with dual fans. You may need to tweak the fan speeds or just wear headphones all the time.
Motherboard – MSI ATX DDR4 Motherboard Z170A XPOWER – Overclock as much as you want. Rock solid board with a great BIOS. Unnecessary amount of USB ports.
Graphics Card – GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 980Ti 6GB WATERFORCE – This is where the rubber meets the road. Stable even when overclocked. Spring for the water cooled version and grab updated drivers when installed.
Memory – Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB – DDR4 memory that can shed the heat. 16GB or 32GB, your choice.
Storage – Samsung 850 EVO 2TB 2.5-Inch SSD – Everyone loves a SSD. Make sure you don’t run out of room.
Case – NZXT H440 Mid Tower – Sleek case with excellent cable management and sound deadening. Display this proudly.
Power Supply – Corsair HXi Series, HX750i, 750 Watt – Make sure your components get nothing but the finest electricity. Powwwer for all that overclocking.
OS - Windows 10 USB Drive – About as exciting as Windows can get. On a USB stick for easy installation.
The Rift – Oculus Rift – Available directly from Amazon
That’s it. Buy it, build it, and get ready to do this all again in 12 months.