Virtual Reality (VR) is about to sweep the world – as long as you can drop about $1500 to buy the gear necessary to turn you into an even more mindless clone who never leaves the couch. So, as your last act of freedom, why not build your own Virtual Reality PC and save about $500? Think of all the Cheetos and Orange Fanta you can stock up on with that kind of leftover dough…
DIY VR Power Supply
Virtual Reality eats up power and the 550W Deepcool 80+ Gold Certified ATX delivers the most efficient supply and is renowned for its reliability and low heat buildup.
DIY VR Quad-Core Processor
The 3.2GHz Intel Core i5-6500 is plenty fast enough and will last a few years, unlike graphics cards, which can become hopelessly outdated every year or so.
DIY VR Graphics Card
The 4GB PNY GeForce GTX 970 is the cheapest way to go because of its Maxwell architecture’s lower power requirements.
DIY VR Tower Case
There are literally hundreds of low cost options, but the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX mid-tower case offers plenty of expansion room. After all, VR is just in its infancy…
DIY VR Motherboard
The ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151, despite some minor limitations, remains as one of the most affordable motherboard solutions available on the market today.
DIY VR Hard Drive
The 500GB Toshiba 3.5-inch, 7200 RPM is a higher-end price solution, but, because it can be used in other builds, it’s best to splurge a bit.
DIY VR Memory Board
Again, the many options available make the G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 the most affordable solution and can be used in other builds.
DIY VR Solid-State Drive
For about $50, how can you pass up the 120GB Sandisk PLUS 2.5-inch SSD option? You just can’t…
DIY VR Operating System (OS)
Yes, Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) edition has its drawbacks, but it was made with VR in mind and still remains the OS 80% of the world is using in desktop PCs. Join the crowd into the Virtual Reality Cloud…