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can i get a pc or laptop for vr for under £400

daboss3105
Level 2
I brought the oculus rift thinking my newly brought nivida geforce gtx 1050 included laptop  would make it work but it doesn't.Any chance I can get something else for under £400?


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RiCHeeGee
Level 4
Yes, buy the following second hand parts from ebay - this system meets the recommended spec in most games and you can always upgrade the GPU when you have some spare cash. This is just under £400 in total and is everything you need to get started in VR. If you need help installing then message me and I'll help you step by step. If you can get an extra £80 you can get a GTX 1070 8Gb instead of the Radeon RX 480 8Gb but the Radeon is good enough.

Spec:

Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.1ghz
Arctic Freezer 12 CPU Cooler
X79T motherboard
16 Gb DDR3-1600mhz
AMD Radeon RX 480 8Gb
120Gb SSD (for OS and a few apps and games)
1Tb HDD (for everything else)
650W 80+ PSU
Mid-Tower case
Windows 10 x64 Professional

£386.07 - spare change for a keyboard and mouse.

System has enough USB 3.0 ports for your needs, you'll have to use a wired internet connection OR buy a wifi card/USB stick if you need wifi.

CPU: Intel i7 3930k (6 core 12 thread) you can overclock it to 4.1ghz on the motherboard below easy. £66.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Core-i7-3930K-3-20GHz-12MB-Hex-Core-CPU-Processor-SR0KY-LGA2011/123...

CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 12 £22.72 (check around, you may get one cheaper elsewhere)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arctic-Freezer-12-CPU-Cooler-for-Intel-LGA-1150-1151-1155-1156-2066-2011-...

Mobo: X79T motherboard £58.59
 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X79T-DDR3-PC-Motherboards-Desktops-4-Channel-2011-CPU-Computer-Intel-Moth...

RAM: 16 Gb DDR3-1600mhz RAM (4 x 4Gb) £42.98
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DDR3-Desktop-Memory-RAM-4GB-8GB-16GB-DDR3-1600mhz-PC3-12800-10600-1333-DI...

GPU: AMD Radeon RX480 8Gb £100.00
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powercolor-AMD-Radeon-RX-480-axrx-480-8gbd5-3dhd-8GB-GDDR5-PCI/3923721449...

SSD: PNY 120Gb SATA3 SSD £16.49
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120GB-PNY-CS900-SATA-III-2-5-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-BRAND-NEW-120GB/392218...

HDD: 1 Tb Hard Drive £19.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-CCTV-1TB-3-5-Sata-Hard-Drive/143343956702?hash=item215ff732de&_trkparm...

Case: Cheapest Mid-Tower full ATX with USB 3.0 on eBay £21.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATX-M-ATX-GAMING-PC-COMPUTER-MID-TOWER-CASE-FRONT-USB2-USB3-25-OFF/153007...

PSU: Antec 650W 80+ PSU £35.00
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antec-Earthwatts-650watt-PSU/153592361120?hash=item23c2d170a0:g:ZusAAOSwC...

OS: Windows 10 Professional x64 OEM £1.32 (Serial number only)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDOWS-10-PRO-32-64-BIT-WIN-10-OEM-GENUINE-LICENSE-ORIGINAL-ACTIVATION-K...

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RiCHeeGee
Level 4
Yes, I wrote a spec and gave you links to items on ebay but it looks like they've removed it - I'll PM you. Just buy second hand parts, you can build a 6 core i7 3930K, 16 GB DDR3-1600, RX 480 8Gb, 120gb SSD, 1tb HDD, Case, 650W 80+ PSU for under £400 and that'll meet the recommended specs for your HMD.

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sraura
Level 7
Maybe from ebay, if you find a great deal. Try searching for "vr oculus computer" there, but don't buy unless you're absolutely sure that you get what you want. VR ready is not always same as Oculus ready.
sidenote: if you have "rift s" instead of "rift", no chance.

Congratulations
Level 5
Wait for a sale you might be lucky, to get desktops cheaper or parts that are on sale. 

RiCHeeGee
Level 4
Yes, buy the following second hand parts from ebay - this system meets the recommended spec in most games and you can always upgrade the GPU when you have some spare cash. This is just under £400 in total and is everything you need to get started in VR. If you need help installing then message me and I'll help you step by step. If you can get an extra £80 you can get a GTX 1070 8Gb instead of the Radeon RX 480 8Gb but the Radeon is good enough.

Spec:

Intel Core i7 3930k @ 4.1ghz
Arctic Freezer 12 CPU Cooler
X79T motherboard
16 Gb DDR3-1600mhz
AMD Radeon RX 480 8Gb
120Gb SSD (for OS and a few apps and games)
1Tb HDD (for everything else)
650W 80+ PSU
Mid-Tower case
Windows 10 x64 Professional

£386.07 - spare change for a keyboard and mouse.

System has enough USB 3.0 ports for your needs, you'll have to use a wired internet connection OR buy a wifi card/USB stick if you need wifi.

CPU: Intel i7 3930k (6 core 12 thread) you can overclock it to 4.1ghz on the motherboard below easy. £66.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Intel-Core-i7-3930K-3-20GHz-12MB-Hex-Core-CPU-Processor-SR0KY-LGA2011/123...

CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer 12 £22.72 (check around, you may get one cheaper elsewhere)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Arctic-Freezer-12-CPU-Cooler-for-Intel-LGA-1150-1151-1155-1156-2066-2011-...

Mobo: X79T motherboard £58.59
 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/X79T-DDR3-PC-Motherboards-Desktops-4-Channel-2011-CPU-Computer-Intel-Moth...

RAM: 16 Gb DDR3-1600mhz RAM (4 x 4Gb) £42.98
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DDR3-Desktop-Memory-RAM-4GB-8GB-16GB-DDR3-1600mhz-PC3-12800-10600-1333-DI...

GPU: AMD Radeon RX480 8Gb £100.00
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Powercolor-AMD-Radeon-RX-480-axrx-480-8gbd5-3dhd-8GB-GDDR5-PCI/3923721449...

SSD: PNY 120Gb SATA3 SSD £16.49
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/120GB-PNY-CS900-SATA-III-2-5-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-BRAND-NEW-120GB/392218...

HDD: 1 Tb Hard Drive £19.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PC-CCTV-1TB-3-5-Sata-Hard-Drive/143343956702?hash=item215ff732de&_trkparm...

Case: Cheapest Mid-Tower full ATX with USB 3.0 on eBay £21.99
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ATX-M-ATX-GAMING-PC-COMPUTER-MID-TOWER-CASE-FRONT-USB2-USB3-25-OFF/153007...

PSU: Antec 650W 80+ PSU £35.00
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antec-Earthwatts-650watt-PSU/153592361120?hash=item23c2d170a0:g:ZusAAOSwC...

OS: Windows 10 Professional x64 OEM £1.32 (Serial number only)
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDOWS-10-PRO-32-64-BIT-WIN-10-OEM-GENUINE-LICENSE-ORIGINAL-ACTIVATION-K...

RiCHeeGee
Level 4
Yes, I wrote a spec and gave you links to items on ebay but it looks like they've removed it - I'll PM you. Just buy second hand parts, you can build a 6 core i7 3930K, 16 GB DDR3-1600, RX 480 8Gb, 120gb SSD, 1tb HDD, Case, 650W 80+ PSU for under £400 and that'll meet the recommended specs for your HMD.

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daboss3105
Level 2
Thanks for all the help,
thank you