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Best Buy has the Oculus Rift VR Headset + HP Omen Desktop + $100 Oculus Store Credit on sale for $999.98. Shipping is free, otherwise select free in-store pickup as an alternative option. Thanks d4rndt
  1. Add HP Omen Desktop to your cart.
  2. Add Oculus Rift Headset (Black) to your cart.
  3. In the checkout screen the price will be reduced to $999.98 + free shipping
Note, you will also receive the free Oculus Game Bundle ($100 Oculus Store Credit towards games) in the final checkout.

HP OMEN Specs:
  • Intel Core i5-7400 7th Generation Processor
  • 8GB DDR4 Memory
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Graphics
  • 1TB Hard Drive
  • Ports:
    • 5x USB 3.0
    • 4x USB 2.0
    • 1X HDMI
  • Windows 10
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Add Oculus Rift and the HP desktop to cart and it will price down to $999.98 (save $300) and also add in the $100 Oculus Store Credit.

HP Desktop Specs - i5-7400, GTX 1060 3GB, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive

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If you can sell the PC for $500-$600, this is a pretty good deal - especially with the $100 Oculus store credit. I just prefer the superior HTC Vive without the closed ecosystem and console-era "exclusives" plus all the Facebook shenanigans and other crap behind the scenes with them.

UPDATE: I just realized this does NOT include the Touch controllers and extra sensor. If so, this is a bit colder of a deal as you absolutely need that to complete the package, and they were bundling them for free until recently (apparently trying to close the sales gap with Vive).

The touch controllers are an extra $99 and the additional sensor is another $60 (and it's sold out!). So it would appear that this "deal" is actually going to cost $1159 and not $999 as advertised.
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The problem is the fact that you want a constant 60fps for VR games. Also note that this is the 3gb version of the 1060 not the 6gb.
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Just want to clear a few things up, I am a rift developer and use one every day and have tried them with a variety of hardware configurations.

The 1060 GPU is fine as the recommended spec.for most rift games. The typical recommended spec. is the 970 for most rift games. Of course a 1080 will be better but they also cost a fair bit more and definitely not required to play rift games.

As far as fps you will want to run at 90 FPS ideally but they now have a technology where running at 45 is reasonable too. Rift games will run at 45, 90, or something lower (not playable)

In short the PC should be fine to run your Rift.

Also, don't bother trying to run with any older ATI GFX card, there is a high chance you will have issues with your Rift or Vive - the newer cards may be fine but I have seen too many with the cards a few years old 480 etc.

Hope this helps a few decide what to do!
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This computer won't run all Oculus Rift games well. Does anyone have any ideas for how to get the discount while returning the computer/ selling it?
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This computer won't run all Oculus Rift games well. Does anyone have any ideas for how to get the discount while returning the computer/ selling it?
For what its worth I just bought this(or im hoping so, hit wrong info on payment) and it gave discount to both items, in ny state so had taxes added but Rift was 384.61 and 615.37 for the PC, not sure how they deal with returns though, so just providing information, hope it helps.
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1060 is slightly slower than or on par with a 980. It should be able to run most vr games just fine, considering the older minimum requirements used to be a 970.
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Those specs arent great for VR.. coming from experience with similar specs..
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1060 is slightly slower than or on par with a 980. It should be able to run most vr games just fine, considering the older minimum requirements used to be a 970.
The problem is the fact that you want a constant 60fps for VR games. Also note that this is the 3gb version of the 1060 not the 6gb.
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1060 is slightly slower than or on par with a 980. It should be able to run most vr games just fine, considering the older minimum requirements used to be a 970.
Are you referring to Oculus? This certainly isn't the case for gaming
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If you can sell the PC for $500-$600, this is a pretty good deal - especially with the $100 Oculus store credit. I just prefer the superior HTC Vive without the closed ecosystem and console-era "exclusives" plus all the Facebook shenanigans and other crap behind the scenes with them.

UPDATE: I just realized this does NOT include the Touch controllers and extra sensor. If so, this is a bit colder of a deal as you absolutely need that to complete the package, and they were bundling them for free until recently (apparently trying to close the sales gap with Vive).

The touch controllers are an extra $99 and the additional sensor is another $60 (and it's sold out!). So it would appear that this "deal" is actually going to cost $1159 and not $999 as advertised.
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1060 is slightly slower than or on par with a 980. It should be able to run most vr games just fine, considering the older minimum requirements used to be a 970.
This is the 3GB, not the 6GB. Also hitting the minimum requirement on first generation VR games is really nothing to be happy about. Very quickly newer VR will be released and the minimum will increase.
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This is the 3GB, not the 6GB. Also hitting the minimum requirement on first generation VR games is really nothing to be happy about. Very quickly newer VR will be released and the minimum will increase.
In real world tests, the difference between the 3GB and 6GB versions is 5 - 10%.

Most games are only using about 3 GB in framebuffer on Ultra settings, but even in a game like 'Rise of the Tomb Raider' which is using a whopping 7.7 GB at 1440P with very high settings the difference between the 3GB and 6GB 1060 is only 6 fps:

https://youtu.be/fYNigmB6sWY?t=6m40s

Are there benchmarks showing the 3GB version struggling in VR games where the 6GB version is stable?

There's really only a couple games on the market that seem to show any appreciable difference between the two, and oddly enough they're poorly optimized console ports that actually don't use as much memory in the framebuffer as other games. Bump yourself up to 4K and the difference might be a little more pronounced but at that point why are you buying a 1060 because neither the 3GB or 6GB version is going to rock 4K, 60 fps, Ultra settings in the latest and greatest.

All this said, this is hardly the greatest setup on the planet for VR but it should be more than workable and seems like a pretty decent deal all things considered. If you're willing to turn a couple settings to hit a framerate that will produce a smooth experience then this could be your ticket.

I mean, I haven't paid attention to VR stuff because I'm not interested until it matures some, but didn't the Oculus itself cost like $600 or so when it came out? Furthermore, didn't AMD launch the RX480 as "The card for mainstream VR!"? The GTX 1060, regardless of amount of RAM, is faster than the RX480 in 90% of games today.

Not trying to start an argument and I have no dog in this show, just seems like people are down on a deal that when I saw the price was like "wow, that's pretty darn good!"
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The problem is the fact that you want a constant 60fps for VR games. Also note that this is the 3gb version of the 1060 not the 6gb.
3gb won't matter for most VR games. it helps with high res displays or high textures and VR isn't really either.
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1060 is slightly slower than or on par with a 980. It should be able to run most vr games just fine, considering the older minimum requirements used to be a 970.
the minimums are a bunch of BS. i had a gtx 970 and the few games that are available were NOT playable. i ended up getting a custom GTX 1070 and that did the trick.
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3gb won't matter for most VR games. it helps with high res displays or high textures and VR isn't really either.
Vive and Rift aren't very high res but they are a decent jump past 1080p at 2160 x 1200. I still agree that the 3gb vs 6gb 1060's won't be far off from the other.
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3gb won't matter for most VR games. it helps with high res displays or high textures and VR isn't really either.
2160 x 1200 is the current VR res. Not the highest resolution around, but I usually hear the 3GB 1060 shouldn't really be pushed higher than 1080p resolution, and that is for non-VR games.

I'm on a Vanilla GTX 1080, and it struggles sometimes still. When it struggles, it gets choppy and the motion tracking of your head gets worse. When that occurs, motion sickness is likely.

Optimization on most VR titles is pretty terrible and ideally, it always maintains 90 fps. This is apparently a tall order for even my GTx 1080

VR is awesome, but if you cheap out on it and it makes you sick, you'll hate it and never play it.
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