Two Nvidia GTX 980 Ti graphics cards ($1,000, roughly £750 or AU$1,350) The graphics card is the heart and soul of any VR-ready gaming PC, and unless you've picked up new hardware recently, yours might not be up to snuff. The right graphics card will keep you from feeling sick, so it's important to go with a powerful one. — To hit smooth, satisfying gameplay on a PC, you'll generally want your games at a frame rate of 60 frames per second. That means your PC is capable of pumping out 60 images every second; dip too far below that, and you'll encounter staggered, choppy visuals. For virtual reality, 90 frames per second is the holy grail. With high-resolution displays this close to your face, any lag or choppiness in movement is going to be magnified. Worse still, if the action doesn't react in time with your motions, you could end up feeling nauseous. And keep in mind, virtual reality needs to render the action twice -- once for each eye.
— Nvidia $600 GTX 1080
• Intel Core i7-6700K ($350, roughly £265 or AU$470)
But capable isn't good enough for our future-proofed rig, so we're heading right to the top of Intel's stack with the Core i7-6700K. This processor throws a few wrenches in the works. It's using a new socket type, which means we'll need a new motherboard to support it. It also supports DDR4 RAM. No self-respecting future-proofed PC should be without the latest in speedy memory, but that'll inflate the price of our build further still.
• The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 motherboard.
• HTC Vive Headset $799
HTC Vive VR Cover (Waterproof for Exhibitions / Sport) $29 https://vrcover.com/product/htc-vive-pre-vr-cover-waterproof-for-exhibitions-sport/
The HTC Vive VR Cover offers an easy way to keep your Vive clean. The waterproof Vive VR Covers are made from a soft leather like material (similar to what is used for high quality headphones) and are easy to clean. They are perfect for demoing or whenever you use one Vive with many people. Simply wipe down the headset with antibacterial wipes in between uses and you are good to go again.
The HTC Vive VR Cover set contains:
2 HTC Vive VR Covers 1 small carrying pouch
https://www.htcvive.com/eu/ HTC Vive $799.00
Avatar VR Desktop (SKU: 10792362) $1804.00
Black Cube Case w/ “Avatar” Etched Side Panel (Case Dimensions: 16.5” x 10.5” x 15”) 850W Power Supply 80 PLUS Gold Core i7-6700 Quad core (4 Core) 3.4 - 4.0GHz TB, HD Graphics 530, LGA 1151, 8MB L3 Cache, DDR4-2133 CPU Liquid Cooling System GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING 1607-1835MHz, 6GB GDDR5 8008MHz, 3x DP + HDMI + DVI 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 Memory PC4-19200 2400MHz CL15 120GB 540/520 MB/s 2.5-Inch SSD 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch HDD 3 x 120mm Quiet Case Fan, 1500 RPM, 81.5 CFM, 23 dBA, Black Blue LED Lighting Windows 10 Home 64-bit Silver Warranty Package (3 Year Limited Parts, 3 Year Labor Warranty & LIFETIME Technical Support)