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Looking to build VR ready gaming PC? Check out this guideline.

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Written by Techview

February 15, 2022

VR PC Building

Virtual Reality (VR) gaming is one of the most popular applications of VR technology. With the increasing popularity of VR, there are plenty of games to choose from, for instance, Beat Saber, Half-Life and many more. However, not all PCs are able to run VR games smoothly.

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your CPU is up to standard. If your CPU can’t keep up with the graphical requirements for a game, it will result in low frame rates and choppy graphics which can ruin the experience and you would probably get motion sickness.

A powerful GPU is also needed for VR gaming as it needs more pixels than a traditional 2D monitor would require. This is to ensure the GPU is pushing enough good and consistent frame times. Meaning each frame will be displayed on the screen for roughly the same amount of time for smooth animations without stutters.

VR Gaming PC Requirements

Check the recommended specifications on the VR headset manufactures website. Here is the summary of PC requirements of most popular VR headsets.

HTC Vive Pro 2 Headset

Official site: https://bit.ly/3riPlmy

 Minimum computer requirements for Vive Pro 2
ProcessorIntel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 1500 equivalent or better
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or better
Memory8 GB RAM or more
Operating SystemWindows 10
USB Port1x USB 3.0 or newer
Video OutputDisplayPort 1.2 or newer
 Recommended computer specification for Vive Pro 2
ProcessorIntel Core i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 1500 equivalent or better
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 / AMD Radeon RX 5700 equivalent or better
Memory8 GB RAM or more
Operating SystemWindows 10
USB Port1x USB 3.0 or newer
Video OutputDisplayPort 1.4 or newer required to use headset’s full resolution

Valve Index

Official site: https://bit.ly/3FjgVW5

 Minimum computer requirements for Valve Index
ProcessorDual Core with Hyper-Threading
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD RX480
Memory8 GB RAM or more
Operating SystemWindows 10, SteamOS, Linux
USB Port1x USB 2.0 or newer
Video OutputDisplayPort 1.2 or newer
 Recommended computer specification for Valve Index
ProcessorQuad Core+
Graphics CardNvidia GeForce GTX 1070 or better
Memory8 GB RAM or more
Operating SystemWindows 10, SteamOS, Linux
USB PortAvailable USB 3.0 or never Port required for Headset Pass-Through Camera
Video OutputDisplayPort 1.2 or newer

Oculus Quest 2

Official site: https://ocul.us/3fhnxcZ

Oculus Quest 2 does not tether like other VR headsets, so you can move around freely without worrying about tripping over the wires. However, if you want to access Rift library of with Quest 2, you need to connect the headset to your PC.

 Minimum computer requirements for Oculus Quest 2
ProcessorIntel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X or greater
Graphics CardRefer to GPU tables
Memory8 GB RAM or more
Operating SystemWindows 10
USB Port1x USB 2.0 or newer
Video OutputDisplayPort 1.2 or newer

VR Gaming Port Requirement

Besides the basic requirements listed as above, you need to be highlighted on the USB ports and display port compatible with the VR headset. VR gaming port requirement setup to have an USB3.0 port, as well as a display port minimum 1.2.

Virtual Reality gaming is an exciting new frontier in PC gaming. It is an immersive experience that offers the player a completely different perspective on the game. We hope this guide will help you get started with VR, and make sure you don’t miss out on any of these amazing games.

If you find it is difficult to assemble your own VR gaming PCs and end up spending way too much time on it. You are advised to work with our experience expertise to build your customize VR Gaming PC.

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