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Oculus Rift Available For Pre-Order at $599.99 – First Units Will Ship In March


Today was the day on which company has started taking pre-orders for Oculus Rift, surprisingly the price is much higher than expected, no less than $ 599. This is unfortunately not the end of bad news, the price does not include shipping, add the shipping and taxes so its exact price would be around $750, the same as a good gaming PC. For that price we will receive glasses (clear), sensors, remote control, cables needed for its operation, Xbox One controller, and two titles namely EVE games: Valkyrie and Lucky’s Tale.

Oculus Rift Available For Pre-Order at $599.99


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But the problem as mentioned above, is not only the price of the device itself, but also its requirements. For optimal performance, Oculus recommends no less than a Core i5 3570k with a motherboard that support 3 USB 3.0 ports, 8GB of RAM and a GTX 970 or AMD equivalent. Prior to purchase, store Oculus provides a tool to check that our system meets such requirements.

Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or higher
Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or equivalent from AMD camp
Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX 970 / R9 390 AMD equivalent or Greater
Compatible video output HDMI 1.3
3 USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 ports

Shipments are expected to begin sometime in April. If you are interested in buying from the web so first download an application that tells us if your system is powerful enough to be able to use them. What do you think about the price?