best VR ready PC build

Best VR Ready PC Build 2020 – all Budgets

So you want the next level of gaming experience; VR, short for Virtual Reality. According to some opinions, this is the future of gaming, as new and better VR hardware hit the shelves. These days, a whole lot more games are released in VR-Ready formats, enabling gamers to immerse themselves into the game, with VR headsets. However, before you actually build the best VR ready PC build for gaming or for movies, you should have some basic information at hand. This is the purpose of this guide.

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Best VR ready PC build for Gaming or Movies – AMD Platform

AMD VR-GAMING BUILDS

Take your pick from 3 options – Budget, Mid-range and High-end builds

BUDGET AMD VR-GAMING PC BUILD

best VR ready PC build

PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Alternatives
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
AMD Ryzen 5 2600
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

Graphics Card Options Radeon RX 570

Alternatives
RX 5500 XT
GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Radeon RX 580
GeForce GTX 1650
Radeon RX 550 4GB
Radeon RX 560
GeForce GTX 1060

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Alternative
Seagate Barracuda 3TB

Boot Drive Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

Alternatives
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB

Alternatives
Patriot Memory Viper 4 Series 3000MHz 8GB
Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000MHz DDR4 8GB
HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 8GB

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Corsair CX Series 550 Watt

Alternatives
Thermaltake Smart 500W
Thermaltake Smart 430W 80+
EVGA 450 BR, 80+ BRONZE 450W
Corsair CX Series 450 Watt 80 Plus
SilverStone Technology 450W 80 PLUS Bronze
Rosewill Arc Series 450 Watt 80 Plus Bronze
EVGA 500 80+ Bronze 500W
GIGABYTE 80 Plus Bronze 500W
ROSEWILL Modular Power Supply, 80 Plus Gold 500w 
Cooler Master MWE 500 Bronze, 80+ 

Motherboard GIGABYTE B450 AORUS Elite Motherboard

Alternatives
MSI ProSeries AMD A320
ASRock AM4 MicroATX
Asus Prime B450M-A

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo

Alternatives
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Rosewill TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Gaming PC Computer Case

Alternatives
NZXT H210 Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case
Enermax LL30 RGB Mid Tower
CORSAIR 110Q Mid-Tower Quiet ATX
darkFlash Micro ATX
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511
Zalman T7 ATX Mid Tower
Cooler Master MCB ATX

Display Options Acer 21.5″ Full HD IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor

Alternatives
BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor
ASUS 23.8” Monitor, 1080P
Philips 32″ Curved Frameless Monitor
Asus Eye Care Monitor Full HD 27″ Frameless
ASUS 24″ ProArt Professional
HP 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor

VR-Headset Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset

Alternatives
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

MID-RANGE AMD VR-GAMING PC BUILD

PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

Alternatives
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Graphics Card Options
(Nvidia cards must be matched with a G-Sync monitor, AMD cards must be matched with Freesync monitor)
AMD Radeon RX 590

Alternatives
AMD Radeon R9 390
Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon Rx 5700 XT
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 980
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2070
GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 2TB

Alternatives
Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 6TB

Boot Drive Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD

Alternatives
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB

Alternatives
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 16GB
XPG Z1 DDR4 3000MHz 16GB
HyperX Fury 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
G.Skill RipJaws V Series 16GB DDR4
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 16GB 3200MHz

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus 

Alternatives
Thermaltake Smart 500W
EVGA 500 80+ Bronze 500W
GIGABYTE 80 Plus Bronze 500W
ROSEWILL Modular Power Supply, 80 Plus Gold 500w 
Cooler Master MWE 500 Bronze, 80+
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+
EVGA 850 80+ Bronze 850W
GAMEMAX Rainbow 750W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  

Motherboard MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen AM4 ATX Motherboard

Alternatives
Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) ASUS TUF Gaming Battle Box USB Gaming Keyboard Mouse Set

Alternatives
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Edition PC Case

