Until today, the exact price of an Oculus Rift headset has yet to be confirmed. Last we heard, the company had estimated that buying the Oculus Rift and a PC capable of running the device will set customers back around $1,500. This is actually kind of pricey but the good news is that the PCs themselves aren’t.
According to the company who spoke at the Oculus Connect conference, it was revealed that they had teamed up with several PC manufacturers to create “Oculus ready” computers. Basically these are PCs that come with the necessary specs in order to power the Oculus Rift headset and according to the prices, most of them will retail for under $1,000.
So far companies such as ASUS, Dell, and Alienware will be producing these “Oculus ready” PCs, so gamers who are looking to get a new rig can check them out. That being said they don’t really require any special kind of hardware, so if you’re so inclined, you could actually try and build one for yourself for potentially less money.
Alternatively you could build yourself an even better rig. In the meantime the consumer version of the Oculus Rift has been pegged for a release in 2016, so hopefully by then we will have a fixed price for the virtual reality headset.