CyberPower Polaris Powered Gaming PC Bundled With Oculus Rift Might Be The VR Ready Deal Of The Year
Until midnight (Pacific) the exact cost is $999 with free shipping for Prime members. Considering the Rift alone normally runs $599 and the Radeon RX 480 streets for around $200, this is a really good bargain for anyone looking to jump into VR from scratch without the sticker shock that would normally follow. We're not talking about a wimpy desktop here, either.
The Oculus Ready desktop up for grabs (CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8020A) pairs the Radeon RX 480 with an Intel Core i5-6402P processor, a quad-core part that runs 2.8GHz to 3.4GHz and has 6MB of cache. It exceeds the original recommended CPU that Oculus laid out for a "full Rift experience," a Core i5-4590 equivalent or higher, which Oculus recently lowered to a Core i3-6300.
Other specs include a B150M chipset motherboard (a look around the web reveals it's likely an MSI B150M Bazooka), 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 Home, and a Wi-Fi USB adapter. Amazon is a little light on the overall specifics, but a glance around the web indicates this system also boasts a 600W power supply, 24X DVD burner, Cooler Master MasterBox 5 mid-tower, and gaming peripherals (mouse and keyboard).
On top of it all, the bundle also includes a $100 Oculus Store credit and EVE: Valkyrie (a code will be emailed within 48 hours after the Rift ships).
Let's break this down, shall we? The Oculus alone runs $599, while the Radeon RX 480 streets for around $200. Add in another $100 for Windows 10 plus the $100 Oculus Store credit and you've arrived at the $999 asking price. That's without factoring in the cost of the CPU, RAM, hard drive, optical drive, motherboard, case, power supply, Wi-Fi adapter, or peripherals.
The VR Ready gauntlet has been thrown, folks, though there isn't a whole of time to ponder. This deal expires at midnight on the West Coast and at 3:00 AM on the East Coast. Jump through here to check it out.