Alternatives
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
MSI Premium Mid-Tower Case
NZXT H210 Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case
Enermax LL30 RGB Mid Tower
CORSAIR 110Q Mid-Tower Quiet ATX
darkFlash Micro ATX
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511
Zalman T7 ATX Mid Tower
Cooler Master MCB ATX

Display (Optional)
(Freesync Monitors must work with AMD Graphics Card while G-Sync Monitors must work with Nvidia Graphics Card)
LG 32″ QHD Gaming Monitor 144Hz (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 35” Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
MSI 32″ Full HD RGB LED Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
BenQ 34″ Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor (Freesync)
LG 38″ Nano IPS 1ms Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ QHD (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 27″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Strix 49” Curved Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Acer 49″ Curved DFHD Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Alienware 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X34 Curved 34″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Samsung 49″ Curved Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
Philips Momentum 43″ Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
AOC Agon 27” 4K Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
ASUS ROG Swift 34″ Gaming Monitor Curved Ultra-Wide (G-Sync)
VR-Headset Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset

Alternatives
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

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HIGH-END AMD VR-GAMING PC BUILD

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PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 

Alternatives
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

Graphics Card Options
(Nvidia cards must be matched with a G-Sync monitor, AMD cards must be matched with Freesync monitor)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Alternatives
AMD Radeon VII
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1080 TI 
Radeon RX Vega 64
GeForce GTX TITAN X 
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition
NVIDIA Titan RTX

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 3TB

Alternatives
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB
Seagate Barracuda 6TB

Boot Drive

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD

Alternatives
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2
WD Blue 1TB NVMe
Silicon Power 1TB NVMe M.2
Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe M.2 Extreme
Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD
Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB – M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 2TB 3D NAND NVMe
WD Blue 1TB NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

Alternatives
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB
G.SKILL 32GB Ripjaws V Series
HyperX Fury 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Seasonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850W PSU

Alternatives
GAMEMAX Rainbow 850W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 850W
Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus 
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+
EVGA 850 80+ Bronze 850W
GAMEMAX Rainbow 750W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  

Motherboard Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite

Alternatives
MSI Arsenal Gaming AMD Ryzen AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) Corsair Gaming K55 + HARPOON RGB Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Alternatives
ASUS TUF Gaming Battle Box USB Gaming Keyboard Mouse Set
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Thermaltake Core P1 Tempered Glass Edition Mini ITX Gaming Computer Case

Alternatives
Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Edition PC Case
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
MSI Premium Mid-Tower Case

Display (Optional)
(Freesync Monitors must work with AMD Graphics Card while G-Sync Monitors must work with Nvidia Graphics Card)
ViewSonic XG3220 32 Inch 60Hz 4K Gaming Monitor

Alternatives
LG 32″ QHD Gaming Monitor 144Hz (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 35” Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
MSI 32″ Full HD RGB LED Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
BenQ 34″ Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor (Freesync)
LG 38″ Nano IPS 1ms Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ QHD (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 27″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Strix 49” Curved Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Acer 49″ Curved DFHD Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Alienware 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X34 Curved 34″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Samsung 49″ Curved Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
Philips Momentum 43″ Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
AOC Agon 27” 4K Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
ASUS ROG Swift 34″ Gaming Monitor Curved Ultra-Wide (G-Sync)

VR-Headset Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

Alternatives
Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

Best VR ready PC build for Gaming or Movies – Intel Platform

INTEL VR-GAMING BUILDS

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BUDGET INTEL VR-GAMING PC BUILD

best VR ready PC build

PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options Intel Core i3-9100F

Alternatives
Intel Core i3-8100
Intel Core i3-9100
Intel Core i3-9350KF
Intel Core i5-9400F
Intel Core i5-9500
Intel Core i5-9600K

Graphics Card Options GeForce GTX 1060

Alternatives
RX 5500 XT
Radeon RX 570
GeForce GTX 1660 Super
Radeon RX 580
GeForce GTX 1650
Radeon RX 550 4GB
Radeon RX 560

