As you can see the setup is aimed towards High-end gamer and doesn’t fit into the budget of a casual gamer I guess.
Take a look at the price of recommended PC components
Processor : intel i5 4590 - $ 189.99
Graphics Card: Nvidia Gtx 970- $330
Amd R290 - $269
Compatible HDMi 1.3 Video output
RAM : 8 GB - $40
If you go with Nvidia root it cost approx. $559.99. And if you go with Amd, the price is approx. $500. This is just for 3 components. You need additional components that are compatible with your PC hardware like case, PSU, Storage, Mouse, Keyboard, OS, Monitor, Speaker...Etc. The remaining will cost Approx $500. And that’s a total of $1000. So you need to allocate approx. $1000 for the PC itself. You can directly buy oculus ready PC from various manufactures which cost around same price.
Plus the price of Oculus Rift is announced and its $599 in U.S
What’s in the box?
The Preorder contains Rift HMD, One Xbox One controller, one base station for spatial tracking and 2 games. Lucky Tales and CCP’s Eve: Valkyre.
Keep in mind that the Oculus rift has Specific games that are designed for it. Already released games won’t work without special driver updates.
In my opinion, Oculus Rift is a luxury that casual gamers couldn’t enjoy at the time. In the feature, this may become more affordable and fit into budget gaming.
And as for gamers with killer Machines, it’s a must have to start to enjoy VR in its full potential.