How to build a VR-ready gaming PC

Want a mighty gaming rig for your new VR headset? Here's how to build one for under US$1500...

How to build a VR-ready gaming PC

Once you've tried virtual reality, you'll never want to go back to the real world ever again.

While the likes of Google Cardboard and the Samsung Gear VR are great introductions to VR, they're mere toys compared to the next-gen gaming experience of the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.

Of course, if you want to dive into the weird and wonderful world of proper VR, you're going to need a decent gaming rig to begin your journey. 

Here's a recipe for a sub-US$1500 gaming PC that should handle everything the latest VR headsets throw at it. Time to cook ourselves some tech...


What you'll need


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