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 1TB

Alternative
Seagate Barracuda 3TB

Boot Drive Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB

Alternatives
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB

Alternatives
Patriot Memory Viper 4 Series 3000MHz 8GB
Patriot Viper Elite Series DDR4 8GB
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 3000MHz DDR4 8GB
HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 8GB

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Corsair CX Series 550 Watt

Alternatives
Thermaltake Smart 500W
Thermaltake Smart 430W 80+
EVGA 450 BR, 80+ BRONZE 450W
Corsair CX Series 450 Watt 80 Plus
SilverStone Technology 450W 80 PLUS Bronze
Rosewill Arc Series 450 Watt 80 Plus Bronze
EVGA 500 80+ Bronze 500W
GIGABYTE 80 Plus Bronze 500W
ROSEWILL Modular Power Supply, 80 Plus Gold 500w 
Cooler Master MWE 500 Bronze, 80+ 

Motherboard GIGABYTE H310M Motherboard

Alternatives
MSI ProSeries Intel B365 LGA 1151
ASUS LGA1151 (300 Series)
GIGABYTE H370M DS3H LGA1151
MSI ProSeries H310 LGA 1151
Asus Prime H310M-E R2.0 DDR4 Micro ATX 
GIGABYTE B365M LGA1151

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo

Alternatives
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Rosewill TYRFING ATX Mid Tower Gaming PC Computer Case

Alternatives
NZXT H210 Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case
Enermax LL30 RGB Mid Tower
CORSAIR 110Q Mid-Tower Quiet ATX
darkFlash Micro ATX
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511
Zalman T7 ATX Mid Tower
Cooler Master MCB ATX

Display Options Acer 21.5″ Full HD IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor

Alternatives
BenQ 24 Inch IPS Monitor
ASUS 23.8” Monitor, 1080P
Philips 32″ Curved Frameless Monitor
Asus Eye Care Monitor Full HD 27″ Frameless
ASUS 24″ ProArt Professional
HP 23.8-inch Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor

VR-Headset Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset

Alternatives
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

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MID-RANGE INTEL VR-GAMING PC BUILD

best VR ready PC build

PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options Intel Core i5-9600KF

Alternatives
Intel Core i5 8600K

Graphics Card Options
(Nvidia cards must be matched with a G-Sync monitor, AMD cards must be matched with Freesync monitor)
GeForce RTX 2070 Super

Alternatives
AMD Radeon R9 390
AMD Radeon RX 590
Radeon RX Vega 56
Radeon Rx 5700 XT
GeForce GTX 970
GeForce GTX 980
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
GeForce GTX 1070
GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce RTX 2070

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 2TB

Alternatives
Seagate Barracuda 3TB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 6TB

Boot Drive Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD

Alternatives
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB

Alternatives
Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 16GB
XPG Z1 DDR4 3000MHz 16GB
HyperX Fury 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
G.Skill RipJaws V Series 16GB DDR4
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB DDR4
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR4 16GB 3200MHz

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus 

Alternatives
Thermaltake Smart 500W
EVGA 500 80+ Bronze 500W
GIGABYTE 80 Plus Bronze 500W
ROSEWILL Modular Power Supply, 80 Plus Gold 500w 
Cooler Master MWE 500 Bronze, 80+
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+
EVGA 850 80+ Bronze 850W
GAMEMAX Rainbow 750W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  

Motherboard Gigabyte Z390 UD 1151 Motherboard

Alternatives
MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA1151 
Asus ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard
MSI MPG Z390 Gaming PRO Carbon LGA1151

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) ASUS TUF Gaming Battle Box USB Gaming Keyboard Mouse Set

Alternatives
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Edition PC Case

Alternatives
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
MSI Premium Mid-Tower Case
NZXT H210 Mini-ITX PC Gaming Case
Enermax LL30 RGB Mid Tower
CORSAIR 110Q Mid-Tower Quiet ATX
darkFlash Micro ATX
Cooler Master MasterBox MB511
Zalman T7 ATX Mid Tower
Cooler Master MCB ATX

