The best PCs for Oculus Quest 2 — which has been rebranded now as the Meta Quest 2 — and Oculus Link include the performance hardware needed to power the experience as well as the correct USB port for a proper connection between platforms. If you'd rather not go the way of a custom PC build, pre-built machines will get the job done. We've rounded up a bunch of the best PCs for Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Link right here.
The HP Omen 30L has a bunch of powerful hardware available inside its understated case, yet the price is fairly reasonable. Add up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor (CPU) with liquid cooling, 64GB of RAM, 4TB of M.2 PCIe storage, and an NVIDIA RTX 3090 GPU. The PC includes USB-A 3.0 and USB-C 3.0 for an optimal connection. This is one of the best PCs for Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Link thanks to plenty of configuration options and price points.
Newegg's ABS brand PCs are built well and generally come with non-proprietary parts, making it easier to upgrade down the line. The ABS Master ALI570 includes an 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400F CPU, NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD. That's more than enough to handle the Quest 2 and Oculus Link, and it's all available at a competitive price.
The Ryzen Edition R14 of the Alienware Aurora couples AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with AMD Radeon RX 6000 or NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs. You can equip a PC with more performance hardware than you'll ever need, but baseline models also start at a reasonable price. Lots of ports here for connecting your headset and accessories.
Build your own
The Maingear Vybe is the right way to go if you want a custom PC without building it yourself. Choose everything, right down to the custom cooling and overclocking. Get the latest CPUs from Intel and AMD, as well as the latest GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD. Plenty of ports on the custom case allow for easy connectivity.
The Dell XPS 8950 hides up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K CPU and NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT GPU inside a rather normal-looking case. If you're interested in a PC for your home office and don't want it covered in RGB lighting and glass panels, this is the way to go. The front of the case has three USB-A ports, USB-C, 3.5mm audio, and an SD card reader.
For all levels of gaming
HP's Omen 45L takes what we love about the 30L and adds a unique "Cryo Chamber" on top of the case. It houses the radiator for the CPU's liquid cooling, keeping the PC running at lower temperatures. And considering the obscene level of hardware performance available, that's a good thing. If you have a big budget and want a PC that can handle all levels of gaming, this is one to check out.
The Oculus Quest 2 (aka Meta Quest 2) supports Oculus Link, but you will need one of the best gaming desktop PCs for optimal results. Meta recommends at least a 4th Gen Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X CPU, 8GB of RAM, and modern GPU from NVIDIA or AMD. Depending on the hardware in your specific PC, the Quest 2 will be able to hit either 72Hz, 80Hz, or 90Hz refresh rates. The higher the better in this case, which is what we're rounded up here as the best PCS for Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Link.
The HP Omen 30L and the ABS Master ALI570 are both some of the best PCs for Oculus Quest 2 and Oculus Link. HP's PC has tempered glass and RGB lighting for a bold look, as well as plenty of configuration options and pricing levels. If you'd like to keep things within a certain budget, the ABS Master gets it done using retail parts that make it easier to upgrade in the future. Our review of the similar ABS Challenger (ALI598) has more information about the build process.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.
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