The Oculus Rift is currently available for pre-order but the big question is, can your PC handle the virtual reality headset with its current specs? For those who are curious, you’re in luck because there is a tool available via the Oculus website that you can download. The tool scans your computer to check if it is Oculus Rift ready.
As you can see in the screenshot above which I did for my PC, everything seems to be just fine save for the GPU. Now if you have bought yourself a more recent PC with a newer and better GPU, chances are you should be fine as well, but why take the risk when this tool will check your PC for you in seconds?
We suppose at the end of the day, unless you’re running a really old and really basic computer, you won’t need to go out of your way to make an upgrade. However if you are planning on squeezing out as much power as you can from the Oculus Rift, you might want to consider some pre-made options, such as those from Alienware.
The Oculus Rift is priced at $599 and is expected to make its way into the hands of customers come April 2016, so you’ve still got some time to address your upgrades.