Display (Optional)
(Freesync Monitors must work with AMD Graphics Card while G-Sync Monitors must work with Nvidia Graphics Card)
LG 32″ QHD Gaming Monitor 144Hz (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 35” Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
MSI 32″ Full HD RGB LED Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
BenQ 34″ Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor (Freesync)
LG 38″ Nano IPS 1ms Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ QHD (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 27″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Strix 49” Curved Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Acer 49″ Curved DFHD Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Alienware 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X34 Curved 34″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Samsung 49″ Curved Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
Philips Momentum 43″ Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
AOC Agon 27” 4K Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
ASUS ROG Swift 34″ Gaming Monitor Curved Ultra-Wide (G-Sync)
VR-Headset Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset

Alternatives
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

HIGH-END INTEL VR-GAMING PC BUILD

best VR ready PC build

PART BRAND/MODEL
Processor Options Intel Core i7-9700K

Alternatives
Intel Core i9-9900KF 
Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Core i7-9700

Graphics Card Options
(Nvidia cards must be matched with a G-Sync monitor, AMD cards must be matched with Freesync monitor)
GeForce RTX 2080 Super

Alternatives
AMD Radeon VII
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1080 TI 
Radeon RX Vega 64
GeForce GTX TITAN X 
GeForce GTX TITAN BLACK
GeForce GTX TITAN Z
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition
NVIDIA Titan RTX

Storage Drive Seagate Barracuda 3TB

Alternatives
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB
Seagate Barracuda 6TB

Boot Drive

Samsung 970 EVO 1TB NVMe M.2 SSD

Alternatives
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 250GB
Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 250GB – M.2 NVMe
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA M.2
Samsung 970 EVO SSD 500GB M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 512GB 3D NAND NVMe

Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2
WD Blue 1TB NVMe
Silicon Power 1TB NVMe M.2
Sabrent 1TB Rocket NVMe M.2 Extreme
Samsung 860 PRO 512GB SSD
Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB NVMe PCIe M.2
Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD 2TB – M.2 NVMe
XPG Pro 2TB 3D NAND NVMe
WD Blue 1TB NVMe

Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB

Alternatives
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB
G.SKILL 32GB Ripjaws V Series
HyperX Fury 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Crucial Ballistix DDR4 32GB

CPU Cooler Bundled
Power Supply Seasonic FOCUS Plus Platinum 850W PSU

Alternatives
GAMEMAX Rainbow 850W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2, 80+ PLATINUM 850W
Corsair CX Series 750 Watt 80 Plus 
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+
EVGA 850 80+ Bronze 850W
GAMEMAX Rainbow 750W Fully Modular 80+ Gold  

Motherboard ASUS Prime Z390-A Motherboard

Alternatives
MSI MEG Z390 ACE LGA1151 
ASUS ROG Maximus XI Hero (Wi-Fi) Z390
EVGA Z370 FTW LGA 1151
ASUS Socket WS Z390 PRO 1151 ATX Motherboard
MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi 

Keyboard/Mouse (Optional) Corsair Gaming K55 + HARPOON RGB Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Alternatives
ASUS TUF Gaming Battle Box USB Gaming Keyboard Mouse Set
Logitech MK270 Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Havit Rainbow Backlit Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse Combo
Logitech MK550 Wireless Wave Keyboard and Mouse Combo
Dell Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Combo
Logitech MK710 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Best Budget Alternative
AmazonBasics USB Wired Computer Keyboard Mouse 

Case Options Thermaltake Core P1 Tempered Glass Edition Mini ITX Gaming Computer Case

Alternatives
Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Edition PC Case
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
darkFlash Phantom Black ATX Mid-Tower
ASUS TUF Gaming Mid-Tower
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P
MSI Premium Mid-Tower Case

Display (Optional)
(Freesync Monitors must work with AMD Graphics Card while G-Sync Monitors must work with Nvidia Graphics Card)
ViewSonic XG3220 32 Inch 60Hz 4K Gaming Monitor

Alternatives
LG 32″ QHD Gaming Monitor 144Hz (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 35” Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
MSI 32″ Full HD RGB LED Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
BenQ 34″ Ultrawide Curved QHD Monitor (Freesync)
LG 38″ Nano IPS 1ms Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X35 Curved 35″ QHD (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Swift 27″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Asus ROG Strix 49” Curved Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Acer 49″ Curved DFHD Gaming Monitor (FreeSync)
Alienware 34″ Curved Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Acer Predator X34 Curved 34″ Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
Samsung 49″ Curved Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
Philips Momentum 43″ Gaming Monitor (Freesync)
AOC Agon 27” 4K Gaming Monitor (G-Sync)
ASUS ROG Swift 34″ Gaming Monitor Curved Ultra-Wide (G-Sync)

VR-Headset Oculus Rift + Touch Virtual Reality System

Alternatives
Oculus Rift S PC-Powered VR Gaming Headset
Oculus Quest AIO VR Gaming Headset 64GB
Oculus Go Standalone VR Headset – 64GB
Samsung HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality Headset
HTC Vive Cosmos Elite Virtual Reality System
HTC Vive Virtual Reality System
HTC VIVE Pro Virtual Reality System
Pimax 5K XR OLED VR Virtual Reality Headset
Valve Index Headset
Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset

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Best VR Ready PC build – Essential Components

Building a VR capable gaming PC takes into account some basic hardware, such as a VR headset, and the PC components that support VR, such as the processor and a VR-Ready graphics card. Let’s look at the most important hardware components below.

PROCESSOR

You must get a VR-Ready processor; without which you cannot be able to enjoy your games in VR. You just have to look for the VR-Ready logo on the CPU box packaging. Most of the recent AMD and Intel processors are VR-Ready. You can check out this list for supported processors for VR Gaming.

GRAPHICS CARD

You also need a VR-Ready graphics card, because this is the major component that will push the visuals to your monitor. Even if your processor is VR-Ready, and your graphics card isn’t, then you don’t stand a chance of playing your games in VR.

One important consideration is to ensure your graphics card has at least two HDMI ports. This is because some games won’t work fine unless your graphics card has two HDMI ports; one for the VR headset and the other for your monitor. Overall, most of the recent graphics cards will handle VR gaming comfortably.

VR KIT

Definitely, you need a VR headset to see and participate in the action. There are lots of VR-headsets available, but some stand out.

In summary, major components of a VR system include the engine and software to power the graphical elements, the tracking which allows you to know your position in the scene, the hardware which allows you to view the scene, and the 3D data.

VR is a complex and integrative technology that borrows from many other technologies, such as real-time 3D computer graphics, tracking technology, sound processing,
and haptic technology, among others, therefore software development flexibility and real-time interaction is needed

Some of the major brands include HTC, Oculus, Samsung, Google, Pimax, Acer, Valve, and others. Please refer to the tables above.

RAM

You need a minimum of 8GB of RAM for a playable experience. For the best VR-gaming experience, 16GB or higher is recommended.

VR GAME

With the VR craze catching on, lots of games are going VR. The thing with VR is this; ever game looks great in it, whether the game is interesting or not on normal screens.

List of Best PC VR Games

Here is a list of some of the most popular VR PC game titles you should check out, by the way.

Title Headset Compatibility Developer
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Rockstar Games
Asgard’s Wrath Oculus Rift Sanzaru Games
Superhot Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Superhot Team
Half Life: Alyx Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Valve
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard  Valve Index, Oculus Rift Capcom
Boneworks Oculus Rift, Valve Index, HTC Vive Stress Level Zero
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Steel Crate Games
Tetris Effect HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Monstars Inc. and Resonair
Robo Recall Oculus Rift Epic Games
Elite Dangerous Samsung Odyssey, Pimax 4k, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Frontier Developments PLC.
Beat Saber HTC VIVE Cosmos, Samsung HMD Odyssey+, Valve Index Beat Games
No Man’s Sky Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Hello Games
Budget Cuts HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Valve Index Neat Corporation
In Death Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Sólfar Studios
Arizona Sunshine Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows VR headsets, and Oculus Quest Vertigo Games
Echo Combat Oculus Rift Ready at Dawn
Lone Echo Oculus Rift, Rift S Ready at Dawn
Star Trek: Bridge Crew  Oculus Rift, HTC Vive Ubisoft
Moss Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Polyarc
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Ninja Theory
Blade and Sorcery Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index WarpFrog
Eve: Valkyrie  Oculus Rift, the HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Valve Index CCP Games
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners  Valve Index, HTC Vive, HTC Cosmos, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Windows Mixed Reality  Skydance Interactive
Phantom: Covert Ops Oculus (Rift, Quest, Go), HTC (Vive, Pro, Focus, Cosmos), Valve Index, Google (Daydream, Cardboard), Augmented Reality, Samsung Gear VR nDreams
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality Bethesda Game Studios
Brass Tactics Oculus Rift Hidden Path Entertainment
Sairento Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Mixed Realms Pte Ltd, Swag Soft
Red Matter Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Vertical Robot
Distance Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Refract
Thumper HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Drool
Fallout 4 VR HTC Vive, Valve Index Bethesda Game Studios
Boneworks Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Stress Level Zero
Obduction Oculus Rift Cyan Inc.
The Talos Principle  HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Croteam
QuiVr HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Blueteak
Chronos Oculus Rift Gunfire Games
I Expect You to Die Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, Microsoft Mixed Reality Schell Games
The Climb Oculus Quest, Rift S, Go, Rift Crytek
Minecraft VR HTC Vive, Valve Index, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Mixed Reality Mojang Studios
Ghost Giant Oculus Quest Zoink AB
Space Pirate Trainer SteamVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Touch and Windows Mixed Reality I-Illusions
Stormland Valve Index, HTC Vive, Cosmos, Windows VR Insomniac Games
Job Simulator HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and Rift S, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Owlchemy Labs
Pistol Whip HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and Rift S, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Cloudhead Games
Project Cars 2 HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Valve Index Slightly Mad Studios
Rez: Infinite HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift and Rift S, Valve Index Monstars Inc., Resonair
Space Junkies HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Valve Index Ubisoft Montpellier
Vader Immortal Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift S ILMxLAB
Subnautica HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Valve Index ‎Unknown Worlds Entertainment
Vacation Simulator HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Rift S, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Owlchemy Labs
Trover Saves the Universe Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Squanch Games
Gorn HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Free Lives
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Rust Ltd.
Vanishing Realms Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Indimo Labs LLC
Serious Sam: The Last Hope HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Croteam VR
Sprint Vector HTC Vive, Oculus Rift Survios
Euro Truck Simulator 2 Oculus Rift, HTC Vive SCS Software
Final Assault Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve Index Phaser Lock Interactive
The Gallery Episode 1: Call of Starseed HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Cloudhead Games
Alien: Isolation Oculus Rift, HTC Vive The Creative Assembly
A Fisherman’s Tale HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Innerspace VR
The Room VR: A Dark Matter Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S, Valve Index, Vive Cosmos, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality Fireproof Studios
Batman: Arkham HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index  Rocksteady Studios
Fantastic Contraption HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Radial Games and Northway Games
QuiVr HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Blueteak
Megaton Rainfall HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index  Pentadimensional Games
Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality Resolution Games
Pavlov HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality Vankrupt Games
Wilson’s Heart Oculus Rift Twisted Pixel Games
Until You Fall HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Schell Games
Sairento HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Mixed Realms
Virtual, Virtual Reality HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index Tender Claws

Conclusion

As VR PC games continue to become more widespread and commonplace, you can’t go wrong building the best VR ready PC build, which we have taken the time to recommend for you. You should also check out our other build guides and reviews.

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